As of Friday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reported that silver speculators added further to their short positions, which no doubt kept a lid on the current price of silver.
The silver futures market and speculator activity has been a highly telling indicator for the future of silver price movements. When speculators begin buying up short positions in droves, the price of silver enters a bear session were declines become routine. But when silver speculation hits its peak and prices dive down to new lows, the speculators will begin to liquidate their short contracts and buy long.
And when this happens, silver is taken for a ride…
Silver Price Forecast: End-of-Year Rally to Start in September
Silver prices suffered mightily in August, as this Friday is likely to show the white metal down considerably on the month.
However, some new developments in the futures markets and the move into the fall months provides favorable trading terms for silver.Here’s our silver price forecast for September and the months to come.
Silver Prices Today Bounce on Geopolitical Tensions
Silver prices today are beginning to pop, bolstered by safe-haven demand from unsettling news on the Ukrainian-Russian border.
If silver closes up today, it will be the first time in over a month that the white metal has traded up three days in a row.This slight three-day rally is a welcome change. Here’s what has moved silver these past few days, and what has been holding it back over the last six weeks…
How to Invest in Silver Today for Double-Digit Gains
If you've been watching silver for some time, you know it's been in the doghouse.
After peaking at $49 back in April 2011 the white metal is
down 60%, having languished between $19 and $22 for the past two years.
But a confluence of factors is building that make today's silver prices look downright cheap.Here's how the bull is going to run - and how you can ride it all the way up from here...
Silver Futures Activity Holding Back Prices, but a Rally Is Not Far Off
Activity in the silver futures market have caused prices to sputter out in August, and the most recent data shows that speculators are cashing in on the white metal's downfall.
And while these positions mount, silver is sure to languish.But this bearish speculation will have to end at some point, and a rally is sure to follow.
Why Silver Is Going Down, and When to Expect a Price Reversal
Silver prices are having a tough session, and traders who saw August as a month to rebound from a bearish July are wondering why silver is going down.
With many investments down close to 5% on the month, and the white metal trading below its level at the start of the year, it's easy to get discouraged.Here's why prices are falling, and why we're still bullish...
Why Silver Prices Are Rising Today
Silver prices today (Wednesday) picked back up above the $20 an ounce level, after languishing on speculator activity and coming out of a steady downward slump in July.See why today the white metal is beginning to reverse course and head upwards…
Silver Price Forecast: Metal to Gain Ground in August on These Factors
Silver's 3% drop in July was to be expected, given it was coming off an unsustainable and unprecedented June rally.
But now that the traders have taken their profits and the white metal is moving into a month that has in recent history produced impressive gains for silver, we could be on the cusp of a bull run to $24.Here’s our new silver price forecast...
Silver Prices Down Early This Week and Won't Budge in Morning Trading
Silver prices are down slightly to open the week, but have barely budged this morning (Tuesday) as foreign policy tensions heighten over Russian sanctions and clashes in the Gaza Strip.Here’s an overview of what’s moving the silver price now and the events investors want to watch for…
Silver Prices Today End Up, but Down for Second Straight Week
Silver prices today are up, but this is the second straight week of declines.
In the last two weeks, silver and gold have both begun to slide.This slump is easily explained though, and here's how...
Why Silver Prices Are Dropping Today
Silver prices are taking a dive today (Thursday) on the heels of encouraging economic news, profit-taking, and anemic summer trading.Here's a closer look at how low the white metal will go.
The Six-Week Silver Price Rally Ends on Summer Trading and Renewed Confidence
Barring a big surge later in the day, silver prices are likely to finish down on the week for the first time since the last week of May.Here's why silver has traded higher during these typically slow summer weeks..
Silver Prices Post Slight Gains in Slow Week
Silver prices have had a slow week, but popped today after news broke on this event.Here’s what happened, and what’s driving silver long term.
Here's Why the Price of Silver Is Up for Its Sixth Week in a Row
The price of silver is up for the sixth week in a row, refusing to languish in the summer doldrums, which have historically kept the white metal from sustaining rallies into July and August.Here’s why the trend is reversing this year…