Streetwise Local Metals Market Analysis – For The Week Ending 04/14/2024 | Silver Savior

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As we assess another week in the gold and silver markets, gold has maintained its strong position above the $2,350 mark even with the weekend “smackdown,” suggesting continued investor confidence in physical monetary assets amid uncertain job markets and geopolitical tensions.

Silver, while not reaching the headlines as often as gold, continues to seek the $30 mark and remains a topic of interest, especially with the recent comment from First Majestic’s CEO about the need for another big silver mine—underscoring ongoing concerns about silver supply constraints in the face of rising demand.

Local insights suggest premiums in both gold and silver are edging upwards in jewelry, pawn shops, and coin stores.

The public is finally becoming aware of the protection offered by gold and silver, and rising premiums are a clear indicator of robust demand for physical assets as opposed to paper money. 

Consumers may be seeking tangible investments as a hedge against inflation and currency devaluation—which seems to be a growing trend given the recent high inflation reports.

Local coin stores report a steady stream of customers looking to convert their liquid cash into gold and silver coins and bars. Sales of safes and other secure storage solutions have also increased, indicating that more people are opting to store their wealth at home. These indicators signal a reaction to uncertainty around banking stability and a general flight to safety.

The regional gold-to-silver ratio remains a point of scrutiny. With it still historically high, savvy local investors are leveraging this by increasing their silver holdings, betting on a mean reversion over time as silver potentially outperforms gold from both an industrial usage increase and investment demand perspective. 

Remember, the Gold/Silver ratio signals a coming correction, where silver rises in value compared to gold.

Regarding news relevant to our markets, we’ve noticed a keen interest in options trading signals and commodities market movements. Some traders look towards unusual options activity as a tell for market sentiment. Such tools are becoming more popular among local investors who want a piece of the precious metals action but seek to be informed by broader market dynamics.

We’ve had several discussions with local investors about key economic data releases, particularly U.S. inflation rates and central bank decisions, that are impacting the metals market. With inflation reports and Fed policies being hot topics, we’ve seen a mix of concern and opportunism as local collectors and investors speculate about rate cuts, which could boost non-interest-bearing assets like gold and silver.

In summary, the premium rise and consistent investor interest towards physical gold and silver assets reflect an undercurrent of caution and an inclination towards tangible wealth preservation. Despite optimism in broader macroeconomic adjustments, local sentiment remains skewed towards safe-haven assets, albeit tempered by a discerning watch on market indicators and central bank policies.

Silver and gold will continue to protect the owner from the massive destruction coming to the dollar. Your careful planning now will be the success story of tomorrow.


Talk to you in a few days, take care until then,

Be not deceived – be prepared ~ Silver Savior (why is silver the most undervalued financial asset in the world) 

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* Note: We are not giving advice; we only give our opinion; we are not financial advisors. This article only represents our thoughts about the economy.


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