Ted Butler

Articles by Ted Butler

If you have read any of my previous articles, you know I'm pretty consistent with my theme - the gold and silver markets have been manipulated for the past decade and a half by the twin forces of the lending of precious metals and the...
A number of market observers have noted that the current excitement in the silver market is occurring exactly one year after Warren Buffett's announcement of his big silver purchase. Last year at this time the price of silver surged and...
Over the past year or so, I have observed a marked increase in the references made about leasing in regards to the precious metals markets. Analysts and commentators attempt to describe its impact on the market, estimations are made on the...
A practical definition of the word shortage as it pertains to a tangible commodity would evolve around supply being insufficient to meet demand. A more precise definition would refine the meaning of that insufficiency to apply to the...
Many years ago, a friend and client with whom I've unfortunately lost contact, would recount his experiences growing up behind the Iron Curtain in Romania. One curious aspect of his recollections were about the many stores and shops that...
It does not occur anywhere near frequently enough, but when it does, the objective seeker of truth is potentially richly rewarded. It banishes boredom, it chases conformity, and it stimulates serious reflection. The "it" to which I am...
Silver bulls everywhere should take a moment and nod an appreciation of thanks for a great favor rendered towards Warren Buffett, the fabled investment genius, for his recent foray into the silver market. It is no small matter of...
I really hadn't planned on writing another gold/silver lease scam piece for awhile, but I happened to read Martin Armstrong's article of 1/28/98, and I got the feeling he was taking issue with my contention that the silver lease con was...
Fifteen years is a long time. In the financial world it is an eternity. Take a moment and reflect on what your life was like then, fifteen years ago. What did the world look like and what prices were assigned to the various asset classes....
The movie was childish, zany, gross and moronically hilarious. OK, I admit it - I loved it. There were just too many funny skits to recall all, but the dead bird repaired with scotch tape, the snowball fight and the scene where the bad guy...

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