There are numerous ways to buy silver. You can buy silver coins and bars, invest in an ETF backed by physical metal or mutual funds that include mining stocks.
Silver can be called the “poor man’s gold,” but investing in silver isn’t just a cheap gold proxy. Silver is about 1.5 times more volatile than gold because of its lower price and the fact that it can straddle two sectors both investment and industrial metal.
If you’re thinking of investing in silver, here are some things to keep in mind:
Coins and bars are the traditional way to buy silver
ETFs and stocks give investors a different way to own silver
Coins and Bars Are the Traditional Way to Buy Silver
Silver has multiple uses
As a Silver baseline line, we refer to our NY Stock Exchange Silver price commonly called spot or melt. We use that price to set our bids and offer prices on physical metals. With the limited physical silver supply, silver has premiums at all time high. When researching prices, we recommended checking multiple dealers to get a sense of prevailing prices.
You will be extremely happy with our competitive offers to buy or sell silver, gold, platinum and all currencies. Bullion coins have a higher premium over bars because of the labor that goes into making blanks, stamping them, inspecting and sealing them. The most popular bullion coins with the most consistent premiums are the 1-ounce Silver American Eagle and the 1-ounce Canadian Maple Leaf.
Silver, like gold, can be viewed as a safe-haven investment during an end of a long bull run because it is a hard asset and a store of value. It can also be viewed as an alternative currency to fiat currencies such as the U.S. dollar or euro. Unlike gold, which is largely used for investments and jewelry, silver straddles both the investment world and the industrial sector. In terms of industrial demand, it is used in solar panels, electrical switches, medical equipment and more. About 70% of silver production is a byproduct of base metal mining.
Industrial use and supply affect silver’s value. It’s one of the reasons why silver production depends on the health of the economy and the industrial sector. Because silver is a by product, base metal miners are unlikely to ramp up production if silver demand suddenly spikes. Why are we seeing silver is haven such dramatic moves because the supply doesn’t always respond to the price.
The Largest half of silver’s demand is industrial.
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