Gold-to-Silver Ratio Suggest Silver Prices Could Soar
Stocks have certainly done well in the past few years, but there’s one asset that remains ignored and has massive upside potential. It could outperform stocks easily. It’s silver. As it stands, silver prices trade for very cheap valuations. Ignoring the precious metal could really be a big mistake.
Why is silver worth a look?
Currently, silver prices are trading at a massive discount to gold prices.
Just look at the chart below. It shows the gold-to-silver ratio. Essentially, this ratio tells us how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold. Gold investors use this ratio to figure out the value of silver.
The gold-to-silver ratio stands at around 80.53.This means it takes 80.53 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold.
But pay a little more attention to the chart.
Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com
In the last 22 years, we have seen something very interesting on this ratio…
Whenever the gold-to-silver ratio reaches around 80, it drops lower to around 45. Since 1996, this ratio has reached 80 and then dropped to around 45 at least three times.
With the gold-to-silver ratio standing above 80 now, it must be questioned what happens if this ratio drops to 45.
You see, if we assume gold prices remain the same (at around $1,320), then silver prices would have to reach around $29.55 for the ratio to hit 45.
That’s roughly 80% higher than where silver prices currently trade.
The long-term average of the gold-to-silver ratio since the 1970s is around 56.61. If we even assume the ratio falls to this level; silver prices would have to increase to around $23.50.
This is roughly 42% higher than the current silver price.
Keep in mind, constant gold prices were used to come to these silver prices. If gold prices go up, silver could go much higher.
Silver Prices Outlook: 2018 Could Be Great for Those Who Own Silver