Most individuals have no clue about the dynamics of silver, thinking there is an infinite supply of it both above and below ground. But those savvy investors who incorporate commodity based stocks in their portfolios likely own the silver ETF (SLV) or silver miners with a high degree of leverage to the price of silver. The largest of this group include Silver Wheaton (SLW), Pan American Silver (PAAS), Coeur d'Alene Mines (CDE), Silver Standard Resources (SSRI), Hecla Mining (HL). There are also numerous junior and exploration companies that will provide extraordinary returns over the long term.
Silver is often thought to be a metal and little else. It is often assumed that silver is rather cheap due to the lack of scarcity. But both of these assumptions don't reflect the true underlying dynamics. (more)