Silver can be used as an investment like any other precious metal. Silver has been regarded as money for more than four thousand years. However, silver had lost its charm over the past years when new precious metal comes in existence like gold, platinum etc.
More importantly as investors and institutions lose faith in the currency of their nation we will see a huge demand spike in silver bars and coins. These investors are willing to pay higher prices in order to protect their wealth. This demand for more silver will cause prices to drive higher as to prevent a repeat of what the Hunt Brothers did back in the 80’s. Not only do you have individual investors purchasing physical silver but you have stock exchanges purchasing silver as a part Futures contracts. These futures contracts allow an investor to “own” silver without having to store the silver themselves. They can demand their silver at any time by exercising their contracts. The futures market is a lot larger than you can imagine and prices will move based on the demand.