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10 Reasons Why Silver is a Better Investment than Gold

Updated on September 13, 2014

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Would you like to see your investments double, how about triple or even quadruple? If you invest in silver you will see just that. If you already invested in silver (when I suggested it years ago) you would have already have seen your investments doubled. Can you say that about real estate or stocks? NO. If you want to become rich in the very near future, hock everything, quit buying stupid worthless things and start buying physical silver.


Right now we are watching a historical rise in the price of silver and gold and while gold has always been the king of metals I would like to make the case that silver will not only out-pace gold but it has already done so. Even with the current set back silver is still up 50% from last year!


Why should silver win the currency race?


There are 10 reasons why silver has already out-paced gold and will continue to do so in the very near future, they are:


  1. Silver has not been hoarded, while gold has so that there is now more gold on the planet than silver. Moreover, the United States government has stockpiles of Gold but none of silver, what do you think will happen when and if the U.S. Government starts buying silver like China is already doing? It will cause the price to escalate even more than it already has.
  2. Silver is used in all kinds of products, and some of those products are poised to break out in mass production. Products such as solar panels, RFID chips, computer products and cell phones to name a few.
  3. Silver is way undervalued historically when compared to Gold. Silver is now at approximately a 30 to 1 ratio, historically it has been 10 to 1. Even if silver went up to 10 to 1 ratio right now that would make it $140 dollars an ounce, tripling the price.
  4. The mining costs for silver are lower than gold, however the demand for silver is larger than gold. Gold has little use in industry. Silver is now more rare than gold because of this. We now have less silver (above ground) than gold. Historically for every 1 ounce of gold mined 10 ounces of silver was mined, however this is changing and the above ground silver supply is diminishing because it is being used in all those products.
  5. Gold is no longer affordable for the small investor, silver still is. Many investors think that Gold will rise to $15,000 an ounce which means that silver might go to $1,500 per ounce or 1/10th of gold. As inflation rises, silver and gold will rise in value...if they keep printing fiat money inflation will rise. Gold will also rise but since it is already so high it most likely will not rise as quickly as silver.
  6. Industrial demand for silver is climbing. As more and more countries become industrialized the demand for silver will climb higher and higher.
  7. Silver has already quadrupled in the past 3 years, the economic climate has not improved. Gold has only doubled in the same period of time. So historically it has out-paced gold already.
  8. JP Morgan and other private banks are shorting ETF's (silver stocks) what this means when silver goes up is that they have to cover their shorts (or bets) and buy at higher prices than when they bought (by the way if you buy an ETF in silver and there is no physical silver these banks have in their fine print that they can pay you in fiat money aka cash). The result of all this is the increased rise in the price of silver because even more silver will be taken out of the market.
  9. The smart investors like Robert Kawasaki, Peter Schiff and Mike Maloney are counseling people to buy silver over gold because it is a better investment. If you would have followed their advice in the past your wealth would have increased exponentially. So their track record is right on, why would you listen to people who are telling you to invest in the stock market when they have historically been wrong while these men have been correct historically.
  10. Personally, I think silver is more beautiful than gold. While this would not cause me to stake my future financial well being I think it doesn't hurt either. Silver is used as jewelry and this aspect of it along with all the other reasons contributes to its current worth (besides I needed a 10th item and this was all I could come up with :).


Finally, an investment in silver is a no-brainer, you cannot lose. The probability that silver will at least double to $100 dollars an ounce is a certainty (in my mind). The likelihood that silver will rise to much higher levels is becoming more and more promising with each passing day. If you want to be rich someday buy physical silver today...and lots of it!

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      Phillip Lam 9 months ago

      I'm sorry... In terms of investment, Gold is so much more easier. The difference in spread between buying and selling gold is much less. And if you only intended to hold long... then it's not an investment, it's an insurance. Last but not least, my biggest problem is storage. Most silver bugs don't trust the bank system, so that means you'd have to take it home or something. Compare that to the serious hedge fund manager who also has $10million in stocks. The same value in silver would be 570 1000 ozt bars. Now how would you try to sell them back out in the future?

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      Worldwidepress 5 years ago from Germany

      yes I did not sell all of it , less than the half

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      Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

      I bought it when it was $12 and still have it.

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      Worldwidepress 5 years ago from Germany

      Nice article.

      I bought last year at 18$ and sold when the price doubled. The only problem with gold and silver is (especially more with silver) that they manipulate the prices.Big Banks like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan "short silver", they pretend to sell to each other silver but don't sell it in real only on the paper but so they manipulate the price downwards.

      Little addition to point 3: I think that the historical Gold Silver Ratio was not 1 to 10 but about 1 to 15 up to 1 to 17.5.

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      Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

      Yes, I respect him a great deal as well.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, I also read reccomendations of famous Robert Kiyosaki to buy silver instead of gold. Very good informative article. Thanks.

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      Kelley Eidem 5 years ago from Panama City, FL

      Barclay is trying to say you should sell your silver because she is a buyer of silver. She apparently does it full time. How much more benevolent can she be than to take all your silver off your hands. It's because she is a giver. She only wants to help. She's dedicated to her task.

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      Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

      Wonderful, I hope you write about it, I would love to hear all about it.

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      eye-see 5 years ago from canada

      I'm a hubpages noob, so I just chanced upon you're work...

      It's so reassuring to read someone else who thinks the same things I do. You're hubs about off grid and silver are spot on, and you're awareness of the elite and what they represent as well. I mean to move my family away from North America completely within the year and start an off grid life in South America.

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      Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

      I'm not sure what you are trying to say Barclay?

