So, the BIG QUESTION many precious metals investors are asking, “Is silver going to follow gold’s move higher?” And, in several price trends in the past, silver does follow gold higher but also outperforms the yellow metal in the later stage.
- Technical Analysis
Now, I am not saying that the current price discovery of silver at $15.25, is based on sound fundamentals if we compare its real value as a store of wealth to all the DEBT, DERIVATIVES, and JUNK ASSETS held in the world, but rather, how it is being priced by the leading DRIVERS in the market… which are traders, investors, hedge funds and institutions.
For example, gold’s price BREAKOUT above $1,360 occurred in a technical formation called, an ASCENDING TRIANGLE. Here is my chart showing how gold’s price shot above that $1,360 level:
Well, if we look at the 40-year monthly chart for silver, its price has been trading in a SYMMETRICAL TRIANGLE formation:
The blue dashed lines show this Symmetrical Triangle formation. Furthermore, you will notice that when silver finally broke above the KEY $14 Resistance Level in 2007-2008, it shot up to $21 rather quickly. That $14 Resistance Level remained since 1983, but recently has acted as a MAJOR SUPPORT LEVEL. Now, if we take a look at a close up of this Symmetrical Triangle formation, you will see how tightly silver is trading in it:
Again, there is no coincidence that silver has been trading right up against the 50 Month Moving Average since the middle of 2016. Please take note that the rising bottom trendline is also the bottom part of the Symmetrical Triangle. Silver has not broken this lower trend line since 2004. Will it? Well, it could, but I doubt that it would do so for years because silver is now severely undervalued with respect to gold and most other assets.
Moreover, the direction to which silver initially BREAKS OUT of its symmetrical triangle may depend on the price direction of gold. So, if gold trends upward, even with corrections lower, then traders will likely believe silver will break-out ABOVE the symmetrical triangle formation that it has been stuck below since early 2013.
Of course, this information only provides short-term price movements that traders, investors, hedge funds, and institutions look at in determining the market price of silver. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LONG-TERM EXCELLENT FUNDAMENTALS OF OWNING SILVER. But, to get to that point, we are going to see it show up in the technicals. Again, more of the details in my upcoming video.
Lastly, many believe that the silver price may go lower or underperform gold during the next recession or weakening economy. At first glance, this makes perfect sense because a lot of physical silver demand comes from the Industrial Sector. However, if we look at another long-term chart, the Gold-Silver ratio fell to its lowest when U.S. unemployment was close to its highs. When the Gold-Silver Ratio falls, then the silver price is outperforming gold, and the opposite is true when the Gold-Silver Ratio increases:
The upper part of the chart shows the Gold-Silver Ratio while the bottom of the chart is displaying the U.S. unemployment rate, which is currently at 3.7%. Yes, the U.S. Government is manipulating the unemployment data. We all know that. But, if we just go by the data as an indicator, in 1983, when the employment data WASN’T MANIPULATED, the Gold-Silver Ratio fell to 30/1 when the unemployment rate reached 10.5%.
Here we can see that the silver price outperformed gold in a big way during two major recessions and elevated unemployment rates. Thus, the fear by precious metals investors that silver will do worse during the next recession may not be true and hasn’t been the case during the past two major recessions.
There’s a lot more to share and explain about silver, so please stay tuned to my Youtube Video update. Right now, the Fed is fighting a market correction, and recession with continued Dovish statements since the Dow Jones Index suffered its worst Christmas Eve trading day ever. However, they haven’t GONE ALL IN YET with lowering interest rates and starting up QE (money printing). If they finally resort to doing this, we are going to see what happened to gold in June take place in a much BIGGER WAY in the precious metals. And, I would imagine silver will still outperform gold in the end.