Meanwhile, In Silver...

For the 3rd time in 3 days, Silver (and gold) have been slammed lower in an almost instantaneous hammer blow, only to be lifted shortly thereafter to fill the apparent foreced sale void. Prices of precious metals have become increasingly volatile intraday in the last week or so as the debt ceiling debacle plays out but this mornings dump-and-pump seemed to sum up the new normal perfectly. Once again, it would seem, the Chinese will be sending thank you letters to the Fed and their henchmen... (as Goldman suggests there will be no Taper until March)