Could silver be worth more than gold? What does history say?

This Week:

  • Could Silver Be Worth More Than Gold?
  • Gold Breaks Out of 6 Year Downtrend
  • China Begins To Reset The World’s Reserve Currency System

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Change from last weeks gold and silver prices


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Big Moves Higher Continue for Precious Metals

Gold in NZ Dollars despite already being very overbought headed even higher this week. We alluded to this last week. The fact that in early 2015 gold was overbought but then proceeded to get even more overbought and move higher still.
Well, NZD gold is now above $1850 and the highs of April. But the RSI indicator (blue circle in chart below) is now above 80 and so extremely overbought. So a decent sized correction now looms. That will be the chance to take a decent sized position in gold and then sit tight.
Because this week there has been a few significant moves in gold that will now likely attract more money into the forgotten sector of precious metals. More on that to come.

NZ Dollar Gold Chart

NZD silver did not disappoint this week though either – up over 3%.
Silver has now almost reached the red downtrend line. But like gold it too will likely need to consolidate before it will manage to breach this line.
Buying zones to look for will be $24, $22.77 and if you get the opportunity the uptrend line at $21.50.

NZ Dollar Silver Chart

Another reason to expect a pullback in both NZD gold and silver from here is the Kiwi Dollar. It moved lower to touch the 200 day moving average (MA) at 0.7130 this week but has bounced higher.
The NZ Dollar will likely move higher from here, which will also put downwards pressure on local precious metals prices.

NZ Dollar Chart

Gold Breaks Out of 6 Year Downtrend

Now back to the significant events of the past week for gold.
We mainly focus on the NZ gold and silver prices. If you don’t know why then read this: Why You Should Ignore the USD Gold Price When Buying in New Zealand
But there are times when it’s useful to check out the globally followed US Dollar price of gold. As this is what the big money takes notice of.
Last week gold broke decisively above the horizontal resistance line at US$1300. It had been turned back from the $1300 line multiple times this week.
Now this week gold has broken out of a massive long term wedge formation stretching back to 2011 and 2008.
USD gold has been in the ever narrowing wedge since the high of 2011 at US$1900. But this week it has broken conclusively above this downtrend line. So now there is a lot of upside ahead.

USD Gold 11 Year  Chart

How much upside is possible now?

Well the next serious resistance line is US$1400 and the odds are it won’t take too long to reach that as it’s only around US$50 away. There is a lot of blue sky ahead after that on the way to the high of US$1900.
But with these wedge breakouts there is another way to determine a rough price target. Analyst Ben Morris notes:
“A “wedge” is a chart pattern in which the asset’s support is a rising trend line and its resistance is a falling trend line. The asset bounces around within a smaller and smaller range. And when it breaks out, it often does so in a big way.
It’s like letting go of a compressed spring. And the bigger the wedge, the more the asset is likely to move.
…when an asset breaks out of a wedge – either to the upside or to the downside – you can figure out a rough price target based on the breakout point. And in this case, it suggests gold could be headed much higher…
To keep things simple, let’s say the first point on the bottom of gold’s wedge was $700 per ounce (it was right around there in 2007). The first point at the top of the wedge is $1,900 per ounce. That’s a $1,200 range.
You can use $1,200 from the breakout point as a price target. Since gold broke out of its wedge at about $1,300 per ounce, the chart pattern suggests a price target of $2,500 per ounce.
That’s an extremely optimistic price target… But it is possible.”
Also of note is that the USD gold price has also broken out of this same wedge pattern in charts displaying the price on a weekly closing price…

USD Gold 11 Year Weekly Chart

And also a monthly closing price…

USD Gold 11 Year  Chart

Weekly and monthly charts simply depict the price at the end of each week or month (as opposed to our usual charts which have the daily closing price).
These are good indicators of a serious change in trend to a bull market.
Gold is likely to attract big money institutional buying now that these key levels have been broken. These buyers are likely to use the gold ETF’s like GLD. Historically money moving into these has moved the paper price of gold higher, much more so than any pick up retail demand has.
So then a rising price is likely to attract more buyers.
Hence why the upside target mentioned above is not at all unrealistic.
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Could Silver Be Worth More Than Gold?

Our feature article this week comes by way of a reader question from Jenna. Who is also the winner of our monthly silver coin award. A 1oz coin will be winging it’s way to you soon Jenna!
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Jenna’s question was:
“I’ve heard a lot about how useful silver is and the many different purposes it is used for, whereas gold is mainly just precious. Will the usefulness of silver ever cause it to become a more desirable asset (ie: more valuable) than gold?”
So we’ve done a bit of research and this article covers this topic in depth including:
  • The gold silver ratio over 3 centuries
  • Some historical evidence of silver being worth more than gold
  • Silver industrial demand versus investment demand
  • Could Silver Be Worth More Than Gold Due to:
  • Peak Silver?
  • Increasing Institutional Investment Demand?
  • Increasing Photovoltaic Demand?

Could Silver Be Worth More Than Gold?

Could Silver Be Worth More Than Gold?


We had a problem with the system that adds our website posts to the newsletter last week. Even the second and what we thought corrected email didn’t contain them. Sorry about that!
So we’ve included last week articles again today. So there is plenty of information to dig into below, including possible big news on the global monetary system front out of China. And also everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Canadian Silver Maple Monster Box.

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This Weeks Articles:

Could Silver Be Worth More Than Gold?

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 5:32 PM NZST

Could Silver Be Worth More Than Gold? You may have heard about the increasing uses for silver in industrial applications. This is often used to argue that the price of silver will rise significantly and could equal or even overtake gold. Could this really happen? A reader posed just such a question recently: “I’ve heard […]

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China Begins To Reset The World’s Reserve Currency System

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 2:02 PM NZST

Some interesting news broke this week concerning the latest developments in the dethroning of the US dollar as in the world’s reserve currency system. Dave Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics comments on the news from Nikkei Asian Review that China is preparing to release a yuan-denominated oil futures contract that is convertible (backed by) physical gold. […]

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Gold Stocks Portfolio Fuel

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 11:43 AM NZST

Big money flows into gold from Western Institutional investors are what continue to be the main drivers of the paper derived gold price. While Chinese and Indian demand is great, it is these western buyers that affect the global pricing due to the current structure of the global gold market. Stewart Thomson discusses how this […]

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GoldSurvivalGuide’s Mission Explained

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 7:51 PM NZST

GoldSurvivalGuide Mission Explained

What We Stand For and Why Last week we announced some planned improvements and new services here at GoldSurvivalGuide. Many of these new features have come about as a result of feedback from you. This feedback included many compliments on our research and articles. So this has lead us to get clearer on exactly what we […]

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Silver Maple Monster Box – The Complete Guide

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 1:29 PM NZST

Silver Maple Monster Box – 500 x 1oz Royal Canadian Mint Silver Maple Leaf Coins A Silver Maple Monster box is one of the best value ways of buying the popular 1oz silver maple leaf coins in bulk. First produced in 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint, the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) was the […]

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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 1:23 PM NZST

We recently shared our mission of “Global education about wealth protection and monetary change”. As part of this mission we are looking at how we can spread the word and have a greater impact on more people here in New Zealand and around the world. Partnership Programme To further this mission we’ve come up […]

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How to Create Your Personal Gold Standard

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 1:04 PM NZST

Many times in the past we’ve discussed the concept of becoming you own central bank or going on your own personal gold standard. Today Jim Rickards discusses this idea in depth. He shows you how to go on your own personal gold standard, even if the world never returns to one. Given the New Zealand Central […]

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