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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.

What Is the Gold-to-Silver Ratio?

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Precious metals investors are always fixated on the gold-to-silver ratio.

That's because the gold-to-silver ratio helps determine when to buy and sell the shiny metals. The ratio should be on the radar of every precious metal investor, from the novice to the sophisticated.

So, what is the gold-to-silver ratio? Here's your full explanation...

How Have Commodity Prices Performed in 2015?

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The biggest news we hear when we talk about commodity prices is oil prices. That's because they've crashed nearly 50% in the last year.

But oil is nowhere near the biggest loser among the most common commodities.

Here's how the five most traded commodities have performed in 2015...

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...

Your Gold and Silver Forecast for the Second Half of 2015

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Investors considering gold or silver as an investment or hedge need a good handle on the factors driving their prices.

That's where supply, demand, trend, and sentiment data come in.

With global economic and market factors painting no clear picture about the near-term prospects for a lot of investments, many of you might be considering whether it makes sense to add gold or silver to your portfolios.

To help you decide, here's my take on the direction of gold and silver prices in the second half of 2015...

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...

Why Gold and Silver Prices Today Are Soaring

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Gold and silver prices today surged following a soft U.S. retail report and tepid economic data out of China.

June gold futures hit a two-week high, eclipsing the key $1,200 level, in early trading. Silver prices today surpassed $17 an ounce to reach a six-week high.

Here's everything investors need to know about the precious metals now...

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...

New Wearable Technology: Shirts That Track Your Health

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Wearable technology is getting a turbo boost from silver.

You see, sports and technology companies have already developed wristbands, shoe inserts, and smartphone apps that can track your heart rate, distance covered, and several other data points.

But now a Canadian company is collaborating with a global fashion powerhouse to take this market to a whole new level - with silver...