While I am not in a position to start off any commodity debate here on the safe haven status of Silver, I am believer in its hybrid status in risk on or off.
And while I haven’t come across any screaming headlines deriding the silver investment, as opposed to all the Gold bears, I see quiet reminders everyday like this one . http://seekingalpha.com/article/376901-silver-could-double-by-year-s-end
Graph : Silver since 1975 (source Bloomberg)
Graph : Gold since 1975 (source Bloomberg)
Perhaps its simplistic reasoning, tending towards naive, to fancy that looking at the 2 charts above that Silver can pull off a Gold .