• Gold: 1,255.81 2.65
  • Silver: 16.05 0.15
  • Euro: 1.176 -0.003
  • USDX: 93.952 0.376
  • Oil: 57.31 0.16

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%.

Silver Market Morning: May 10 2017 - Gold still consolidating on support in a narrowing range!

We are seeing the influence of falling gold prices in Shanghai on New York and London, as we commented above, but New York prices are holding on despite no gold ETF demand. This demand has been responsible for U.S. gold prices rising. Until we see the strong move, we expect [either way], we cannot clearly see the way forward. We are at one of those junctures we call a ‘point of resolution’.

May 10: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Oil Jumps

Gold chopped up to $1225.60 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended near its late session low of $1217.60 with a loss of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $16.339 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

Golden Arrow teams up with Silver Standard in Argentina

Golden Arrow Resources (TSXV: GRG; US-OTC: GARWF) has jumped from an explorer to a silver producer in Argentina in a fairytale-esque way. It will receive a 25% stake in Silver Standard Resources’ (TSX: SSO; NASDAQ: SSRI) producing Pirquitas mine, take home a US$15-million cheque and fast track production of its flagship Chinchillas project in a joint-venture deal, expected to close shortly.

Silver Market Morning: May 10 2017 - Gold still consolidating on support!

Today is one of those days when we can see just where pricing power lies. New York has tried to pull prices back well below support, hitting $1,216 at one point. Shanghai took prices higher today in their consolidation process, but London moved in line with New York last night. How New York and London perform today becomes critical. If Shanghai falls, then pricing power sits in London and New York, today.

May 9: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $12.90 to $1214.30 in midafternoon New York trade, but it then jumped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.6%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.061 and ended with a loss of 0.8%.

Will Gold or Silver Pay the Higher Interest Rate?

Today, gold can be moved anywhere in the world in days. The entire globe is effectively the trading region for gold. This means that gold is not subject to local gluts or shortages. Gold supply and demand are quickly smoothed out over the entire world. This helps makes gold the most liquid commodity.

Silver Market Morning: May 09 2017 - Gold consolidating ahead of a strong move!

As we have mentioned many times in the past, the falling volatility of the gold market must be attributed to the arrival of Shanghai as one of the three important gold markets. Its move to make speculation costly at the beginning of the year, has flowed through to London, but particularly New York. Arbitrageurs smooth out the price differences between the centers, but even traders can do this.

Silver Investment Case Remains Extremely Compelling

Are we near a turning point in silver’s relentless decline? Avert your eyes – this is one ugly silver chart Gold silver ratio at 75 shows real value of silver Mining CEO explains why silver could reach $136.67 Buy silver low, sell high

May 8: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower In Mixed Trade

Gold gained $7.20 to $1236.50 in London before it fell back to $1226.20 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.24 and ended with a loss of 0.61%.

Silver Market Morning: May 08 2017 - Gold bottoming and consolidating!

The Macron victory implies that the E.U. will hold together in the future and that the euro will not collapse. While Italy remains uncertain on the subject, it is not enough to curb the optimism that pervades markets this morning. What is uncertain is the ability of the President, without a political party behind him, to govern effectively. Will he try to rule by government decree? We will have to wait until mid-June and the Parliamentary elections to see if he can establish a majority and govern, or if he will simply become a figurehead.

May 5: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 3% and 5% on the Week

Gold gained $7.20 to $1235.50 at about 6AM EST before it fell back to $1226.20 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in the last few hours of the day and ended with a gain of 0.08%. Silver rose to as high as $16.516 before it fell back $16.226, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

Market Report: China unwinds WMPs

Informed sources in China say that the authorities are deliberately forcing wealth management products to unwind their long commodity positions. These WMPs, as they are commonly known, are speculative investment vehicles that promise attractive returns to private investors, and collectively amount to a financial bubble. There are two reasons why the government has intervened. The massive expansion of bank credit in recent years causes excessive speculation that cannot be allowed to get out of hand. Furthermore, WMPs were pushing up the prices of the commodities being accumulated by the government as part of its economic plan.

Silver Market Morning: May 05 2017 - Gold may have found a bottom should be volatile today!

