Gold and silver soar as veteran says more to go
The price of gold and silver have soared higher this week due to a perfect storm attracting both short-term and long-term investors. While gold edges closer to its all-time high price level, silver prices have surged more than 20% in just five days.
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The precious metals market has received a boost from its status as a safe-haven flow and other factors. Rising US-China tensions have helped investors pour into the traditional safe-haven of gold, after the US closed a Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, only for the Chinese to retaliate and close a US consulate in China.
However, the US dollar has also played a part in the rise of both gold and silver. Investors have shunned the dollar due to a variety of factors such as trade wars and a resurgence of Covid-19 infections in some states forcing them to go back into lockdown.
Many analysts also point to some governments aiming for a 'green recovery'. As silver has a wide range of industrial uses, most notably a key component in electric vehicles and solar panels, funds have started to allocate capital towards the metal.
Veteran trader and co-founder and partner of Mobius Capital Partners, Mark Mobius, believes gold could increase further and soar past its all-time high price level of around $1,920 due to trade tensions between the US and China showing no signs of slowing down.
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Source: Admiral Markets MetaTrader 5 Web, SILVER, Weekly - Data range: 9 February 2014 to 24 July 2020. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
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