Silver price falls 7% on vaccine news, but here's key difference between gold and silver

Silver price falls 7% on vaccine news, but here’s key difference between gold and silver

Editor’s Note: Get caught up in minutes with our speedy summary of today’s must-read news stories and expert opinions that moved the precious metals and financial markets. Sign up here! (Kitco News) Silver tumbled more than 7% on Monday as precious metals sold off in response to positive coronavirus vaccine news, which investors interpreted as good for the economy.

"The initial reaction was that stimulus may not be necessary," RJO Futures senior commodities broker Daniel Pavilonis told Kitco News. "With a vaccine, we have a way to change the dynamic of the way everybody is living post-COVID. Maybe everyone can go back to work, or maybe there is less economic risk. Maybe pent-up purchasing picks up."

Monday’s price action has seen an unwind of the pandemic-era trades, said TD Securities commodity strategist Daniel Ghali.

"Vaccine is seen as opening the door to other assets that haven’t performed as well during the pandemic. […]

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