The Silver Market Basket Case Silver bullion investors often feel as if they have become a basket case. As an investment class, they are increasingly growing weary of the suppressive manipulation that characterizes today’s silver market. To the outside observer, the situation in the silver market could seem even more confusing and grotesque. What is a basket case, you might ask? The term “basket case” is typically applied to someone or something that is in a completely hopeless or useless condition. It apparently originated during the First World War to describe fighters whose arms and legs had been removed by explosions or surgical amputation. A basket could be used to carry the torso and severed limbs of such unfortunates. The Silver Market’s Severed Limbs When you define the term “basket case” and apply it to the silver market, it actually does seem to fit the current situation. Each of the four characteristics below represent the severed limbs of the silver market: 1) Price Suppression: A multi-‐decade long mispricing due to blatant and now overt price management that reigns over short to medium term silver valuations. This policy causes counter-‐intuitive silver price moves and further baffles the innocent investors seeking safety from long term inflation due to loose monetary policy and an un-‐backed paper currency. Read the rest of the article.