This can be said of few corporation's,( as drop out college person, but my major was accounting... )SLW, along with TPL, fit's my bill as relatively "safe". As long as the Federal Reserve is stimulating our economy 85 billion dollar's a month. Cash is not king when the most yield that one can get is near 0% on short term securities. TPL has zero debt and buy's back it's own share's every year. SLW has near zero debt, and it's cost basis is 4 dollar silver.
The beauty of an ira account is that I will pay the tax man once I cash out. As an accountant, and a trader, the complication's of reporting trade's etc.. When one has an ira account, it is simple.By the way, SLW short term, has a cup and a handle, which is bullish.