AS ON MY OPINION
As an industrial metal, silver’s uses in healthcare, photography, and as a chemical catalyst (just to name a few) has made it more attractive as the economy shows signs of recovery.
As a precious metal, silver has been getting a lot of attention as the U.S. dollar shows continued weakness. Also, when the big money rotated around into gold and John Paulson’s big bet on gold were making headlines, gold was the hot sector. Silver was getting a lot more attention as an undervalued corollary.