Why Silver?

Silver Holds Intrinsic Value

Both as a precious metal and as an industrial metal, which guarantees strong demand no matter the market condition. As an industrial metal, you’ll find silver in everything from batteries to dental fillings, LED chips to nuclear reactors, solar energy to semi- conductors, water filters, antibacterial agents, and touchscreens.

The U.S. government once held one of the largest stockpiles of silver on the planet, but had dumped billions of ounces of silver onto the world market over the past few years. This action, which artificially depressed silver prices in the past, has stopped and the government is now a net buyer of the precious metal. This bullish action will decrease the supply of, and increase the demand for, silver – which is the perfect recipe for silver prices to continue to increase.

Top 6 Little Known Silver Facts

  • In 2003, the UK minted half a million ounces of silver into coins and medals.
  • Throughout the ages, silver jewelry has been associated with magical powers; believed to promote healing, bring good luck and for warding off evil spirits to the wearer. While these beliefs are not part of mainstream thinking today, some people still hold them true.
  • Silver has always been held in high esteem and displayed as a status symbol since it was mined approx. 4,000 BC in Asia Minor.
  • Silver jewelry was a significant indicator of status until the very end of the 18th century, because it was limited to a privileged few. It was the Industrial Revolution, through mass manufacturing, which finally made jewelry available to the general population.
  • Man learned to separate silver from lead as early as 3,000 B.C. Silver has been mined and prized for its beauty and durability for at least 6,000 years.

Silver Is Perfectly Positioned

This is the opportune time to benefit from this since worldwide demand for silver is expanding while supplies are dwindling. This demand is being driven by technical and industrial uses, which on their own have outpaced annual silver production every year since 1990.

Silver Prices

Year Silver price (yearly cum. avg.[18]) Gold price (yearly cum. avg.[19]) Gold/silver World Silver World Mining Reserve/Production
2008 14.99 872 58.1 570,000 21,300 26.8
2009 14.67 972 66.3 550,000 21,800 25.2
2010 20.19 1,225 60.7 525,000 23,100 22.7
2011 35.12 1,572 44.7 550,000 23,300 23.6
2012 31.15 1,669 53.6 560,000 25,500 22
2013 23.79 1,411 59.3 540,000 26,000 20.8
2014 19.64 1,280 65.2 550,000 26,800 20.5
2015 15.68 1,160 74.5 570,000 25,100 22.7

Historic Silver Prices