Is Silver Wheaton a Steal?

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It is no secret that precious metals companies have been taking a pounding for some time now. The SPDR Gold Trust and iShares Silver Trust , the gold and silver ETFs, have been hard hit and operating companies like First Majestic and Barrick Gold have been hit even harder. Through all of these struggles, and in some cases because of them, one precious metals company continues to look attractive for the long term: Silver Wheaton .

In the video below, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses several reasons why Silver Wheaton continues to be worth the consideration of most investors.

For yet another perspective on how Silver Wheaton provides a unique play on the future of silver, continue reading. SLW chooses to finance the mining of silver; it has grown sales and net income every year since 2008, and also has increased competitive advantages over its limited peer group. To learn more about Silver Wheaton, click here now to access The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company.

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