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Silver Prices Today Fall to $15.18 as Global Stock Markets Crash

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Silver prices today (Friday) erased all of yesterday gains as stock markets around the world continue to tumble to new lows.

Despite the fall in silver prices, the metal is still a healthy long-term investment.

Here's what you need to know about how you can play today's movement...

Silver Prices Today Higher amid Safe-Haven Buying

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Silver prices today were trading up $0.12, or 0.78%, at $15.64. That puts silver prices at a one-month high and 8% above July’s six-year low.

Silver prices this week were climbing after a trio of unexpected moves from China’s central bank to devalue its closely regulated yuan.

And the price of silver today has jump started spending on the precious metal...

Don't Let Rate Hikes Stop You from Investing in Silver

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There seems to be a prevailing narrative that investing in silver is only attractive at a time when global central bankers are pursuing easy money policies like low interest rates and quantitative easing.

And with the U.S. Federal Reserve looking to raise rates some time before the end of the year, investing in silver right now doesn't look like the best idea.

The reality is a little more complicated than that.

Technical Case to Buy Silver Getting More Compelling

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We have recommended that you buy silver at these low levels for some time now.

Not necessarily because it's due for huge spike, but because if you buy silver in small allocations, it can act as insurance for your broader portfolio in case markets go south.

But technical indicators are slowly aligning to make a compelling case for investors to buy silver...

Why Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW) Stock Is a Buy

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Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) practically invented the streaming business model. Established in 2004 with a main focus on silver, Silver Wheaton is now the largest precious metals streaming company in the world.

SLW is a great way to play the precious metals space. It comes with less risk than investing in miners, while still offering much upside potential.

Here's a look at why now's a great time to add SLW stock to your portfolio...

How to Buy Silver Now Before Prices Rise

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Silver prices have been in the doghouse for some time. After peaking at $49 in April 2011, the precious metal has given back 66%. It's been flagging around the current $16 range for the past seven months.

But a couple key indicators show the price of silver is both cheap and could be set to rocket higher.

To make sure you get a piece of the profits, we put together these steps on how to buy silver today...

Let's Make Silver Shine Even Brighter Than Gold

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In the world of precious metals, silver is considered the "Poor Man's Gold."

Anyone who believes this nonsense will stay away from investing in silver for all the wrong reasons.

With the S&P 500 pushing resistance once again at 2,100, perhaps it's time to visit the land of the contrarian trader, for as the saying goes, as the stock market falls, the precious metals markets rise.

And I am interested in the "Poor Man's Gold" not only because it's priced far less than gold. I'm in it for the type of returns no man, poor or otherwise, can resist...

How Silver Futures Trading Works

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Understanding how silver futures trading works is integral to understanding what moves silver prices.

The quoted price of silver is typically not the spot price of silver -the price of immediate delivery. Rather, it's the price of the most actively traded futures contract for the later delivery of silver.

Here's how silver futures trading works...

Gold/Silver Ratio Just Another Sign Prices Are Too Low

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The gold/silver ratio is another indication that silver is grossly underpriced.

By 2014 average prices, the gold/silver ratio was 66-to-1. That number has only climbed in 2015. As of yesterday's closing spot gold price and spot silver price, the ratio was about 72-to-1. It's not just that the gold-silver ratio is five times its historical average that indicates that it's underpriced. It's also that its scarcity in relation to gold doesn't justify such a high ratio.

Here's what that says about the price of silver today...

The Current Price of Silver Is Climbing but Still Highly Volatile

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The current price of silver is very volatile, but it is currently on the upswing.

At $17.145 an ounce - the current price of silver as of 8:45 a.m. EDT - the white metal is up 9.3% on the year and 3.5% on the month. But it is volatile.

Here's what to make of the current price of silver...

Price of Gold and Silver Climbs as Safe Haven Trade Is Back On

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The price of gold - and silver - rallied Thursday as investors piled into "risk off" trades.

They're both up on the day and the week, where the Dow has been slipping for four sessions.

Find out why and what is next - just continue reading here.

Is Silver a Good Investment Right Now?

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If you're wondering, "Is silver a good investment?" - we don't blame you.

Silver prices have been very volatile over the last year. The spot price of silver in the last 12 months has been has high as $22 and as low at $15.30 an ounce.

But silver is always a good bet, and it might be an even better bet now...

Silver Prices in January 2015 See Biggest Gain in 7 Months – What's Next?

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Silver prices in January 2015 were up 9.8%.

This is the best month for the price of silver since June 2014. This is when prices surged ahead 11.4%.

Silver price volatility is still a big issue though. Here's how to play the white metal right now...

2015 Silver Price Chart: What to Make of Silver Volatility

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The 2015 silver price chart shows silver prices got dinged this week.

After an impressive start to the year where the spot price of silver marched above $18 and hit a four-month high, it fell back down another 7.5% this week. The price of silver per oz. closed yesterday (Thursday) at $16.915.

Don't panic. Now is the perfect time to reiterate the reasons to buy silver...

Silver Prices This Week Hit a Four-Month High

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Silver prices this week are up 3%.

That's just after a week where silver prices jumped 7.6% - the most productive week-long advance for silver than any one week in 2014.

Here's what is driving silver prices to four-month highs...

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