Both gold and silver are excellent investment options for almost any diversified portfolio. These assets are known to be large reserves of value, and they often experience price growth even in times of poor market conditions and economic uncertainty. Gold stocks are often more attractive to growth investors than to income investors. Gold stocks generally rise and fall with the price of gold, but there are well-managed mining companies that are profitable even when the price of gold falls.
Increases in the price of gold often increase in gold stock prices. A relatively small increase in the price of gold can lead to significant gains in the best gold stocks and owners of gold shares generally get a much higher return on investment (ROI) than owners of physical gold. An important factor to consider is the nature of the silver supply. Unlike gold, most freshly mined silver is used for various industrial processes.
As a result, demand for silver investment is likely to exceed available supply in the coming decades. We have already seen brief examples of this scenario over the past two years.