• Gold: 1,279.99 -0.17
  • Silver: 17.00 -0.04
  • Euro: 1.177 0.000
  • USDX: 93.701 0.191
  • Oil: 52 0.39

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

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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%.

Silver Market Morning: April 27 2017 - Gold building strength below $1,300!

The big event in the U.S. was the publication of the new U.S. Tax Code proposed by the Trump administration. While it was in line with his election promises, it has a long way to go before it is law. The market barely reacted to the event. There are doubts as to whether it will pay for itself as it relies on creating growth to generate additional income on which a similar amount of tax revenue will be achieved as is achieved today. Trump’s target is to also create ‘millions of jobs’ through such measures.

April 26: Gold Gains While Silver Slips

Gold waffled between $1266.40 and $1261.40 in Asia and London before it jumped up to $1266.80 in late morning New York trade and then pared back to $1260.40 in the next couple of hours, but it then jumped to a new session high of $1270.40 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 0.45%. Silver slipped to $17.33 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.79%.

Silver Market Morning: April 26 2017 - Gold is slpping through support!

President Trump is due to announce the changes in Tax rates he proposes, today. But these will not be implemented for some months still. Meanwhile his policy progress is being interfered with once again as the government’s funding appears to be back on the table as a negotiating tool, this weekend. Will we see a government shutdown?

Silver: Money of the People

Over the past few weeks a number of new silver coins have come online and I wanted to bring them to your attention. If you recall at the end of 2016 I wrote several articles about the more “collectible” silver coins that are available to anyone that is willing to take a chance on some really beautiful coins. The one coin that stands out from the earlier series is the America the Beautiful “Hawaii Volcanos” coin. It now commands a massive premium to spot and people are more than willing to pay it. What will be the next coin to find itself in this same position?

April 25: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2%

Gold fell $14.10 to $1262.00 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.96%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.566 and ended with a loss of 1.62%.

Silver Price Management

If the entire world only produces 880,000,000 ounces of silver per year...and if 75% of that silver is consumed through the production of cell phones, solar panels and other items...then how do The Banks manage price off of the remaining 220,000,000 ounces? The answer: Alchemy.

Silver Market Morning: April 25 2017 - Battling on support around $1,270!

The policy of the PBoC against speculation has now been extended to the equity markets. The application of this new policy caused the Shanghai equity market to fall back heavily. But once it has found its new non-leveraged floor it will be far more stable. As you can see the PBoC is not tolerating speculative pressures on the financial markets, unlike the developed world. The main speculators in the west are the banks, but in China these institutions are firmly under the control of the central bank.

April 24: Gold and Silver End Well Off Their Lows

Gold dove down to $1266.10 at the open of trade last night before it bounced back above $1275 in Asia and then fell back to $1267.50 at about 8:15AM EST, but it then chopped its way back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.68%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.734 and ended with a loss of just 0.22%.

Silver’s… Comeback and Other Important Signals

The most prominent action in the precious metals market that we saw last week, took place in silver – the white metal closed the week below the important long-term support/resistance line, thus invalidating the previous breakout. However, there’s more to the precious metals market than just the action in silver. In today’s free gold analysis, we discuss both the developments in silver and other factors.

Silver Market Morning: April 24 2017 - Battling on support at $1,270!

The Shanghai Gold Exchange was trading at 285.00 towards the close today. This translates into $1,282.23. New York closed at a $3.67 premium to Shanghai’s Friday close. London opened at a discount of $11.03 after hearing the results of the French elections. As you can see Shanghai has been remarkably stable over the last few days as the international scene has produced a lot of action.

April 21: Gold and Silver See Modest Losses on the Week

Gold gained $6.10 to $1287.30 in early afternoon New York trade before it chopped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.814 and ended with a loss of 0.28%.

Market Report: Explosive moves in the wings?

Gold and silver peaked on Monday, when much of Europe (including London) was closed for the Easter Monday holiday. Prices then eased to a low point mid-week before moving sideways. Gold peaked at $1295.5 before trading as low as $1274, and this morning in early European trade it was at $1280. Silver peaked at $18.66 before ending up at $18.00. This makes gold up 11.06% on the year so far, and silver up 13.87%. Silver is lagging gold badly, and based on its normal relative volatility should be closer to $19.00.

Silver Market Morning: April 21 2017 - Gold consolidating below $1,300!

