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Silver Is Precious, Margins Are Dear

  • Liquidity risk, while less of a concern today than structural and solvency issues, still plays a role in futures trading as evidenced by this week’s margin increase in silver futures.
  • A confluence of bullish factors have supported the markets, from the weakening U.S. dollar, to the re-emergence of eurozone sovereign concerns, and fears of currency debasement, led by the Fed's recent US$600 billion QE2.
  • Silver volatility also continues to increase, along with the overall precious metals complex.
  • We are confident that in light of greater volatility in gold and the other precious[...]

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