We keep waiting on silver to take a leadership role.
Prices for silver and gold tend to be highly correlated, but silver tends to move in greater magnitudes. As such, when precious metals are rising, we expect silver to outperform. That’s what we’ve typically seen during gold’s best runs. These days, silver refuses to lead.
Towards the end of last year, precious metals prices surged, with gold jumping from near $1600 to above $1800 by January. Similarly, silver jumped 30% from its October lows over that time. Gold prices continued to rise with the new year. Silver did not.