10 Reasons Why Silver Will Outshine Gold In 2019

Jan. 17, 2019 1:05 AM ETSLV, AGQ, PSLV, USLVF, SIVR, ZSL, SLVO, DSLV, DBS, USV, SHNY, PSLV:CA10 Comments
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  • Silver was thought of as a godlike metal in ancient times and was associated with magic. It was often used in ancient religious ceremonies.
  • Silver has a very robust profile of uses, including: electronics, automotive, medicinal, coins and medals, photography, and green tech.
  • Silver has a six thousand year history of use as money, longer than gold, from ancient Mesopotamia to the US Constitution.
  • Silver's production profile suggests that while it gets more and more valuable in society, the lack of primary mines, lower ore grades, and mill output portends a much higher rise in the price than gold.

Since the beginning of time, silver has fascinated people around the world. The metal has been the subject of various religions, a tireless tool of trade, a shiny sign of wealth, and a unique metal whose very special properties have made it stand out from its peers.

Here are 10 reasons why silver's luster will be brighter than gold in 2019.

The Magic of Silver

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The history of silver starts with magic. Silver has been associated with magic because it never rusts, does not react with other substances, and keeps food and water fresh and pure. Many people used it in shamanistic rituals. It has been in fact associated with the gods because it did not seem to tarnish and wear over time like the other metals.

Its special properties were associated with supernatural powers, where mystic literature claims that werewolves and vampires should be killed with silver. It is also believed to deflect harmful spirits and energy.

Silver’s reflectivity and color is symbolic of the moon. The Incan goddess, Mama Killa (translated as Mother Moon), is goddess of the moon and is said to cry silver tears. Silver has been therefore always been associated with femininity, as well as both the lunar and menstrual cycles.

Silver's Wide Array of Uses

The noble metal silver has a vast set of uses in industry, for adornment, and for a wealth savings vehicle. Below is a detailed look at the many incredible ways in which society has found to utilize silver’s unique properties.

The Many Uses of SilverImage Source: Me


Silver is mainly used for electronics and electrical wire and connections. 36 million ounces of silver is used in the automotive industry for electrical contacts in power windows and battery connections.

Silver is present in computers, mobile phones, televisions, DVD’s, long-life batteries, and many other types of

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Author of DropShadow and founder of Gold Silver Pros @ goldsilverpros.com.I have been analyzing the precious metals markets for over 10 years, and have built relationships with many experts in the field which include miners, geologists, and analysts. My site is dedicated to providing you professional research on the precious metals market.I have spent over 20 years working in the technology sector as both an IT and information security professional. I have a Masters degree in Information Assurance & Security, a Bachelors in Business with an MIS concentration, and an Associates in Applied Sciences in Unix Administration and Cisco Networking. I began my investing career over 16 years ago while completing several investment advisory exams - Series 3, 6, 63, and 7 covering the commodities, insurance, and stock markets. After watching the 2008 recession calamity, I began deep research into the economy and markets where I found solace in the writings of Austrian economists whose theories accurately predict and analyze the issues surrounding currencies and financial crises. I then wrote a book, based upon my own extensive research, entitled Dropshadow: The Truth About the Economy, which is available on Amazon.Shortly after writing the book, I began writing for Seeking Alpha and other online outlets on economic and financial topics and issues. I have focused my market research writings on Seeking Alpha since 2018.In 2018, based upon my deep research into the precious metals, I launched my personal newsletter service for investors @ www.goldsilverpros.com where I provide precious metals investors with research updates and insider intelligence in order to help them better invest in those markets.

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Additional disclosure: I own silver.

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