Acting on panic never helps investors, but it's still a good idea to question why you're really buying individual investments.
Consider silver stream firm Silver Wheaton
Here at The Motley Fool, we like to consider both the good and bad sides of an investment, so in this article, I'm highlighting three of the main bearish arguments on Silver Wheaton today. Be sure to read the bullish side as well, and then weigh in with your own comments below or rate Silver Wheaton in CAPS.
1. Sell when others are greedy
High-flying silver prices have lead to strong quarters for Silver Wheaton and others such as Coeur d'Alene Mines
2. Correction risk
While record-breaking gold prices have brought ETFs such as SPDR Gold Shares
3. Cheaper alternatives
Silver Wheaton has doubled over the past year and -- similar to peer Pan American Silver
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