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  • Citigroup observes that spot silver prices staged a pair of extended advances with an interim corrective move down from November 1971 through January 1980, a period it describes as silver's last major bull market.

  • Tony Crescenzi of Pacific Investment Management Co. called silver's parabolic rise and subsequent skid a "tulip mania-style move."

    Why Gold Will Outshine Silver

  • It was silver's worst dollar-decline since 1980, the year the Hunt brothers of Texas were forced to liquidate their silver positions after attempting to corner the silver market.

    Gold Drops Below $1,700; Silver Slides 18%

  • That silver's highest finish since March 5, 1980, around the time of the Hunt brothers' famous attempt to corner the silver market.

    Gold Futures Settle At Record High

  • That was silver's highest one-day percentage gain since late November.

    Gold Ends Above $1,600

  • "Silver is benefiting from renewed investor interest in gold, [which is] spilling over with some safe-haven inflow, as well as silver's relative cheapness to bullion prices, [as it still] trades way below recent April and all-time highs," said VTB Capital analyst Andrey Kryuchenkov .

    U.S., Europe Uncertainty to Keep Silver Afloat

  • The dollar's diminished appeal as a refuge accentuated gold and silver's appeal as havens.

    Gold Hits Record on Mideast, Inflation Worries

  • "It doesn't mean that gold has to go down; it means silver has to outperform it," he said, adding that the ratio between gold and silver prices, currently at 51, will likely strengthen in silver's favor "quite significantly."

    Gold Settles 0.9% Lower

  • Forbes'Great Speculations blog recently quoted HSBC's managing director of Global Metals and Trading, John Levin, as saying that hedge funds love silver's volatility, but then "get carried out on a stretcher" when they try to trade it.

    Traders Accuse HSBC, JPMorgan Of Silver Manipulation

  • Now that we're above $30 an ounce, we're seeing momentum following silver's prospects.

    Silver Prices Hit 31-Year High


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