William Silber - Silver Speculations: From Nelson Bunker Hunt to Warren Buffett

Posted by Vincent Tie on 31 Mar 2019

SBTV had a great conversation with Professor William L. Silber, a Professor of Finance and Economics at the Stern School of Business at the New York University. Tune in for an inside look into the speculative silver trades of the Hunt brothers and Warren Buffett and why they did it!

Prof William Silber is also the author of The Story of Silver How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World. Get it here: https://amzn.to/2JWuyms

Contact Prof Silber: http://people.stern.nyu.edu/wsilber

Discussed in this interview:
05:03 The story of the Hunt brothers and their silver
07:55 Why the price of silver rose to $50 in 1980
12:24 Warren Buffett pouncing on silver in 1997
15:42 Comparing the silver trade of Warren Buffett and the Hunt brothers
23:37 What Professor Silber recalled about the Nixon Shock of 1971
25:43 The 50-year fiat currency experiment
29:32 How are precious metals an insurance
33:38 Should fiat currencies always have a link to gold or silver?


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