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Trump and Brexit Creating A Rally in Gold and Silver

Traditionally, gold experiences bump at the beginning of the year, but unknowns surrounding the EU’s response to May’s Brexit deal & Trump’s future policy decisions are intensifying haven investing & causing traders to turn to precious metals. Investors should be diversifying their portfolios by buying gold or silver as protection against a falling dollar & political uncertainties that lie ahead.

Here's why 2017 should make Investors Confident about Gold and Silver?

Any sign that the Fed is going to keep interest rates behind the inflation curve is positive for gold and silver. At the moment, a number of top analysts have several interest rates rises depressing the outlook for gold and silver. But this may either not happen, or inflation could prove more rapid than expected & have the same effect. Here are the fundamentals that should make investors feel confident.

New Silver Catalyst to Fight Smog in Cities

Scientists are creating a new silver catalyst to purify the air that can decompose toxic carbon monoxide and other harmful substances into harmless components, an advance that could help fight smog in cities like New Delhi and Beijing. In addition, the catalyst can be adapted to neutralise the gas discharges of chemical plants and the exhaust systems of automobiles.

2017 - The Promising Year for the Silver Investor

The market for silver continues to tighten as supply has failed to keep up with demand for much of the past decade. Demand for silver is up by more than 35% since 2009, while supply only grew by a little more than 10%. With silver consumption set to expand indefinitely, the supply deficit will continue to put upward pressure on silver prices in the years ahead.

Reasons for Silver Demand to Explode have never been Stronger

The reasons for silver demand to explode – amidst an environment of verified peak production, and historically low above-ground, available for sale inventories, have never, in my very strong view, been stronger. Which is why, I might add, the opportunity to make a year-end tax swap, at an historically high gold/silver ratio of 69, may make sense to many investors.

Cash Is No Longer King: The Phasing Out of Physical Money Begins

The stage for inevitable demise of paper money is set. The cash that allows free transactions without tax burdens or state scrutiny won’t be around much longer. There will be many rationalizations for a cashless society in the years to come, but without fixing this broken financial system first, this will only ensure that despotism gains an even sturdier foothold.

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.

Physical Gold and Silver V/s Paper Gold and Silver

When people decide to invest in precious metals, they have many options. They can chose gold and silver exchange traded funds (ETFs), precious metals mining shares, gold or silver futures contracts, unallocated gold and silver pools or derivatives. Or, they can buy the real thing – As only physical gold and silver provides you with direct access & ownership.

Recent Gold Market Moves Indicate a Wicked Gold Rally in the Making

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at the extremely low levels (in the low 20s) and is strongly hinting bottoms for gold and silver. The sentiment numbers are telling me that there is a wicked gold rally coming. On Monday, when I get a look at the COT report, I will know for sure. Keep your eyes open as we move toward year-end. The fireworks are going to be incendiary.

The Carnage in the Gold Sector Could Be Over

The rally in gold and silver has corrected hard which is not all that unusual for any bull market. The price of gold is approximately $200/oz lower than its June peak of $1375/oz. RSI is down to 20.63 which is the lowest it has been for some time. A reading below the ‘30’ level is considered to be oversold, so we can see that gold is extremely oversold and a bounce from here is not impossible.

Will Downward Trend in Gold and Silver Continue? A Look at Inflation is All You Need to Know

Despite this temporary setback, the long-term outlook is still looking positive for gold and silver. Financial turmoil is always a driving factor for additional bullion investments. Trump’s victory sent copper prices soaring more than $1,000, its best weekly performance since 1979. As a byproduct of base metal extraction, silver to rise on increased infrastructure spending & gold on inflation.

Fearful Capital Turns to Gold and Silver - the Ultimate Financial Insurance

One can easily foresee the financial and political turmoil looming large just ahead. And, there is lots of that coming our way. Now is the time to be proactive in case the situation escalates, which seems to be unavoidable. Gold and silver have been acquired for centuries as a form of wealth preservation, as a long-term store of value and as safe-haven assets in such times.

Gold Bull Market Intact Regardless of Short Term Price Gyrations

Gold remains the asset Wall Street loves to hate. Currently the fundamental drivers of gold are mixed, which makes a sideways move the most likely prospect, barring new developments. We remain convinced that the monetary experiments of recent years will end quite badly, and that the long term case for gold remains intact regardless of short term price gyrations.

Rate Hike Largely Priced into Gold and Silver - What about Rationality in Sell-off?

Could the FED finally raise rates before 2016 draws to a close? That sounds plausible in theory, but there are a number of factors that do not support a rate hike in the near term. But even if they do hike rates, this move is already largely priced into gold and silver. We should question the rationality of this sell off. After all, the gold price often moves higher along with interest rates.

Gold Prices will Rise Once the Rate-Hike Obsessed Sellers are Out of the Way

After a rip-roaring first half, gold prices are plunging as we enter the home stretch of 2016. Gold futures are sitting near breakeven as we begin the new trading week. But when it comes to gold’s longer-term prospects, all is not lost. Even mainstream analysts are preparing for a bounce in gold prices once the highly-anticipated December rate hike is out of the way.

Gold And Silver Prices Crash Despite Financial Instability & Political Turmoil

Despite the negative bond yield environment, political turmoil in a number of countries, a tumultuous US presidential election campaign & uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, gold and silver prices plummeted. Not to mention the current fragility of the global financial system. Now is the time to buy assets physical gold and silver that offer a meaningful hedge against such a scenario.

Ironically, Gold and Silver will find Buyers in Crowds at Higher Prices Than at Lower

Even after you’ve done the research & decided to participate, buying into price weakness against the herd & contrary to your emotions is not an easy thing to do. But time & again, some of the world’s most successful investors have done just that. You might want to consider joining their ranks. As new nominal highs in both gold and silver are printed, several situations begin to develop.

Weekly Outlook for Silver Prices - Volatility in Gold Prices on the Rise

At present, the bias in silver prices is to the upside, as new buying appeared to be behind last week’s advance in prices, as open interest increased nearly 6% through Thursday. In addition, the U.S. economic calendar for the week is full. The possibility of victory for Trump & a second US interest rate hike could cause increased volatility in gold & could rise as high as $1,425.

Gold Remains a Mandatory Portfolio Asset

Can the US financial system endure normalization of interest rate structures? No. Gold will remain a productive portfolio-diversifying asset until the process of debt rationalization is allowed to proceed in the US. Given implications for declining intrinsic value of US financial assets, as well as ongoing Fed efforts to debase outstanding obligations, gold remains a mandatory portfolio asset.

Surging Silver Demand Ensures Higher Prices for Bullion & Mining Shares

In 2015, the global silver deficit — more silver demand than mine supply — was about 130 million ounces, made up by selling stockpiles & inventory. According to Société Générale, silver supply in 2016 is likely to decrease another 9%. As the magnitude of the problem sinks in, I expect that more of the big-money players will rush into silver. And it’ll make for a pricing tsunami.

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