Silver Jumps To Two Month Highs As Oil Reverts

Tyler Durden's picture

Silver has popped almost 2% today - its biggest jump in 3 weeks - as it nears its 100DMA. So what? It's still down notably from its Q1 swing highs but two things stand out to us as intriguing. First, oil priced in ounces of silver has seen a very narrow range of values since Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech in 2010 (QE2) when money-printing went full retard; and very recently the price of oil in silver had reached the upper end of that channel - and is now reverting. Second, the recent outperformance of silver over Gold has reverted the gold/silver ratio to its post-Bretton-Woods (1971) average at around 56x (up from a recent low of around 32x in April 2011). It seems there are stirrings in the real asset markets as energy and hard-money revert.

Silver outperforming Gold today...

As Oil priced in Silver begins to revert back to its post-Jackson Hole average - after touching the top of its range once again...


and Silver and Gold have reconnected in 'value' terms relative to post-Gold-Standard levels...


Charts: Bloomberg

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LoneStarHog's picture

Shhhhh! ... Don't tell Karl Denninger.

SilverTree's picture

What is the Truth to BS ratio?

pies_lancuchowy's picture

Whatever units you would use, it's near all-time lows !

AllThatGlitters's picture

I think silver outperformance for a single day like today can only be attributed to the breakout.  Momentum on technicals, or perhaps short-covering.  Doubt "value" has anything to do with it at this point.


Gold is next.  It hasn't broken out of its wedge, but is poised to do so:


Once it does, Gold outperforms silver on that day or the next.  Could play catch up even today.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

T/BS about the same as AU/seawater.

LowProfile's picture


Here's how it looked to us so far.

Damn that's hard to read malikai

malikai's picture

We're going to be fixing that next.

AllThatGlitters's picture

Can you change the background on those charts to white?  As is, can barely see them as there is no contrast.  

Here is how silver looks to ME right now:

Up big, and breaking out of a descending wedge in a big way.

malikai's picture

Soon. Probably not white, but certainly more visible and distinguishable.

It was up very big. And a lot of other things, particularly gold, should have gone with it.

Silver's move is suspect. Gold's timidity is also suspect. Might be a nice compression play in there.

LoneStarHog's picture

Hard Asset as defined by Karl Denninger:  A mattress overly stuffed with Federal Reserve Notes.

HardAssets's picture

Hey, - - kiss off Denninger !

laozi's picture

How low can the silver/gold ratio go? 10? 2? Mike Maloney claims there are less investment-grade silver than investment gold nowadays..

Deo vindice's picture

Silver 'pops' or 'drops' over the space of an hour are not news. Trends over a period of time are news. 2% rise in price can just as easily be followed by a 5% decline later in the day.

HungrySeagull's picture

I say 12-1 bottom. Nothing lower.


Unless someday the world cannot find silver at any price for industry.


The price rise is not news to me. Remember, buy and take delivery yourself. Anything else and paper is no-go.


There will be a day a-coming....

TheSilverJournal's picture

The power of the rush into PMs will be phenomenal. All major fiat currencies will collapse together with the world's bank system is basically one big system.

16 to 1 is the historical average but silver has been very undermined due to it's demonetization almost 50 years ago. And it became an industrial metal due to the technologification of the world. There's now less weight in investment grade silver available than investment grade gold, which is ridiculous. And there's only 2 to 4 times more above ground silver than gold. THE WEIGHT RATIO OF SILVER/GOLD IS VERY LOW.

With the largest transfer of wealth in history combined with the lowest available ratio of silver to gold in history leads me to believe that the price ratio of silver/gold will smash through 10/1. The silver/gold ratio has hit 10/1 multiple times in modern history and this time will be unprecedented. I have a hard time believing it can get lower than 3/1. My best guess is the low in the silver/gold ratio after currency collapse will be in the 7/1 to 5/1 range.

Tanz der Lemminge's picture

That's all right - he's too busy killing his own forum.

Sheesh - what a maroon - he had one of the best sites going a few years ago - then he figures out all kinds of new ploys to run people off.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

4 out of 5 technical analysts prefer Bullish declining wedge breakouts over the competing Ponzi.

My dentist does as well.

