Monetary Metals's blog
On Jan 28, the price of silver flash crashed. This irregularity occurred around the silver fix. The spot price was $14.40 but the fix was $13.58.
Wow, did the dollar move down this week! It dropped more than it has in quite a while. It fell 1.3mg gold, or 0.1g silver, but what happened to the fundamentals?
We have made a contrarian call for a falling silver price and a rising gold to silver ratio for years. This ratio has risen a lot during this time. Are we ready to change our call yet?
Many were excited on Thursday to see a spike in the silver price. We were not quite so exuberant, and in 13 hours the market took back the entire move and more.
This week, the gold-silver ratio promptly moved up +2.3%. As readers will recall, we have been calling for a ratio value over 80 for a while.
For a long time, we called for a big drop in the silver price. It stubbornly did not, or when it did drop it soon recovered. In the end, we were right and the silver bulls were wrong.
Our previous look at Nov 6 compared spot and futures. This time, let’s look at gold futures and GLD.
The cobasis briefly peaked around 11% (from around 0.5% previously).
Last week, we asked if silver would have a 14 handle again. This week, the market answered yes we can! How did we know? By looking at supply and demand.
For a gold miner with dollar-denominated debt, the right thing to do is to hedge the gold price. It's interesting that at the LBMA conference in Vienna, a panel discussed the epic collapse of hedging. Why?
The dollar dropped about half a milligram gold, and 50mg silver.
But who wants to read about the universal currency falling, failing? Few people are so barbarous as to think of the dollar’s value as being priced in terms a monetary metal.
Don't trade yesterday’s news. There was backwardation. However, it's a sensitive indicator and you need an updated picture before buying after a sizeable price move.
Consider the sport of betting on the sport of horse racing. It’s actually similar to the analysis of the gold and silver markets. How’s that?
This was a fairly quiet week in the market for the metals. The price action was elsewhere (e.g. equities and currencies).
Gold fundamentals are tight, but not so much in silver. According to popular belief, the prices of the metals are supposed to move together. What happens when a trading thesis is believed by just about everyone?