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Silver Kicks Into a Higher Gear

For quite a period of time, silver underperformed gold.  The gold to silver ratio, a calculation that basically shows the relative strength of the two metals, continued to soar well outside its historic range to as high as 131:1. We felt this was excessive and as indications started to show … Readmore

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Why Would Anyone Want Junk Silver Coins?

Prior to 1965, the United States minted silver coins to be used as money.  They are commonly referred to as “junk” silver or 90%.  They are called junk silver because they were used in circulation and have no collector value.  A “bag” or $1,000 face has about 715 ounces of … Readmore

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Is Silver About To Get With The Program?

Silver has been considered money as long as gold but has lagged gold badly of late.  Perhaps this is because silver is not a Central Bank Reserve.  But it is a precious metal with a functional deficit between supply and demand and remarkably varied industrial uses. Perhaps its lackadaisical performance … Readmore

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As Promised, A Metals Update

Prices are down, product dwindling and premiums higher We are doing our best during this hectic time in our business to keep our customers apprised of what is going on day to day.  Our wholesaler has informed us today that the US Mint has shut down sales of gold product … Readmore

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Update on the Gold to Silver Ratio

Back on April 12th and again on June 13th, we mentioned the tremendous opportunity developing in the gold to silver ratio trade. While readings above 80:1 are fairly rare, readings in the mid-90s are extremely rare and we wanted to bring that to your intention. Below is the long-term historic … Readmore

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Silver is Looking Like it Wants to Stir

Gold has advanced decently of late, pressing to a six-year high.  Despite all the chatter about how undervalued silver has been, it has not done nearly as well.  In fact, it still does not look like it is even in an uptrend yet.  Silver has disappointed a lot of its … Readmore

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ANALYZING THE GOLD TO SILVER RATIO

Typically, we only include one chart or two in our articles, but for this particular analysis, it was necessary to look at multiple year periods.  We hope you will forgive the number of charts, but we feel they are important to show the trend. Recall that gold was fixed in … Readmore

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Market Comments – January 2019

We are now experiencing an increase in customer purchases, including many first-time buyers. This is a reversal of a two year trend. A lot of the money, we’re told, is from stock market liquidation. Gold is flirting with $1300 an oz. and silver is near $16. At a ratio of … Readmore

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June 2018 Market Comments

Our office move has been successfully completed. Fortunately, it was during a quiet time in the market, just the way we planned. Gold and silver just made new lows for the year today ($1,275 and $16.60). In spite of the improving economy, fundamentals for owning some metals remain the same. … Readmore

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Market Comments from Jerry – February 2018

We just completed a nice month in precious metals with gold advancing from $1301 at year end (Dec Low $1234) to $1341 (Jan High $1362). Could this be the turnaround we have been expecting? A break and closing price above $1370 will confirm it. What is going on with silver? … Readmore

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