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Investing: Silver Supply is More Limited than Gold All the focus has been on gold due to its ability to fetch a higher price in the precious metals’ markets. Initially, the control of the two precious metals was in the hands of few countries in North America and Western Europe. This has changed drastically as many economies can afford the metals. Different markets all over the world have billionaires that can afford to trade in these precious metals like in Shanghai or Hong Kong. This has seen a drastic increase in the demand for gold and silver. Notably, the demand for silver has been higher because it can be used for both investment and industrial purposes. Today, silver is in fact more rare than gold. In the 80’s the amount of gold available for investment was about 2 billion ounces, while silver was about 2.2 billion ounces. The same volume of gold is still available today for investment. However, the amount of silver available for investments has come down to about 300 million ounces. This means that the amount of gold available for investment is about 8.3 times that of silver. Silver is used for industrial and functions and investments at the same time, while gold is for investments. The industrial demand for silver has been skyrocketing over the years. Some of its industrial applications are computers, films, cell phones, mirrors, DVDs, CDs, and telephones among other uses. It has outstanding properties such as being highly reflective, thermally and electronically conductive. Unfortunately, silver is a nonrenewable resource and once the sources have been depleted as they are currently, they cannot be renewed. Silver is still very cheap compared to gold due to decades of undervaluation and market manipulations. Some miners sell it for prices lower than the mining costs. It is ironical to have an exceptionally valuable industrial material at such low prices. Eventually, these prices are set to go up exponentially. In addition, silver is becoming very rare and high demand is likely to push the prices up. The fact that silver is rarer than gold is still unknown to many people across the globe. Actually, only about 100,000 people know that silver is rarer than gold. However, when the information asymmetry dies down we are likely to see a scramble for silver as the prices hit the roof. For anyone considering making a worthy investment in silver, time is now before the transfer of wealth begins. About SaMaterials: Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) Corporation is a global supplier of a series of pure metals, alloys, ceramics and minerals such as oxides, chlorides, sulfides, oxysalts, etc. Our headquarter, located in Irvine, California, USA, was first established in 1994, starting to provide high-quality rare-earth products for research and development (R&D).

Investing silver supply is more limited than gold