Silver Price Forecast 2014: Silver’s Ultimate Rally When Paper Assets Collapse

Silver Price Forecast 2014: Silver’s Ultimate Rally When Paper Assets Collapse

The relationship between the Dow and silver has been very consistent during the last 100 years. After each of the major Dow peaks (real, not necessarily nominal peaks), we eventually had a major bottom in silver. Below, is a 100-year inflation-adjusted Dow chart:

Silver Price forecast using the Dow

Dow’s performance during silver rallies

In September 1929, the Dow peaked in terms of US dollars as well as in terms of gold ounces (real terms). After about 1 year and 4 months, silver made a significant bottom. While the Dow continued to fall for most of the time, silver rallied until it peaked in January of 1935. At silver’s peak, the Dow was about 30% lower in real terms than what it was at silver’s bottom.

Again, in January 1966, the Dow peaked in real terms. After about 5 years and 10 months, silver made a significant bottom. While the Dow continued to fall for most of the time, silver rallied until it peaked in January of 1980. At silver’s peak, the Dow was about 55% lower than it was at silver’s bottom.

In 1999, the Dow once more peaked in real terms, and about after 2 years and 3 months, silver again made a significant bottom. However, over the period from the silver bottom to the peak in April 2011, The Dow actually went sideways (actually slightly higher). See on the following chart:

Macrotrends.org_Dow_Jones_100_Year_Historical_Chart(3)

This is just one of the reasons why I know that the April 2011 high in silver is not the peak for this bull market. Why? Silver stands in direct opposition to paper assets like stocks that are part of the Dow. Therefore, when silver has a “real deal” rally, then paper assets like the Dow will lose significant value over the same time.

This is because the debt-based monetary system does what I call a “mirror-effect”, whereby, silver (and gold) is pushed down in value, to a similar extent as to which paper assets such as general stocks are pushed up in value. When the rally of the paper assets eventually runs out of steam, then there is a big push for silver and gold.

Silver’s real deal rally will happen when people run to silver for its monetary benefits. That is not really happening yet, in a big way, but it is about to – very soon. Money is what silver is, and it is this that will drive the coming spectacular silver rally.

So, if we look at the Dow chart again (below), one can see that the silver peaks of the 70s and 30s occurred when the Dow was trading closer to the lower levels of its range. Currently, the Dow is trading at all-time high levels. If the Dow is currently having a “real deal” rally, then it means we are going to have to wait a long time before silver has its real rally.

Macrotrends.org_Dow_Jones_100_Year_Historical_Chart edited 3

However, if the Dow is just having a fake rally, then silver will spike as soon as the Dow’s fall gathers steam, and possibly peaks when the Dow hits a level indicated on the chart, as a minimum. One, therefore, has to decide whether this Dow rally is real or fake.

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Silver Price Forecast 2014: Monetary Collapse and Silver’s Not So Orderly Rise

Silver Price Forecast 2014: Monetary Collapse and Silver’s Not So Orderly Rise

We are about to see the end of our current international monetary system. Based on much of the evidence that I have written about previously, this appears to be a certainty. The systematic build-up of this current monetary order went together with the gradual phasing out of silver from the monetary order.

This system, by its very nature, has been diverting value away from silver. To understand this, just imagine that silver was actually used as currency (like the paper Dollar is currently used); we would then have much less silver available for sale in the current silver market. Based on the demand and supply economic model, this would then mean that the silver price would rise significantly.

The fact that silver is not held by central banks in significant quantities(or not held at all), puts it at a further disadvantage as compared with gold, in the current monetary regime. This is one of the reasons why silver is often mistakenly ignored as real money.

The rise of silver and the collapse of the monetary system is inescapably linked. Therefore, if the collapse of the monetary system is not orderly, then the rise of silver’s value will not likely be orderly. Collapse by definition suggests: to break or fall suddenly. This would suggest that when the time comes, silver will explode higher suddenly; for example, it could be possible that it rises $10, $20, $100 a day, until you can suddenly not buy it with fiat money. Interestingly, that actually means that silver and gold will reach the same price in fiat currency.

So, if you are buying physical silver to hedge against the collapse of the monetary system, you are not buying it, and looking for the price to rise to about $30 at the end of this year. No, you are expecting a sudden explosion of price, you just do not know exactly when. The approach of the silver “stackers” is therefore, the best approach, given that a monetary collapse is inevitable.

Due to the fractal nature of markets, I believe that what happened to silver during the 70’s was a prelude to this coming “end of the monetary system rally”. Silver went from $8.70 in August 1979 to $50 in January 1980. That was a phenomenal feat. Few goods (if any at all) have seen such a big increase in such a short time.

Here, I will be using the Gold/Silver ratio to illustrate how the 70s price movements for silver (and gold) is a miniature version of price movements from 1980 to 2014. Below, is a 100-year Gold/Silver ratio chart:

silver forecast with gold silver ratio

analysis of sold silver ratio chart

On the chart, I have marked two patterns with points 1 to 5. It appears to be a relevant comparison, since both patterns start from a major peak in silver, 1968 and 1980, respectively. Both patterns started at the bottom of the 100-year range of this ratio, in fact, at a major bottom (1968 & 1980).

The two patterns appear very similar – similar, but not identical. If the similarity continues, then the current pattern may complete at a point much lower than a ratio of 15. This could mean significantly higher silver prices just like it did in 1979/1980.

There are more indicators that support the likelihood of a sudden and massive spike in silver due to collapse of the monetary system.

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Silver Price Forecast 2014: Significant Silver Rallies Usually Follow Major Dow Peaks

Silver Price Forecast: Silver Price Analysis, Silver Price Out Look and Silver Price Prediction 2014

Significant nominal peaks in the price of silver tend to come after significant nominal peaks in the Dow. This has been the case for the last 90 years at least.

It is no coincidence that significant silver rallies follow after significant Dow rallies end. It is simply a natural reaction to what caused the stock market rally as well as the effects of that rally. So, if it happened before, it will certainly occur again.

These stock market rallies are driven by the expansion of the money supply, causing a big increase in value of paper assets (including stocks) relative to real assets. When the increase in credit or the money supply has run its course, and is unable to drive paper price higher; value then flees from paper assets to safe assets such as physical gold and silver, causing massive price increases.

Below is a 100-year inflation-adjusted silver and gold chart (generated at macrotrends.net):

Silver and Dow rallies

Silver and Dow long term comparison

On the chart, I have indicated where the Dow/Gold ratio peaked, in 1929, 1966 and 1999. Significant silver (and gold) rallies eventually followed after all of those peaks. The rally after the 1929 Dow peak, ran until 1934. It is important to know that the Dow also peaked when the Dow/Gold ratio peaked in 1929.

The silver rally after the 1966 Dow peak, ran until 1980. In this case, the Dow’s major peak (in 1973) only came 7 years after the Dow/Gold ratio peak. Note that a big rally actually came right after the major Dow peak of 1973.

After the 1999 Dow peak, we certainly had a silver rally, which started in 2001. To date, the Dow has made a major peak only 14 years after the Dow/Gold ratio peak of 1999. The peak I am referring to, is the one of December 2013. Already we can see that there is some kind of progression as to how long Dow peaks occur after the Dow/Gold ratio peaked – first at the same time, then 7 years after and now already 14 years after.

Based on the past price action, we could have a massive silver rally when the Dow has peaked, just like it did in 1973. The question as to whether the Dow actually peaked in December 2013; therefore, becomes very important. The current similarity of the Dow and gold is a topic I am continuously dealing with in my premium service, and appears to agree with the above scenario.

If the Dow has not yet peaked, it does not mean that we will not have a silver rally. All it means is that we will have to wait a little longer. So, as I have said many times before, it is the Dow that holds the key to the future of gold and silver, at his moment.

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Hubert

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Silver Price Forecast 2014: Silver Prices Rise Dramatically At The End – Are We Close To The End?

Silver Price Forecast: Silver Prices Rise Dramatically At The End – Are We Close To The End?

Silver or the silver price is generally much more difficult to analyze than gold. Part of the reason is that so much less is known about the specifics of the silver market. Silver analysis is often done “through” the analysis of gold. This is not completely wrong, since silver and gold mostly moves in a similar manner – they have the same monetary properties after all.

However, it must be understood that despite their similar properties, they have different monetary histories (the last 400 years at least).  These different histories have had the effect of causing silver to be scarce in a monetary form (silver suitable for pure investment demand like bullion), for example. The fact that few central banks hold silver, compared to gold, is another example of an effect that the different monetary histories had on these markets.

These and other differences affect relative price movements of gold and silver (especially with regard to timing and extent of price movement), and can often be seen on the charts. One example of such a difference that can be seen on the charts, are the fact that gold often bottoms before silver does. The current bull market started after gold bottomed in 1999, whereas silver only bottomed in 2001, for example.

These differences (divergence) can often be seen in all time frames (short-term to very long-term). However, the tendency for most people is to be aware of the short-term and maybe the medium term, but completely be ignorant of the long-term.

This kind of divergence, as you will see (later), is the reason why many look at silver and gold’s relative performance, and then make the conclusion that silver is not money, when the fact is that due to the significant distinct long-term timing; silver is at a different place than gold, on its way to be valued fairly.

I would like to illustrate that this divergence highlights why silver is such incredibly good value at the moment, and why the coming silver price rally will likely dwarf everything else. This is an aspect I have written about already.

Below, are very long-term charts of silver (top) and gold (bottom):

Long term gold vs silver

Silver Price Forecast – Silver and Gold different timing

The blue is the real price, and the red is the nominal price of silver and gold. For this analysis, we will focus on the real price. On the gold chart, the real price of gold bottomed in 1920 and in 1970, which could be described as a 50-year double-bottom. In 1935 (point 1), for the first time since the first bottom, did gold make an attempt to test the previous highs in place during the majority of the 1800s.

On the silver chart, the real price of silver bottomed in 1931 and again in 2001, which could be described as a 70-year double- bottom. That is 20 years longer than gold’s bottom, quite a massive divergence. In 1980 (point a), for the first time since the first bottom, did silver make an attempt to test the previous highs in place since the 1800s, and actually exceeded it for a while, which is typical of how silver can spike. So, silver actually technically did what gold did at least 40 years earlier – again, a massive divergence.

After the second bottom of gold in 1970, gold started a rally that ended much higher (at point 2 in 1980) than the previous highs of the 1800s. That is what rallies after valid double-bottoms normally do. Now, as I have said above, silver made the second bottom of its double bottom in 2001, and has started a rally since then. If it continues to follow what gold did, as well as what normally happens after a valid double bottom, then this rally will end much higher than the real highs of the 1800s.

Given the fact that silver has a tendency to spike much more than gold does, and what I call: “silver’s short body long tail effect”; then we should expect massively high silver prices during this coming rally. When you compare the silver chart to the gold chart, you will see how silver often rises slowly for the majority of a significant rally (short body) but will rise significantly fast at the very tail-end of the rally (long tail).

So, this is telling me that silver is actually technically where gold was in the 80s. Furthermore, the fact that silver only bottomed in 2001, whereas gold bottomed in 1970 (30 years earlier), would in some way explain why silver’s behaviour would mostly cause people to believe that it is not money – at least not like how they consider gold to be money.

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Silver Price Forecast: Massive Debt Levels Will Push Silver To $150 And Beyond

Silver Price Forecast:

The massive debt bubble created by our monetary system is about to burst. The demonetization of gold and silver, has over the years diverted value from these metals, to all paper assets (such as bonds) linked to the debt-based monetary system.

The process of the devaluation of gold and silver, started by the demonetization of gold and silver, is about to reverse at a greater speed than ever before. This is similar to what happened during the late 70s, when the gold and silver price increased significantly. However, what happened in the 70’s was just a prelude to this coming rally. The 70’s was the end of a cycle, this is likely the end of a major cycle; an end of an era of the debt-based monetary system (dishonest money).

This era of dishonest money, has filled the economic world with many promises that will never be fulfilled. There will be a massive flight out of paper promises, into the ideal safe haven assets that would offer protection. In my opinion, silver will be the leading asset when this flight out of paper promises happens. This fraud started with the demonetization of silver and it will end with silver taking its place as money – the most marketable commodity.

If silver only equals the performance of the 70s, it will reach $150. However, this cycle will only be over when silver and gold are not quoted in the current fiat currencies or any other fiat currency. Instead, most goods would be quoted in terms of silver and gold.

