Back in the mid seventies a groupo of brothers out of Texas, the
Bass family, tried to corner the silver market by buying up massive
amounts of silver…they failed, but did make silver pricing
unstable for a while.
Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet’s investment co. purchased 129.7
million ounces of silver worth more than 910 million. That holding
constitutes 1/5 of the world’s reserves. Prices are up more than
60% since July, '97.
Hope this is of interest for you that use metals.