If You Like Gold, You're Going to Love Silver


1/60th the Price of Gold, Silver Offers +50% Upside Potential -- This is the Best Way to Profit From Silver RIGHT NOW

Dear Investor,

I'd like to share with you the following lesson from history.

The year was 1971 and inflation was on the rise. In the past, investors and average citizens alike had long turned to gold coins and bullion as a store of wealth.

There was one little problem this time around: The United States had abandoned the gold standard, and at the time, it was illegal to own gold bullion.

Brothers Nelson Bunker Hunt and William Hunt, sons of the legendary oilman H.L. Hunt, had a plan.

In 1973, the Hunt brothers began purchasing silver futures contracts. Not satisfied to stop there, the brothers decided to hold many of the contracts to maturity and take actual delivery of the metal, an unusual tactic in a market in which virtually all positions are offset before the contracts expire.

The strategy seemed to work: between 1973 and 1979, prices had gone from $1.95 to $5. The brothers figured if they bought enough silver, they could corner the market. By 1979, they had nearly succeeded. That year, prices rose to more than $50 an ounce, and the Hunt brothers were rumored to hold about one-third of the world's silver supply in storage.

But the story doesn't end there. With prices so high, people began selling all the silver they could get their hands on. Prices plummeted -50% in four days. The Hunt brothers had overleveraged themselves to the point that when margin calls came in, they were left holding the bag.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission would later change the rules regarding margin trading and charge the Hunt brothers with manipulating the silver market. Lawsuits ensued, and the Hunt brothers were forced to pay millions in fines, back taxes and interest as a result.

All told, it's estimated the brothers lost more than $1 billion in the endeavor. I bring up this story not for your entertainment, but for an important lesson -- three to be exact.

  • Lesson #1: Leverage can break you. It's regrettable, but 30 years later it seems much of Wall Street still hasn't figured this out. When used by experienced investors, a little leverage can juice returns. But getting too greedy can clearly have negative consequences.
     
  • Lesson #2: Uncle Sam can change the rules. Investors: plan accordingly.
     
  • Lesson #3: In times of inflation, gold is good. But sometimes silver is better.

My name is Nathan Slaughter and I am chief investment strategist at The ETF Authority newsletter. This letter, which tracks exchange-traded funds and their cousins, closed-end funds, is your top resource for finding the best funds in the market.

Exchange-traded funds are a special type of investment vehicle that - because of the way they are designed - allow you to reap the benefits of investing in silver while avoiding the pitfalls that I've mentioned.

The benefits of exchange-traded funds extend beyond just investing in silver but for investors with an interest in silver, ETFs are an excellent way to take advantage of the upside.

I have cautioned readers of my newsletter about the dangers of leveraged funds and efforts by the feds to ramp up regulation in the commodities markets. I've also recently talked about the devastating effects of inflation.

But there is good justification for investment in silver -- in fact, I'm bullish on silver. It has outperformed gold, yet, despite the run up this year, it's still trading for about 1/60th the price of gold -- a low ratio on a historical basis. This presents an incredible opportunity. 

Besides being a store of wealth, silver has a host of real-world uses ranging from medicine to the new 3-D screens being used in movie theaters. All told, industrial applications use 60% of the world's silver supply each year. When the global economy gets back on track, demand will jump.

There's one way to play this, pure and simple: Buy silver.

Now, if you want to invest in silver, you have a few options: you can buy silver coins (but you’d have to store them) or you can play the tricky futures market (which can be volatile). It is possible to invest in companies that produce silver, but not without exposing yourself to the risk of investing in a single company.

But, there is an excellent alternative to these methods of investment -- invest in exchange-traded funds which specialize in silver.

Some ETFs hold actual silver bullion and others track spot prices. Silver is an excellent investment in market environments such as this one and, with silver focused exchange-traded funds, you have the best of both worlds.

By investing in silver ETFs, you have the opportunity to benefit from the upside of silver bullion without any storage or insurance costs. They don't mess around with futures contracts and don't use any leverage.

