Monthly Archives: May 2012

China Emerging as Ruler of Silver and Gold Investment Market

The Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society. Credit: Ahleong / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Though the experts say that the current prices on precious metals are comparatively high than they used to be some years ago, current prices are sending shivers down everybody’s spine who want to buy silver or gold. But not the Chinese.

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China Looks to Become a Major Player in Silver Trading

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China and silver have enjoyed a strong bond right from the times when it still issued a silver related currency in the early twentieth century. The entry of China in the global silver market is likely to end COMEX manipulation as well as reduce the volatility of the precious metal to a certain extent.

Analyzing the latest trends in silver prices, silver needs to discard the volatility tag that gives it such a bad image. Also known as ‘devil’s metal’ by some traders, China’s entrance may further reinstate the belief of traders in silver as an undependable asset. But sooner or later, silver is bound to find stability.

Chinese retail investors are attracted to silver investment for its lower price than gold and because the Asian country is one of the largest silver miners as well as the biggest consumers of industrial silver. At present, silver bullion and jewellery has drawn the interest of many investors who have been doubling their investment with passing days. China is also a major importer of silver for industrial and fabrication purpose, mainly in electronic and solar products.

Silver Market in Peru Hampered

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The downfall in the silver market is what Peru, the second-largest silver producing country in the world, is going through. Eclipse to the profits of mining companies in Peru is the indicators of decreasing financial benefits of companies.
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