• Gold: 1,256.01 2.85
  • Silver: 16.05 0.15
  • Euro: 1.176 -0.003
  • USDX: 93.942 0.366
  • Oil: 57.29 0.14

December 14: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

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Gold gained $3.90 to $1259.10 in early Asian trade before it fell back to $1250.60 by midmorning in New York, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.829 and ended with a loss of 0.93%.

May 19: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% on the Week

Gold gained $7.00 to $1255.90 by a little after 9AM EST before it chopped back towards $1250 into midday, but it then rose to a new session high of $1256.40 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver climbed to as high as $16.876 and ended with a gain of 1.38%.

Silver Market Morning: May 19 2017 - Gold consolidating in a narrowing range!

When we look back at the actions of Modi and his government in India and on gold, since he came to power, we see that Indian governments are still unhappy with gold in the country and will always be. This is not a small problem for that government, when you consider that the total gold holdings of the world’s central banks is around 34,000 tonnes, private citizens and institutions in India hold around 24,000 tonnes, an amount that is rising by around 1,000 tonnes a year.

May 18: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% While Stocks Rebound

Gold gained $6.10 $1264.80 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended near its late session low of $1246.60 with a loss of 0.78%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.442 and ended with a loss of 1.66%.

Silver: Train Leaving Station Soon!

Silver prices are rising along the bottom of a 20 year log scale trend channel (shown later). There are no guarantees in a manipulated paper market, such as COMEX silver, but it is possible that silver prices will collapse further, or more likely, move substantially higher, sooner rather than later. Silver prices COULD fall from their current level of $16 – $17 to under $10.

Bill Murphy: Silver – The Only Commodity 66% Cheaper Than 37 Years Ago!!

I ask how could a commodity or any product that is bought and sold on planet earth be 66% cheaper than in 1980. The evidence above demonstrates how that is possible. The only remaining question is – why is silver the kryptonite to the banking and financial system? Gold, while the market has been proven to be rigged as well, has at least been able to climb higher than in 1980. The current global “price” of gold does not reflect it’s true value, however, it is still higher than 37 years ago. Silver, not so much.

Silver Market Morning: May 18 2017 - Gold going stronger in all currencies!

On the evidence above, New York hit gold’s peak price in the day, first, then Shanghai rose to meet it and London opened at the same level. In an extraordinary picture ALL THREE GLOBAL GOLD MARKETS ARE AT THE SAME PRICE. This is the first time we have ever seen this happen. While we used the dollar as the measuring currency, we note that the gold price is the same in all markets, so currencies, today are not the influence.

May 17: Gold Gains Almost 2% While Dow Drops Nearly 2%

Gold jumped $23.70 to $1260.20 in late morning New York trade before it edged back lower into midday, but it then popped up to a new session high of $1261.10 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 1.8%. Silver rose to as high as $17.031 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

Silver Market Morning: May 17 2017 - Gold going stronger in the dollar, weaker in the euro!

We have to see just how far this is a war between the media and Trump and just how far it is a real crisis. If it is Trump, the dollar will recover once his crisis is resolved, whenever that is. If it is the dollar itself, gold will benefit over a much longer period as the dollar faces a more fundamental crisis. This fundamental crisis can always be linked to the rise of the Yuan or the falling oil prices or more fundamental crises. If the current weakness of the dollar is due to a structural change in the dollar’s global role weakening [dollar hegemony giving way?], then the changes we have expected for a very long time in the currency and monetary worlds has begun!

Abraplata to drill Diablillos later this month

Following the successful completion of Abraplata Resource Corp.'s reverse takeover of Huayra Minerals Corp. and concurrent financing, Abraplata is poised to implement its plan to carry on business as a new mineral resource exploration and development company focused on Argentina.

Zinc One Receives TSXV Approval on Acquisition of Forrester Metals

Zinc One Resources Inc. (TSXV:Z.V) (ZZZOF) (Frankfurt:RH33) ("Zinc One") and Forrester Metals Inc. (TSXV: VEM.H) ("Forrester") are pleased to announce, further to their news releases of February 1, 2017 and March 7, 2017, that Zinc One has received TSX Venture Exchange approval of its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Forrester (the "Transaction") and has closed its previously announced private placement financing of $10,000,000 (the "Private Placement Financing"). Zinc One's transaction with Forrester is based on a positive outlook for the zinc markets and attractiveness of the high grade past producing zinc assets contained in the Forrester portfolio.

