XAGUSD: Silver Prices

In this section, you will find our latest Silver price news and analysis, you will also be able to read about its history, and find a live chart for technical analysis.

Just like gold, silver is a precious metal that is widely seen by investors as having intrinsic value. This means that the demand for it typically rises in the midst of concerns like slow economic growth, unemployment, political uncertainty, war, and the like. It is widely assumed that amid these problems this tangible asset will still hold value. With that said, XAGUSD tends to trade higher when investors have a cause for concern. For instance, the precious metal’s rally in 2010 was fueled by concerns surrounding the eurozone debt crisis and the potential contagion it posed.

What is XAGUSD?

XAGUSD is the financial symbol for the spot price of silver and in terms of US dollars. Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, there was very little demand for the precious metal. In fact, the spot price of silver averaged around $4.99 an ounce from September 1998 to May 2003. It then rose to $14.44 in 2006 to 2007. In 2008, it reached a low of $8.50 and rose to $49.53 in two years!

Secondly, because it is priced in US dollars, silver also shares an inverse relationship with the currency. This means that a stronger dollar could weigh it down while a weaker dollar could help it gain traction on the charts. Aside from the fact that it is pegged against the US dollar, another reason for this relationship is because the US dollar can also be viewed as a cheaper safe-haven alternative to precious metals. The currency has gained this reputation thanks to its Treasury bills and the fact that the US has never missed paying its debt on time.

It is also said that silver tends to react to manufacturing data. This is because unlike gold, silver actually has some industrial uses. The precious metal is used in automotive, electronics, and event photography.

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Silver Price News

Silver Price Forecast: US Inflation Data in Focus

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Silver Price: Here’s What to Expect After US Jobs Data

Silver price is on a rebound after the better-than-expected US jobs data triggered a plunge to $27.04.  According to the ADP nonfarm employment report, 978,000 additional individuals were employed in May compared to the forecasted 650,000. In April, that number was lower at 654,000. At the same time, the initial […]

Silver price outlook after soft Chinese manufacturing data

Silver price is trading higher as a reaction to Chinese manufacturing data. In addition to being a precious metal, silver also has various industrial applications. Notably, China is a key consumer of the metal for the manufacturing of various products including silverware, jewellery, and solar panels.  According to the country’s […]

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Silver Price Outlook as US Dollar, Yields Strengthen

Silver price is under pressure from the rising Treasury yields and US dollar. On Thursday, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yields are at 1.58 after hitting an intraday low of 1.55 in the previous session. The 5 and 30-year yields have risen by 0.59% and 0.18%. Notably, US bond yields usually […]

Silver Price Outlook: US Infrastructure Talks in Focus

Silver price has been range-bound for close to a week as US lawmakers from the two major political divides remain at odds over the approval of Biden’s infrastructure proposal. As an industrial metal, silver is set to have its demand rise in the implementation of US infrastructure projects such as […]