All three global gold markets are in line with each other. At this moment in time, we don’t see that the three are leading or following each other, but the closeness of prices tells us that arbitrageurs are doing a very professional job of smoothing out the gold markets across the world. New York closed $1.44 below Shanghai’s closing yesterday and today. London opened at a $1.46 discount to Shanghai in line with New York. This is the closest we have ever seen them.

Silver, Platinum and Palladium as Investments – Research Shows Diversification Benefits

– Silver, platinum and palladium see increased role as investment vehicles – Increase in academic output on the white precious metals is in line with this – Silver and particularly gold are safe haven assets – Silver was a safe haven at times during which gold failed to be – Platinum and palladium less so but have diversification benefits

April 20: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Rise On Tax Cut Talk

Gold chopped up to $1283.20 in late morning New York trade before it dropped back to $1276.70 in early afternoon action, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.879 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.72%.

Silver Market Morning: April 20 2017 - Gold still building strength below $1,300!

Shanghai continues to lead the way in the gold markets, barely changing its prices over the last two days, despite very heavy buying in New York into the U.S. based gold ETFs and the dollar weakening. We feel it is important to factor the current dominance of Shanghai’s pricing of gold over that of London and New York. In line with this, we expect Shanghai to exert an upward pull on New York and London’s prices for the rest of this week.

April 19: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold dropped $14.60 to $1275.50 in midmorning New York trade before it edged back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.84%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.099 and ended with a loss of 0.98%.

Silver Market Morning: April 19 2017 - Gold building strength below $1,300 still!

Shanghai led the way lower today taking London back to the mid-$1,280 area again. To us this was important as it confirms the price dominance of Shanghai over London. If New York gold prices rise today without any specific news to cause that, then it will be an attempt to reclaim price dominance. If not then Shanghai will show its overall, dominant, pricing power.

Silver Likely To Rise In A Concentrated Manner

Furthermore, it appears to be the first time that these ideal economic conditions, for a rise in silver, align in such a timely manner; in particular, the bottom in interest rates, the peak in stock markets, as well as the coming collapse of the monetary system. Potentially all of these events can happen within a two to three-year period.

April 18: Gold Rebounds From Midsession Drop To End Higher

Gold edged up to $1287.30 in London before it spiked down to $1279.40 at about 10AM EST, but it then rose to a new session high of $1292.30 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.091 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%.

Silver Market Morning: April 18 2017 - Gold building strength below $1,300!

The Shanghai Gold Exchange was trading at 286.00 towards the close today. This translates into $1,286.84. New York closed $3.04 below Shanghai’s closing. London opened at a $0.00 discount to Shanghai. This left all three markets almost in line with each other, which is further testament to the ability of arbitrageurs to smooth out market differences. This is the first time we have seen a zero discount to London prices. It tells us that the gold price is going higher soon!

April 17: Gold and Silver Reverse Early Gains To End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped $7.90 to $1295.40 at the open of trade in Asia before it pared back to $1285.80 in London and then bounced back to $1292.70 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.29%. Silver rose to as high as $18.652 and ended with a loss of 0.59%.

Econ 101 -- Silver Market Manipulation

It should also be noted that this increase of 38,392 contracts represents the creation of 191,960,000 ounces of virtual/digital silver. Again, The Shills and Apologists will claim that "this is simply producer hedging" or that all is fine because "there's a levered long for every levered short". But how is any of this relatable to the physical price of silver when derivatives representing 20% of total annual mine supply can simply be conjured up from thin air and supplied to money managers and traders as "exposure". Trading in these derivative contracts are no more related to physical silver than is trading of sunflower seeds or baseball cards.

Market Report: Fear taking over

Last week’s market report concluded that with the Syrian situation deteriorating the outlook for the price of gold had rarely been better. Gold and silver have certainly risen, as our introductory chart indicates. Gold in European morning trade was up $34 from last Friday’s close at $1287, and silver up from $18.00 at $18.57. This is a short week given tomorrow’s Good Friday holiday, and with geopolitics taking centre-stage, traders are likely on balance to close short positions today, retaining their longs.

April 13: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 3% on the Week

Gold gained $7 to $1288.50 in London before it dropped back to $1281.90 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.47%. Silver climbed to $18.602 before it dropped back to $18.417, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

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.