SLVP: Silver Mining Companies Are Likely Overvalued

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  • SLVP invests in silver mining companies globally.
  • Based on a conservative but in my opinion reasonable set of assumptions, SLVP's portfolio is most likely expensive.
  • I would not want to assume that silver prices will rally over the next few years, and without that assumption, SLVP's portfolio looks potentially dramatically overvalued.
  • Given the negative-skewed risk/reward, I would take a strong bearish view on SLVP. I think that SLVP could in fact be an interesting short opportunity for market-neutral traders/investors.

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iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (BATS:SLVP) is an exchange-traded fund that provides investors with access to publicly-listed silver mining companies. The expense ratio is 0.39%, with assets under management of $193 million as of December 5, 2022. That makes the fund

SLVP ETF Net Fund Flows

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Weighted risk-free rate for SLVP

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