Silver and Sanity

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Silver is real money, not a debt-based fiat currency that will eventually fail. Silver bullion production requires capital and effort to mine and refine. We use it for solar panels, iPhones, cruise missiles and thousands of other items. Silver is monetary sanity.

Gold to Silver Ratio: So What?

Silver prices move up and down farther than gold prices. That pushes the gold-silver ratio too high, like now, when silver is inexpensive. Or it pushes the ratio too low, as in January 1980, when silver prices zoomed upward too far and too fast. When the gold to silver ratio exceeds 80, it is often a good time to buy silver.

January 2: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold gained $6.50 to $1288.70 in late Asian trade before it dropped back under unchanged at $1278.90 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver rose to as high as $15.607 and ended with a gain of 0.26%.

January 3: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% While Stocks Drop Roughly 3%

Gold gained $9.30 to $1292.30 in Asia before it dropped back to $1284.80 just after 8:15AM EST, but it then climbed back higher in New York and ended near its new 6-1/2 month high of $1294.70 with a gain of 0.9%. Silver rose to as high as $15.751 and ended with a gain of 1.42%.

January 4: Gold Gains and Silver Rises 2% on the Week

Gold edged up to $1298.40 in Asia before it fell back to $1277.30 by midmorning in New York and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.75%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.585 and ended with a loss of 0.32%.

Surest Way to Overthrow Capitalism

As the price of silver rose over 2% this week, the cobasis basically held steady. There is some buying of metal here, and some speculation too. This is not exactly the picture of a feeding frenzy, with an outlook of silver-to-da-moon. But nor is it a sign of a speculative blip, with a prognosis of a crash. The Monetary Metals Silver Fundamental Price rose 12 cents, to $15.91. This week, of course, the stock market went up. Does the incredible bull market roar back to life? We are not stock market prognosticators, but we don’t think so if the Fed stays the course. As we’ve written, the discount on future earnings is higher now and therefore the present value is lower. Also, the interest expense is up and this will crush the marginal debtors.

What’s the best speculative asset for 2019: silver or Bitcoin?

Silver is a somewhat comparable speculative alternative to Bitcoin. It has been used as money since the dawn of civilisation, albeit as monetary metal not computer code. In recent years silver has become more of a speculative asset than a currency, although it is also a very useful industrial metal. It’s vital for smartphones and other electronic products.

January 15: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower in Mixed Trade

Gold dipped $4 to $1287.60 at about 5AM EST before it rose to as high as $1294.70 by midmorning in New York and then fell to a new session low of $1286.90 by early afternoon, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.19%. Silver chopped between $15.542 and $15.694 and ended with a loss of 0.38%.

January 16: Gold and Silver Rise with Stocks

Gold edged up to $1292.70 in Asia before it pared back to $1288.00 in London, but it then climbed to a new 6-month high at $1294.90 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver chopped between $15.494 and $15.642 and ended with a gain of 0.13%.

January 17: Gold and Silver Edge Lower While Stocks Rise on Trade Talk

Gold chopped between $1291.40 and $1295.00 in Asia before it dipped to $1288.90 by midmorning in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.12%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.457 and ended with a loss of 0.38%.

January 18: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold fell $10.50 to $1281.30 at about 8:30AM EST before it chopped back higher in morning New York trade, but it then fell back off gain in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.86%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.327 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.

Arizona Legislator Proposes Securing State Reserves with Gold and Silver

An Arizona legislator has put forward a bill to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with a modest allocation to physical gold and silver in the state’s reserve fund. Introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), the Arizona Sound Money Stabilization Act (HB 2500) requires that at least 10% of Arizona’s Budget Stabilization Fund be held in the monetary metals in a secure depository.

Silver Market Trends - 2019 (The Silver Institute)

(Washington D.C. – February 5, 2019) Last year, the silver market faced a challenging environment which was reflected in a muted price performance. Preliminary estimates point towards a minor 0.3 percent increase in total supply whereas demand contracted 3 percent. A slowing Chinese economy, coupled with rising U.S. interest rates, an equity market bull run, and global trade tensions, affected the price performance across many markets, including gold and silver. This year, we expect the sentiment to be more supportive for the silver market. The start of 2019 has already proven to be good for silver investors. The U.S. Mint for example, sold 12 percent more American Eagles in January compared to January 2018. In addition, the expected slowdown in the U.S. FED rate hiking cycle should also benefit silver, which in comparison to gold, has a very attractive price point based on the high gold:silver ratio at around 82. Against this backdrop, the Silver Institute provides the following insights on 2019 silver market trends.

