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2020: Year Of The Silver Metal Rat

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I don’t expect a major rise in inflation in 2020, but I think institutional money managers will show enough concern about it to make silver and the miners of this awesome metal the world’s top performing asset in 2020, the year of the metal rat!

December 12: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold chopped up to $1247.10 at about 1PM EST before it fell back off into midafternoon, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to as high as $14.794 and ended with a gain of 1.31%.

December 13: Gold and Silver Trade Mixed with Stocks

Gold held near unchanged in Asia before it dipped to $1240.30 in early New York trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.24%. Silver chopped between $14.805 and $14.684 and ended with a gain of 0.2%.

December 14: Gold and Silver Fall Less Than 1% on the Week

Gold fell $9.90 to $1233.00 by a little after 9:30AM EST before it climbed back towards unchanged by midday, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.37%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.493 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.

December 17: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Stocks Drop Over 2%

Gold saw slight losses in Asia, but it then climbed steadily higher in London and New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1248.10 with a gain of 0.65%. Silver rose to as high as $14.70 and ended with a gain of 0.62%.

December 18: Gold Gains While Stocks Struggle Higher

Gold erased early Asian gains and dipped to $1245.10 at about 2AM EST before it rallied up to $1250.30 in London and then fell to see slight losses by midmorning in New York, but it then climbed back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver chopped between $14.721 and $14.613 and ended with a loss of 0.2%.

December 19: Gold and Silver Fall After Fed Tightens

Gold edged up to $1251.40 in Asia before it dropped back to $1246.80 in London and then jumped up to $1258.00 at about 10:30AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1241.90 after today’s fed announcement and ended with a loss of 0.58%. Silver rose to as high as $14.821 before it fell back to $14.55, but it ended with a loss of just 0.41%.

December 20: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop Nearly 2%

Gold gained $24.30 to a new 5-month high at $1266.30 by early afternoon in New York before it chopped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 1.53%. Silver rose to as high as $14.841 and ended with a gain of 1.3%.

December 24: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop Almost 3%

Gold gained nearly $10 in Asia before it halved its gains in London, but it then rose to new 6-month highs in New York and ended with a gain of 1.08%. Silver climbed to as high as $14.776 and ended with a gain of 1.03%.

December 26: Gold and Silver Closed Mixed While Stocks Rebound

Gold gained $10 to a new 6-month high at $1279.00 by late morning in New York before it sold off in afternoon trade, but it ended with a loss of just 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $15.17 and ended with a gain of 1.76%.

December 27: Gold and Silver Hold 1% Gains in Face of Stocks Reversal

Gold gained $12.70 to $1278.90 in early afternoon New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver rose to as high as $15.267 and ended with a gain of 1.33%.

December 28: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% and 5% on the Week

Gold gained $7.10 to $1282.00 in Asia before it pared back in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.4%. Silver rose to as high as $15.389 and ended with a gain of 0.92%.

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.

Silver Seeks to Catch Up With Gold

The best performing metal this week was silver, up 6.40 percent on perhaps a paradigm shift as the investors poured $133 million into silver bullion ETFs on Wednesday, the single biggest inflow in six and a half years. The weekly Bloomberg survey of gold traders and analysts shows that most are bullish on the yellow metal as prices broke through a five-year high and touched $1,453 per ounce on Friday morning. Traders seem to be set on an interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve this month, which is helping gold, even as some better-than-expected economic data was released on Tuesday. Turkey, which often sells its gold, saw its reserves rise by $71 million this week compared to last.

Goldfinger, Silver and Gold

As of July 5, the gold to silver ratio stood at 93, the highest since 1993. This ratio is not a precise timing indicator, but high ratios have always indicated major bottoms in both metals. While low silver prices anger some investors, the wise are buying. The stock market since 2009 has rallied based on near-zero interest rates, huge stock buybacks benefiting management, media hype, and trillions of new corporate, government and individual debt. It might rally further, but a risk to reward analysis suggests a high risk and low potential reward for the over-valued stock market in 2019. Silver is in the opposite position. Prices have fallen for eight years and built a five-year base. Expect much higher prices in late 2019 and 2020.

Two sectors with mind boggling potential over the next 5-10 years

While I think we are entering an inflationary phase and during an inflation everything tends to go up together (at least during the initial and middle phase of the inflation) there are two sectors in particular that I think have absolutely mind boggling potential over the next 5-10 years. Silver maybe more than anything is a time bomb waiting to explode. You rarely get a prettier (and longer) basing phase than this one..

