http://silverseek.com/commentaries/rss/126 Goldseek Commentaries en Does a big surge in silver coin sales worldwide indicate a price hike like 2009-2011 is coming? http://silverseek.com/commentary/does-big-surge-silver-coin-sales-worldwide-indicate-price-hike-2009-2011-coming-14923 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A recent Reuters report about surging silver coin sales all over the world (click here) has precious metal investors wondering if this is not an early sign of the sort of increased physical metal demand that would surely precede another big take-off in silver prices like in 2009 to 2011 when silver rocketed from $8.50 to $49.50 an ounce, still just short of its 1980 all-time high. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">A recent Reuters report about surging silver coin sales all over the world (<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3255581/Mints-struggle-silver-coin-demand.html"><span style="color: #000000;">click here</span></a>) has precious metal investors wondering if this is not an early sign of the sort of increased physical metal demand that would surely precede another big take-off in silver prices like in 2009 to 2011 when silver rocketed from $8.50 to $49.50 an ounce, still just short of its 1980 all-time high.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/does-big-surge-silver-coin-sales-worldwide-indicate-price-hike-2009-2011-coming-14923" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:20:26 +0000 Peter Cooper 14923 at http://silverseek.com Best start to the year for silver prices since 1983 http://silverseek.com/commentary/best-start-year-silver-prices-1983-14034 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So goes January, so goes the rest of the year. That’s what silver investors will be hoping after the best start to the year since 1983 with prices up 15 per cent. Silver has still to re-test its all-time high of $50 an ounce set back in 1980. Today the price hovers at around just $18, some 35 years later. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">So goes January, so goes the rest of the year. That’s what silver investors will be hoping after the best start to the year since 1983 with prices up 15 per cent. Silver has still to re-test its all-time high of $50 an ounce set back in 1980. Today the price hovers at around just $18, some 35 years later.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/best-start-year-silver-prices-1983-14034" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:34:40 +0000 Peter Cooper 14034 at http://silverseek.com ECB to QE or not QE that is the question for gold and silver prices http://silverseek.com/commentary/ecb-qe-or-not-qe-question-gold-and-silver-prices-13985 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gold and silver prices are hovering on the brink of a breakout this weekend as financial markets contemplate the time bomb that is now ticking with the European Central Bank finally on the spot over quantitative easing after a slide into deflation last week. January 22nd is the next ECB meeting. So will it be QE or not QE? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, January 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Gold and silver prices are hovering on the brink of a breakout this weekend as financial markets contemplate the time bomb that is now ticking with the European Central Bank finally on the spot over quantitative easing after a slide into deflation last week. January 22nd is the next ECB meeting. So will it be QE or not QE? </span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/ecb-qe-or-not-qe-question-gold-and-silver-prices-13985" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:26:03 +0000 Peter Cooper 13985 at http://silverseek.com If gold’s going to be a winner in 2015 then silver will be the real champion as financial markets implode http://silverseek.com/commentary/if-gold%E2%80%99s-going-be-winner-2015-then-silver-will-be-real-champion-financial-markets-implod <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gold and silver prices have jumped since the start of 2015 as safe haven and dollar diversification plays. But this will be nothing compared to the upside gain to come as financial markets really lose it. Precious metal investors know from long experience that when gold prices go up silver does even better and vice-versa. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Gold and silver prices have jumped since the start of 2015 as safe haven and dollar diversification plays. But this will be nothing compared to the upside gain to come as financial markets really lose it. Precious metal investors know from long experience that when gold prices go up silver does even better and vice-versa. </span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/if-gold%E2%80%99s-going-be-winner-2015-then-silver-will-be-real-champion-financial-markets-implod" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:32:44 +0000 Peter Cooper 13967 at http://silverseek.com Why gold and silver will continue to be the perfect hedge in 2015 http://silverseek.com/commentary/why-gold-and-silver-will-continue-be-perfect-hedge-2015-13935 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gold’s up 12 per cent against the yen this year, 9.5 per cent against the euro and for Russian holders up 80 per cent. It’s been the perfect hedge in a very imperfect world of currency wars and money printing. Investors stocking up on bullion at current depressed prices know what they are doing. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Gold’s up 12 per cent against the yen this year, 9.5 per cent against the euro and for Russian holders up 80 per cent. It’s been the perfect hedge in a very imperfect world of currency wars and money printing. Investors stocking up on bullion at current depressed prices know what they are doing.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">It is of course never quite that simple. ArabianMoney can see three different scenarios for gold and silver prices in 2015.