The Best Stocks for 2010: Silver Wheaton

Another crazy gold bug has finally lost his last remaining marble ... or so it might seem convenient to conclude.

Can there be any other reasonable explanation behind this Fool's selection of Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW  ) as his top pick for 2010? Talk about pressing your luck!

Bolstered by some remarkable earnings, Silver Wheaton shares have appreciated by 141% so far in 2009, and more than 500% from the worst levels of that 18-month correction in precious-metal prices.

This low-cost silver producer with the unique business model became my best stock tip of 2008, after I highlighted its insanely cheap valuation on the exact day that shares experienced a dramatic reversal of fortune.

As precious-metal prices continued to surge throughout 2009, and Silver Wheaton grew stronger through strategic acquisitions -- gobbling up smaller competitor Silverstone Resources and securing the landmark Pascua-Lama silver stream deal with Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX  ) -- this Fool consistently touted Silver Wheaton as the superior choice for silver exposure. Indeed, even Fool favorite Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL  ) and my runner-up Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE  ) have been edged out by Silver Wheaton's untarnished performance in 2009.

Why risk a record like that by extending the bullish call into 2010 with the selection of Silver Wheaton as my official top pick? Would this Fool have a better chance of success if he simply doubled down on his 2009 selection of gold miner Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE: AEM  ) ?

I must have a screw loose, right?
Ouch ... easy there with the spurious presumptions of insanity, please. What's that? I made those presumptions? Darn those pesky voices!

Speaking of lunacy, and in the interest of intelligent discourse, could we consider burying the term "gold bug" once and for all as we approach the new year? I refute the label largely because of the illogical and derogatory associations that it conjures. From my background in anthropology, I know that prevailing attitudes are fluid over time, and my calls for $2,000 gold and $50 silver are no longer met with the same degree of dismissive incredulity as they were when I issued the very same projections back in 2007.

Even investors who are nervous about gold investments can find relative safety in silver at this stage. Above-ground supplies of physical silver are minuscule, so even minute fluctuations in demand could send sizeable shockwaves through this roughly $10 billion physical market. Fools are encouraged to ponder the slingshot effect, a term that I coined last April to explain the immutable relationship between prices of gold and silver despite silver's frequent lags and near-term dislocations. For an idea of how far that slingshot is currently stretched, the historically anomalous 64:1 ratio between the two metals provides a stark reminder that silver has not even broken beyond its March 2008 high above $20 per ounce.

Those who may be convinced that gold and silver prices will plummet in the face of resounding economic recovery are reminded to consider that annual industrial demand from manufacturers of handheld devices alone represents about 30% of 2008's total mined production. Frankly, silver is poised to seek higher prices within a wide range of economic scenarios.

The unbreakable investment case for Silver Wheaton
The beauty of my selection of Silver Wheaton is that considerable upside potential exists for these shares whether or not silver triples in price from present levels as I anticipate. With an essentially fixed production cost of about $4 per ounce of silver, the silver stream specialist enjoys a cozy operating margin at today's silver price and is already mulling the inception of a dividend, as free cash flow is expected to rise like a river in flood stage. With Goldcorp's (NYSE: GG  ) Penasquito mine entering commercial production momentarily, Silver Wheaton remains in the early stages of a production growth spurt that will take it from 11 million ounces in 2008 to more than 40 million ounces in 2013.

Back in July, I issued an open invitation to Fools to find flaws in my glowing assessment of Silver Wheaton's prospects, and to this date, I have yet to encounter an argument that shook my belief in the analysis that I have presented throughout the many articles linked above.

Understanding the valuation case for Silver Wheaton requires a step back from the near-term glory of its recent run. Despite having doubled attributable proven and probable reserves during 2009 with enormously transformative strategic acquisitions, these shares have yet to surpass their March 2008 high of $19.54. Trading at just more than 17 times projected 2010 cash flow, the market has yet to deliver anything approaching full value for Silver Wheaton shares at today's silver prices -- let alone considering the potential boost from strengthening silver prices or additional acquisitive growth in 2010.

