I keep reading these articles around the 'net about these big corporations which are 'shorting' silver or are trying to keep the price of Silver (and Gold?) low? Being very new to the whole physical metals scene I'm curious about just what this means. I've done some googling about the place but frankly a lot of the Jargon goes right over my head, I figured that people here would have a good idea and maybe someone could explain? Why would it be very important for instance to keep the price of Silver under $40.00? If big companies and trading houses have silver (metal or paper) wouldn't a price increase in silver indicate a healthy demand for the commodity and a potential increase in the value of an asset? Anyway, thanks for reading my queries and happy stacking! -FluffyWesties (P.S, I don't live in Western Sydney, FluffyWesties is short for my favorite breed of dog, the West Highland White Terrier, which oddly enough is not really all that fluffy).