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Silver is the new gold: Prices double in a year
Investors flock to the white metal as prices touch 30-year high today
By

Vicky Kapur

Published Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Silver has more than doubled in the last one year (GETTY IMAGES)

An international buying spree, or flight to safety by global investors, saw silver prices breach 30-year highs on Sunday at $33.30 an ounce.

Emerging economies of China and India are both heavy consumers of the metal, which is used in jewellery but also has its use as a raw material for industrial use.

Silver is now up 22.28 per cent in the past 30 days and according to traders, has more than doubled in the last one year, trading as it was at $16.24/oz on February 27, 2010.

Compared with this, gold prices have gone up by just a little over 6 per cent in the past 30 days and according to data sourced from goldprice.org, the yellow metal is up by just 27.75 per cent in the last one year.

This is now leading to precious metal analysts to argue that silver will see much more appreciation in the months to come, especially since the extent of global silver reserves are debatable.

“Robust international demand, financial and political instability across the world, and concerns over remaining reserves all harbour well for the price of silver,” said a Mumbai-based wholesale trader of silver. “Silver is the new gold,” he said.

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