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Gain With Euro

Gold climbed to as high as $1239.00 in midafternoon New York trade before it dipped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.85 and ended with a gain of 1.14%.

Canary In The Silver Mine

Silver bugs may have been disappointed by the recent decline but this is a key accumulation area for investors who want to be part of the next big rally in a profitable way. Many analysts are frustrated with the performance of silver relative to gold. Those days of frustration will end as money velocity stages a dramatic reversal to the upside, but not before that happens.

How Silver Could Rally Significantly Over The Coming Months

The silver price and the US Dollar/South African Rand exchange rate (USD/ZAR) have a very interesting relationship that goes back a long way. In the long run, the two move in opposite directions. When the USD/ZAR rate is moving up, the silver price is moving down, and vice versa. Furthermore, when the USD/ZAR rate is making a top, then a bottom in silver is normally very close (before or after the USD/ZAR peak).

Golden Arrow Files Technical Report to Support Pre-Feasibility Study for the Chinchillas Project Joint Venture With Silver Standard

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GRG)(GAC.F)(GARWF) ("Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has filed on SEDAR a Technical Report pursuant to Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 43-101 "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects" and Form 43-101F1 to present the results of a pre-feasibility study for the Chinchillas silver-lead-zinc joint-venture project with Silver Standard Resources Inc. ("Silver Standard"), as announced March 31, 2017.

Silver Market Morning: May 15 2017 - Gold still consolidating with a stronger bias!

The Technical picture is positive today so the gold price should rise steadily today, barring new news that halts its rise. But the main influence on today’s prices comes from Shanghai. While the discount of New York and London have been widening of late it is the lifting of today’s prices in Shanghai that has caused prices in London and New York to suddenly rise. We expect the upward pressure from Asia to continue as the dollar weakness drops prices in India.

SilverCrest Metals Begins Trading on the OTCQX® Market

SilverCrest Metals Inc. (TSX-V: SIL | OTCQX: SVCMF) ("SilverCrest Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has qualified for trading on the OTCQX® Best Market, operated by OTC Markets Group, under its existing ticker symbol "SVCMF".

A Bumper Under that Silver Elevator

We are not mining experts, but we will address (2) by saying that mining shares only go up if the input costs don’t go up as much as the price of gold. And if the company keeps efficiency up, and costs down. And if local tax authorities don’t get greedy. And if mine labor unions don’t get violent, environmental regulators don’t make expensive demands, etc. And if the company finds new ore bodies at the same rate it depletes them.

Silver Demand Shows A Consumer In Trouble

Global demand for silver declined from 2015 to 2016 by 123 million ozs per numbers from the Silver Institute presented in an article on The Daily Coin yesterday. In fact, for the demand categories primarily driven by the consumer, demand plummeted 125 million ozs, or 15.3%. Industrial demand for silver increased slightly but this was because of the global expansion in the solar panel industry, primarily in India and China.

May 12: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged on the Week but Miners Gain Roughly 6%

Gold gained $7.60 to $1231.70 at about 9AM EST before it drifted back lower in the next few hours, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.31%. Silver rose to as high as $16.48 and ended with a gain of 0.74%.

Market Report: A pause in the decline

Gold and silver found temporary bottoms this week, with gold little changed from last Friday’s close of $1229.4 at $1228 in early European trade this morning (Friday). Silver fared slightly better, rising from $16.34 to $16.45 over the same time scale. However, the recent fall in silver has been very dramatic, the price now only up 2.6% on the year, compared with gold, up 6.4%.

Silver Market Morning: May 12 2017 - Gold still consolidating with a stronger bias!

Demand for gold at the Akshaya Tritiya festival at the end of April was stronger than has been seen in the past confirming the problems with shortages of cash have dissipated. It is clear that Indian demand for gold is, once again, robust. Estimates for this year’s demand [because of positive forecasts for the monsoon as well] have gone as high as 1,000 tonnes. That’s official demand, excluding smuggled gold.

