Precious metals have been relentlessly smashed the past week with no end in sight. Silver is down over 12% just today after getting hammered big time last week. Gold is down $124 today. Absolutely amazing. Precious metals were thought to be the one good investing sphere left; now there's only the stock market, which is in a bubble dominated by computers trading on algorithms and various smoke and mirrors manipulations controlled by the banksters and big trading firms. Everything going on is counterintuitive, mainly because all markets (and government statistics) are heavily manipulated.