There are a few of us here who have been "stacking" over a long period of time. Some of my stuff, I bought in the 1980's and 1990's when silver was $6.00 to $9.00 per ounce. And even these past few years, with the ups and downs, I paid as high as $22.00 per ounce including premiums. A Dollar Cost Averaging strategy. I have sold very little, and today, the stack gets bigger. I am not stacking silver as an investment. I am stacking to preserve my wealth, against a changing economy. Look into what the price of gold and silver have done in Argentina, as their currency has crumbled because of bad inflation. Look at Venezuela, their currency is garbage. Their Government hates the idea that the citizens are using American dollars in what the govt says is 'black market' trading, but all it really is, is people trying to buy food and necessities. There are even a few old silver coins being used. And we have all seen these past few months.. silver at $14.50, and YES...I did buy at that level.. and even this past Friday, I bought 2019 American Silver Eagles 1oz at $21.50 each. I bought nearly all the 2019's the dealer had in stock, as he was waiting on big boxes to arrive for his customers. When the spot BID/ASK prices in New York City, London, Hong Kong and Australia get above $25.00 United States Dollars (USD) per ounce, I will just set aside some mad cash, should the spot prices drop suddenly. Which is like going shopping, and everything is ON SALE! If the metals do sky rocket, don't panic, wait and see, because you had already been stacking, which is more than the rest of Americans are doing. Some people buy brand new cars and trucks, waisting their capital, and others are stacking gold and silver, preserving their buying power. Something I keep in my mind is, if I had bought a 10 oz bar of silver at say $9.00 per ounce with a premium of $1.50 per ounce over the spot price, and silver later moves to say $18.50 per ounce, and I sell that 10 oz bar for $185.00... now what do I do? Put the cash in a bank, where it does not do anything? Look at history, back in 1979, inflation was at near 18%, home loans were at 12% to 16%, and silver and gold went way up! It was because the dollar was losing its buying power. SmoggyPluto, you are off to a good start! Keep stack'in!