This is the time of year for precious metals price predictions and these are flowing thick and fast, and the majority of such we have seen so far this year are positive for virtually the whole complex. Indeed all the precious metals seem to have have started the year off in decently positive territory, but will it last?
We are already beginning to see heavy hands in the futures markets which could, given the monetary resources available, keep precious metals prices depressed – a pattern we have seen in the past, although the encouragement here is that we have at least seen prices rise in general over the past two years. However the rises have been relatively small in the metals themselves. Bur maybe they are at the early stages of another bull market.
We have been making our own predictions on the websites for which we write, including this one, but some require exclusivity so the only way you can read what we have to say on these is by accessing these websites directly. Thus we would direct our North American readers to the U.S. Gold Bureau website, which is blocked to non-North American-based precious metals investors unless you have something like the Tor web browser (which uses Firefox) installed on your computer.
Tor allows you to browse anonymously and simulate access from any specific country, so for those looking to access North American sites which are blocked to non-residents, the browse can be set for your access to appear to be from the USA itself. The browser software also protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked. The browser works on Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS, or GNU/Linux without needing to install any special software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable). The software is perfectly legal and if you wish to download it a link is here: Tor Browser – Download
The reason I’ve given the above information on Tor is that’s the only way I’ve found of accessing my own articles on the US Gold Bureau website, where I’ve been publishing one or two exclusive articles a month. My latest one is: Precious Metals Price Predictions for 2018 (accessible directly if your browser picks you up as located in the USA, but if not only accessible on something like the Tor browser) and is something of an update to one published on Seeking Alpha just before Christmas entitled Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium – Price And Stock Forecasts/Recommendations for 2018. This latter article has been linked here before so some readers may have read it already, but for those who haven’t it looks at the performance of my precious metals stock prediction for last year – over half outperformed the S&P 500 despite that Index breaking record after record during 2017, as well as metal price and precious metals stock forecasts for the current year.
I can also point you to a couple more articles I’ve published on the Sharps Pixley website which look at generalistic precious metals forcecasts from Martin Murenbeeld and the World Gold Council: 2018 gold price forecasts – Murenbeeld and World Gold Council and a summary of the precious metals performance prognostications for 2018 from one of the UK’s top precious metals consultancies: Metals Focus’ precious metals predictions for 2018
There are plenty of other analysts out there who will be giving their opinions on where Precious meta;s are headed this year. A good source for reading these is the News section of the Sharps Pixley website which picks up precious metals news items from all around the world.
Wishing all readers of lawrieongold a prosperous 2018 and the hope that precious metals perform at least as well as we are forecasting throughout the year.