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>2015 gold scenarios</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/why-gold-and-silver-will-continue-be-perfect-hedge-2015-13935" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:50:05 +0000 Peter Cooper 13935 at http://silverseek.com Strong year-end rally gathering speed for gold and silver as a much brighter 2015 beckons http://silverseek.com/commentary/strong-year-end-rally-gathering-speed-gold-and-silver-much-brighter-2015-beckons-13894 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gold prices are up almost a $100 in the past few trading sessions while in percentage terms the advance in silver prices is a cracking 17 per cent to $17 an ounce, eliminating losses for the year. The recent sell-off in precious metals seems to be over with a massive increase in long positions in the Comex powering prices to the upside. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Gold prices are up almost a $100 in the past few trading sessions while in percentage terms the advance in silver prices is a cracking 17 per cent to $17 an ounce, eliminating losses for the year. The recent sell-off in precious metals seems to be over with a massive increase in long positions in the Comex powering prices to the upside.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/strong-year-end-rally-gathering-speed-gold-and-silver-much-brighter-2015-beckons-13894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:03:57 +0000 Peter Cooper 13894 at http://silverseek.com Swiss regulator fines UBS for silver price manipulation so this is now a matter of fact not speculation http://silverseek.com/commentary/swiss-regulator-fines-ubs-silver-price-manipulation-so-now-matter-fact-not-speculation-13 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority found evidence of ’serious misconduct’ by UBS employees in trading precious metals and most markedly in silver in an investigation of the bank’s foreign exchange and precious metal trading operations, it emerged today. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="left-col"><img src="http://www.arabianmoney.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/slv1111211211111.jpg" title="slv111121121111" width="243" height="175" style="float: left; margin: 4px;" class="attachment-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" /></div><p><span style="color: #000000;">The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority found evidence of ’serious misconduct’ by UBS employees in trading precious metals and most markedly in silver in an investigation of the bank’s foreign exchange and precious metal trading operations, it emerged today.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/swiss-regulator-fines-ubs-silver-price-manipulation-so-now-matter-fact-not-speculation-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:05:31 +0000 Peter Cooper 13806 at http://silverseek.com Nelson Hunt the man who took silver to $50 in 1980 dies aged 88 http://silverseek.com/commentary/nelson-hunt-man-who-took-silver-50-1980-dies-aged-88-13730 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texan oil billionaire whose cornering of the silver market in the late 70s took the silver price to what is still its all-time high of $50 an ounce has died at the age of 88 in a care home. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="left-col"><img src="http://www.arabianmoney.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/622x350-243x175.jpg" title="622x350" width="243" height="175" style="float: right;" class="attachment-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" /></div><p><span style="color: #000000;">Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texan oil billionaire whose cornering of the silver market in the late 70s took the silver price to what is still its all-time high of $50 an ounce has died at the age of 88 in a care home.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/nelson-hunt-man-who-took-silver-50-1980-dies-aged-88-13730" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:22 +0000 Peter Cooper 13730 at http://silverseek.com Bitcoin speculators being crushed will they now move into silver? http://silverseek.com/commentary/bitcoin-speculators-being-crushed-will-they-now-move-silver-13668 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Every market has its favorite speculative asset and for the past few years the electronic funny money Bitcoin has ruled this roost. Yesterday Bitcoin rebounded from a 20 per cent sell-off over the weekend. But year-to-date speculators in this novel specie have lost 40 per cent of their money in dollar terms. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Every market has its favorite speculative asset and for the past few years the electronic funny money Bitcoin has ruled this roost. Yesterday Bitcoin rebounded from a 20 per cent sell-off over the weekend. But year-to-date speculators in this novel specie have lost 40 per cent of their money in dollar terms.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/bitcoin-speculators-being-crushed-will-they-now-move-silver-13668" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:02:34 +0000 Peter Cooper 13668 at http://silverseek.com Can gold and silver really fail when stocks and bonds fall? http://silverseek.com/commentary/can-gold-and-silver-really-fail-when-stocks-and-bonds-fall-13624 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If the Fed holds its course this autumn then a day of reckoning is coming both for stocks and bonds. For stocks basically the money will run out, the QE lifeline is cut. For bonds higher interest rates are toxic. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">If the Fed holds its course this autumn then a day of reckoning is coming both for stocks and bonds. For stocks basically the money will run out, the QE lifeline is cut. For bonds higher interest rates are toxic.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">In such circumstances can the precious metals really fail to rally as safe haven options? This is not 2008-9 when interest rates fell through the floor and boosted bonds to the immediate detriment of gold and silver.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Toxic interest rates</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/can-gold-and-silver-really-fail-when-stocks-and-bonds-fall-13624" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:31:11 +0000 Peter Cooper 13624 at http://silverseek.com