Silver’s recent run of gains has temporarily stalled with the price slipping back below $22 an ounce. Investors are currently assessing the true value of assets after a brutal sell-off has left some sectors undervalued, including silver.
The weaker US dollar has helped silver gain over recent days with Wednesday bringing a slight step back with equities, instead of the focus on today’s reappraisal. Given the global importance of the US economy, the release of the latest minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee later today will be closely scrutinised to better understand the likely trajectory and severity of the central bank’s interest rate moves in the coming months.
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The shift in policy by the Fed was the major catalyst for silver’s slump from mid-April to mid-May so silver investors will be fearful of a negative reaction should the FOMC minutes be deemed overly hawkish.
On the other hand, if the minutes don’t bring fresh pain for non-yield bearing assets such as silver, the broader outlook for the metal remains constructive and despite today’s slight shift down, a recovery back to $25 an ounce for silver in the coming months remains possible.
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