Both gold and silver are now solidly above their 200 day moving averages and the divergence between stocks and metals may be reversing a bit with stocks falling and metals rising. Certainly, metals are the better inflationary hedge as evidenced by currency collapses throughout history, but in today’s technologically advanced stock market focused society anything can happen so long as the puppett masters can still control their Frankenstein-like creation of bubbles and super-bubbles.
Do we need more regulation? Against monopoly and those who seek to end competition, yes. Against mom and pop farmers and the chick who owns a small shoe store in Albuquerque? Hell No. Leave the small business owners and Dairy Farmers alone.