As the market turns increasingly to commodities and precious metals investors can look for some leverage in silver. The price of silver has risen 23% since the beginning of the year, closing Friday at $13.65. Silver stocks have enjoyed an even better ride. Silver Wheaton (TSX:SLW) is up almost 50% in the past three months thanks to a big pop last week. The stock is one of several precious metal stocks on this week's Stock Trends Picks of the Week.