Silver is much more volatile than gold. Typically when we see a weak day for the gold price, silver has a terrible day. Likewise, if we see a strong day for gold, typically silver delivers exceptional performance. Because it's so volatile, we term it the devil's metal.
Gold and silver rose for the first time in three days on concern Greek debt demands are fueling political turmoil in Europe and Chinese buyers are adding to gold purchases before the Lunar New Year holiday.