Interesting, I would think that if there concerns with the stability of the dollar would cause silver prices to spike. Generally precious metals do very well when there are concerns about inflation. If anything I would say that silver may be slumping due to a perception of a strengthening housing market and economy. Although there is a long term risk of inflation, the deficit projected to be at it’s lowest levels in 5 years in 2013. Silver and gold have been on a very hot run for the last decade. In my opinion they are taking a bit of a break as the economy and housing sector in particular show some improvement.