Why a Dow Peak Will Boost Silver, by Hubert Moolman

During the Great Depression, both silver (1931) and the Dow (1932) reached a significant low. Both have rallied significantly since then. However, the structure of these rallies was very different.

To date, the Dow has significantly outperformed silver since those lows. The Dow increased 988-fold from the low to the all-time high, whereas silver has only increased 179-fold from the low to the all-time high.

Here is a long-term comparison of the Dow, interest rates, and silver.  (Click to expand):



The period from circa 1931 to now can be divided into an era of rising interest rates (1931–1982) and falling interest rates (1982–2024). During that period of rising interest rates, the Dow increased 26 times from the low to the high in 1973, while during the falling interest rate period, it increased 52 times from the low in 1982 to its 2024 all-time high.

Falling interest rates and a greater monetary base increase (11.74 times vs. 33.2 times) were evidently better conditions for the Dow. On the other hand, though, silver has a different relationship with interest rates.

During the period from 1931 to the Dow peak in 1973, silver only increased 8.9 times. This does not compare well to the Dow’s 26-fold growth during the same period. However, after the Dow’s peak in 1973, silver rose much faster. In fact, silver increased about 25.5 times from the silver price at the 1973 Dow peak to the silver high in 1980. This resulted in an overall 178.57-fold increase from the bottom (1931) to the top in 1980.

This means that ultimately, during that cycle, silver significantly outperformed the Dow (178.57 vs. 26).

During the period from 1982 to 2024 (the falling interest rate period), silver increased about 14-fold from the low (1993) to the high (2011). Again, this does not compare well to the Dow’s 52-fold growth during the same period. Will silver again rise much faster after the Dow peak is in? If this is the case, then a confirmation of a Dow peak (similar to 1973) is a much awaited signal for Silver bulls (get more insight from my premium blog).

If silver again outperforms the Dow to the extent it did during the early cycle (1931–1980), then we could see some crazy high silver prices (just do the calculations for yourself).

A chart I posted previously also points out the significance of the next Dow peak for future silver prices:




Editor’s Closing Note: For more of this kind of analysis, Hubert Moolman has a Premium Service as well as a Silver Fractal Analysis Report that provides more insight regarding the gold and silver markets. – JWR