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How to Buy Silver Without the 35% Dealer Premium

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Silver coin sales are at near-record highs, but premiums are soaring. American Silver Eagles are selling at $22 on eBay - a 35% premium over the spot silver price.

Many investors have taken refuge from higher premiums in silver ETFs - but not all silver ETFs are created equal.

Here's how to buy silver - and skip the hefty dealer premium - with an ETF that offers many advantages over other silver ETFs...

The Price of Silver Hits New Lows – Get It While It's Cheap

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With the price of silver constantly testing new four-year lows, the time to buy is now.

The dollar's strength is not going to persist forever when the world's central banks realize their money printing efforts won't stoke inflation like they think it will.

But until then, enjoy the cheap silver.

Should I Buy Physical Silver?

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If you're looking to buy silver, the first question to answer is, should I buy physical silver or paper silver?

Both investments let you profit from silver's price moves. To decide which one is best for you, you need to answer some questions about your investment goals.

To help, here's a closer look at each way to play the white metal.

Why Silver Prices Are Falling and What's in Store for November

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Silver was making strides this month, which is why people are wondering why silver prices are falling this week.

Dollar strength and soaring equities kept a lid on silver prices.

But there is room for optimism. Here's what to expect in the next month.

Gold/Silver Ratio Points to Higher Silver Prices Ahead

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Last week I introduced the gold/silver ratio, which is a tool used to identify the relative values of these metals to each other. And I said I expect it to trend downward over time.

In fact, I expect this ratio to head much lower, which means big opportunities for silver.

Let's take a look at the reasons why the gold/silver ratio will drop - and what it means for silver prices in particular.

The Price of Silver This Week and a Look Ahead

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The price of silver this week has been difficult to pinpoint.

It's responded to a large sell-off in the last month, though it hasn't quite established a rally or continued its three-month decline.

While it's future remains uncertain, here's what we do know about the factors affecting silver...

Why Silver Prices This Week Are Flat

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Silver prices this week have fallen slightly, but there are encouraging signs for the white metal moving forward.

After almost three months of freefall, during which time silver prices fell 21.4% and touched off four-year lows, prices finally reversed direction and traded up last week. It had fallen 11 of the 12 weeks prior and had been down for five consecutive weeks.

So what's fueling this reversal? And why is it flat this week?

What the Gold/Silver Ratio Says About Precious Metals Prices Today

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The gold/silver ratio is more than a price comparison of two precious metals.

This calculation helps identify the relative values of these metals to each other. It tells you if gold and silver are cheap or expensive.

And it just might help you get a better deal…

Silver Prices in October Begin to Change Course

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Silver prices this month were falling to what can only be described as ridiculously low prices.

That's why silver exchange-traded funds bulked up their holdings, and prices are slowly beginning to reverse their slump.

But is this slump just going to last a few days? Here’s why it could sustain itself for a longer time horizon.

Why Silver Prices Are Down Today

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There are a number of factors that point toward why silver prices are down today (Friday), but the most plausible explanation comes from positive economic data released this morning.

But we’re still bullish on the white metal given the easily identifiable factors undergirding the price slide.

Why Silver Prices Are Down Right Now

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It's a combination of the dollar's tenuous strength and elevated downside speculation that explains why silver prices are down right now.

Here’s why the dollar’s unwarranted strength, and the high volume of silver short-side speculators, is coming to an end…

Turn the Tables on the Market Manipulators

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In theory, we have free markets, where manipulation is illegal and punishable.

We've found that's not often the case in the financial markets.

Unfortunately, this web of "disruptive practices" and "market rigging" is not likely to change any time soon.

Despite a government "crackdown" on illegalities that occasionally makes the headlines.

The problem may be especially manifest in the futures market.

But you don't have to be a victim...

Price of Silver This Week Restrained by These Two Crucial Headwinds

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The price of silver this week looks to be headed for trouble, with prices falling below $18 for the first time since 2010. But there is no need to panic.

There are two easily identifiable headwinds containing the price of silver.

And those two headwinds are ready to clear up and unencumber the languishing silver prices…

What the Silvers Futures Market Can Tell Us About Silver's Current Slump

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The silver futures market provides an explanation for why silver has been languishing in an unfortunate bear slump.

But the current price declines and speculator activity is unsustainable as prices fall to lows on the year.

Patience will be key for silver bulls, and the bears’ time may be up…

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...

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