Eric Sprott, admittedly a biased observer plus his Sprott Asset Management chief investment officer, have recently publicly pronounced that Gold and silver will surge greatly. Sprott calls attention to the demand for PM amoung steadily richer Chinese nationals who are being encouraged to own gold and silver; and the concommitant radical decline in available above ground silver. The CIO's comments can be found on the silver page at KITCO.COM.
Also there is a forecast by Stephen Leeb that GOLD WILL FLY IN 2013 when the RED Chinese re-build the major bank reserves for those banks that made "troubled" read stupid loans that have become non-performing. Leeb is saying that Red China will underpin the reminby -read yuan- with PMs. Leebs comments also available on Kitco.com