Combined attributable silver reserves and resources equate to five ounces of silver for every share of Silver Wheaton stock -- a sort of underground vault of physical silver supply with a present market value of about $85 per share before costs. Since those costs are essentially fixed, projecting profit and cash flow for multiple silver price scenarios is a relatively simple process that I think Fools will enjoy tackling on their own. I expect long-term prices to trend substantially higher, but even using today's silver prices, I see room for shares to double once more before we reach fair value. Underperforming silver miners like Pan American Silver (Nasdaq: PAAS  ) look attractive on valuation as well, but Silver Wheaton's prospects simply outshine them all.

It's time for you to join hands with us freaky gold-bug Fools from the lunatic fringe, and vote for Silver Wheaton as your pick for the best stock of 2010.

Which is the best stock for 2010? See all 13 candidates here.

Fool contributor Christopher Barker carries a silver coin that reads, "Honest value never fails." He can be found blogging actively and acting Foolishly in the CAPS community under the username TMFSinchiruna. His silverminer CAPS portfolio has achieved 88.5% accuracy. He owns shares of Agnico-Eagle Mines, Coeur d'Alene Mines, Hecla Mining, Pan American Silver, and Silver Wheaton. He tweets, too. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is 0.999 pure.


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  • Report this Comment On December 30, 2009, at 3:53 PM, TBoner101 wrote:

    Hi Chris, been following SLW for about half a year now and am sold on the stock, especially due to its fixed production cost. Correct me if I'm wrong, but silver usually lags gold a little bit in time, however, during the recent consolidation a month ago after Thanksgiving, Silver was the first to correct.

    I know timing stocks is not a solid strategy or one you advocate at all, and is almost like dancing with the devil. I am not seeking any clear cut predictions, but was wondering what, if any indicators/signs are you using to determine when this next enormous leg for precious metals is going to break out? Obviously the dollar, but looking for other ways or resources with good TA charts and commentary. I started reading Gold Versus Paper and some Jim Sinclair once in awhile after seeing you reference them. GVP is a great blog, props to you on the heads up :)

    I just started trading less than a year ago, and I hear technical analysis, partly due to the government interference and the banks is not nearly as reliable as it once was nowadays. Plus, a lot of the reasons for this commodity bull market are not that explicit, at least statistically.

    I started trading options recently as it is a good way to profit from the volatility of commodities, although I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. It is, and can be extremely confusing, not to mention very risky due to the leverage.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Always looking forward to your insight Chris!

  • Report this Comment On December 30, 2009, at 5:29 PM, sonnypage wrote:

    Silver Wheaton has been my largest position, my core holding, since December, 2008. This story is just getting started.

  • Report this Comment On December 30, 2009, at 7:21 PM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    sonnypage,

    Well, your timing was much better than mine. It's been a core holding of mine since 2006.

    As you might expect, then, I view the recent run-up in shares through a longer-term lens than someone who was fortunate enough to jump in when you did.

    You're absolutely right. This story is just getting started.

  • Report this Comment On December 30, 2009, at 7:46 PM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    TBoner,

    You're looking for something that doesn't exist. :)

    If you go through the remainder of this bull market trying to time peaks and valleys using options and timing calls on the basis of TA, I fear you are going to get burned.

    This article of mine that sought to break the major bull market moves in to chapters ...

    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/11/13/are-you-rea...

    And this one called Gold's Next Monster Move ...

    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/09/02/the-next-mo...

    Okay, and maybe this one from back in February for good measure ...

    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/02/26/tomorrows-m...

    ... collectively (and through their respective links) contain just about everything I care to say about timing, the importance of a long-term outlook and strategy when approaching precious metals, and the limited utility of technical analysis beyond a cursory guide to disciplined (i.e. small scale) buying and selling opportunities.

    Please also read this article regarding the importance of maintaining core holdings throughout a bull market cycle. The trend is your friend. If one must indulge in some channel trading to satisfy an urge to trade, I recommend limiting such activity to only an insignificant proportion of one's overall precious metals allocation.

    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/07/21/tales-of-a-...

    The best I can suggest is that you bookmark my article feed ...

    http://www.fool.com/feeds/AuthorHeadlines.aspx?author=1632&a...

