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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.

Here's what could Amount to be "The Game-Changer" in Silver (and Gold)

If possible lower silver prices don’t result in the liquidation of the new longs, then it is hard for me to see why silver prices would stay depressed & won’t in time race higher. This is an equation where the price could move quite disproportionately to the upside, despite the appearance of a bearish market structure. For that reason, I am further resolved against selling silver at this time.

March 2017 brings a Crucial Inflection Point for Silver Price Rally

Right now, the silver price has arrived at a very important inflection point where two leading trend lines ‘meet’. This is, by far, one of the most important price levels for silver. March 2017 will be a very important month for the silver market. Silver investors should pay close attention to the $18.50 level. If that is broken to the upside, the real test is the $21 level.

Silver Demand in India Slammed after Demonetisation

Silver imports by India, one of the world’s top buyers, will probably shrink this year to the lowest since 2012 as the government cracks down on black money, farmers struggle for cash & stockpiles remain ample. Purchases from overseas plunged 60% to about 3,000 metric tons last year & will contract further in 2017. Investment demand for silver will continue to fare badly too.

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.

Will Silver Prices Continue Outpacing Gold Prices In 2017?

Precious metals are off to the races in the first six weeks of 2017, as returns in both gold and silver are beating the S&P 500. The current technical chart pattern for silver prices is stronger than gold. The silver market is trading above its 50-day & 100-day moving averages, which are bullish signals for trend following traders. Why are silver prices outperforming gold? Here are some solid reasons.

Silver Prices Hold Regardless of Dollar Strength - Dips will be Well Supported

The fact silver prices have managed to accelerate higher while the dollar has been strengthening is noteworthy. With base metals generally rallying too, it looks as though silver is attracting industrial buying. A show of dollar strength may act as a headwind, so we would not be surprised to see prices consolidate at lower numbers; but we expect dips will be well supported.

Silver Stocks to Soar Backed by Massive Bull Run in Silver Prices

Silver stocks are a place investors aren’t paying much attention to. With fundamentals in the silver market getting better, silver prices could soar. This is going to give a boost to silver stocks. Silver stocks are selling for literally pennies on the dollar. In the coming bull run on silver stocks, a lot of money is to be made. Investors could make massive returns.

Physical Silver Shortage & Short Squeeze will Trigger a Huge Rush for Delivery on Comex

A great rush for actual delivery on COMEX silver contracts is likely to come from industrial users once a physical shortage becomes apparent. Some combination of a delivery rush or a short squeeze is certain to come. When silver prices begin to rise strongly these large shorts will quickly lose control & start to buy back their short positions & thus contribute mightily to the price blow-off.

Will Silver Prices Continue Bull Run or is a Correction Close-by?

Silver prices gained by a good margin last month with gains of around 10% in the international markets. The run-up in base metals also contributed to the rise in silver prices. The net longs in silver increased by 62,964 contracts as on 31 January 2017. However, there is a possibility of these longs getting liquidated in the weeks ahead which will pressurize silver prices.

Bullish Indicators & Constructive Price Action Confirm Bullish Outcome for Silver Prices

The confluence of bullish indicators & constructive price action confirms that a bullish outcome is a real possibility for silver prices. Add the prospects of a weaker US dollar & these factors create the perfect ingredients that send this precious metal soaring. Technical indicators & price patterns seen here on the silver price chart clearly suggest that a rally is likely to ensue.

Best Bets, Concerns & Risks When Trading the Silver Market

Silver is in for a rough few months ahead as the volatility is likely to be fairly severe. I believe that the Silver markets have probably bottomed longer-term, and with this being the case if you have the ability to take a non-leveraged position, perhaps you should. Commodity markets in general should do fairly well, especially commodity currencies.

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.

Silver Prices Form Bullish Reversal - Silver Seems Ready to Rally

The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) is an ETF that tracks the performance of the underlying holdings in the London Silver Fix Price. Shares of the fund were down 24% in the last half of 2016, but over the last several months they have been consolidating in an inverse head-and-shoulders basing formation. Technical indicators suggest the fund is ready to break out, reversing a six-month downtrend.

Robust Industrial Metal Sector Drives Silver Up - Hedge Funds Attracted

Analysts have been bullish on silver for 2017 as its industrial component is expected to shine in an environment of stronger global economic growth. Money managers have extended their net length in silver for four straight weeks. The tailwind from a robust industrial metal sector has been one of the drivers behind silver’s out-performance against gold during this time.

The Factors that could Propel Silver Prices to over $100 - At Least!

No doubt, silver will face some hurdles in the Q1 of 2017 as investors take a wait-and-see approach about the new Trump presidency. But, when it comes to the longer silver price trends in 2017, there are a lot of reasons why investors should be bullish about silver prices. It’s never an overnight jump but, if history is any indicator, silver prices could climb more than 1,000% in the coming years.

How Silver Bulls can Invest in Silver & Diversify their Portfolios

Buying physical bullion is a great way to get your hands on silver. Physical silver is going to cost you a little more than what you see quoted in the news, but you have immediate access to it whenever you want. 2017 is poised to be a strong year for silver prices. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways for silver bulls to invest in silver & diversify their portfolios.

Price of Silver and Gold in 2017: Why They Could Bounce Higher

Most of those who are bullish about silver prices in 2017 point to silver’s capacity to decouple from the precious metals markets. Excitement about silver’s industrial demand could be the driver for higher prices in the minds of some. With uncertainty about geopolitical actions & surprises likely on multiple fronts, investors should expect gold prices in 2017 to be more volatile than usual.

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 Prices to Soar 75% on Inflation? It’s Possible

Investors must pay attention to inflation to see where silver could go next. You see, silver prices have a very strong relationship with inflation. As inflation increases, silver prices move higher as well, in multiples. In the United States, inflation—and inflation expectations—are moving up very quickly. Silver miners could be the best place to be when silver prices soar.

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