Silver

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Silver is a tradead commodity that is usually considered side-by-side with gold as one of the two traded precious metals asset class that previously underpinned the value of the U.S. currency. Silver futures and spot contracts are traded OTC and on commodity exchanges like the CME Group and [NYSE LIFFE U.S.] while some investor buy shares in mining companies for exposure.

There are also exchange traded funds that focus on silver such as the iShares Silver Trust[1] and the ETFS Silver Trust ETF[2].


References

  1. Silver Trust. iShares.
  2. ETFS Silver Trust. ETFS Silver Trust.