• Gold: 1,249.95 1.16
  • Silver: 18.18 0.01
  • Euro: 1.058 0.000
  • USDX: 100.98 -0.3
  • Oil: 54.35 -0.03

Silver Market Morning: Dec 13 2016 - Gold and...

The fall in the gold price halted yesterday as the volume of sales from U.S. based gold ETFs became small. We have not seen a rally since the gold price broke down through $1,210 so one is overdue. But we expect to see no change in trend until the ‘honeymoon’ with Trump is over. That could be early in his Presidency as he is alienating his own party as well as many nations across the world. Until then, while we are seeing a bear market in bonds, a bear market in equities is yet to begin. When it comes, not a few eyes will be watering.

Silver Market Morning: Dec 12 2016 - Gold and...

While Shanghai prices fell, they did not follow New York leaving New York at a higher discount to Shanghai of $29.21. London opened at a higher discount to Shanghai of $33.21. This further emphasizes that the two markets are structurally different to each other. The physically settled Shanghai transactions and the paper transactions of New York and London. The London OTC [over the counter] markets is one where well over 95% of transactions are closed out before maturity.

Market Report: Gold steadies

Today gold is unchanged from last Friday’s close at $1170 and silver is up 34 cents at $17.10, in mid-morning European trade this morning. However, bearish commentary is increasing, with increasing numbers of know-it-alls always ready to dream up stories as to why gold has fallen, and why it will collapse further. While no one knows future prices, when increasing numbers of ill-informed commentators profess to, it can usually be taken as a contrary indicator, rather like an oversold index. So the few who say they are bullish at current levels have a reasonable chance of being right, though it may take a little time to be proved.

CONFIRMED: Banks Rigging Silver Market

According to the plaintiffs, records surrendered by Deutsche Bank show traders and submitters coordinating trades in advance of a daily phone call, manipulating the spot market for silver, conspiring to fix the spread on silver offered to customers and using illegal strategies to rig prices.

Silver Market Morning: Dec 9 2016 - Gold and...

Shanghai prices moved lower today despite more gold ETF selling in New York. Prices in Shanghai were $20.00 higher than New York and $22 above London’s opening [allowing for the difference in the quality of gold priced in the different markets]. With lower Shanghai prices and a weaker Yuan the story that government restraints on the import of gold appear to be ‘not credible’. The continuation of the very high discounts levels to Shanghai prices argue for U.S. gold sold to be arriving in China to satisfy demand there.

CASE CLOSED: The Fact of Bullion Bank Gold and...

Back in April, the Cartel Shills and Apologists attempted to minimize the news that a settlement had been reached regarding a "nuisance lawsuit" alleging price rigging in gold and silver. As we told you at the time and on many occasions since, this case is instead quite significant and very important. The latest update on the case, released late yesterday, sheds more light upon what we've always known was taking place behind the scenes in the "free and fair precious metals markets".

How to Trigger a Silver Avalanche by a Pebble: “...

Assuming the transcripts submitted are accepted and plaintiffs are permitted to file their Third Amended Complaint, the possible pending “avalanche” of settlements in silver lawsuits will speak volumes for the investigative prowess of the CFTC and the DOJ, both of which were commissioned to investigate long running allegations of silver and precious metals market manipulation over recent years, and came up completely empty.

Silver Market Morning: Dec 8 2016 - Gold and...

Some reports state that Chinese gold prices were ‘at a premium’ to New York’s prices. It would be more accurate to say that New York prices are at a discount to Shanghai prices in view of the more stable market in Shanghai. Capital restrictions in China have not been confirmed. We doubt that this would be true in view of the government’s encouragement of buying of gold at retail, institutional and government levels.

Silver Market Morning: Dec 7 2016 - Gold and...

With Chinese prices stable at higher levels, it appears that when speculators sell without the backing of physical gold sales prices in Shanghai ignore New York’s prices. Shanghai therefore appears less dependent on the other global gold markets as it walks its own physical gold road. Once U.S. ETF sales halt we should see Shanghai prices take a more dominant role.

Buy Silver – May Replace Gold As Money In India

The Indian government has been trying to reduce its citizens’ demand for imported gold through a number of means over the last few years. This is part of a wider crackdown on currency used in the black market, that included the withdrawal and replacement of its two largest-denomination bank notes in early November. The strategy will likely have some unintended consequences if we take our cues from the events of 1910.