The annual data for silver supply is in, and it shows that the structural decline in new supply for the silver market has strengthened.
There are a number of catalysts for silver that could ignite its market over the coming months and years, and it seems inevitable that silver will be a direct beneficiary of the monetary madness that defines the world of central banking today.
Now that it appears the virus is ebbing and things are slowly opening back up, let’s look at how our two favorite investments have fared so far this year. Did gold provide a hedge? How did metals perform against the stock market? And where is the better value now?
In the stock market’s four worst bear markets, ones that included a major second leg down, the gold price has risen every time.
Could it happen again?
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Gold is one of the very few asset classes that has risen this year—but the price is still a far cry from the $5,000 to $10,000 levels he’s mentioned. Silver is worse; not only has it fallen this year, most miners can’t even make a profit at current prices.
There are a few times in an investor’s life where, as Jim Rogers once put it, you see a pile of money sitting in a corner and you can go pick it up.
It came almost out of nowhere, a black swan event that engulfed the world. As everyone from citizens to governments scrambled to deal with COVID-19, the gold industry was impacted in unprecedented ways as well.
As many of our readers know, silver supply from mining operations has been in decline.
That decline has just sped up. In a big way.
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.