Below, is a self-explanatory comparison of the current silver bull market and the 70s bull market:

Silver Bull Market Comparison

Silver Bull Market Comparison

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Silver Price Forecast: Gold/Silver Ratio Signals Much Higher Silver Prices

Silver price Forecast 2013:

It is natural to compare the current precious metals’ bull market with that of the 70s, since there are many similarities between the two. Below is a comparison which illustrates some of the similarities between the two bull markets:

current bull market vs 70s bull market edited

all charts are generated at macrotrends.net

The top chart is gold (inflation-adjusted) from 1966 to1981, and the bottom is gold (inflation adjusted) from 1999 to 2013.  It is evident that both gold bull markets, started sometime after a major peak in the Dow/Gold ratio. They both had an important peak about nine years after the Dow/Gold ratio peak, which was followed by a significant correction.

After the peak and correction, the price eventually went higher to a far greater peak, which in the case of the 70s chart was the end of the bull market. Knowingly, or unknowingly, these similarities are probably the reasons why many think that the gold and silver bull markets ended in 2011, with the peaks in that year.

Does it mean that the bull market is indeed over, since gold and silver did not rally higher than the 2011 peaks, in 2012 and up to now in 2013? Especially since the above charts seem to suggest so.

The Gold/Silver ratio appears to provide some answers to this question. Below, is a 100-year Gold/Silver ratio chart:

Long-term Gold/Silver Ratio

Long-term Gold/Silver Ratio

On the chart, I have indicated the period of the 70s and latest bull market, between red and green lines. Notice how similar the patterns (marked a to e) are during these two periods, again illustrating how reasonable it is to compare the two bull markets. However, this chart also shows why those who believe that the bull market is over are probably very wrong.

Although, the patterns are similar, they do not exist in a similar context in relation to the long-term movements of the Gold/Silver ratio chart. The 70s pattern formed more towards the bottom of the 100-year range of this ratio, whereas the recent pattern formed more towards the top.

More importantly, the 70s pattern formed at or just after a major bottom (1968) in the ratio, whereas the recent pattern formed just after a major top. This means the 70s pattern was formed during an uptrend in the ratio, and it was, therefore, more likely that the ratio would continue higher over the years following the pattern. The recent pattern is formed during a downtrend in the ratio and; therefore, there are likely greater forces at work putting downward pressure on the ratio.

This compares favourably to the positive fundamentals of the silver (and gold) market, since there is nothing to suggest that paper (money) is now safe, and much less riskier than gold and silver. The massive debts that lurk behind the fiat currencies (including the US dollar) are representative of these great forces that will keep more people preferring gold over these debt-ridden currencies.

Point e of the 70’s pattern is where gold and silver made significant all-time nominal highs, much higher than any previous highs. On the recent pattern only gold made an all-time nominal high, higher (but not much higher) than any previous highs. Silver only equalled its 1980 all-time nominal high. This is a major non-confirmation which signals that although the two patterns played out in a similar manner, it does not mean that point e in the recent one is the end of the gold and silver bull market just like in 1980.

However, why did we not get the final blow-off rally for silver, to a price much higher than any precious nominal high? Again, it can be best explained by looking at the Gold Silver ratio. Below, is the same 100-year Gold/Silver ratio chart:

100 year Gold Silver Ratio Chart

100 year Gold Silver Ratio Chart

However, here I show a more relevant comparison to the 70s bull market (pattern). On the chart, I have marked the 70s bull market with points 1 to 5. Instead of comparing it to the latest bull market, starting in 1999, I compare it to the period starting in 1980, when silver peaked in January of that year to now (which I have market 1 to 4, with point 5 still to come). If point 5 occurs lower than 15 (as illustrated), we will have a very accurate fractal (pattern), similar to the one of the 70s (but bigger).

This is a more relevant comparison since both patterns starts from a major peak in silver, 1968 and 1980, respectively. Both patterns started at the bottom of the 100-year range of this ratio, in fact, at a major bottom (1968 & 1980).

The current pattern has not completed yet, and it would suggest that it will only complete at a point much lower than a ratio of 15. Such a completion of the pattern is consistent with the bullish fundamentals of silver (and gold) in relation to paper money – understanding that a lower ratio will likely mean higher gold and silver prices.. Furthermore, it is consistent with the scenario that we are in a downtrend in the ratio; therefore, being, more likely to go lower over the next couple of years. A recent comparison of the relationship between the silver and Dow bull markets tell the same story.

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Silver Price Forecast: Using Gold to Forecast Silver’s Final Blow-Off Rally

Silver price Forecast: Using Gold to Forecast Silver’s Final Blow-Off Rally

I have previously written about how gold can be used as a leading indicator for silver. Using this principle, there is an indication that we are at or close to the period for a 1979/1980 style rally in silver. The following is a simple concept but can make for some intense reading (a lot of concentration and possibly re-reading is required). Below is gold chart from 1968 to 1975:

Gold Price Forecast - 70s gold cup

Gold Price Forecast – 70s gold cup

I have highlighted a cup formation that formed from 1969 to the end of 1971. It took about 33 months to form the cup. If one counts 33 months (the time the cup took to form) after price went higher than the peak of the cup, then one gets to the point where the final rally to the peak started.

Also, the peak came in 36 months after passing the peak of the cup.

The silver chart also formed a cup around the same time of the gold chart; however, silver’s cup was bigger. Below, is a silver chart from 1968 to 1980:

Silver Price 2013

Silver Price Forecast – Silver Cup Formation

On the chart, I have highlighted the cup that formed during the same time as the gold cup. The cup formed from 1968 to the beginning of 1973 – about 60 months. Now, suppose that it was 1978 and more than 60 months have passed since the silver price went higher than the cup’s high. If one was now (1978) to use the outcome of the gold price action after its cup formation to predict what silver could do after its cup formation, one would come to the following conclusion:

  1. 33 months (the time the cup took to form) after the gold price went higher than the peak of the cup, then one got to the point where the final rally to the peak started. Applied to silver, it means that its final rally to the peak could come soon (from that time in 1978) – and as we can see it did.
  2. 2.       The final peak in gold came sometime after the 33 months after the price went higher than the cup’s high.  It came 36 months after the price went higher than the cup’s high – that is 36/33 = 1.09 times the cup’s width. Applied to silver, it means the silver peak can come sometime after the 60 months after the price went higher than the cup’s high. It could come as early as 65.46 months after the price went higher than the cup’s high. The peak did come sometime after the 60 months after the price went higher than the cup’s high, however it was 80 months and not 65.46.
  3. 3.       The peak for gold was 17.03 times the depth of the cup, higher than the peak of the cup. The calculation is as follows: depth of the cup = 43.9 (peak of the cup) less 35 (bottom of the cup) = 8.9. Price movement from peak of the cup to ultimate peak = 195.5 (ultimate peak) less 43.9 (peak of the cup) = 151.6. That gives us 17.03 (151.6/8.9).

The silver peak could be a minimum of 17.03 times that of the depth of the silver cup plus the high of the silver cup. That would be 1.277 (2.565 (high of silver cup) less 1.288 (bottom of the silver cup) times 17.03 plus 2.565 = 24.31. The peak was not at $24.31 but at $50 – 37.145 times the depth of the cup plus the peak of the cup.

 

Using this methodology and putting it all together, it would have been reasonable to expect:

  • The final rally to silver’s peak to start after May 1978.
  • The final peak to come as early as 5.46 months after the end of May 1978 – therefore, November 1978. But this would be subject to price hitting a new all-time high or at least or close to the price predicted in point 3 above.
  • The peak to at least hit $24.31 – before or after November 1978.

The price did hit a peak in November 1978, but it was not an all-time high or anything close to the peak estimated in point 3 above. A strict application of this methodology would have meant one would have held on to December 1979 when the price went to the target of $24.31. That would have been a good return from the $5 to $5.5 price levels of 1978.

Now, that is easier done in hindsight, since the reality is a very different story. Despite missing out on silver doubling (at least) from $24, I would be happy with such an outcome. Roughly that would be like silver going to $400 from where it is now, but one only catching the move to $200. I would take that anytime it was offered, now.

From the above, you can see that it is possible to use gold’s price action to predict what the silver price could do and when. Let us now apply the above methodology to the current silver and gold situation. Below is a monthly gold chart from 2008 to 2013:

Gold price Forecast: 2008 to 2013

Gold price Forecast: 2008 to 2013

Just like for the 1970s, I have highlighted a formation (this time more of a triangle instead of a cup) that formed from the beginning of 2008 to the end of 2009. It took about 20 months to form the triangle. If one counts 20 months (the time the triangle took to form) after price went higher than the peak of the triangle, then one gets to the point where the final rally to the peak started (end of June/beginning of July 2011) – just like it was for the 70s chart.

Also, the peak came in around 22 months after price went higher than the triangle. That is relatively the same as the peak for the 70s chart. The peak for the 70s gold chart came in about 36 months after passing the peak of the cup; however, the formation is currently smaller than the 70s formation – a ratio of 20:33. So if applied to the 36 months of the 70s, we would get 21.82 (20/33 *36), which is rather close.

The silver chart also formed a triangle around the same time of the gold chart; however, silver’s triangle was bigger. Below, is a silver chart from 2006 to 2013:

Silver Price Forecast 2006 to 2013

Silver Price Forecast 2006 to 2013

On the chart, I have highlighted the triangle that formed during the same time as the silver cup. The triangle formed from 2008 to before the end of 2010 – about 31 months. Using the same methodology as we did for the 70s situation we can try to predict what the silver price might do. Unfortunately, this methodology cannot help us to determine where the bottom for this silver decline might be (but more about that later).

  1. For gold, as said above, If one counts 20 months (the time the triangle took to form) after price went higher than the peak of the triangle, then one gets to the point where the final rally to the peak started (end of June/beginning of July 2011) – just like it was for the 70s chart. So if applied to silver, it means that its final rally to the peak could come soon, since we have passed more than 31 months since the price first went higher than the top of the triangle.
  1. The final peak in gold came sometime after the 20 months after the price went higher than the triangle’s high.  It came 22 months after the price went higher than the triangle’s high – that is 22/20 = 1.1 times the triangle’s width. Applied to silver, it means the silver peak can come sometime after the 31 months after the price went higher than the triangle’s high. It could come as early as 34.1 (1.1*31) months after the price went higher than the triangle’s high. Remember this month is 33 months after passing the triangle’s peak. However, this time, based on the 70s experience, we expect the silver peak to come much later than the relative gold peak. If we apply the 70s ratio then the silver peak can come 41.33 (80/60*31) after passing the peak of the triangle.
  1. The peak for gold was 2.52 times the depth of the cup, higher than the peak of the cup. That is 888 (1921 less 1033) divided by 353 (1033 less 680). The silver peak could, therefore, be a minimum 2.52 times that of the depth of the silver cup plus the high of the silver cup. That is $53.8578 (2.52*12.89+21.375). However, this time, based on the 70s experience we can expect the silver peak to be more, relative to the gold peak. If we apply the ratio of the 70s, then the silver peak can be 5.50 (37.145/17.03* 2.52) the depth of the silver cup plus the high of the silver cup. That would be $92.27 (5.5*12.89 + 21.375)

Using this methodology and putting it all together, it would be reasonable to expect:

  • The final rally to silver’s peak to start any time now.
  • The final peak to come as early as 34.1 months after price passing the triangle’s peak – therefore, August 2013. But this would be subject to price hitting a new all-time high or at least or close to the price predicted in point 3 above. However, the 70s experience tell us that the peak might only come in much later – 41.33 months after passing the peak of the triangle. That would be February 2014.
  • The peak is to at least hit $53.8578, but based on the 70s experience it could hit at least $92.27

The reason I am presenting the above is not for the purpose of calculating a target for silver, but to have an idea of where silver is going over the next months as well as have a feel for the timing involved. The price targets are just a guide to help navigate the timing calculations. I will go into more detail about price targets in another silver and gold update.

Note that the above is an extract from my premium silver update.

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Silver and Gold Price Forecast: Gold and Silver Update

Silver and Gold Price Forecast 2013

Gold and Silver Rally Relative to the Dow

Since the last update, the Dow has had a rally which exceeded the previous all-time high. The rally appears to be nothing significant, since it was likely just a retest of the previous breakdown – See the Dow -chart below (from freestockcharts.com):

Dow for silver price forecast

Dow for silver price forecast

As previously stated, I believe the Dow to be the main obstacle to Gold and Silver’s major rallies. So, just as I expect the Dow to drop violently, I expect a violent rise in gold and silver at roughly the same time. This is because it is likely the same panic that causes the Dow fall that will make value to run towards gold and silver.

