Silver's performance may continue if global economy avoids recession

Beware of its volatile nature and don't invest more than 5% of your investment portfolio in it

Sanjay Kumar SinghKarthik Jerome
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Silver, which is trading at Rs 68,453 per kilogram, has appreciated 21.7 per cent over the past three months. Investors, however, should not get carried away by its recent performance and rush to put their money in it. Instead, they should evaluate its pros and cons and then take a well-considered decision regarding whether it suits their risk appetite.

Factors pushing up price

China, the biggest consumer of silver, is opening up. “Its reopening is fuelling the rally in silver prices,” says Chintan Haria, head-investment strategy, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company (AMC).

Unlike debt instruments, precious metals don’t offer any yield. Global central banks were hiking interest rates aggressively in the past. In that environment, money flowed from precious metals to debt instruments (as their yields were moving higher). “Over the past three months, inflation has be

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First Published: Jan 20 2023 | 8:55 PM IST

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