By Angela Sanders Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 04:07 AM EST
For those individuals that closely follow the precious metals market, and more in particular, the gold and silver markets, you’re likely aware that 2013 was one of the worst performing years in recent memory. In fact, the losses sustained in the gold and silver market of 28% and 36%, respectively, were the worst in 32 years. The mainstream media had all but written off gold and silver by the end of 2013, with further projected losses by the end of 2014, but much to the surprise of many, gold and silver has rebounded thus far in 2014, and shows no signs of slowing down. While the mini rally is still in its infancy stage, we believe that there are three reasons why gold and silver will continue to be a strong performer in 2014 and beyond.