In fact, this past September, I added the ETF outlined below to my ETF Authority Sector Trading Portfolio and it's already returned +13% since I recommended it. Because we think silver could rally another +50% from here, there's still plenty of upside if you get in today.

My Top Silver ETF:

ETF Securities Silver Trust (Nasdaq: SIVR)

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Reasons to Buy:

Strengthening industrial output and growing inflationary pressures will both send silver prices higher in the year ahead.

Of the funds backed by physical bullion, SIVR is the least expensive option at just 0.30%. That cheaper price will provide a small cushion in down markets and a bit more profit in rising markets.

Strategy: To duplicate, before expenses, the performance of silver bullion prices.
Expense Ratio: 0.30%
Average Market Cap:$7.0B
Assets: $968M
ETF Composite
Score:
Top Five Holdings: Silver Bullion (100%)
European money manager ETF Securities has just entered the U.S. market for the first time.

ETFS has been one of the industry's most innovative forces -- it introduced the first gold ETF in 2003 and unveiled the first crude oil fund shortly thereafter. Today, it oversees 130 different products that represent about $12 billion in assets.

This newest addition gives investors an opportunity to invest in silver without the added expense of storage costs and insurance premiums.

The trust's assets are invested directly in silver bullion, which is safely locked away in a HSBC bank vault in London.

This stands in stark contrast to other silver funds that hold futures contracts, that expose shareholders to potential counterparty risks and other derivatives-related concerns.

For the most part, one share of SIVR represents an interest in one pure ounce of silver.

With global industrial output getting back on track, demand for physical silver is heating up from multiple sources -- not the least of which is the investment community. This new fund attracted $100 million worth of assets in its first 20 trading days alone, so its bank vault is piled high with more than 6.5 million troy ounces of silver.

Given its dual function as a versatile metal and an effective inflation hedge, silver has outpaced gold lately. It recently traded at just $17 per ounce, about 1/64th of the $1,100 that gold fetched on the spot market at the same time.

That ratio has usually been lower during the past few decades -- if silver appreciates to its historic ratio, investors could see additional gains.

None of this is meant to downplay the optimistic outlook for gold, just to say that silver will benefit from some of the exact same underlying catalysts -- plus a few more.

Bullish investors are betting that silver will be a good place to park cash in the coming months. According to the U.S. Mint, the public scooped up 16.1 million American Eagle one-ounce silver coins in the first half of the year, about +75% more than the 9.1 million that were purchased during the same time frame last year.

Action to Take --> Unlike gold, which is virtually indestructible (and just recycles from one form to another), silver inventories get depleted every day.

Current estimates suggest there are only about 1 billion ounces above ground, and sovereign wealth funds from wealthy Gulf States like Dubai are buying up much of that.

With bullion prices likely to rebound past $20/oz., SIVR is a solid way to profit from silver in 2010.


A Bit of History

Exchange-traded funds used to be reserved almost exclusively for Wall Street's elite.
If you weren't a hedge fund hot-shot -- or managing hundreds of millions of dollars -- you could forget it. You see -- only hand-picked investors designated as "Authorized Participants" were invited to the profit party.

But that's all changed now. Now investors like you and I can reap the benefits of exchange-traded funds.

I want to show you just how lucrative these investments can be for you...

Following is a list of my open recommendations -- just so you can see how much money my ETF Authority readers and I are making right now.

Of course, I can't give away the names of these investments here -- but at the end of this letter I'll detail a 100% risk-free way to get immediate access to all of the names.

In the meantime, here's the list -- 29 open recommendations... 27 winners... and our average holding is up +44.2%:
 

