Critical to success in this trade is timing. Overall, February is one of the best months of the year in which to be long silver, but the gain frequency for the commodity in March is literally a 50-50 proposition, according to From there, silver enters a period of seasonal weakness in the second quarter with a spotty track record in April, May and June.

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ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of SLV.