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Silver Supply Deficit Rises on Stunning Decline in Production -The Impact on Prices

Writing on what is taking place as it pertains to world silver supply isn’t to forecast what the change will do to the price of silver in 2017, but rather how the declining trend will impact the silver price going forward. My focus is not to state that the silver price will be determined upon a single year’s worth of rising silver investment demand, rather to show that the world is waking up to the SILVER STORY.

Despite Irrational Selloff; Fundamentals Support Higher Silver Prices

Within the past month, silver has gone from being one of the best-performing assets in financial markets to giving away almost all of its gains this year, but one mining executive remains optimistic on the precious metal during this volatile period. Precious metals will see higher volatility in prices, while markets will remain relatively range-bound until fundamentals come back into focus.

US Silver Imports Hit Record Amid Declining Demand - Where's The Silver?

The US had a record amount of silver imports in 2016 while its apparent consumption declined considerably. This does not make sense. It seems as if some large entities or institutions are acquiring a lot of silver at this low price before the global stock markets collapse. When the markets finally crash, there won’t be too many high-quality assets to move one’s funds into. Now that makes sense.

Do Current Silver Prices Offer a Better Investment Opportunity than Gold Now?

The upside potential for silver prices is undoubtedly greater than that for gold in the next few years. Here are some solid reasons why. And as an investor, or someone just seeking to preserve purchasing power, one doesn’t want to consider what is happening with silver prices right now, but one wants to consider where silver prices will be heading in the future.

Silver Production Suffered Double-Digit Decline in 2nd Largest Producing Nation

Peru’s silver production declined 2% in November versus the same month last year and even lower by 11% in December. As prices declined sharply after 2013, investment in Peru’s mining industry plummeted. Peru’s mining investment fell 57% in 2016 versus its peak in 2013 & 44% compared to the prior year. The world is now reaching peak production in energy & metals.

Why Buy Silver? Top 10 Reasons To Invest In Silver Bullion

Silver just might be the buying opportunity of the decade. It’s hard to find an asset with a greater distortion between price and fundamentals. Not only is it a good hedge against crisis, the price will be forced up by a perfect storm of fundamental factors. Here are compelling reasons to add physical silver bullion to your portfolio (and only one is because the price will rise).

Invest in Physical Silver before its Price Heads towards Jupiter

When US & global oil production starts to decline in a BIG WAY, silver production will feel it the most, because by-product silver supply from copper, zinc & lead production will fall precipitously as base metal demand plummets during the next financial & economic crisis. The best time invest in physical silver is before supply evaporates or before its price or value heads towards Jupiter.

The Sun Shines Bright on the Future of Silver

Increasing solar power generation in the country and elsewhere, along with rising industrial demand from the US and China, has pushed silver prices up 8% in January & the trend is likely to continue through the year. Silver prices are expected to continue moving higher in the year 2017 backed by a strong pick up in the physical demand as a result of increasing use in solar power globally.

Massive Rises Ahead In Silver Market, But Serious Trouble For Paper Silver Market

The Silver Market will experience a significant trend change in the future due the unraveling of the paper markets. In addition, GFMS and the Silver Institute forecast continued net annual silver deficits for the next several years (at least) as global silver production declines while demand continues to be strong. This will be just more FUEL for the SILVER MARKET FIRE ahead.

Solar Demand 'Key' in 2017 for Silver Prices

Analysts GFMS – a division of Thomson Reuters, say that the solar energy sector bought 11% more silver last year than 2015, the only major use to grow on their latest estimates for the Washington-based Silver Institute of miners, refiners, retailers & industrial users. But research into substitution continues & “you’re [now] seeing some investment in replacing silver with copper.

SILVER - Ridiculously Underpriced, but Most Rewarding Investment Vehicle

A reminder of the factors that lead us to thinking about silver as a safe haven investment to begin with; as a protection against inflation, or an opportunity to make money & ‘profit’ over the short, intermediate, or long term. From whatever angle, just below a surface understanding, lies the recognition that it is nearly impossible to find any other investment vehicle so ridiculously underpriced.

Metals Zoom On Projected Massive Infrastructure Spending - How Long Before Silver Takes-Off?

Metals are surging due to projected industrial expansion. To argue that a massive infrastructure spending program will be beneficial for lead, zinc & copper prices, but immaterial for silver prices, is as ridiculous as claiming that overvalued stock prices can continue to surge amidst the “gigantic pink elephant” that is surging global interest rates and plunging worldwide currencies.

Opportunistic Investors' 9 Reasons for Having No Fear of Falling Silver Prices

Precious metal mining stocks had been the shining stars of Wall Street in 2016. This recent swoon in silver prices isn’t a time to panic. Instead, it could be time to go shopping. There are, in fact, numerous fundamental and psychological reasons to believe that silver prices could soon find a floor and resume their bull market run.

Peak Silver & Continued Supply Deficits Indicate Higher Silver Prices Soon

We estimate that silver mine supply peaked in 2015 and will trend lower in the foreseeable future. Due to the huge increase in Global Silver ETF demand & a large Exchange Inventory build, the silver market will suffer a forecasted 185 Moz annual deficit in 2016. Declining total supply is expected to be a key driver of annual deficits, thereby leading to higher silver prices going forward.

Silver Bull Alive & Well Despite Recent Correction-Weakened Sentiment

Silver has spent most of the third quarter drifting sideways to lower. This has naturally weighed on sentiment, with investors & speculators alike growing more bearish during recent months. Yet silver remains way undervalued relative to its primary driver gold, so the young silver bull market is far from over. Silver’s upside from here is still massive as it mean reverts higher with gold.

Why Silver Prices Could Have Considerably More Upside Than Gold

When we take a step back and analyze the catalysts behind the move higher in precious metal spot prices, it’s silver prices that could have considerably more upside than gold. Today, we’ll lay out the case why physical silver could be on its way to $30 an ounce, which would represent a gain of nearly 60% from where physical silver is today.

With Silver Bull Just Starting, the Best Gains in Silver Miners are Yet to Come

The major silver miners just reported an amazing Q2’16, with silver’s young new bull fueling radically-higher operating earnings. The great inherent leverage of silver-mining profits to silver prices was the fundamental justification underlying silver stocks’ epic gains so far this year. With silver’s bull only just starting, the best gains in silver-mining profitability & thus stock prices are yet to come.

Silver is in a Sweet Spot and This Trend can Continue

I think, right now, silver is in this sweet spot and I think this trend can continue. The growth in solar power is helping drive the demand for silver upward & could potentially gobble up to as much as 25% of the global silver market. Investor demand for silver is expected to continue breaking records through the rest of the year. Shrinking supply will also likely put upward pressure on silver prices.

Young Silver Bull Faces Silver Futures Driven Correction

Silver futures speculators have ramped their silver longs to extreme record levels. This has left silver very overbought, at risk of a considerable near-term selloff once something inevitably spooks the hyper-leveraged futures speculators into unwinding their excessive longs. But far from being threats, mid-bull corrections are offer investors the best buying opportunities within ongoing bull markets.

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