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      Barclay says 5 years ago from Illinois

      I know, no one likes a know-it-all, but I wanted to weigh in as an expert in the field. Silver is worth selling in mass quantities, although I would not suggest buying it. While gold is currently at 1,600 per (troy) ounce--Gold won't hit $15,000 in our lifetime-even our children's lifetimes- Silver is currently selling at about $40 per (troy) ounce. (These figures are for 1 troy ounce, stock-market sellable gold and silver bullion that has been refined and marked as currency. Unless our readers own a refinery, buy only bullion and/or trade the item on the stock market floor themselves, they will not get these prices by a long shot.)

      Buying gold and silver is my "9-5". I buy from consumers off the street, people just like our readers here at HubPages. PS. This author is absolutely correct in saying that silver is following gold, but at $40 vs $1600 stretch.

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      Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

      Contact me through the contact section and I'll tell you...since this isn't a comment about this article I'm going to delete the question.

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      Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

      Oh for sure...do it right now! Because it's lingering at a rather low spot at the moment!

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      happypuppy 5 years ago

      Useful hub. Silver jewelry is also very nice. Definitely worth looking into as an investment.

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      You're a smart man!

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      Ray Van Hoff 6 years ago from Michigan U.S.A.

      Brie:

      Great hub with very sound advice. Since silver is "the poor mans gold" I have invested in it since the Reagan years. It certainly carries me through the economic 'down' times.

      thanx :)

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      thefundu 6 years ago from India

      For sure Brie...

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      Most Definitely, thanks for commenting..please repost this on your facebook page.

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      thefundu 6 years ago from India

      true, silver has grown 150% over last year price here in our country whereas gold has just grown 30%. It's obvious that the silver is better....

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      I don't think gold and silver will be worthless if things fall apart. History has shown that gold and silver have always done very well during crisis'.

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      William McWhirt 6 years ago

      Obviously your hub was written before the Standard & Poor's assessment of America's future, which S&P placed in the "negative" category. Never, in the history of this country, has there been such an urgency for Americans to save themselves by whatever means. However, if the U.S. monetary system collapses then gold and silver will be worthless as well. Far better to buy your cottage and plot of land and learn to sustain yourself.

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      Well, don't wait too long Mimi because the price is going up everyday.

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      Mimi721wis 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info Brie, I will look farther into this. I've seen on the local news several times how thieves are stealing catalytic converters from parked vehicles. They say the converters are really valuable.

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      I wouldn't touch them. Find a good coin dealer and stick with him.

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      white boy bob 6 years ago

      Hi Brie...your comments are really interesting. I'm wondering what you think of these 'silver' products offered on tv. I'm more of a collector than an investor, but always felt they were just a gimmick.

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      Better get it while you can! :)

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      I appreciate the info. I've been interested in silver for awhile now.

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      You're welcome.

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      penlady 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      This is a very informative article. Thanks for information that otherwise doesn't grab the media's attention!

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      :) I'm glad you're glad, share the thread on your facebook...spread the word.

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      WhiteHotToddy 6 years ago from Montreal, Canada

      You are smart! I'm glad i subscribed to your thread. This makes a whole lotta sense.

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      I do believe in the Bible (as you can see from some of my other articles) and therefore do not see any hope for an existence on earth without the Elite unless Jesus Christ comes back.

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      Frank 6 years ago

      I completely agree with your description of a "cashless society" as representing total control by the elite so I oppose this as well. However, in your commentary you mentioned the Bible and that made me think that you were refering to a different notion of a "cashless society" that has recently been speculated upon fairly extensively. It refers to a totally revamped society wherein money has no value or use. The cause for the speculation results from a belief by many that the Earth is passing through the "galactic plane", an area of energy intensity that will inevitably raise consciousness with the advanced, cashless society a natural result. Suddenly, no more need for the Elite! I have no idea if this is happening but I secretly hope...

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      I've heard of colloidal silver before but I didn't know what it was about and there are a lot of products that have silver in them that I didn't mention.

      Let me be very clear on one subject though...I am absolutely positively AGAINST a cashless society. A cashless society means complete and irrevocable control by the elite.

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      Frank  6 years ago

      Number 11. Even though this is a product of silver(#2 above), it is so important, it is worth its own number. Take a silver round or any piece of .999 or .9999 fine silver and fashion it into 2 wires. Hook wires to the silver and the other ends to common 9 volt batteries connected plus to minus, plus to minus, etc. involving 3 or 4 9 volts. Put the silver electrodes into a glass of distilled water and let it run for a half hour. The silver off one electrode is conveyed to the solution as colloidal silver in a water suspension. It must be absolutely protected from light but is supposed to be the best antibiotic,treating the greatest variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that you can get. Further details are available on the net.

      Economists as knowlegable as Jim Rickerts feel we must reback our currency with gold and silver if the system is to survive.

      I would also like to see a cashless system but it seems to me that, that would require an incredible upswing in consciousness and I cannot see how that could happen.

      OK, thanks for listening.

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      No I don't because there isn't enough Gold to do that...however they may use copper or silver...but I'm not sure if there is enough silver either. Eventually the Bible says that we will go cashless and that is what I believe will happen in the not to distant future.

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      Jheun 6 years ago from the Snowy Northeast

      Brie,

      This was very interesting. Do you think this country will ever go back on the gold standard where our money is backed up by gold and silver?

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      Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan

      Funny but I have this terrible tendency of thinking that if I know something everyone else must know it...so I am very happy that this is new information for you. Now GO OUT AND BUY some SILVER COINS Today! :)

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for this great information on silver. I had no idea as you keep hearing so much about gold and gold parties. I really appreciate your work here.

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