I agree with you 100%, I got hit last year by POG too and it sucked to wait all summer and doing small trades. This time I'll trade in and out if I can do day trades then even better but always short term especially when metals are over bought like silver was. Better to take a small loss even then get stuck in a position and be down 10000s of dollars and wait for things to turn around.
I find that SLW has many good opertunities to get in and out and make money on daily basis without risking too much. SLW was heading down and only thing that helped it to move up was the PoS and the earnings now that's behind us this stock might move lower yet. PP that was down a month ago screwed the stock, IMO the underwriters usually if not always push the stock down after financing.