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What is silver? As a precious metal, silver was long considered only second to gold in value. Silver is a luxury item being purchased by customers for its uses in jewelry and silverware. A hybrid between an industrial and precious metal, silver is also being used in various ranges of manufactured products like cameras, hearing aids, cell phones and other electronic products. In recent years, silver consumption has outpaced new production. This probably cannot occur forever without demand for silver falling or production supplies and prices rising.



How can you invest in silver? There are many ways to invest in silver. You can buy physical silver (bars and coins), buy silver mining stocks, buy exchange-traded funds that track silver, or buy silver futures and options on the regulated commodity exchanges. If you believe that the price of silver in moving higher, you could try to find the best silver stock or you could consider going long the silver futures or buying a call option on silver.


Whether you are a speculator or a hedger this section on the silver market contains a wealth of valuable information. You can read about the history of the silver market, the fundamentals that make it move, and the futures and options specifications. You can also view quotes, charts, current margins requirements, and news that is affecting the silver market.


Learn everything you need to know about how futures allow you to control a large amount of silver with a minimal investment of capital.However, if you are new to the commodities markets you should consult with a licensed broker before starting to trade. 

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