by Keith Weiner
The price of gold was down about fifteen Federal Reserve Notes this week. The price of silver was down sixty-two copper-plated zinc pennies. Is the Federal Reserve Note a suitable instrument with which to measure gold? Can one really use debased pennies—which aren’t even made of the base metal copper any more—to measure the value of gold? We don’t know. We just work here. Quick, buy some silver, we hear it’s going to $100!
Not so fast. As the headline suggests, we think silver has been bid into a speculative bubble. We’ll cover that and show a new graph to support our discussion.