Monthly Archives: August 2011

Precious Metals Buying Season in India

Gold Jewelry

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Being the largest consumer of gold and the fourth-largest consumer of silver, India highly influences the trade of precious metals. Winter is the season full of festivals, and festivals in India are closely related to buying precious metals. Hence, the winter triggers the transactions of precious metals in the Indian market and influences the price movements of gold and silver. Continue reading

Increasing Demand for Silver by the Solar Energy Industry

Solar panel

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The US debt crisis and European economic woes have sent the silver trading industry into turmoil as prices kept on declining through much of August. Traders and investors are grappled with fear since the current crisis could cause a decline in demand for industrial silver. Another interesting point that has come forward is the growing inflation rate in China, hindering a country’s growth that has until now ceased further recession dips along with Brazil and other developing countries. Continue reading

Are we heading towards ‘Great Recession 2.0’?

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The slowdown of economic growth in the US and China, along with the mountain of debt in the Eurozone, has the global economy tottering on the edge of a recession similar to the one in 2008. Similar circumstances have elicited panic, driving down global markets. However, the precious metals gold and silver showed gains, though the performance of silver was not as impressive as of gold. Compared to last year, the demand for gold increased by 3.23 %, while that of silver increased by 1.85. The less demand for silver is a possible indicator for the slackened demand for silver for industrial purposes. Continue reading

Simplest Strategy to Invest in Silver

Silver Bullion Bar

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The prices of silver kept on rising in mid-July and reached about $40.55 per ounce. However, spot silver prices fell on July 19 and touched $39.53 per ounce because of cut down by $1.022. Many analysts believe that another reason for fluctuating silver price is due to investors’ reactions who are concerned about the approaching August 2 deadline for the Eurozone debt, the US debt ceiling and the US Federal Reserve hinting at the third round of quantitative easing (QE3). As a consequence of the market scenarios, the prices of silver might be changing. However, the long-term prospects for valuable metals just like silver are profitable because of debt and loose monetary policies, which are there to stay. Continue reading