Also, let us not forget the bigger fractal pattern on the Dow chart (70s vs current) – charts from yahoo finance:

Dow for Silver and Gold Forecast

Dow 70s Fractal

Dow Chart for Gold Forecast

Dow current fractal

The top chart is the Dow from 1968 to 1974, and the bottom one is the Dow from 2008 to 14 June 2013. I have illustrated how these patterns are alike by marking similar points from 1 to 6. The Dow is now really stretching the possible timing for the collapse to an extreme.

In my opinion, the only thing possibly keeping the Dow from crashing now (if it is not busy crashing now), is the fact that we are not in October (its favourite peak month), yet.

Note that we are still in the period of risk aversion, as explained in my previous update, which creates the ideal conditions for the Dow to fall while gold and silver eventually rises. Gold rallies during periods of risk aversion are often the most aggressive ones. An example of a gold rally that occurred during a period of significant risk aversion was the one from July 2011 to early September 2011.

During that two-month period gold rose from $1480 to $1920 (a good 30%), while the Dow fell about 13% at the same time.

Silver and the Gold/Silver Ratio

Silver’s recent performance could be the best evidence that the current gold and silver rally could be “the real thing”. This is because silver has significantly outperformed gold since the beginning of August. We can see that from the gold/silver ratio, below – chart from stockcharts.com:

Gold Silver Ratio

Gold Silver Ratio

So, I continue to believe that continuing to exchange gold for more silver at these levels, is a move that one is extremely likely to be well rewarded for. It would make no sense to buy gold over silver, given that one expects that silver will outperform gold by a factor of at least two. That is that I expect the Gold/Silver ratio to fall to be at least lower than 30.The silver chart is also sending many positive signals. Below, is a monthly silver chart (from fxstreets.com):

Silver Price forecast 2013

Silver price forecast

The current bottom occurred during month 33 since the breakout of the top of the 2008 – 2010 triangle. Bottoms often occur on day 33 or month 33 from a bottom or a breakout. This makes it very likely that the bottom in June 2013 was the final bottom, especially since it occurred almost exactly at the breakout from the 2008 – 2010 triangle (around the $18.50 area).

If you refer to my previous premium update – section: Using gold to forecast silver (From a timing point of view) – you will find on page 8 that I concluded that silver’s final rally to its peak could start at any time (then – 25 June 2013). Also, from that same comparison, it appears that silver is fast running out of time with the current pattern as compared to the 70s pattern (but, more details on this with a next premium update).

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Hubert

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Silver Price Forecast: The Dow and Gold Silver Ratio Signals Coming Silver Rally

Silver Price Forecast 2013:

The Dow and Gold Silver Ratio Signals Coming Silver Rally

The Dow, in particular, has been the biggest obstacle to a rise in precious metals, due to it sucking up most of the available value on global markets. However, it appears that this obstacle is now out of the way, with the Dow likely having peaked.

Below, is update of the fractal comparisons between the current period and the 70s, I have done for the Dow in a previous article:

Dow 70s chart

Dow current pattern

(charts from yahoo)

The top chart is the Dow from 1968 to 1974, and the bottom one is the Dow from 2008 to 14 June 2013. I have illustrated how these patterns are alike by marking similar points from 1 to 6. It appears that there is a very good chance that we have finally reached the peak for the Dow.

This is a good picture of the medium-term situation that the Dow finds itself – right before a major decline just like in 1973. In 1973, soon after the Dow peaked, gold and silver started a massive rally; therefore, it appears that then, the Dow was also an obstacle preventing a silver and gold rally. This is, therefore, an indicator that we could be close to a major spike in gold and silver, as explained in a previous article.

Gold/Silver Ratio

The gold silver ratio is also, showing strong signs that silver and gold is about to spike significantly. Below, is a gold/silver ratio chart from stockcharts.com:

gold silver ratio chart

The ratio is currently retesting the area from which it broke down when it started the spectacular rally in 2010. If this area between 67 and 70 holds, then the ratio is likely to fall significantly. Note that this ratio falls significantly mostly when silver and gold is having a rally (with silver outpacing gold of course).

Silver Chart

Below, is a silver chart from 2006 to 2013 (generated at fxstreet.com)

silver at breakout point

Silver is currently retesting its important breakout area of 2010 (similar to the gold/silver ratio). That breakout area of 2010 appears to be a critical area. If this area holds (which is very likely), then silver is likely to start a massive multi-month rally. Additional analysis is contained in my premium service.

Remember that these are massive patterns, so much patience is needed.

Conclusion

It is very unlikely that both the Dow and gold & silver are going to make new significant all-time highs from here. We, therefore, have to decide whether it is equities that will continue a bull market from here, or gold & silver.

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Hubert

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Silver Price Forecast: Silver and the Dow

Silver Price Forecast: Silver and the Dow

 

The Dow making new highs is likely to be very good news for silver investors, because nominal silver peaks tend to come after significant nominal peaks in the Dow. These stock market rallies are driven by the expansion of the money supply, causing a big increase in value of paper assets (including stocks) relative to real assets.

When the increase in credit or the money supply has run its course, and is unable to drive paper price higher; value then flees from paper assets to safe assets such as physical gold and silver, causing massive price increases.

The two most significant nominal peaks of the Dow were in 1929 and 1973. Silver made a significant peak in 1935, about six years after the Dow’s major peak in 1929. Again, in 1980, silver made a significant peak, about seven years after the Dow’s major peak in 1973. So, if the Dow is currently forming a major peak (like I think it is), we could possibly expect a major peak in silver, towards the end of this decade to early next decade. This means we are likely to have rising silver prices for many years to come.

In 1929, when the Dow was making its peak, silver was still in a downtrend which only bottomed in 1931. However, in 1973, silver was already in an uptrend by the time the Dow peaked:

 

Dow vs Silver 70s

Dow vs Silver 70s

The top chart is the Dow from 1966 to 1974, and the bottom one is silver during the same period. Silver was already in an uptrend when the Dow peaked. The Dow made a major nominal peak near the beginning of 1973, with silver peaking about a year after that. Furthermore, silver made a major peak in 1980, about seven years after the Dow’s 1973 peak.

Notice that silver was still trapped within a cup formation (lower than the cup’s high), out of which it only broke out after the Dow peaked.

Below is a current comparison between the Dow (top chart) and silver (bottom chart):

 

Dow vs Silver current bull market

Dow vs Silver current bull market

Like in 1973, silver is already in an uptrend long before the Dow’s possible major peak. The uptrend will still be intact, even if price falls further. If the Dow does peak very soon, will we have a silver top close to a year after the Dow’s peak? Also, will we have a major peak in silver coming some years after, like the 1980 peak?

Silver is again trapped within in a cup formation, lower than the cup high. This time the cup is much broader.  Again, can we expect a breakout from the cup’s high sometime soon after the Dow tops – like it did in 1973?

I believe that given the two questions above, the near future of the Dow will be telling for future silver prices.

The Dow’s relationship with the Dow/Gold ratio is highlighting something interesting regarding this current silver bull market compared to the previous two. Below is a 100-year chart of the Dow/Gold ratio:

 

dow gold ratio with Dow nominal peaks

dow gold ratio with Dow nominal peaks

 

In 1929, the Dow peak came at the same time as the Dow/Gold ratio peak; therefore, the nominal peak and the real peak coincided. The 1973 nominal Dow peak came 7 years after the Dow/Gold ratio peak. We are currently almost 14 years past the Dow/Gold ratio peak, and we still have not had a nominal peak in the Dow.

What is this progression in the timing of the Dow’s nominal peak relative to the Dow/Gold ratio telling us? Is this a natural progression or is it proving how increasingly bigger efforts are applied to artificially prop up the stock markets?

Whatever the reason, it has created a setup for a massive financial panic. Value is likely to run from paper assets to silver and gold like never before. While the first part of this collapse of paper assets has been relatively controlled; the last phase is far more likely to result in chaos. This means that the Dow’s collapse could be vicious.

At the same time, after having had a relatively subdued rise since the beginning of this bull market, silver could explode higher like never before, once the bottom is in. The current decline is likely to bring attractive opportunities to increase physical silver positions.

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Silver Price Forecast: Silver Bull Market Is Following The Structure Of The 70s Bull Market

Silver Price Forecast:

The 70s silver bull took place during a period from a major peak in the Dow/Gold ratio (1966) to a major bottom in Dow/Gold ratio (1980). The silver bull market started in 1971 and ended at the beginning of 1980.

The current silver bull market also started after a major peak in the Dow/Gold ratio (peak was at the end of 1999).The current silver bull market started in 2001, and it is also likely to end when the Dow/Gold ratio makes a major bottom. See the chart below, as illustration:

 

Dow Gold Ratio long term chart showing Silver bull market

Dow Gold Ratio long term chart showing Silver bull market

In 2011, silver peaked at the $50 level, while in the same year, the Dow/Gold ratio made a bottom just lower than the 5.75 level. Was that the end of the silver bull market? Will the Dow go on to make highs that are multiples higher than the current high, while the silver price collapses?

The major problem with saying that the silver bull market is over, is the fact that the price has not even surpassed the high of the previous bull market. One can only begin to consider the possibility that the silver bull market is over when the price has gone a few multiples higher than the 1980 price of $50.

Until then, we look for a bottom in the silver price, and the next wave higher in this bull market. Instead, consider the Dow as a peaking bull market, with it being multiples higher than its 1973 high (the high of the previous major bull market).

Comparison of the current and 70s silver bull market

On the graphic below, the top chart is the silver bull market of the 70s, compared to the current bull market of the 70s (the bottom chart).

 

Current Silver Bull market vs 70s Silver Bull market

Current Silver Bull market vs 70s Silver Bull market

I have tried to line the two charts up; starting from both peaks in the Dow/Gold ratio (it is not exact, but close enough). The two bull markets are definitely following a similar pattern to some degree.

Notice that the first major peak in the 70s bull market came about eight years after the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio. The 2008 peak in the silver price was also about eight years since the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio.

During the 70s, the peak after eight years appears to have been a significant level, since price really accelerated higher, after clearing that peak. Price also accelerated higher when it cleared the 2008 peak, in 2010. The difference this time is the fact that currently we are having a retest of that peak level (which is not necessarily a bad thing).

If price does not go too far below the 2008 peak level ($21), then we have a very bullish looking pattern. The current retest of the 2008 peak level could mean that if we eventually find that bottom, and go higher, we are unlikely to ever see these levels again.

The comparison seems to suggest that the rally we had from August 2010 to April 2011, is just a prelude to the coming major rally. If the current bull market pattern continues to follow the 70s pattern, then we could have a peak in the price of silver when the Dow/Gold ratio bottoms.

We cannot be sure when this will happen, but should it be about 14 years after the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio, like it was during the previous bull market, then we could have a peak in silver at the end of 2013 to the beginning of 2014.

If the current bull market structure continues to follow the basic structure of the 70s bull market, then price should, at least, clear $140.

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Silver Price Forecast 2013: Silver’s Bullish Cup Formation

Silver Price Forecast 2013

The most significant fact about silver, from a charting point of view, is the mega cup pattern formed over a period of more than 30 years.

These cup (or cup and handle) patterns are very bullish formations. Below is a long-term silver chart showing the mega cup formation as well as two smaller cup formations:

silver price forecast

silver price forecast

When a cup is formed, it is often an indication that the price will eventually go higher than the peaks of the cup. This is why the mega cup formation is so significant, because it is telling us that the price of silver will eventually go higher than the $50.

For all the cups shown on the silver chart, gold had a similar cup. The main difference between the gold cups and silver cups is the timing. See a similar chart for gold:

gold price forecast

gold price forecast

In all three cases, the gold price went higher than the top of its cup before silver did. This means that gold was a leading indicator for the price of silver. In the case of the mega cup, silver has still not gone higher. Based on the fact that silver has always followed gold’s path by eventually going higher than the cup’s high, in the past, it is very likely that silver will do it again by going higher than the $50.

This is a very simple principle, but provides an enormous opportunity to those who are willing to buy physical silver and have the patience to hold on to it no matter how volatile the price swings.

The fact that we have such a big cup is what makes timing the breakout of the cup so difficult. I believe we have come close to the point where the silver price is about to challenge the cup’s high, and eventually breakthrough (more detail coming to premium subscribers only). First though, it has to make the low for the current decline.

