Silver has been used as both a store of wealth and a currency for many years. It is prized as an investment option, a portfolio diversifier, and a precious metal with a role as an inflation hedge. Silver also has a multitude of unique technical, industrial, and medical uses, making it an interesting metal to own and invest in.
Half of all silver is used in heavy industry and high technology. This is partly because silver has some unique chemical properties, including being a strong thermal and electrical conductor. In addition, silver is also used in the medical industry, as it is one of the few metals with anti-bacterial properties. These strong links to the industry mean that overall demand for silver often correlates with industrial demand. As a result, silver is more volatile and sensitive to economic changes than gold.
Silver is probably the most undervalued of all asset classes and has huge upside potential. The shift towards renewable energy and silver’s role as a key commodity in solar panels and electronics is likely to buoy prices over the long term.
Silver is much cheaper than gold, making it more accessible to retail investors. For those who are just starting to build their portfolios, the cost of silver may make it a good investment choice.
In addition to the history they embody, silver coins have a numismatic value, which increases their purchase and resale premium. The coins are not only sought after by collectors, but also highly valued by investors, especially for their purity and liquidity. Silver coins are divisible and can be exchanged in small or medium quantities.
Ingots and bars on the other hand are products that are tailored to investment purposes. They are preferred by those who wish to accumulate large amounts of pure silver at the lowest possible cost. Indeed, the low premium applied to bullion bars offers very attractive prices to investors.
All our silver bars are produced by LBMA certified refiners such as Valcambi, Asahi and the Royal Canadian Mint. They have a guaranteed minimum fineness of 99.9% fine silver (.999). You can also buy magnificent silver coins such as the 1 oz Britannia, the 1 oz Maple Leaf, the 1 oz American Eagle, or the 1 oz Philharmonic.
The choice of the product type depends on your investment goals, the planned investment amount, the desired liquidity and also the applicable tax regulations in your country of residence. If you are looking to buy the maximum number of silver ounces, choose the products that offer the most attractive premiums.
Buying large silver bars allows you to benefit from lower premiums and thus maximize the number of ounces you can buy with your investment, while silver coins are liquid, divisible and can serve as an original and prestigious gift to offer to your loved ones.
The quantity purchased also affects the premium, which is reduced considerably if you buy several bars or coins. GoldBroker.com offers commissions (premiums included), which are adapted to the total investment amount.
Once you’ve bought silver, the next important question is how to store your new bullion. Secure and safe storage is one of the most important aspects of owning precious metals. You’ll need to make sure your bullion is properly protected from theft and damage.
Silver is a bulky metal, which makes it difficult to store, especially in large quantities. Additionally, silver cannot be stored next to gold, as otherwise the metal will tarnish.
Essentially, you have three options for storing your precious metals, but they don't all come with the same security guarantees. You can choose storage at home or in a bank, or you can entrust a specialized company with the storage and safety of your silver bullion.
For optimal security and with a view to long-term investment, GoldBroker.com offers a storage service in your own name and outside the banking system. The vaults are managed by Malca-Amit, an independent company specializing in the safekeeping of valuables goods. As the sole owner of the precious metals, the client has direct access to the secure vaults for stock inspections or withdrawals. The stored bullion is insured against all risks by an internationally renowned company.
Even though it is recommendable to buy silver as a long-term investment, rising prices or the urgent need for liquidity encourage some silver holders to part with their bars or coins earlier than expected. But be careful, before selling silver it is essential to choose a solid intermediary and to find out about the applicable taxation in your country of residence.
GoldBroker.com offers a silver buyback service (within 2 working days), exclusively reserved for clients who store their products in the vaults of Malca-Amit. The precious metals kept in the storage units have never left the professional logistics chain and thus retain their maximum resale value.
GoldBroker.com allows you to buy silver at the best price, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The buying process is fast and simple: all you have to do is create an account, verify your identity by providing the required supporting documents, then place your order.
Our team of advisors is at your disposal to assist you throughout the investment process and answer your questions.
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