What The Recent Volatility In Gold and Silver Means

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 1:30 PM
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Following several months of remarkable price appreciation, precious metals (PMs) have been experiencing whipsaw volatility over the past 48 hours. Quite understandably, PM investors (and those thinking about becoming ones) are trying to make sense of what's next for gold, silver, and the miners. Many of you have written in to us with the questions you're most interested in getting insight into.

This morning, I spoke with three respected experts in the precious metals field. According to their expertise, I put a brief question to each: 

  • What's behind the current downdraft in bullion prices? (Ted Butler)
  • Having lagged the increases seen in the metals, are the miners attractive here? (Frank Barbera) 
  • For money looking to enter the PM market, is now a good time to enter? (John Doody)

Here is the summary of their responses:


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