You're confused because you're probably a rational, thoughtful person that lined up the pro's and con's before buying SLW and figured "with supply shortage in silver, industrial demand and weak dollar policy, this baby has to keep going up!" But the market isn't rational.
So, unless you have money in a self-directed IRA where you're buying paper, buy physical and lose the confusion.
I got in and it dropped over two dollars the next day. Egads! Not really, it's a gem of a stock..moody..but worth putting up with the mood swings in the long run. When SLW is nice to you, it's very nice. That's why, as with, Mcd, FCX (big doins!), JBL and others. Just let it ride and don't obsess over every dip. That's the time to buy more. Like McD right now and SLW. I've been trading within an IRA account for 15 years (a very finite amount of money) and tripled my initial amount..which, when you think about it isn't bad..diversify and don't forget those with good, dependable dividends.
Right now I'm in 4 stocks. Some days they're all red..like today, others..all green..take some profit. You'll never get taxed until you start taking money out.
I think buyers are getting back in. The volume is very high 13 mill on average of 8. The buyers waited for the news to come out. After bernanke statement that it will take 4-5 years to get back the job market back to normal, buyers flocked. The stock is down on low volume. Now the whole market is down, when the market keeps up, this stock will rock. Next week should see a good gains. .....Hopefully.