Precious metals haven't grabbed dramatic headlines like oil and gas have.
But the story is no less exiting. And the metals remain a fundamentally critical part of the global economic and strategic landscape.
Indeed, gold and silver took roller coaster-like rides throughout the year, both screeching towards their respective price lows before bouncing, albeit cautiously, ahead.
With the benefit of hindsight and the value of foresight, it's time to look at how gold and silver acted in 2014, and what we can do to profit in 2015.