Unless vast reserves of Silver are discovered in the next few years it is estimated that this precious metal could have less than 20 years supply before it is all gone. This shortage of supply and strong demand within industry is a recipe to one day elevating Silver to being the most valuable precious metal available and priced even higher than Gold.
Silver is now one of the most sought after and also now the rarest of the precious metals on the earth today. With approximately 15 years supply of Silver still left in the ground and with over 1500+ Industrial applications Silver is now in the spotlight of astute investors to grow and also protect their Wealth Portfolios for the foreseeable future.
Industry has an insatiable appetite for Silver as it has the highest available reflectivity and Electrical conductivity of all the metals known to man. These Industrial uses include Mobile phones and Computer terminals being produced in huge volumes around the world today and all have a small quantity of Silver used within their manufacture. What is disturbing is that these small quantities cannot be recycled back into our bullion reserves for a later use.
With Fiat (Paper) currencies now beginning to falter around the world and with silver reserves declining in supply faster today than any other time in history smart investors are now starting to look very closely at their investments into precious metals again and the two tried and trusted precious metals of choice are always Gold and Silver. Gold today is currently 55x greater than the Price of Silver and in hard financial times of the past this ratio has closed considerably closer to one in ten. Investing in Silver Bullion right now just may prove to be the opportunity of a lifetime presenting itself. Silver has now become the preferred choice of Investors who would normally be buying Gold to hedge against the financial bad times as they manifest themselves.
2012 as I am forecasting is shaping to be a time for greater financial upheaval as countries around the world get deeper and deeper into debt before their inevitable collapse. This should flag to the middleclass that it is now very much the time to get your house in order and Invest in Precious Metals to hedge against those bad times. Silver and Gold prices will surge as these countries start to fall and Bullion prices could leave the reach of most middleclass investors should they sit on their hands for too long. When Fiat currencies start to collapse as is being forecast by many within the next 3 to 5 years.
A Silver bullion reserve set aside today may come in very handy as a reliable source of currency for trading and buying goods in the very near future. What I also recommend is keep well clear of commodity stocks in Gold and Silver for as the fiat currencies start to collapse so too will paper investments into Gold and Silver also collapse.
Physical Metal is the way to go and I m talking 100% pure bullion. In conclusion it would be very wise for any person who can now recognise that the world is very unsettled and is very unlikely to improve in the next decade that Investing in Silver Bullion may very well be their families shimmering light for well into the future.