Barclays Global Investors, the largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), said in a recent regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it seeks approval for a new ETF tracking silver, it was reported last week.

The move comes just a few months after two ETFs tracking gold began trading. The latest offering, the iShares Silver Trust, would hold the physical silver with investors owning an interest in those assets, with each share representing 10 ounces of silver.

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