Global Silver Production and Demand DROPS for the First Time in 14 Years

For the first time since 2002 global silver mining/scrap production dropped. Silver is a direct reflection of electronics demand and manufacturing. Without silver our world would not be the same. The computer or phone you’re reading this on would not exist. The TV, wiring in your house, just for starters, would not work without silver. Silver is a great indication of how our economy – globally – is growing or contracting. It appears there was a contraction in 2016. Just remember, the economy is robust and growing, or so they say on TV.

May 11: Gold and Silver Gain With Oil

Gold gained $4.80 to $1224.10 in London before it fell back to almost unchanged at about 9AM EST, but it then rose to a new session high of $1227.50 in late morning trade and ended with a gain of 0.39%. Silver rose to as high as $16.388 and ended with a gain of 0.62%.

SilverCrest Reports Las Chispas Drill Results; Discovers Unmined High Grade Vein, Multiple Intercepts of +1,000 gpt AgEq*

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce Phase II drill results within the Las Chispas Property ("Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. As part of the Company's ongoing Phase II exploration program, systematic grid drilling the Las Chispas Main Vein ("Main Vein"), comprised of infilling and expanding previous Phase I successful results, is ongoing.

Fortuna Updates Reserves and Resources: Silver Contained in Reserves Increases 14% Year-Over-Year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2015) - Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. (FSM) (FVI.TO) is pleased to report updated Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource estimates as of December 31, 2014 for the Caylloma Mine located in Arequipa, Peru and for the San Jose Mine located in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Fortuna Reports Consolidated Financial Results for 2014

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) today reported revenue of $174.0 million, net income of $15.6 million and cash generated from operations before changes in working capital of $59.8 million in 2014.

Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Financial Results to be Released on March 23, 2015

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (ASM: TSX.V, ASM: NYSE - MKT; "Avino" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that its fourth quarter and year end 2014 financial results will be released before market on Monday, March 23, 2015.

Is the tide turning for Precious Metals?

Has the tide begun to turn for the precious metals, notably silver and gold? In our view the turn began last year and if pressed to pinpoint one event, it would be following the failure of the Swiss referendum when the SNB de-pegged the franc from the euro. The Swiss National Bank was frustrated with the continued depreciation of the Euro. This had as much to do with sentiment as it did with the SNB clearing seeing the Euro might be going the way of the Rentenmark.

What’s Wrong With Silver?

Silver prices are largely set on the COMEX futures – paper silver. A company can post the margin and sell short thousands of contracts with no actual metal available thereby creating artificial supply. The reverse occurs when some company buys thousands of contracts. It is a paper game, but unfortunately it has tremendous influence on the price of real silver.

Is the tide turning for Precious Metals? Part II

In our new book The Silver Manifesto, David Morgan and I not only discuss the debt bomb waiting to explode in most every western world economy but also the fact that the Fed will NEVER willingly hike interest rates by any material degree because (i) the monetary policy in place isn’t conducive to economic growth, instead promoting vast misallocations of capital and (ii) because the U.S. economy is a debt based economy which needs constant debt financing, the Fed would never hike interest rates as the cost of servicing the interest on newly acquired debt would spiral out of control, thereby causing deficit spending to go through the roof. Substantially higher deficit spending would necessarily require even more debt accumulation and the cycle would repeat itself.

Santacruz Silver Rosario Mine Resumes Operations

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. ("Santacruz" or the "Company") (SCZ.V) is pleased to announce that the Company has received approval from PROFEPA and SEMARNAT (Mexico´s environmental regulatory authorities) to resume operations at its Rosario Mine, located near Charcas, San Luis Potosi.

Market Report: FOMC minutes turned the tide

Following the release of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes last week, gold and silver have come alive, the gold price rising from a low of $1147 on 18th March to $1200 this morning and silver from $15.46 to $17.00, 4% and 10% increases respectively.

