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Silver Takes the Gold Prize: Commodities Half Yearly Report 2016

Caused by worries of a summer interest rate hike and uptick in the U.S. dollar, gold and silver both stalled in May but have since rallied on the back of Brexit and with government bond yields in freefall. This has been highly constructive for gold and silver, as yields and precious metals tend to be inversely related. As for silver, some forecasters place it at between $25 and $32 an ounce by year’s end.

Looking Ahead, the Gold and Silver Rally Appears to have Legs

Gold and silver are going insane right now, thanks in large part to the weaker U.S. dollar. Year-to-date, palladium is up 7%, platinum 19%, gold 21% and silver 25%. A correction at this point would be healthy, but looking ahead, this rally appears to have legs. It’s clear that sentiment in precious metals has shifted dramatically, giving the group’s new-found momentum.

Key Chart Shows Silver at Critical Crossroads

Silver spot prices haven’t been affected yet. However, the weekly silver chart shows an interesting wedge pattern developing. Silver prices briefly touched the bottom of the wedge last week before closing near the top. A solid weekly close above $15.50 would represent a bullish upside breakout, while a decisive break below $14.50 would carry bearish near-term implications.

Love & Fear Trade Buying Will Drive Silver & Gold Higher. . .This Year!

Despite their recent underperformance, David H. Smith, Senior Analyst with The Morgan Report, remains bullish on precious metals, especially silver and palladium, as the “love trade” heats up and the global economy adds more debt to the system. Investors should take advantage of the regular volatility native to silver prices.

Palladium - The Only Precious Metal You Should Own Right Now

Palladium turned out to be the top-flying metal last year— while gold and silver were both grounded. While gold seems stuck near $1,200 & silver falling from its January highs, palladium has jetted off its lows and has just broken above key resistance, reaffirming its status as the highest-flying precious metal on the market.

Calls for Platinum Squeeze – We’re Early But the Trend Will Play Out

Platinum gets a lot of analyst interest and there was a lot speculation about a potential supply squeeze in platinum and palladium last year. Yet there was no breakout. When it comes to the platinum shortage — same as with the zinc and uranium shortages — it may take months or years to actually play out for various reasons.

Palladium Reaches 13-Year High Over $900 oz as Gold Trading Volumes Surge 66%

Palladium, mostly used in catalytic converters in cars alongside platinum, has advanced 25% so far this year on concerns about Russian supplies & as supply was cut by a mine strike that ended in June in South Africa, the 2nd-biggest producer. Tension over Ukraine led to US & EU slapping sanctions on Russia, the top supplier.

Gold Dips, Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Top 26 Million

American Silver Eagles sales in record year 2013 had topped 29 million through the first seven months. Silver Eagles advanced by 260,000 in the later hours on Tuesday. The gain lifted Silver Eagle sales over 26 million for the year, maintaining a pace that is the second quickest in the coin’s 29-year history.

Gold Recovers, Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Top 25 Million

Gold broke away from a losing streak Wednesday, closing higher for the first time in 4 sessions, but Silver declined for a fourth consecutive session. Sales of 2014 American Silver Eagles have topped 25 million for the year. The annual Silver Eagle sales had jumped above 42.6 million in 2013 & coin sales had hit 27,575,000 by July 16, 2013.

Is Silver The World’s Most Undervalued Asset?

Silver is undervalued on a historical basis & also when compared with gold, platinum, palladium, base metals including copper, oil, stocks & U.S. dollar. Silver below $20/oz, remains less than half of its nominal record price in 1980. There are very few that remain at the same price levels as they were more than 30 years ago.

Data Shows That Gold Shortage Is Coming

Eric Sprott expects a “significant re-rating of the gold price” due to high physical demand from China & India, coupled with a gold supply shortfall. The effect, which he calls the “Chinese Gold Vortex,” is rapidly taking physical gold from West to East. When the West runs out of gold, the price should go much higher.

Russian Sanctions Could See Gold Prices ‘Explode’

The risk of conflict between Russia and the U.S. and EU is more than a short term risk. It is one of the greatest geopolitical challenges since the end of the Cold War. Therefore, it is likely to have a more material impact on gold prices due to the the strong possibility of increased safe haven demand.

12 Pressing Questions on Precious Metals and Natural Resources

Investing in natural resources and precious metals is attractive today because the sector is so much cheaper than it was three years ago. Many of the stocks are trading at a 90 percent discount to their prices in 2011. For a contrarian investor, I believe that we are seeing a historic opportunity now.

Will Platinum, Palladium and Silver outperform Gold this year?

So far, silver and the PGMs are under-performing – but that is only relative to the gold price. While gold has been in the ascendant so far this year, the ‘other’ precious metals – silver, platinum and palladium, have also seen rises. Will any of these leapfrog gold as the year progresses?

China Needs PGM's Now Amid Stringent Emissions Standards

While Beijing struggles to reduce its air pollution there is another technology close to commercial production that will eliminate vehicle emissions all together, again using a healthy amount of PGM’s – Catalytic converters will play a major role in the global push to improve air quality.

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