Silver ETF Still a Good Buy


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iShares Silver Trust (NYSE: SLV ) - This exchange-traded fund (ETF) is intended to constitute a simple and cost-effective means of owning silver since the trust holds physical silver bullion. The objective of this investment is to reflect the price of silver owned by the trust less the trust's expenses and liabilities.

I first recommended SLV in November 2009, at $18.50. On Nov. 8, 2010, at $25, the Trade of the Day said, "The trust has had straight-line appreciation since September 2010, so buyers should use caution at current levels. But if silver bullion continues to rise and inflation rears its head, SLV could see much higher prices. Buying a half position now and a full position later might prove to be a wise investment."

Silver is still advancing, and at over $30, SLV appears to be headed even higher. Positions may still be bought, but placing a trailing stop-loss order at 10% under the market is advised since the angle of advance has become very steep, which increases the risk of a correction.

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