• Gold: 1,255.09 -0.71
  • Silver: 16.05 0.01
  • Euro: 1.176 0.001
  • USDX: 93.932 0.443
  • Oil: 57.38 0.12

Silver tipped to soar 500% but can it beat...

While 2012 has proved a stellar year for the silver price, questions hang over whether the precious metal can replicate this performance and continue to outshine gold as we move into the new year.

Silver surplus – what silver surplus?

One of the biggest difficulties facing serious silver analysts, rather than those who just interpret data without looking at, or understanding, its true background is that many of those conducting 'independent' (i.e. those who are not themselves 'silver bugs') analyses mostly predict a weak silver price ahead because of what they see as a large silver production surplus. Gold analysts, on the other hand, have come to accept that any surplus in gold production over normal jewellery and industrial demand is largely accounted for by investment demand.

Silver gains favor as an investment asset

Silver’s more popular and volatile than ever, ready to finish the year with gains more than double those of gold, as the industrial staple wins more favor as an investment asset.

Silver Trade Drops 30% on China Bourse as...

Silver trading on the largest spot market in China, the second-largest consumer, tumbled this year as slowing growth cut industrial use, said a bourse official.

Industrial demand for silver seen up in 2013 and...

Industrial demand for silver should rise in both 2013 and 2014, due to improving outlooks for the auto industry and the manufacturing sector, after it declined this year, GFMS, a metals research firm and Thomson Reuters unit, said on Tuesday.

Silver Institute Releases Report on Silver...

The Silver Institute today released a report, The Outlook for Silver Industrial Demand, that examines the current and future outlook for global industrial silver demand. The 14-page report features an economic outlook, as well as current and future silver industrial demand projections in all the main categories of silver industrial demand through 2014.

High gold prices push many Indians to silver for...

It is not just gold that caught the eye of Indian consumers celebrating Diwali. Brisk business in silver was also seen in select parts of the country.

Global silver market surplus in 2012 to edge up...

The surplus in the global silver market is expected to edge up to 300-million ounces in 2012 from a year earlier, the global head of metals analytics at GFMS, a Thomson Reuters unit, said on Wednesday.

Silver's outperformance over gold to be...

Long term silver enthusiast Ted Butler, although perhaps more than a little fixated on the huge silver short positions held by JP Morgan, along with a couple of others, on COMEX which he feels make the silver market hugely prone to what he rates as criminal manipulation by these organisations, is also an extremely acute analyst of the underlying market trends. Now after a good run up post the U.S. election he feels gold is getting set for a strong advance - and silver even more so.

Silver price to 'increase 400pc in three...

"This forecast is based entirely using technical & cyclical analysis and is in keeping with the mathematical form displayed so far in the bull run that has taken Silver from $8 an ounce in 2008 to its current price of $32 an ounce – having hit $50 an ounce in 2011."