Silver

Silver is a precious metal that is commonly traded on exchanges or through brokers. It is much more affordable than gold and thanks to its importance as an industrial metal as well as volatility, is widely traded.For precious metals traders, gold is a much more popular market. Big institutions buy gold as a currency hedge when real interest rates and yields on other assets become unacceptably low. Central banks will buy gold, not silver, as a reserve asset to diversify their currency exposure.Instead, silver functions more heavily as a commodity than a currency. Silver, also known as the white metal, is commonly linked with gold and the relationship between the two often dictates its price. The entire silver market is worth about only $540 billion currently, which makes it much smaller than other markets.Despite its smaller size in market share, the price of silver can oscillate strongly without a lot of money moving into it.The supply of silver grows only by only 1 to 3 percent each year, and about half the market is consumed through industrial use (unlike gold, which is more limited in how it’s used).As of August 2020, there are 19.2 billion ounces of silver reserves globally (meeting certain purity standards) against 1.83 billion ounces of gold reserves.How to Trade SilverThe most common way for retail traders to get exposure to silver is through exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) or contracts-for-difference (CFDs). Both are typical offerings at retail brokerages.Investing in silver CFDs saves you the inconvenience of paying for silver storage. Moreover, CFDs give you the opportunity to trade silver in both directions. Many retail investors prefer trading silver through CFDs with brokers as there is no large fee for physical delivery or commission that can erode potential profits.
Silver is a precious metal that is commonly traded on exchanges or through brokers. It is much more affordable than gold and thanks to its importance as an industrial metal as well as volatility, is widely traded.For precious metals traders, gold is a much more popular market. Big institutions buy gold as a currency hedge when real interest rates and yields on other assets become unacceptably low. Central banks will buy gold, not silver, as a reserve asset to diversify their currency exposure.Instead, silver functions more heavily as a commodity than a currency. Silver, also known as the white metal, is commonly linked with gold and the relationship between the two often dictates its price. The entire silver market is worth about only $540 billion currently, which makes it much smaller than other markets.Despite its smaller size in market share, the price of silver can oscillate strongly without a lot of money moving into it.The supply of silver grows only by only 1 to 3 percent each year, and about half the market is consumed through industrial use (unlike gold, which is more limited in how it’s used).As of August 2020, there are 19.2 billion ounces of silver reserves globally (meeting certain purity standards) against 1.83 billion ounces of gold reserves.How to Trade SilverThe most common way for retail traders to get exposure to silver is through exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) or contracts-for-difference (CFDs). Both are typical offerings at retail brokerages.Investing in silver CFDs saves you the inconvenience of paying for silver storage. Moreover, CFDs give you the opportunity to trade silver in both directions. Many retail investors prefer trading silver through CFDs with brokers as there is no large fee for physical delivery or commission that can erode potential profits.

Silver is a precious metal that is commonly traded on exchanges or through brokers.

It is much more affordable than gold and thanks to its importance as an industrial metal as well as volatility, is widely traded.

For precious metals traders, gold is a much more popular market. Big institutions buy gold as a currency hedge when real interest rates and yields on other assets become unacceptably low.

Central banks will buy gold, not silver, as a reserve asset to diversify their currency exposure.

Instead, silver functions more heavily as a commodity than a currency.

Silver, also known as the white metal, is commonly linked with gold and the relationship between the two often dictates its price.

The entire silver market is worth about only $540 billion currently, which makes it much smaller than other markets.

Despite its smaller size in market share, the price of silver can oscillate strongly without a lot of money moving into it.

The supply of silver grows only by only 1 to 3 percent each year, and about half the market is consumed through industrial use (unlike gold, which is more limited in how it’s used).

As of August 2020, there are 19.2 billion ounces of silver reserves globally (meeting certain purity standards) against 1.83 billion ounces of gold reserves.

How to Trade Silver

The most common way for retail traders to get exposure to silver is through exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) or contracts-for-difference (CFDs). Both are typical offerings at retail brokerages.

Investing in silver CFDs saves you the inconvenience of paying for silver storage. Moreover, CFDs give you the opportunity to trade silver in both directions.

Many retail investors prefer trading silver through CFDs with brokers as there is no large fee for physical delivery or commission that can erode potential profits.

News

Why the Canadian dollar is undervalued: Natural gas in US $10, Europe $90, Canada 26-cents

Why the Canadian dollar is undervalued: Natural gas in US $10, Europe $90, Canada 26-cents

  • Pipelines a major drag for Canada and the currency, but how much?
Adam Button
Adam Button
Tuesday, 23/08/2022 | 13:22 GMT-0
23/08/2022 | 13:22 GMT-0
News

Canadian dollar perks up with oil back near $100

Canadian dollar perks up with oil back near $100

  • Biden's trip to the Middle East didn't deliver any new oil, at least not yet
Adam Button
Adam Button
Monday, 18/07/2022 | 12:49 GMT-0
18/07/2022 | 12:49 GMT-0
News

US major indices trade higher as traders balance inflation w/ increased demand from China

US major indices trade higher as traders balance inflation w/ increased demand from China

  • Still lots of uncertainty in markets but today is a good day for stocks so far
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Tuesday, 17/05/2022 | 13:36 GMT-0
17/05/2022 | 13:36 GMT-0
Technical Analysis

Silver trades to the lowest level since July 2020 on dollar buying and bearish technicals

Siver

Silver trades to the lowest level since July 2020 on dollar buying and bearish technicals

  • Price falls below floor between $21.42 to $22.01
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Friday, 13/05/2022 | 19:49 GMT-0
13/05/2022 | 19:49 GMT-0
News

European major indices close lower but off there lowest levels

European major indices close lower but off there lowest levels

  • Markets rebound from lowest levels
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Thursday, 12/05/2022 | 16:24 GMT-0
12/05/2022 | 16:24 GMT-0
!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}