Welcome to illuminati silver, we tell you
the truth about silver. Today is Sunday 17th December 2017 and we
are providing our gold and silver weekly update for the week ending 15th December
Gold rose $6 last week from $1,248 to $1,254 having hit a high of $1,261 and a low of $1,237.
In sterling terms gold finished the week at £941 that’s up £9, and in Euros it closed
at 1,067 Euros that’s up 7 Euros on the week.
Silver rose 21 cents from $15.84 to $16.05 having hit a high of $16.14 and a low of $15.64.
In sterling terms it closed at £12.04 that’s up 21 pence for the week and in Euros it closed
at 13.66 euros that’s up 0.21 euros. The Gold to Silver Ratio fell slightly from
78.78:1 to 78.13:1 The Dow Jones closed on Friday at 24,651 up
143 points on the day and up 322 points on the week, and the NASDAQ closed at 6,936 up
80 points on the day and up 96 points on the week.
Brent Crude fell 17 cents from $63.40 to $63.23 and US Light Crude fell 6 cents from $57.36
to $57.30 The dollar index stands at 93.93 up 0.03 on
the week. Gold moved back and forth last week ending
a little stronger on Friday but falling back from the week’s peak. We did notice that
both the highs and lows were lower than the previous week, which suggests to us that this
small rally is unconvincing. Gold should have risen more, especially, as
we predicted the FED raised interest rates once again but were rather dovish about the
level of rate rises for 2018 and 2019 – citing 3 rises per year – albeit small ones. So
3 raises this year despite Peter Schiff claiming that the FED could never raise interest rates
again in the middle of 2016 and four having occurred since then. GDP figures for September
were raised from 2.1% to 2.5% and inflation for 2018 has been forecast at 1.6% falling
from the envisaged 1.7% – so frankly we should have seen a more robust recovery from gold.
That said, the start of the New Year has certainly in recent years seen a rise in precious metal
prices, but we believe this will be tempered by the apparent attractiveness of bitcoin
as an alternative – albeit a short term one and also the likelihood that the Trump
Tax Plan will pass the Senate on Tuesday – thereby potentially causing stock markets to rise
even further and putting a further dampening pressure on gold.
Silver rose again Friday and seems to like the $16 level. Many analysts believe that
$15.50 is an incredibly strong floor while $18 is an incredibly strong ceiling and that
vacillation between these amounts is what we are to expect over coming months. We don’t
disagree, save that we can see silver dipping closer to $15 but hey what’s 50 cents?
Gold and silver prices are now going to obtain their direction from 2 key areas short term
– the value of the dollar and any infraction with North Korea – both of which can cause
higher precious metal prices. The Mueller investigation can also play its part, especially,
if, as some commentators are suggesting, that President Trump sacks Mueller later this week.
We shall have to wait and see – though we know he’s capable of it, the advice his
lawyers are giving him is very different to that course of action.
So we have an interesting week ahead – at least politically and to be frank, we are
not expecting any great excitement in either direction for precious metal prices save the
caveats we have mentioned. We hope you have found this video interesting
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