Thanks for your informative reply. I assign no responsibility to you or any particular source of information. I'm simply gathering information as I contemplate a tiny investment in a few rock solid companies. I'm aware of the risks involved in these manipulated markets. I've had more than enough exposure to unscrupulous CEOs and CFOs. Hence I'm extremely leery of juniors and exploration companies. I'm looking for a very few companies in various sectors that have a proven track record.
With that said, my current favorite is Hecla. I like the fact they're an old company based in the States. Amazingly enough their production costs are below the spot price of gold, silver, and various base metals.
My only concern is potential government action, such as nationalizing the company or a confiscatory windfall profits tax. I think these risks are small, since the .01 are heavily invested in companies such as this.
Again, thanks for all you do to educate your fellow Turdites.
Be well, stay warm,