Why silver? UK.
Silver is a precious metal, it has an intrinsic value.
Silver is both a commodity and a form of money.
Silver is used in many medical, industrial, energy, and telecommunications technologies.
Industrial demand for silver in products such as solar panels and electric cars is high while at the same time, silver supply is falling.
Silver is more affordable than gold.
Regular small purchases of silver are more achievable for small investors to build wealth.
The gold-to-silver ratio is very high. The current ratio (June 2020), is around 95 to 1. That means it takes 95 ounces of silver to buy 1 ounce of gold.
In historical terms the gold to silver ratio is very high, meaning silver could be considered undervalued relative to gold. There could potentially be more upside for silver.
Silver is a store of value and has retained its purchasing power over long periods of time.
In a precious metals bull market, based on historic performance, often the price of silver has risen by a higher percentage than the price of gold.
Silver has been used as a store of value and a medium of exchange for thousands of years.
The price of physical silver will never go to zero.
Silver can be used as a hedge against inflation and can assist in diversifying any investment portfolio in order to mitigate geo-political & monetary risk.
Silver is often perceived as a safe investment in times of crisis.
The physical silver market is small compared to the ‘paper’ market or other markets, meaning potentially silver may rise in price.
Silver has performed reasonably well during recessions.
Silver seems to be coming out of a long term bear market and is now gaining in price. (June 2020).
Silver is a great way to add diversity to your investment portfolio.
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