1. Used to known as “poor man’s gold” but not anymore, as investment demand has soared
2.Sales of Silver Coins in 2010; increased by 28% to 101.3 Moz (3,151 t)
3.Every major producers e.g Perth Mint registered record high sales 2011.
4.For potential price increase, Silver has increased more than 1000% (from April 2001 to April 2011) and it has to protect against inflation and depreciating currency.
5.Silver is more scare compared to gold
6.Only 1bn oz above ground stock compared to 2bn tonnes for gold
7.Silver is more cheaper more than gold
8.Smaller market size and relatively illiquid
9.It hedge against inflation, currency weakness and a safe haven asset