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Silver has had double digit gains in 7 of the last 10 years. In this infographic, we look at the investment properties of silver as well as its chief differences with gold. Highlights include a study on silver correlation, volatility, performance against the US Dollar and money supply, and portfolio diversification.
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Other Infographics on Silver:
1. The Silver Series (Part 2): Supply & Demand
Of the 1040.6 million troy oz of silver produced in 2011, 84% was used in over 10,000 modern industrial applications (16% used as an investment) of which approx. 33% was used in the traditional forms of fabrication such as jewelry, coins, medals, and silverware with the remaining 66% actually being consumed. While the actual amount is unknown, some experts believe as much as 90-95% of all the silver ever mined has been ‘lost’ to landfills. For this reason, there is likely less silver available above ground than gold (98% of all gold is accounted for today). For more interesting information regarding the supply of, and demand for, silver please refer to the infographic below.
2. Part 1: The History of Silver As a Currency – and More
Silver has thousands of industrial uses and is considered a store of wealth by investors. The infographic below illustrates silver’s history as a currency in the past and as an essential component in industry and technology today.
1. Silver: Another Decade of 500% Returns is Very Possible – Here’s Why
Silver has given returns of 584% in the last ten years and this article discusses the reasons for believing that silver can produce another decade of over 500% returns. Words: 954; Charts: 7
2. Availability Of, and Demand For, Silver vs. Gold Suggests MUCH Higher Future Prices for Silver
The current availability ratio of physical silver to gold for investment purposes is approximately 3:1. So, why is it that investors are allocating their dollars to silver at a much higher ratio? What is it that these “smart” investors understand? Let’s have a look at the numbers and see if it’s time for investors to do as a wise man once said and “follow the money.” Words: 1052; Tables: 1
3. Silver: 5 Forces That Should Help Polish Off the Tarnish & Propel It Higher
The price of silver has been corroding for much of the past year but a variety of signals in recent months suggest that it may not be long before silver begins to shine once again. [This article identifies 5 such signals and/or reasons why that may well be the case.] Words: 643; Charts: 2
4. 20 Reasons Why a Significant % of Your Investment Portfolio Should Be In Silver
I believe that silver could go to $60 per troy ounce by the end of 2014….I also believe silver will be the best single investment of this decade. The following article is focused on why I think you should seriously consider having a significant percentage of your investment portfolio in silver. Words: 1600
5. Why You Should Now Invest in Silver vs. Gold
The price of silver is going to go much, much higher – much higher – over the next decade [relative to gold according to Jim Rogers and I concur. Below are 5 solid reasons why I believe that is the case.] Words: 767
6. Gold:Silver Ratio Suggests MUCH Higher Price of Silver in Next Few Years
The majority of analysts are now of the opinion that gold will reach a parabolic peak price somewhere in excess of $5,000 per troy ounce in the next few years. Given the fact that the historical movement of silver is 90 – 95% correlated with that of gold suggests that a much higher price for silver can also be anticipated. Couple that with the fact that silver is currently greatly undervalued relative to its average long-term historical relationship with gold, silver could escalate dramatically in price over the next few years. How much? This article takes a look at historical gold:silver ratios and what attaining certain relationships would mean for the price of silver should specific price levels for gold be realized. Words: 691
7. Goldrunner: Silver to Rocket to $60 – $68 and Then Much Higher
Personally, based on the fundamentals at hand and the fact that Gold doubled its log channel around this point in the cycle; I expect Silver to bust up out of its log channel in 2013. Initially, I look for Silver to reach the $60 to $68 level, first and hold open the possibility for Silver to do much more on the upside as the 70’s Silver Chart reflects.
8. Alf Field Sees Silver Reaching $158.34 Based on His $4,500 Gold Projection! This article was prompted by a question enquiring what the silver price might be if my gold forecast of $4,500 proved to be correct [see my article entitled “Alf Field: Correction in Gold is OVER and On Way to $4,500+!” and I have settled on] a target price of $158.34 for silver. [Let me explain how I came to that specific price.]
