Today the US stock market is down sharply. At this writing it is minus 220+. Silver is an industrial metal, as well as having monetary value. The stock market has been manipulated upward for some time far beyond valuation. So it would seem that silver investors are looking at the very real possibility that a large stock market correction, beyond today, could take silver down sharply, despite the monetary function of the metal. Gold, on the other hand, is showing strength today. This seems to confirm that the monetary function of silver is being ignored.
As long as they keep taking from the poor and giving to the rich lunch will become too expensive for some. Prining money and giving it to the rich expands money supply causing a devaluation of the workers paycheck.
Wild swings yes but not that unusual. Silver is highly manipulated and that is what those who control the price do to make a profit. Sometimes the price gets away from them and then really swings as they take back control. This is not a free market.