There is no doubt that the question of how to generate cheap, clean, and sustainable energy will be one of the most pressing challenges for this generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. In the wake of the plunge and fluctuations of crude oil prices the past two years, much has been made of the attractiveness of […]
Last week, Germany’s Deutsche Bank (DB) finalized a $60 million settlement in a case that involved the manipulation of both gold prices and silver prices. The discovery process in that lawsuit has now revealed “smoking gun” evidence that the bank did not act alone in rigging the London fixes.
Silver prices have been pummeled since the beginning of October, shedding over 15% from their peak this year above $20 per ounce. As a result, the silver exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the silver price have also fallen sharply from their highs earlier this autumn. What does 2017 hold in store for silver ETFs? Moreover, […]
As is usually the case during the last six weeks or so of the calendar year, the U.S. Mint is nearing the point where it will halt production of its premier silver bullion coin, the American Silver Eagle.
Since the early 1980s, the People’s Republic of China has struck its own gold and silver bullion coins for international trade. In addition to their precious metal content, these coins are also prized collectibles due to their lower mintage figures compared to most government-issued bullion coins. Now, the increased popularity and demand for Chinese Panda […]
The Olympics are coming to a close, and at the same moment silver is sprinting far ahead of gold. In fact, it’s about to lap its precious metal cousin around the track! When you compare year-to-date returns, spot silver has nearly outpaced gold 2:1—+43% YTD versus a still impressive +27.5% YTD for the gold price.
The silver market has benefited greatly from the troubles of the global economy—and these problems don’t appear to be abating anytime soon.
The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) experienced a considerable pullback at the end of July, taking a breather from its steady ascent throughout the first half of the year. Now, the most popular exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by silver is once again climbing higher.
During periods where the precious metals are seeing a great deal of investment demand and rising in price, silver usually enjoys the higher upside—and higher volatility—of the two metals. This has undoubtedly been the case so far in 2016: while gold has rallied an impressive 25% so far this year, silver prices have shot far […]
Although gold gets most of the attention, silver prices have actually outpaced their precious metal counterparts by a pretty wide margin so far in 2016.
After the gold price fell slightly on Thursday and silver continued to climb, Friday is seeing some dramatic upward movement in the precious metals markets.
Among the many factors that contribute to a bullish outlook for silver is the growth in solar energy technology. Solar solutions are being adopted more and more readily around the world—and one of the primary ingredients in photovoltaic (PV) cells is silver. Unfortunately, there are still enormous hurdles for solar energy firms to overcome if […]
Perhaps one of the most overlooked dynamics within the silver market is the integral role that the argent metal plays in a variety of industries. Citing the projected rise in the use of silver in high-tech electronics, First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) is calling for a staggering ninefold rise in the metal’s price by 2019.
Mexico’s second-richest man, Alberto Bailleres, has benefited greatly from his extensive position in precious metals so far this year. Between his majority stake in a pair of Mexican mining companies, Industrias Penoles SAB and Fresnillo Plc, the gold and silver magnate has outpaced his wealthiest counterparts in the growth of his personal assets 2016.
Since surging as high as $18/oz as April came to a close, the silver market has retreated slightly to $17.50/oz and subsequently traded sideways. Nonetheless, the outlook for the argent metal remains strong according to most experts.
It doesn’t look like the positive momentum for silver prices will peter out any time soon. Driven by firm fundamentals, silver is poised to remain strong in the view of various financial experts. This spans across the full spectrum of silver ETFs, silver futures, and physical silver demand. Thus far in April, spot silver has […]
It should be no surprise that two of the keys to solving the puzzle of silver’s supply and demand dynamics are 1) demand for base metals and 2) the Chinese economy. These two factors are not as disparate as they may first appear.
Plain and simple, silver ETFs are directly affected by movement in the price of silver. Thursday saw intraday highs for the silver price that reached as high at $17.70/oz before falling back to unchanged. Despite the fact that this surge ended up sputtering as quickly as it appeared, the silver price remains firmly in a […]
With its recent surge back above $17/oz, we have officially entered a silver bull market by technical definitions. This threshold is reached when a market or asset trading at a price 20% above its 52-week lows. (Spot silver dipped below $14/oz as recently as last December.) Even as this bull market is only a few […]
After months of the silver price lagging behind the gold market, the two metals have switched roles in recent weeks. As we pointed out in a previous article, the fundamentals pointed toward a breakout for the silver price that would exceed the performance of gold. This reversal of fortunes was not surprising, but the reasons […]