https://silverseek.com/commentaries/rss Goldseek Commentaries en Jim Cook Interviews Ted Butler: JPM, Silver Investors & More https://silverseek.com/commentary/jim-cook-interviews-ted-butler-jpm-silver-investors-more-17652 <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"> Cook: You’ve made some astonishing predictions on how high the price of silver could go. What’s your reasoning on this? Butler: I’ve tracked JPM’s every move. They have accumulated 850 ounces of physical silver. They anticipate making billions on this hoard. That’s a big, overpowering reason to own silver. </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 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Cook</span></strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">: A lot of silver investors are frustrated these days. Can you give them any hope? </span><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/jim-cook-interviews-ted-butler-jpm-silver-investors-more-17652" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 May 2019 15:15:25 +0000 Theodore Butler 17652 at https://silverseek.com Silver Market Update - looks considerably weaker than gold, although.. https://silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-looks-considerably-weaker-gold-although-17651 <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"> On silver’s 1-year chart it still looks like it is moving to complete a Cup &amp; Handle base, because the pattern roughly parallels the pattern completing in gold, although the downwardly skewed Handle is driving the price back down towards the vicinity of the lows of the Cup. A breakout from the Handle downtrend will be bullish although this doesn’t look likely short-term because of adverse seasonal factors. </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 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;">Silver looks considerably weaker than gold, although that is normal at this stage in the cycle.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-looks-considerably-weaker-gold-although-17651" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 May 2019 05:55:49 +0000 Clive Maund 17651 at https://silverseek.com COT Silver Report - May 17, 2019 https://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-17-2019-17650 <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"> COT Silver Report - May 17, 2019. </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 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 548px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; height: 13.5pt;"><td style="width: 19.0pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 13.5pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="25">&nbsp;</td><td style="width: 74.0pt; background: white; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 13.5pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="99"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-17-2019-17650" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 May 2019 19:16:16 +0000 SilverCOTReport 17650 at https://silverseek.com COT Silver Report - May 10, 2019 https://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-10-2019-17649 <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"> COT Silver Report - May 10, 2019. </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 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 548px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; height: 13.5pt;"><td style="width: 19.0pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 13.5pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="25">&nbsp;</td><td style="width: 74.0pt; background: white; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 13.5pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="99"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-10-2019-17649" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 May 2019 19:18:52 +0000 admin 17649 at https://silverseek.com Two Inglorious Anniversaries https://silverseek.com/commentary/two-inglorious-anniversaries-17647 <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"> If you can learn anything from this unfortunate bit of British history, it&#039;s this: Western governments will stop at nothing to support and enable The Bullion Banks as they endeavor to maintain control of price through the current &quot;LBMA/COMEX Gold Pool&quot;. Brown&#039;s decision to liquidate over half of his country&#039;s gold reserves at the price lows twenty years ago simply underscores this unfortunate fact. This month also brings the eighth anniversary of the May Day Massacre. This event, which occurred on May 1, 2011, saw the price of COMEX silver fall over $6 in a matter of minutes during the usually-quiet Sunday evening (U.S.) Globex trade. It looked like this on a chart printed that evening: And now, given some recent public disclosure by former CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton, it&#039;s quite simple to connect the dots and lay responsibility for this event at the feet of JP Morgan. </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 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="Default" style="margin: 0px 0px 12pt; padding: 0px; line-height: 14pt; color: #000000; font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">May 2019 marks two significant milestones for </span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Craig Hemke </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/two-inglorious-anniversaries-17647" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 May 2019 13:13:24 +0000 admin 17647 at https://silverseek.com COT Silver Report - May 3, 2019 https://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-3-2019-17646 <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"> COT Silver Report - May 3, 2019. </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 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 589px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; height: 13.15pt;"><td style="width: 20.0pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 13.15pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="27">&nbsp;</td><td style="width: 80.0pt; background: white; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 13.15pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="107"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-ser</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-3-2019-17646" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 