I constantly read about price indicators. Some say gold will collapse to the $1,000 floor; saying the bull market is over. The fed raining interests rates depressing gold; and that gold will continue to decline, unless their is a catastrophic event. Then there are those who preach the coming collapse due to the 200 trillion dollar global debt and the bond markets unable to pay-off. But then, the economist say that the bods are written at low interest rates over a long extended time, and with the Fed's inflation targets depreciate the value of the bonds, it makes them payable over the future. Then, there are those who say that the markets are "rigged" by policies intended to shake out the "little guy's" wherewithal to psychologically hold out in the face of their holdings declining - it's difficult not to be tempted to sell, cut your losses and maybe invest in mining stocks; or gold ETF's. Given all this information - it sure is difficult for investors to to make any rational decision whether to hold on, or sell. For me, its not a matter rational analysis anymore - its like religious faith, or a loss of faith.