• Silver, along with gold and other metals, is considered to be a precious metal.
• Silver is viewed by many to hold key importance in understanding the potential movements of not only the commodities markets, but the overall marketplace as well.
|Major Characteristics : |
|Silver (Chemical symbol-Ag) is a brilliant grey-white metal that is soft and malleable. |
|Silver has unique properties such as its strength, malleability, ductility, electrical and thermal conductivity, sensitivity, high |
|reflectance of light, and reactivity. |
|The main source of silver is lead ore, although it can also be found associated with copper, zinc and gold and produced as a by-product of |
|base metal mining activities. |
|Secondary silver sources include coin melt, scrap recovery, and dis-hoarding from countries where export is restricted. Secondary sources |
|are price sensitive. |
|Silver is unique amongst metals due to the fact that it can be classified as both a precious metal and an industrial metal. |
|Today, silver is sought as a valuable and practical industrial commodity and as an investment. |
|Silver is an important element of the global monetary reserves. |
|It is an effective portfolio diversifier....