When it comes to suffering the consequences for manipulating the price of silver to its advantage, JPMorgan bank is not entirely in the clear yet.
Besides natural gas, there is another alternative to crude oil that's becoming increasingly economically viable: solar power.
"Smoking gun" evidence has emerged that Deutsche Bank did not act alone in rigging the London fixes for the precious metals.
What does 2017 hold in store for silver ETFs? Moreover, do these funds actually offer any advantages in comparison to directly buying physical silver?
As is typical for the last six weeks of the year, the U.S. Mint is nearing the point where it will halt production of the American Silver Eagle for 2016.
The mintage limits for the Chinese Gold Panda coin have been increased due to strong demand from collectors and investors around the globe.
Thanks to stronger industrial demand for new electronics and clean energy technologies and, silver prices have run far ahead of the rest of the field.
The silver market has benefited greatly over the past several months, outpacing gold. This is especially true of silver ETFs tied to mining firms.
The most popular exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by silver, the iShares Silver Trust (SLV), is once again climbing higher.
India has a similar affinity for silver as it does for buying gold in consistent amounts. However, higher prices are causing a slowdown of silver demand.