You are correct to say that these guys have an interest in seeing higher precious metals prices or as you say skin in the game when they carry out interviews with KWN, I mean Eric King is kind of like one of those  monster truck announcers right?  But yeah........... to answer your question with an inane observation ........ like I do ........ I think the next go around in the financial market death spiral will be orders of magnitude greater in breadth and depth than anything the world has ever seen. And to be clear I don't pretend to know anything about anything in these matters ........ but I do recognize a bubble and a circle jurk when i see one and bonds of all descriptions, treasuries particularly and rampant money printing across the globe  are certainly fueling the engine of the coming armageddon.

Yeah we could be suspicious of the motives of these guys and it is always a good idea to analyze and challenge the opinions of all to be sure; however one of the interesting things i notice is how suspcious and dismissive people tend to be when they see someone offering an alternative-to-the-herd  opinion may benefit from thier prognastications coming to fruition.  The analogy that is getting well worn but I still find relevant - we are all standing on the deck of the Titanic and someone tries to direct us to a lifeboat but we find it easier to believe the BUll $ hit that we have been fed by  that the ship is unslinkable than take a seat on the lifeboat because maybe just maybe the guy leading us to the lifeboat may have something to gain - well yah he has already decided he is going to survive - he's just offering you a chance to do the same.  OK maybe a bit long winded and ........ well I was going to say over simplistic analogy but actually it really is just that simple........

Your choice to divest paper and buy tangible assets, in this case metal is exactly that, a chance to survive.

In the case of mining company equities, well that is really just buying a share in a metal printing press of a fashion; and I'm of the opinion our currency is going to be in much greater demand soon.......... Aurcana printing tomorrows money one ounce at a time......

FWIW - I like guys like Kyle Bass and James Turk  and recently Charles Biderman mostly because they do comprehensive research, and offer it to the world they don't just sit there espousing contrarian opinion for the sake of it, they actually do research in a world of Mainstream financial ID10T's that hang thier analysis on technicolor BS from the BLS.