If sales for November and December match the levels of 2010, total sales of American Silver Eagle coins for 2011 should… [be] more than 20% above the record breaking sales level of 2010. [Not only that but] with physical demand remaining robust and investors seeking safe-haven investments in the face of the Eurozone debt crisis, I believe we could still see silver break above $50 by year-end or during Q1 of 2012 at the very latest. [Let me explain.] Words: 402
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Hamlin goes on to say, in part:
Investors appear to be wising up to the manipulation in the silver market as weak hands strengthen [as] evidenced by the fact that some of the strongest sales months during 2011 were during the sharp sell offs. Rather than panic, sell silver positions or move into cash, investors stepped up their purchases of silver eagles coins to take advantage of the depressed prices.
Furthermore, technicals have turned bullish for silver recently after bouncing off support at the bottom line of the trend channel show below. There is very little downside with a huge amount of upside potential, highlighted in the green rectangle below, should silver begin to gap up.
$50 Silver By Year-end
With physical demand remaining robust and investors seeking safe-haven investments in the face of the Eurozone debt crisis, I believe we could still see silver break above $50 by year-end or during Q1 of 2012 at the very latest. I have continued stacking at these severely discounted prices and believe that anything under $50 silver will look cheap in the near future.
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