What's a good amount of silver to own?

Some analysts recommend allocating between five and ten percent of your portfolio to gold and silver. Others suggest allocating up to 25 percent.

What's a good amount of silver to own?

Some analysts recommend allocating between five and ten percent of your portfolio to gold and silver. Others suggest allocating up to 25 percent. Of course, this list doesn't include everyone at all and there are other considerations to keep in mind as well. As for what financial professionals can recommend, we have seen general figures ranging from 1 to 20 percent.

Where one can fall on this spectrum depends on several factors. Precious metals don't pay dividends: physically owning gold and silver or other precious metals doesn't provide an opportunity to earn dividend income. If you've been struggling to determine if you have enough physical gold and silver, GoldSilver has created a practical guide for you.