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Silver's futures prices were down 5% earlier this week, as the precious metal's per-ounce price declined due to physical demand issues and to talk of a Fed rate hike.
Investors worldwide have poured a total of $51 billion into commodity-focused ETFs and similar investment products, Barclays estimates. The bulk of that total, $28.8 billion, went to precious metals funds.