Dealing Desk: Silver continues to outperform goldSep 10, 2015·Kelly-Ann Kearsey
Although customer activity has been positive across all metals, silver has continued to be the favourite metal among GoldMoney's customers this week.
Dealing Manager at the online precious metals trader, Kelly-Ann Kearsey said: "In terms of orders, silver remains on top in volume and value while gold continues to be the second favourite. Overall, more customers are buying than selling and Singapore continues to be the favoured vault."
"We continue to see volatility in the gold market. This week, the number of job openings in the US was at a 14 year high, which prompted a surge in the value of the dollar, increasing its strength against metals and lowering the value of gold. This week gold slumped to $1,105 per ounce, close to psychological level of $1,100.
"Speculation over US interest rates has also led to uncertainty. The Federal Reserve Board meet next week and analysts have been predicting all year that rates could rise this month. We may see more volatility in the run-up to the meeting.
"There has also been ongoing uncertainty about the Chinese economy, but this could be good news for gold as slower Chinese growth could prompt a currency devaluation, leading to gold recovering some of its appeal as a safe haven. China, however, being the world's largest consumer of the yellow metal may result in a reduction in demand.
"While silver remains the preferred metal this week, it is important to mention that many customers are still favouring gold. All in all though, it has remained silver's week with more people buying the industrial metal than its higher value cousin."
Week on week price performances
10/09/15 16:00. Gold down 1.4% to $1,108.91, Silver down 0.1% to $14.66, Platinum down 2.5% to $982.25 and Palladium up 0.9% at $587.50. Gold/Silver ratio: 75.64
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