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February Gold News 2021

UK unemployment rose to a rate of 5.1% at the end of 2020, the highest it has been since 2016. Despite some signs of improvement, employment remains a key risk to the UK’s economic recovery, and analysts are warning things will get worse in the coming months as wage subsidy schemes come to an end.

24 Feb 2021, 2:31 p.m.
Michael Pinson

Sterling is continuing to rise against both the Dollar and Euro this week, and reached a 34-month high against the Dollar, putting additional pressure on metal prices here in the UK.

The Pound was trading as high as $1.39498 so far this week, a price last seen in April 2018, and marks the continuation of an impressive rally for Sterling in the past year.

17 Feb 2021, 3:05 p.m.
Michael Pinson

The price of platinum has today hit a peak of £925.02 per ounce; the highest the precious metal has been since September 2013.

Platinum has gained £128.51 per ounce so far this month (16.40%) but around £110 of those gains have come in the past week, with several factors driving the latest platinum price surge.

11 Feb 2021, 12:56 p.m.
Liam Sheasby

Silver demand soared last week as a stock market battle spilled over to the precious metal, driving prices up in a short-lived spike, and stripping dealers of physical stock.

Confusion over the co-ordinated “silver squeeze” has seen prices fall back from last week’s peaks, but are still up for the month, and demand remains high.

10 Feb 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Michael Pinson