Ouch. Hope it wasn't too painful. Anyone who was around in 2008-09 got singed somewhere. Gold and silver stocks were "a steal". It was really quite depressing until late 2010 for silver. You learn pretty quickly that from the gutters of hotcopper to the cuff-linked expensive investomercial e-business, the same principal applies - the fox and the crow. It's your money. Treat it like gold.