In late December, silver dipped to a 12-month low near $26 an ounce, and traders who responded to the barrage of "buy" recommendations were quickly rewarded as the metal soared to a high of $37.18 just two months later.
Today, silver has pulled back below $29 an ounce, giving investors another chance to establish a position before the metal makes its next move higher.
After all, the fundamental case for silver prices remains as strong as ever.
The U.S. dollar continues to weaken, inflation remains a concern, silver demand from industry and emerging markets remains strong even as supply shrinks - plus we're facing growing uncertainty over the outcome of the 2012 elections.
It's a perfect recipe for higher silver prices - most likely even higher than last year's peak at $50 per ounce.
But what's the best way to play the next upmove by the "poor man's precious metal"?
For the purist seeking to hold metals as a long-term store of value and a hedge against inflation and global turmoil, the first choice is always the physical silver itself.