February 20, 2006

Concerning the purposed Barclays silver ETF... If you guys know your job at all you are aware that the silver market has been manipulated for decades.

It is my considered opinion that the new ETF will allow market forces to move silver prices in a more natural manner to the benefit of all rather then merely a few.

Make what you know is the best decision for the entire world.

Regards

Steve Padula