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3 Reasons to Buy Silver Wheaton Today

Dave Mock
September 24, 2010

Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. And though major silver player Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW  ) has already more than recovered from the brunt of the recession, many investors expect even better times ahead.

In our Motley Fool CAPS community, about 96% of the 2,001 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Silver Wheaton will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.

But here at The Motley Fool, we're all for looking at both the good and bad sides of an investment. Once you're done with this article, you can read the case against the stock, weigh in with your own comments below or rate Silver Wheaton yourself in CAPS.

1. Strong financials
Consistent with peer Silvercorp Metals' (NYSE: SVM  ) and Pan American Silver's (Nasdaq: PAAS  ) record quarterly production numbers, Silver Wheaton hasn't been left out, cranking out its own records in earnings and silver equivalent sales volume in its most recent quarter. And with investments in silver str