Subscribe to Money Morning get daily headlines subscribe now! Money Morning Private Briefing today's private briefing Access Your Profit Alerts

This Silver Investment News Shows a 38.2% Profit Opportunity

silver investment newsIn today's biggest silver investment news (Friday, March 17), the price of silver is on track for its best weekly gain since early February.

Silver prices are currently up 0.1% to $17.36. Although today's gains are meager, the metal has rallied 2.6% since Monday, March 13. That puts the silver price on track for its biggest weekly gain since the week ended Feb. 10.

Despite this week's silver price rally, the metal still hovers below its 52-week mean of $18.35. That means this is a great time to buy silver for long-term gains.

Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth believes that silver prices could soar 38.2% by the end of 2017. And he says it all depends on one silver investment news story developing in the silver market's most powerful country.

First, here's why the price of silver is posting big gains this week…

Why Silver Prices Are Surging This Week

Rare Gold Opportunity

A door has opened for an ultra-rare but powerful anomaly in the stock market… It involves a precious metal, one that's considered exceedingly more rare than gold. Get all the details.

Silver's big 2.6% gain this week comes on the heels of the U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

On Wednesday, March 15, the second FOMC meeting of 2017 concluded with Janet Yellen announcing the first rate hike of the year. This puts the federal funds rate in the 0.75%-1% range and marks the third rate hike in less than two years.

Although silver prices didn't react to the rate hike right away, they surged overnight. At the opening bell on Thursday, prices were up 2.9% and trading at $17.41.

Since higher interest rates typically lift the value of the dollar, rate hikes are usually bad silver investment news. Silver is priced in the dollar, so any rise in the dollar's value makes dollar-denominated commodities like silver more expensive to people using a different currency. That reduces demand and lowers the price of silver.

But Yellen's post-meeting comments about there only being two more rate hikes in 2017 were less hawkish than expected. This dragged the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) below the important 101-basis-point mark, which boosted silver prices.

While this news provided an unexpected bump, Krauth has been following another story that could have an incredibly bullish impact on silver prices in 2017. It has to do with one Asian country that has the largest influence on the silver market.

In fact, the controversial news story is so important that Krauth predicts it could push prices 38.2% higher in 2017.

Here's why this ongoing development will have such a massive impact on silver prices…

The Silver Investment News That Could Send Prices Up 38.2% This Year

Join the conversation. Click here to jump to comments…

  1. Jere Reid | March 17, 2017

    Since India has always had gold as a sign of wealth. I doubt that the government
    will prevent them from owning gold. They buy more gold per year than any country. They wear it everywhere.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Some HTML is OK