Silver is the top-performing major asset of 2020, displacing orange juice, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis, after a gain of nearly 34% since July 1.
What’s happening: The rally has been boosted by a fast-falling U.S. dollar, concern about the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, and increasing tension in the U.S.-China trade war, analysts say.
- The combination of unprecedented government and central bank stimulus measures around the globe and fears about further growth have investors betting big on precious metals.
- Copper and aluminum also have been well bid in recent weeks.
Of note: Trading volume in silver rose to its highest since September 2019 last week.