About the Author Tom Szabo is Editor of SilverAxis.com, devoted to investment opportunities in silver. Analyzing Royalties and Royalty Companies By Tom Szabo, David Zurbuchen | December 15, 2010 It is important to understand the underlying value of a royalty company based on the current market environment and the future production outlook. Base Metals: Silver's Albatross? By Tom Szabo | November 7, 2006 Base metals are of peculiar interest to silver investors because the majority of silver production is a by-product or co-product of base metal mining. Endeavour Mining Capital Plans Share Buyback By Tom Szabo | March 31, 2006 Does Endeavour really think that earnings growth in natural resources is almost over? Silver ETF Ironies By Tom Szabo | March 4, 2006 Alas, miracles are for suckers. The SEC's likely position will be that the spot silver market is so small and illiquid that an ETF will have a disruptive influence. The Silver ETF - Not So Ironic After All? By Tom Szabo | March 23, 2006 Based on SEC comments, the listing of this ETF is a foregone conclusion. So for imminent silver ETF investors, good luck, be ready, be careful and be prosperous! Silver Lease Thoughts By Tom Szabo | July 10, 2006 Silver leasing associated with published silver lease rates is just a small portion of worldwide silver trading activity.