Why The Coming Silver Rally Might Be The Greatest

n the last one hundred years there have been some great silver rallies. Some have been greater than others though. The economic conditions underlining the different silver rallies were not all the same. Obviously those that occurred during conditions most conducive to silver rallies were the great performers. The coming silver rally could be the greatest especially since it potentially has most conditions in common with the great silver rallies.

Silver Prices – The Next Five Years

Silver prices move higher as population adjusted national debt increases. (Dollar devaluation drives all prices higher.)Silver prices move higher and lower with crude oil, another commodity. Silver prices move opposite to the S&P 500 Index. (Investor preference for commodities versus paper assets.) The model weighs and combines these macroeconomic variables to produce a “calculated silver price.” Call it a “fair value” price.

As gold and silver catch fire, what's happening?

Ordinarily it would seem that circumstances are hugely favorable to gold and silver. But if governments lose on the market-rigging front, they can always become more openly totalitarian -- confiscating gold or outlawing private possession of monetary gold, imposing windfall profits taxes on capital gains in gold, raising royalty requirements on gold-mining companies to prohibitive levels, and so forth. So even as we all may hope for the best -- free and transparent markets, and limited and accountable government -- your secretary/treasurer's only prediction is borrowed from Orwell's "1984": "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever." To prevent that is another reason to press on in the morning.

Silver prices book largest daily rise in 3 years as gold ends 2.4% higher

A recent report from Sprott Asset Management contributor Paul Wong, tracking gold and silver trading in July, notes that buying of those precious metals has spread to individual investors. “We are now just starting to see gold buying broaden out to retail, individual investor level. By all historical measures, we should see silver play a phenomenal catch-up trade to gold in the next few months,” he wrote.

New Pacific Reports Continued Exploration Success at Silver Sand Including Wide Mineralization Intercept of 104.5 metres grading 183 grams per tonne Silver

New Pacific is a Canadian exploration and development company which owns the Silver Sand Project in Potosí Department, Bolivia and the Tagish Lake gold project in Yukon, Canada. New Pacific has Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX/NYSE American: SVM) and Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX/NASDAQ: PAAS) as its 28% and 16.8% shareholders.

Silver Price Update - Don't think rally is done..

Silver price technical update. 200 DMA will hold, $16.33. Sustained move coming. If we can close near the weekly highs today..

What the Rally in Gold Means for Silver Prices (video)

Bloomberg: In this edition of "Charting Futures," Interactive Brokers Chief Strategist Steve Sosnick examines the rally in precious metals with Bloomberg's Abigail Doolittle on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close." (Source: Bloomberg)

Fool's Silver: Why Most “Silver Miners” Don't Live Up to Their Name

If you buy shares in a silver mining company, you will have to assume additional market risks compared to ownership of silver bullion. You may wish to do so in order to potentially gain leveraged exposure to silver prices. What you may not realize, however, is that most of the publicly traded “silver” stocks out there are primarily in the business of mining other metals – sometimes gold, often copper, zinc, lead, and other base metals.

Kootenay Announces $5 Million Investment by Strategic Investor Eric Sprott

James McDonald President and CEO stated “We are very pleased to have the support of Mr. Eric Sprott as a major investor in Kootenay.Having Mr. Sprott make a significant investment in the Company is a strong endorsement of our silver asset base. This financing puts us in a very strong financial position and allows us to move aggressively forward on not just Columba, but our other key assets as well.”

K.I.S.S. Strategy – Part One

History shows that debt will increase until the system resets. Increasing debt creates more currency in circulation and higher prices as the dollar devalues. Read “The Three D’s of Doom.” History and the empirical price model show that silver prices are too low. Expect higher prices for several years. Read “Silver Price Forecast.” Trusting politicians will spend, central bankers will devalue, consumer prices will rise, and silver prices will be multiples higher in 2025…

It's Time to Get Serious about Silver

Start laying in some physical gold and silver. There is compelling evidence that as the price reaches about $26, a major resistance point from years' past, "the public" – your friends and neighbors – will finally decide to join the crowd. With such a relatively small market you can be certain, assuming availability, both the price and the premiums will be much higher than they are today. So what's the point of waiting?

Are We Nearing The Breakpoint In The Silver Market?

