https://silverseek.com/commentaries/rss/1506 Goldseek Commentaries en Four Top Primary Silver Miners Production Plummets https://silverseek.com/commentary/four-top-primary-silver-miners-production-plummets-16795 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interesting change of events, production at four of the top primary silver miners plummeted during the second quarter of 2017. This goes well beyond normal fluctuations in mining companies production figures during different quarterly reporting periods. The company with the least percentage decline in silver production still suffered a 20% reduction of mine supply in the second quarter. According to recently released company data, silver production declined between 20-34% from these four primary silver miners during the second quarter. The company that suffered the biggest decline in silver production was Hecla at -34%, followed by Endeavour Silver at -26%, Silver Standard at -24% and First Majestic with a decrease of 20%: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, August 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In an interesting change of events, production at four of the top primary silver miners plummeted during the second quarter of 2017.&nbsp; This goes well beyond normal fluctuations in mining companies production figures during different quarterly reporting periods.&nbsp; The company with the least percentage decline in silver production still suffered a 20% reduction of mine supply in the second quarter.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/four-top-primary-silver-miners-production-plummets-16795" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 05 Aug 2017 08:52:43 +0000 SRSrocco 16795 at https://silverseek.com Silver Investment: Outperformed Gold In This Major Sector https://silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investment-outperformed-gold-major-sector-16784 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Precious metals investors may not be aware, but silver investment has seriously outperformed gold in this major market sector. Even though precious metals sentiment and sales are currently lower than they were over the past several years, this is only temporary pause before the market surges as the highly inflated stock market finally cracks and plunges lower. When we start to witness a huge correction or crash in the broader stock markets, there only be a few physical assets worth owning to protect wealth. Investors moving into the precious metals at this time, will see their asset values increase significantly. However, silver will likely out perform gold as investors and speculators move into the more undervalued precious metal. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Precious metals investors may not be aware, but silver investment has seriously outperformed gold in this major market sector.&nbsp; Even though precious metals sentiment and sales are currently lower than they were over the past several years, this is only temporary pause before the market surges as the highly inflated stock market finally cracks and plunges lower.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investment-outperformed-gold-major-sector-16784" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:19:25 +0000 SRSrocco 16784 at https://silverseek.com Chile’s Silver Production Down A Stunning 32% https://silverseek.com/commentary/chile%E2%80%99s-silver-production-down-stunning-32-16781 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interesting change of events, the world’s fifth largest silver producer saw its production plunge 32% in May versus the same month last year. Chile, a country which produced a record high of 54 million oz of silver in 2014, is forecasted to see its mine supply decline to less than 40 million oz in 2017. According to the most recently released data by COCHILCO – Chile’s Ministry of Mines, the country’s silver production in May fell to 97.1 metric tons (3.1 million oz) versus 141.9 metric tons (4.6 million oz) in the same month last year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, July 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In an interesting change of events, the world’s fifth largest silver producer saw its production plunge 32% in May versus the same month last year.&nbsp; Chile, a country which produced a record high of 54 million oz of silver in 2014, is forecasted to see its mine supply decline to less than 40 million oz in 2017.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/chile%E2%80%99s-silver-production-down-stunning-32-16781" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:19:46 +0000 SRSrocco 16781 at https://silverseek.com Massive Central Bank Asset Purchases: Last Ditch Effort To Save Economy & Cap Silver-Gold Prices https://silverseek.com/commentary/massive-central-bank-asset-purchases-last-ditch-effort-save-economy-cap-silver-gold-price <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Central banks bought a staggering $1.5 trillion in assets in the first five months of the year to keep the economy from imploding while at the same time, capping the gold price. Yes, it’s true…. $300 billion a month of Central bank asset purchases pushes up STOCK, BOND and REAL ESTATE values while it depresses or caps the gold (or silver) price. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Droid Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; word-spacing: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; font-stretch: inherit; background-color: #ffffff; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-variant-numeric: inherit;"><span style="font-family: </p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/massive-central-bank-asset-purchases-last-ditch-effort-save-economy-cap-silver-gold-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:58:11 +0000 SRSrocco 16679 at https://silverseek.com CHINA’S INDUSTRIAL SILVER FABRICATION TUMBLES: A Bad Sign For The Global Economy https://silverseek.com/commentary/china%E2%80%99s-industrial-silver-fabrication-tumbles-bad-sign-global-economy-16648 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The once Great Chinese Dragon Economy seems to be burning out as its economic indicators continue to weaken and smolder. One such indicator is China’s rapidly falling industrial silver consumption. At one time, Chinese industrial silver fabrication was consuming nearly a third of the global total. However, this has fallen considerably over the past two years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The once Great Chinese Dragon Economy seems to be burning out as its economic indicators continue to weaken and smolder.&nbsp; One such indicator is China’s rapidly falling industrial silver consumption.&nbsp; At one time, Chinese industrial silver fabrication was consuming nearly a third of the global total.