Precious metals are up significantly in September, so why are people buying? Don't we assume from recent history a month from now, two months from now, three months from now, that prices will fall back to the $1200 range for gold and $16-ish for silver? So, why are you wasting extra money right now buying? Things will slow as summer comes to an end. A new rate hike might be announced, and people will put their money back into interest earning accounts and buy fewer precious metals. Then that's the time to buy. I know I'm not the only one aware of this.