Silver has finally stemmed its losses with the price pushing back up towards $22 an ounce.
While this still represents a significant drop compared with where the metal was trading in mid-April, for silver investors this presents some light relief after a brutal run saw the price sink to its lowest since July 2020.
The macroeconomic hasn’t broadly changed in recent days with buyers finally returning to silver more a reflection of how undervalued it had become.
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The Federal Reserve’s planned series of interest rate hikes will remain a significant headwind for silver, with its lack of yield making it less attractive compared to other interest-bearing asset classes. Concerns over global economic growth are also a limiting factor with silver’s more industrial outlook compared with gold.
However, in these volatile trading conditions that have seen some dramatic daily moves on the world’s largest equity indices, a sudden surge in silver’s price shouldn’t be ruled out.
With a smaller investment pool than gold, silver can experience bigger swings and if investors start to buy into silver’s fundamental appeal, which could see another record year of demand, then the price could quickly spring back up to the $25 an ounce level seen just a few weeks ago.
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