What type of exposure could we have in commodities markets? Plenty.

This is an excerpt from an older article (hence $10 silver) found on SilverStockReport.com, but I believe it’s just as relevant. I’ve tried updating a few numbers with todays prices.

The potential demand for real money, is the total of paper money, or other wealth, that exists that could, one day, show up as demand for real money: gold and silver.

Notes of Interest:
$400,000,000,000,000: Estimated total derivative exposure of all banks in the entire world.
$118,000,000,000,000: World Global Capital Markets (Stocks, Bonds, &?) Feb 2005 McKinsey Global Inst.
$49,000,000,000,000: World bond market, Fall 2004 PWL Capital Inc.
$46,000,000,000,000: Total World Paper Money supply 2004; from M2 & GDP of EU, USA, Japan, & China
$45,
153,000,000,000: U.S. Household wealth, as of first quarter, 2004. (Includes Real Estate, and investments)
Updated: $2,900,000,000,000: Total gold mined in all of history, 150,000 T (4.6 bil oz.) @ $630/oz. http://tinyurl.com/vrcc
Updated: $520,000,000,000: Total silver mined in all of history: 40 billion oz. @ $13/oz. http://snipurl.com/93j1
$110,000,000,000: all the world’s gold stocks/equities (Sept. 25, 2005, Denver Gold Conference)
Updated: $13: Approximate amount of silver available per person in the U.S. at $13/oz., given 300 million oz., if that is available.

Therefore, when you hear that billions and billions of dollars are going to be invested in gold and silver stocks, just know that’s an understatement.

I believe in 1980, the total market cap of all gold stocks was $1 trillion, and the total market cap of all NYSE stocks was $1 trillion.
Today, the figures are about $110 billion for gold stocks, and $21 trillion for NYSE stocks.

It’s going to be a great decade for gold, and especially silver investors.

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