While the price of silver at any given time impacts its value as an investment, silver in general has some pros relative to other investments, reports MoneyWeek. Silver is especially volatile, which means it has the pote... More » Business & Finance Investing

According to Bankrate, there are two ways in which an investor can purchase silver stock. The stock can be purchased either by buying into an exchange traded fund (ETF) or by purchasing stock in a silver mine. Neither me... More » Business & Finance Investing

Both physical silver and shares in silver funds have positives as investments, although they are not as safe as government-backed savings vehicles, according to Investopedia. Certain factors erode the value of physical s... More » Business & Finance Investing
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