On the charts above you can see that during the 70s, silver always went higher than its cup in the year following gold’s similar feat. It has already been more than three years since gold went higher than its cup high. Silver has still not gone higher; however this is reasonable considering the fact that the cup is so much bigger than the 70s cups.

Previously, I have written about how conditions are similar to that of 1973, when the Dow started a crash at the same time that gold started a spectacular rally. That was incidentally the year that silver also started a massive rally, and went higher than the cup formed before that.

Below is a silver chart showing price action around a cup of the early 70s:

gold after 73 cup edited

silver price forecast

silver price forecast

I have indicated a cup that was formed during the late to early 70s. Note that the gold chart also made a similar cup during that time. Early 1973, about the time when the Dow started its crash, silver was still trapped lower than the cup’s high. However, by 1973, the gold price had already gone higher than the cup’s high. In the same year silver went higher than the indicated cup’s high, eventually peaking multiples higher than the cup.

This is similar to today’s situation, with gold having already gone higher than the $850 area, and silver still lagging lower than the $50 area. This would suggest that the peak in the stock market (which I believe is busy happening now) will be the significant signal for the coming silver rally towards and beyond the $50 level.

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Hubert

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Gold & Silver Forecast: Possible Target For The Bottom In Gold

Gold Forecast 2013 - Silver Forecast 2013

The recent drop in gold and silver is not critical to buyers of physical metals. Instead, it is an opportunity – to buy more at lower prices; at worst, it is an irritation, since it means a longer wait. It would likely be critical only if the gold bull market is over, and prices do not rise higher than the 2011 highs for many years.

If you are buying paper gold (especially leveraged), then a drop like the current drop is likely to be critical. On top of that, the ride is almost guaranteed to remain painful, even if gold moves to $5000 over the next 2 years, due to extreme volatility.

It is important to try to identify good opportunities to buy more gold and silver (at the lowest prices), and to stay invested, for the most part of the bull market. This is what my premium service focuses on. Selling would only become an issue when the bull market is at an end (close to the top).

So, has the gold bull market come to an end?

In my previous article, I have provided an analysis of whether I think this gold bull market is over or not, using the relationship between the Dow and gold. Based on that analysis, it is unlikely that both the Dow and gold are going to make new significant all-time highs from here. We, therefore, have to decide whether it is equities that will continue a bull market from here, or gold.

Gold

Let’s look at gold patterns to see if we can find a possible level for the bottom. Below is a 7-year gold chart:

gold 6 year fractal

The first thing I would like to point out is the fact that a drop to the $1000 is possible. I do not believe that it is probable, however. If it goes to $1000 level, then it is unlikely that it will go there soon, as part of this drop. It would probably take a couple of years to get there, in such a case.

What is interesting; however, is the fact that if gold does a bottom similar to 1976, it would go to around $1000. That is a 60% decline of the move from the bottom of this bull market ($250) to the top at $1920.

Note that a drop below $1000 would probably mean that the gold bull market is over.

A bottom of $1300 is the call that I am going with. It is consistent with where I think the gold market is. I believe we are close to a major rally, very similar to the 1973 and 1979 gold rally. If this is the case, then there should be a very bullish pattern present on the gold chart.

The patterns that I have highlighted in red are the most bullish patterns I know. It is not a conventional pattern like those seen with traditional technical analysis. Based on the standard dimensions of this pattern, we should get an ideal bottom at $1300. If gold does not go lower than the $1300 level, over the next couple of weeks, then this pattern could be valid. If the pattern is valid, then gold will rally like it did in 1973 and 1979.

Also, I believe that the drop below $1522 is still part of the consolidating pattern since 2011, and not a break-down of that pattern. In other words, it is similar to the 2006/2007 and 2008/2009 consolidations, but with its major low right at the end, instead of at the beginning or close to the middle.

The $1300 level also represents a 50% retracement of the move from the $680 level in 2008, to the top at $1920. This is similar to the retracement we had in 1973, before the big rally.

There are some other indicators that suggest that we are close to the bottom, which I will share with my subscribers.

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Hubert

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Gold and Silver Forecast 2013

Gold & Silver Forecast 2013: Like 1973, Dow’s Decline To Bring Massive Gold Rally?

Gold and Silver Forecast 2013

For gold to rise to levels significantly higher than the recent high of $1920, a new impetus is needed. Without additional energy from such an impetus, gold could just trade sideways for a very long time, or even fall further.

There is only so much value in the world economy, and it is split between all the different instruments (like gold, silver, stocks bonds, etc.) where value resides.

For gold (and silver) to rise significantly, relative to other instruments of value, value will have to be diverted away from those other competing instruments. The Dow, in particular, has been the biggest obstacle to a rise in precious metals, due to it sucking up most of the available value on global markets.

It is for this reason that the direction of the Dow is an important indicator of where gold will go over the next months. Analysis of the Dow itself, as well as, the Dow/Gold ratio is therefore, essential.

Dow/Gold Ratio

Previously, I have illustrated how, since the 1930’s, the Dow/Gold ratio level of 10 has been a pivotal point from where either the gold price rose significantly or the Dow. On Friday, the Dow/Gold ratio again hit that important level of 10.

The question, therefore, is whether it is gold or the Dow that will significantly rally from around this area? Below is a long-term Dow/Gold ratio chart:

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I have drawn a yellow line at the 10 level. In 1995, when the ratio moved away from the 10 level, it was higher, and it was the Dow that started a massive rally. It was in 2008 at the end of the gold correction that the ratio hit the 10 level again.

It is almost certain that this ratio will move significantly from here, and in my opinion; it is gold that is heavily favoured. Technically, it appears that at the end of 2008 the ratio dropped lower than the important level of 10, which acted as some kind of support level. It is now busy completing the retest of that breakdown, and should the area around the 10 level hold; it will likely go into a free-fall (that is much lower than 10).

Dow & Gold

The Dow has just recently made an all-time high, and to many, it might appear that this is a start of a multi-month rally. However, the enormous debt-levels will virtually ensure that this rally is brought to an abrupt end very soon.

The Dow is making similar patterns to that of the 70s except for debt levels relative to GDP being much higher today than that of the 70s. Those patterns also indicate that the Dow’s current rally is likely to come to an end, leading to a possible crash.

Below, is one of the comparisons between the current period and the 70s, I have done for the Dow:

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Dow 70s

3

Dow current

The top chart is the Dow from 1968 to 1974, and the bottom one is the Dow from 2008 to April 2013. I have illustrated how these patterns are alike by marking similar points from 1 to 6. If this comparison is valid, then the Dow could top very soon and start a severe decline.

The problem is that it is impossible to predict the exact level or time where the Dow will top. However, there is a good chance the top could be in this month; given the fact the Dow/Gold ratio has reached that important 10 level.

If we do get the decline in the Dow, similar to the 70s pattern, then it is possible that it could be much more severe than that of the 70s due to the extreme debt levels today. During that massive Decline of the Dow, gold actually did very well. See chart below:

gold vs dow 1970s

gold vs dow 1970s

I have compared the gold chart (top) from 1970 to 1975 to the Dow chart (bottom) for the same period. From the beginning of 1973, the Dow started a massive drop, while gold started a huge rally.

Today, gold is in a similar position to that of the end of 1972 to the beginning of 1973 (point 1). Then, the price was in a consolidation that started when gold reached an all-time high of $70 (point a). While gold was getting near the end of its consolidation, the Dow was making all-time highs just like today – see point 1.1.

I am sure many were thinking that the gold price would decline back to the $35 level, while the Dow’s rally continues. That did not happen; in a similar manner, gold will likely not decline much further.

I do not know at what level the gold price decline will stop, but it is likely to be very soon, and it is likely to turnaround in a dramatic fashion. Just like in 1973, the gold bull market is not over. There are a few important signals that will confirm the coming rally in gold and silver. I will be sharing more relevant information regarding these markets with my subscribers over the next couple of days.

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Hubert

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Silver Forecast 2013

Silver Price Forecast 2013 and beyond: Is Silver Fast On Its Way To $50?

Silver Price Forecast 2013: Is Silver Fast On Its Way To $50?

By Hubert Moolman

There is not just a similarity in how gold and silver trade at the same time period, but also how they trade at similar milestones, despite the fact that those milestones are sometimes reached at different times. This can cause silver or gold to be the leading indicator, depending on the particular milestone. The 1980 peak for both gold and silver is definitely an important milestone. For this 1980 milestone, gold is undoubtedly the leading indicator (since gold has already passed its 1980 high), so it could help us to project what silver might do around this milestone.

Market conditions often cause silver to fall behind gold, for quite some time, where after, silver normally catches-up in a big way. The fact that silver is still caught-up in a trading range lower than its 1980 high, at least four years longer than gold already, provides a classic opportunity for silver to follow that “catching-up pattern” and zoom to multiples of its 1980 high. In my opinion, silver will do just that and move much faster than gold in percentage terms, over the next months.

With gold having passed $1700 (twice the 1980 high of $850) already, given the above analysis, it stands to reason that $100 (twice the 1980 high of $50) silver could be virtually guaranteed.

Below, are two charts that show how gold and silver reacted before and after again reaching their respective 1980 highs:

silver vs gold

silver vs gold

Gold and silver made similar patterns before and after reaching their respective 1980 highs. From the charts, you can see there is a similarity in how gold and silver approached their 1980 high. Both made a triangle-type pattern just before they reached their respective 1980 all-time highs. When price came out of those triangle patterns, it rallied strongly to the 1980 highs, which started the formation of flag-type (pennant) patterns.

Gold passed its 1980 all-time high during 2008, while silver is yet to do so. By looking at the pattern of how gold passed its 1980 high, we can predict how silver might do it as well. If silver continues to follow the pattern that gold formed, then we can expect a massive spike towards the $50 and beyond, very soon. We are very likely in that move to $50, given that the silver price has broken out of the pennant to the up-side. My  long-term silver fractal analysis report  provides more details on what levels silver is likely to reach over the next years.

The $50 level can be compared to the water level, when you hold a beach ball under water and it starts moving upwards. When it passes the water level, it will move faster since it will now only have air as resistance, instead of water.

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Hubert

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Silver Price Forecast: The Great Silver Chart

Silver Price Forecast: The Great Silver Chart

A reader asked me to update a previous long-term silver chart of mine. Below, is the updated long- term chart for silver:

 

silver chart analysis

Since the last chart, silver has broken out of the pennant formation (on the short-term chart), and is looking really good.

On the chart, I have highlighted two fractals (or patterns), marked 1 to 3, which appear similar. What makes these two fractals so special, is the similarity of the circumstances in which they exist.

There was a significant peak in the Dow (1973 and 2007) between point 1 and 2 of both fractals. Also, point 1 on both fractals represents a significant bottom for silver after the peak of the Dow/Gold ratio.  After point 2, on both fractals, the oil price made a significant peak (1974 and 2008), about 8 years after the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio.

Thanks to this similarity in events, as well as the similarity in sequence, I was able to identify the great possibility for significantly higher silver prices, back in October of 2010. This was a very clear signal that higher silver prices were coming, and that is exactly what we got, when silver moved to $49. However, this run is not over yet. The move from $17, when silver broke out of the triangle (at point 3 of the second fractal) to $49 was just the first part of the move. In my opinion the biggest and best part of this move is still ahead. In my long-term fractal analysis report on silver, I have presented a lot of technical and fundamental evidence to support my opinion for higher silver prices over the coming years.

Based on the fractals on the chart, we could still have about two years before we could get a top like we had in 1980. That is 14 years after the Dow/Gold ratio top (beginning of 1966 to the beginning  of 1980 vs the end of 1999 to the end 2013).

It is interesting to note that the peak in silver (beginning of 1974) after the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio (beginning 1966) came about 8 years after the Dow/Gold ratio peak. On the current pattern, the 2008 peak in silver was also about 8 year after the Dow/Gold ratio peak at the end of 1999.

With the first peaks after the Dow/Gold ratio top taking the same amount of years, what are the chances that the second peaks will also correlate, giving as a top in silver at the end of 2013 to the beginning of 2014?

Also, from a price point of view, there is also an indication that this move is not over yet. If the two patterns indicated continue their similarity, it would be reasonable to expect the final top of the current pattern to at least go higher than $140 as a minimum. Why? If you measure the price movement from point 1 to point 2, in the first pattern, and compare it to the price movement from point 4 to 5, in the first pattern, you will find that the movement from point 4 to 5 is at least 7.6 times larger.

