Silver’s sustained recovery since September’s nadir remains on track with the price now around $23 an ounce.
A weakening of the US dollar has given the chance for silver’s strong fundamental case to come to the fore and after a sustained period where every economic data point was leapt on as a fresh reason to push silver’s price down, the metal is now enjoying the reverse where data is being viewed through a much more optimistic lens.
The metal is in strong demand across silver’s different sectors, including investment, industry and coin and bar, and with this theme set to continue into 2023, there is no reason to suggest the price can’t continue rising for a while yet. Silver does after all remain well below its high for the year back in March and the demand case has only strengthened since then.
Recent data from the LBMA illustrate the impact this burgeoning demand is having with the amount of silver held in vaults in London now at the lowest since the organisation started reporting the data in 2016. Silver is being pulled out of these vaults to fulfil manufacturing demand with the metal a key component within the solar and electric vehicle industries.
The steady rise of silver’s price is also supportive for its long-term trend as it has enabled firm supports to be built up at different levels before climbing again. That suggests that even if the Federal Reserve does implement another significant interest rate hike next week, silver has sufficient support to keep its recovery on track.
Rupert is a Market Analyst for Kinesis Money, responsible for updating the community with insights and analysis on the gold and silver markets. He brings with him a breadth of experience in writing about energy and commodities having worked as an oil markets reporter and then precious metals reporter during the seven years he worked at Bloomberg News.
As well as market analysis, Rupert writes longer-form thought leadership pieces on topics ranging from carbon markets, the growth of renewable energy and the challenges of avoiding greenwash while investing sustainably.
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