Within the hour of the gold price setting on London the price was marked down $6. We find it difficult to accept that the gold price setting was out of line with the market, rather the market was bracing itself for more selling in the U.S. Ahead of the opening of New York the gold price was trading at $1,232.40 and in the euro at €1,124.66. At the same time, the silver price was trading at $16.36.

May 4: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% More

Gold fell $13.70 to $1225.80 in midmorning New York trade before it bounce back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.9%. Sliver slipped to as low as $16.228 and ended with a loss of 0.97%.

Silver Market Morning: May 04 2017 - Gold falls and is looking for a bottom!

The Fed remains positive on U.S. growth despite the slowdown in the first quarter. The indications are that the joblessness rate is now at maximum employment and the inflation rate getting close to the targeted 2%. This allows the Fed to continue discussions on shrinking the Fed’s Balance Sheet and leaving the door open for a June rate hike. The market saw this as negative for gold which has fallen heavily in the last day.

May 3: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% and 2%

Gold dropped $10.70 to $1246.20 at about 10:30AM EST before it bounced back higher around the release of today’s fed announcement, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 1.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.465 and ended with a loss of 2.14%.

Silver Market Morning: May 03 2017 - Gold continues consolidating!

As we pointed out in the piece on Swiss gold exports demand from Asia remains very strong indeed. The refineries in Switzerland have been working 24 hours a day and 6 days a week to convert gold into metric measurement bars. This has gone on for many years now and is set to continue for the foreseeable future. It is quite remarkable that the developed gold world is quiet on the subject because it is only a matter of time before the western gold markets becomes secondary markets to Shanghai.

Silver Bullion On Sale After 10.6% Fall In Two Weeks

Precious metals continue to weaken, especially silver which has declined eleven consecutive days and is now down over 10.6%. The sell off is again almost solely a result of futures market participants pushing or manipulating prices lower – depending on your view – despite no bearish silver or wider market developments or news that could be construed as bearish for silver.

May 2: Gold and Silver End Barely Lower Before Fed Day

Gold fell $5.20 to $1252.00 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.789 and ended with a loss of 0.36%.

Comex Crime Scene Mechanics

Between March 24 and April 20, JPM and their criminal pals (deceptively called "Commercials" by the criminally complicit CFTC) issued 42,128 new silver contracts and fed them to the hungry hedge funds and other "speculators" wanting "silver exposure" at The Comex Casino. At 5,000/oz per contract, these 42,128 contracts represented the potential obligation to make future delivery of 210,640,000 ounces of silver. This was silver that JPM et al did not own nor did they have it immediately available. And this "silver" was sold to speculators who had no intention of taking/demanding delivery!

Golden Arrow Samples 281 g/t Silver, 0.5% Lead over 3.35 metres from New Target at Antofalla Silver-Gold-Base Metal Project

The 8,760 hectare Antofalla project has strong geologic similarities to the Company's flagship Chinchillas silver project, which has a positive pre-feasibility study for development (see news release dated March 31, 2017). Antofalla's 4 kilometre by 5 kilometre volcanic dome complex and alteration zone hosts several areas of known mineralization, but was underexplored by previous operators. Since initiating the program at Antofalla the geological team has undertaken systematic grassroots exploration throughout the property, including mapping, chip and channel sampling, and soil sampling on a 100 metre grid spacing over an area of 6.5 by 3 kilometres.

Silver Market Morning: May 02 2017 - Gold is consolidating!

Many may think the gold price reflects demand and supply of physical gold. It doesn’t. It primarily reflects marginal supply and demand, speculative activity and the assumptions of the main dealers as to where the market is going. The physical demand and supply of gold is mainly directly contracted between physical buyers and sellers, with the contract price, primarily the London pm price setting, but for a growing number of market professionals the Shanghai gold Fix is being used by both parties to the contract. In other words the trading in physical gold, in the case of around 95%+ of such buyers and sellers, does not influence the gold price.

May 1: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2%

Gold fell $6.70 to $1261.70 in Asia before it jumped back to unchanged at $1268.40 after this morning’s economic data was released, but it then fell to a new session low of $1254.30 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.88%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.806 and ended with a loss of 1.92%.

