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Silver investing has made a name for itself in recent years as investors have begun to look at the precious metal as a strong store of value as well as a safe haven play. Silver also has close ties to the industrial world, giving it greater ties to the economy than gold.

But for those looking to start a silver collection of their own, there are a number of factors that come into play. Below, we have assembled an all-encompassing guide of articles and resources from around the web to educate you on every facet of the physical silver industry [for more silver news subscribe to our free newsletter].

Dealers

First things first, you will need to know some of the biggest and most trusted dealers in the silver industry [see also 25 Ways To Invest In Silver].

  • APMEX: A straight up, no-nonsense website focused on aiding those looking to purchase bullion of all kinds, be it bars, coins, or even rare collectibles.
  • Kitco: While Kitco is a big seller of the white metal, it is also a vital resource as it offers forums and educational centers to help investors make the best decisions for them as well as learn from other individuals from around the world.
  • BullionVault: A great resource that gives investors the option to store their purchases in vaults in New York, London, and Zurich with the option to either sell or withdraw bars at any time.
  • Bullion Direct: A website that has a very well-rounded focus. While it offers live pricing and the ability to purchase/sell all four precious metals, it also has a timely news section to keep investors up to date.
  • JM Bullion: This site sells both silver and gold and also offers analysis and guides to help investors of all levels make appropriate allocations.

Storage

Though a number of the following resources talk primarily about storing gold, the same practices will apply to silver investors wishing to keep their physical bullion safe and sound.

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  • How To Store Silver at Home : As the name describes, this article from GoldSilver.com serves as an informative guide on how to store silver at home.
  • Where to Hide It: An opinionated article written by John Rubino, co-author of The Money Bubble, The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It, Main Street, Not Wall Street and many more.

Taxes

One thing that often is overlooked by investors are the tax ramifications of physical silver investing.

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  • Capital Gains Tax Guide for Investors: A very short but effective resource discussing collectibles and their tax burden, including both silver and gold as well as some of the ETFs that track the two metals.
  • A Better Tax Rate on Silver: An article that discusses how to use securities to obtain favorable tax treatment over physical investing.

General Research

The following resources give general information and facts on physical investing as a whole.

  • SilverIsWealth: A website that focuses on silver investing, including the ins and outs of physical exposure.
  • Top 20 Silver Investing Forums: Another Commodity HQ piece that focuses on silver forums to help investors connect with like-minded individuals to share ideas and tips on the precious metal.

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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

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