What's going on with silver?

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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by Ad Orientem » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:25 pm

ochotona wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:26 pm
What is the all time high? 100?
Yeah, give or take.
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by dualstow » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:09 am

Well, you’ve influenced me. I picked up a few silver Roos.
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by Ad Orientem » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:46 am

And the blood letting continues... Silver briefly dropped below $14.00 oz, though it has since moved slightly above that level. The silver/gold price ratio is now 85:1. Gold is also down below its $1200 oz support level.
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by ochotona » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:14 pm

$11.90 silver! (Aspiration, not fact)
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by dualstow » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:50 pm

8) ok. Never mind, in light of ocho’s edit. 8)
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$11.90 silver!
Apmex says $14.23 (1:50 EST). I guess that was a brief blip?
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by Cortopassi » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:34 pm

I am hoping a multi-decade low in silver corresponds with my rebalancing in early Jan! In any event, it will likely be close (I hope)
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by Ad Orientem » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:07 pm

ochotona wrote:
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$11.90 silver! (Aspiration, not fact)
I would not mind that on a temporary basis. But I would prefer that it not get there for a month or so. My discretionary (VP) reserves are somewhat depleted at the moment.
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by dualstow » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:21 pm

Remember when we all used to discuss the exact composition of golden eagles and gold krugs? I don’t remember anyone exploring silver in a similar, uh, vein.

Silver eagles have a tiny bit of copper, but the wiki page doesn’t tell us about what non-silver metal is in Vienna philharmonics. Is it always copper?
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by dualstow » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:38 pm

I had no idea that Apmex shows your whole portfolio that you bought from them. It's not merely order history. It shows the current value and the % that is gold, that is silver, etc. Nice.
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by Xan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:58 pm

dualstow wrote:
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I had no idea that Apmex shows your whole portfolio that you bought from them. It's not merely order history. It shows the current value and the % that is gold, that is silver, etc. Nice.
Eek. I'd much rather they forget they ever heard of me. Am I wrong?
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by dualstow » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:04 pm

Xan wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:58 pm
dualstow wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:38 pm
I had no idea that Apmex shows your whole portfolio that you bought from them. It's not merely order history. It shows the current value and the % that is gold, that is silver, etc. Nice.
Eek. I'd much rather they forget they ever heard of me. Am I wrong?
I can understand that sentiment, too. I think you can order as a guest, without logging in.
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Re: What's going on with silver?

Post by ochotona » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:41 am

So if I got a monster box of silver, and hid it in my attic, how could I armor it so that it could withstand a fire? What kind of container would I have to put it into? What is the UL designation or whatever of such a box? Could I make one? Silver melts at 1763 deg F.

Would a broken mini-refrigerator that no one wants be a place to start?

{Genuine green monster box from the United States Mint. Dimensions are: 14.75" x 8.5" x 4.5". Holds up to 25 tubes for Silver Eagle coins.}
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