• Gold: 1,497.48 1.32
  • Silver: 16.90 0.04
  • Euro: 1.108 0.001
  • USDX: 98.358 0.216
  • Oil: 56.14 1.23

It's Time to Get Serious about Silver

5 days 3 hours ago

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?

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April 27: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 4% on the Week

Gold fell $1.90 to $1315.60 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1325.50 with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.564 and ended unchanged on the day.

April 30: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold fell $13.40 to $1310.20 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.67%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.198 and ended with a loss of 1.27%.

May 1: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold dropped $12.80 to $1301.90 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.73%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.052 and ended with a loss of 0.86%.

May 2: Gold Ends Slightly Lower While Silver Rises Over 1%

Gold gained $6.50 to $1311.60 in Asia before it dropped back to $1304.10 in midmorning New York trade and then jumped up to $1313.20 after the release of today’s fed statement, but it then sold back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver rose to as high as $16.511 and ended with a gain of 1.24%.

May 3: Gold and Silver Gain Before Jobs Day

Gold gained $13.50 to $1318.00 in London before it pared back in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver rose to as high as $16.583 and ended with a gain of 0.31%.

Market Report: FOMC Minutes Mark The Low

This week, gold and silver traded lower ahead of the FOMC minutes released on Wednesday. As widely expected, there was no change in the target for the Fed Funds Rate, which will probably be raised a quarter point in June. Yesterday, precious metals began to recover their poise, improving from the lows of earlier in the week.

May 4: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold dipped $2.90 to $1308.50 in Asia before it jumped up to $1315.20 after this morning’s jobs report and then quickly dropped back to $1308.20, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver chopped between $16.342 and $16.504 and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

May 7: Gold and Silver Hold Near Unchanged

Gold gained $4.80 to $1318.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1310.30 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver chopped between $16.568 and $16.404 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

May 8: Gold and Silver Close Slightly Higher

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell back to $1306.10 by a little after 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.01%. Silver rose to as high as $16.519 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

May 9: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $9.60 to $1304.80 in Asia before it climbed up to $1317.30 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.2%. Silver dropped down to $16.354 before it rallied back to $16.616 and then also fell back off again, but it still ended with a gain of 0.01%.

May 10: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold climbed $10.90 to $1322.70 by midmorning In New York before it pared back heading into midday, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.67%. Silver rose to as high as $16.75 and ended with a gain of 1.39%.

Market Report: Gold Still Underwritten At $1300

Gold and silver refuse to sink below their established lower consolidation levels, despite dollar strength. As can be seen in our headline chart, silver has enjoyed a decent bounce since 1 May, and gold has held firm at $1300, up 5% from the December low. Since last Friday, gold is up $8 in early European trade this morning (Friday) at $1323, having spiked down to as low as $1304 on Wednesday. Over the same time-scale, silver is up 23 cents on balance at $16.75.

May 11: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold gained $5.30 to $1325.90 at about 8AM EST before it drifted back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.13%. Silver rose to as high as $16.828 and ended with a loss of 0.3%.

May 14: Gold and Silver Fall as Dollar Reverses Higher

Gold gained $3.40 to $1322.30 in Asia before it chopped back to $1318.10 in early New York trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it then fell back off again into the close and ended with a loss of 0.41%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.499 and ended with a loss of 0.9%.

May 15: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1.5%

Gold fell $24.80 to $1288.70 by midafternoon in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.6%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.204 and ended with a loss of 1.45%.

May 16: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold gained $4.30 to $1296.80 in Asia before it dropped back to $1286.50 in London and then bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.16%. Silver edged up to $16.342 before it fell back to $16.187, but it then climbed to new session highs into the close and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

May 17: Gold and Silver Chop Near Unchanged

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it dropped back to $1285.40 in London and then rebounded in New York, but it ended with a gain of just 0.05%. Silver chopped between $16.325 and $16.489 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

May 18: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $4.90 to $1286.10 at about 9AM ET before it bounced back to $1292.90 in the next couple of hours of trade and then pared back to about unchanged by midday, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver dipped down to $16.361 before it rallied back to $16.466, but it then edged back lower in the final minutes of trade and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

Ira Epstein's Silver Report

On a close under 15.90, you might consider a purchase of a 14.00 Put. On a close over 16.25, consider a 19.00 Call. Once you enter, consider writing a further out of the money Put if you bought a Put or writing a further out of the money Call if you bought a Call. By doing so, you will cut down the amount of risk and cost of the original Put or Call while allowing participation via the breakout.

May 21: Gold and Silver Reverse Overnight Losses To End Higher

Gold fell $9.70 to $1282.00 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher throughout trade in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1292.90 with a gain of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $16.516 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

May 22: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold dipped $4.30 to $1287.90 in Asia before it edged up to $1296.00 by midmorning in New York and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver chopped between $16.448 and $16.665 and ended with a gain of 0.24%.

May 23: Gold Gains While Silver Slips

Gold dipped $2.70 to $1289.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1297.80 in London and then fell to a new session low of $1288.30 at about 9AM EST in New York, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.319 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.54%.

May 24: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold gained $13 to $1306.60 by midmorning In New York before it drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.83%. Silver rose to as high as $16.688 and ended with a gain of 1.28%.

May 25: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

Gold chopped up to $1307.80 at about 9AM EST before it drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.31%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.489 and ended with a loss of 0.36%.

June 4: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged in Mixed Trade

Gold dipped $2.70 to $1290.40 in Asia before it rallied up to $1297.70 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver chopped between $16.37 and $16.542 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

These Indicators Are Predicting New All-time High Silver Prices

Since the 1999 Dow/Gold ratio peak, silver was only able to reach around $49, just short of the 1980 high of $50 (not so clear on the chart since it deals with monthly prices). This tells me that all-time highs are still coming. Interest rates are also a very important economic measure, especially for silver prices, as explained previously (explained for gold, but also applies to silver). A period after a major interest rate bottom is generally great for silver.

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%.

Inflation is a Policy Decision

Relative to the DOW, silver prices are too low. Long-term the DOW and commodity prices will rise. Bankers and politicians profit from currency devaluations so inflation will continue. Silver prices bottomed in December 2015 but remain low compared to the DOW, M3, and national debt. M3 and debt increase exponentially. People will realize that debts can be paid only via default or devaluation. Silver will (someday) rise when investors protect their savings and retirements with inflation hedges.

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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%.

Silver Krugerrand Has Arrived!

This month, the silver bullion Krugerrand has been launched! It’s a really big development, as the Krugerrand is an iconic global brand. The gold Krugerrand was launched in 1967 as the first modern gold bullion coin. It enjoyed great interest, with the peak in 1978 when over 6 million ounces of Krugerrands were sold.

DSLV Update…The Chartology of Silver

Today DSLV 3 X short silver etf, is breaking out from a possible bearish falling wedge. I’m going to take an initial position and buy 150 shares at the market at 34.74 with the sell/stop on a daily close below the 50 day ema which is currently at 30.06. ZSL is a 2 X leveraged etf if you don’t want all the leverage. DSLV can be pretty volatile so take small bites. A backtest to the top rail would come into play around the 34.15 area for a slightly lower risk entry point.

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%.

COMEX Silver To Test 2015 Lows

Putting this all together, we must once again warn precious metal investors and traders to avoid "catching the falling knife". Though it may appear that price is near a physical floor... and though it may appear that the CoT positioning is near historic levels... and though it may appear that the charts look oversold... none of this will matter if the emerging markets continue to melt down and China continues its regime of devaluations against the US$. In this scenario, COMEX precious metal prices will continue lower, despite all traditional metrics.

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%.

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.

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%.