by Gary Christenson, Deviant Investor:
Examine the above chart of interest rates for 200 years.
- Rates rise and fall in long cycles, 20 to 40 years from a peak to a trough.
- Important highs occurred in 1920 and 1981.
- Important lows occurred in 1946 and probably 2016.
- Current rates are the lowest in 200 years. Some analysts have said the lowest in 5,000 years.
Examine the chart of annual silver prices since 1913 on a log scale. The upward trend in silver prices is clear and will continue as long as debt is increasing in our fiat currency system.
Refer back to the 200 year chart of interest rates and the 100 year chart of silver prices. Note the correlation between interest rate highs and silver price highs and similar lows (ovals).
Highs: Interest rates 1920 – silver 1919
Highs: Interest rates 1981 – silver 1980
Lows: Interest rates 1946 – silver 1932 and 1941
Lows: Interest rates 2016 – silver 2015
Interest rates rose approximately 35 years from 1946 – 1981 and fell for 35 years from 1981 – 2016. Silver prices could rise for several decades, along with interest rates, as the dollar is devalued further, silver is aggressively used for industrial applications, investment demand increases, and perhaps … the world is forced to return to a monetary system tied more closely to gold or silver.
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