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Silver the Miracle Metal

In many circles silver is known as the miracle metal because it is quite toxic to bacteria and viruses, but not to humans. Silver’s elasticity is second only to gold and it has the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. Silver is also the most electrically conductive of all the periodic elements. It is also highly reflective which makes it a key component in solar reflectors. When you add in all the medicinal uses and the fact that it is also a precious metal, it’s no wonder that silver is viewed world wide as a store of value.

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What is silver?

Silver is a metal. It’s symbol on the periodic table of elements is “AG”, it has an atomic weight of 47, and has one of the highest levels of electrical conductivity of any metal. This conductivity has made it one of the key industrial commodities used in the manufacture of almost all electrical devices.

Why is it valuable?

Being a key industrial commodity has its perks. Because no other metal can do exactly what silver can for the manufacturing of electrical parts, it gains a strategic competitive advantage over other metals. This advantage is highly recognized by scientists and has led to silver being one of the highest used industrial commodities in the world. Additionally, throughout history, silver has been used as a monetary metal and continues to be a store of wealth.

Historic Silver Prices

Silver has had a very volatile price history. Below are some of the major spikes and troughs of silver value;

  • 1965: Silver was trading at a dollar an ounce.
  • 1980: Its value peaked at over $50 dollars an ounce.
  • 1992: Silver traded for as low as $3 dollars.
  • 2011: It traded at almost $49 dollars.
Today, we can still expect to see this volatile nature and many believe that the cost to produce silver is valued at somewhere around $8 to $12 per ounce.

FREE Guide to Reading Gold and Silver Charts

Guide to Reading Gold and Silver ChartsThis handy guide introduces you to valuable tools you can use to identify and prioritize the opportunities in today's gold, silver and platinum markets. The E-Z Guide helps you identify the most common price chart patterns, including: Head & Shoulders formations, Gaps, Island Tops and Bottoms, Bull and Bear Flags, and more. Each section is clearly illustrated and includes explanatory text to help you understand what to look for... and what actions you should consider taking based on your analysis of price trends. To receive a copy of this free guide, call a Monex Account Representative at 1-800-444-8317

Why do people invest in Silver?

Apart from being frequently used in the manufacturing of electronics, people invest in silver. But why? There are many reasons investors would choose to add silver to their investment portfolios.

Silver’s use as a store of value is one of the main reasons investors gravitate towards silver. While the value of silver may be volatile, it is unlikely that silver will ever become a worthless commodity. In fact, as technology continues to evolve, silver may also become even more valuable. Investors are also lured by silver’s volatility.

Investors understand that silver has stood the test of time. Since the dawn of modern currency, silver has had a monetary value. Thousands of years have come and gone yet silver continues to reign as one of the best precious metals to invest in.

How are silver prices determined?

Silver pricing stems from many places. However, three of the main areas would be the cost to produce, the supply and demand, and of course, investment demand.

If you do more research into silver you will also find that it is the most volatile of all the metals. One reason for this is due to the investment demand. Usually, silver, being a precious metal, has an inverse relationship with the U.S. Dollar.

How to determine if I should buy silver bars or silver coins?

When it comes to an investment strategy, you have the power to say how you want to invest. Whether you buy silver bars or silver coins varies from investor to investor. Typically, investors who prefer to have metals delivered will purchase silver coins because their size makes them easiest to store, transport, and sell..

Investors who prefer to trade will often purchase and store silver bars because of the discount per ounce to coins. Silver bars also carry a greater value in one unit as opposed to the smaller sized silver coins.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours. Be sure to talk with an Account Representative at 1-800-444-8317 to learn more about a precious metals investing strategy.

How do I start investing in silver?

One popular strategy among silver investors who are entering the market for the first time is to buy a small quantity of silver. Usually, this would mean purchasing silver coins and keeping track of the market to learn how their value fluctuates.

Call a Monex Account Representative at 1-800-444-8317 to discuss what strategy you will use to begin your precious metals investing experience.

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