Best Silver ETFs to Buy Now

Silver will always sit in gold's media shadow, but the best silver ETFs can help you enjoy runs of outperformance.

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Silver might never hold a candle to gold. But that doesn't mean you can't put it to good use in your portfolio – and what better way than with the best silver ETFs.

Between the end of 2018 and the end of 2022, silver gained 52% in price, beating gold by more than 10 percentage points and providing wind beneath the wings of silver exchange-traded funds. But given silver's persistent placement in gold's shadow when it comes to financial media coverage, chances are this is the first you've heard about its solid outperformance.


Data, including assets under management, dividend yield and expenses, is as of December 5, and is courtesy of Morningstar. 

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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for, and the Managing Editor for before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.