• Gold: 1,230.70 -0.06
  • Silver: 15.51 -0.00
  • Euro: 1.173 0.000
  • USDX: 94.437 -0.717
  • Oil: 68.07 -0.04

July 19: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks

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Gold dropped $16 to $1211.80 in London before it spiked up to $1228.70 in early afternoon New York trade after Trump said he’s “not happy” about the Fed raising interest rates, but it then chopped back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.177 and ended with a loss of 1.48%.

November 10: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold saw only slight losses in Asia and London, but it then plummeted down to $1273.60 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.79%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.798 and ended with a loss of 0.71%.

A “Silver” Lining In The Metals Market

As I have noted for the last several weeks, silver really seems to be the more telling of the metals charts. I have been following a potential count which suggests that a (c) wave rally within a b-wave of wave ii is taking shape. And, I have noted that as long as we hold over the 16.40-16.50 support region, we can rally back up towards the September highs.

November 9: Gold Gains While Stocks Fall on Tax Talk

Gold gained $7.20 to $1288.10 in London before it dropped back to $1282.10 in late morning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.41%. Silver rose to as high as $17.14 and ended unchanged on the day.

November 8: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold gained $10.70 to $1287.10 in late morning New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.35%. Silver rose to as high as $17.242 and ended with a gain of 0.29%.

Could A Commodity Rally Help Spark Silver?

While it is widely believed that commodities are one of the few "undervalued" sectors, sustained rallies have been hard to find over the past few years. Could all that be finally beginning to change? The key to any commodity rally is weakness in the US dollar. Most commodities trade in dollar terms so a rising dollar generally puts pressure on the sector. In contrast, a falling dollar is usually good for the sector.

November 7: Gold and Silver Fall Back A Bit

Gold edged down to $1275.30 at about 4AM EST before it bounced back to $1280.10 in midmorning New York trade and then dropped to a new session low of $1272.30 by late morning, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.36%. Silver slipped to $16.987 before it rallied back to $17.183, but it then fell to $16.925 in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 1.65%.

November 6: Gold Gains Nearly 1% and Silver Surges Over 2%

Gold fell $3.80 to $1266.30 in Asia, but it then shot to as high as $1282.70 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.86%. Silver surged to as high as $17.255 and ended with a gain of 2.38%.

Silver’s Sign and USD’s Upcoming Reversal

Most of technical analysis that one can read about gold and gold stocks is based on these markets alone. This is quite strange given the multitude of intermarket relationships, but still that’s the case. While it is true that looking at the performance of a given market is the most important thing that one can do when estimating the future performance of a given asset, it doesn’t mean that it’s all there is to it.

November 3: Gold Ends Barely Lower on the Week

Gold gained $3.50 to $1279.70 just after 8:30AM EST before it fell back to $1265.70 in late morning New York trade and then edged back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.48%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.785 and ended with a loss of 1.64%.

November 2: Gold and Silver End Mixed Amid Tax Talk and Powell Nomination

Gold gained $6.20 to $1281.40 in Asia before it fell back to $1273.40 in London and then jumped up to $1284.00 in midmorning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.08%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.042 and ended with a loss of 0.12%.

AbraPlata identifies additional mineralized targets at the Oculto Ag-Au deposit on its Diablillos property in northwestern Argentina

AbraPlata Resource Corp (ABRA.V) (ABBRF) (1AH.F) ("AbraPlata" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its geological consultant has completed his review of the Diablillos property, and has identified seven new zones that will be drill tested for extensions to existing resources at the Oculto deposit on the Diablillos property (Figure 1) in the Province of Salta in Argentina. Black elipses shown on Figure 2 are open ended resource targets from previous drilling, while the red rectangles are recently identified structures that appear to control mineralization as evidenced from the mapping of breccia and alteration as well as the logging of previously drilled holes.

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold Gains and Silver Surges 2.5%

Gold gained $10.30 to $1280.90 in London before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver surged to as high as $17.192 and ended with a gain of 2.51%.

October 31: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Bounce Back

Gold fell $7.70 to $1267.90 in midmorning New York trade before it edged back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.39%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.643 and ended with a loss of 0.71%.

October 30: Gold Gains While Stocks Drop

Gold dipped $4.10 to $1269.00 in Asia, but it then jumped up to as high as $1278.80 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver rose to as high as $16.892 and ended unchanged on the day.

SilverCrest Announces High Metallurgical Test Recoveries For Las Chispas

SilverCrest Metals Inc. (“SilverCrest Metals” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce initial metallurgical test results for the Las Chispas Property (the “Property”) located in Sonora, Mexico. Results show that the Las Chispas high-grade silver-gold mineralization appears to be amenable to standard cyanidation processing with average recoveries of 98.9% gold and 86.6% silver. Since the Las Chispas deposit geochemistry is similar to the nearby operating Santa Elena Mine (“Santa Elena”), the metallurgical test program was designed using processing criteria similar to that operation which uses a CCD-Merrill Crowe processing facility. Based on these initial high recovery percentages at Las Chispas, further metallurgical test work is planned for 2018.

October 27: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold dipped $3.40 to $1263.90 in London, but it then rose to as high as $1273.70 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver climbed to as high as $16.863 and ended with a gain of 0.36%.

October 26: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold gained $5.10 to $1282.50 in Asia and held near unchanged in London, but then fell back off in New York and ended near its last-minute low of $1265.90 with a loss of 0.79%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.744 and ended with a loss of 0.94%.

