Trade the Ratio

Trade the Ratio: The Precious Metal Investors’ Guide 
to Trading the Silver-to-Gold Ratio for Optimal Gains

First Edition

By Karl Ushanka



Keeping your wealth away from sticky commie fingers is an old reason to own precious metals. Earning a Return on Investment is a new reason to own precious metals.

Trade the Ratio is the first book about precious metals investing that reviews the old reasons for owning while introducing a new method for improved gains.

Buying and holding silver or gold, aka “stacking,” has only guaranteed the owner the preservation of his wealth.

Trading the Silver-to-Gold Ratio, however, will earn the investor, at a minimum, a modest ROI. 

Trade the Ratio delivers ROI analysis for different investor scenarios.  It explains how to develop a ratio-trading strategy, and warns the investor away from ratio traps and bad information.

Here are the ten-year returns from the book's four investor scenarios:

Scenario A: 24.03%
Scenario B: 11.00%
Scenario C: 50.30%
Scenario D: 32.84%

Ratio trading has been a topic within precious metals circles for some time now. It is a simple concept, but it requires discipline and a new mind-set. In fact, there are six Trade the Ratio maxims, or paradigm shifts, that the ratio trader must adopt in order to succeed. 

Trade the Ratio is the first in-depth analysis that explores several possible ratio strategies. But that is only Chapter Four.  You will review your options, the many reasons for owning precious metals, and you will personalize your own risk assessment for a customized portfolio strategy.

Precious metals investing introduces many new considerations, risks and traps. Trade the Ratio is the best introduction to all these factors. You will get exposure to reasons for owning silver and gold, and topics that influence the value of precious metals such as monetary policy, fiscal policy, geopolitical events, supply and demand, and macroeconomic factors.  


"Go check it out. Give it a read. It is actually brilliant. He has created this tool to realize returns on your stack while we're waiting for the big run."

- YouTube: LosingLouie, video review March 25, 2018

"Stackers Must Read! This book gives some great and honest advice. I think it is a great, educational book.  I think 95% of the stackers can really benefit on reading this, and probably reading it two or three times and letting it soak in."

- YouTube: Cull Silver, video review - September 17, 2017

"This book teaches the reader about some of the most pressing monetary issues of our times. The biggest value is that it makes you think for yourself while giving real life information. Education about our monetary system, including Precious Metals, is a journey and one of the most valuable you can experience."

- YouTube: FreedomForceUSA

"An Incredibly insightful read on how to actually invest in gold and silver without worrying what the price will be. The book is a comprehensive look at precious metals as both a hedge and an investment. Ushanka provides a methodic low stress way to make money taking advantage of the gold to silver ratio. He also shows how politics and policy solidify the case for gold and silver. There's so much more. Every chapter brings knowledge and insight in a concise manner."

- YouTube: SalivateMetal  |  His video review - Aug. 30, 2017

"Trade the Ratio is a great introductory book to trading and investing in precious metals for the beginner or novice.  Replete with economic, political, and philosophical explanations as to the merits of precious metals, Karl Ushanka then creates and applies a simple, but clever trading strategy for those who wish to go beyond insurance and actually trade precious metals for profit."

- Aaron Clarey, author: Poor Richard'sRetirement: Retirement for Everyday Americans

Giving me a copy of Trade The Ratio for perusal was like giving a trombone to a chimpanzee. I knew nothing about buying and selling precious metals. But in one sitting I have enough confidence to stick my toe in the water.

What I loved about this book was that it wasn't simply a collection of opinions from a know-it-all. This was a blueprint, with very reasoned, factual and calculated methodologies that can guide a newby, like myself, into turning a profit.

Return on investment is what it's all about, and an investment in this guide is a no-brainer.

- BFH Editor-in-Chief of iOTWreport

"Trade the Ratio isn't simply a dry book about precious metals trading: it explains the political in-and-outs of the business with verve and style. Unlike most analysts, Karl knows politics, so he has a perfect understanding of how to trade without losing your shirt."

- Matt Forney, author: Confessions of anOnline Hustler: How to Make Money and Become an Internet Superstar

"I was astonished by the amount of time and thought put into this book - this is no small feat. The author clearly put considerable amount of effort into compiling an easily digested collection of knowledge that is much needed in the community. It is due to a lack of education in the community that makes this such a great read, it fills the gaps that often go overlooked by your average precious metal investor. This book could very well be a go-to tool for someone looking to get into precious metal investing. The author is sure to share the most critical factors that influence the market - and more importantly, setting a reasonable time scale as to not include points in time that are viewed as anomalies due to geopolitical events and price fixing during times of the Gold Standard."

- YouTube: Silver Future

"I have never dabbled in investing beyond trying to figure out how to roll my whatever-you-call-it account over when I switch jobs. After reading this book, I actually feel like I could invest in precious metals. It's clearly and yet thoroughly explained for the novice, with a nice touch of a unique, dry humor that gets you through what would otherwise be the boring parts."

- Ann Sterzinger, author: Disaster Fitness: Make Your Demons Do the Work

 "If the West's next generations are to have a chance, they must know how to earn money on their savings. This book teaches novices how to break away from ZIRP returns and make real gains, while mitigating risk. You and your kids need this book!"

- Editor, Western Rifle Shooter's Association

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