    ... Using technical analysis merely as a supplement to comprehensive fundamental analysis, I write of an imminent breakout on the eve of the September breakout, and indicated that I was reducing some positions on the eve of the present reversal from above $1,220. Of course I won't get every call down to the day like that, but I will continue to call the dynamics as I see them unfolding throughout this secular bull market.

    Thank you for the comment, and for your readership, and have a happy new year!

  • Report this Comment On December 30, 2009, at 8:13 PM, Bkeepr100 wrote:

    I agree this stock is just starting to show it's power and potential. It still has a good future with the steady metal streams they control.

    Last Sept. after losing my factory job, I bought near or at the market's lowest point, when I rolled over my 401K. I had already bought some SLW stock last Nov. Then SLW went and gobbled up my largest other holding in the portfolio at that time...Silverstone! After the dust had all settled, I had more than doubled my SLW stock at about $3.20 a share. It's a multibagger for me, with a ways to go, IMHO. So, I am very bullish on this company. It's still a solid pillar in my portfolio.

  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2009, at 5:36 AM, TBoner101 wrote:

    TMFSinchiruna, I am subscribed to your blog through Google Reader and always check out your caps profile, including silverminer. Nice call on TGB.

    Yea, trying to timing the next major move is tricky, especially around this time of year. Fortunately I sold a good portion of my precious metals before this consolidation at the end of November, however, future pullbacks probably won't be that obvious. I'm still going to allocate some play money for options, but think I'll wait until a breakout and stick with the ol' buy low sell high.

    Thanks for the commentary. Happy New Year to you too! Fool on

  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2009, at 9:22 AM, redneckdemon wrote:

    Sinch,

    A very nice article, mate. I especially liked the Lunatic Fringe comment!

    I've been reading your articles and blog posts for around 2 years now and despite the best efforts of more than a few haters, I have yet to see your calls on your favorite miners proven wrong.

    I may not be a top Fool, but I certainly agree that SLW is going to be one of the biggest tickers to have when the dust settles this time next year.

    And I'll be pouring another rum and coke, giggling all the while!

  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2009, at 6:15 PM, noahlotyo wrote:

    You seem to have a high opinion of yourself- I "coined" the term "slingshot effect"??? PLEASE. How many of us don't know that silver will play serious catch-up one of these days?

    Your logic of picking SLW as your vehicle to participate in the next leg up for silver is flawed. You have won up to now because it has not paid to be in seriously leveraged silver companies wih prices in the teens but any upmove in silver from here will provide the most kick for companies that are breaking even in the teens. For them it will be all gravy. Let me coin this phrase "the miracle of mining leverage"

    Yes I have such a company- in fact it is the 2nd largest primary silver producer in the U.S. and has a market cap of under $50 million, an infrastructue worth multiples of that, no debt and looking to do 3 million ounces in 2010 at a cost of below $13. So--- it is producing 1/4th to 1/5th of Hecla's production and selling for 1/35th of it's market cap.

    I DEFY anyone anywhere to find a silver producer this CHEAP!!

    www.USA-Silver.com

  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2009, at 6:26 PM, noahlotyo wrote:
  • Report this Comment On January 02, 2010, at 9:11 AM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    noahlotyo,

    I'll let your pick make its way to a U.S. stock exchange before issuing a recommendation to my readers. The reserves are very strong for a pink sheets offering, and the fact that they're in production is a big plus, but to compare a penny stock with a silver giant like Silver Wheaton is a stretch. Sure, on a percentage basis the stock could make a larger move because it is starting from such a miniscule base, but SLW is a more measured choice for investors with a reserve base that is many times greater than that of your pick. To obtain maximum leverage, one incurs some risk.

    Secondly, I did not lay claim to the concept, but to my knowledge the phrase is new. It's simply a convenient means of visualizing the relationship between gold and silver, and understanding that relationship is key to understanding silver from an investment perspective.

    Fool on!

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2010, at 1:07 PM, goldguru wrote:

    A good pick no doubt and great business model.

