As you might know, a plethora of mining companies around the world have announced they suspended part or all of their operations. It’s probably worse than we know, as I suspect other miners have curtailed activities even if they haven’t announced it.
Whichever way you cut it, silver’s chart looks bearish for the short to medium-term, but against this we must set its rapidly improving COT structure and the mega-bullish silver to gold ratio (by all past standards).
The carnage in the silver miners’ stocks has been apocalyptic, fueled by the astounding COVID-19 stock panic. As terrified traders frantically dumped everything and ran for the hills, silver and its miners’ stocks crashed. That catastrophic anomaly has potentially created epic contrarian buying opportunities. The silver miners’ recently-reported Q4’19 results reveal whether their fundamentals support a massive rebound.
The precious metals market continues to experience unprecedented demand for silver bullion products. Even with the Fed increasing its liquidity injections by providing “Open-ended” QE to infinity, the Dow Jones Index today is still selling off considerably…. down 900+ points. There is no way the Fed and central banks can backstop the markets with liquidity and asset purchases if the physical economy is shutting down.
Given what’s happening in the markets, it’s time to look at the history of crashes in gold and silver. And just as important, to see what message we can glean about their recoveries.
Despite the scary market activity, what’s happening to gold and silver, believe it or not, is not new. There have been many periods in history where they have crashed. The reasons vary, as does the severity and duration.
However, the thing to be aware of, as I’ll show, is that they recovered. Always. The only…
Tom told me that business has been so busy, the office was still returning calls and processing orders until late in the evening. He says, there is now a long line of people, in the queue, waiting to purchase precious metals when they become available…. especially silver bullion. According to Tom, 75% of the volume buying is in silver bullion while 25% is for gold:
Investors are buying record amounts of physical silver for very different reasons. If you are a “Seasoned” precious metals investor, you may be adding more silver to your holdings because common sense says it’s a good idea. On the other hand, new investors to the precious metals are likely buying due to Fear and Panic. Many of these investors have thought about buying gold and silver for years, and now that the market is disintegrating right before our eyes… they have finally decided to PULL…
Silver had been looking frail before last week’s breakdown, now it looks downright weak. It had been underperforming gold persistently in recent months, and the steep drop last week has greatly increased the risk of it breaking to new lows before much longer.