New Pacific Reports High Recovery of Silver Achieved for Sulphides and Transitional Mineralized Materials from Silver Sand, Bolivia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – February 7, 2019 – New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V:NUAG) (OTCQX:NUPMF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the preliminary results of the first metallurgical test work for its Silver Sand project in Potosi, Bolivia. Metallurgical sampling and test work commenced in September 2018 – the flotation recovery and bottle roll leaching test works for the transition and sulphide mineralized materials have been completed and test work on the oxides is under way. All tests, including column leaching test works, are expected to be completed by the end of April 2019. Positive recovery results have been achieved in the extraction of silver by the processes of flotation and direct cyanidation from the initial metallurgical test work.

Assay Results 'Give a Sense of the Tremendous Scope' of Bolivia Project

We are barely into the third month of the year, but New Pacific Metals Corp. (NUAG:TSX.V; NUPMF:OTCQX) has been moving nonstop, announcing major land expansion news and off-the-charts drill results. In January, the company announced a major land expansion of its Silver Sand project in Bolivia though an agreement with Corporación Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) granting New Pacific the right to carry out exploration, mining and production on lands adjoining Silver Sand. The Mining Production Contract (MPC) is for a total of 56.9 square kilometers, a many-fold increase from the original 3 square kilometer Silver Sand land package.

Kootenay Reports Positive Metallurgical Results from Cervantes Gold Project, Sonora, Mexico - under Option to Aztec Minerals

The Cervantes Property is held under an earn-in option to agreement whereby Aztec Minerals can acquire up to 100% interest in the property in two stages, with Kootenay retaining a 2.5 % NSR and receiving a payment of US$5.00 per ounce or gold equivalent based on a NI 43-101 Resource Estimate. See Kootenay news release dated October 13, 2015.

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold-Silver ratio is starting to favor silver

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold is not overbought. Silver - lower lows, lower highs.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver has not yet turned that corner..

Silver has not yet turned that corner (video technical update)

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver hits lower bollinger band support

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver hits lower bollinger band support, important support area and oversold.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver oversold, trend is down

Silver oversold, trend is down.

Get on the Ira Silver Train

For more modest IRAs you may want to consider Gold Star Trust. Simply set up an account on line and then roll over some or all of your funds into the new account. Gold Start Trust was formerly American Church Trust and specialized in Church bonds. I have been associated with them for almost 20 years. After you account is funded simply call your favorite precious metals dealer (yours truly for one) and you can purchase precious metals for your IRA. The metals have to be held in a 3rd party depository which is where Gold Star Trust comes into play. Your metals dealer ships the precious metals to Gold Star and they pay directly from your IRA account. There are a few restrictions on allowed metals but most popular forms of precious metals are allowed in the IRA. Storage costs are reasonable.

World’s Largest Primary Silver Miner Production Plunges

Silver production at the world’s largest producer fell significantly in the first quarter of the year. Fresnillo PLC reported a decrease in silver production in Q1 2019 versus the same period last year, due to lower ore grades and reduced volumes of processed ore at its Fresnillo Mine. Furthermore, while silver production fell the most at its Fresnillo Mine, the company also experienced declines at its Saucito and San Julian Mines. Total silver production at Fresnillo PLC dropped by 15% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter in 2018.

New Pacific Reports First Results from 2019 Drill Program at Silver Sand, Bolivia – Continuing intersecting wide silver mineralization near surface including 169 g/t silver over 144.2m

The 2019 drilling program at Silver Sand commenced in late April and is expected continue throughout rest of the year. These first eight holes were part of the infill drilling program to bring drill hole density to approximately 25 metre by 25 metre spacing and to produce a mineral resource estimate in accordance with NI 43-101 at the end of 2019. These holes were approximately oriented at azimuths of 60 degrees and dips of -45 degrees. These first eight infill holes have intercepted significant silver mineralization similar to those reported from the 2018 drilling program, and adequately confirms the continuity of mineralization within the drilled extents.

Santa's Stockings Have Silver

Massive upside breakouts are taking place across the precious metals sector. Many mining stocks, especially silver-oriented, are skyrocketing. How is it possible that silver stocks are ripping to one fresh new high after another, leaving bullion behind? Well, there is commercial trader bullion shorting activity on the COMEX. Money managers are buying silver stocks, not COMEX contracts, and it doesn’t take much money flowing into these stocks to push them dramatically higher. A COMEX silver price surge is coming though, because there are two big inflationary forces at play. First, the easing of trade tensions is opening the door for global growth in the late stage of the business cycle. That’s incredibly inflationary. Wage growth and consumer spending growth in China (Consumer spending growth is above 20% in some major Chinese cities now) is going to push prices higher in both China and the West. This growth-oriented inflation can be called “good inflation”.