    But I believe the greater gains will come from silver juniors such as Impact Silver, Fortuna Silver, Endeavour Silver, etc.

    To get all of my picks: http://www.goldstockbull.com

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2010, at 9:03 PM, noahlotyo wrote:

    ''Chris- SLW is EVERYONES's favorite. She has already been crowned the "silver prom queen". I thought we were about finding the NEXT great undervalued investment play. Yes USA is on the dreaded "pink sheets" which is one reason WHY it is so cheap. But if you dig a little deeper you will see they have a big 6 auditor (or is it the big 4 now?) with an unqualified opinion. So they are for real.

    SLW is valued at 100X USA. It is not even worth CLOSE to that kind of premium over a 3 million ounce producer. NO WAY. It has a negative net tangible value. You are paying a huge premium for a consensus pick- a NYSE listing- a much loved , non leveraged holding when you yourself are calling for silver to move higher here where logically one would want to get out of the zero cost producers and into higher cost producers. You did not address this concept in your reply.

    As to Mr. goldstockbull well I defy him to compare his juniors to USA in any category.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2010, at 7:15 PM, SnapDave wrote:

    It seems people are vtoing mostly for individual 'best stocks' but not against any.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2010, at 7:16 PM, SnapDave wrote:

    Oops, that's voting not vtoing.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2010, at 7:19 PM, SnapDave wrote:

    Those complaining there are good smaller cap silver plays may want to consider the size of some of the other companies picked for best of 2010.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2010, at 7:20 PM, SnapDave wrote:

    It's all relative.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2010, at 7:21 PM, SnapDave wrote:

    There is plenty of money to be made without resorting to pink sheets.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2010, at 7:23 PM, SnapDave wrote:

    If you take an honest look at it there are good reasons a service like the Fool would shy away from recommending pink sheets or penny stocks as a general rule.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2010, at 7:26 PM, SnapDave wrote:

    Another reason to like silver is it matches my tin foil hat.

  • Report this Comment On January 08, 2010, at 12:56 PM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    noahlotyo,

    Actually, to my surprise, in one Motley Poll readers indicated a preference for Hecla Mining over Silver Wheaton.

    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/11/06/the-shinies...

    The bigger point is this. While most silver investors may be attuned to the incredible potential of Silver Wheaton, silver as an asset remains drastically off the radar of most individual investors. Silver is the next big thing, and Silver Wheaton offers the best combination of security, predictability and leverage to rises in the price of silver of any equity instrument available.

    You clearly are passionate about your choice within the sector, and I wish you luck, but as SnapDave pointed out there are market cap and index considerations that come into play when making my recommendations. I am quite familiar with USA-Silver, though I don't own any shares. I have found alternate pink sheet offerings that I like just as well.

    It is incorrect to suggest that SLW offers no leverage to gains in the price of silver. The company remains priced at about half of fair value at today's prices, and its potential for acquisitive growth on the basis of monster cash flow creates the possibility of amazing leverage to price gains.

    I have always advocated a basket of mining equities as the best way to play a particular metal, so rather than trying to compare SLW to a junior like yours, I would simply suggest to readers that a well-formulated strategy for silver exposure would consist of larger-scale producers like SLW and CDE, as well as some allocation to carefully selected junior explorers or producers for added leverage.

    Fool on!

  • Report this Comment On January 10, 2010, at 8:46 PM, noahlotyo wrote:

    I made a challenge to the fools and this is what I got:

    1)

    Fools need not get involved with "pink sheets" or "penny stocks" / This is after I explained that U.S Silver is fully compliant with a big 4 auditor. Thus instead of looking at it as an opportunity, i.e., "Everyone must think this company has issues but I know better and thus will get it at a discount before it trades on the NYSE"- this is an ad hominen(sp) attack . The trick in getting in early is to find a real deal that trades on the pinks BEFORE it meets the NYSE requirements. My previous pink was ILDS- Independence Lead Mines which went to $12 from 60 cents on a Hecla buy-out two years ago- Do you think the board of Hecla was sitting around saying we shouldn't buy a pink sheet company???? Fool on!!

