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Sunday, December 16th, 2018 - Buy Gold - Bringing you trusted gold news and gold investing information since 2006

Silver Is Too Rich vs. Gold

We think silver is too highly priced versus the price of gold.

They are both precious metals, but are not driven entirely by the same factors. Silver has more industrial attributes than gold. Therefore, one would expect silver to become more valuable relative to gold in an improving economy, but it seems to have gone outside of historical boundaries.

This 20-year monthly chart shows the price ratio of silver to gold, along with the 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and 10-year averages of that ratio (in red in the legend).

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While the ratio has backed off a bit recently, it is still well above the 0.016 to 0.019 range indicated by the moving averages.
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The ratio has been above the averages for extended periods, and it may well remain there for months to come, but as a long-term matter, we think silver is not the place to be.

Related Securities: (SLV), (DBS), (SIVR), (GLD), (IAU), (SGOL).

Disclosure: We hold GLD some but not all managed accounts, and some SLV which we are reducing, as of the publication date of this article.

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