The early indications from last week’s daily trade data revealed the OTC precious metals (pm) markets were due to a boost in activity as traders return from their summer breaks at the same time as prices appeared to be on the rise. This week, while the aggregated weekly figures posted a decline due to the shortened trading week, #gold and #silver still managed to post a ▲+12% growth in the spot market and for silver more than double the activity in the options market. #preciousmetals