Last week was punishing for silver prices once again, as the silver futures market sent out bearish signals and the white metal fell below its lowest levels on the year.
But if you've followed the silver futures markets this year you'd realize these current doldrums are only preceding a much more substantial rally.
Here's why silver is gearing up for a rally, and why now it is a good time to jump in...
Why Silver Prices Today Are Hitting 2014 Lows
Silver prices today are trading at their lowest levels on the year, continuing a two-month bear cycle where the white metal has fallen significantly.
Prices are taking recent cues from the U.S. Dollar Index, as well as the U.S. Federal Reserve. Silver futures activity has also been a headwind for more than a month now.So what’s working against silver? And when will it hit the bottom and reverse this disappointing two-month downdraft? Find out here…
Silver Futures Market Is Keeping Silver Prices Down – but Not for Long
Silver futures activity has been smothering prices, with the white metal trading down seven of the last eight weeks as it nears three-month lows.
And not surprisingly, speculators have taken center stage in this protracted bear session, adding to their short positions for the fifth straight week.Here’s why, despite all those discouraging factors, silver is still primed for a rise in the coming weeks…
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…
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...
Silver Prices This Week Trade Sideways on Speculator Shorts
Silver prices this week have been slow and steady, continuing an uneventful August during which the white metal has traded in a narrow range.
However, while silver is likely to recoup from its recently slow trading in July, it most likely won't see a prolonged rally anytime soon because the big drivers simply aren't there.Here's why for silver, things are going to get worse before they get better...
Here's What the New Silver Price Fix Means for Prices
The much-maligned London silver price fix is out after 117 years, and the new London Bullion Market Association silver price is in.
And market observers are hoping that this new procedure for setting the silver price global benchmark will bring some much needed transparency to the process.
Silver pricing could definitely stand to gain from more transparency, following a century-old mechanism that involved three banks negotiating prices in secret.Here’s how the new procedure will operate…
Want to Know Where August Silver Prices Are Headed? Watch the Speculators
Silver prices have been sensitive to activities in the futures markets, with prices moving almost perfectly opposite to the amount of short contracts speculators hold.
This week, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission released data that shows that silver contracts are mounting coming off weekly lows.Here’s what that will do to August silver prices, and when to expect bigger advances.
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 in July After June Rally
Silver prices are likely to end down today, rounding out a month where the white metal has tallied 3% in losses.This is after silver rode a June rally to three-month highs and sustained six weeks of gains. See what caused June's bull run to fizzle out, and why silver began to slide this month.