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Is Silver a Good Investment Today?

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With silver prices flat for the year, is silver a good investment to make right now?

Silver has not performed nearly as well as its high-flying days of 2009-2011, when it quadrupled in price. But that doesn't mean the metal doesn't have value to your portfolio.

Let's delve into some relevant aspects of the silver market to determine whether now is a good time to invest in silver.

New Silver Price Forecast for the Rest of 2015

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Up 4.2% year to date, silver prices could end the year solidly higher.

There are a handful of catalysts that can push up the white metal.

Keep reading for why the silver price forecast sees higher prices ahead...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Why Silver Prices Are Down This Week

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A strong dollar explains why silver prices are down.

Buoyed by inflation expectations abroad, and short-side traders anticipating yen and euro devaluations, the dollar is up.

But that's at the expense of silver.

Here's what to expect from silver in these times of large scale global money printing.

The Silver Price This Week Is at a 2014 Low; Here's Where It's Headed

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The silver price this week has been particularly disappointing, trading at its 2014 low for the last six trading days.

But the bad news for silver is tempered by bullish indicators that could spark a rally in the near-term and carry it up to the end of the year.

Here's what moved the price of silver this week, and where it's headed...

Silver Futures Will Soon Pull Prices Out of Recent Slump

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Last week was punishing for silver prices once again, as the silver futures market sent out bearish signals and the white metal fell below its lowest levels on the year.

But if you've followed the silver futures markets this year you'd realize these current doldrums are only preceding a much more substantial rally.

Here's why silver is gearing up for a rally, and why now it is a good time to jump in...

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