It could happen. The miners have been the most hated sector for a long time now. If just a small amount of the focus gets turned on this sector and a modest amount of negativity goes away, this entire sector can run. In the stock market all sectors rotate eventually. We will get our turn. The only question is "Will you be there when it happens?". We are way overdue for some decent performance and as it becomes clear (very hard to see why it is not already clear) that the QE will not end, then the miners and gold will run. Hedge funds need to come back and not be selling to go into other stocks. There is SOOOO much $$$ floating around out there that some of it will eventually end up here as an overly neglected sector. Hope it is soon.