This ETF gives investors an opportunity to achieve exposure to silver without holding the physical metal or encountering the nuances of a futures-based strategy. For investors looking to bet on increased demand for this raw material used widely in various applications, SLVP is a viable option. Like other commodity producers ETFs, this product can be expected to trades as a leveraged play on the underlying silver spot price, meaning that this fund can experience significant volatility, while also serving as a potentially powerful tool for profiting from a surge in commodity prices. The word global in SLVP’s name could be interpreted as a bit misleading; this ETF allocates less than a quarter of its total assets to stocks from emerging markets. Similar to its only competitor, SIL, this ETF is also tilted towards Canadian mining stocks. However, SLVP is the more appealing option from a cost perspective as it boasts a cheaper expense ratio. Investors should however also note that SIL is available for commission free trading on the E* Trade and Interactive Brokers platforms.