Fortuna Amends and Expands $40 Million Credit Facility

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FVI.TO)(FSM) is pleased to announce that it has amended and expanded its existing $40 million revolving credit facility with the Bank of Nova Scotia. The new credit facility consists of a $40 million non-revolving term loan and a $20 million revolving credit facility. The $40 million term loan has a four year duration.

Crazy Is My Middle Name

“We have read that “the fix is in” regarding our financial system. Of course this is not true. The following are perfectly normal examples of sanity and intelligence that conclusively demonstrate that our modern banking and financial system is fair, healthy, sensible, stable, and equitable for all. If you don’t fully understand these, it is likely that you are a person of average intelligence who does not comprehend the complexity of our modern system.

SilverCrest Announces Surface Drilling Results at Santa Elena Mine

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (the "Company" or "SilverCrest") is pleased to announce results of the exploration and resource expansion drilling program completed in late 2014 at the 100% owned Santa Elena Mine in Sonora, Mexico . Twenty-one (21) drill holes, totalling 9,393 metres were completed to explore the western and eastern extensions of the Santa Elena Main Mineralized Zone ("MMZ") along strike and down dip as well as the adjacent Tortuga and El Cholugo Zones (See attached Figures). The results of all holes will be included in the Santa Elena Resource and Reserve update, scheduled to be released on March 31, 2015.

March 31: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower in Mixed Trade

Gold dropped $6.79 to $1178.71 in Asia before it rallied back to $1190.56 in late morning New York trade and then fell back off into midday, but it then bounced back higher in the last couple of hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.11%. Silver rose to as high as $16.84 before it also fell back off, but it ended with a loss of just 0.36%.

Extremes: Expect Consequences-Part 2

The US strongly discouraged the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) but when the UK, Germany and France ignored the strong request from the US and joined the AIIB, the US lost the gambit and position. From Zero Hedge, “But make no mistake, this is at best an example of Washington cutting its losses and at worst an outright surrender.” This is one more sign that other countries are considering dollar alternatives – an extreme change in our dollar-centric world.

Doug Casey: Signs of a Resource Sector Bottom

L: Well, Doug, we’ve seen another quarter of high volatility and significant world events. What strikes you as most important at present? Doug: Everything is still held together with chewing gum and baling wire, for which I’m grateful, considering what’s coming. It’s very clear to me that the global economy is in very much the same space as it was in 2007—in other words, on the edge of a precipice.

Precious metals hold their own over Q1

Gold priced in dollars hardly changed over the first quarter of 2015, but silver performed strongly, up 7%. In generally choppy markets across all asset classes silver was bettered only by the Nikkei 225 Index. This compares with the NASDAQ up 3%, the US long bond up 2.6%, and the Standard & Poors up 1%.

Silver Projection From Crude Oil and T-Bonds

The bottoms in the ratio and the major silver market bottoms for the past 15 years coincide almost exactly. Why? Aside from central bank management and High-Frequency-Trading concerns, crude represents real commodities and T-bonds represent debt based fiat paper currency. In simple terms it is a conflict between real commodities and paper debt. Silver represents real value and a physical commodity so a bottom in the real/paper ratio (crude to T-bonds) is consistent with bottoms in silver.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,208.20 up $13.10 on Friday in NY. Asia pulled it back to $1,205 with London taking it just below $1,200 ahead of the LBMA Gold Price. The LBMA Gold price was set at $1,197.85 down $4.05 on Friday’s level. The euro equivalent stood at €1,136.53 up €3.94 reflecting the rising dollar and the euro’s slipping. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading higher in London at $1,199.30 and in the euro at €1,138.77.

Fortuna Reports Production of 1.6 Million Ounces of Silver and 9,739 Ounces of Gold for First Quarter 2015

Vancouver, April 13, 2015-- Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) is pleased to announce first quarter 2015 production figures from its two operating mines in Latin America, the San Jose Mine in Mexico and the Caylloma Mine in Peru. The company produced 1.6 million ounces of silver, 9,739 ounces of gold plus base metal by-products. Fortuna is on schedule to produce 6.5 million ounces of silver and 35.3 thousand ounces of gold or 8.6 million Ag Eq* ounces in 2015.

