(Kitco News) – There’s a case for silver if both the economic system performs effectively or poorly in 2020, stated Peter Hug, world buying and selling director of Kitco Metals.
“I nonetheless consider silver, relative to gold, goes to outperform subsequent yr and I’m bullish silver,” Hug advised Kitco Information.
Ought to the economic system carry out effectively, industrial demand for silver would rise, Hug stated.
“If you happen to take the context that the whole lot goes to be rosy, and the fairness market goes to proceed on its path, the economic system goes to develop at 3%, China is now mainly troughed and the Europeans have troughed, simply from an industrial perspective silver demand is clearly going to extend,” he stated.
However even when development slows down, there would nonetheless be demand for secure haven belongings, Hug added.
Hug famous that Asian markets have began to tilt towards a desire for silver.
“I’ve been liable for the Hong Kong workplace for about six years. Virtually primarily in Hong Kong, our ratio of gold gross sales to silver have been about 95 to 5 %. Over the previous yr, we’ve had excessive demand in silver, particularly 100 ounce silver bars, and now the ratio is nearly 50 – 50,” he stated.
Silver rose 17% in 2019, underperforming spot gold which climbed 18% in the identical interval.
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