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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...

Here's Why Silver Prices Today Are Near Five-Month Highs

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Silver prices today are soaring.

Investors are wondering: why are silver prices up today? And why now?

There are a couple of factors buoying the price of silver this week that explain why silver is up 7.3% this week. Here's why...

2015 Silver Price Forecast

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Silver prices typically follow in gold's footsteps. But silver has fared even worse than gold recently.

While gold is down 37% since peaking at $1,900 in 2011, silver has shed 67% since topping at $49 that same year. This makes our 2015 silver price forecast even more critical.

Let's look at all the factors that will drive silver prices in the new year...

Why the Price of Silver Is Up This Week

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Three factors can explain why the price of silver is up this week.

The spot price of silver is up 5% this week. It was trading at $17.095 an ounce at yesterday's close (Thursday).

This is one of the biggest weekly gains for silver on the year. Here are the three factors helping silver...

Silver Coin Sales Break Record for Second Straight Year

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For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Mint has logged record silver coin sales for the American Silver Eagles.

Sales of the popular .999 one-ounce silver coins totaled 495,000 on Monday, taking the 2014 sales tally to a record 42,854,000. That whopping figure handily beat the 2013 record of 42,675,000 silver coins.

Here's what's behind the robust silver coin sales, plus a look ahead at 2015...

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