    2) Although you say you are well aware of USA you have other juniors you prefer. Well- let's get that discussion on!! What are they and why do you like them better?? I challenge you to a duel....Fool on!! share please!!

    3) You say that SLW IS leveraged because it is "undervalued"- no, that means it is cheap but "leveraged" in my discussion is a miner with a high per ounce mining cost that is now being surpassed by a higher spot price of the metal it is selling- and this is exactly the case with USA. THIS is mining leverage and why investors should be looking to get out of low cost producers that are trading at a premium and moving into high cost ops that are trading at a discount- GSS comes to mind. Assuming one believes the PMs are going higher.

    4) PLEASE- start thinking "out of the box" -you guys are like CNBC talking heads recommending APPLE and XON- tell me something NEW!! not SLW

  • Report this Comment On January 11, 2010, at 10:48 AM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    noahltoyo,

    I find your tone rather offensive, and the telescopic cheerleading for one particular penny stock rather suspect.

    If you look for leverage in high production costs, you are looking for a kind of leverage that most Foolish investors are simply not interested in. The greatest leverage in mining stocks is found in low cost producers. The principle source of SLW's leverage is in its fixed-cost business model. When silver is selling for $50, SLW will still be producing the stuff for about $4 per ounce. The kind of leverage you might be seeking is the kind that is realized principally in one massive breakout event. The kind of leverage that long-term investors seek is of a far more sustainable variety. For sustained leverage, you need huge volume of reserves, and this your pick can not deliver unless it is acquired by a producer with more sustainable leverage.

    Again, SLW may not be new to you, but the idea of silver as an investment class remains foreign to most. SLW is hardly a mainstream stock, although it is gaining visibility at a rapid clip.

    My readers know my favorite junior picks ... I'll leave it at that as I am presently accumulating shares and prefer not to mention names due to trading restrictions.

    I agree that your pick is drastically undervalued given the scale of P&P reserves. It is entirely possible that your pick will outperform SLW on a percentage basis. But for investors seeking a careful balance between risk and reward, the gains available through a long-term investment in SLW will be more than satisfactory.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2010, at 2:16 PM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    As an official starting point, SLW shares closed out trading in 2009 at $15.02 per share.

    I'm looking forward to seeing where we end up by the end of the year.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2010, at 4:52 PM, Nabber86 wrote:

    Am I reading the information correctly? SLW Current P/E ratio = 1690.00

    What's up with that?

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2010, at 1:24 AM, noahlotyo wrote:

    "The greatest leverage in mining stocks is found in low cost producers"

    Now TMF, how can I say this without offending you- that you statement is an oxymoron- that it is the very opposite of the definition for leverage. If a cost accounting or corporate accounting prof were grading that statement it would have to be crossed out with red ink with multiple question marks. He would have to wonder if you get the very basics of leverage. If I told you I wanted a leveraged silver stock and you came back with a low cost producer I would throw you out . In fairness a low cost producer with high debt can be considered leveraged in another sense- that they are borrowing to obtain reserves based on the assumption of a higher silver price. OK. As to USA's reserves, yes that is a problem of underground vein systems -it is cost prohibitive to prove up a mother lode -on the other hand it has the street cred of delivering 100s of millions of ounces over the decades on PRIVATE, U.S land and at only 2.5 million ounces is still the #2 primary silver company in the U.S.

    I see that SLW is packaging it's reserves as politically safe- well we'll see with silver at $50 how safe those places law without the strong rule of law to keep thieving away- Mexico is safe??

    As to SLW not being well known? What silver play is better known? Your own fool community attests to that fact.

    Please remember that your paper was written on the premise that silver will go higher- that being said a leveraged company- a miner that will outperform will be that miner with a higher fixed cost structure, period. At $50 silver it doesn't make a whole lot of difference if your cost is $12 or negative $2- if the higher cost producer is being punished at $18 silver while the low cost is being rewarded- well at $50 that dynamic will flip and those brave enough to have held the higher cost producer will be much more richly rewarded- because they have more "leverage" - all other factors being equal.

