We are gold and silver bugs and as such we are aware of the myriad of factors that affect the price movements in the precious metals sector. Today we will take a quick look at just one of them; The US Dollar.
2013 was a disastrous year for gold as it ended the year at around the $1200/oz. Gold started 2014 in good form rising to $1380/oz in March before falling back to $1240/oz and then it rallied again to $1340/oz. Since then it has declined to trade today at $1295/oz. So we can see that gold is up approximately 8% so far this year which is good progress, however, it is still 32% down its high of $1900/oz which it achieved in 2011. Silver prices and the gold producers, as represented by the Gold Bugs Index the HUI, also performed in a similar way to gold.
So we are now faced with the question of