Recommendation Add Date Total % Return to Date*
Investment # 1

11/24/08

+79.6%

Investment # 2

3/02/09

+22.3%

Investment # 3

11/11/08

+62.6%

Investment # 4

12/15/08

+132.6%

Investment # 5

2/18/09

+40.9%

Investment # 6

3/2/09

+54.1%

Investment # 7

4/9/09

+7.0%

Investment # 8

8/20/09

+7.6%

Investment # 9

10/10/09

-1.2%

Investment #10

12/15/08

+80.6%

Investment #11

1/15/09

+51.0%

Investment #12

2/18/09

+66.6%

Investment #13

8/20/09

+24.5%

Investment #14

3/13/09

+63.0%

Investment #15

4/28/09

+64.0%

Investment #16

4/28/09

+88.7%

Investment #17

10/23/08

+26.3%

Investment #18

11/11/08

+52.1%

Investment #19

11/28/08

+49.9%

Investment #20

11/28/08

+39.6%

Investment #21

1/15/09

+38.9%

Investment #22

3/26/09

+38.2%

Investment #23

9/9/09

-7.0%

Investment #24

9/16/09

+1.8%

Investment #25

11/28/09

+18.3%

Investment #26

1/30/09

+63.0%

Investment #27

3/26/09

+49.0%

Investment #28

9/9/09

+16.2%

Investment #29

3/2/09

+51.1%

*All figures are based on prices as of the close of trading on December 3, 2009.

Now let me be clear -- that's the entire list.

I haven't left anything out or tweaked the numbers in any way. Those are the Total Return figures for every single open recommendation in my three portfolios as of December 3rd, 2009.

Let's be honest -- there aren't many investment newsletters willing to post all of the return figures for each of their open positions to non-subscribers.

Most newsletter "gurus", as you know, are more than happy to tell you all about their
big winners... but the losers are never mentioned.

So why am I so comfortable posting my complete list of 29 open positions?

It's because I'm confident in not only the value of my research... but also in two of the distinct competitive advantages that help me produce such consistent winners.

Let me show you what I mean...
 

5 Profit-Boosting Benefits of Exchange-Traded Funds
 

Benefit #1:

International Access -- Thanks to ETFs it's possible for you to access foreign markets and companies that would have been nearly impossible to touch just five years ago.

Benefit #2:

Sector Gains -- We all know that individual sectors within the market can make huge moves -- this once-banned class of investments allows you to easily profit from entire sector moves, such as those in energy, gold or healthcare.

Benefit #3:

Income Opportunities -- For income investors, only about 130 U.S. stocks offer yields of 10% or more. Yet there are nearly 200 examples of this once-banned investment class that offer 10% yields or better!

Benefit #4:

Diversification -- With one simple transaction, the purchase of ETFs immediately helps diversify your portfolio and spread your risk. No more worrying about one stock destroying your entire retirement!

Benefit #5:

Low Cost -- On average, mutual fund costs are four times higher than the fees associated with ETFs. And the transaction costs involved with gaining the kind of diversification we're talking about with this vehicle would be overwhelming. Your annual savings with ETFs could add up to thousands of dollars!

And the truth is -- I've really just scratched the surface when it comes to the benefits of this once-banned investment class. I haven't even mentioned their tax efficiency... transparency... or added safety. I'll save that for another time.

But there's one more important advantage that I'd like to mention -- something that only a small group of investors is authorized to use...

The Power of the World's Most Comprehensive ETF Forecasting System

Here's the thing...

As great as these investments are -- you can't just blindly invest.

Even though they give you the least expensive -- and most convenient -- way to invest in every asset class under the sun... they don't give you a crystal ball!

But...

There is a powerful "tool" available to you right now that uses a combination of five technical and fundamental measures to identify the most promising ETF  investments at any given time.

This proprietary system is the only one of its kind to make recommendations based on how the investment will perform... not on how it performed in the past.

The system allows me to crunch the numbers on every investment I review: performance and relative returns, fees and expense, volatility and tax efficiency... and I grade each one from 1 to 5.

Here's an example of how it works.

Back in November 2008, it was clear that the yield spread for corporate bonds over U.S. Treasuries presented a unique short-term profit opportunity.

My Composite Rating System told me that one investment in particular -- which had been out-performing its rivals by a wide margin -- was rated a "4".

On November 28, 2008 I made the call to invest in this ETF transaction... and less than two months later, I was able to cash out with a +52.2% gain. That's the power of this system.

A similar situation happened in February 2009 when my Composite Ranking System gave a "5" to a play on the Canadian markets... less than 12 months later, we're up +66.6%.

