In the following video, Fool contributor Dan Caplinger discusses some advantages accruing to Silver Wheaton as the world's largest silver streaming company.

Dan explains how Silver Wheaton's experience in providing financing to mining partners helps build credibility in negotiating future agreements that may benefit investors beyond the recent price declines in silver. He also believes that Silver Wheaton's existing partner network, consisting of large mining companies such as Barrick Gold and Goldcorp , is a competitive advantage.

Finally, Dan shares how a recent streaming agreement for gold with Brazilian mining giant Vale provides diversification for the future.

If you're looking for a company whose success is determined by the metals market, but without involving itself in the risks of physically mining the metals, then Silver Wheaton provides a unique play on the future of silver. SLW chooses to finance the mining of silver; it has grown sales and net income every year since 2008, and also has increased competitive advantages over its limited peer group. To learn more about Silver Wheaton, click here now to access The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company.

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Fool contributor Dan Caplinger owns shares of Silver Wheaton. The Motley Fool owns shares of Vale. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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