Silver ETF Overview

Silver ETFs provide exposure to silver prices through derivatives or actual stores of silver as well as the equity of the silver miners. Similar to gold, because silver has been used as a unit of exchange throughout history, investors consider silver a safe haven asset in times of distress. However, silver has a large number of industrial uses as well.

With 12 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Silver ETFs have total assets under management of $15.03B. The average expense ratio is 0.64%. Silver ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Commodities

The largest Silver ETF is the iShares Silver Trust SLV with $11.67B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Silver ETF was ZSL at 19.04%. The most recent ETF launched in the Silver space was the ETFMG Prime 2x Daily Junior Silver Miners ETF SILX on 06/15/21.

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