And it happened again in April, when my System ranked a specific Australian investment as a "4" -- so I issued a buy signal. Just over seven months later... we're sitting on a +88.7% gain!

I should point out -- this Composite Rating System is only available to a select group of investors.

And I'm writing you today to invite you to join this group -- and begin putting the power of exchange-traded funds to work for you right away.
 

Trade Alongside Me Every Month -- and Put The ETF Authority Composite Scoring System to Work for You!

As I mentioned earlier... I started The ETF Authority service to help investors just like you take advantage of the overwhelming benefits of exchange-traded funds.

But, as powerful as these funds are -- you still need an expert at your side to help select the right funds... at precisely the right time.

I do this for you with my proprietary ETF Authority Composite Scoring System, which I described for you earlier. It's the only system of its kind that combines five technical and fundamental measures to help uncover the ETFs with the highest potential and the lowest risk.
 

In December 2008, my Composite Scoring System ranked a foreign fixed-income fund a "5 out of 5" --and I issued a buy alert on December 15. One year later, we're sitting on gains of +132.6%!

In January 2009, my Composite Scoring System struck again -- this time issuing a "5 out of 5" to an international small cap fund. We're keeping a close eye on this winner -- up +51.0% so far!

In April of this year, my System issued a "4" to a Chinese equity fund that looked particularly attractive. I issued a buy signal on
April 28 -- and within six months share prices soared +39.8%. But they didn't stop there: today, we're looking great with gains of +64.0% to date!


Three Model Portfolios

The ETF Authority's three model portfolios also help build a solid foundation for your wealth, as each month you'll see only the "best of the best" in the High Income, Explosive Sector and Global Growth categories.

Portfolio #1 -- Your High Income Portfolio is loaded with superior ETFs and closed-end funds that are delivering some of the highest and safest yields on the planet.

This portfolio -- at this very minute -- has eight winners out of nine open recommendations (the "loser" is down only -1.2%) -- and those eight winners include blockbuster returns of +54.1%... +62.6%... +79.6%... and +132.6%!

Keep in mind though, with this portfolio, capital gains are just a bonus -- rather than cashing out for big profits, many of my readers choose to lock in the 8.2%... 9.1%... 10.9%... and 15.3% dividend yields for a steady stream of income!

Portfolio #2 -- Your Global Growth Portfolio gives you the funds that invest in fast-growing foreign countries like China, Brazil, India, and Vietnam -- wherever there is rip-roaring growth that will turn into stock-market profits.

My Global Growth Portfolio -- if I do say so myself -- is absolutely on fire right now. We're holding seven open positions... and all seven are double-digit winners. The average position in this portfolio is up +62.6%!

Portfolio #3 -- Your Sector Trading Portfolio includes securities that are profiting from today's hottest industries, giving you top opportunities to capture market-beating gains in the months ahead.

There are 12 winners out of 13 open positions in this portfolio (the "loser" is down just -7.1%) -- and those 12 winners are all double-digit blockbusters... with an average return of +37.0%!
 

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As you can see from the performance of our open positions... I'm constantly screening the fast-expanding ETF universe for the cheapest, best-constructed and best-run ETFs available on the planet.

At this very moment, our open recommendations list includes winners of +63.0%... +66.6%... +79.6%... +80.6%... +88.7%... and +132.6%!

27 of our 29 open positions are winners -- with 23 of those for double-digit gains or better -- with an average return of +44.2% per holding!

When I find the right dividend, sector or foreign growth play, I add it to our model portfolios and urge you to do the same.

But the only way you can get this information -- including all of my profitable ETF recommendations... access to my ETF Authority Composite Rating System... and all three of our model portfolios -- is to become an ETF Authority subscriber.

And I'm more than happy to make that as easy as possible for you, including a no-risk, 100% money-back guarantee and our lowest-ever subscription rate.

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Your Monthly Newsletter -- Each online issue is loaded with fresh new ETFs we uncover and analyze for you. You'll also get guidance on funds you already hold, feature articles that keep you up to date on the economy, markets, and sectors, and even educational series to make you a better investor
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Dividend Superstars: ETFs with 10%-Plus Yields -- There are several ETFs that claim to have monster yields, but few of them have the actual investment income to back it up.

