Silver Set to Shine: The (Very) Long Term View

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In 48 years silver gained 200 fold over its competing assets. In the next 48 years between 1993 and some time around 2040 we may see silver grow 200 fold again to spike at $700 an ounce ($3.50 multiplied by 200).

Back in the depression year of 1932 silver was suffering. It had hit a low price of 24 cents per troy ounce...As it turned out, this was the nadir year for silver as prices began an upturn that led to a zenith as yet unparalleled. Between 1932 and 1980 silver advanced from 24 cents to 50 dollars an ounce. That is a 200-fold increase over 48 years!...

Perhaps readers can enlighten me to other asset classes which may have beaten the performance silver put in between 1932 and 1980 but for now silver takes the award as the best performing asset in that cycle between one deflation low and one inflation high.

So why am I saying this now? Silver hit another major low back in 1993 when it reached $3.50. These two numbers are interesting. If we go to the standard CPI inflation calculator here and type in the years 1932 and 1993 for one dollar, you get the answer that one dollar in 1932 had $10.55 purchasing power in 1993. Multiply our rock bottom silver price of 24 cents by 10.55 and you get a 1993 price of $2.56, which is not too far off our major low in 1993 and makes one wonder whether we had witnessed two similar events but in different cycles.

...In 48 years silver gained 200 fold over its competing assets. In the next 48 years between 1993 and some time around 2040 we may see silver grow 200 fold again to spike at $700 an ounce ($3.50 multiplied by 200).

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