Precious Metals Update

9 January, 2018

Silver will continue to underperform gold in 2018

At first glance, the recent poor performance of silver would appear surprising given that both gold and industrial metals prices rallied in 2017. However, we think that reduced safe-haven demand has undermined silver, as investors tend to favour gold when geopolitical risks are high. We expect this trend to continue into 2018, which is one reason behind our bearish view on the price of silver this year.

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