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7 top silver stocks to buy in 2024

Ready to invest in the silver mining industry? Learn how to invest in silver stocks in just a few steps.

The best silver stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

The top silver mining stocks included on this page all trade on the S&P 500, have an analyst recommendation of "Buy" or better and are sorted by year-to-date performance.

  1. First Majestic Silver (AG)
  2. Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM)
  3. Pan American Silver (PAAS)
  4. BHP Group (BHP)
  5. Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold (FCX)
  6. Newmont Goldcorp (NEM)
  7. Pretium Resources (PVG)

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How to invest in silver stocks

  1. Choose an online stock trading platform. Choose from our Top Picks above, use our comparison table below or jump straight to the best stock trading apps of 2024.
  2. Sign up for an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Set up a funding method to pay for the transaction. Deposit funds into your account by linking your banking information.
  4. Choose the stocks you want to buy. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol like AG or WPM.
  5. Place your order. Buy the stock. It's that simple.

Take a deeper dive into silver stocks

If you're interested in investing in the silver mining industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.

1. First Majestic Silver (AG)

First Majestic Silver Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of mineral properties with a focus on silver and gold production in North America. Its projects include the San Dimas mine covering an area of approximately 71,867 hectares located in Durango State, Mexico; the Santa Elena that covers an area of approximately 102,244 hectares located in Sonora State, México; and the La Encantada covering an area of approximately 4,076 hectares located in Coahuila State, México.

First Majestic Silver stock opened the day at $6.06 after a previous close of $6.04. The latest price was $6.15 (25-minute delay). First Majestic Silver is listed on the NYSE and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD522.9 million.

  • Market capitalization: $1,778,969,216
  • PEG ratio: 0

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2. Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM)

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. primarily sells precious metals in North America, Europe, and South America. It produces and sells gold, silver, palladium, and cobalt deposits.

Wheaton Precious Metals stock opened the day at $52.56 after a previous close of $52.69. The latest price was $52.69 (25-minute delay). Wheaton Precious Metals is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion and employs 42 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $23,998,547,968
  • P/E ratio: 40.7231
  • PEG ratio: 2.4

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3. Pan American Silver (PAAS)

Pan American Silver Corp. engages in the exploration, mine development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of silver, gold, zinc, lead, and copper mines in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. The company was formerly known as Pan American Minerals Corp.

Pan American Silver stock opened the day at $19.60 after a previous close of $19.62. The latest price was $19.93 (25-minute delay). Pan American Silver is listed on the NYSE and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion.

  • Market capitalization: $7,219,015,680
  • PEG ratio: 7.59

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4. BHP Group (BHP)

BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, the rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. The company operates through Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. It engages in the mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal.

BHP Group stock opened the day at $56.05 after a previous close of $56.25. The latest price was $56.66 (25-minute delay). BHP Group is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$55.7 billion and employs 49,089 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $144,944,365,568
  • P/E ratio: 19.4623
  • PEG ratio: 0

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5. Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold (FCX)

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. engages in the mining of mineral properties in North America, South America, and Indonesia. It primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and other metals.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock opened the day at $47.16 after a previous close of $47.26. The latest price was $47.69 (25-minute delay). Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$23.8 billion and employs 27,200 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $68,937,154,560
  • P/E ratio: 42.0965
  • PEG ratio: 0.2

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6. Newmont Goldcorp (NEM)

Newmont Corporation engages in the production and exploration of gold. It also explores for copper, silver, zinc, and lead. The company has operations and/or assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Suriname, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, Fiji, and Ghana.

Newmont Goldcorp stock opened the day at $40.97 after a previous close of $40.91. The latest price was $41.79 (25-minute delay). Newmont Goldcorp is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$13.2 billion and employs 21,700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $47,071,174,656
  • PEG ratio: 0.7872

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7. Pretium Resources (PVG)

Pretium Resources Inc. acquires, explores for, and develops precious metal resource properties in the Americas. The company primarily explores for gold and silver deposits.

Pretium Resources is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$611.1 million and employs 831 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,872,729,088
  • PEG ratio: 0

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in silver stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — silver stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the silver mining industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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