Gold and Silver prices could rise 20% in FY 2023-24

By Dr. Renisha Chainani, Head- Research, Augmont – Gold for all

Gold and Silver prices are continuously rising for the last one month and prices have successfully sustained above major psychological resistance of $2000 (~Rs 60000/10 gm) and $25 (Rs 74000/ kg) respectively. The environment is still bullish and is expected to take prices 20% higher from current levels towards $2400 (~Rs 70000) for Gold and $30 (~Rs 90000) for Silver in FY 2023-24.

Let’s discuss, the top 10 fundamental reasons for bullishness in prices in FY 2023-24:

1. As the US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates after 14 years by 500 basis points in the last 12 months, the risk of economic crisis, contraction and recession has risen.

2. US Manufacturing PMI and Services PMI are dropping very fast – below 50 levels. New Manufacturing Orders are reaching dangerously low levels – below 45 level. The recent wave of layoffs is only the beginning.

3. US is adding more and more debt to its balance sheet every year. Current Debt-to-GDP ratio is above 130%.

4. Central banks around the world are moving towards De-dollarization, adding other currencies and gold to their reserves. US Dollar is losing favour as a reserve currency and trading currency.

5. Since 1965, the Leading Economic Index has successfully predicted each of eight recessions, and the current move again points out a recession in the US in 2023.

6. US Dollar Index is continuously weakening due to these weak economic data and recession concerns in the US.

7. US Treasury Bond Yields have fallen 100 bps in the last one month, suggesting that US FED might even cut the interest rates by the 2023-year end.

8. There is strong Central bank demand for gold, as they bought a record high amount of 1136 tonnes of gold in 2022, and they are expected to buy a huge amount in 2023 as well.

9. ETF demand for Gold which was muted in 2022, has been picking up pace, and we are witnessing strong inflows in Gold ETF in 2023.

10. Silver has underperformed Gold in the last 2 years, but now silver demand should benefit from vehicle electrification, the adoption of 5G technologies and the solar energy sector and we are likely to see a supply deficit in 2023.

Over and above strong fundamentals, technical chart indicators are also very powerful, which suggests the rally is not going to die up soon. There could be some corrections and profit-booking in prices, but the overall long-term trend is going to be positive. The maximum downside in Gold prices could be $1800 (Rs 55000) if the macroeconomic situation doesn’t deteriorate too much.

For a recession-proof portfolio, one should allocate at least 20% portfolio to Gold and Silver. And the best way to stay invested in Gold and Silver in a new financial year is to invest 50% in lumpsum at current prices and divide the rest 50% through the Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) every month. Augmont- Gold for All offers both of these investment alternatives through its products like Digi Gold/Digi Silver and Gold SIP/ Silver SIP.


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