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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...

New Wearable Technology: Shirts That Track Your Health

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Wearable technology is getting a turbo boost from silver.

You see, sports and technology companies have already developed wristbands, shoe inserts, and smartphone apps that can track your heart rate, distance covered, and several other data points.

But now a Canadian company is collaborating with a global fashion powerhouse to take this market to a whole new level - with silver...

The Current Price of Silver Is Climbing but Still Highly Volatile

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The current price of silver is very volatile, but it is currently on the upswing.

At $17.145 an ounce - the current price of silver as of 8:45 a.m. EDT - the white metal is up 9.3% on the year and 3.5% on the month. But it is volatile.

Here's what to make of the current price of silver...

Price of Gold and Silver Climbs as Safe Haven Trade Is Back On

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The price of gold - and silver - rallied Thursday as investors piled into "risk off" trades.

They're both up on the day and the week, where the Dow has been slipping for four sessions.

Find out why and what is next - just continue reading here.

Apple Stock Debuts on Dow Jones Industrial Average Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, March 19, forecasted a 43-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 227 points Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace for an expected interest rate hike this year. Commodities rallied on the news, with gold prices jumping nearly 2% and silver prices up almost 2.5%.

Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) makes its official debut on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today. It replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). [Here's why Apple - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732.5 billion - just became worthy of joining the DJIA...]

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Is Silver a Good Investment Right Now?

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If you're wondering, "Is silver a good investment?" - we don't blame you.

Silver prices have been very volatile over the last year. The spot price of silver in the last 12 months has been has high as $22 and as low at $15.30 an ounce.

But silver is always a good bet, and it might be an even better bet now...

Silver Prices in January 2015 See Biggest Gain in 7 Months – What's Next?

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Silver prices in January 2015 were up 9.8%.

This is the best month for the price of silver since June 2014. This is when prices surged ahead 11.4%.

Silver price volatility is still a big issue though. Here's how to play the white metal right now...

2015 Silver Price Chart: What to Make of Silver Volatility

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The 2015 silver price chart shows silver prices got dinged this week.

After an impressive start to the year where the spot price of silver marched above $18 and hit a four-month high, it fell back down another 7.5% this week. The price of silver per oz. closed yesterday (Thursday) at $16.915.

Don't panic. Now is the perfect time to reiterate the reasons to buy silver...

Silver Prices This Week Hit a Four-Month High

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Silver prices this week are up 3%.

That's just after a week where silver prices jumped 7.6% - the most productive week-long advance for silver than any one week in 2014.

Here's what is driving silver prices to four-month highs...

Here's Why Silver Prices Today Are Near Five-Month Highs

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Silver prices today are soaring.

Investors are wondering: why are silver prices up today? And why now?

There are a couple of factors buoying the price of silver this week that explain why silver is up 7.3% this week. Here's why...

Spot Price of Silver Is Up So Far in 2015 – Here’s Why

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The spot price of silver is up on the year. It closed yesterday (Thursday) at $16.375 an ounce.

This is a 4.4% increase from the 2014 close of $15.685.

Here’s what’s affecting the current price of silver…

Silver Prices This Year Fell 20% – Here's Why

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Silver prices this year fell 20%, making 2014 the second straight year of declines for the white metal.

After closing 2013 at $19.565 an ounce, the spot silver price bounced between $18.50 and $22 for most of the year. Then it crashed through key support levels in September. Silver prices then began a descent to four-year lows.

Here's exactly why silver prices finished 2014 at $15.685, and a look at where they're headed in 2015...

2015 Silver Price Forecast

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Silver prices typically follow in gold's footsteps. But silver has fared even worse than gold recently.

While gold is down 37% since peaking at $1,900 in 2011, silver has shed 67% since topping at $49 that same year. This makes our 2015 silver price forecast even more critical.

Let's look at all the factors that will drive silver prices in the new year...

Gold and Silver Prices in 2015

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Precious metals haven't grabbed dramatic headlines like oil and gas have.

But the story is no less exiting. And the metals remain a fundamentally critical part of the global economic and strategic landscape.

Indeed, gold and silver took roller coaster-like rides throughout the year, both screeching towards their respective price lows before bouncing, albeit cautiously, ahead.

With the benefit of hindsight and the value of foresight, it's time to look at how gold and silver acted in 2014, and what we can do to profit in 2015.

Let's start with the yellow metal...

Why Silver Prices in December Have Been Up-and-Down

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Silver prices in December are particularly volatile.

They looked to be gaining slightly from the punishing five-month slide they were experiencing for most of the last six months.

But a couple of factors, particularly this one, ensured another violent movement in the price of silver this week.

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