Here's a topic that has been discussed ad nauseum in many contexts, but one that has been "interrupted", per se, before letting the breadth of opinion stretch its wings.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTATION OF SILVER?
There are many ways to answer this, and they will certainly be based on individual ideologies. Variables, of course, make any expectation exciting. Are you looking for a specific dollar-per-ounce value? Are you looking for a strict preservation of wealth against the uncertainties of the U.S. dollar? Are you looking for quick appreciation?
At the outset, this could appear to be a basic question, but I've found that debating and exploring the expectation of others often has affects on our own opinions, which can lead to different buying strategies and/or purchasing practices. Admittedly, this is a topic largely geared toward physical silver, but can also apply to long-term players in the paper market.
For me, I have ZERO expectation, other than I "assume" silver is a way to invest my FRN's in a medium that has less volatility than paper money, AND, a way to pass that on to my children (or grandchildren) when I start pushin' up the daisies. While I do watch the market price of silver, I NEVER get involved in discussions about how exciting it is to see silver rise to $15, or move past a specific resistance mark. I have gained a more fervent respect for folks that believe in this, but it is less cerebral for me:
"Buy it, drool on it, lock it away to collect dust"
Admittedly, I do a lot of "flipping", and have made amazing personal gains with this practice, so I would be lying if I said I locked it away and forgot about it, or never looked at the spot price. I have a respectable base, that allows me to sell when the going is good, and put profits on sales back to more metal. I can regularly sell a 100oz. brick, and buy 120 oz. Ebay is great place for that, even with fees included.
So...to sum up, my expectation is nil. Sit there, collect dust, let me buy more, and don't go below my dollar average ( which is quite a bit less than 2 digits).
How 'bout you?