USA Today reported that silver could still be an attractive investment, particularly because of its relationship with the equity markets.

As quoted in the market report:

So if investors bought into precious metals, thinking they were somehow safer than stocks, that hypothesis was seriously flawed. Most investors don’t need silver. However, Winans suggests that a small stake in silver can make an ounce of sense given that it doesn’t typically move in lock step with the stock market. Silver has outperformed the S&P 500 on an annual basis about 43% of the time. Investors willing to endure the commodity’s volatility might consider silver on the basis that it could counter the swings in stocks.

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