I have been thinking, current system favors the rich so they probably do not want to see silver as money. The poor will always be poor, no money and no means to make any. The working people will most likely be better off with silver as money, maybe thats why the eagles are in such demand. So this bull market in gold and silver started with the little guy and continues, maybe thats why silver has outperformed HL, why trust the dollar or anything paper anymore.
Except that HL has kept up or even exceed the % up move on the recent rally of silver, and today it is down only a little. Hecla in particular, and perhaps the other pm mining shares, may now start outperforming the metals. The selloff in the shares was far more brutal than that in the metals (HL went from above $10 to $5), now the reverse. I think HL gets back to $8 and maybe $10 over the next month or two.