Category Archives: Silver Market

Tycoon Reaps $1.3 Billion On Silver

June 1st, 2016 by

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.

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Silver Market Pauses

May 5th, 2016 by

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.

Surge for Silver Not Over Yet

April 27th, 2016 by

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 […]

Silver Lining from Base Metals

April 26th, 2016 by

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.

Silver ETFs (SLV, SIVR) Near Record High

April 21st, 2016 by

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 […]

Silver Bull Market Has Legs

April 20th, 2016 by

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 […]

Silver Outperforming Gold

April 18th, 2016 by

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 […]

Don’t Sleep on Silver

April 7th, 2016 by

After falling back from its recent 2016 high of $16 per ounce, silver has once again taken a backseat in the trading markets. It seems that it’s the bulls, not the bears, who have gone into hibernation.

SLV ETF Remains Resilient

April 4th, 2016 by

Silver never goes out of style. The same appears to be true of the iShares Silver Trust (SLV). This is what investors continue to signal to the financial markets. No matter how much downward pressure the big players (institutional investors, i.e. megabanks) put on the price of silver, the Average Joe investors simply pile up […]

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Investors Eye Strong Silver Fundamentals

March 30th, 2016 by

Since reaching an all-time high of nearly $49 per ounce in 2011, silver has been mired in a years-long bear market. Many nervous investors sold at the bottom. This unfortunate development doesn’t mean there aren’t still bargains to be had. At the same time, the fundamentals point to a potential resurgence for prices in the […]

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Silver Market Trends Worth Noting

March 25th, 2016 by

Because gold gets all the headlines, many traders haven’t been paying close attention to the silver market lately. The argent metal always takes a back seat to its more expensive cousin, gold. This is because the biggest traders and investors prefer its high value-to-weight as a more efficient way of getting diversity into a tangible […]

iShares Silver Trust (SLV) Battles Bears

March 21st, 2016 by

The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) is the most prominent exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the silver market. Like its counterpart in gold, the iShares Gold Trust (IAU), the fund is backed by a physical stockpile of silver bullion. This cache of physical silver rises or falls based on whether the fund is seeing net seller […]

Silver Is the Money of the People

March 17th, 2016 by

Gold and silver are both precious metals; they are closely related in their chemical properties and both have a long history of serving as “monetary metals” for coins and bullion. It’s not surprising that their prices would track closely in the same direction, although not perfectly so. In some sense, you can think of gold […]

Neville’s Cross Hoard to Come Under Hammer

March 12th, 2016 by

A small portion of the Durham County Hoard (more popularly known as the Neville’s Cross Hoard) of silver coins will finally be going up for auction in the U.K. The specific site where this group of coins was dug up, for which it was appropriately named, has historical significance dating to 14th century. The collection […]

Demand for Physical Gold, Silver Remains Strong

March 4th, 2016 by

No matter which way you slice it, safe haven demand for precious metals has been especially strong so far in 2016. Many traders and investors prefer to focus on the paper markets for gold and silver, specifically ETFs and futures contracts. While it is true that these investment vehicles have a profound impact on the […]

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Silver Price Nears Inflection Point

February 29th, 2016 by

The spot silver price is coming to a crossroads where longer-term trends are born. Silver has been overlooked quite a bit during the recent gold rally, making it an affordable play for contrarian precious metals investors. The prices of the two metals very frequently track one another. Between the two, silver is more volatile—which makes […]

Setback for Rooftop Solar in the Silver State

February 12th, 2016 by

Nevada is nicknamed “The Silver State,” referencing the booming silver mining industry that thrived in the state beginning in the late 1800s. However, it seems that this title may be losing its luster. Once the site of a fast-growing solar power revolution, Nevada is now gridlocked between solar power supporters and powerful public utilities like […]

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Can the Silver Fix Be Fixed?

February 5th, 2016 by

A tradition that stretches back 117 years may be crumbling to the ground. The LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) Silver Price, set by a daily meeting of five participating banks and administered by a partnership between Thomson Reuters and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), has been increasingly missing the mark on accurately representing the silver […]

Use of Silver in Solar Tech to Rise

January 21st, 2016 by

Most of us think of silver as jewelry or an investment. Indeed, it is a precious metal, so it fits these roles perfectly. But there’s also another side to silver that gets overlooked: its widespread use in various industrial applications. Believe it or not, more than half (56%) of the annual silver supply goes toward […]