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Six Easy Ways to Cash in on a 2010 Gold Boom -- Gold prices have recently hit record levels and our research indicates demand for the yellow metal should continue its uptrend in the coming year. Investors who secure strong gold positions today stand to see generous profits as inflation kicks in, the value of the U.S. dollar erodes, and gold spot prices elevate to even higher levels.

In this special report you'll find the names and ticker symbols of six ETFs poised to profit from a 2010 gold boom -- including one that focuses on the world's largest and best-positioned gold miners.
 
Two ETFs Set to Soar from China's World Domination -- Before long, investors will be drawn (again) to China's inexorable transformation into an economic superpower. Where else is the number of PCs (as just one example) doubling every 28 months? And China's per-capita income of $5,300 is just one-seventh the $38,000 taken home by the average American each year. It's only a matter of time before China supplants the U.S. as the world's leading consumer nation. There are plenty of ETFs investors can use to tap into China... but the two you'll find in this report offer the most promise.
Profit from Buffett's Favorite High-Income Investments with These Two ETFs -- Warren Buffett recently locked in a 10% yield that will pay him $500 million in annual dividends for years to come. His investment? Preferred shares. Today, we're looking at a rare opportunity to follow the legendary investor's lead to high income with these two preferred stock-focused ETFs. One sports a 8.5% yield... the other pays you 8.1%. You'll find their names and ticker symbols in this special report.
Two Inflation-Crushing Investments for 2010 and Beyond -- It's all but certain: Inflation is coming and it's going to erode the value of the greenback. Fortunately, there's a unique asset class specifically built shield your assets.

In fact, these securities don't just protect your portfolio from inflation, they're engineered to profit from it. You'll find the names of my two favorite "inflation-crushing" ETFs in this special report.
The India Profit Play To Own In 2010 -- Last quarter India's already roaring $1.2 trillion economy grew even more than the most optimistic estimates -- and now analysts are scrambling to ratchet up their expectations for future economic output.

Whether it's telecom, banking, or IT, Indian businesses continue to thrive off this emerging market's rapidly expanding middle class. The ETF we profile in this report owns the dominant leaders in these industries -- offering early investors significant upside in the coming year.
 
 
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  Three Model Portfolios:
    Portfolio #1 -- Your ETF Authority High Income Portfolio is loaded with superior ETFs and closed-end funds that are delivering some of the highest and safest yields on the planet.

This portfolio -- at this very minute -- has eight winners out of nine open recommendations (the "loser" is down only -1.2%) -- and those eight winners include blockbuster returns of +54.1%... +62.6%... +79.6%... and +132.6%!

Keep in mind though, with this portfolio, capital gains are just a bonus -- rather than cashing out for big profits, many of my readers choose to lock in the 8.2%... 9.1%... 10.9%... and 15.3% dividend yields for a steady stream of income!
    Portfolio #2 -- Your Global Growth Portfolio gives you the funds that invest in fast-growing foreign countries like China, Brazil, India, and Vietnam -- wherever there is rip-roaring growth that will turn into stock-market profits.

My Global Growth Portfolio -- if I do say so myself -- is absolutely on fire right now. We're holding seven open positions... and all seven are double-digit winners. The average position in this portfolio is up +62.6%!
    Portfolio #3 -- Your Sector Trading Portfolio includes securities that are profiting from today's hottest industries, giving you top opportunities to capture market-beating gains in the months ahead.

There are 12 winners out of 13 open positions in this portfolio (the "loser" is down just -7.1%) -- and those 12 winners are all double-digit blockbusters... with an average return of +37.0%!


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Nathan, how much will a subscription to your ETF Authority set me back?

It's a fair question.

After all, any service sitting on 27 out of 29 winners -- with its average holding up +44.2% -- has the potential to deliver tens of thousands of dollars worth of profits to its readers.

In fact, the gains you could make from just your first three months' worth of trades would more than offset a price-tag as high as $5,000-per-year.

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Nathan Slaughter
Chief Investment Strategist
The ETF Authority