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We're Closing In On a 70% Dividend

Lately, it seems billionaire precious metals investor Eric Sprott is grabbing headlines almost daily.

Sprott believes in silver and gold as money, and he has little faith in paper currencies.

That explains his recent acquisition of a chain of currency exchange outlets, which he aims to gradually build into the safest kind of bank - one that makes no loans, and could eventually offer gold- and silver-backed checking accounts.

Leave it to Sprott to flip a long established business model on its head.

And now he's at it again.

Ever the investing activist, Sprott's latest move involves a "call to action" for silver producers, challenging a business practice typical of most - saving in cash.

Sprott has sent a letter to silver producers, suggesting that they reinvest some 25% of their earnings back into silver, rather than in cash at the bank.

On the surface, it doesn't look like such a dramatic step.

But after deeper analysis, it's clear such a move will accomplish two significant things for shareholders:

  • It will heighten exposure to a commodity that the investor initially bought those shares for.
  • And it will protect the investor from the risk of devaluing currencies the company would have held instead.
In fact, the move is brilliant.

And as I keep digging, I realize that the implications go well beyond these two shareholder advantages.



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