HardAssets's picture

and I bet your dentist will (at least, someday) . . . take PMs to do a root canal

OneTinSoldier66's picture

Nice. I'm glad that I bought a little more Silver this last Friday.

tocointhephrase's picture

Keep stacking oh and WINNING!

Odin's picture

Crash JP Morgan Buy Physical Silver!.....mmmgahh...Sorry flashback...

JackT's picture

Time to raise those margins again?

yogibear's picture

Benny Bernanke money printing finger is getting itchy again. The central banks only answer is to print.

OneTinSoldier66's picture

<-- I would like the paper ponzi system to crash ASAP

<-- Please keep kicking the can down the road as long as possible

francis_sawyer's picture

I hate to say it... But every day I get to restock inventory which was lost on the last canoe trip is a good day 4 me... On that note ~ the catfish at the bottom of the stream from my last expedition are celebrating on today's charts...

malikai's picture

If only you knew.. Those catfish are on my plate right now. And thanks for the new silverware!

gmrpeabody's picture

Next fishing trip, keep that ballast in the center of the canoe..., works better. Unless someone forgets and stands up..., again.

fuu's picture

SiLvEr BiTcHeZ!

akak's picture

Trav7777, eat your heart out!

(You all just KNOW that he still haunts this forum!)

fuu's picture

Trav doesn't have a heart though...

Conax's picture

Whatever the reason, it is nice to see it making some sort of move.

Go, my poca plata, fly!  It's money and should be valued a lot higher, with all this easing and printing around the world.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

I was going to lament not buying any last friday, but in reality to me getting a maple for under 35 bucks is a good buy so I'll leave it at this -


fuck blythe in the ass balls deep no lube first stroke - same goes for her masters pardon the pun.

UGrev's picture

Definitely a forehead slap and a chin omellete. 

HungrySeagull's picture

I have plans to purchase myself.

Remember, taking delivery at any price 50 and below is the good thing to do.

Uncle Remus's picture

"fuck blythe in the ass balls deep no lube first stroke - same goes for her masters pardon the pun."

Very agile CD, very agile. I am sure that dampened some panties out there.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Not that technically Silver even needs QE to explode that may well be part of it - but it is curious silver popped a much more significant boner than gold if it is based on a jackson glory hole rumor..

JLee2027's picture

Paper silver is not going anywhere, COMEX is controlled by the thugs.  If it does go up, it's just a bear trap for the unwary.

Venerability's picture

There's a rumor on the CDE board at Yahoo that China intends to utilize Silver as part of its official reserves.

Silver bullion was a part of most countries' official reserves not all that long ago, and it was especially popular in Asia, as everyone knows.

As I said the other day, China is "not amused" at the incessant China bashing coming from the US and UK. Nor does it appreciate the meddling - their word - by the West in their efforts to control oil and gas production in the South China Sea.

Anything to do with Silver - as opposed to Gold - is a revenge strike at the evil heart of the Alpha Bank, particularly its London operations. Which may well appeal to China, don't you think?

LowProfile's picture

China will need some help, not sure they are big enough to go it alone.

That said, I wish them well.

plata pura's picture

them persian blokes are bound and determined to do the same; rumor has it the 13th dwarf that slipped snow white the schnitzel be coming out of the well flinging kesef. carlo slim the mestizo grande gato fully intends also to make ley king once again. the back side of peak silver will game test all..............

Peter Pan's picture

The price of silver and gold will next move when people realise that the money owing to them is attached to either severly impaired assets or impossible to fufill prromises.

diogeneslaertius's picture

fuck comedy clubs, i just read ZH


also zero anything growth since the 70's

diogeneslaertius's picture

you wont find a more witty and intelligent series of informative articles and commentary anywhere else

pies_lancuchowy's picture

the recent outperformance of silver over Gold has reverted the gold/silver ratio to its post-Bretton-Woods (1971) average at around 56x (up from a recent low of around 32x in April 2011)                       Outperformance of gold over silver, you mean .            

diogeneslaertius's picture

1977 was a good year for raping the plebs


LBJ/Nixon and every single one since, go ask JFK's ghost for enough silver to pay the ferryman

Arnold Ziffel's picture

$200 an ounce is what John Williams predicts silver may rise to in the near future in reaction to debasement of fiat (and electronic) money.


All I know is my SLV and GLD are up over 250% while my house keeps dropping in value with no end in sight.