Mining Stocks Are Historically Cheap

While the micro-cap junior exploration stocks are by far the cheapest segment of the mining stock sector in terms of potential risk/reward, investor distaste and market inefficiency occasionally feeds prospecting mining stock investors an expected “golden nugget,” if you will. Fortuna Silver is a current example. Chris Marcus invited me onto his Arcadia Economics podcast to discuss why I put a strong buy on FSM in July when the rest of the market was dumping the shares:

"The Great Silver Debate" Part 2: Chris Marcus vs. Mickey Fulp

The Great Silver Debate Part 2: Chris Marcus vs. Mickey Fulp One of the things that's really interesting about silver is that it might be one of the most divisive asset classes in today's financial markets. Some (like myself) think silver might be even better than multiple loaves of sliced bread! While others think I'm off my rocker and don't see the value. So who's correct?

Michael Pento: The Right Time To Invest In Silver and Silver Mining Stocks

While there’s a great investment case to be made for silver bullion and silver mining stocks, the timing remains the key issue. Although fortunately in a recent interview, Michael Pento of Pento Portfolio Strategies shared what he's looking for. And when he thinks it's time to invest in silver and the silver mining stocks.

Favourable Conditions Are Likely To Propel Silver Much Higher

These are setting up really favourable conditions for Silver prices and the position it has in the international monetary system. The expectation for much higher Silver prices are certainly reflected in the charts. I have previously presented this chart (now updated) to show how the current bottoming process (2015 to 2018) is similar to that of 2001 to 2003:

Discovery Drill Hole Intercepts 72.4 Metre Mineralization Grading 279 Grams per Tonne Silver, Including 33 Metre Mineralization Grading 517 Grams per Tonne Silver at the Snake Hole Prospect

New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V: NUAG) (OTCQX: NUPMF) (“New Pacific” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the assay results of the first 19 holes of the initial 24 hole, 6,000 metres, exploration drill program at the Snake Hole prospect, Silver Sand Project, Bolivia. Snake Hole is one of nine high priority silver targets identified by the Company and is located approximately 600 metres east of the core area of the Silver Sand Project. Fifteen of the nineteen drillholes returned significant results defining structurally controlled, sandstone-hosted, silver mineralization similar to the main Silver Sand area. Drill highlights are as follows..

There Is Still Time To Get Silver

Silver appears to be very close to an even bigger move higher. Most of the hard work of the double-bottom since 2015 is done. The coming leg higher is the one that will likely take prices to all-time highs. Below, is a long-term Silver chart..

Silver Could Be Close To An Important Resolution

If this USD/ZAR continues its fall, then we could see a massive silver rally soon. We are still in a very positive period for Silver, and my opinion a very good period to accumulate for the long haul.

Silver Prices Likely To Go “Exponential” – Guggenheim Co-Founder

Silver is “the number one conviction trade in 2020” Minerd, who is also the Guggenheim Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) told Bloomberg whose conviction trade was greeted with surprise by Bloomberg’s Tom Keene and Jonathan Ferro

Silver Technical Update (video): Not keeping up with gold

Dr. Copper down hard, silver following too. Gold to Silver ratio showing that silver is not keeping up with gold prices. Ratio nearing 90 ounces of silver to 1 ounce of gold. Lower highs, lower lows, silver not trending. Copper prices could get a bounce, highly oversold. Platinum fighting 18 day moving averages of closes but trending lower, with bias down. Palladium lost its bullish embedded reading, it often leads to a pullback to its 18-d.m.a. Momentum lost, has to rebuild.

The Dow Points To Higher Silver Prices For Years To Come

I have done a type of cycle analysis to show how major Silver rallies interact with the Dow. Historically there is an established pattern of credit extension, during which the Dow benefits proportionally more than Silver prices do. Once the Dow’s rally has run its course, Silver prices catch up while the Dow corrects or goes sideways.

Fortuna Silver Mines: Going for the Gold

Fortuna Silver, one of the stalwarts amongst primary silver producers is now in the transition phase from deriving roughly and equal amount of revenue from both silver and gold. Like so many primary silver producers over the last decade, the dearth of primary silver deposits (that which derives more than 65% of total revenue from silver) basically forced Fortuna to look at gold and gold development projects as the best way to grow.

Why silver prices may climb to their highest yearly average since 2014

Silver has fared better than some of its metal peers against the backdrop of a disease-threatened global economy, in part because of its dual role as both a precious and industrial metal.

Interview with Peter Spina: Is It Time To Give Up On Silver and Gold?

With stocks like Tesla setting new astronomical highs, almost by the day, while gold and silver continue to get pounded by the bullion banks, is it time to finally give up on the precious metals? If you’ve been invested in gold and silver over the past few years, there’s a good chance that question has entered your mind. Although perhaps that’s why I was so fortunate to have Peter Spina (who runs GoldSeek and SilverSeek) join me on the show to share his always insightful perspective.

David Jensen: As Palladium Continues To Soar, Is Platinum Next...

