SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

February 09, 2012 08:20 ET

Hecla Mining and Great Panther Silver Showing Potential to Outperform Silver Prices

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Hecla Mining & Great Panther Silver

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - Silver stocks have been on an impressive run in 2012. The Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL) is up nearly 19 percent year to date -- keeping up with the metal's 20 percent gains in 2012 -- as a steady uptick in the broader market has pushed investors into riskier trading avenues. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Silver Industry and provides equity research on Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) and Great Panther Silver Limited (NYSE Amex: GPL) (TSX: GPR). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.paragonreport.com/HL

www.paragonreport.com/GPL

With the S&P on the upswing, silver mining stocks have the ability to keep up with -- or exceed -- the performance of silver prices. According to The Silver Institute's most recent Silver Investment Market Update, "the investment characteristics of silver mining stocks are different from those of the metal, but in a rising market they can often outperform the silver price and hence may potentially offer healthier returns." The Silver Institute argues that investors in silver miners not only benefit from rises in silver prices, but also from a "stream of dividends."

The Paragon Report provides investors with an excellent first step in their due diligence by providing daily trading ideas, and consolidating the public information available on them. For more investment research on the silver industry register with us free at www.paragonreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous stock reports and industry newsletters.

Investments in silver miners are not without risks. The Silver Institute argues that miners "sometimes face significant technical challenges in accurately quantifying their ore reserves, then mining and processing the ore profitably."

Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery, acquisition, development, production, and marketing of silver, gold, lead, and zinc. Last week, some shareholders sued Hecla Mining for stock losses they endured after the federal government shut down the Lucky Friday Mine for safety violations. "This lawsuit has no merit," said spokeswoman Melanie Hennessey, explaining that such lawsuits were common when a stock price dropped.

Great Panther Silver Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious and base metal properties in Mexico.

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