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Not everybody is aware that there is a big debate among precious metal investors regarding the importance of silver to protect from the dollar’s demise. We have a similar debate that is better known when it comes to precious metals versus Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
Many precious metal investors disregard Bitcoin as a proper mean to store wealth and protect from currency crises while at the same time many in the Bitcoin community are not interested in investing in precious metals.
Indeed, I’ve asked that question of who was invested in gold and silver at a recent Bitcoin event and I was somewhat surprised at how few hands raised up.
But this debate among precious metal investors is not known by many and I’d like to bring it up here and at the same time tell you why I personally favor silver over gold, although I think both should be owned in this current environment of dying paper.
Precious metal investors might be grouped in 3 camps:

Statistically, gold and silver prices closely follow each other.
But what is more important is the ratio between silver and gold and the trend of that ratio.

The 30 year gold/silver ratio chart reveals that the silver-to-gold ratio is currently priced at the low end of the range, long-term silver prices are gradually increasing relative to gold, and a price explosion could occur at any time!

The U.S. Mint just updated their Silver Eagle sales figures for May, and it was a whopper.  Since the beginning of last week, the U.S. Mint sold 1.939,500 million Silver Eagles.  This is a big number.  Total for the month of May is already at 3,262,000 oz.
It took one week for the U.S. Mint to sell more Silver Eagles (1,939,500 oz) than all the Gold Eagles sold in 2012, 2013 and 2014 (1,808,000 oz).
Just think about that for a minute.  The market purchased more Silver Eagles in one week than all the Gold Eagles since January 2012.

David MorganIn his latest interview with Hard Assets Alliance, silver guru David Morgan discusses why he believes silver is a better long term investment than gold, why he’s not selling any of his metals, and his outlook for silver over the next few months.
Morgan expects gold to lead silver back to the 2011 highs, but once the $1915 and $48 nominal highs are taken out to the upside, silver to catch up and overshoot its historical ratio to gold of 16 to 1.
Morgan’s full thoughts on gold & silver are below:

Ever since the big take-down in the price of the precious metals in April of this year, an interesting trend has taken place in the Gold & Silver Eagle market.  While demand for both coins remained strong in the first four months of the year, investors are now overwhelming purchasing more Silver Eagles — banking on much higher gains in silver than gold.
The gold to silver sales ratio was 19.5/1 in April, fell to 80/1 in July and so far in August it is a staggering 489/1!
Over the last month,  investors are overwhelming purchasing nearly 500 times as many Silver Eagles as Gold Eagles from the US Mint!

2013 Silver EagleAfter selling an all-time monthly record of 7.498 million Silver Eagles in January, the US Mint has picked up right where it left off in February once it began reporting sales figures again, announcing nearly 3/4 of a million silver eagles were sold Monday. 

The Mint has now sold a whopping 8,173,500 silver eagles during a mere 17 business days in operation during 2013, nearly 25% of the entire annual sales for 2012 of 33 million

SRS3By SD Contributor SRSrocco:

The problem today with the typical analysis coming from the BULLS & BEARS concerning future silver investment demand and price is that it is based upon an ENERGY SYSTEM that is more than 1,000 years old.  You cannot understand silver if you DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENERGY.

Most of the investing public and the folks from FOFOA have no clue how energy will impact the future silver investment demand as well as its price.  They FAIL TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

SILVER INVESTMENT DEMAND WILL BE HOTTER THAN GOLD.

…mark my words!

By The DocSRSrocco

In the midst of a 2 month price consolidation for both gold and silver, US Mint gold and silver eagle sales exploded in November, coming in a 3,159,500 oz of ASE’s, the 3rd highest monthly total for 2012, and 136,500 oz of AGE’s, by far the highest monthly gold sales for the US Mint for 2012.

While silver eagle sales were strong, the story is in gold eagle sales, which roared back to life in the wake of Obama’s re-election The silver/gold sales ratio narrowed to 23/1, after reaching such extremes as 74/1 as recently as August.
The 136,500 oz gold eagle sales total was nearly triple the October sales total of 59,000, and was up an astonishing nearly 4 fold year over year from Nov 2011, which saw 41,000 oz sold.   November silver eagle sales were nearly as strong, up 2.5 fold year over year from 1,384,000 sold in November 2011.

With gold and silver continuing their strong advances in the wake of the Fed’s QE∞ announcement last Thursday, The Doc sat down with silver expert David Morgan for an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW regarding gold and silver’s fundamentals and where Morgan sees the metals heading over the next 12 months.

Morgan believes the big gains seen in the metals over the past month was the market pricing in QE3, but believes particularly silver has much room to run, stating that the metal will most certainly double from here, and will most likely triple from here.  Morgan believes silver’s nominal high near $50 will be broken to the upside in 2013, with silver likely reaching $60-$75/oz over the next 12-15 months.

Morgan also discusses the current supply side for silver and the massive physical tightness in the market, potential BIG, BIG problems for Barrick if it’s Pascua Lama mine fails to reach production (anticipated to produce up to 40 million oz annually).

The market’s premier silver analyst concludes by discussing his expectations for silver to massively out-perform gold going forward, and states that he expects the silver/gold ratio to narrow to at least 10 to 1, and states that silver is moving towards par with gold!

The Doc’s EXCLUSIVE MUST LISTEN interview with silver expert David Morgan of Silver-Investor.com is below: