If the stock market tanks as many predict then demand for precious metals goes up (investments have to be made some place), prices of precious metals escalate and precious metal stocks take off. Personally I think that is what we have been witnessing--price of this stock something like 6 months ago was .04/share. Thanks goodness I did not sell
One of the issues to vote on in the proxy is the appointment of Price Waterhouse Coopers as the independent auditor. Apparently management has a very positive outlook as such a large auditing firm would not be invited unless big things are anticipated.