Exchange traded funds (ETFs) for silver rose again Friday after the U.S. said consumer inflation increased 0.5% in March and investors worried about European debt.

The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) notched another record high of almost $42 a share in midday action Friday, rising nearly 2%. The $14.3 billion silver ETF held roughly 353 million ounces of the metal as of April 14.

The gold/silver ratio is at its lowest level in 28 years, FastMarkets reported.

Some analysts say silver ETFs are contributing to investment demand and pushing bullion prices too far, too fast.

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