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Media analysts and YouTubers alike, are scratching their collective coneheads.
They’re asking; why is silver down a whopping – 39%, from its print high of February 1st, this year?
If we factor in the high of SLV 48.35 (from April of 2011), silver’s been pummeled – 65%.
With the ‘rampant’ inflation and never-ending money printing, silver (along with gold) should, there’s that word ‘should’, be skyrocketing higher.
It’s an apparent mystery; steeped with smoke-filled back rooms and intrigue.
The ‘Inflation’ Narrative
Let’s help unravel silver’s decline by taking a look at some of the facts.
First up, is ‘inflation’.
The inflation narrative is false. There; glad we got that out of the way. 🙂
How do we know?
We know it’s false because the price action itself, tells us it’s false.
It’s obvious at this point, what we have is supply destruction and not inflation.
The Economic ‘Connection’
Next up, is the economy.
Silver along with copper are industrial metals. They follow the economy … more so with copper. Copper futures are down – 32.5%, from their March 7th, highs.
Coper’s industrial uses are linked here. Nearly half of copper production is for building and construction.
Since the largest real estate bubble in world history has just popped, copper demand is essentially going to collapse.
If at this early stage of Great Depression 2.0, the average person can’t pay the phone bill, where are they going to get any money to drive precious metals demand higher?
Moving on to ‘truth’, we have price action.
Silver SLV, Weekly Close
The chart below has SLV, penetrating one support level (upper blue line) and just now, at the next support.
Since gold (GLD) is in position for an upward test of its wedge breakdown (chart not shown), it’s reasonable to expect another bounce off support for silver.
Using the ‘rule of alternation’, we already had a brief move off the first support level before reversing.
The next contact at lower support, will likely bounce for longer or not at all.
If silver can’t go higher … look out below.
Silver SLV, To Single Digits?
The economic depression is just getting started and industrial metals demand is already collapsing.
Although a data point of one, the following is significant.
Supporting the ‘depression’ assessment is this link; specifically, time stamp 3:20, with a recent graph of housing listings in California … going vertical.
SLV, is in position to test higher; thus, confirming the wedge pattern (grey lines) shown below.
Added to that pattern is a measured move target should SLV, break down to lower levels after an upward test.
There it is: ‘Mystery’ solved.
Silver is heading lower because price action said it would.
Now, the fundamentals are kicking in to add a potential mass acceleration to the decline.
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