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Gold and Silver See Massive Price Rallies, Will Bitcoin Follow?

2 mins
21 July 2020, 16:43 GMT+0000
Updated by Ryan Smith
22 July 2020, 11:14 GMT+0000
In Brief
  • Gold and silver prices surge as EU leaders agree on a $2T fiscal stimulus package.
  • Bitcoin finally breaks resistance and goes above $9,300 for the first time in a fortnight.
  • The influx of COVID-19 stimulus payments may result in ATH's for haven assets.
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Gold and silver are currently leading the surge in precious metals prices as EU leaders agree on a massive $2T COVID-19 stimulus plan. Precious metals, often seen as a haven asset, suffered massive declines during Black Thursday as panic over the coronavirus pandemic caused traders to liquidate positions for cold, hard cash. Most of these assets have posted significant recoveries since mid-March and might be set for a bullish breakout on the back of continued monetary and fiscal stimuli by several governments. Bitcoin (BTC) has also seen a slight resurgence over the last 24-hour trading period, moving above $9,400 for the first time in almost two weeks. The top-ranked crypto by market capitalization has been range-bound within that period, fluctuating between the $9k and $9.2k price bands.

Gold and Silver Prices Looking Strong

Gold price approaching 9-year high
Gold vs USD | Source: TradingView
Silver is currently on a bullish advance with its price reaching a four-year high. Gold’s rally is also particularly strong and looks set to form a new all-time high (ATH). Indeed, gold prices are at their highest level in almost a decade.
Massive silver price breakout
Silver vs USD | Source: TradingView
The massive precious metals breakout comes amid an increasing influx of investments into haven assets. Even the U.S. stock market is leading global equities thanks to recent U.S. corporate earnings reporting better than expected. Tweeting on Tuesday, economist and market analyst Alex Krüger predicted that other assets will soon follow silver to greater heights compared with their pre-corona crash levels. According to Krüger, factors like negative real rates and infinite central bank quantitative easing (QE) will trigger massive asset-buying. European leaders on Tuesday agreed to a $2 trillion spending plan with $858 billion to rebuild the EU economy’s hardest-hit by the coronavirus. The budget for 2021 – 2027 is estimated to be around $1.3 trillion. The massive EU fiscal stimulus package comes amid fears of another wave of the virus which Krüger predicts will resonate among global policymakers. Talks are reportedly gathering pace in the U.S. around another COVID-19 stimulus payment. Earlier in July, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hinted that a new coronavirus aid package might cost upwards of $1.3 trillion.

Renewed Interest in Bitcoin Trading

Krüger’s assertion that other price charts will soon resemble silver’s might offer an indication of Bitcoin’s immediate price action. BTC is currently up more than 2% for the first time in almost a fortnight.
Bitcoin on the up
Source: TradingView
Tweeting on Tuesday, Bitcoin permabull Max Keiser declared that gold topping $2,000 and Silver above $100 will cause BTC to reach $25,000. Such a move would naturally result in a new all-time high for the alpha crypto. There appears to be renewed interest in Bitcoin trading activity too, with BTC open interest setting a new ATH. Indeed, data from crypto derivatives analytics provider Skew shows that Bitcoin’s open interest on BitMEX crossed the $1 billion mark for the first time since Black Thursday. Before Tuesday’s advance above $9,300, Bitcoin’s 10-day volatility fell to levels not seen since November 2018. Periods of low BTC volatility usually indicate significant accumulation as prices consolidate.


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