Investing in Silver

"Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold."

- Maurice Setter

Silver has been a fixture in daily life for thousands of years. It has carried our food and been the basis of money, has held our reflections and even captured moments in time.

What Is Silver?

SilverSilver is a soft, lustrous metal with high electrical and thermal conductivity. It occurs in nature on its own, or as a byproduct of copper, gold, lead and zinc refining.

What Is Silver Used For?

While silver was once greatly used in minting coins, the majority of silver today is used for:

  • Jewelry and silverware
  • Photography and electronics
  • Mirrors
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Power (solar, batteries)
  • Industrial uses (catalysts, electroplating)
  • Water purification

Why Invest in Silver?

The current fundamental picture for silver is better than at any other time in history:

  • Demand for silver consistently outstrips the actual silver supply every year
  • Silver is mostly used in photography and industrial applications
  • Ongoing deficit in silver supply versus demand means that a drop in silver prices is very unlikely

Learn More

To learn more about investing in silver, contact us.


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Silver16.5016.552:51:55 PM
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