The Gold-to-Silver Ratio Suggests Silver is a Bargain.
Gold and silver futures generally move in the same overall direction, albeit often at varying paces. Yet, today’s extreme fundamental environment in which the economy has been turned off, but the floodgates have been opened to fear have resulted in the two precious metals taking two very different paths. As investors have turned to gold as a portfolio hedging mechanism, the industrial demand for silver has cooled off. As a result, the gold-to-silver ratio has risen over 100 for the first time in history (at least as far as I am aware). In the past, an excessive gold-to-silver ratio reading has eventually translated into higher silver prices. Will this time be different because of COVID-19? Probably not.