Looking at the next silver (XAGUSD:CUR) chart, you will find a clear trend in motion. Undeniably. And still, there is always this feud between fundamentalists and chartists. In our opinion, any extreme view of trading is unhealthy. You want to have an open mind and let the market lead you along. The principle is that charts encompass all market participants' opinions, and as a sum, this entails all interpretations of fundamentals. While chartists love this argument, it overlooks that fundamentals are essential to evaluate a long-term market. This is especially significant when history changes on a more dramatic scale.
We are at such a significant point in history where fundamentals are more important for long term wealth preservation prediction than usual. Here is why:
But this isn't all. As of December 11, 2020, Silver's one-year price change is up 41.94%, and gold's one-year price change is up 24.75%. Looking at the monthly Gold/Silver-Ratio chart above, we can see that there is still plenty of room for Silver to catch up. We even have support here right now, which would point out that gold runs first again, and then Silver is under pressure to follow.
Silver (XAGUSD:CUR) and SLV as well as PSLV are looking very bullish by not having retraced deep in its sideways range since March of last year (27.5%). Therefore, we find it sensible to look at fundamentals more closely when it comes to larger timeframe target projections. Metal prices are strongly correlated with the economic meltdown. So if the banks are too big to fail and keep forestalling inevitable problems into the future by ongoing money printing, we can continue to see prices remain less than stellar. Only when fear strikes the masses will the money leave the stock market and ultimately find itself into precious metals. Is COVID-19, the pandemic, that catalyst?
The disparity between economic conditions in corporate earnings will not post well for equities forever. Investors are building up alternative hedges. We have seen massive profits in Bitcoin. If "exotics" get attention like this, a more radical shift in common alternatives like Silver might be ahead.
JP Morgan has decreased their short positions after years of accumulating Silver. It leads one to believe that with rumors of J.P. Morgan's massive silver accumulation, it's relinquishing recent silver short positions. It could portend a future where silver prices can no longer be manipulated as they once were, as the main manipulator has decided to cash in.
With history changing so fast and a million reasons for owning Silver, it is wise to look at markets from both sides. A fundamental and a technical one. More than ever!
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