While a gold investor might be capable of being duped into buying banker-paper, and mistakenly believe that the banker-paper is "as good as gold," you can't use banker-paper to make silver bearings, or silver mirrors, or silver batteries, or silver solar cells, or silver anti-bacterial products. The bankers' market-manipulation has progressed from merely dumping the silver which they held, to the much more fraudulent practice of passing off their worthless paper as "bullion". In doing so, they have eliminated the possibility of the price of silver merely "correcting." What has become totally inevitable after 50 years of constant manipulation of the silver market is that this market is poised for the most spectacular default in the history of commodities markets -- even more so than in the gold market. Companies that require silver to continue the existence of their businesses will be ready to bid up the price of the commodity to multiples many times greater than an investor merely making a discretionary purchase.