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Silver Price Forecast Sees Gains on This Overlooked Headwind

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Today we're looking at how behavior leading up to and right after the Sept. 17 Fed decision has shaped our new silver price forecast.

Silver tends to mirror gold's price movements, both up and down - but with leverage. However, there's another factor most are underestimating in relation to silver prices.

It's like "rocket fuel" for precious metals - and especially silver. Take a look...

Why the Silver Price per Ounce Is Down Today


The silver price per ounce today tumbled into the red as concerns mount over China's economic slowdown.

Today, China reported that manufacturing activity fell to its lowest level since the Great Recession.

While China's economy has been bearish for silver, there's still a way to safely play the volatility...

Silver Prices Today Up Ahead of FOMC Meeting Announcement

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Silver prices today saw modest gains as precious metals investors await an interest rate announcement from the FOMC meeting.

Janet Yellen is slated to announce whether the committee will lift interest rates for the first time in nine years.

Here's what to expect if the Fed implements a rate hike...

What Is the Silver Price per Ounce Today?


The silver price per ounce today fell into the red as the precious metal's future remains uncertain ahead of next week's FOMC meeting.

The two-day assembly will determine whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the first time in 10 years.

Here's what you need to know about today's price movement...

Silver Prices Today Slightly Down Alongside Dow Jones Industrial Average

Silver prices today (Thursday) saw a minor retreat as U.S. markets remained mostly flat throughout the day.

The flat movement in silver prices continues to mirror the broader market.

Here's the main reason why major U.S. indices have been so quiet today...

Silver Prices Today Slide as Indices Rebound from Stock Market Crash


Silver prices today continued their three-day losing streak despite a rebound in U.S. stock markets following "Black Monday."

The precious metal has been in a free fall as U.S. and Chinese markets reel from their largest sell-offs in years.

But silver is still a healthy long-term investment. Here's why...

Silver Prices Today Fall to $15.18 as Global Stock Markets Crash


Silver prices today (Friday) erased all of yesterday gains as stock markets around the world continue to tumble to new lows.

Despite the fall in silver prices, the metal is still a healthy long-term investment.

Here's what you need to know about how you can play today's movement...

Silver Prices Today Higher amid Safe-Haven Buying

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Silver prices today were trading up $0.12, or 0.78%, at $15.64. That puts silver prices at a one-month high and 8% above July’s six-year low.

Silver prices this week were climbing after a trio of unexpected moves from China’s central bank to devalue its closely regulated yuan.

And the price of silver today has jump started spending on the precious metal...

Don't Let Rate Hikes Stop You from Investing in Silver


There seems to be a prevailing narrative that investing in silver is only attractive at a time when global central bankers are pursuing easy money policies like low interest rates and quantitative easing.

And with the U.S. Federal Reserve looking to raise rates some time before the end of the year, investing in silver right now doesn't look like the best idea.

The reality is a little more complicated than that.

Technical Case to Buy Silver Getting More Compelling

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We have recommended that you buy silver at these low levels for some time now.

Not necessarily because it's due for huge spike, but because if you buy silver in small allocations, it can act as insurance for your broader portfolio in case markets go south.

But technical indicators are slowly aligning to make a compelling case for investors to buy silver...

Why Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW) Stock Is a Buy

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Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) practically invented the streaming business model. Established in 2004 with a main focus on silver, Silver Wheaton is now the largest precious metals streaming company in the world.

SLW is a great way to play the precious metals space. It comes with less risk than investing in miners, while still offering much upside potential.

Here's a look at why now's a great time to add SLW stock to your portfolio...

How to Buy Silver Now Before Prices Rise

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Silver prices have been in the doghouse for some time. After peaking at $49 in April 2011, the precious metal has given back 66%. It's been flagging around the current $16 range for the past seven months.

But a couple key indicators show the price of silver is both cheap and could be set to rocket higher.

To make sure you get a piece of the profits, we put together these steps on how to buy silver today...

Let's Make Silver Shine Even Brighter Than Gold

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In the world of precious metals, silver is considered the "Poor Man's Gold."

Anyone who believes this nonsense will stay away from investing in silver for all the wrong reasons.

With the S&P 500 pushing resistance once again at 2,100, perhaps it's time to visit the land of the contrarian trader, for as the saying goes, as the stock market falls, the precious metals markets rise.

And I am interested in the "Poor Man's Gold" not only because it's priced far less than gold. I'm in it for the type of returns no man, poor or otherwise, can resist...

How Silver Futures Trading Works

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Understanding how silver futures trading works is integral to understanding what moves silver prices.

The quoted price of silver is typically not the spot price of silver -the price of immediate delivery. Rather, it's the price of the most actively traded futures contract for the later delivery of silver.

Here's how silver futures trading works...

Gold/Silver Ratio Just Another Sign Prices Are Too Low

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The gold/silver ratio is another indication that silver is grossly underpriced.

By 2014 average prices, the gold/silver ratio was 66-to-1. That number has only climbed in 2015. As of yesterday's closing spot gold price and spot silver price, the ratio was about 72-to-1. It's not just that the gold-silver ratio is five times its historical average that indicates that it's underpriced. It's also that its scarcity in relation to gold doesn't justify such a high ratio.

Here's what that says about the price of silver today...

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