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If History Still Matters, Silver Is Poised For A Huge Move

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It’s been a pretty good couple of months for precious metals, but more so for gold than silver. Both are up but gold is up more, and the imbalance that this creates might be one of the major investment themes of the next few years. The gold/silver ratio – that is, how many ounces of silver it takes to buy an ounce of gold – has bounced all over the place since the 1960s. But whenever it’s gotten extremely high – say above 80 – silver outperformed gold, sometimes dramatically.

August 17: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 3% on the Week

Gold chopped higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its last-minute high of $1184.40 with a gain of 0.9%. Silver rose to as high as $14.80 and ended with a gain of 1.16%.

August 20: Gold Gains While Silver Dips

Gold gained $5.60 to $1189.80 in Asia before it drifted back to $1184.80 it late morning New York trade, but it then jumped to a new session high of $1190.90 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.51%. Silver climbed up to $14.845 before it fell back to $14.645 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.41%.

August 21: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold gained $6.10 to $1196.30 in Asia before it dropped back to $1187.80 by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.72 and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

August 22: Gold and Silver Hold Steady

Gold dipped $1.10 to $1192.90 in Asia before it rallied to as high as $1201.50 in early New York trade and then fell back off into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $14.873 and ended unchanged on the day.

August 23: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2%

Gold dropped $10.10 to $1186.50 in Asia before it bounced back towards unchanged in London, but it then fell back off again in New York and ended near its late session low of $1184.00 with a loss of 0.93%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.482 and ended with a loss of 1.76%.

August 27: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold saw modest gains in Asia before it fell back to $1203.30 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1212.40 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.39%. Silver chopped between $14.747 and $14.914 and ended with a gain of 0.47%.

August 28: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold waffled near unchanged in Asia and rose to see a $4 gain at $1214.30 in London before it dropped to a new session low of $1207.10 by late morning in New York and then bounced back towards unchanged by midday, but it then fell back off again into the close and ended with a loss of 0.74%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.671 and ended with a loss of 1.08%.

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August 29: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Oil

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and rose to as high as $1206.70 at about 9:15AM EST before it dropped towards unchanged by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.42%. Silver chopped between $14.66 and $14.789 and ended with a gain of 0.27%.

August 30: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks

Gold fell $5.80 to $1200.50 in Asia before it bounced back to $1206.70 in London and then plunged down to $1196.50 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.51%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.515 and ended with a loss of 1.36%.

August 31: Gold and Silver Find Slight Losses on the Week

Gold gained $8.60 to $1208.80 in Asia, but it then chopped back lower in London and New York and ended with a loss of 0.09%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.487 and ended with a loss of 0.34%.

September 4: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks

Gold traded mostly slightly higher in holiday-thinned trade yesterday before it chopped down to as low as $1189.80 by midmorning in New York today and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.48% from last Friday’s close. Silver slipped to as low as $14.007 and ended with a loss of 2.41%.

September 5: Gold and Silver Edge Higher

Gold held near unchanged in Asia before it climbed up to $1198.00 in morning New York trade and then drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver rose to as high as $14.231 and ended with a gain of 0.21%.

September 6: Gold and Silver Close Mixed Before Jobs Day

Gold waffled near unchanged in Asia before it rose to see a $9.70 gain at $1206.70 in early New York trade and then fell back to about unchanged by midday, but it then edged back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.1119 and ended with a loss of 0.21%.

September 7: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold gained $2.60 to $1202.30 in London before it dropped down to $1193.50 at about 9AM EST and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.3%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.078 and ended with a loss of 0.07%.

September 10: Gold and Silver Close Mixed

Gold fell $4.40 to $1191.70 in London before it rallied up to $1198.50 by midmorning in New York, but it then edged back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver chopped between $14.076 and $14.247 and ended with a gain of 0.14%.

September 11: Gold Gains While Silver Slips

Gold edged up to $1197.20 in Asia before it chopped down to $1187.90 in early New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended near its late session high of $1197.80 with a gain of 0.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $13.942 before it also bounced back, but it still ended with a loss of 0.35%.

September 12: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold chopped between $1192.80 and $1197.50 in Asia, but it then jumped to as high as $1208.50 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.82%. Silver rose to as high as $14.276 and ended with a gain of 0.85%.

September 13: Gold and Silver Close Slightly Lower

Gold edged down to $1203.60 in Asia before it jumped up to $1212.60 by about 9:30AM EST, but it then fell back off into midday and ended near its midafternoon low of $1200.20 with a loss of 0.32%. Silver chopped between $14.171 and $14.348 and ended with a loss of 0.28%.

September 14: Gold and Silver Edge Lower on the Week but Miners Gain

Gold gained $6.40 to $1208.50 in Asia, but it then fell back off in London and New York and ended near its early afternoon low of $1193.20 with a loss of 0.67%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.059 and ended with a loss of 0.99%.

September 17: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Drops

Gold jumped $10.40 to $1204.80 by late morning in New York before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.54%. Silver rose to as high as $14.246 and ended with a gain of 0.78%.

September 18: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

Gold dipped $4.60 to $1195.90 in Asia before it climbed up to $1203.50 in early New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver chopped between $14.072 and $14.229 and ended with a loss of 0.14%.

