Silver gains popularity among investors amid economy fears
9 January 2013 Last updated at 03:58 GMT
Worries about the challenge of reviving the sluggish US economy and dealing with the Eurozone debt crisis have prompted nervous investors to find safe havens to put their money.
Gold has been long considered a safe-haven asset, but investors are now being attracted to silver.
The BBC's Leisha Chi has been finding out why some bullion experts believe silver will outperform over the next few years.