The Fed, meeting everyone's expectations, announced Operation Twist today. The market went "wait, that's it?" and prompty turned south. In addition to that, the House voted down Obama's latest Porkulus project, leaving the gov't yet again without funding if politicos don't agree to turn the printing presses back on before the 30th.
Gold and silver turned south, and with the inflation faucet stopped up with political indigestion on all fronts, expect 2008 all over again. Copper, incidentally, went with the PMs and the market.