&nbsp; However, this has fallen considerably over the past two years.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/china%E2%80%99s-industrial-silver-fabrication-tumbles-bad-sign-global-economy-16648" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 31 May 2017 02:19:18 +0000 SRSrocco 16648 at https://silverseek.com Government Silver Sales Have Totally Dried Up… WHY? https://silverseek.com/commentary/government-silver-sales-have-totally-dried-up%E2%80%A6-why-16641 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before the turn of the century, Central Banks sold a record 97 million oz of silver into the market in 1999. This was great deal of silver as it accounted for 17% of total global mine supply that year. Over the next 14 years, Central Banks continued to sell a substantial amount of silver to supplement the market. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Before the turn of the century, Central Banks sold a record 97 million oz of silver into the market in 1999.&nbsp; This was great deal of silver as it accounted for 17% of total global mine supply that year.&nbsp; Over the next 14 years, Central Banks continued to sell a substantial amount of silver to supplement the market.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/government-silver-sales-have-totally-dried-up%E2%80%A6-why-16641" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 27 May 2017 01:45:05 +0000 SRSrocco 16641 at https://silverseek.com SOMETHING CHANGED IN THE SILVER MARKET IN MAY: Here Are 3 Reasons Why https://silverseek.com/commentary/something-changed-silver-market-may-here-are-3-reasons-why-16629 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Something changed in the silver market in May as U.S. Silver Eagle sales have surged compared to the previous month. This is quite interesting as precious metals sales and sentiment have declined in the West, especially in the United States, ever since Donald Trump was elected President. Many precious metals investors thought that if Trump was elected, it would have been very positive for the gold and silver market. Unfortunately, it seems as if the opposite was (is) the case. Not only has demand for precious metals declined considerably in 2017 versus last year, so has sales of guns, ammo and survival food-supplies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, May 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Something changed in the silver market in May as U.S. Silver Eagle sales have surged compared to the previous month.&nbsp; This is quite interesting as precious metals sales and sentiment have declined in the West, especially in the United States, ever since Donald Trump was elected President.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/something-changed-silver-market-may-here-are-3-reasons-why-16629" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 May 2017 02:14:44 +0000 SRSrocco 16629 at https://silverseek.com PAPER vs. PHYSICAL: The Amazing Amount Of Leverage In The Silver Market https://silverseek.com/commentary/paper-vs-physical-amazing-amount-leverage-silver-market-16597 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While many precious metals investors realize the massive amount of paper trading leverage taking place in the gold market, they should see what is going on in the silver market. In a previous article, I provided data showing that an amazing $9.8 trillion of notional gold paper trading took place on the world’s exchanges in 2016 versus $42 billion in actual physical gold investment. This was a paper to physical ratio of 233 to 1. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, May 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">While many precious metals investors realize the massive amount of paper trading leverage taking place in the gold market, they should see what is going on in the silver market.&nbsp; In a <a href="https://srsroccoreport.com/record-10-trillion-paper-gold-trading-market-continues-to-depress-price/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>previous article</strong></em></span></a>, I provided data showing that an amazing $9.8 trillion of notional gold paper trading took place on the world’s exchanges in 2016 versus $42 b</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/paper-vs-physical-amazing-amount-leverage-silver-market-16597" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 May 2017 02:24:37 +0000 SRSrocco 16597 at https://silverseek.com BREAKING: Chile Silver Production Down Stunning 26% https://silverseek.com/commentary/breaking-chile-silver-production-down-stunning-26-16590 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to the most recently released data from Chile’s Ministry of Mining, the country’s silver production declined a stunning 26% in the first quarter of 2017. This is a big deal as Chile is the fourth largest silver producing country in the world. The majority of Chile’s silver production comes as a by-product of copper production. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the most recently released data from Chile’s Ministry of Mining, the country’s silver production declined a stunning 26% in the first quarter of 2017.&nbsp; This is a big deal as Chile is the fourth largest silver producing country in the world.&nbsp; The majority of Chile’s silver production comes as a by-product of copper production.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/breaking-chile-silver-production-down-stunning-26-16590" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 13 May 2017 00:04:09 +0000 SRSrocco 16590 at https://silverseek.com Buying Mania Will Push Silver Price Much Higher As Dow Jones-Silver Ratio Falls Back Towards 50/1 https://silverseek.com/commentary/buying-mania-will-push-silver-price-much-higher-dow-jones-silver-ratio-falls-back-towards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just like the current market frenzy pushing Bitcoin to new all-time highs, the same sort of buying mania will also push the silver price to new highs. Even though the silver price and precious metals sentiment have fallen considerably, the market has no clue just how undervalued the shinny metal truly is. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Just like the current market frenzy pushing Bitcoin to new all-time highs, the same sort of buying mania will also push the silver price to new highs. Even though the silver price and precious metals sentiment have fallen considerably, the market has no clue just how undervalued the shinny metal truly is.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/buying-mania-will-push-silver-price-much-higher-dow-jones-silver-ratio-falls-back-towards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 May 2017 04:53:42 +0000 SRSrocco 16558 at https://silverseek.com