Currently the movement from 4 to the $49 in April of 2011 is only about 1.65 times larger than the movement from point 1 to 2. If it follows the first pattern, and grows at least 7.6 times larger, it will comfortably pass $140.

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Hubert

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Silver Price Forecast – Silver Premium Update August 2012

Silver Update

By Hubert Moolman

The silver chart has formed a big pennant like that of the gold chart. What this indicates is that the silver price will likely make a massive move soon. Technically, this move can be up or down. Note that this update is from my premium service originally published on 6 August 2012.

Below is a silver chart with the pennant:

silver chart forecast

The technical and fundamental evidence that I have collected, and look at, tells me that the price is likely to go upward out of this pennant formation.

On the chart above, you can see that the price has actually broken out (upward) of the pennant. We have to give it some time before we can say that it is a valid breakout. Also, I have drawn a blue line, which could become another area of resistance.

If we were to consider a move down, then a first target of $15 and one lower at $5 would come into play, based on the patterns. A price of $5 (and even $15) does not make any economic sense, given the amounts of fiat money currently available.

However, there is a real threat of deflation, currently, and the effect of this has to be considered when looking at the future silver price. In my opinion, we do have a perfect setup for a massive deflation which will destroy a lot of debt-based value.

Stock market values have been driven for years by this debt-based value, and will, therefore, be very badly devalued. Many believe that such a fall in stock market values will take down the silver price. I do not agree, and have given many reasons why.

Here, I would just like to point out that the current threat of deflation is due to the massive debt levels, and the inability to service those debt commitments. You can just look at the example of Spain or Greece.

Silver is a real store of value and that is its most significant function. The current crisis will cause a massive rush to that which can store value that will not be destroyed by the debt-collapse. Silver is just about the opposite of debt.

Previously, I wrote about how this debt-based monetary system has created what I call a “mirror-effect”, whereby, silver (and gold) is pushed down in value, to a similar extent as to which paper assets such as general stocks are pushed up in value. This mirror-effect clearly shows up on the long-term charts of gold, silver and the Dow.

Below, is a long–term silver chart (real and nominal) from 1850 to present (generated at minefund.com):

I have drawn a vertical red line, approximately where silver was demonetized (1870s). Notice how the real price of silver collapsed after the red line, from about $30, until it bottomed in 1931 at $4.29. It then traded side-ways (from the big-picture view) for many years, until it spiked from about the early 1970s, making a peak in 1980, where after, it bottomed again in 2001.

Technically, the bottom in 2001 was the completion of what would be a remarkable double bottom reversal, with the first bottom being in 1931. After a double bottom formation, there is often a big rally, and that is exactly what happened next. If this pattern continues to follow the pattern of a valid double bottom, it will reach levels that will exceed the 1980 high by at least one multiple, but probably by many more.

The interesting thing about this possible double bottom is the fact that the two bottoms came 70 years apart. This 70 years period also appears on the long-term Dow chart. Below is a Dow chart (from stockcharts.com) from 1900 to present:

On the chart, I have indicated a 70 year period from when the Dow peaked in 1929, to the peak in 1999. The reason for using the 1999 peak instead of the 2007 peak, is the fact that the 1999 peak represents the real peak, since the Dow/Gold ratio peaked in 1999 (like it did in 1929).

Notice the dates of the peaks and how they fit in with that of the bottoms of the real silver price, as well as the similar 70 year periods between. In my opinion, the occurrence of the 70 year period on both charts, in the context as explained above, provides additional evidence of the link between silver’s demonetization (or suppression) and the massive debt bubble of this century – as explained in part 1 of this article.

While the Dow is inflated to the peak in 1929, silver is suppressed to its low in 1931. And again, the Dow is inflated to its peak in 1999, while silver is suppressed to its bottom in 2001.

So, the peaks and troughs, as presented in the above charts, are the manifestation (in visual form) of the debt-based monetary system causing paper and related assets to rise, while suppressing silver. Another way of looking at it is that the debt-based monetary system is fuelling speculation in paper assets by using energy diverted from precious metals.

Silver (like gold) stands in direct opposition to the current monetary system (they are inescapably linked). The fall (and falling) of this system is the rise of silver as money; therefore, massive increases in what silver can buy in real terms.

Looking at a bearish pattern to find critical levels

Below, is 6-year chart of silver, highlighting bearish fractals:

I have highlighted two fractals by indicating 4 similar points on both. Based on this comparison, we could now be at a very critical area. A break-down below the support (about $26), could mean that the current pattern could follow the 2007/2008 pattern, and take price much lower. This is presented not because I believe that price will break lower than the support, but to show why I think we are at a critical level, and why we should be watchfull.

Pattern Previously Covered

Here, is a follow-up on my previous article about the similar flag-type formations on the silver chart.Below is a graphic which compares the current pattern on silver (from about the beginning of 2011 to present) to a 2007 pattern:

This comparison is still very much valid; only if price goes lower than $26 could it become invalid. In fact, there is a good chance that price has broken out to the upside.

On both charts, I have suggested how the flag patterns might be similar, by marking similar points, from 1 to 6 (and alternatively from a to h). Based on this comparison, it appears that the silver price might now have found that point 6 or h (at the end of June), and is about to increase significantly.

We could be at very volatile area due to the possible breakout, since this is often the case after a breakout – so be aware! I am of the opinion that silver should make its move higher between now and the end of this month, if this comparison is to be confirmed.

Follow-up on Gold/Silver Ratio

In my last gold update, I covered the Gold/Silver ratio, and explained why I think the Gold/Silver ratio will soon fall straight down. Below is an updated Gold/Silver ratio chart:

On the chart I have indicated a trading channel in which the ratio has been moving for the last five months. It appears now to have finally broken down, out of the channel. This could be a very strong signal that silver and gold prices are about to rise significantly. Again, here we have to watch for a possible retest of that break-down area, before the ratio falls straight down.

Conclusion:

Silver appears to have broken out of the pennant or flag-type formation, and could now finally be setting-up for a massive rise in price. We should, however, be very watchful, due to the fact that we are at a critical area in price and time. There is a big threat of deflation, but, in my opinion, it is this very deflation (brought about by the collapse of the debt bubble) that could be driving silver prices higher.

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Silver Price Forecast: Silver Could Preserve More Value Than Gold

Silver Offers A Golden Opportunity To Convert Soon To Be Destroyed Value

By Hubert Moolman

11 June 2012

The fundamentals for silver and gold are very strong, and with all the massive bailouts, which are increasing debt levels, they are just getting stronger. Until a significant portion of these debts is repaid or defaulted on, it would be foolish to talk about a top in precious metals.

The repayment of debt (or default on debt – which is more likely) will result in significantly reduced economic activity. Significantly reduced economic activity will have a negative effect on the stock market, which in this case, will likely result in a huge crash. It is these conditions (a deflating debt bubble) that will drive gold and silver prices significantly higher.

Why? Because this will not just be a normal type of reduced economic activity, but one in which the monetary system as a whole is questioned or collapses (due to the excessive debt levels).

 In a crisis like this, it will be all about preserving value, which will make gold and silver the most wanted goods. The excessive debt levels we have currently, mostly represent artificial value, or value that will never be realised. We now have a great opportunity to convert that soon to be destroyed value into real value, by buying gold and silver, with fiat currency.

In my opinion, silver bullion presents the better opportunity, when compared to gold. Silver bullion is still trading much lower than its 1980 high, and also at relatively historic lows against gold.

Silver Flag

Here, is a follow-up on my previous article about the similar flag formations on the silver chart. Below is a graphic which compares the current pattern on silver (from about the beginning of 2011 to present) to a 2007 pattern:

On both charts, I have suggested how the flag patterns might be similar, by marking similar points, from 1 to 6 (and alternatively from a to f). Based on this comparison, it appears that the silver price might now have found that point 6 or h, and is about to increase significantly. See my latest video on my website for more details of this analysis.

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Silver Price Forecast: Silver Offers A Great Opportunity

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Silver Price Forecast: Dramatic Turnaround For Silver?

Silver price Forecast: Dramatic Turnaround For Silver?

18 May 2012

Here are a few patterns that might explain the current state of the silver price, as well as, provide the possible way forward.

Below is a 6-year chart of silver (all charts generated at fxstreet.com):

silver price forecast

On the chart, I have indicated two similar patterns (marked 1 to 5).This comparison suggests that silver could rise significantly over the next couple of months. This would mean that a dramatic turnaround in the price of silver is coming (it might have started already).

I have also drawn some red lines at the $10, $20, $30, and $50 level. These levels appear to have acted like key levels, where the price of silver has found support or resistance.

The interesting thing about these levels is the fact that they have a Fibonacci relationship. That is a ratio that is similar to the following Fibonacci numbers: 1, 2, 3, and 5. So, if the silver chart continues to follow this Fibonacci pattern, which is often the case, then the $50 level is a very important resistance. Also, if we go past the $50 level, then $80 could be the next significant level, since that will be the next area, if the Fibonacci ratio is to be applied. The $80 area could act as a support or a resistance.

Now, I would like to zoom-in to the last part of both patterns (about point 3 to 5 of both).

Below is a graphic which compares the current pattern on silver (from about the beginning of 2011 to present) to a 2007 pattern:

silver forecast

On both charts, I have suggested how the flag  patterns might be similar, by marking similar points, from 1 to 6 (and alternatively from a to f). Based on this comparison, it appears that the silver price is searching for that point 6 (or point f, which might be in already).

These patterns suggest that the current flag pattern (as previously suggested), is important for the future of the silver price. A breakout at the resistance line of the flag could mean that we will have a significant rally, and an eventual breakout at the $50.

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Silver Price Forecast : Silver Market Update

Silver Price Forecast : Silver Market Update

Here are a few patterns that might explain the current state of the silver price, as well as, provide the possible way forward.

Below is a graphic which compares the current pattern on silver (from about the beginning of 2011 to present) to a 2007 pattern:

On both charts, I have suggested how the patterns might be similar, by marking similar points, from 1 to 6 (and alternatively from a to f). Based on this comparison, it appears that the silver price is searching for that point 6 (or point f). Previously, about more than 6 weeks ago (after the middle of March), I thought that point 6 (or point f) was already in, or close to being in.

This was my assumption, based on timing: On the 2007 pattern, you can see that from point d to point f was about 10 days, and that this was the same for point f to point h on the same pattern. When applying this to the current pattern, it was expected that point h would be in about 14 weeks after point f (about middle to end March) – similar to the 14 weeks from point 2 to point 4.

This was a reasonable expectation since the market often behaves in such a manner. However, it was the wrong expectation. It appears that the market has extended that cycle (which is not unusual); however, it appears that the bullish expectation is still very much justified. We would need a turnaround very soon though, to continue the mega bullish expectation. If we do not get the turnaround very soon, then price could go even lower than $26 (unlikely).

In my latest gold update, explained why I think this week might bring the bottom for gold. My analysis for silver also suggests that we could see a bottom for silver this week (for the latest next week).

I believe that it is very likely that we will get that massive rally soon.

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A Massive Spike In The Price of Silver Is Imminent

A Massive Spike In The Price of Silver Is Imminent

Gold and silver are very close to entering the mania phase of this bull market. In order for gold and silver to go into the mania phase, value has to be diverted from somewhere, and that “somewhere” is most likely stocks. Since 2000, there has been a correction in stock values, in real terms; however, nominally, stocks are still significantly high (close to its all-time highs).

I expect that significant value will soon be diverted from the general stock market, to silver and gold, causing prices to rally significantly, until these metals also become overvalued.

This is exactly what happened in 2007/2008. Below is a graphic (charts from barchart.com) that illustrates how this happened in 2007/2008:

The top chart is for the S&P 500 and the bottom is for silver. I have drawn a yellow line, at the point where the S&P 500 peaked. It is only after the peak in the S&P 500 that silver broke out, and eventually rallied significantly (while the S&P 500 was crashing). From a “fractal” point of view, we are currently in a similar position, with stocks getting ready to peak.

Silver Fractal Analysis

Silver has made its way out of the giant flag; however, it fell back again, lower than the upper boundary of the flag, as shown in the following chart:

Previously, I have stated that price will eventually break out of the flag and go on to make much higher highs. Below, is some evidence to support this view:

The top chart is for gold and the bottom one is for silver. Gold and silver made similar patterns before and after reaching their respective 1980 highs. From the charts, you can see there is a similarity in how gold and silver approached their 1980 high. Both made a triangle-type pattern (green lines) just before it reached the 1980 all-time high. When it came out of that triangle pattern, it rallied strongly to the 1980 high, which started the formation of a flag-type pattern (yellow lines).

