Quote Originally Posted by Tantive View Post
Silver is somewhat different story though, since it was at it's lows...and also kept artificially there by JP Morgan with a whole bunch of naked shortselling. Gold is the better indicator.
My father swears by silver over gold. He's a stock broker, but I'm not as well-versed in the subject of precious metals as he is. One of his arguments, though, revolves around how silver has practical application (wire coating or some such) and gold does not. He also seems to find gold trends more variable and unpredictable in comparison in the long-term.

Again, though, I am personally less well-versed. I just know my father could go on a five minute diatribe about silver and silver levels in money and the way its played in money markets and its many applications and all of that. But that's him and not me. I guess I have an odd tendency to trust my dad, so take this with a grain of salt.