Why the Price of Silver Rose Just 7% in 2017
Dan Caplinger (TMFGalagan) Jan 2, 2018 at 3:34PM
During 2017, the price of silver continued its rebound from its mid-2010s slump, finishing the year up about $1 an ounce to, at almost $17. Yet as nice as it is for investors to see further gains for the gray metal, the rise was less than what gold enjoyed during 2017, and it lagged far behind the more-than-50% gain that rare industrial metal palladium picked up from where it began the year. Let's look more closely at how silver did in 2017 and why investors still aren't certain whether stronger gains could lie ahead.