Gold passed its 1980 all-time high during 2008, while silver is yet to do so. By looking at the pattern of how gold passed its 1980 high, we can predict how silver might do it as well. If silver continues to follow the pattern that gold formed, then we can expect a massive spike towards the $50 and beyond, very soon. Read my previous article for more about this comparison.

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Silver Premium Update (Silver Price Forecast) 19 March 2012

Silver Premium Update – Silver Price Forecast

By Hubert Moolman

19 March 2012

Silver has made its way out of the giant flag; however, it fell back again, lower than the upper boundary of the flag, as shown in the following chart:

Previously, I have stated that price will eventually break out of the flag and go on to make much higher highs. This is still my expectation, and here, I would like to present some more evidence for this view.

Where is silver going now?

Based on previous work on silver, gold, gold stocks and the Dow, I see a lot of similarities between now and the late 60s to early 70s (to 1973). Below, is an interesting comparison between the silver charts of then and now … : to continue, subscribe to my premium service

 

Silver relative to the Dow

It is important to understand the conditions that exist today in financial markets. I have explained these conditions in previous writings. We are currently facing conditions that are similar to that which existed during the Great Depression, but also during the 70s. Of particular importance, is the fact that we are at a point where the stock market is significantly overvalued as compared to real assets such as gold and silver.

Since 2001, there has been a correction in stock values, in real terms; however nominally, stocks are still significantly high (close to its all-time highs). I believe that this correction will continue; however, I expect the nominal values of stocks to decrease significantly over the next couple of years, while the nominal values of assets like gold and silver increase significantly.

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Silver Price Forecast: Long-term Silver Chart Analysis Indicates Why Silver Is Likely To Pass $150

Silver Forecast: Long-term Silver Chart Analysis Indicates Why Silver Is Likely To Pass $150

I would like to point out some interesting signals on the long-term chart for silver.

Below, is a long term chart for silver:

analysis long term silver chart

On the chart, I have highlighted two fractals (or patterns), marked 1 to 4, which appear similar. What makes these two fractals so special is the similarity of the circumstances in which they exist.

There was a significant peak in the Dow (1973 and 2007) between point 1 and 2 of both fractals. Both peaks in the Dow came about 7 years after the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio. After point 2, on both fractals, the oil price made a significant peak (1974 and 2008), about 8 years after the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio.

Thanks to this similarity in events, as well as the similarity in sequence, I was able to identify the great possibility for significantly higher silver prices, back in October of 2010. This was a very clear signal that higher silver prices were coming, and that is exactly what we got, when silver moved to $49. However, this run is not over yet. The move from $17, when silver broke out of the triangle (at point 3 of the second fractal) to $49 was just the first part of the move. In my opinion, the biggest and best part of this move is still ahead. In various previous articles on silver, I have presented a lot of evidence to support my opinion for higher silver prices over the coming years.

Based on the fractals on the chart, we could still have about two years before we could get a top like we had in 1980. That is 14 years after the Dow/Gold ratio top (beginning of 1966 to the beginning of1980 vs the end of 1999 to the end 2013).

From a price point of view, there is also an indication that this move is not over yet. If the two patterns indicated continue their similarity, it would be reasonable to expect the final top of the current pattern to higher than $150. Why? If you measure the price movement from point 1 to point 2, in the first pattern, and compare it to the price movement from point 4 to 5, in the first pattern, you will find that the movement from point 4 to 5 is at least 7.6 times larger.

Currently, the movement from 4 to the $49 in April of 2011 is only about 1.65 times larger than the movement from point 1 to 2. If it follows the first pattern, and grows at least 7.6 times greater, it will comfortably pass $150.

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Silver Price Forecast: Silver Market Update

Silver Price Forecast: Silver Market Update

Silver is currently trading at key resistance levels. See below, a six-year silver chart (all charts generated at fxstreet.com):

silver long-term chart

On the chart, I have drawn a significant upward sloping resistance line (red line). Silver has now reached that line, trying to breach it and stay above it. It has also reached the top resistance line of a big flag pattern. If the silver price gets through these resistance lines, and stays above them, then it is likely to continue its rise, but likely in a more accelerated manner.

These resistance areas can be very tricky. Price can often react in a violent manner downwards; however, there are no certainties.

What silver will do at these resistance areas is a short-term problem. From a longer point of view, it is clear to me that silver is going much higher. Eventually, it will successfully break out of the big flag and spike upwards past the $50 level.

In a previous article, I have shown how closely silver is following a past pattern on the gold chart. That comparison also suggests that the silver price will eventually successfully breach the resistance lines indicated above. Below, is the chart from that comparison:

silver vs gold

On the charts (silver is the top one and gold is the bottom one, I have marked the two patterns (1 to 5) that are similar on the gold and silver chart. For more details and explanation of the two patterns, please read that full article. If the silver pattern continues to follow the gold pattern, then the silver price would pass the resistance lines indicated in the first chart, and eventually challenge the $50 level.

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Silver Price Forecast: Analysis of the Long-term Silver Chart

Analysis Of The Long-Term Silver Chart Suggests Significantly Higher Prices

In a previous article, I wrote about the shift to measuring wealth in ounces instead of Dollars. In that same article, I expressed my opinion that I consider silver bullion to be one of the best current opportunities to increase one’s gold ounces.

Here, I would like to point out some interesting signals on the long-term chart for silver.

Below, is a long term chart for silver:

On the chart, I have highlighted two fractals (or patterns), marked 1 to 3, which appear similar. What makes these two fractals so special, is the similarity of the circumstances in which they exist.

There was a significant peak in the Dow (1973 and 2007) between point 1 and 2 of both fractals. Both peaks in the Dow came about 7 years after the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio. After point 2, on both fractals, the oil price made a significant peak (1974 and 2008), about 8 years after the peak in the Dow/Gold ratio.

Thanks to this similarity in events, as well as the similarity in sequence, I was able to identify the great possibility for significantly higher silver prices, back in October of 2010. This was a very clear signal that higher silver prices were coming, and that is exactly what we got, when silver moved to $49. However, this run is not over yet. The move from $17, when silver broke out of the triangle (at point 3 of the second fractal) to $49 was just the first part of the move. In my opinion the biggest and best part of this move is still ahead. In various previous articles on silver, I have presented a lot of evidence to support my opinion for higher silver prices over the coming years.

Based on the fractals on the chart, we could still have about two years before we could get a top like we had in 1980. That is 14 years after the Dow/Gold ratio top (beginning of 1966 to the beginning of1980 vs the end of 1999 to the end 2013).

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Silver Forecast: Silver Premium Update

Silver Forecast: Is Silver Outperforming The Gold Fractal?

Below, is an extract of my Silver Premium Update for 25 January 2012:

Since my last silver articles (here and here), the silver chart has been following the patterns, I have been tracking, quite nicely. Below is an updated version of the gold vs. silver fractal:

I have highlighted the patterns (marked 1 to 10) on gold and silver to illustrate how they are similar. It seems that silver is now just past point 12, and it has broken out at the blue downtrend line. If it follows the gold pattern exactly, it will move along in the channel formed by the two brown lines, just like gold did. If this happens, we could still wait a long time before the $50 level is challenged.

Below, is another comparison between gold and silver to put the above in perspective:

silver vs gold

Here, I am comparing the same patterns, but I am just including a longer timeline before and after. I have marked the two patterns (of the previous chart) with points 1 to 5 (different numbering than before). I have also drawn a blue line where the top of the ascending triangle (as per previous article) was – just to give us perspective.

So, like I said before, if silver is to follow the gold pattern exactly, it would follow the red drawing, which would mean, it could take a very long time before we pass the $50 with some momentum. Based on the comparison of silver, to its 1970s pattern (as per prior article), we could follow the green drawing. This could mean we could pass $50 much sooner.

Currently, I expect it to form something more like the green drawing; however, we need to see some evidence of that over the coming weeks. This means that there should be acceleration in the silver price, as compared to the gold chart. The first thing that needs to happen (I think) is that price needs to break out (and stay out) of the channel (formed by the two brown lines) in the first chart.

This kind of thing did happen before, as you will see from an extract of my October 2010 Premium Update, below:

As per that update, if silver was going to follow gold exactly, it would have taken a long time before it broke out of that upward trending blue line. However, there was acceleration in the silver price, as compared with gold, and it ended up breaching the upward trending blue line, much faster than the gold pattern suggested.

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Silver Forecast Video: The Shift To Measuring Wealth In Ounces Instead Of Dollars

Video (Silver Forecast): The Shift To Measuring Wealth In Ounces Instead Of Dollars

 

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Silver Price Forecast And The Shift To Measuring Wealth In Gold Ounces Instead Of Dollars.

Silver Price Forecast:

The debt-based monetary system creates an illusion of wealth. It allows for claims on real goods to significantly exceed the actual amount of real goods. You then have a number of people believing they have wealth, since they have claims (pieces of paper or tokens) showing that they have these real assets, whereas, in reality, if everyone was to claim the real goods, there would not be enough to go around.

The high debt levels, in some way, represent the extent to which there are more claims than the actual underlying real assets.

During the period of credit extension – that has been for at least 80 years – most businesses are set up to take advantage of this system. The system allows for an easier way to increase wealth (illusionary), since only claims on real assets need to be increased, instead of the actual real assets.

As you come to the end of the credit extension cycle, most businesses are dependent on this credit extension, either directly or indirectly. When the debts become too heavy to bear (no one knows the day or the hour, but there are signs), the debt bubble will burst, and over time eliminate all those business opportunities brought about by the debt-based system, as well as the businesses dependent on it.

When this process reverses, there is little opportunity to trade the claim on an asset instead of the actual asset, and also few opportunities to increase the amount of real assets. Furthermore, instead of measuring wealth in terms of claims on real assets (as is now the case), people are more likely to measure wealth in terms of real assets, especially gold.

Today, after a consistent period of credit extension, we have exactly the situation where most businesses are dependent on the debt-based monetary system. I believe we are moving past the point, where any benefit can be achieved from credit extension; therefore, we have the ideal set up for a massive collapse in the world economy.

The increase in the gold price, in real terms, is the clearest signal that it is becoming more and more difficult to increase real wealth (wealth in gold ounces). It will become even more difficult as the economic decline sets in; eliminating businesses very dependent on the debt-based monetary system. Financial institutions like banks would be at the top of this list, but will not be the only ones.

The shift from measuring wealth in terms of paper claims (dollars) to gold ounces, and the limited means to increase gold ounces, will change the business and investment world significantly, and will create a massive rush into those opportunities that increase gold ounces. The shift is already evident, with some countries possibly trading oil for gold.

Currently, in my opinion, silver bullion and gold miners present some of the best opportunities to increase the amount of real wealth as measured in gold ounces.

Both, silver bullion and gold miners are still trading lower or at its 1980 high, and also at relatively historic lows against gold. Silver offers the best opportunity, at the moment, since it offers less risk than shares in gold miners. However, as the gold/silver ratio falls (which is expected), gold miners will become more and more attractive.

Silver Chart Update:

Below, is a 6 year silver chart:

Silver is making its intention to pass the $50 level clear. It is continuing in a pattern similar to gold did, before it cleared its 1980 high (see here). The next important obstacle is to get out of the flag (at about $35 currently). If it continues the pattern that gold made, then it will blast past $50.

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Silver Price Forecast 2012:I Stand By $140 Silver Price In 2012

Silver Price Forecast 2012:

There is a well-established relationship between how silver and gold trade. They often trade similar in the same time period, but also at similar milestones, although those milestones are sometimes reached at different times. This can cause silver or gold to be the leading indicator, depending on the particular milestone.

I have previously used this relationship to predict how silver will trade. Below, is an extract of that update:


Currently, there is another situation in the silver and gold market that provides an opportunity to predict how silver prices might trade over the coming months. I have pointed this out before, in a previous article. Here, I would just like to provide an update, and add a few more thoughts.

This situation or opportunity revolves around the 1980 all-time high for both metals. Gold passed its 1980 all-time high during 2008, while silver is yet to do so. By looking at the pattern of how gold passed its 1980 high, we can predict how silver might do it as well.

Below, is a comparison of silver and gold around their respective 1980 highs:

From the chart, you can see there is similarity in how gold and silver approached their 1980 high. Gold and silver made a triangle-type pattern (marked 1 -3) just before it reached the 1980 all-time high. When it came out of that triangle pattern, it rallied strongly to the 1980 high, which started the formation of a flag-type pattern (marked 3 – 9).

