After soaring, the ounce of silver fell 5% on Tuesday to 27.50 dollars. Some amateur investors wonder if they have not been manipulated by hedge funds. Goldman Sachs analysts point out that the links between populism and money date back to the 19th century.
After the euphoria, the hangover. The prices of silver which had jumped under the effect of massive purchases of private investors followers of the WallStreetBets forum, lost height on Tuesday. The ounce fell 5.4% to 27.50 dollars. This movement comes just after the American metals market, the Comex, raised its requirements in terms of regulatory margins. When volatility rises, investors must indeed increase the capital cushion intended to absorb potential losses.