to review the fundamentals from time to time. It is important to not only study the
current supply and demand for silver and gold, but potential demand. This potential demand is the total
amount of money and/or assets that could be sold to buy silver, and is
reflected in this study. Of the
two, current vs. potential, I think potential demand is far more important,
because it shows the potential change and likely change that will increase
the value of silver.
these figures in 2003, 2006, 2008, (links to prior years can be found
) and now here's another update in 2012.
Following each figure is the source and YEAR of the info. The source and YEAR is very important. Sometimes, the source is several years
old, because this kind of data is hard to gather. For many years, it was extremely
difficult to source the world bond market size, or the size of total issued
and printed money. In my prior
reports, I've seen many people re-post my work without listing a source which
then makes it difficult for me to later track down current info, because when
doing a google search, I encounter people just
re-posting my data, without listing either the source or year! Therefore, if you copy this data,
please acknowledge this as a source, and link back to www.silverstockreport.com/2012/money-chart-2012.html
, and source the year! The source
is important not only for future research, but so you can verify the data,
and see that I'm not making these things up. There really are very many things that
are completely over valued, especially when
compared to real money, which is silver, and gold.
It should be
noted that M3, a measure of money in the banks, was discontinued by the
Federal Reserve a few years ago, probably because the number was increasing
so fast, it was embarassing.
For my European
readers, or American readers who forgot the numerical definition of very
1 Trillion dollars
1,000,000,000: 1 Billion dollars
1,000,000: 1 Million dollars
outstanding of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, end-June 2011, Table 19
Gross Domestic Product (annual) (2011, CIA)
Domestic debt securities
amounts outstanding, all issuers, Sept 2011, Table 16A
Capitalization of Listed Companies, 2011
Debt securities, all issuers, all countries, Dec. 2011 Table 11
Debt (of the U.S. Government) May 7th, 2012
US GDP (Gross
Domestic Product) (Value of Annual Economy of the United States) 2011
GDP (PPP) Purchasing Power Parity, 2012
Historical Gold Production up to 2012
tonnes (2012) x 32,151oz/tonne = 5,465,670,000 oz.
Spending -- Fiscal year 2011
Annual World Oil Production, April 2012, est.
barrels/day, at $98/barrel x 365 day/year = $3,219,300 million = $3.2
(side note, the
world did NOT hit peak oil production at any time since 2005, when the world
production was 78 million barrels/day)
Deficit of the United States federal government -- Fiscal year 2011
Historical Silver Production up to 2012
ounces, at $30/oz. = $1,410 billion
(2008 annual yearbook)
Note the switch
from trillions to billions now.
Market Cap of
(Note, when a
company is "worth" more than all the gold that the nation has, I
think that company is over valued.)
ounces at $1640/oz. = $428 billion
independently audited since before 1960's)
(144 billion) June 2011
Derivatives (Other Precious Metals)
Outstanding of OTC (Over the Counter [non-reportable]) -- Commodity Linked
Derivatives -- Table 22A
World 2010 Gold
2500 tons x
29,167 troy oz/ton = 72,917,500 oz. x $1640/oz. =
Silver Mine Production:
ounces, at $30/oz. = $23 billion
Silver Investment Demand
100 million oz.
x $30/oz. = $3 billion
USA 2011 Silver
Eagle Coin Demand
40 million oz.
x $30/oz. = $1.2 billion
Now, we move
down from billions to millions
profit for all US Coin Dealers on selling Silver Eagles at 1% (after costs)
of 1.2 billion
annual profit per coin dealer for selling Silver Eagles:
$12 million divided
coin dealers in the USA: 4000
silver coins with "high premiums" is a scam, it's the least costly
scam in the monetary universe, in other words, selling honest silver as money
is the most honorable business in the world. In fact, it might just also be among
the least profitable of businesses to enter.
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We are a small
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often faster than our suppliers, as we put product in the mail either the
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Market Cap of
Total Public Companies, listed and sorted by largest national totals, 2011
advise you to take possession of real gold and silver, at anywhere near
today's prices, while you still can. The fundamentals indicate rising
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