First, let us look historically at silver’s performance compared to other store of value assets during periods with similar economic backdrops. According to Bloomberg LP data, during both the 1970s and early 2000s, we observed large increases to the money supply. As a result of this, both periods saw inflation increase and consistently negative real […]

On August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon severed the dollar’s link to gold. This episode of What’s Ahead explains how this decision has cost the economy trillions of dollars in lost growth and why a gold standard is crucial for higher long-term growth. If after that fateful day the U.S. had maintained the average rate […]

Nearly a year since gold marked its highest price on record, the precious metal has little to show for it. On 8/6/2020 gold futures settled at $2,069.40 an ounce, their highest finish on record. A day later, prices hit an intraday, all-time high of $2,089.20. The pullback in gold is a “healthy consolidation,” with the […]

Silver (SLV) has fizzled in recent weeks as it’s given back the bulk of its move higher. However, fundamentals remain supportive as the metal should rally with interest rates remaining low and budding inflationary pressures. It’s been a rough finish to Q2 for the precious metals complex, and neither gold or silver have been a […]

Gold prices climbed Friday to log their highest finish in almost three months after a closely watched reading of U.S. labor conditions in the U.S. for the month was much weaker than forecast. The U.S. Labor Department reported Friday that the economy gained 266,000 jobs in April, far fewer than even the most subdued forecast […]

U.S. gold exports topped imports by more than $1 billion in February, an increasingly rare occurrence, according to the latest government data available. What a ride 2020 was. In 2020, the value of U.S. gold imports TRIPLED over the total in 2019 and was more than double to the 2016 record. Overall U.S. gold trade […]

Gold futures fell on Friday, pressured by strength in U.S. Treasury bond yields and the dollar, but prices for the precious metal still tallied a gain for the week following three consecutive weekly declines. April gold fell $2.80, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,719.80 an ounce, after logging gains in each of the last three […]

The value of precious metals pouring into the country hit a 19-year high last year, a $55 billion influx that doubled the volume of 2019. Analysts and traders say the trend reflects rising demand among purchasers that range from Wall Street investment funds to ordinary people buying up bullion. Hot items include bullion coins such […]

The gold price plummeted to below US$1,760 this week as bond yields surged. This inverse relationship is often seen in markets, but what causes it? It’s easier to understand if you look at the wider context. Both bonds and gold are similar function when it comes to constructing investment portfolios: they provide a safe store […]

Gold tends to get all the glory in the investing world — it’s the go-to people think of when they want an alternative investment to traditional stocks and bonds. But from time to time, the financial spotlight falls on silver, and it shoots up in price, even outperforming its yellow-metal cousin in the market. For […]

Reddit users on the r/WallStreetBets forum tried to short squeeze silver prices, but that isn’t what really happened. Nonetheless, one firm believes the push into silver could provide a temporary tailwind for silver stocks. I n a report this week, RBC Capital Markets analyst Josh Wolfson and his team said the silver squeeze narrative is […]