Invest in Silver With Silver ETFs

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Gold ETFs are hot and even inverse gold ETFs are popular. But what about silver ETFs? Are they the silver-headed stepchild of precious metals funds? Well, for those of you who don't think so or are looking for a way to invest in silver, then this list of silver ETFs and ETNs is for you.

If you think there is an investment opportunity in silver or do you have silver related investments you need to hedge or even if are you just looking to diversify your portfolio?

Then you may want to take a look at some silver ETFs (or ETNs).

One of the best advantages of ETFs is the ability to enter certain markets without loading up on equities or battling index basket pricing. Instead, you can get instant exposure to silver markets or mining companies with one easy transaction.

So for those who have a need to invest in silver, then an ETF might make sense for your trading strategy. As of now, there are quite a few ETF and ETN options for investing in silver.

Full List of Silver ETFs

  • AGQ - The ProShares Ultra Silver ETF
  • DBS - Power Shares DB Silver Fund ETF
  • DSLV - 3x Inverse Silver ETN
  • HUZ - Horizons Beta Pro COMEX Silver ETF
  • HZD - Horizons Beta Pro ETFS COMEX Silver Bear Plus ETF 2x
  • HZU - Horizons BetaPro ETFS COMEX Silver Bull Plus ETF 2x
  • PSLV - Sprott Physical Silver Trust ETV
  • SILJ - Pure Funds ISE Junior Silver ETF
  • SIL - Global X Silver Miners ETF
  • SIVR - ETFS Physical Silver Shares ETF
  • SLV - iShares Silver Trust ETF
  • SLVO - X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN
  • SLVP - iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners Fund
  • USLV - 3x Long Silver ETN
  • USV - E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver Index ETN
  • ZSL - ProShares Ultra Short Silver ETF

So these are the current silver funds and notes on the market, but wait, there's more.

We broke these into three more categories: inverse silver funds, leveraged silver ETFs and ETNs, and those few that are both leveraged and inverse products. 

List of Leveraged Silver ETFs and ETNs (Both 2x and 3x)

  • AGQ - The ProShares Ultra Silver ETF
  • HZD - Horizons Beta Pro ETFS COMEX Silver Bear Plus ETF 2x
  • HZU - Horizons BetaPro ETFS COMEX Silver Bull Plus ETF 2x
  • USLV - 3x Long Silver ETN
  • ZSL - ProShares Ultra Short Silver ETF

List of Inverse (Short) Silver ETFs and ETNs

  • DSLV - 3x Inverse Silver ETN
  • HZD - Horizons BetaPro ETFS COMEX Silver Bear Plus 2x
  • ZSL - ProShares Ultra Short Silver ETF

List of Inverse and Leveraged Silver ETFs

  • DSLV - 3x Inverse Silver ETN
  • HZD - Horizons BetaPro ETFS COMEX Silver Bear Plus 2x
  • ZSL - ProShares Ultra Short Silver ETF

And as with any investment, a company stock, an ETF, Index or otherwise, please make sure you thoroughly research this exchange-traded fund or any financial asset before making any trades (long or short). Conduct your due diligence, watch how these funds react to different market conditions, and take a look under the hood and see what is in the funds. And if you have any questions or concerns, make sure you consult a stockbroker, a financial advisor, or another financial industry professional.

While ETFs have many advantages, they have many disadvantages as well (as does any investment). Thus, it is very important to understand the investment vehicle before you trade it. But once you have a full understanding on these silver ETFs, you can consider adding either or both to your portfolio. 

The Balance does not provide tax, investment, or financial services and advice. The information is being presented without consideration of the investment objectives, risk tolerance or financial circumstances of any specific investor and might not be suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investing involves risk including the possible loss of principal.