How and why the futures market misrepresents the true value of Gold and Silver

The world discovers the price of commodities via the futures market, where different commodities can be bought and sold almost 24 hours a day. Each transaction represents a contract, at the end of which, the underlying commodity has to be physically delivered or settled in cash. This price discovery mechanism makes complete sense to find the market value of commodities, but utterly fails for Gold and Silver.

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Four different approaches to measure the price of Silver

Silver is widely regarded by the mainstream and financial media as a mere commodity and its true value is often unacknowledged. Silver has been dubbed “The indispensable metal” in virtue of its physical properties and conductivity.

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