Silver -- Gold's Poodle?
Last week I updated our readers about a video shot at the Orlando Money Show. This week I have two videos where we discuss the ups and downs of the silver market and how silver differs from gold as an investment.
Gold gets most of the press and silver always seems to be in second place, and it will probably stay that way until we get to the blow-off phase of this precious metals bull market. During the panic buying phase or mania that accompany the blow-off phase, gold will be outside the price range of many people. Anyone seeking any protection from the destruction of the U.S. dollar will buy whatever they can, and that is silver.
Silver is far more volatile than gold but, in my studied view, has far more potential than gold. As I see it, both metals should be owned, although silver can give you one heck of a ride, as most silver investors are well aware.
We also discuss new applications for silver in laptop computers and in the health industry.
Later we discuss the gold market and how gold is holding up better than other asset classes and actually was making new highs in some currencies, although it did fall back, in U.S. dollar terms. This was just a few months ago, when a huge demand for U.S. dollars surfaced as a result of the credit crisis.
As the host points out, eventually the chickens will come home to roost, and with all the money flooding the system it is only a question of time before this "new" money hits the system and manifests into more inflation.
My view is a bit reserved and those who follow my work carefully know I am actually looking beyond the inflation/deflation question to the question of a currency destruction.
However, that is getting a bit ahead of the story. For the time being, you can watch this video and learn why it might take a bit longer to see all this bailout money boost the gold price to the next level.
I want to be cautious here, because both of these metals can take off to the upside at any point, and making a short-term call is difficult at best. Longer term, most of the gold community are not in agreement with the policies set forth by the major nation states of the world and see the metals are going far higher.
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