Contrarians May Take a Shine to Silver

No asset class has performed as miserably over the past 12 months as the (formerly) precious metals. Gold and silver badly lagged all equity classes of ETFs. Everything else, other than emerging markets and real estate, surged.

However, real-estate-related shares may not be the best place to look for a rebound. The 32-year major drop in long-term rates ended in 2012, so rising rates may prove to be a prolonged headwind for housing-related stocks....329 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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