Silver Prices

What You Need to Know About Silver Prices and the Fed QE Taper

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Silver prices have rebounded about 28% since the lows of late June, and are currently trading at around $23 an ounce.

This move was key for silver prices - it means the metal broke out above its 50-day moving average.

Barclays' technical analysts pointed out that last week was silver's best week since 2011, with a gain of 14.3%.

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Where Silver Prices Are Trading Today – and What's Next

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Silver prices today continue to wander aimlessly around the $20-an-ounce level as the white metal is buffeted by many of the same factors restraining the gold price. This drifting comes after a dramatic drop of 35% in the first half 2013.

As with gold, much of the drop is due to fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin "tapering" purchases of bonds from its current $85 billion-a-month level. If this comes to pass, the financial markets currently believe this will reduce excess liquidity and therefore any possible inflationary fires.

Here's what investors watching today's silver price have to understand...

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Why Silver and Gold Prices Are Falling

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Metals started the week in the red, leading investors to ask why silver and gold prices are falling today. Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to answer that question.

He told host Stuart Varney about the big trading move that pushed metals down today. He also explained why he would keep buying gold.

Shah also recommended a stock that pays a 10% dividend yield and says the stock will be "safe" as long as the housing market remains stable.

Hear Shah's recommendation and his thoughts on why silver and gold prices are falling in the following video.

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