Ryan Jordan

Ryan Jordan currently teaches U.S history at the University of San Diego. He has previously taught at UC San Diego, Lafayette College, and Princeton University, where he received a Ph.D in 2004. His book, "Silver- The People's Metal," published in 2012, recounts the past, present, and future of the silver market.  Visit Ryan's blog: http://silvernewsblog.com

Articles by Ryan Jordan

Using past data for clues to future prices should only be one of the tools that investors/speculators use when deciding whether or not to invest in a given asset or asset class. Many technicians or analysts look back to prior price...
While silver is still holding strong into 2014, its price performance is not nearly as impressive as many have come to expect. Is this a bad thing? To my mind, not really. First off, there is no guarantee historically that silver has to...
Over the past several years, thousands and perhaps millions of people have made the unconventional move into physical silver bullion. Although they represent a very small number of people, the fact they are doing this at all represents a...
According to most students of the historical value of silver, the lowest inflation adjusted price of the metal occurred at around 4 dollars in the early 1990s- a price that silver basically stayed within one dollar of for the next ten...
Those who follow markets are always looking at past patterns for clues to future price behavior. Many in the silver space obsess over similarities to the great bull run in silver after silver became a commodity future in 1963. That bull...
The reasons for owning physical silver are many. Silver is a real asset that stands outside the banking system and therefore has no counterparty risk. If you lived through 2008 as an investor and don’t know what the term counterparty risk...
Standing apart from herd is a difficult thing to do. Even more difficult when that herd-- at present-- has every reason to celebrate seemingly endless news highs in the stock market, an invincible market, it seems, that will forever be...
Watching the price action of silver these past few weeks reminds me just how long the long term is. Identifying the fundamentals for an asset to move higher is one thing—it is something quite different to actually be able to “sit tight and...
The silver price—range bound currently—is seen by many as a dead asset. Exhaustion has set in among both sellers and buyers, after last year’s epic volatility. It is hard to say how long the lethargy will last in the silver market. But as...
2013 was the year that everything and the kitchen sink got thrown at the precious metals market. The massive liquidation of the GLD ETF along with practically every Wall Street firm and broker dealer evacuating from the metals’ space- to...

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1 cubic foot of silver weighs approx 655 pounds whereas 1 cubic foot of gold weighs more than half a ton.