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David Jensen: We Are In The End-Stages of Bullion Banks Ability to Modulate the Silver Price

In this episode of Palisades, Tom Bodrovics welcomes back metals analyst David Jensen to discuss the volatile gold and silver markets, with a focus on the London market’s reliance on promissory notes for trading and its potential physical supply issues leading to risks of default. They also touch upon the large trading volumes in London, deficits in the silver market, increasing demand from China, and concerns over retail investors influencing silver prices due to ETF manipulation and rehypothecation.

David shares his perspective on factors affecting the silver market during the 2020-2021 silver squeeze, including inventory disappearance in China, Shanghai exchange’s influence, potential catalysts like central banks buying gold or conflicts, and the City of London’s involvement in a longstanding global gold and silver fraud.

The conversation further explores the impact of various factors on gold and silver markets, including concerns about transparency regarding lease rates, central bank sourcing of metal, and potential consequences for major banks if they cannot cover contract losses. Overall, Jensen emphasizes the importance of understanding the significance of physical supply issues in the metals market and staying informed to avoid ignoring important matters.

Time Stamp References:
0:00 – Introduction
0:37 – Re-hypothecation & London
7:17 – Bullion Banks & Physical
13:20 – Paper Ponzi?
15:08 – ETF Drawdowns & Supply
17:23 – Jeff Currie Comments
19:00 – Bullion & China Influence
23:17 – News Driven Catalysts
26:30 – Money Supply & Bank Buying
29:15 – Demand Picture & Drawdowns
30:35 – C.B. Metal Sourcing?
32:22 – Debt & The Silver Lynchpin
39:12 – Media & Reaching People
41:08 – Wrap Up

Talking Points From This Episode

  • David discusses volatile gold and silver prices due to physical supply issues in the London market.
  • Jensen warns of potential risk of default from reliance on promissory notes in London gold and silver trading.
  • He highlights significant deficits and dwindling inventories in the silver market, which will eventually cause a crisis.

Guest Links:
Jeff Currie Video:

David Jensen, P.Eng., LL.B., MBA, is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He worked through 1993 on the F-5 Fighter Overhaul program and the Bombardier Regional Jet programs. Mr. Jensen then graduated with an LL.B. degree in corporate and commercial law from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Univ. of B.C., majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Returning first to aviation, then, after reading Austrian School Economics, Mr. Jensen transitioned to the mining industry in 2004. First through his mining industry consultancy, then as Vice President of Corporate Development for Western Copper Corp., and most recently as President and COO of Skyline Gold.

Mr. Jensen currently serves as President and COO of a private mining company and provides strategic, operational, risk assessment, and precious metals consulting services through his consultancy, Jensen Strategic.

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