I have been buying issues not related to AU and AG.I think it is posible that Gold and Silver resume an upward move eventually.I am no fan of EXN as many of you recognize altho it is still possible in my thinking that it will go up in price.I think that in my experience that the observations from some of the posters on this board are very optimistic indeed,so I have diversified my holdings into stocks that are still commodity speculations.The reason is, as follows. Based on the explosive growth of the worlds populationn and so far as I can determine IMHO stuff in the ground will become more  valuable. As always it is MR.Market that controls prices. Mr. Market says down for the prices of AU and AG at this moment however that can change. Regards to all.onehaf.