A Massive Spike In The Price of Silver Is Imminent
Gold and silver are very close to entering the mania phase of this bull market. In order for gold and silver to go into the mania phase, value has to be diverted from somewhere, and that “somewhere” is most likely stocks. Since 2000, there has been a correction in stock values, in real terms; however, nominally, stocks are still significantly high (close to its all-time highs).
I expect that significant value will soon be diverted from the general stock market, to silver and gold, causing prices to rally significantly, until these metals also become overvalued.
This is exactly what happened in 2007/2008. Below is a graphic (charts from barchart.com) that illustrates how this happened in 2007/2008:
The top chart is for the S&P 500 and the bottom is for silver. I have drawn a yellow line, at the point where the S&P 500 peaked. It is only after the peak in the S&P 500 that silver broke out, and eventually rallied significantly (while the S&P 500 was crashing). From a “fractal” point of view, we are currently in a similar position, with stocks getting ready to peak.
Silver Fractal Analysis
Silver has made its way out of the giant flag; however, it fell back again, lower than the upper boundary of the flag, as shown in the following chart:
Previously, I have stated that price will eventually break out of the flag and go on to make much higher highs. Below, is some evidence to support this view:
The top chart is for gold and the bottom one is for silver. Gold and silver made similar patterns before and after reaching their respective 1980 highs. From the charts, you can see there is a similarity in how gold and silver approached their 1980 high. Both made a triangle-type pattern (green lines) just before it reached the 1980 all-time high. When it came out of that triangle pattern, it rallied strongly to the 1980 high, which started the formation of a flag-type pattern (yellow lines).
Gold passed its 1980 all-time high during 2008, while silver is yet to do so. By looking at the pattern of how gold passed its 1980 high, we can predict how silver might do it as well. If silver continues to follow the pattern that gold formed, then we can expect a massive spike towards the $50 and beyond, very soon. Read my Previous Article for more about this comparison.
Gold/Platinum Ratio suggests much higher gold prices are coming
There is an interesting pattern developing on the Gold/Platinum Ratio. This pattern is similar to a pattern on the silver chart.
Below, is a graphic which features the Gold/Platinum Ratio chart (top) as well as the silver chart (bottom):
The graphic is self-explanatory, and indicates that the Gold/Platinum Ratio is in a position similar to where silver was at the end of January 2011. If the ratio was to continue to follow the silver pattern, then we could have gold being 1.7 times the value of platinum in this year. This is consistent with my expectation of a significantly higher “real’ gold price (relative to stocks and most commodities).
Note, that it is more probable that an increase in the Gold/Platinum Ratio would mean higher nominal gold prices, instead of lower gold prices. This is due to the fact that the recent decline in the ratio corresponds more with the correction in the gold price, since September of last year.
So, the Gold/Platinum Ratio also supports significantly higher gold prices over the coming months.
Warm regards and God bless,