Miners are real, but they are risky. SLW is not a miner. SLW profits from miners without the risk and price fluctuations that whipsaw mining companies. SLW is currently 10% above its 52-week low and about 50% below its 52-week high. Technically and fundamentally, this is a good time to accumulate SLW. No whacky predictions...just an opinion.
Fundamentally i still like the company, i'll give you that. It's a great way to play Ag. Technically however SLW is trending below it's 20, 100, and 200 SMA with nearest major support coming in at it's 52-week low. It is touching the lower portion of it's BB which could serve as a bounce level but all things aside, no offence, technically this thing is in a turd (down) mode unless Ag turns around. IMO.