Good Lord! Silver is trading over $25.60/oz on this day, November 4, 2010. Five years ago, silver sold for just over $7.00/oz. My firm belief still stands that young adults and educators should diversify some of their assets into metals. Even at $25, silver is still relatively affordable and over the last 5,000 years precious metals have always had worth. The volatility of global markets, the tenuous condition of the American economy, and uncertainty about the viability of public pensions all make metals a play worth thinking about.