SilverCrest Announces Record Production in Q1, 2015

SilverCrest Mines Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce record silver and gold production results for the first quarter ("Q1") of 2015 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico . Record production of 1,349,527 ounces silver equivalent ("AgEq") for Q1 2015 is in line with 2015 corporate budget forecasts and the production guidance announced on January 15, 2015.

Silver and Gold Will Thrive Beyond Exponential Growth of Debt

When the reset comes, and it may be years away, would you rather hold assets that are based on debt, trust in a possibly insolvent counter-party, and denominated in the currency of an increasingly insolvent government and central bank . . . . or physical gold and silver? Do you trust real silver and gold, or unbacked paper assets based on the promises of self-serving politicians and central bankers? These should be easy questions to answer when you realize that exponentially increasing debt, expenses, and commodity prices all point to inevitable and serious financial and social trauma.

Another Silver Short Squeeze Looms

Back in March, Comex silver prices surged 13% in just 6 days as a massive Spec short position was squeezed. Could the same setup be appearing again, primed for squeezing later this month? It certainly appears that way. Recall first the circumstances surrounding the squeeze last month. Conventional wisdom held that the FOMC meeting of March 17-18 was going to precede some sort of announcement of an imminent Fed Funds rate hike. In anticipation, momo-chasing Spec fund money came flowing into the short side of Comex silver.

April 16: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold waffled between $1207.53 and $1199.99 in early Asian trade before it edged up to $1208.89 at about 4AM EST and then dropped back to as low as $1195.54 by late morning in New York, but it then drifted back higher in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.178 and ended with a loss 0.18%.

Market Report: PMs confined to tight trading range

Precious metal prices were broadly unchanged this week, confined to a tight trading range of $1210 to $1185 for gold and $16.60 to $16.00 for silver. There were several attempts by sellers to force prices to break down, but from the price action there appeared to be buyers waiting for the opportunity.

Gold, Silver, Yen & S&P Correlation

As you can see the smoothed graphs of monthly yen and monthly gold are similar. Over the last 8 years of gold prices rallying and crashing, the statistical correlation has been about 0.74. Since the all-time high in gold prices in August 2011, the yen-gold correlation has been an astonishing 0.96. Similarly, the smoothed graph of monthly yen and monthly S&P shows an inverse correlation. Yen down, S&P up, and Wall Street, the Fed, and the Bank of Japan are happy. The statistical correlation over the same 8 year period has been about negative 0.49. Since the all-time high in gold prices in August 2011, the yen-S&P correlation has been a negative 0.97.

Great Panther Silver Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

"First quarter revenue was directly in line with our expectations, considering the lower production and metal prices compared to Q1 of last year," stated Robert Archer, President and CEO. "This was also a timing issue for us related to a shipment of concentrate to a new smelter where the revenue will be recognized in Q2 this year. With the addition of this new customer, we have secured contracts for the sale of our concentrates for our 2012 planned production."

Silver Market Morning

iShares Silver Trust: 9,516.40 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,516.40 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

New York closed higher at $1,593.00 and at London’s early morning fall back to $1,578. The euro was stronger at the time London at €1: $1.28 before falling back to €1: $1,2776. It Fixed at. The euro was weaker at €1: $12770, where it was when the morning Fixing took place. In the dollar it Fixed at $1,575.75 and in the euro at €1,233.947. Ahead of New York’s opening gold looked almost the same at $1,575.50 and in the euro, €1,235.67 while the euro was at €1: $1.2750.

May 23: Gold and Silver End Only Slightly Lower

Gold reversed early losses in Asia and bumped back up to $1564.42 in early New York trade before it fell all the way back to $1533.50 by a little after noon EST, but it then stormed back higher in late trade and ended with a loss of just 0.36%. Silver slumped to as low as $27.122 before it also rallied back higher and ended with a loss of 1.03%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed higher at $1,561.20 and at London’s early morning fell back to $1,556. The euro was weaker at the time London at €1: $1.2560 before holding that level at €1: $1,2562. It Fixed at $1,558.50 and in the euro at €1,239.265. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,562.00 and in the euro, €1,242.14 while the euro was at €1: $1.2575.

