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About SLV

iShares Silver Trust (the Trust) owns silver transferred to the Trust in exchange for shares issued by the Trust. The Trust's each share represents a fractional undivided beneficial interest in its net assets. The assets of the Trust consist of silver held by the Trust's custodian on behalf of the Trust. The activities of the Trust are limited to issuing baskets of shares in exchange for the silver deposited with the custodian as consideration, selling silver as necessary to cover the sponsor's fee, Trust expenses not assumed by the sponsor and other liabilities, and delivering silver in exchange for baskets of shares surrendered for redemption. The Trust seeks to reflect the performance of the price of silver before payment of its expenses and liabilities.

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What is SLV stock?

It could be your portfolio's silver lining.

Also known as iShares Silver Trust, SLV is an Exchange Traded Fund designed by BlackRock to generally follow the price movements of silver bullion.

SLV is one of three physically backed ETFs on the NYSE Arca, the others being Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF (SIVR) and Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV). 

Physically backed ETFs hold real, physical silver in vaults. In the case of SLV, the silver is held in vaults on behalf of BlackRock by JPMorgan Chase in New York and London.

How is SLV ETF different from most other ETFs?

An ETF is a managed fund you can buy or sell on an exchange, just like stocks. 

Most of the time when you invest in an ETF, you’re investing in a basket of securities rather than picking individual companies. 

iShares Silver Trust is a little different because you’re not buying diversified exposure to a range of companies. Instead, you’re buying exposure to the price movements of silver bullion itself.

ETFs are often referred to as passive investments, appropriate for a long-term buy and hold strategy. However, due to the cyclical nature of the price of silver, SLV may be less appropriate for such a strategy.

Should I buy SLV stock?

Along with other precious metals such as gold and copper, silver is often bought as a hedge against macroeconomic volatility. Much like gold, silver is particularly popular when the potential of a fiat currency’s devaluation arises.

Buying and holding SLV may not be appropriate for investors who do not understand the reasoning behind the ups and downs of silver’s price. 

SLV may be more suited for investors with a thorough interest in macroeconomics who seek safety from market uncertainties for the short to medium term. 

What returns might I get by buying SLV?

The price of silver is cyclical in nature. It climbs up when it is in demand and drops when it is not. 

As of February 2022, the returns on SLV over the past decade have been as follows:

  • One-year return: -9.2%

  • Three-year return: +14.91%

  • Five-year return: +5.37%

  • Ten-year return: -4.64%

Since the inception of the iShares Silver Trust 16 years ago, the SLV share price has returned +3.94%.

Does SLV pay a dividend?

No, SLV ETF does not pay a dividend at this time.

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One share of Silver Trust ETF iShares is valued at $26.81.

The ticker symbol for Silver Trust ETF iShares is SLV.

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The Silver Trust ETF iShares 52-week high stock price is $29.56.

The Silver Trust ETF iShares 52-week low stock price is $18.97.

This does not constitute financial advice. You should do your own research before making an investment decision. Past performance is not a reliable indication of future performance. No representation is made as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the market data provided.

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