To bad the market does not care about the US Mint orders. This is the problem when traders are in control of the commodity futures (i.e. silver, gold, oil, etc.). I find it funny if the global economy is getting better but silver is tanking (what happen to it being an industrial metal?). I am a believer in physical silver (silver eagle) not SLV stock. I doubt I will ever buy SLV or GLD. So, I guess you could say I am one of the those buyers but not a hoarder by any means.