It appears that silver is now past point 9 (29 December 2011), and will now be eyeing that $50 level.

Market conditions often cause silver to fall behind gold, for quite some time, where after, silver normally catches-up in a big way. The fact that silver is still caught-up in a trading range lower than its 1980 high, at least four years longer than gold already, provides a classic opportunity for silver to follow that “catching-up pattern” and zoom to multiples of its 1980 high.

With gold having passed $1700 (twice the 1980 high of $850) already, given the above analysis, it stands to reason that $100 (twice the 1980 high of $50) silver is virtually guaranteed.

There are many indicators suggesting that we are close to a point where silver might catch –up with gold, relative to its 1980 high, in a big way. My recent analysis of the gold/silver ratio also seems to suggest this. So, as things stand, I expect silver to outperform gold for most of this year, and I stand by my target of at least $140 silver by the end of 2012.

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Silver Price Analysis: Silver’s 2011 Big Move – Was It The End Or The Beginning?

Silver Price Analysis: Silver Likely To Make Explosive Move

The price of a good often behaves in a similar manner at or around the same kind of milestone. An example of such a milestone could be a significant top. Price often forms a similar type of pattern at different significant tops – different in terms of time of occurrence. This is a reflection of how market participants themselves often behave in a similar manner when faced with the same kind of situation. This of course makes perfect sense, since it is normal, for example, to rest after you have been extremely busy for a while. For most people, this is true whether it was yesterday, or in 20 years.

In the current silver market, there are some similarities as compared with the 1970s. There are also things that are much different today, in the economic landscape, compared with that of the 1970s. One of the significant things that is different now is the fact that debt levels, relative to GDP, are extremely high compared with the seventies.

In my opinion, this is one of the main reasons why we are likely to have a massive Depression this time around.

Here, I would like to illustrate how the silver price behaves in a similar manner, today, compared with the 1970s. Below is a graphic that compares the silver price chart of January 1978—August 1979 to the period from January 2009—present (charts generated at barchart.com):

I chose these timeframes because price broke out of the significant high (for the relevant decade) around these periods. I have drawn a blue line at the level of the relevant significant high.

Note how the run-up to the blue line is visually similar in both cases. After going through the blue line, price rallied significantly until it peaked at point b (in both cases). It then corrected/consolidated forming a flag/pennant type formation.

Note that in the 70s and in the current chart, price corrected to just above the blue line. It does not mean it cannot still move to the blue line, since, to stay valid, it just needs to stay at or above the blue line. Note that, currently, I do not see any evidence that we will still go lower than the $26 level.

The comparison suggests that we should now rally towards point d and eventually go higher than point b ($50).

The flag pattern formed currently is significantly bigger (in price movement) relative to that of the 1970s. This is possibly indicating that this fractal pattern is growing significantly, which could mean, going forward, bigger price increases relative to the price increases of the 1970s.

The move from point a to point b, on the bottom chart, was remarkable. It took silver from about $17.50 to about $50, a 185% increase. Compare that to the 1970s move of 33.33% (from about $6 to $8). To me, this signals that silver has changed gears (big-time) relative to the 1970s.

The above comparison is also supported by a comparison I did for gold and silver, in a previous article.

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Below is a graphic that compares the silver chart (from 2007 to today), to the gold chart (from 2008 to 2010) (all charts generated at fxstreet.com):

The top chart is for gold and the bottom is for silver. I have highlighted how similar patterns exist on both charts. On both charts are ascending triangles, out of which price broke out to the upside. After the breakout, price increased significantly from where both formed a consolidation pattern.

The ascending triangle for silver (roughly 30 months) is much bigger than that of gold (roughly 19 months). The consolidation patterns for both charts took roughly the same amount of time to form, relative to their ascending triangles (about half the time of the triangles).

Based on this comparison, it would seem that silver was at point 0 on 29 December 2011, and it is now busy making its way toward the blue line and will eventually pass the $50 level, just like the comparison to the 70s chart suggest.

Also, if you compare the price movement for silver after it broke out of the triangle to that of gold’s movement, you will notice that there is a huge difference. Gold moved from about $1000 to $1227 (a 22.7% increase), whereas silver moved from about $21 to about $50 (a 138% increase). This, to me, says that 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 kind of movement we’ve seen since silver has moved out of the triangle is normally associated with moves at the end of a big move. So, either that move was the end of silver’s big move, or it was just an unusually big beginning of a really big move, which suggests we will have an unusually big end of a big move (still to come). Again, I see no evidence to suggest that anything we’ve seen so far was the end of the silver bull market, so I am expecting the latter (i.e. a very powerful upleg yet to unfold).

The real power of this expected move is likely to be released only some time after price has surpassed the $50 level.

Below, is a video that illustrates the principle discussed here:

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Warm regards and God bless,

Hubert

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Silver Analysis: Why Silver For A Monetary Collapse? Part 2

Silver Analysis: Silver Forecast

In part 1, I stated:

We are at the edge of a major economic crisis. Our monetary system is the underlying cause of this major crisis. The massive debt bubble created by our monetary system is about to burst. The demonetization of gold and silver, has over the years diverted value from these metals, to all paper assets (such as bonds) linked to the debt-based monetary system.

The process of the devaluation of gold and silver, started by the demonetization of gold and silver, is about to reverse at a greater speed than ever before. This is similar to what happened during the late 70s, when the gold and silver price increased significantly. However, what happened in the 70’s was just a prelude to this coming rally. The 70’s was the end of a cycle, this is likely the end of a major cycle; an end of an era of the debt-based monetary system (dishonest money).

What this debt-based monetary system has done, is to create what I call a “mirror-effect”, whereby, silver (and gold) is pushed down in value, to a similar extent as to which paper assets such as general stocks are pushed up in value. This mirror-effect clearly shows up on the long-term charts of gold, silver and the Dow.

Here (in part 2), I would like to show how this “mirror effect” of silver versus the assets linked to the debt-based monetary system (general stocks in this case), shows up on the long-term charts. This “mirror effect”, also reveals an interesting cycle, which provides more evidence to support my view, of the impending judgment of this system (monetary system), in terms of standards according to the Holy Scripture.

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Below, is a long–term silver chart (real and nominal) from 1850 to present (generated at minefund.com):

MineFund’s real precious metals prices are deflated by U.S. consumer price inflation (Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted, January 2011 = 100).

I have drawn a vertical red line, approximately where silver was demonetized (1870s). Notice how the real price of silver collapsed after the red line, from about $30, until it bottomed in 1931 at $4.29. It then traded side-ways (from the big-picture view) for many years, until it spiked from about the early 1970s, making a peak in 1980, where after, it bottomed again in 2001.

Technically, the bottom in 2001 was the completion of what would be a remarkable double bottom reversal, with the first bottom being in 1931. After a double bottom formation, there is often a big rally, and that is exactly what happened next. If this pattern continues to follow the pattern of a valid double bottom, it will reach levels that will exceed the 1980 high by at least one multiple, but probably by many more.

However, the purpose of this article is not to deal with targets. The interesting thing about this possible double bottom is the fact that the two bottoms came 70 years apart. This 70 years period also appears on the long-term Dow chart. Below is a Dow chart (from stockcharts.com) from 1900 to present:

On the chart, I have indicated a 70 year period from when the Dow peaked in 1929, to the peak in 1999. The reason for using the 1999 peak instead of the 2007 peak, is the fact that the 1999 peak represents the real peak, since the Dow/Gold peaked in 1999 (like it did in 1929).

Notice the dates of the peaks and how they fit in with that of the bottoms of the real silver price, as well as the similar 70 year periods between. In my opinion, the occurrence of the 70 year period on both charts, in the context as explained above, provides additional evidence of the link between silver’s demonetization (or suppression) and the massive debt bubble of this century – as explained in part 1 of this article.

While the Dow is inflated to the peak in 1929, silver is suppressed to its low in 1931. And again, the Dow is inflated to its peak in 1999, while silver is suppressed to its bottom in 2001.

So, the peaks and troughs, as presented in the above charts, are the manifestation (in visual form) of the debt-based monetary system causing paper and related assets to rise, while suppressing silver. Another way of looking at it is that the debt-based monetary system is fuelling speculation in paper assets by using energy diverted from precious metals. THIS IS THE REAL MANIPULATION OF GOLD AND SILVER – it is in the open.

Silver (like gold) stands in direct opposition to the current monetary system (they are inescapably linked). The fall (and falling) of this system is the rise of silver as money; therefore, massive increases in what silver can buy in real terms. 

Update on the silver pattern presented in my previous article

In my previous article on silver, I presented the following graphic that compares the silver chart from 2007 to today, to the gold chart from 2008 to 2010 (all charts generated at fxstreet.com):

It seems that silver has now made that low at point 12 (note, there is still a possibility of a retest). Price is now looking to break out of the down-trend since September (point 7). If silver continues to follow gold’s pattern above, we could see new all-time highs over the coming months.

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Warm regards and God bless,

Hubert

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hubert@hgmandassociates.co.za

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”

Silver Price Forecast: Where Is The Silver Price Going?

Silver Market Price Forecast

Silver and gold are in the process of bottoming, and should rally very soon. The depth of the recent decline may be surprising; however, it does not signal the end of the bull market. The fundamentals for silver and gold are very strong, and they have not changed over the last couple of days

We are still using fiat money and debt levels are still extremely high. The massive debts brought about by the debt-based monetary system, will not just go away. A few things have to happen before debt is brought to acceptable levels.

The debts have to be paid or defaulted on. Either way, that means significantly reduced economic activity (Depression) world-wide. That likely also means another big stock market crash. Before this happens it would be foolish to talk about a top in precious metals, since these conditions (a deflating debt bubble) are what will drive gold and silver prices significantly higher.

In a few of my previous articles, I have shown how one can use gold as a leading indicator, to predict what may happen to the silver price. I stated the following:

So, there is not just a similarity in how gold and silver trade at the same time period, but also how they trade at similar milestones, despite the fact that those milestones are sometimes reached at different times. This can cause silver or gold to be the leading indicator, depending on the particular milestone”.

I would like to continue with that theme, and use gold’s past patterns to suggest how the silver price will perform over the next couple of months.

Below is a graphic that compares the silver chart (from 2007 to today), to the gold chart (from 2008 to 2010) (all charts generated at fxstreet.com):

The top chart is for silver and the bottom is for gold. I have highlighted how similar patterns exist on both charts. On both charts are ascending triangles, marked 1 to 3, out of which the price broke out to the upside. After the break-out, price increased significantly, from where both formed a consolidation pattern.

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The ascending triangle for silver (roughly 30 months) is much bigger than that of gold (roughly 19 months). The consolidation patterns for both charts took roughly the same amount of time to form, relative to their ascending tri-angles (about half of the time of the tri-angles).

So, from these two charts, it seems that silver is still following gold’s lead – but, are those consolidating patterns similar? It might not be clear that they are similar, but let’s take a closer look.

Below, I compare the two consolidating patterns, to see if there are any similarities:

Again, the top chart is for silver and the bottom for gold. I have highlighted significant points (1 to 12) on both charts to suggest how the patterns may be similar. The first significant similarity to point out, is the fact that the first part of both patterns formed a cup (points 1 to 5), which are similar to cups formed, right at the beginning of both their respective triangles. (See the previous chart – the cups start at point 1 and finishes halfway to point 2).

The fact that the first parts of both patterns are similar to cups within their respective triangles, lends more justification for comparing these patterns. One of the reasons why it might not be so apparent that these two patterns are similar, is the fact that the angle at which the patterns appear, are different overall, as well as for some individual patterns, within the pattern. For example, for gold the cup (1 to 5) slants upward, from left to right, whereas for silver it slants downwards.

Now, if you look at both chart in detail, and compare the points I have highlighted, you will see that they are quite similar. If these two patterns are indeed similar, then silver is searching for that point 12, which could already be in today, or could be in (lower) over the next couple of days.

If the similarity between the two patterns continues, then we could have a massive rally soon. This is therefore consistent with my previous analysis which calls for a much higher silver price over the next couple of months.

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Warm regards and God bless,

Hubert

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Silver And Gold Market Price Forecast: Buying Silver Is Like Buying Gold At $554 Today

Silver and Gold Market Price Forecast

I think that buying silver today is like buying gold for $554 an ounce. Let me explain: As I am writing, silver is currently trading at about 65.2% (32.6/50) of its 1980 high. If gold was trading at 65.2% of its 1980 high, it would be trading at $554 (0.652*850).