After getting a thorough simulation of what it feels like to watch paint dry over the past eight years, the silver market is finally showing some signs of life. After rising almost $2.50 from the May 20 $14.41 lows (coincidentally also the same time the banks finished buying back their short position – as can be seen by the red line in the middle section of the chart below), silver recently even crossed above the $17 mark.

The Silver K.I.S.S. Strategy

NFLATE OR DIE! Create more debt and higher prices, and transfer wealth from the many to the few. Our President wants lower interest rates. The Fed wants more inflation so they can expand the fiat currency Ponzi scam. Congress wants to spend, spend, spend… And they will get it. Enter MMT..

New Pacific Reports High Recovery of Silver From Various Metallurgical Processes for Sulphide, Transition and Oxide Styles of Mineralization From Silver Sand, Bolivia

New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V: NUAG) (OTCQX: NUPMF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the final results of a preliminary metallurgical test work program for its Silver Sand Project. The Company is very pleased with the positive results achieved so far from the completed test work. The results suggest that the mineralized materials from the Silver Sand Project would be amenable to processing using conventional flotation or whole ore cyanidation at atmospheric pressure at large scale. This preliminary metallurgical program has demonstrated that good silver extraction rates are possible using these simple extraction methods and that further improvements and refinements should be possible in future programs after fine-tuning the various test parameters.

What About Silver?

I would like to take an in-depth look at Sliver and show you the bottoming process that finally came to an end in late May of this year. There is no question that silver as been the laggard when it comes to the PM complex similar to what we saw back in the early 2000’s when gold led the way for the rest of the PM complex. Silver eventually caught fire and actually topped out in April of 2011 a full five months before gold and the PM stock indexes. If you’ve been trading silver for any length of time then you know when it moves it can make up lost ground in a hurry. Since the early 2016 low SLV has been trying to bottom around the 13 area. Every time it would find support and rally higher SLV could never maintain its impulse move higher. Below is a one year daily chart for SLV which shows a small double bottom that formed late last year and after reaching the double bottom price objective at 15.00 the price action declined once again toward the bottom of the previous lows. This time however SLV was able to find its low slightly above its 2018 double bottom low forming the blue bullish falling wedge.

Silver: Explosive Phase

Video Update on Silver.

Huge Silver Deliveries in September on Day One (4,862 silver contracts)

A whopping 4,862 silver contracts were posted for delivery Tuesday..

Will Silver’s Surprising Summer Surge Continue?

Just a few weeks ago, silver naysayers told us we’d have to wait months, or even years, before the market made a big move. Now they are eating their words! The white-hot metal surged past $18.50/oz this morning to reach its highest level in more than two years. Silver is up more than 13% in the month of August alone, a time when many precious metals analysts had expected summer doldrums. Even some long-term silver bulls became short-term bears.

New Pacific Continues Reporting Wide Drill Intercepts at Silver Sand Including an Intercept of 93.5 Metres Grading 336 Grams per Tonne Silver

Since the release of assay results of second batch of 31 drill holes on August 6, 2019, the Company has received assay results of an additional 20 drill holes from Silver Sand Project which were drilled to infill the drill grid to a density of 25 metres by 25 metres to confirm continuity of mineralization in selected areas drilled in 2018. Holes were approximately oriented at azimuths of 60 degrees with dips of -45 degrees normal to the strike and dip of mineralized structures. All holes continuously intercept significant wide silver mineralization in fractures developed in bleached quartz sandstones. Drill hole DSS525006 intersected the mineralized zone of 165.5m @ 204g/t Ag including a bonanza grade subzone of 45.0m @ 641g/t Ag. The drill results indicate that high grade centres exist in broad mineralization.

Kootenay Intercepts More High Grades on Columba Silver Project, Mexico

Kootenay Silver Inc.(TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce assay results from four (4) additional holes drilled on the Columba high-grade silver vein system in Chihuahua State, Mexico.Drilling is ongoing with 16 holes completed to date of a planned first phase 25 to 30-hole program.

Monthly Silver Report: Stunning increases in silver ETF funds..

Well there was another fun month for silver investors! Perhaps not yet time to go out and buy the new luxury car, although after the trading action of the past few years, certainly a welcomed relief. As silver rallied from it’s $16.23 on its July 31st close to $18.34 on August 30. Which is an extension of the rally that began on May 29 at $14.37, and closed at $15.28 at the end of June.