It's painful, but just remember it is only manipulation by traders looking to steal all they can before they drive the price back up. Common sense is the best defense against these crooks. If they can panic people they'll make money on their shorts and profit on their new positions when they buy at the bottom. The Street has never been as crooked as it is now. Both Dems and Repubs are equally guilty. Hey, their behaviors may very well melt down the entire World. And one thing will be certain: Gold and Silver will be the safe harbors of choice before this is all over.