I really think we need to view bullion the same way we view stocks. Don't try to beat the market. Don't watch the market every day. If it's your desire to invest in/collect precious metals, then do. But if you're just an ordinary guy, you probably aren't going to get rich doing it. Decide what you want to collect (or invest in) and try to get it as cheaply as possible. Besides that, there's probably not much else one can do to beat the system. We just don't know what tomorrow will mean for value.