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Commodity Outlook: Silver

By Brian Sanders:

Personally, I am not one to invest in metals given that buyers can be few and far between and it is environment that appears to be subject to shady activity. Moreover, I am a value investor, so I tend to stick with equities; however, I do hold an interest in commodities so here is my current perspective.

Silver (NYSEARCA:SLV) is viewed as the secondary precious metal to gold (NYSEARCA:GLD). Even though both of the precious metals continue to trade at multi-year depressed levels, they appear to be much safer given recent price stabilization. I think silver, however, presents a stronger opportunity given some underlying assumptions outlined below.

Cost Of Production

In the commodities market, highlighting speculators, people assume that the average cost of production for silver is around $16-18 (others say the consensus is closer to $20) and gold is measured around $1200. Obviously, these figures varies between continents (more


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