Physical vs Paper (Electronic) Metals


There are various ways of investing in silver and each has its advantages and drawbacks.


Purchasing shares in an exchange-traded fund (ETF), a traditional silver fund, silver mining company, spread betting, futures or contracts for difference (CFD) will give you exposure to silver investment but carry additional risks.


Better suited to short-term speculation rather than long-term stability, these forms of investment will not protect you from economic crises or insure your portfolio.


As you can see from the Pyramid of Risk, owning and investing in physical silver presents the least risk and highest level of control, in a tax efficient way.

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