Hands of a Broken Clock

There are times when every investor has to look long and deep into a mirror and determine whether a well-thought-out strategy is actionable or whether it is simply an ad hoc "hunch," barely worth chasing. With regard to silver, this is just one of those times.

Silver: Supported by D.C. and The Deep State

Silver is necessary for military, computer and medical applications. Investors often prefer silver bullion and coins because they don’t trust government, the Deep State or the Federal Reserve to protect the value of currencies. Investor demand for silver will rise as central banks and politicians lose credibility. Expanding wars will increase demand for silver. Rising energy prices will escalate mining costs. The price of silver has little downside risk and considerable upward potential, perhaps to triple digits within a few years.

Silver Bottoming Almost Complete

See how the bottoms and tops of the respective charts line up. Last year, when the US Dollar index was in decline (between the two dotted red lines), silver failed to rise. This was also the case in 2002 (see between the two red lines). However, when the US Dollar continued into a deeper fall (after the two red lines), silver eventually started to rise significantly. The Dollar is currently making its last attempts to go higher, before we will see a major decline. When that decline starts (which is likely to be soon), the silver price will take off a big way.

Silver, The SPX and Sanity

Silver prices peaked in 2011. The descent has been long and tedious. Perhaps silver prices made an important low on September 11, 2018, like they did on November 21, 2001 at $4.01. That long-term low was twenty cents below the price on September 11, 2001, the day the twin towers fell at free-fall speed, which marked the beginning of the silver bull market that launched prices upward by factor of 12.

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"My gut feeling is, that the bond market is telling us a couple of things: that there is enough liquidity in the system that markets can take higher interest rates. The fed is not as concerned about letting interest rates rise as they would have been 2 years ago. I think the second thing is that savers are beginning to demand higher yields because they do see pressure on the dollar."

Silver: Canary In An Inflationary Coal Mine

Inflation enthusiasts should consider adding some silver bullion to their investing “repertoire”. On this gold versus silver ratio chart the 75 area and higher has been a great place to sell gold and buy silver and the 50 area has been an equally great time to sell silver and buy gold. Significant wealth can be accumulated with this strategy. What’s particularly exciting now is that some major bank analysts are recommending this trade.

The Silver Exclamation Mark

Rallying mining stocks? Forget about them. Silver is the new cool kid in the neighborhood. Having rallied by almost 50 cents in just one day, silver stole the spotlight and seems to be ready to move much higher… Or much lower. Does anyone still fall for silver’s fake rallies? Based on the size of the rally and the corresponding volume, it certainly seems to be the case.

The Final Silver Sign

We’ve seen myriads of signs pointing to lower precious metals prices in the past months, weeks, and days. We even discussed how ridiculously similar the current situation is to what happened in 2013, right before the $200+ decline in gold. But the final bearish confirmation usually comes from the silver market and this time is no different.

SWOT Analysis: Gold Is Now 85 Times More...

The best performing metal this week was palladium, up 7.80 percent, scoring an eight-month high of $1,053.40 on Thursday, due to stockpiling by China, writes Kitco News. The World Gold Council reported this week that central banks added a net total of 193.3 tonnes of gold to their reserves in the first six months of 2018, representing an 8 percent increase from the same period in 2017 and the strongest first half of the year since 2015.

Silver Looks Poised To Move Soon

A key difference between silver and gold prices is the fact that silver already bottomed in 1993, whereas gold bottomed only in 1999. This means that from 1993 to 1999 silver was actually in an uptrend, while gold was still caught in a downtrend. This little known fact might not have been so important to date; however, it might become more important as this bull market progresses.