So I was fortunate to have David join me on the show and explain what’s happening. Explain how the imbalance is going to have to be resolved. And share what he’s now seeing in the platinum market, where the lease rate indicates a similar pattern might soon be underway. Of course this does have the potential to filter over to the other precious metals markets like gold and silver. So to find out what’s happening from the man who forecast it over a year in advance, click to watch the interview now!

Getting on Board the Silver Express!

So, don't let yourself fall into the trap of waiting until the writing is on the wall – and on the charts – to purchase the silver you want. It would be wise to ask yourself right now, whether you'd like to participate as an owner in silver's oncoming multi-year run up into record territory, or instead (try to) be content sitting back and watching the charts print out a bigger and bigger profit stream, just like palladium has been doing for almost three years!

Kootenay Announces Drilling Begins at Columba High-grade Silver Project, Mexico

Kootenay President and CEO, James McDonald stated: "These next 6 months will be very exciting as we will have a steady flow of news from two drills at Columba while we follow up on the numerous high grades confirmed from the 2019 program. Not only that but we are preparing an inaugural drill program for our second high-grade vein property Copalito; expected to begin in the first quarter." The Company has contracted GlobeXplore, S.A. de C.V. of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico to conduct the drilling at Columba. Results of the drill program will be announced as soon as the assays are received and interpreted by the Company.

Golden Arrow Commences Drill Program at Indiana Gold-Copper Project

“The Indiana project is particularly exciting for us because in addition to its potential to host significant gold resources, it has permits in place and nearby processing infrastructure that significantly contributes to the production viability of the project,” stated Brian McEwen, VP of Exploration and Development for Golden Arrow. “The area has many additional excellent project opportunities and Indiana can become the driver and supporter of our acquisition program.”

New Pacific Reports Final 2019 Drill Results from its Silver Sand Project, Bolivia - Continues to Return Broad Intervals of Near Surface Silver Mineralization

New Pacific’s Exploration Group is currently completing detailed geological and structural mapping and associated geochemical sampling on the wholly owned Silver Sand North Block which is located approximately two kilometres to the north of the Silver Sand deposit, including the recently acquired El Bronce Property (see the Company’s news release dated December 19, 2019 for details). The results will be utilized for subsequent target generation and initial drill testing. At the Silver Sand deposit the Company recently commenced a four-hole, 800 metres, metallurgical drill sampling campaign to support subsequent Preliminary Economic Assessment level studies including initial processing plant flow sheet design. Detailed structural, geological and geochemical modeling is ongoing which will be used for future advanced engineering (geotechnical, geometallurgical) studies and resource expansion target generation. Other activities remaining include geological logging and sampling of completed holes, data analysis and various QA/QC initiatives in preparation for the inaugural NI 43-101 resource estimate around the end of Q1 2020.

Silver & Gold: Bullish Action

Gold, Silver, & GDX: Bullish Action. Need we say more? The wave counts are awesome, and for investors, the sun is shining!

Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #1

Alexco: is in the process of divesting its profitable and fast-growing remediation business (AEG) to the AEG management group. On closing of the transaction AEG will be pay Alexco $12.1m in cash, with the balance of $1.25m payable pursuant to a promissory note maturing on February 14th, 2021. This will go a long way to reducing the required capital investment to bring several Keno Hill mines back into production, feeding a central mill. Construction will start in 2020 and the because the company has already built the mill and started mine development, the buildout period is estimated at 8 or so months... Companies covered in this weekly report: $AXU $USAS $KOR.to $AG $FSM $KNT.v $GSV $KL $OR $SILV $PAAS $TXG.to $WGO.v

Silver Bullion - The Most Undervalued Asset In The World Today?

◆ Popular and liquid bullion formats should be taken possession of and also stored in liquid, secure storage in their own country and at least one other safe jurisdiction ◆ Zurich remains the most liquid and safest places in the world to own gold and silver coins and bars

Technical Scoop: Silver finally showed some spark with a solid 4.5% gain this past week

Silver finally showed some spark with a solid 4.5% gain this past week. With an RSI still under overbought levels at 70 silver could have further to run. Our only concern, as we note below, is that while gold is making new 52-week highs silver is not. Silver is still suggesting that it could hit potential targets up to $20.30/$20.50 based on the triangle that formed August to December 2019. The flag formation that formed in January/February 2020 suggests targets of $19.40/$19.50. Once silver breaks over $18.60 we could also have potential targets up to $21.80. Some words of caution are that besides silver lagging gold the commercial COT for silver is sliding further as well. Nonetheless, the action was positive this past week for silver and we should see higher prices this coming week. There is some resistance at $18.90 and again up to the August 2019 high of $19.75.

Silver Hits Wall, Pulls Back Towards $18 Level

Silver prices have reversed directions and headed lower, after a strong rally which saw silver move close to the $19.00 level on Monday.