A litlle off topic, but a good illustration that market prices created by paper manipulation no longer reflect any real supply and demand factors.  Fact:  Most of South African PM production has been shut down by either mine strikes or lockouts by major producers of Gold and other PM's.  Result:  Large drops in the price of gold.  Makes sense on Wall Street, but no other place ground in reality.

And silver follows this perverse system. Main street press babbles on about a risk-on day and other stupidities which explain why PM's drop.  Sure, I want to put all my money in negative return treasuries!