Wednesday , 26 April 2017


Silver:Gold Ratio Suggests +$200/ozt Silver Quite Plausible! Here’s Why

Given the fact that a) the historical movement of silver is 90 – 98% correlated withgold-silver gold, b) silver is currently greatly undervalued relative to its average long-term historical relationship with gold and c) many analysts predict a parabolic rise in the price of gold over the next 5 years it is realistic to expect that silver will also escalate dramatically in price – but by how much? This article applies the historical silver to gold ratios to come up with a range of prices based on specific price levels for gold being reached.

The Silver:Gold Ratio

How both gold and silver perform, in and of themselves, does not tell the complete picture. More important is the price relationship – the correlation – of one to the other over time, the silver:gold ratio.

As mentioned in the introduction:

  • the historical movement of silver is 90 – 98% correlated with gold,
  • silver is currently greatly undervalued relative to its average long-term historical relationship with gold with a current silver:gold ratio of 74.7:1 and
  • many analysts predict a parabolic rise in the price of gold over the next 5 years (here are 42 specific price forecasts for that period).

As such, it is realistic to expect that silver will also escalate dramatically in price (here are 14 specific price forecasts for that period) and most likely even more so than that of gold (see here and here for why that could well be the case).

Let’s look at the silver:gold ratio from several different perspectives:

  • since 1985 the mean ratio has been 45.7:1
  • during the build-up to the parabolic blow-off in 1979/80 the ratio dropped from 38:1 in January 1979 to 14:1 at the parabolic peak for both metals in January, 1980.

Let’s now look at the various price levels for gold and the various silver:gold ratios mentioned above, one by one, and see what conclusions we can draw.

First let’s use the price of $1,200 for gold and apply the silver:gold ratios mentioned above in approximate terms and see what they do for the potential % increase in, and price of, silver.

  • Gold @ $1,200 using the 45:1 ratio puts silver at $26.67
  • Gold @ $1,200 using the 14:1 ratio puts silver at $85.71

Now let’s apply the projected potential parabolic peaks of $2,000, $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000 to the various silver:gold ratios and see what they suggest is the parabolic top for silver.

Silver’s Potential Price Range With Gold At $2,000

  • Gold @ $2,000 using the ratio of 45:1 puts silver at $44.44
  • Gold @ $2,000 using the ratio of 14:1 puts silver at $142.85

Silver’s Potential Price Range With Gold At $3,000

  • Gold @ $3,000 using the ratio of 45:1 puts silver at $66.67
  • Gold @ $3,000 using the ratio of 14:1 puts silver at $ 214.29

Silver’s Potential Price Range With Gold at $5,000

  • Gold @ $5,000 using the gold:silver ratio of 45.1 puts silver at $111.11
  • Gold @ $5,000 using the ratio of 14:1 puts silver at $357.14

Silver’s Potential Price Range With Gold at $10,000

  • Gold @ $10,000 using the gold:silver ratio of 45:1 puts silver at $222.22
  • Gold @ $10,000 using the ratio of 14:1 puts silver at $714.29

Conclusion

It would appear that, any way we look at it, physical silver is currently undervalued compared to gold bullion and is in position to generate substantially greater returns in the future than investing in gold bullion.

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5 comments

  1. Good Article

    Any international even could make the value of Silver (and other physical PM’s) ZOOM UPWARD.

    Imagine what would happen if Russia got more aggressive or the US$ got “re-adjusted or any number of other things that caused a sudden spike in PM’s values as compared to flat money globally!

    We are now living in volatile times so it just makes sense to have percentage of your portfolio in physical PM’s!

  2. Yes yes yes but when when when……. I can only live so long………

  3. There’s no way we get out of this mess without silver over $700. While the Feds don’t want silver above $50, the whole economy is about to blow up, if they have to inject $10 Trillion to keep it alive it’ll only send silver higher.

  4. In this lifetime or next?

  5. With all the blatant condoned central bank manipulation in the futures market it will be $95 before silver hits $20 an ounce again, let alone $200 ….