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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.

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...

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 This Year Fell 20% – Here's Why

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Silver prices this year fell 20%, making 2014 the second straight year of declines for the white metal.

After closing 2013 at $19.565 an ounce, the spot silver price bounced between $18.50 and $22 for most of the year. Then it crashed through key support levels in September. Silver prices then began a descent to four-year lows.

Here's exactly why silver prices finished 2014 at $15.685, and a look at where they're headed in 2015...

Silver Stocks in 2014 That Outperformed Prices

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Not all silver stocks have slipped this year along with the price of the white metal.

In 2011 silver was up as much as $49 per ounce. Now it's down all the way to about $16 - possibly headed for $12 before 2015.

Silver stocks have struggled, but not as much. And some are up for the year.

Take a look...

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...

Investing in Silver with This One Stock Can Yield 70% Gains – or More

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Silver is so vital in consumer electronics, solar power, and even healthcare now that it has become one of those "Miracle Materials" that are changing our lives.

And Keith Neumeyer, one of the top CEOs in the silver industry, tells me that he sees good times ahead for the white metal.

Today, I'm sharing Neumeyer's observations about silver and technology, as well as how to score gains of 70% or more by investing in silver with an intriguing play...

Silver Stock Earnings to Watch: ABX, AEM, HL, CDE

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This week is one of the busiest for second-quarter earnings.

Among companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, 148 post results this week, according to FactSet. A couple of key silver stock earnings are among reports to watch today (Wednesday) and tomorrow, and another is on tap to release results next week.

Take a look...

7 Gold and Silver Stocks That George Soros Bought in Q1


George Soros, one of the world's best-known and savviest investor, has been bulking up his holdings of gold and silver stocks.

According to his latest 13F Securities and Exchange Commission filing from May 2014, instead of buying physical gold and silver, Soros has been building positions in precious metal mining companies.

Following are a look at seven gold and silver stocks that Soros has been buying.

Silver Prices May Be Cooling Down, but They're Ready for Second-Half Gains

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Silver prices have been sideways this week, cooling off from a mid-June rally sparked by inflation-minded investors wary of the U.S. Federal Reserve's dovish talk.

But the second half of the year looks good - here's why ...

Is Investing in Silver a Good Idea After June's 12.5% Surge?

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The prospect of investing in silver in 2014 started off looking dismal. Silver was down by almost 50% since the beginning of 2013. However, the commodity appears to be making a comeback, rising 12.5% in June alone.

With silver prices on the rise, is now a good time to be investing in silver? Read the story to find out...

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Silver Prices Today Jump on "Perfect Storm" of Buying


Silver prices today (Friday) are still on the rise after ripping through the $20 an ounce level Thursday.

July Comex silver was trading up $0.20, or 0.95%, at $21.10 in morning trading Friday. The silver price hasn't seen today's $21 level since March 17.

Here’s what’s behind the move.

Silver Price Today Cushioned by Solid Demand

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The silver price today moved solidly higher in morning trading following some positive economic data out of China.

July Comex silver traded up $0.392, or 1.26%, at $19.73, after the preliminary HSBC China manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) for May came in at 49.7. That was up from 48.1 in April, and was the best reading in five months.

Here’s what’s next for the price of silver…

With the Silver Price Low, Demand for Physical Silver Sets a Record

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It's like Money Morning Global Resources Specialist Peter Krauth has been saying: A low silver price doesn't scare away investors; it draws them in.

As silver prices slumped 36% in 2013, retail investors took advantage of the dips and sent physical silver demand up 13% to an all-time high, according to World Silver Survey 2014.

Here's what else is moving demand for physical silver today...

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