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Silver Can Be Gold On Steroids

Silver can be a speculator’s dream or nightmare. 
Throughout history, more than a few silver investors have lost their fortunes in the silver market. While Spain became the world’s leading economic power when explorers found a massive silver deposit in Potosi, Bolivia, the collapse of silver prices caused the demise of the Spanish empire. Last century, the Hunt Brothers transformed a large fortune into a small one when they tried to corner the silver futures market in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1995, together with three other traders at Salomon Inc., I organized, structured, and executed an over $1 billion proprietary silver purchase when silver was trading at around $5 per pound. The speculative risk position peaked at over 250 million ounces, more than the Hunt brothers had bought two decades before. 

At nearly $22.40 per ounce on December 6, silver is starting to look like it is on a bullish launchpad. The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) is a highly liquid silver ETF product that tracks the price action in the silver futures market.

Silver’s volatility is higher than gold’s

Silver tends to be far more volatile than gold because its speculative interest can lead to explosive or implosive price action. 

Silver is an industrial metal

Silver is an industrial commodity required for solar panels, electrical switches, chemical-producing catalysts, and other products. Nearly every computer, mobile phone, automobile, and appliance contains silver. Currently, the most significant industrial silver consumer is the photovoltaic sector, as the green revolution that is harnessing the sun’s power for electricity. In the past years, approximately 50% of the annual silver supply has gone to industrial applications, and 25% of the yearly demand comes from silver jewelry and eating utensils, or silverware. The remaining 25% has historically been investment demand. 

A recent report from the Silver Institute shows that while supply has remained relatively constant over the past decade, the demand has increased. 

Source: The Silver Institute

The chart shows the increase in industrial and investment demand from 2020 to 2021, and the estimates are for even higher demand in 2022 from the industrial, jewelry, and silverware sectors. 

Silver is a financial asset

While supply and industrial demand fundamentals are critical for silver’s price action, investment demand drives the price higher or lower each year. Silver’s path of least resistance depends on the market’s sentiment, which has turned bullish since September 1, 2022. 

Silver is a financial asset that tends to move higher or lower with gold. While rising interest rates and the strong U.S. dollar had weighed on silver, causing it to drop from just over $30 in February 2021 to $17.32 in early September, the price has made a comeback. The recent low in the U.S. 30-Year Treasury bond futures was 117-19 when silver was on the low. The last time the bond was at that level was in February 2011, when silver was at a low of $27.955, on its way to a high of $49.52 in April 2011. However, the last time the dollar index was above the 104 level was in 2002, when silver’s high was only $5.15 per ounce. 

At $22.40 per ounce on December 6, the price action in silver remains bullish despite the two-decade high in the U.S. dollar index, with the long bond futures below the 130 level. Silver is an investment alternative, and at $22.40 on December 6, the price was only marginally lower in 2022, outperforming stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and most other assets. Fundamentals, inflation, geopolitical turmoil, and other factors point to higher precious metals prices in 2023. Given its penchant for explosive price action, silver could lead the way when the sentiment leads investors to flock to the silver market.  

SLV is an alternative to physical bulky silver or leveraged silver futures

The most direct route for a risk position in silver is via the physical market for bars and coins. However, silver is bulky, and storing the metal can be problematic. The COMEX silver futures have a physical delivery mechanism that causes the price to converge with physical prices during the delivery period. However, futures are highly leveraged and margined instruments. Each silver contract contains 5,000 ounces. At $22.40, the total value is $112,000. The current original margin requirement is $9,350 per contract or around 8.35% of the value. Futures traders holding silver risk positions must pay and receive daily changes above the $8,500 maintenance margin level, making volatile futures cumbersome for retail investors. 

The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) provides an alternative to the silver physical and futures market as the ETF holds physical bullion and trades on the stock market. At $20.50 per share on December 6, SLV had $11.1 billion in assets under management. SLV trades an average of over 16.8 million shares daily and charges a 0.50% management fee. SLV is a highly liquid ETF product. The continuous silver futures contract rose from $17.32 on September 1 to $23.46 on December 5, a 35.45% increase. 

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7/25/2022: Breaking News: Purchasing the plunge in Newmont Mining Corp (NEM) on price Plunge! Here is a link for your review: We like it when large cap mining shares plunge \ crash!

7/22/2022: Purchased some Global X Silver Miners (SIL) ETF today at $24.86. Fundamental trade. Looks way over sold, with negative weighted alpha of -44.20. The Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Also purchasing some way over sold gold miner shares: CMCL, BTG, AEM, KGC, DRD, GFI. Purchasing the highest yielding gold miners:
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7/1/2022: Very Nice price action in the .999 silver bullion market. Silver bullion is recently down from approx. $24.00ish to $18.22ish on the 
Silver Trust Ishares (SLV) ETF. I don't like the SLV ETF, rather the "physical" .999 silver bullion market. When the Trend indicator says -100% STRONG SELL, I "back the truck up" and purchase as many .999 American Eagles and Canadian Maple Leaf 1 ounce coins that I can! My position is that I have "Asymmetric Risk" in purchasing the physical .999 silver bullion market, in that the price of .999 silver bullion can only go to $0.00! I will purchase such, all the way to $0.00! I do everything the "opposite in the precious metals markets", and always have! Doing so has saved me "so many" times I just can't believe it. For example, back in Covid-19 2020 markets, I was out of the stock markets and had loaded up with .999 American Eagles in my safes! I then "bought the Dip" in Bitcoin BTCUSD as low as approx. $5,500ish and if it didn't pump to approx. $70K! .999 silver bullion in the physical has always saved "my Bacon"! 

5/3/2022: Again .999 Silver Bullion is a -100% Sell Down is a link to the current futures contract:

Big % price retracement in .999 Silver Bullion...down from $26.6 to 22.820...looks way over sold...I will always purchase .999 Silver Bullion to $0.00...that actual physical metal its self, not the ETFs etc. I like to fill my safe up with the actual bullion etc!



Silver bullion is in a 100% Sell Down Trend. Is it time to Buy the 
.999 physical bullion market? We think so. Here is a link:
That shows .999 SLV silver Bullion in 100% Sell mode!
Silver bullion = 100% Sell Down Trend, we buy the .999 physical bullion market dip. 


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