It is not always this way, but at this time at least the precious metals seem to be price driven by the forex traders, who care not a whit about supply and demand.
That is setting up a real witches brew of malinvestment, because they are attempting to sustain the unsustainable with increasing use of force of leverage and market dominance.
Sometimes you have no choice but to let someone in power have their way, and try to stay out of the blast radius when the inevitable reckoning comes. Even when it is long past time for a change in strategy and style, and apparent to most that their approach is beyond all rational expectations.
Then hard reality intrudes, and their dreams of fame, vindication, and conquest collapse and burn in failure. And the innocent suffer.
I am sure you are familiar with that axiom from your experience at work, especially if you have worked at a large organization staffed with 'very serious people' at the top.
I am not sure how far the monetary blast radius will extend, but it will almost certainly be fairly impressive.
Have a pleasant evening.