lucy24 - 4:33 pm on Oct 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
You have to be in the right time and place. For silver, that time and place appears to have been medieval China. (This is really true.) Unless someone finds a new industrial application for silver, gold (or platinum) seems a better long-term bet. That's looking at the intrinsic value of the material, independent of investment mood swings.