03 May 2019 19:17:49 +0000 SilverCOTReport 17646 at https://silverseek.com A Voice From the Grave? https://silverseek.com/commentary/voice-grave-17645 <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 news that Bart Chilton, the former commissioner of the CFTC, suddenly passed away was truly sad but also shocking, so much so that some were given to fabricating conspiracy-type explanations. Chilton certainly had a larger than life persona and many came to appreciate his colorful pronouncements, enthusiasm and willingness to respond to just about everyone who contacted him – qualities quite rare in a regulator. I learned this first-hand very early on when I started communicating with Chilton shortly after he became commissioner in 2007, as I recounted not even a month ago in reaction to his last known interview, with Chris Marcus from Arcadia Economics – I stated in the first sentence of that article that Chilton’s interview nearly knocked me off my feet, but I didn’t fully explain why that was so, which I’d like to rectify today. Yes, I found the interview shocking because Chilton seemed to confirm much of what I had contended for more than a decade, but it was much more than that. I was confounded because I couldn’t quite fathom what prompted Chilton to “spill the beans” about the inner workings at the agency regarding JPMorgan’s manipulation of silver after so many years. After all, there was never any acknowledgement from the “inside” that the Commission was quite close to cracking down on JPMorgan – Chilton’s clear admission of this in his interview was the first ever. And perhaps the last. </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">Thursday, May 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 107%; font-family: georgia, palatino; color: #000000;">The news that Bart Chilton, the former commissioner of the CFTC, suddenly passed away was truly sad but also shocking, so much so that some were given to fabricating conspiracy-type explanations. Chilton certainly had a larger than life persona and many came to appreciate his colorful pronouncements, enthusiasm and willingness to respond to just about everyone who contacted him – qualities quite rare in a regulator.</span></p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/voice-grave-17645" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 May 2019 14:49:18 +0000 Theodore Butler 17645 at https://silverseek.com More Trouble in Mexico: Second Largest Silver Mine Suspended Operations https://silverseek.com/commentary/more-trouble-mexico-second-largest-silver-mine-suspended-operations-17644 <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 just a little more than a week after the mighty Newmont-Goldcorp merger was finalized, the company suspended operations of its largest gold-silver mine in Mexico. The Penasquito Mine, which produced more than a 500,000 ounces of gold and 25 million ounces of silver in a single year, has been dealing with a blockade of its operations since March 27th. The blockade was started due to issues with the local community in regards to water supply concerns and problems with a trucking contractor. However, the protests by the local community over water rights have been going on ever since the Penasquito Mine started operations in 2010. </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 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 17.008px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Droid Sans', sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #000000; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: i<p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/more-trouble-mexico-second-largest-silver-mine-suspended-operations-17644" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 May 2019 14:52:52 +0000 SRSrocco 17644 at https://silverseek.com Silver Market Alert: Powerful Bullish Setup Takes Shape https://silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-alert-powerful-bullish-setup-takes-shape-17643 <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"> Commercial hedgers and bullion banks (i.e., “smart money”) in the silver futures market have significantly trimmed their short positions over the past couple weeks – a bullish development. While their net positioning isn’t yet at an extreme, it is more favorable than not for a price rally to commence in the near future. Of course, neither futures traders nor chart patterns are 100% reliable. Nor do they have any particular implications for where prices may be headed years from now. </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 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">The silver market appears to be setting up for a big move.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Stefan Gleason </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-alert-powerful-bullish-setup-takes-shape-17643" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 May 2019 14:48:16 +0000 admin 17643 at https://silverseek.com No one in authority helped the monetary metals cause as much as Bart Chilton did https://silverseek.com/commentary/no-one-authority-helped-monetary-metals-cause-much-bart-chilton-did-17640 <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 the former member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Bart Chilton, disappointed some monetary metals investors, he was a hero to GATA for several reasons. First, he forced the commission to take public testimony from GATA Chairman Bill Murphy and GATA Director Adrian Douglas at the commission&#039;s much-publicized hearing on the monetary metals markets in March 2010. This brought national attention to our issue. Second, he repeatedly gave credence in public to complaints of manipulation of the gold and silver markets. Third, he conscientiously answered mail from ordinary investors and others... </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, April 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="color: #000000; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12px; margin-bottom: 0.9em; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 0.5em; background-color: #ffffff;">Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:</p><p><a href="https://silverseek.com/commentary/no-one-authority-helped-monetary-metals-cause-much-bart-chilton-did-17640" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:07:59 +0000 Chris Powell 17640 at https://silverseek.com