• Gold: 1,501.25 -0.86
  • Silver: 18.03 0.01
  • Euro: 1.107 0.000
  • USDX: 98.261 -0.332
  • Oil: 58.76 0.13

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“We created market activity which artificially drove the sale price up and induced other market participants to purchase at an inflated price,” he said. Edmonds entered into a cooperation agreement with the CFTC in July.

June 26: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $10.90 to $1254.90 by a little after 8AM EST before it bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.55%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.148 and ended with a loss of 0.31%.

June 25: Gold and Silver Edge Lower While Stocks Tumble

Gold chopped between $1264.50 and $1270.50 in Asia before it drifted back lower in London and New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.35%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.27 and ended with a loss of 0.67%.

June 22: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% on the Week

Gold gained $3.60 to $1271.00 in Asia before it chopped back to $1267.00 in London, but it then edged back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $16.482 and ended with a gain of 0.92%.

June 21: Gold Dips While Silver Holds Steady Again

Gold dropped $8 to $1261.50 by a little after 8AM EST before it rallied back higher throughout most of trade in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.17%. Silver fell to $16.18 in Asia before it rallied to as high as $16.358 in early afternoon New York trade and then edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Silver Could Provide Great Opportunity To Bank And Grow Stock Market Profits

The relationship between silver and the Dow is such that significant Dow peaks are often followed by significant silver rallies. It is for this reason that silver can provide a great opportunity to bank Dow profits and even grow them much bigger.

How to Trade in Silver

Before I write anything on silver, I must admit that I have been a silver bull ever since I started analyzing silver. I continue to be a very long term silver bull. I am unfazed by silver’s bearish trend over the past few years. I personally invest only in physical silver. I like to trade in physical silver. I am against investing in a silver ETF or any metals ETF. I must thank my friends in Kucha Mahajani Delhi (the gold and silver market in the heart of delhi) for forcing me to analyze silver before MCX opened in India. I started analyzing gold only after MCX opened in India.

June 20: Gold Dips While Silver Holds Steady

Gold dipped $4.20 to $1271.30 in London before it bounced back to $1276.20 in morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.47%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.252 and ended unchanged on the day.

June 19: Gold and Silver Find Slight Losses Again

Gold gained $5.60 to $1284.00 in Asia before it fell back to $1270.60 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.23%. Silver dipped to as low as $16.237 before it also climbed back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.85%.

June 18: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

Gold waffled between $1282.40 and $1277.10 and ended with a loss of 0.16%. Silver chopped between $16.624 and $16.418 and ended with a loss of 0.9%.

June 15: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% on the Week

Gold fell $27.40 to as low as $1275.40 at about 1:30PM EST before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.71%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.455 and ended with a loss of 3.49%.

June 14: Gold and Silver Gain with Dollar While Euro Plummets

Gold gained $9.10 to $1309.20 at about 8:30AM EST before it chopped back lower for most of the rest of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver rose to as high as $17.305 and ended with a gain of 0.70%.

June 13: Gold and Silver Close Higher After Mixed Fed Reaction

Gold dipped $3.50 to $1292.60 in Asia before it bounced back to $1299.00 by late morning in New York and then fell back to $1292.90 after today’s fed statement, but it then shot up to a new session high of $1301.00 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 0.31%. Silver climbed up to $16.992 before it also dropped in early afternoon trade, but it then jumped to a new session high of $17.106 and ended with a gain of 1.25%.

Defiance Acquires Mag Silver's Zacatecas Silver District Holdings; Mag Becomes Strategic Shareholder

Defiance Silver Corp. (TSXV: DEF) (OTC: DNCVF) ("Defiance") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire MAG Silver's Zacatecas Silver District holdings. As consideration for the sale, MAG will acquire 5,000,000 common shares of Defiance representing an approximate 5% strategic investment position. Defiance will receive a 100% interest in MAG's Lagartos Project along with a significant regional exploration database covering 135,000ha stretching from the Zacatecas to the Fresnillo Silver Districts.

Silver Shares? Nobody Cares.

Almost nothing happened on the precious metals market yesterday, or at least that may seem to be the case as the first sight. And that’s true if one doesn’t count the spike in GLD’s volume, but there was something else that actually should have caught one’s attention and it probably wasn’t the case for many gold traders. Silver stocks just broke to new monthly low. What does this tell us?

June 12: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold dipped $7.20 to $1293.20 in early New York trade before it bounced back to $1299.60 by late morning, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.734 before it rallied back to $16.946, but it then chopped back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

June 11: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Oil

Gold gained $2.60 to $1301.10 in Asia before it fell back to $1294.20 in London, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1302.10 by late morning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.15%. Silver chopped between $16.748 and $16.939 and ended with a gain of 1.01%.

Silver’s Not-so-subtle Outperformance

Silver soared recently and white metal’s rally was accompanied by a huge volume. Those who are new to the precious metals market will probably immediately view this as bullish as that’s what the classic technical analysis would imply. Silver is not a classic asset, though, and classic measures often don’t apply to it. One way to check the real implications of a given development is to examine the previous cases and see what kind of action followed. That’s what we’re going to do in today’s free analysis. Let’s start with silver’s daily chart.

SWOT Analysis: Silver Outperforms Gold with Five Straight Days of Gains

The best performing metal this week was silver, up 2.24 percent. A majority of gold traders were either bullish or neutral on bullion this week after being mostly bullish last week due to political uncertainty in Europe, according to the weekly Bloomberg survey. India saw a third straight session of high gold prices due to continued buying by local jewelers with prices hovering around $1,300 internationally.

June 8: Gold Gains and Silver Rises Over 2% on the Week

Gold dipped to $1294.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1300.50 in London and then drifted in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.12%. Silver chopped between $16.622 and $16.822 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

The Deviant Conundrum called Silver

When I was a young lad, there was a classmate (let's call him "Frankie") in the very early years of my education whose behavior was quite often deemed as "peculiar" and while I found him immensely entertaining, the teaching staff and my fellow students did not entirely agree. Frankie was the kind of kid who would bang on our doorknocker on a frigid winter morning just before sunrise, fully clad in hockey skates, gloves and stick, and ask if he could skate on our frozen backyard hockey rink. The fact that it was a school day made it not exactly the brightest of decisions but my Dad would invariably say "Alright. You two boys have got 20 minutes then back in your houses to get ready for school."

June 7: Gold and Silver Hold Near Unchanged

Gold gained $6 to $1303.10 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to $1294.90 by midmorning, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.015%. Silver rose to as high as $16.894 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

June 6: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold chopped between $1299.40 and $1294.20 in Asia and London before it climbed to a new session high of $1301.60 by a little after 10AM EST and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver rose to as high as $16.73 and ended with a gain of 1.15%.

Silver – The Original World Currency

Silver has been money, and currency, longer than gold. The word “silver” actually translates to “money” or vice-versa in many countries around the world. Any true Christian knows that Judas sold out Jesus Christ for silver. Some theologians have reached the conclusion that Judas sold out Christ for approximately 30 pieces of silver. What would the value of 30 pieces of silver been in time of Christ?

June 5: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Dips

Gold gained $8.70 to as high as $1300.50 in early afternoon New York trade before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver rose to as high as $16.53 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

Silver Manipulation Coming to Fore

The only remaining question at this point is wether anything will come from this or not. My pessimism says, currently, nothing will change. However, with all the uprising in both the U.K. and the U.S. I am hopeful that change will be realized in our lifetime and these criminal shenanigans will come to an end. Time will tell.

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.