SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

April 19, 2011 08:16 ET

Silver Prices Continue to Surge but Miners Begin Showing Volatility

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Hecla Mining & Coeur d'Alene Mines

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - The price of silver has been on the upswing this month as a weak US dollar and concerns about European sovereign debt raised investor demand for safe-haven assets. Silver is an interesting investment opportunity as it can be considered both a precious metal and an industrial metal. Besides jewellery, ornaments and utensils, silver is also used in electrical contacts and conductors, in mirrors and in catalysis of chemical reactions. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for the Silver Market and provides research reports on Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) and Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE: CDE). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-04-HL

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-04-CDE

Growing industrial demand for silver in the international market is a fundamental reason behind silver's spike in price. New technologies in solar energy, water purification and medical instruments are expected to keep industrial demand for the metal surging going forward. In fact, a recent report released from The Silver Institute titled "The Future of Silver Industrial Demand" estimates that the amount of silver used for industrial purposes is estimated to rise to 665.9 million troy ounces by 2015, which would be a 36 percent increase from the 487 million used in 2010.

The Bedford Report releases regular updates on The Silver Market so investors can stay ahead of the crowd and make the best investment decisions to maximize their returns. Take a few minutes to register with us free at www.bedfordreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous analyst reports and industry newsletters.

Those who believe that silver prices will remain near 31 year highs may be inclined to look into silver miners. Investors in silver miners are banking on rising earnings, as silver prices rise, to provide value.

Silver mining stocks tend to be more volatile, however. Last week several silver mining stocks saw their share prices plummet after Bolivia's leftist government said it might rescind concessions on several mines in the country.

On Monday shares of Hecla Mines fell close to eight percent after the company said it suspended operations at a mine in Idaho after an employee went missing as the mine's ground collapsed on Friday.

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