Silver Price OutlookSilver prices lost ground at the beginning of February following a rise in January, as supply came in above demand. The recent price drop came despite higher investor demand for the precious metal amid a big sell-off in U.S. stock markets. On 9 February, silver closed the trading day at USD 16.3 per troy ounce, which was 4.2% lower than on the same day in January. The price was down 4.5% on a year-to-date basis and was 8.2% lower than on the same day in 2017. A growing supply of the precious metal has led to a supply surplus and downward price pressures. These have more than offset upward price pressures stemming from the recent plunge in the U.S. stock market, which recorded the worst trading day in over six years on 5 February, ramping up investor appetite to hold the safe-haven metal. Price gains have also been limited due to expectations of a hike in global interest rates. Leading the course on tightening monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates two to three times this year, and the Bank of England also recently signaled sooner and more aggressive rate hikes to come.
Silver Price History Data (USD per troy ounce, aop)
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