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2010, at 11:56 AM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    noahltoyo,

    You are wrong. A low cost producer trading below fair value will yield greater leverage to price gains in the underlying asset than an equivalently undervalued high-cost producer. You can take on a professorial persona and rip out your imaginary red pen all you wish, but at the end of the day you're still cheerleading for a stock that will have a smaller operating margin at higher silver prices than the majority of its peers.

    Betting on high cost producers is beyond risky. If you think you've found your dream source of leverage, have at it. Meanwhile, I've found a slew of massively undervalued producers and explorers in Mexico with high-grade (and therefore low-cost) deposits that will deliver lasting leverage to price gains in silver without the uncertainty (or risk of outright failure) that high costs carry.

    I am tired of this conversation about your $0.19 stock. Please move on.

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2010, at 12:18 PM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    Nabber, ignore P/E ratios when performing due diligence on miners. To understand SLW's value, simply analyze cash flow estimates at multiple silver price scenarios using the fixed cost basis spelled out in the company's literature.

    Assessing fair value for mining stocks is notoriously wrought with uncertainty, but not in the case of Silver Wheaton ... where its unique fixed-cost business model makes cash flow analysis very simple.

    When a company is looking at a production growth spurt on the scale of SLW's, trailing earnings are only a miniscule piece of the valuation puzzle.

    I calculate a fixed all-in cost of production of $5.86 per ounce of silver following the Silverstone acquisition and the Barrick stream purchase.

  • Report this Comment On January 18, 2010, at 11:48 PM, noahlotyo wrote:

    I'll tell you what- load up the boys and girls, your wife and inlaws into the RV and go visit all of those great mining sites you talk about in Mehico. Sit around the campfire enjoying the clear sky in complete freedom and lack of fear. No problem.

    In fact do that with all of SLW's mining relationships- seeing how they advertise their portfolio of interests as "safe" .

    Now let's assume silver is at $50/ounce. I am certain that your Mexican properties will present no interest to the drug lords and shaky local and national government as Hecla's gold property did to Chavez as gold climbed.

    You and you "safe" mining districts are a total illusion

    Tell you what- see you at $50 silver . I tried to show you the next great "safe" silver play- hmm, Idaho vs, Mexico....

  • Report this Comment On April 12, 2010, at 2:05 PM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    Scorecard: As of April 12, 2010, SLW shares are trading at $17.70 per share ... for an 18% gain over the first 4.5 months of the year.

    AAPL shares, meanwhile, have risen to $243 from a 2009 year-end close of $210.73, for a 15% increase.

    So far, they're neck and neck, with a slight lead going to SLW. Stay tuned. :)

  • Report this Comment On May 12, 2010, at 11:43 AM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    At today's high of $21.58 (5/12/10), Silver Wheaton shares were nearly 44% higher YTD. You're welcome. :)

  • Report this Comment On October 07, 2010, at 9:35 AM, XMFSinchiruna wrote:

    As of yesterday's close of $26.96 (10/6/10), Silver Wheaton shares had tacked on 79% so far during 2010. You're still welcome. :)

    An interesting note, and a tip of the hat, with respect to the above discussion with noahlotyo, however.

    As silver prices moved to a level that rendered their operations profitable, U.S. Silver Corp's stock has moved quite well. Although I stand by my assessment that leverage must be considered in a context of relative risk, ultimately U.S. Silver Corp has outpaced even SLW's amazing gains YTD (up 120% YTD). I must confess to having purchased a small position myself (which I sold too early for only a minor gain), and I must thank my fellow CAPS member for bringing that producer to my attention. They still have to get their costs down before they can be deemed attractive, but for a strategic valuation trade they were indeed ripe beneath $0.20. Presently carrying a market cap above $6 per ounce silver in reserve, I no longer perceive a value opportunity in U.S. Silver shares at present cost structure.

    Silver Wheaton, meanwhile, continues to offer a compelling value proposition even after this intense run-up. It's rise is bound to slow for a while after the move it has enjoyed, but this stock is far from finished moving higher. I have publicly targeted a long-term price target of $100, which is in association with my minimum silver price target of $50 before the precious metals bull market completes its course.

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