Here’s what’s behind silver’s sterling rally (...

Silver has enjoyed an incredible surge recently, but some analysts doubt the sustainability of the metal's rally.

Silver Trades at 11-month Highs

"High-flying silver futures continued to trade at 11-month highs in Wednesday action due to industrial demand, while gold slipped after earlier tapping the closely watched $1,250 per ounce level. Global economic recovery hopes are helping silver to gain ground on gold, a largely financial market-driven instrument used as a hedge and for other purposes. The gold/silver ratio has dropped to below 74, its lowest level since early November. Silver futures are up about 23% this year, outperforming gold’s 18% rise. In early Wednesday trading, silver for May SIK6, +0.72% delivery advanced 4 cents, or 0.3%, to $17.02 an ounce on Comex. Silver earlier tickled $17.26 and is trading at its highest since late May, according to FactSet."

Silver Prices May Be Ready to Shine - After a...

"Is it time to add a little silver to the mix in your portfolio? Investors doing so will need to be cautious and patient at the same time. The market has certainly bounced considerably recently following a brutal years-long bear market where the value of the metal fell dramatically. The slide in prices started in early 2011, when the price fell from $48.70 a troy ounce to $13.71 by late last year, according to data from the London Bullion Market Association. Prices have subsequently rebounded to more than $16 an ounce as investors piled in. "We are seeing very strong investment demand and that makes me think silver prices can move higher," says Jeff Christian, managing partner at consulting firm CPM Group in New York, and a multi-decade veteran of the commodity markets."

Silver futures post highest close in nearly a year

Silver futures rallied Tuesday, posting their highest finish in almost a year, while gold futures rose to a one week high, with the U.S. dollar-denominated metals getting a boost from weaker greenback. Silver for May SIK6, +4.41% delivery advanced 71.9 cents, or 4.4%, to settle $16.972 an ounce on Comex. That’s the highest close since late May, according to FactSet.

Silver leads weekly gains for metals

Gold and silver are on track for solid weekly gains as the dollar trades at its lowest level in five months due to reduced expectations for a string of U.S. interest-rate hikes. Silver has been the bigger mover this week. The metal rose more than 1% at one point Friday to its highest level since late October, before pulling back to trade little changed. Silver prices are up almost 4% this week after ending marginally lower last week. At last check, May silver SIK6, -0.42% traded at $16.04 an ounce, after hitting an intraday high of $16.17.

Silver Investors' Faith in Benchmark...

“For the second time, we have seen a big discrepancy on the price,” Afshin Nabavi, head of trading and physical sales at MKS (Switzerland) SA, said from Geneva on Friday. “People are going to lose all faith in the fix if this keeps going.”

Beware of the fall, ye paper shorters

The smoke has cleared, and still rates are at new lows (aside from Friday's spike lows) since early 2013, when the whole tapering propaganda scheme commenced. And with each passing day, the fundamental and technical strength under PMs grows stronger. All I can say is this - beware of the fall, ye paper shorters.

It's becoming increasingly clear

The "end game" is getting so close, you can feel it. With yesterday's -6.8% Japanese GDP report, and today's negative report from Germany - much less Wal-Mart's horrific earnings guidance, it's becoming increasingly clear that global economy is collapsing. Japanese and German bond yields have fallen to record lows, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield is below 2.4%, as the entire world bets on the inevitability of global "QE to Infinity." NEVER have PMs been suppressed so blatantly, offering the chance of a lifetime to save yourself at prices below the cost of production!

The walls are starting to close in on TPTB

The walls are starting to close in on TPTB, as the inflation their money printing created is catalyzing war and unrest the world round ; in the U.S.'s case, alienating essentially anyone that matters.