David H. Smith

David H. Smith is Senior Analyst for http://www.Silver-Investor.com and is a regular contributor to https://www.moneymetals.com. For the last 15 years, he’s investigated precious metals mines and exploration sites in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, China, Canada, and the U.S. He shares his findings and investment perspectives with readers, media listeners, and audiences at North American investment conferences.

Articles by David H. Smith

70% of silver supply comes as a "by-product" of base metals, e.g., lead, zinc, copper, and (some) gold. With the race to find, develop and market new copper projects, one might assume that "since new copper supply will come...
If you're still waiting to buy physical silver to start a stash, you're now playing financial Russian Roulette...with four rounds in the cylinder.The chat rooms talk about buying silver and gold when they decline in price. "If silver goes...
Platinum was manipulated for years. It had the largest short position relative to its size, while physical demand rose inversely to decreasing supply.

In 2018, demand became so large that it overwhelmed the shorts.

Physical palladium...
Even in the competitive hunting/shooting community, few enthusiasts know about an arcane rifle known as a "double trigger shotgun." Essentially, it's a double-barrel shotgun having a trigger for each barrel.

This was an early day's...
A case can be made that silver's current price “stability” – believed by many to be well below where it "should" be – is the result of at least three interlocking factors.

There are certainly other considerations, but the following seem...
In mid-May 2019 the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), was trading around $5,600. At $4,000, a prominent technician predicted it was gearing up for a run to $6,500. Yet when it reached $5,700, he recommended selling because of a...
The gold and silver bull markets have been on a roller coaster ride for almost two decades. Gold came to life in 2000, with silver crawling along between $4 and $5 until late 2003, making its first print above $10 in March 2006.

The...
Over time, charts for a bull market tend to print higher highs and higher lows on the way to the primary top. Two steps forward, one step back, creating a visual stair-step effect.

This chart "picture" has been in evidence for gold,...
Now that the precious metals’ five year cyclical bear market is acting like it's been replaced by a vibrant bull run in the opposite direction (up!), many analysts who chided the ongoing rise in the mining stocks and metals that started in...
Summary

·         Palladium (Crouching Tiger) has a classic chart setup into 14 year highs. Initial finger-spread target from the 25-year chart projects prices to around $1,300.

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