Ted Butler

Articles by Ted Butler

Years ago, Jimmy Stewart played the lead in a movie titled, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In this case, it was Mr. Butler goes to Washington. Who did you meet with? A: I met with the senior staff responsible for regulatory matters for...
Most of us understand what a cartel is, namely, a single entity or small group, acting in consort, for the designed purpose of imposing a price on a commodity different than what the free market may dictate. Prominent examples would...
The enclosed correspondence is self-explanatory. I wrote to the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) first thing Monday morning, to protest their arbitrary and obscene margin increases in their palladium contract. They are obviously...
In a stunning outcome that captured headlines around the world, six very ordinary people rendered a $145 Billion verdict against US tobacco companies. Notwithstanding appeals and other legal maneuverings, the jury, after a two year trial,...
Although I have never been part of the organization, I've watched the founding and development of GATA (the Gold-Anti Trust Action Committee) with great interest and hope. GATA seemed to grasp the real issue of manipulation in the gold and...
On May 24, the Silver Institute issued a press release, highlighting the particulars of its World Silver Survey 2000, created for them by Gold Fields Mineral Services (GFMS). The release can be found at http://www.silverinstitute.org/news/...
I've developed a bad habit lately - I don't answer a lot of my e-mail. I feel bad about it because I want to answer, but I can't. That's because the e-mails invariably ask specific investment advice, or questions concerning specific...
In another stunning display of a metals market going out of control, the New York Mercantile Exchange's April Platinum contract entered the Commodity Hall of Shame this week. Over a two-day period, the contract rocketed 60%, from under $...
Let me stick my neck out here - I think that the news of Handy & Harman's bankruptcy is among the most important events in the silver market of the past fifty years, up there with the US removing silver from coinage, the Hunt Brothers...
My last few articles have generated much greater volumes of e-mail than usual. The vast majority have gone unanswered by me. Invariably, I am asked which mining stocks should be bought, based on their hedge position. The other question is...

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The 1849 Gold Rush sped up California's admission to the Union as the 31st state in that year.