9. Silver’s Price Could Outpace That of Gold – Here’s Why
The value of silver has skyrocketed in recent decades –leading many investing experts to believe that silver’s price could outpace gold for the first time in history. This infographic covers silver’s meteoric increase and the factors that have led to silver’s exploding value…[and] takes a nod to the future to see where silver’s price may be headed based on the most up to date demand data.
10. I’m A Crazy Silver Bug…Why Aren’t You?!!
It’s true that there are “NO SURE THINGS” in life…but an investment in SILVER comes DARN CLOSE! Yes, you’ll have to ride the tidal wave of price manipulation but when the waves die down you will fully appreciate the power and value of SILVER. Let me explain.
11. Gold: What Does a “Troy” Ounce or “18/24 Karat” Gold Really Mean?
You have no doubt read countless articles on the price of gold costing “x dollars per ounce” and possibly own a gold ring or some other piece of gold jewellery but do you really understand exactly what you are buying? What’s the difference between 1 troy ounce of gold and 1 (regular) ounce? What’s the difference between 18 and 10 karat gold? Let me explain. Words: 637
12. Moolman: Long-Term Chart Suggests Silver Will Comfortably Pass $150 By End of 2013
Thanks to this similarity in events, as well as the similarity in sequence, of the price movement of silver from the beginning of 1966 to the beginning of 1980 with the end of 1999 to the end 2013, my analysis suggests that silver will comfortably pass $150 by that date. Let me explain my rationale. Words: 338
13. Silver Will Go to $50 and Then Explode Dramatically Higher! Here’s Why
There is a massive amount of energy underlying the silver market, and when it is ready to unleash, we will see price/value increases that will stun even the most ardent silverbugs…The real power of this expected move is likely to be released only some time after the price of silver has surpassed the $50/ozt. level. [Let me explain.] Words: 685
14. The Dollar is Toast! The Future is Silver
Psychologists tell us that there are five stages of grief over loss of whatever kind, usually death, or breaking up with a loved one, which are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. I’ve applied these to the loss of the dollar, as I see most people today are still stuck in denial, and here’s how to deal with that. Words: 1100
15. David Morgan: Gold to Go Up 10-20% in 2013; Silver By a Good 30%
According to David Morgan 2013 will be a bullish year in which a new leg up will start with gold going up 10% to 20% and silver a good 30%. That leg up is starting right now, although we probably will not see a substantial acceleration in the leg up like we saw in the first part of 2011 but, obviously, as soon as $50 is crossed an acceleration can be expected. [Morgan explains his position in article excerpts below.] Words: 912
16. Silver Projected to Reach $100/ozt. As Soon As Late 2015! Here’s My Rationale
There are many predictions for the price of silver. Some say it will crash to nearly $20, and others proclaim $100 by the end of 2012. The problem is that some predictions are only wishful thinking, others are obvious disinformation designed to scare investors away from silver, and many are not grounded in hard data and clear analysis. Other analyses are excellent, but both the processes and analyses are difficult to understand. Is there an objective and rational method to project a future silver price that will make sense to most people? Yes, there is! [And here it is!] Words: 1071
17. What You Need to Know Before Investing in Silver
I believe there is more opportunity in the silver market over the next two years relative to gold and, as such I’m now advocating accumulating a large overweight position in silver relative to gold because, over the long-term, there is such a great demand vs. supply situation developing….Before investing in silver, however, there are a number very important things that you must understand about the silver market. Let me explain. Words: 899
18. The Top 10 Silver Producing Countries & Companies – and Investment Options
Silver has been an important metal for thousands of years, often used as a medium of exchange or jewelry in ancient times….Today, silver still finds its way into jewelry and coins but it is now also a key ingredient in many ‘modern’ applications as well….Due to this multitude of uses the metal has continued to be a popular investable asset…[as well] as a store of value and an inflation hedge. Below are a list of the top 10 silver producing countries, the top 10 silver producing companies and a definitive guide as to the multiple options of investing in the metal. Words: 2091