Or at least that's the title of an article yesterday in the Business section of The Australian which is associated with the Wall Street Journal (see link below). This is the opening portion of their commentary: "BNP Paribas obviously thinks the price of silver is about to go on a tear." "It has agreed to pay $US20.58 an ounce for 680,000 ounces of the white metal to be delivered from December through to June 2012. That compares with a closing price on Friday in New York of $US20.79/oz (although intraday it poked its head above $US21/oz)" More... And for those who've never heard of BNP Paribas this is from Wikipedia: "BNP Paribas (Euronext: BNP) is one of the largest global banking groups in the world, headquartered in Paris with its second global headquarters in London. In 2010 it was ranked by Forbes as the largest company in the world by assets with over $2.95 trillion."