Gold and silver perform freaking awesome when there is a banking or serious national security crisis. Or during hyperinflation or stagflation.
The economy grew slow for the last years but it still grew. So those complaining about the price declining do not understand the cycle.
Once the next crisis hits gold and silver will go up a lot (silver to $40). Until then I am buying, and not complaining about the good deals am getting. I balance this with some stocks that are undervalued and cheap, especially with giant dividends like Carlyle Group.