To be honest with you, one can stick the metal stocks and stock market in their ass. The whole thing is run by crooks. Of course the metal markets aren't all that much better. The problem with the mining stocks are gold and silver have been and are currently at 20-25 year highs and the stocks have pretty much done nothing. SLW has done well because it was a new issue. The problem with stocks are reguardless how precious metals do the stocks pretty much follow the market. Perfect example is SLW at what 9 bucks. Like I said the stock market is a joke.