Silver Could Outperform Gold, End 2015 Over $17/Oz

Kitco News interviewed Andre Leyland of Thomson Reuters GFMS about the latest silver demand trends. While demand in 2014 was down very slightly from 2013, Leyland emphasized that 2013 was a record year for silver demand around the world. Looking forward, he expects demand to grow, and with it the price. In fact, Thomson Reuters GFMS is projecting the next couple of years to have significantly higher average silver prices than we’re seeing now.

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Highlights from the interview:

“The demand side held up pretty well. There was a 4% decline in demand, but it’s a lot better than you’ve seen in other commodities. Certainly a lot better than you’ve seen in the gold sector. Almost all of that was due to a decline in coin and bar demand from record levels in 2013…

“Jewelry demand increased by about 1.5% last year, and it would have actually been a lot higher than that, but we saw a big decline in Chinese demand for jewelry. Again, from record 2013 levels. Chinese demand was impacted by a lot of anti-gifting, anti-corruption policies by the Chinese government. Also, by a draw-down in stock levels that had been built up from the previous year…

“Since the beginning of this year, silver has been performing a little bit better. I think that’s partly because it overshot to the downside in 2014. Going forward, we would expect silver to perhaps outperform gold this year. That’s also what we’re seeing a lot of investors positioning themselves to do. If you look, for example, at silver ETF holdings, they’ve maintained their very high historical levels. They haven’t come down, whereas gold ETF holdings have. I think that’s because a lot of investors who want to position themselves for a potential precious metals rally know that silver will historically outperform…

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