When to Buy Silver? Prices Failing To Come Back

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It is unquestionable that silver and gold prices share a strong relationship.

Like gold, silver is dependent on psychology and the factors that drive psychology, such as inflation and the dollar. However, despite being considered a precious metal, silver also plays a role as an industrial metal.

Silver vs Gold

Silver (gray) vs Gold (gold) since year 2000. Created using stockcharts.com

Like the rest of commodities, silver peaked in 2011, as the dollar pushed commodity prices down. Since then, silver prices have weakened. Despite the upward move that silver made last month, it seems that silver is struggling to overcome previous levels.

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Silver spot price 2014

Silver spot price since 2011. Created using stockcharts.com

Unless we see real strength in prices, the current picture suggests that silver prices might not be able to come back. Although gold seems stronger than silver, the recent turn-down of silver might question gold’s ability to turn up.

What This Means For Metal Buyers

Recent weakness in silver prices is suggesting that silver is likely to keep struggling through the balance of 2014. Taking long positions while prices are weakening might result in a costly strategy.

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Comment (1)

  1. Thomas says:

    Many were hoping to see prices rebound and approach the $30 per oz target in 2014 but so far the price movement has been sluggish.

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