• The Investor's Guide to Silver ETFs

    By Robert Baillieul - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: USV, SIVR, SLV, DBS, PSLV

    There are several good reasons to consider adding silver to your portfolio including:

    • Silver's low correlation to other asset reduces risk in a long-term portfolio. 
    • Silver acts as a store of wealth during times of high inflation and serves as a hedge against declines in the U.S. dollar.
    • Unlike gold, silver has many more industrial uses. 

    Fortunately for investors the advent of silver exchange traded funds, or ETFs more »

  • This Chart Shows "Physical" and “Paper” Silver Are the Same

    By Jordan Wathen - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: SLV, SLW, PSLV

    Silver investors often make noise of the disconnect in pricing between “paper” and “physical” silver. Many believe that the disparity is a sign of market manipulation. Why should physical silver – coins, bullion bars, or scrap silver – trade at a premium to silver on a futures exchange?

    In all reality, some small spread between paper and physical silver is tolerable, if not expected. Physical silver is costlier to store, more expensive more »

  • Think Silver Is Headed Higher? That Means Good Things for Silver Wheaton

    By Joseph Harry - November 18, 2012 | Tickers: SLV, PAAS, SLW, PSLV

    Many investors, myself included, believe silver is headed upwards. Rising prices may occur as a result of the fiscal cliff, and they might go even higher on European worries. Silver, as a less expensive alternative to gold, will rise as investors seek to hedge against inflation from out of control Federal Reserve printing presses. Either way, if an investor is bullish on silver they should consider Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLWmore »)