I've been noticing the same thing. Over at the EXK board you could hear a pin drop during the past 5 trading sessions. Just a few crickets chirping. Funny how lows pass so quietly. Or, perhaps we're not there yet?
In case anyone missed it, watch the full clip of the Blythe Masters video. (link inside this article by Ted Butler. The reeson she gave the interview was because JPM just gifted $5millon to the Center for Commodities at CU Bolder.
I interpret this gifting as JPM's way of telegraphing that they are going long metals (and miners) soon. Education has always been foundational to creating a market, and gifting always makes good PR.
This week was designed for investors in SVM as "Please Puke Your Position Peons"
I feel badly for many of them, and
"I'm sure I've never met a worse man than myself" ( Henry David Thoreau)
I'm just as greedy and fearful as anyone. But the crux of the matter is not feelings but facts. The fact is that US fiat will not ( under ANY circumstances ) act as a reliable store of value. Period, end of story.
Sheesh,this is all 'game theory' anyway; get people to do what you want. Scare them out of real things like silver and into fake things like fiat and bonds. Sheep exit.
Or dream up something called a CDS which you'll recall had, by magic design, supposedly lowered risk. Sheep come in.
How about AAA until the actual day of implosion?
The great and grand ponzi will work until it doesn't.