Silver: The Last Great Thing - For Now
Source: Greg Pinelli, Seeking Alpha (3/2/08)
Silver, the most volatile substance on Earth aside from volcanos, is about to go parabolic.
Silver has much to recommend it long term - several critical tech applications - and it remains one of the very few affordable hedges against inflation that we'll most certainly face for several years. But it is the short term you need to consider, in part because we are in an investment environment that is demanding and immediate on both the attention and reaction scale.
The two best, and simplest, ways to play silver are through an ETF and a silver developer and current producer. Physical silver is bulky, the markup is too great, and the resale is always - I repeat ALWAYS - marked below spot.