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Silver's Rally Could Mean Another 1,000% Run

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Let's face it, 2013 was rough on silver.

The precious metal started out the year at $31, and ended at $19.50, continuing an overall slump dating back roughly to mid-2011.

That, however, obscures a massive run, like gold, that silver embarked on in 2001 when it was near $4, eventually topping out around $49 in April 2011. At its peak it generated a return of 1,091%.

Heading into 2014, I've pinpointed a number of key drivers - some often missed - that say silver may be poised for another spectacular run...

Silver Prices Today Could Slip on Jobs Numbers

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Precious Metals News: Silver prices today could slip if the December jobs report comes in higher than expected.

Silver prices traded in tight range Thursday ending the day a touch higher, up $0.076, or 0.31%, at $19.61 an ounce. But the price of silver fell Wednesday after strong ADP data. The ADP report showed 238,000 jobs were added in December, above the 200,000 expected. The U.S. dollar index edged higher following the ADP report, and metals were clipped.

After a solid start this year, silver prices have since slipped...

Silver Set to Double, According to… Apple?

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We all have our reasons for following Apple. I track it because this tech behemoth is a massive global consumer of metals - base, rare earth, and precious.

And right now, Apple is giving us some surprising indications that the demand for silver is much higher than its current price would have us believe.

Here's how the rumors flew...

Investing in Silver: Coin Sales Hit Record Due to Bargain Prices

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Despite the year's nearly 30% fall in silver prices, not everyone is sour on investing in silver. The U.S. Mint reported Tuesday that American Silver Eagle bullion coin sales have already set an annual record.

Authorized purchasers of the popular coins ordered their full weekly allocation of 500,000 coins, according to the Mint. That took total sales year-to-date to a record 40.175 million ounces, surpassing the previous annual record of 39,868,500 million ounces hit in 2011.

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Investing in Silver Today: Six Bullish Price Indicators

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In this time of economic uncertainty, investing in silver and other precious metals instruments is a must.

By devoting even a small portion of a portfolio to precious metals, investors gain valuable protection against inflation, stock market drops, and any other repercussions from Washington's debt-ceiling drama.

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Silver Prices in 2014 Will Ride Higher Thanks to India

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While silver demand among U.S. traders at the moment is muted, silver demand in India - the world's biggest buyer of the white metal - is insatiable.

It will be one of the biggest factors supporting higher silver prices in 2014.

And it all stems from a move the government made to limit gold buying...

And it's created a rare opportunity for silver investors right now...

How to Buy Physical Silver

This is one of the most incredible times in history to buy silver. To take part in these monster profits, here’s how to buy physical silver.
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Is London Manipulating Gold and Silver Prices?

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As we've explained before, manipulation of gold and silver prices is happening right here in the United States.

Our Global Resources Specialist Peter Krauth interviewed silver market analyst Ted Butler last year, who explained how big financial institutions were using high-frequency trading to depress silver prices.

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Investing in Silver Now is a Steal

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Lately there has been quite a divergence in the behavior of those investing in silver compared to those holding gold.

One group is running scared, while the other is calmly stocking up.

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Investing in Silver: Price Dip is a Good Time to Buy

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Good news for those investing in silver: The price slump is ending, making now a good time to buy.

Silver prices have slid since the start of 2013, and the white metal's down nearly 9% so far this year. Silver, which had hit a record high of $49.79 an ounce in April 2011, was trading for $29.36 Tuesday afternoon.

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Why Buying Silver Coins is One of the Hottest Trends of 2013

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So far in 2013, buying silver coins has been one of investors' favorite ways to profit from a climb in the white metal's price.

The demand for physical silver from small investors in the form of coins is really remarkable. A record 7.5 million ounces of silver coins were sold in January.

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GFMS: Silver Prices to Climb 38% in 2013

The world's most respected precious metals consultancy, Thompson Reuters GFMS, came out last month with its 2013 forecast for silver prices.

After being bearish on silver prices over the past few years, GFMS has come around and predicted a good year for silver investors in 2013, with gains as high as 38%.

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How to Buy Silver: The Best is Yet to Come in 2013

While gold, with its sky-high prices, gets most of the media attention, investors should be just as interested in how to buy silver.

Silver turned in a solid performance in the second half of 2012, rising from a June 28 low of $26.13 an ounce to its recent reading above $33.00. And, to steal a line from poet Robert Browning (or, if you prefer, Frank Sinatra), "the best is yet to come."

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It's Not Just Investor Demand Pushing Silver Prices Higher

You've heard that silver prices are expected to increase amid growing demand for the precious metal, as investors worried about central bank and government spending policies seek alternatives to stocks.

Money Morning Global Resources Specialist Peter Krauth said in his 2013 silver price forecast that the white metal, which closed at nearly $33 an ounce Wednesday, could hit $54 an ounce next year.

In fact, Krauth said he likes to think of silver as "gold on steroids."

But investors have largely overlooked another key factor that will contribute to higher silver prices over the next couple of years.

That's global industrial demand for silver, which will start to take off in 2013.

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Why to Keep Betting on Higher Silver Prices

As November comes to an end, silver prices continue to hold their luster even in this down week.

On Tuesday, spot silver increased to $34.26 an ounce, its greatest level since the middle of October, before it dropped to $33.76.

Silver traders have hit the sidelines as economic news such as fiscal cliff discussions, the Greek bailout and an appreciating U.S. dollar have been a drag on the white metal.

James Steel, HSBC metal analyst said to Reuters of the current prices, "We believe gold and silver prices will tend towards consolidation, as investors await further developments on the U.S. fiscal cliff negotiations."

But don't worry silver bulls, there's still enough good news to keep you happy.



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