As always, there have been plenty of calls for a silver price turnaround, and that theme dominated the top stories on Silver Investing News for the first quarter of 2015. From trend forecasts to talks with industry experts and analysts, predictions regarding the silver price were certainly some of our most popular stories.
While the silver price is not quite as high as some silver bugs would like, the metal actually rose slightly during Q1, and is now 5 percent higher than where it was at the start of 2015.
That said, there have been plenty of calls for a stronger silver price turnaround, and that theme dominated the top stories on Silver Investing News for the first quarter of 2015. From trend forecasts to talks with industry experts and analysts, predictions regarding the silver price were certainly some of our most popular stories.
Here’s a look at some of our top articles and videos from the quarter.
1. 3 Trends for Silver in 2015
At the beginning of the year, many market watchers were expecting a muted performance from silver in 2015, but there were certainly some predictions for positive trends that could help out prices. For example, some market watchers were calling for higher industrial demand and a stronger physical market for silver this year. Click here to read the full article.
2. William Tankard: Silver Price at or Around a Turnaround
William Tankard, director of precious metals and mining at Thomson Reuters, gave an interesting presentation on silver and platinum-group metals at this year’s PDAC conference in Toronto. As well as taking a look at what’s been happening with the metal over the past decade, Tankard went over recent factors affecting silver supply and how lower prices are affecting demand. Overall, he sees the silver price averaging around $16 to $16.50 this year. Click here to read the full article.
3. Better Times Ahead for Silver and Gold: David Morgan
At Cambridge House International’s 2015 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, Resource Investing News spoke with David Morgan, publisher of the Morgan Report, about his forecasts for gold and silver prices for the year. Morgan also spoke about a number of other topics, including silver manipulation, and noted that the ongoing currency crisis and increasing industrial demand for silver could help the metal have a decent year in 2015. Click here to watch the video interview.
4. 10 Banks Hit in US Probe on Precious Metals Price Manipulation
Speaking of silver price manipulation, the issue came to the forefront again this February on news that the US Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating the matter. As many as 10 banking institutions are under investigation as part of the probe, including HSBC Holdings (LSE:HSBA,NYSE:HSBC), the Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS,NYSE:BNS), Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) and Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS). Certainly, although the London silver fix came to an end last year, price manipulation remains an ongoing issue in the precious metals space. Click here to read the full article.
5. David Morgan: ‘We’re Living in a Rigged Game’
Not surprisingly, David Morgan was featured in another popular article this quarter. In an interview at the 2015 PDAC convention in Toronto, he spoke about recent price action for silver, the gold-silver price ratio, industrial demand for the metal and his recently published book, “The Silver Manifesto.” Click here to watch the video interview.
Securities Disclosure: I, Teresa Matich, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.