September 19: Gold and Silver Gain with Oil

Gold gained $7.80 to $1206.20 at about 9AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.43%. Silver rose to as high as $14.335 and ended with a gain of 0.64%.

September 20: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold dipped $2.10 to $1201.40 in Asia before it climbed up to $1208.40 by a little after 10AM EST and then fell back under unchanged by midday, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver dipped to as low as $14.181 in Asia, but it then chopped back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

September 21: Gold and Silver Find Modest Gains on the Week

Gold gained $3.70 to $1211.00 in Asia before it crashed down to $1192.00 in early New York trade and then chopped back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.155 and ended with a loss of just 0.07%.

October 26: Gold and Silver Gain on the Week While Stocks Drop Nearly 4%

Gold gained $8.30 to $1238.60 in Asia before it dropped back towards unchanged in London, but it then shot up to as high as $1243.40 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver waffled between $14.734 and $14.576 in Asia and London, but it then rose to as high as $14.766 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

October 29: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks

Gold dropped $6.30 to $1227.70 in London and spiked down to $1224.50 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.417 before it also bounced higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.7%.

October 30: Gold Dips While Silver Gains

Gold dropped $9.10 to $1220.00 in London before it chopped back higher in early New York trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.45%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.375 in London, but it then climbed back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.21%.

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.

October 31: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% While Stocks Bounce Back Further

Gold fell $11.50 to $1212.10 by midmorning in New York before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.55%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.249 and ended with a loss of 1.38%.

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.

November 1: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 3%

Gold climbed steadily higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its midafternoon New York high of $1237.40 with a gain of 1.34%. Silver surged to as high as $14.818 and ended with a gain of 3.22%.

November 2: Gold and Silver Hold Near Unchanged on the Week

Gold chopped in a relatively tight range between $1229.90 and $1236.40 and ended with a loss of just 0.01%. Silver rose to as high as $14.908 and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

November 5: Gold and Silver Dip with Dollar Before Election Day

Gold gained $1.30 to $1234.40 in Asia before it dropped back to $1227.00 in London and bounced back higher in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.21%. Silver chopped between $14.766 and $14.599 and ended with a loss of 0.75%.

November 6: Gold and Silver Continue Lower

Gold gained $5.40 to $1235.90 in London before it fell to as low as $1223.60 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.486 and ended with a loss of 0.82%.

November 7: Gold and Silver Erase Overnight Gains and Close Mixed

Gold gained $9.50 to $1235.90 in London, but it then dropped back to as low as $1225.40 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.01%. Silver rose to as high as $14.718 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.28%.

November 11: Gold and Silver Chop After Fed Statement

Gold dropped $6.10 to $1220.20 at about 8:45AM EST before it popped up to $1226.90 shortly after the fed’s statement, but it then chopped back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.385 and ended with a loss of 0.89%.

November 9: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% and 4% on the Week

Gold dropped $16.90 to $1207.00 by midday in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.14%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.108 and ended with a loss of 1.8%.

November 12: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks and Euro

Gold fell $5.90 to $1204.00 in Asia before it rebounded in London, but it then fell to a new session low of $1200.70 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.005 and ended with a loss of 1.13%.

November 13: Gold and Silver Hold Steady While Oil Slumps 7%

Gold saw decent gains in Asia before it dropped back to $1196.40 in London, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver slipped to as low as $13.956 and ended with a loss of 0.14%.

November 14: Gold and Silver Jump 1%

Gold traded mostly higher in Asia before it dropped back to $1197.80 in London, but it then shot back up in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1216.30 with a gain of 0.85%. Silver slipped to as low as $13.894 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $14.19 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.14%.

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.

November 15: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold gained $4.30 to $1216.20 in Asia before it fell back to $1208.10 in London, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.12%. Silver rose to as high as $14.347 and ended with a gain of 0.99%.

November 16: Gold and Silver Gain Nearly 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold jumped up to $1225.30 in midmorning New York trade before it pared back into midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.71%. Silver rose to as high as $14.419 and ended with a gain of 0.84%.

November 19: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Drop

Gold fell $3.80 to $1218.10 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher in London and New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1225.20 with a gain of 0.11%. Silver chopped between $14.35 and $14.44 and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

November 20: Gold Holds Steady While Stocks Drop 2% More

Gold chopped near unchanged in Asia before it climbed up to $1228.70 in London and then dropped to a new session low of $1220.00 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.07%. Silver edged up to $14.489 before it dropped back to $14.23 and then also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%.

November 21: Gold and Silver Gain with Oil

Gold saw slight losses in early Asian trade, but it then rose to as high as $1230.10 by midmorning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver rose to as high as $14.554 and ended with a gain of 1.12%.

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.

November 26: Gold and Silver Hold Steady While Stocks Bounce Back

Gold gained $5.20 to $1228.00 in Asia before it chopped back lower in London and New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver climbed up to $14.435 before it fell back to as low as $14.226 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

November 27: Gold and Silver Fall Nearly 1%

Gold edged up to $1225.20 by a little after 8AM EST before it fell back to $1212.00 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.61%. Silver chopped between $14.305 and $14.098 and ended with a loss of 0.77%.