Ian Williams, CEO of Charteris Treasury Asset Management, gives us some interesting insight and comments on the trends in the gold and silver markets. Ian explains the seasonal pattern of demand for gold, which peaks in the last quarter of each year. Ian also elaborates on the upsides of investing in gold and silver, highlighting their inflation-proof nature and market volatility. Gold and silver are inversely correlated to the equity and bond markets and represent a key asset for investors looking to diversify their portfolio. Silver is much more volatile than gold but also has more upside and potential, giving investors more monetary returns than gold if they want to maximise their exposure in metals and buy into the right company.
Ian mentions three big UK companies: Fresnillo (LON:FRES), Polimetall (LON: PMTL) , Randgold (LON:RRS), then two Canadian silver companies: Silver Bear Resources (TSX:SBR), operating in Siberia, and MAG Silver Corp (TSX:MAG), operating in Mexico, are two names to keep an eye on.