iShares Silver Trust: +25.09 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: +25.09 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed higher at $1,575.40 and in London’s early morning rose to $1,577.80. The euro was slightly weaker in London at €1: $1.2539 50, cents lower. It Fixed at $1,573.75 and in the euro at €1,255.666. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,572.30 and in the euro, €1,254.93 while the euro was at €1: $1.2529.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,562.10 down $2.70 and in London’s early morning fell to $1,560.60 the same as yesterday. The euro stood at €1: $1.2364 another 30 cents lower than yesterday. Gold Fixed at $1,552.50 down $15 and in the euro at €1,259.370 down €3. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,552.15 and in the euro, €1,259.45 while the euro was at €1: $1.2324.

June 4: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower; Miners Gain

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and waffled near unchanged in London before it fell $13.21 to as low as $1608.99 by late morning in New York, but in then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a loss of just 0.11% Silver slipped to as low as $27.99 and ended with a loss of 0.74%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +596,793.03 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +596,793.03 ounces

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,618.80 and in London’s early morning rose slightly to $1,619.75. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,619.00 up $6.25. In the euro it was set at €1,289.834 up€6.7. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,620.68 and in the euro, €1,288.30 while the euro was at €1: $1.2580.

June 14: Gold and Silver End Mixed Again

Gold jumped up to $1627.84 by a little before 8:30AM EST before it dropped back to $1610.33 in the next hour of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.34%. Silver slumped to as low as $28.21 before it also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 0.62%.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,624.30. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,619.00 the same as yesterday morning. In the euro it was set at €1,289.834 again the same as yesterday. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,624.50 and in the euro, €1,287.85 while the euro was at €1: $1.2614.

Chinese buy London Metal Exchange in £1.4bn takeover

One of Britain's last great independent financial markets has agreed to sell itself to China. The 137-year-old London Metal Exchange has agreed a £1.4bn takeover from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) after a nine-month auction process which saw bids from InterContinental Exchange, CME Group and NYSE Nasdaq.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -46,153.841 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -46,153.841 ounces

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,606.40 down $13. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,600.00, stronger than expected. In the euro it was set at €1,261.$432. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,600and in the euro, €1,269.96 while the euro was at €1: $1.2681, only slightly weaker.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,821.45 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,821.45 tonnes

June 21: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 4%

Gold fell to as low as $1564.57 and ended with a loss of 2.5%. Silver slipped to as low as $26.849 and ended with a loss of 4.13%.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,598.70, up $20. Asia took it back down to $1,592 ahead of London’s opening, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2516, holding Friday’s gains. Gold had risen 17 showing strength in all the main currencies over last week. The gold Fix was set at $1,596.25 and in the euro €1,263.256. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold stood at $1,591.20 and in the euro, €1,261.76 while the euro was at €1: $1.2611.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,598.70, up $20. Asia took it up to $1,606 ahead of London’s opening, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2602. The gold Fix was set at $1,608.50 and in the euro €1,278.312. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold stood at $1,609.65 and in the euro, €1,279.23 while the euro was at €1: $1.2583.

SilverCrest's Santa Elena Mine Expansion Continues on Schedule

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.V)(STVZF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce an update on activities for the Santa Elena Mine Expansion Plan and the ongoing Phase II La Joya drill program in Mexico. The Santa Elena Mine expansion remains on schedule, targeting a 100% increase in metal production commencing in 2014. Resource definition drilling and extensive metallurgical test work continues at La Joya with an anticipated Q4, 2012 resource update. The most significant activities are outlined below.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,015.40 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,015.40 ounces

Ignore Today’s Noise In Sprott Silver Fund

If you own the Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV) and are eyeing this closed-end fund’s outsized drop today, try not to fret. The follow-on offering that’s driving the fund lower than silver futures and the big silver ETF today was sold at a premium to yesterday’s net-asset value. The extra cash will help shareholders in the future.

Dia Bras continues to achieve record production results in the second quarter of 2012

Dia Bras Exploration Inc. (DIB.V) (DIB.V) (" Dia Bras " or the "Company") is pleased to announce its production results for the second quarter of 2012.