ETF Commodity Type: Silver ETFs, or exchange traded funds, are investment vehicles that are traded on stock exchanges. ETFs can track a wide variety of asset classes, including commodities like silver. Silver ETFs provide exposure to the silver market without the need for investors to hold the physical metal. ETFs are typically passively managed, meaning that they seek to track the performance of a particular index. However, there are also actively managed ETFs that aim to outperform a benchmark index. Silver ETFs typically have low expense ratios and can be purchased commission-free. ETFs can be bought and sold throughout the day, making them a flexible and liquid investment.