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The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) have each traded slightly lower over the past month, but waning silver volatility could be a sign the metal is poised to rally.

“Multi-year lows in volatility could suggest the market is ripe for sharp move. Supporting a potential price recovery, the most recent data on Chinese demand indicated a 22% yoy increase in Q1 silver imports — the largest quarterly gain since Q2 2010,” said ETF Securities.

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