Now, I really like gold, even at today’s price of $1 738, but why should I pay $1 738, if I can get it for $554 by buying silver and then exchanging it for gold when the gold/silver ratio is at an extreme (in favour of silver). The reason for this logic comes from the fundamental relationship between gold and silver as explained in my previous article.

For my argument to be valid, silver has to outperform gold over my investment period, and at least equal gold’s performance relative to its 1980 high. That is, for example, if gold reaches five multiples of its 1980 high ($4250), then silver should do the same ($250), in this example, giving us a gold/silver ratio of 17.

Now, if silver outperforms gold, then that means that the gold/silver ratio should decline over my investment term. In my previous article called: Why Silver for a Monetary Collapse, I analysed the gold/silver ratio from a very long perspective (200 years). Here I would like to take a slightly more short-term view (40 years).

Below, is a long +/- 40 year chart of the gold/silver ratio:

On the chart, I have identified two fractals, which I have both marked with points 1 to 3. The two patterns are visually very similar. I have indicated two option of where we could be currently (on the current pattern), compared to the 70s pattern. The ratio appears to be at a major crossroads, ready to make a big move, up or down. This could mean that a massive move in the gold and silver price is due shortly.

Based on the patterns, if it moves up, it would likely signal the end of the precious metals bull market, similar to January 1980. A move down would be an acceleration of the current bull market in gold and silver, similar to August/September 1979.

The question is therefore: Do you think the bull market in precious metals is over? Before you answer that, first consider the following:

On the above graphic, the top chart is the current gold bull market from 1999 to date, compared to the bull market of the 60s and 70s, the bottom chart. The previous bull market in gold was about 14 years long, from a peak in the Dow/gold ratio to the bottom in Dow/gold ratio. The current bull market is 12 years, from the peak in the Dow/gold ratio to date.

The previous bull market ended with a parabolic move in gold (on the above scale). The current bull market has not made a parabolic move (on the above scale); in fact, it has been rising steadily over the last 12 years.

To me, these two charts suggest that we are more likely to have a parabolic rise in the gold price, than being at the end of this bull market. Therefore, it also suggests that price action for gold and silver, and the gold/silver ratio is likely to be more like 1978/1979 than like January 1980.

So, back to my argument of buying silver, in order to get gold at $554: I certainly think that silver will outperform gold over the remaining part of this bull market in precious metals, as well as, at least equal gold’s performance relative to its 1980 high. I can certainly see how gold could be at $4250 with silver being at $250, or at higher prices, with the gold/silver ratio being at 17 or less.

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Hubert

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Silver Price Forecast Video : Silver Is The ideal Asset For A Monetary Collapse part 2

Silver Price Forecast: Silver During A Monetary Collapse

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Silver Price Forecast Video : Silver Is The ideal Asset For A Monetary Collapse

Silver Price Forecast: Silver During A Monetary Collapse

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Silver Price Forecast 2012 And Beyond: Silver Bull Market vs Dow Bull Market

Silver Price Forecast Video:  Comparing the Dow’s bull market of the 80s and 90s to the current silver bull market. Similarities predict that silver prices should rise significantly over the coming years:

 

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Silver Price Forecast: Why Silver For A Monetary Collapse? Part 1

Silver Price Forecast:

We are at the edge of a major economic crisis. Our monetary system is the underlying cause of this major crisis. The massive debt bubble created by our monetary system is about to burst. The demonetization of gold and silver, has over the years diverted value from these metals, to all paper assets (such as bonds) linked to the debt-based monetary system.

The process of the devaluation of gold and silver, started by the demonetization of gold and silver, is about to reverse at a greater speed than ever before. This is similar to what happened during the late 70s, when the gold and silver price increased significantly. However, what happened in the 70’s was just a prelude to this coming rally. The 70’s was the end of a cycle, this is likely the end of a major cycle; an end of an era of the debt-based monetary system (dishonest money).

This era of dishonest money, has filled the economic world with many promises that will never be fulfilled. There will be a massive flight out of paper promises, into the ideal safe haven assets that would offer protection.

The type of assets that people will flee to depends on the extent to which the assets offer protection against the specific crisis. For example, if people are extremely thirsty, then most would likely go for water, instead of milk or soft drinks. They would therefore rank water higher than soft drinks or milk. The reason that they would go for water is due to its superior properties, for countering the thirst crisis.

In a similar manner, people will run to the assets that have the ideal properties to counter risks and issues brought about by this economic crisis. Most people in the  hard-money camp will agree that gold is the asset that people will flee to in this economic crisis, but for some reason, there  are those (sometimes respected analysts) that believe that silver is not that safe-haven asset.

I believe that people will (and are) running to gold, not because gold was ordained by some divine providence or something, but: because it has those specific properties to offer protection against the crisis – properties given by God. It follows naturally that whatever assets have similar properties, will be similarly in big demand, as a safe- haven.

What are the properties of gold that offers so much protection against this crisis?

Simplified, it is important to understand that the true nature of this crisis is monetary; therefore, assets that possess monetary properties will be the premier assets. The issue here is not whether gold, silver or other assets are money or not. It is whether they have monetary properties, because that is what people will be after.

Good money should be effective as a store of value, a medium of exchange as well as a unit of account. In order for money to be effective in the above it has to have the following properties:

  • divisible – should be divisible in smaller units
  • portable – able to carry it around therefore a high value should be able to be contained in a small space and weight
  • homogenous – one unit should be the same as any another unit
  • durable – should not be able to be easily destroyed or eroded
  • valuable – should have intrinsic value, normally because it is desirable. Should not be able to be created or discovered without reasonable effort.  normally a commodity itself.

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Gold has all the above properties. It is almost a perfect fit. How about silver? Is it not also a perfect fit?  In fact, silver is a perfect fit as much as gold is; there is not much to choose between the two. Gold and silver are the two assets that best fit the above properties; therefore, both will be the assets in most demand. If someone tries to convince otherwise (that silver will not offer protection like gold), he has to show how silver does not fit the properties that will offer protection against this crisis (the above listed properties).

Personally, I prefer silver over gold. Mainly because: silver offers better value as a result of it being one of the most undervalued assets today, it is less likely to be confiscated (at least for a while), it is more accessible for now due to its lower price. However, I recommend both.

Chart Analysis

Below, I have put together two great long-term charts. The top one, is from minefund.com, and features the gold-silver ratio from 1791 to present. The bottom chart, is from sharelynx.com, and features the Dow-gold ratio from 1800 to present.

I have lined-up the two charts. I will only point out a few things here. The first thing is the double-top in the gold-silver ratio, and the recent failed attempt (at the 80 level) to test the highs. This makes a test of the all-time highs very unlikely and a test of 16 (the bottom between the two tops) very likely.

I have drawn a vertical blue line, approximately where silver was demonetized (1870s). Notice how the gold-silver ratio started rising, becoming very volatile with three massive peaks eventually forming.  The Dow/gold ratio also made three massive peaks after the blue line.

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The Dow/gold ratio (when high) is in some way, a proxy for the extent to which value is diverted from real money to paper assets. The 80 years before the blue line, silver and gold was generally still money. The gold-silver ratio was reasonably stable and lower than 20, and the Dow-gold ratio was at lower levels.

After the blue line, the gold–silver ratio rises significantly, and becomes very volatile. The Dow-gold ratio also rises significantly, showing the extent to which value is being diverted from real money (silver) to paper assets. After, gold is demonetized (by the 30s), the Dow/gold ratio rises even more, making higher peaks, and showing the extent to which value is being diverted from both gold and silver, to paper assets.

This trend has been reversing since about 1999, and it is likely that the speed of the reversal will soon intensify. Notice how the Dow-gold ratio tested the 1 level in 1980. That level is incidentally the key- level at which it broke out of during the 1870s, which is exactly when silver was demonetized. At the same time, in 1980, the gold-silver ratio also made a significant low of about 16. Both ratios were attempting to go back to pre-1870s levels. Was it a co-incidence that both ratios tested the 1870 levels?

After the double-top, it is almost certain that the gold-silver ratio will go back to the 16 level, and even look to touch an extreme level, lower at possibly 7. Technically, based on the extreme highs of the two peaks of the double-top, a ratio of 1:1 is not impossible.

Based on the true fundamentals, it is reasonable to expect things to settle at pre-1870’s levels – eventually. That is, that gold and silver will be used as money, with the gold-silver ratio at between a possible 10 and 16.

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Warm regards and God bless,

Hubert

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Silver vs Nasdaq (Silver Price Forecast 2012): A response to Mr Erik Swarts

Silver Price Forecast 2012:

I recently read an article by Mr Erik Swarts, which I found very interesting. I enjoy reading his articles, since he often identifies fractals on financial charts, in order to forecast, what may or may not happen. This is exactly what I specialize in.

In this particular article, he compares silver with the NASDAQ, and states:

To further color what I perceived to be the unbridled risk appetite within the silver market, I contrasted silver with the parabolic rise and break of the Nasdaq market in 2000. Interestingly, both markets have traded very similar, both through the parabolic rise and breakdown, when contrasted with the relative strength of their closest cousins – the SPX for the NDX and GLD with SLV

Specifically in that article (and the related articles), he compares the April 2011 peak in silver, with that of the Nasdaq in 2000. The correlation between the two patterns has been quite accurate thus far. However, I am of the view that this correlation will not continue; it is about to diverge significantly. This is why:

On financial charts, a particular pattern can often repeat itself, on the same chart, as well as on the chart of another good. Often, two patterns correlate for some time, but then it can suddenly diverge. Whether two patterns will continue their correlation or diverge, depends on many things.

One of the important things that I look at is the context in which the two patterns exist. If the context in which they exist are similar, then it is very likely that the correlation between the two patterns will continue, and vice versa.

When considering the context, one also has to look at the relevant time frame. If the relevant conditions surrounding both patterns, exist in similar time frames, or span over similar time frames, it increases the likelihood of the two patterns continuing the correlation.

The top in the Nasdaq in 2000, came at a time when the stocks were significantly overvalued compared to real assets. In fact, it was at all-time highs. This is because the Dow/gold ratio peaked in 1999, at about 44, and was still close to 40 when the NASDAQ peaked.

I do not believe silver was overvalued on a historical basis (on a short-term basis it might have been). It was only at its 1980 all-time nominal high, and still below the inflation adjusted high. The gold/silver ratio might have been at a recent low (it was at 32), but that is not an all-time low. In fact, the long-term mean (200 years and more) is lower. So, in terms of gold, silver was not at an extreme level, it was in fact undervalued.

The top in the Nasdaq was an all-time high, with no other peak coming close to it. As said before, the peak in silver was only at the 1980 all-time nominal high. So, the structures of the two charts are very different from a long-term perspective; therefore, the two peaks are very different from a long- term perspective. The macro view takes precedence over the short-term view, and in this case, the macro view, suggests that the pattern of silver should diverge from the Nasdaq pattern.

To illustrate that the macro view suggests that the path for silver is likely up, and not down from here, I have prepared the following chart that compares silver to the Dow:

The top is silver, and the bottom is the Dow. In order to put the two charts in similar context, I have looked for certain markers, and matched the charts accordingly. In 1980, the Dow made a bottom, as measured in gold and silver. For silver, a similar bottom would be when the Dow/silver ratio peaked. For both charts, these points, respectively, were at significant lows for each.

Using the Dow/gold and Dow/silver ratio as a marker is important, since it gives us a proper context. It gives us what a Dow/dollar ratio is not able to give us, since it is an unreliable measure, due to the nature of fiat money.

I have marked the points that I perceive to be similar (1 to 4). It is interesting to note that point 1, on both charts, came about 7 years after the Dow/silver ratio bottomed/peaked. Based on this comparison, we are at a point just above point 4, on the silver chart, relative to the Dow chart. If the silver pattern continues to follow the Dow pattern, we could test the $50 level soon, and could make new all-time highs over the coming years.

Also, it does not mean that I do not expect the markets to be in for a rough ride over the coming months. In fact, I expect a significantly rough ride for the stock markets; it is just that I expect silver to move up, counter to the direction of the general markets.

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Hubert Moolman

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Silver Price Forecast: Silver $140 At Least ?

I am trying out the Youtube medium for publishing updates on gold and silver. I have done the following video on silver. Please send to those who might be interested in silver, but, do not often read financial sites?

Silver Price  Forecast 2012:

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Hubert