SilverCrest Identifies Bonanza Grade Area at Las Chispas; 4.5 Metres grading 2,516 gpt AgEq*

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to release additional underground channel sample results from its ongoing Phase II Exploration Program for the Las Chispas Property (the "Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. In addition to the current drill program, the Company continues to systematically sample rehabilitated underground historic workings of the Las Chispas Vein (see attached Figures) to define readily accessible high grade areas. The Company is currently exploring nine of the 19 known epithermal veins on the Property with efforts focused on delivering a maiden resource estimate in Q1 2018.

October 25: Gold and Silver End Barely Lower

Gold fell $6.70 to $1271.10 at about 8:45AM EST, but it then chopped up to as high as $1279.80 in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.03%. Silver rose to as high as $17.001 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

October 24: Gold and Silver Drift Lower While Stocks Continue Higher

Gold edged up to $1283.60 in Asia before it fell back to $1273.80 at about 11AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.35%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.883 and ended with a loss of 0.7%.

October 23: Gold and Silver Jump Higher in Late Trade

Gold fell $7.50 to $1272.50 by a little after 9AM EST before it jumped up to $1282.50 in early afternoon action and then drifted back lower, but it then popped back higher again into the close and ended near its last-minute high of $1283.30 with a gain of 0.18%. Silver rose to as high as $17.105 and ended with a gain of 0.35%.

October 20: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% on the Week

Gold drifted lower throughout most of world trade and ended near its early afternoon New York low of $1278.00 with a loss of 0.62%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.946 and ended with a loss of 1.16%.

Market Report: Counter-trend decline

After the previous two-week rally, it was perhaps natural for precious metals to consolidate this week. Gold, which closed on a high note last Friday, lost $23 to $1281 by early European trade this morning (Friday), and silver 34 cents to $17.08. Trade on Comex was subdued, and the reason behind the pause appears to be a continuing rally in the dollar.

October 19: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold fell $4.10 to $1276.80 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $1290.00 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.55%. Silver rose to as high as $17.258 and ended with a gain of 1.35%.

AbraPlata reports latest drill results for the Fantasma Mineralized Zone at the Diablillos Project in Argentina

Hole DDH-17-152, which was collared 130m WSW of hole DDH-17-128 (the first hole of the current campaign and subject of news release dated August 1, 2017), intersected 89.6g/t Ag over 9m (from 109m – 118m down the hole), including 227.0g/t Ag over 2m (from 112m – 114m). Drilling to date at Fantasma has indicated mineralization and alteration over a 400m zone oriented along a WNW trend. A high grade core (~100-150g/t Ag) manifests itself in the SE half of this zone (Figure 1) and appears to have a strike of some 200m (Figure 1) and a width of about 30m (Figure 2). This high grade core is open to the ESE towards the Oculto deposit some 600m to the E of the Fantasma Zone, and the higher grade core seems to plunge down below lower grade mineralization (30-60 g/t Ag) towards the WNW.

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.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,1201.80 up $5.90 on Tuesday in NY. Asia held it there and London tried to take it down as the dollar strengthened. The LBMA Gold price was set at $1,202.40 up $4.70. The euro equivalent stood at €1,120.29 down €5.36 while the dollar was stronger at $1.0784 against yesterday’s $1.0689. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading lower in London at $1,202.80 and in the euro at €1,117.22.

The Silver Manipulation Solution : 17 Requirements for a Freely Traded Silver Market Structure

The silver market is broken and has been broken for a long, long time. Much longer than most people think although many people can finally SEE the problems with the market now as the paper market continues to distort the price of physical silver. It is silver derivatives and computer trading models introduced in the 1970's that really started to distort the market value and it has never been more distorted than it is today. Hundreds of Billions of silver derivative ounces are transacted by the bullion banks every year to steer and control the price of silver. This volume of silver trading dwarfs the tiny physical silver market that only provides a few hundred million ounces of physical silver to the market annually for investors to buy.

April 22: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1%

Gold bumped up to $1204.68 in Asia before it fell back to $1185.87 by late morning in New York and then bounced back higher into early afternoon, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 1.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.70 and ended with a loss of 1.37%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,186.80 down $15.00 on Wednesday in NY. Asia again lifted the gold price to $1,189 and London held it there. The LBMA Gold price was set at $1,187.75 down $14.65. The euro equivalent stood at €1,105.71 down €14.58 while the dollar was weaker at $1.0742 against yesterday’s $1.0784. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading lower in London at $1,190.20 and in the euro at €1,107.42.

Rock-Paper-Silver

The old game is Rock-Paper-Scissors in which rock breaks (wins against) scissors, scissors cuts (wins against) paper, paper covers (wins against) rock. The game is balanced with wins, losses, and draws.

JP Morgan Cornering Silver Bullion Market?

- Why is JP Morgan accumulating the biggest stockpile of physical silver in history? - Legendary silver analyst Ted Butler believes JP Morgan are in a position to corner silver market - JP Morgan may be holding as much as 350 million ounces of physical silver - JP Morgan realises the value of owning physical silver bullion today - Silver at $16 today – Set to soar to over $50 again

Silver - Four Years Later

Based on the 30 year ratios to the S&P 500 index, gold, and crude oil, silver is currently inexpensive. The High-Frequency-Traders can push prices lower or higher quite easily so this analysis says little about what silver prices will do next week or next month, but it clearly says that in the long-term silver prices are low and likely to rise significantly in the next few years.

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.