The 1 Precious-Metals Company You Must Own

While many precious-metals companies have been in a slump of late, there is one that belongs perpetually in your portfolio: Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW  ) . The company is not like other miners -- including Pan American Silver (NASDAQ: PAAS  ) and First Majestic (NYSE: AG  ) -- in that it has a unique business plan that insulates it against many of the vagaries of the mining business. Moreover, because silver will always have a significant industrial demand component, even with the heightened volatility you see in the silver market, maintaining exposure to silver is appropriate.

In the following video, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the appeal of Silver Wheaton, both against other miners and against the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEMKT: SLV  ) , and he explains why this is the one precious-metals company you should hold forever.

If you're looking for a company whose success is determined by the metals market, but without involving itself in the risks of physically mining the metals, then Silver Wheaton provides a unique play on the future of silver. SLW chooses to finance the mining of silver; it has grown sales and net income every year since 2008 and also has increased competitive advantages over its limited peer group. To learn more about Silver Wheaton, click here now to access The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company.

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  • Report this Comment On May 07, 2013, at 6:43 PM, turbo200 wrote:

    Wait... This article is entitled the one you

    "MUST OWN" and the disclosure policy

    shows neither the writer OR the Motley Fool

    own it...... ?

    What am I missing here? the word "fool"?

  • Report this Comment On May 07, 2013, at 10:27 PM, skypilot2005 wrote:

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