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Mark O' Donnell
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Research Analyst
January 21, 2021
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Metals Mania, but has Silver lost its hype?

Metals Mania, but has Silver lost its hype?

In 2020, Silver had a legendary rise from its low during the peak of the Coronavirus lockdowns in March – up over 140%. Analysts (including me) attempted to justify its price and separate its strong correlation with Gold by arguing that Biden's climate change policies will boost Solar Panels' use, which extensively uses Silver. This may be a catalyst in the longer term.

However, in the short to medium term, Silver is unlikely to be affected by this catalyst. With a new US President in the seat, alongside a decrease in Gold's price, what are we going to see in the price of Silver?

Technical see Silver playing between $22 - $27

Silver bouncing

From September till the present, Silver has been fluctuating between $22.40 and $27.30 reliably. We can see clean candles to the downside from the $27 mark, predicting strong moves to the downside if it rejects that strong psychological level.

The Gold /Silver Ratio reached an all-time earlier this year when Silver's price collapsed to $11.94 when investors flew to equities out of fear of market fluctuations. The  Gold/Silver Ratio is a ratio of how much silver ounces must buy a silver ounce of Gold.

Gold to Silver Ratio

With Gold quoted to rise in the medium due to inflation concerns, some analysts predict a Bull Run in 2021 for Silver. Philip Newman, a consultant at Metal Focus, stated that "We are going to see new record highs for Gold and Palladium [in 2021], but silver will see the chunkies gains,"

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