because most gold stocks are holding their own unless in troubled nations or trouble surrounding nations. However the west is in Mali now and pushing back the islam rebels, yet for that time being its still hurting SMF's price I guess. Other that that the news for SMF has been all good. Meeting its yearly production numbers, and expected to do the same this year, and good grades of gold ounces per ton are being reported in new drillings. Which also means more gold resource levels being found.>