If you've been paying any attention to the financial markets lately, you know that gold has gotten absolutely crushed over the past few weeks. There is, however, an asset that has been hit even harder: silver. With silver hovering around a critical technical level, the price action over the next days and weeks could be critical. In the meantime, Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) and Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) offer attractive dividends for investors who want to keep an allocation to silver.

In the following video, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses how you may want to consider a silver investment under current conditions, and what is the best way to play the various options.

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