When you speak of “trash” it is more likely the “trash” exists within the central banks. It is becoming overtly obvious that since central banks worldwide control fiat currencies, which are the only currently available legal mediums of exchange, generally speaking, that they can run everything in the precious metal sector into the ground, at which point they (central banks) can pick up the pieces and keep all things PM related out of the hands of the public.
In such a scenario, where total control to manipulate exists, it is better to wait till they’ve overplayed their hand, as is so typical of those of unbridled greed. No one should put a penny into PMs until they’ve obviously turned the corner, which includes all things related and derivative, which includes PM mining companies. The DJIA today lost over 315 points. When it is generally recognized to be in a downtrend is when serious consideration to PM mining companies should start to attract interest. In the meantime, if some out there feel their money is burning a hole in their pockets, there is always the physical market.