It would appear all the tapering and tweaking of markets is not having the right effect and could lead to increased interest rates, which in turn would remove liquidity. Confidence is falling as people realise what little control the major banks really have to keep currencies stable. Without a magical device in place to stem the economic turbulence and stabilise the dollar or any other fiat currency, the world's financial structure is in the middle of huge changes and might at some point upend.
So where are the waves of movement then? One of them is gold and you only have to look at by far the biggest player on the field China whose hunger rose 41% in 2013 making a new record with 1,176 tonnes, because of the uncertainties around currencies. Infact no one actually knows just how much gold China does have in its coffers, and that's probably the way they want to keep it because transparency would only drive the price up!
With all this poor economic data flowing out of the U.S. many people are turning towards the best-tried-and-tested 'safe haven' 'precious metals'. Currently demand is extremely high and the mints are stuggling to keep up. So come on in, the water's fine.