Silver, above ground, is more rare than gold! There is seven times as much gold above ground as compared to silver!
Friday, August 9, 2013
Silver and Gold – a New Divergence?
Silver has been resilient, though the price of the metal has not. What do I mean by that?
Since the collapse of precious metals prices started in May of this year we’ve seen valuations fall tremendously. Even greater has been the drop of demand for certain metals. Probably the most brutal attack on a metal that we can visualize is that of the gold ETF known as GLD.
The GLD has lost a staggering 31% of its holdings since the peak seen back in December 2012. By July, 29 2013 it had lost 13,638,000 of its 43,453,000 ounces, leaving 29,815,000 ounces of gold held in trust. During the same time period we saw the silver ETF, SLV, lose only about 3% of its holdings from the high of April 2011 when it was holding nearly 11,243 tons of silver in its vaults.
The coin market tells a different story with The US Mint selling silver Eagles at a brisk pace. At current levels, the year 2013 looks to be a banner year. If the US mint continues at this pace it will have increased sales by 50% year-over-year. Oddly enough, the 1 ounce gold US Eagle is also selling well. It is on pace to sell almost 48% more than the great year they had in 2011. This, I believe, is a very telling sentiment of the coin-consuming public.
MAKE SURE YOU GET PHYSICAL SILVER IN YOUR OWN POSSESSION. Don't Buy SLV, or Futures or Pooled Accounts or any other BS paper silver product .Remember anything on paper is worth the paper it is written on. Go Long Stay long the bull market have even started yet
Posted by Gordon Silverstein