NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If anyone needed proof of the power of speculative bets in commodity markets, the last three days of silver's price decline settles all doubts.Silver's drop of almost $12, or 25%, in less than 72 hours is a direct result of chasing away the weakest retail customers and traders from this "poor man's gold." The avalanche of positions unwinding was initiated by increased margins assigned to silver futures by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the past week.
Silver Slumps -- Let's Also Drop Oil Prices
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