Silver Trust (SIVR), iShares Silver Trust (ETF) (SLV), PureFunds ISE Jnr Slvr Cp (Sm Cp Mnr/Exp) ETF (SILJ) and ETFS Physical White Metals Baskets Shares (WITE): The Best Silver ETFs

Over the past, one-month silver has appreciated by 12% double the amount that was expected for gold and considerably raising the stakes of investing in them through ETF’s. ETF guru Eric Balchunas said in an interview on Bloomberg that the recent resurgence of Silver in the market is only a catch up game that the precious metal is playing considering it has been down by 41% over the past three years. Some of the ETF’S that have helped silver grow over the past few months are Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SIVR), iShares Silver Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:SLV), PureFunds ISE Jnr Slvr Cp (Sm Cp Mnr/Exp) ETF (NYSEARCA:SILJ) and ETFS Physical White Metals Baskets Shares (NYSE:WITE).

iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (ETF) (NYSEARCA:ITB)

Despite being 12% up this year, Silver is still 25% less than Gold and 100% less than the market. The fact that Silver is cheap at the moment according Balchunas is what is driving prices high taking into consideration increased demand. “If you go back  and look at the past three years, Silver is down 41% even with a little bump this year, now that is 25% less than Gold 100% less than the market,” Said Mr. Balchunas.

Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SIVR) is not the most popular ETF despite being cheap; iShares Silver Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:SLV) is, on the other hand, more popular according to Balchunas. Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SIVR) stores its silver bars in London and charges 30-basis points whereas iShares Silver Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:SLV) charges 50-basis points, which is why SIVR is a bit cheaper than SLV.

Another popular ETF for trading silver as ETF’s is ETFS Physical White Metals Baskets Shares (NYSE:WITE) that consists of 35% platinum, 15% palladium and 50% silver, in this way diversifying the trading of silver.

“This thing diversifies silver a little bit cause silver is all sorts of trade. This will bring your volatility down a little bit and get things like palladium which is up to  25% down this year maybe give it a little bump, so it is kind of a different way to get your silver exposure in a diversified manner,” said Mr. Balchunas.

The fact that ETFS Physical White Metals Baskets Shares (NYSE:WITE) has Palladium in its trading portfolio has enabled it perform well as a silver ETF, due to diversified trades. PureFunds ISE Jnr Slvr Cp (Sm Cp Mnr/Exp) ETF (NYSEARCA:SILJ) is another ETF for trading silver that is 50% up to date this year and the second best performing ETF overall, while also being the most volatile.

 

Disclosure: none

blog comments powered by Disqus
Insider Monkey Headlines
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 44 percentage points in 21 months Learn how!

Lists

The Top 10 States With Fastest Internet Speeds

10 Best Places to Visit in USA in August

Top 10 Cities to Visit Before You Die

Top 10 Genetically Modified Food In the US

15 Highest Grossing Movies Opening Weekend

5 Best Poker Books For Beginners

10 Strategies Hedge Funds Use to Make Huge Returns

Top 10 Fast Food Franchises to Buy

10 Best Places to Visit in Canada

Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

10 Youngest Hedge Fund Billionaires

Top 10 One Hit Wonders of the 90s

Fastest Growing Cities In America

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Freelancers

Top 9 Most Popular Free iPhone Apps

Top 10 Least Expensive Private Business Schools in the US

Top 15 Most Expensive Countries in the World – 2014

Top Businesses to Invest In

Top 5 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Business

Top 5 Strategic Technology Trends in 2014

Top Rags to Riches Stories

Parenting Behavior That Promotes Future Leaders

Top 5 Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

Top 5 Most Common and Potentially Devastating Financial Blunders

Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs for Web Designers

Top 6 Most Respected Professions that Also Pay Well

Top 5 Pitfalls Investors Should Avoid

Top 6 Lawyers and Policy Makers Under 30

Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Entrepreneurs

Top 7 Locations to Check in on Facebook

Top 5 Mistakes made by Rookie eBay Sellers

Top 7 eBook Publishers in 2013

Top 6 Health Industry Trends in 2014

5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Seth Godin

Top 5 Success Tips from Jordan Belfort – the Wolf of Wall Street

Best Master’s in Finance Degree Programs

Top 6 Earning Celebrities Over 50

The most expensive sports to play

Top 7 Earning Celebrities Under 25

Best 7 Online Courses to Take: Free Finance MOOCs

Top 6 Bad Habits that Promote Failure

20 Most Valuable Soccer Teams in the World in 2013

12 Most Expensive Countries for Foreign Students

Top 30 Most Influential Women in the World

Top 20 Most Expensive New Year Eve Shows

Top 5 Best Vocational Careers

Top 10 Jobs for 2014 by Salary Gain (Predictions)

Top 5 Digital Trends for 2014

Top 6 Things You Can Do To Increase Your Productivity

Top 9 Trending Smartphones in 2013

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!