Every country wants to devalue, so the ECB's long lead in the devalue stakes has come to a halt. When the Euro comes down from its current peak, it will rise to its next peak somewhere around the same. The trend continues upwards.
Silver is a total mystery to me. Why is Silver so strong, when gold is on the ropes? All I can say is that it is at or near the top of its normal channel, which can hardly presage much further growth. Silver chain-links were the currency of ancient Ireland, before currency, not gold!