As we detailed below, various executives from bullion dealers have explained that huge demand has left them with no supply (and no source) for physical silver.
And while silver futures prices (paper silver) have 'stabilized' modestly during the day...
Simply put, the establishment can print all the paper silver it wants, but there is no physical supply... and that likely ends badly for those attempting to suppress reality for too long.
As we noted over the weekend, online bullion dealers saw such huge demand for silver ahead of today's moves as 'Reddit-Raiders' prepared to take aim at the precious metals markets.
Over the weekend, Tyler Wall, the CEO of SD Bullion wrote the following (emphasis ours):
In the 24 hours proceeding Friday market close, SD Bullion sold nearly 10x the number of silver ounces that we normally would sell in an entire weekend leading to Sunday market open.
In a normal market, we normally can find at least one supplier/source willing to sell some ounces over the weekend if we exceed our long position (the number of ounces we predict we will sell over the weekend).
However, everyone we talk to is afraid of a gap up at Sunday night market open.
This is about ready to get really interesting as there was very little inventory left from suppliers/mints going into Friday close.
Our direct AP supplier informed us after close on Friday that the "US Mint will be on allocation for the remainder of Type 1" (Current Silver Eagle Design).
Our sales for the month of January exceeded any one month last year during the heart of the pandemic. It was an all-time record month in our company history.