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    While silver demand among U.S. traders at the moment is muted, silver demand in India - the world's biggest buyer of the white metal - is insatiable.

    It will be one of the biggest factors supporting higher silver prices in 2014.

    And it all stems from a move the government made to limit gold buying...

    And it's created a rare opportunity for silver investors right now...
  • Silver Prices Today Riding Higher on these Four Trends Silver Spot Prices per Ounce Silver prices today touched the highest level since May. With all the market “crash talk” going on, here are four reasons to bet on silver now. Read more... To continue reading, please click here...
  • Is London Manipulating Gold and Silver Prices? Country England

    As we've explained before, manipulation of gold and silver prices is happening right here in the United States.

    Our Global Resources Specialist Peter Krauth interviewed silver market analyst Ted Butler last year, who explained how big financial institutions were using high-frequency trading to depress silver prices.

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  • Investing in Silver Now is a Steal Silver ingot

    Lately there has been quite a divergence in the behavior of those investing in silver compared to those holding gold.

    One group is running scared, while the other is calmly stocking up.

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  • Investing in Silver: Price Dip is a Good Time to Buy Silver Spot Prices per Ounce

    Good news for those investing in silver: The price slump is ending, making now a good time to buy.

    Silver prices have slid since the start of 2013, and the white metal's down nearly 9% so far this year. Silver, which had hit a record high of $49.79 an ounce in April 2011, was trading for $29.36 Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Why Buying Silver Coins is One of the Hottest Trends of 2013 Silver Spot Prices per Ounce

    So far in 2013, buying silver coins has been one of investors' favorite ways to profit from a climb in the white metal's price.

    The demand for physical silver from small investors in the form of coins is really remarkable. A record 7.5 million ounces of silver coins were sold in January.

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  • GFMS: Silver Prices to Climb 38% in 2013 The world's most respected precious metals consultancy, Thompson Reuters GFMS, came out last month with its 2013 forecast for silver prices.

    After being bearish on silver prices over the past few years, GFMS has come around and predicted a good year for silver investors in 2013, with gains as high as 38%.

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  • How to Buy Silver: The Best is Yet to Come in 2013 While gold, with its sky-high prices, gets most of the media attention, investors should be just as interested in how to buy silver.

    Silver turned in a solid performance in the second half of 2012, rising from a June 28 low of $26.13 an ounce to its recent reading above $33.00. And, to steal a line from poet Robert Browning (or, if you prefer, Frank Sinatra), "the best is yet to come."

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  • It's Not Just Investor Demand Pushing Silver Prices Higher You've heard that silver prices are expected to increase amid growing demand for the precious metal, as investors worried about central bank and government spending policies seek alternatives to stocks.

    Money Morning Global Resources Specialist Peter Krauth said in his 2013 silver price forecast that the white metal, which closed at nearly $33 an ounce Wednesday, could hit $54 an ounce next year.

    In fact, Krauth said he likes to think of silver as "gold on steroids."

    But investors have largely overlooked another key factor that will contribute to higher silver prices over the next couple of years.

    That's global industrial demand for silver, which will start to take off in 2013.

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  • Why to Keep Betting on Higher Silver Prices As November comes to an end, silver prices continue to hold their luster even in this down week.

    On Tuesday, spot silver increased to $34.26 an ounce, its greatest level since the middle of October, before it dropped to $33.76.

    Silver traders have hit the sidelines as economic news such as fiscal cliff discussions, the Greek bailout and an appreciating U.S. dollar have been a drag on the white metal.

    James Steel, HSBC metal analyst said to Reuters of the current prices, "We believe gold and silver prices will tend towards consolidation, as investors await further developments on the U.S. fiscal cliff negotiations."

    But don't worry silver bulls, there's still enough good news to keep you happy.

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  • Why to Expect Higher Silver Prices Before 2013 As the week comes to an end, Comex December silver prices are trading at $32.45, a slight decline from yesterday. For the week, prices are off about 1%.

    Recent economic data and concerning news from abroad have hit precious metals this week, leading to their declines.

    Gold has been stealing headlines as fear surrounding the fiscal cliff drives investors to seek safer assets. Should Congress and the president not reach an agreement by early next year, this will provide an opportunity for gold to shine.

    But the white metal, with its volatility and recent high prices, can hold its own and also has the potential to increase in the short-term due to a few reasons.

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  • Why Silver Prices in 2013 Will Continue to Perform If asked to name the top performing commodity of the past decade, not many would answer silver because of its notorious volatility.

    Yet, according to Lloyds TSB, silver prices have delivered the best gains since 2002.

    Lloyds data shows that the shiny metal soared 572% over the past decade, beating gold's rise of 428%, which was second best among commodities.

    Lloyds said silver beat gold because "[I]n addition to being perceived as a safe haven investment, high demand for industrial uses has also contributed to the strong rise in the price of silver."

    The key question for precious metals investors is whether silver will continue to be a good performer in 2013.

    Money Morning's Global Resource Specialist Peter Krauth thinks so. He forecasts that silver prices will hit "north of $60 per ounce" by spring.

    If his forecast is on target, it bodes well for both holders of silver bullion and coins as well as for holders of ETFs such as the iShares Silver Trust (NYSE Arca: SLV).

    Here are five key factors that show why Krauth's forecast for silver prices in 2013 could be right on the money.

    Silver Prices in 2013: New Industrial Uses

    One positive for silver has to be the aforementioned industrial uses.

    At last month's Denver Gold Forum, the CEO of silver producer Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) Phil Baker made an interesting observation.

    He said there was a parallel to what happened to silver usage at the turn of the 20th century to what is happening today. At that time, photography became a major driver of demand of the silver market.

    This time though Baker believes it will not be one industry solely driving demand, but a myriad of new users of silver looking to take advantage of the metal's unique properties (such as electrical conductivity) in the electronics and medical fields among others.

    Silver's expanding usage in a large number of industries may help to offset the general weakness in the global economy.

    Investment Demand for Silver

    Another factor favoring silver prices is the continued investment demand for the precious metal from the average person around the world, due in large part to central bank policies.

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  • This News Out of China Supports Higher Silver Prices in 2013 A new report this week by the Beijing Antaike Information Development Co, an information center on the Chinese metals and industries markets, provided some good news for silver prices.

    According to the company, analysts forecast China's silver demand to increase as much as 10% in 2013 from investors looking to preserve their wealth.

    In an Oct. 22 Bloomberg News interview, Shi Heqing, an analyst at Beijing Antaike, said silver's demand could increase to 7,700 metric tons next year after incurring a 6% to 8% rise in 2012.

    Where's the demand for silver coming from? Around 33% is from jewelry and coins, with the remainder in industrial use for photography, solar and electrical appliances, said Antaike analysts.

    This is a record level for Chinese silver demand - and good news for silver investors since China is the world's second-biggest user of the metal.

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