Golden Arrow Forming Team for Joint Venture

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GRG)(GAC.F)(GARWF) ("Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is establishing a production work committee which will include the very experienced mining engineer Mr. Alf Hills, who will monitor the production procedure to comply with the joint venture agreement conditions, corporate management responsibilities and governance.

Silver Takes the Elevator Down

Silver has been falling for going on one year, but clearly since March 1. After one last hurrah at the end of March, it has been taking the elevator down. And by its fundamentals it should be quite a bit lower—0.0125. In any case, we are interested in watching what the fundamentals of the metals are doing. We will take a look at the graphs below, but first, the price and ratio charts.

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.

Silver and NASDAQ – Long, Medium and Short Trends

Courtesy of the High-Frequency-Traders and a wave of digital “money printing” the NASDAQ closed at a new high on Friday the 24th – a 15 year high. Silver, on the other hand, has been crushed – the near all-time high was 4 years ago. In this tale of two markets, we examine the silver to NASDAQ ratio over the long and medium term for clues about their next major moves.

Can Gold Save the World From the Credit Bubble?

It has been reported that global debt is about $200 Trillion. Central banks supposedly hold about 30,000 tons of gold. If the total debt were backed by central bank gold at 40%, that would price gold about $80,000 per ounce. In the US, the official gold reserve, which has not been audited in about 60 years, is about 8,200 tons. Official national debt is about $18 Trillion. If the official gold backed the debt at 100%, the price of gold would be about $70,000 per ounce.

Controlling copper and silver prices

There is an unwarranted assumption that market prices are always right, and represent "fair value". In the case of commodities, particularly metals, this is not necessarily true, because regulated financial markets make it too easy for government agencies and large banks to game the system.

Dollar Danger Zone

China has purchased and imported a massive amount of gold bars in the past 5 years. The magnitude of the gold migration from the west to Asia has been obscured intentionally. Clearly the western central banks and governments do not want the world to know how much gold they have sold to China. China does not want to announce how much gold they have purchased, which might panic the gold market and elevate prices, making additional purchases more expensive. China’s gold hoard will become a threat to the reserve currency status of the dollar, a fiat currency backed only by “faith and trust.”

Silver Bullion Buying Outstripping Supply As JP Morgan ($JPM) Buys

- Silver one of most undervalued assets in world today - Fundamentals for silver market very strong - Total demand for silver outweighed supply by almost 22% last year - Industrial demand set to surge as solar energy projects are expanded - Artificially low prices have forced some mines out of business which may lead to a supply crunch - Smart money including JP Morgan acquiring silver - Silver to outperform assets including gold

SilverCrest Announces Q1, 2015 Financial Results Cash Flow from Operations of $7.3 million ($0.06 per share) Net Earnings of $2.5 million ($0.02 per share)

"We are pleased with the strong start to 2015. Santa Elena's record AgEq (3) production delivered solid Q1, 2015 financial results, generating cash flow from operations (1)(2) of $7.3 million and net earnings of $2.5 million . We are confident in Santa Elena's ability to continue to generate positive cash flows during 2015, notwithstanding the lower precious metals price environment. We are pleased our tight cost control measures and record production resulted in cash operating cost (1)(2) of $8.49 per AgEq (3) ounce sold and all-in sustaining cash cost (2) of $11.25 per AgEq(3) ounce sold.

House of Cards - Will it Collapse?

My thought: It is unwise to scramble in front of an oncoming steam-roller in search of dollar bills when real money, gold and silver, is still available at “bargain” prices.

An Insane Financial World

We know that war has been a nearly constant distraction since 9-11 and that a crisis is often used as a justification for economic insanity, such as borrowing more to address an excessive debt problem. It seems likely that weakening economies, deflationary forces, excessive debt, massive unemployment, riots, economic anxiety, consumer price inflation, and so much more, will require more distractions. We should “rig for stormy weather” and expect another crisis and more wars.

“Suicidal Credit-Based Money System”

The US national debt exceeds $18 Trillion, NOT including off-balance sheet items, Fannie and Freddie, and unfunded obligations such as future payments for military pensions, Social Security, Medicare, and more. Depending on who is counting, add another $100 - $200 Trillion in debt.

Lunch With Elvis

Elvis and I had lunch last week. We dined on Sasquatch burgers, fried Unicorn fritters, and we were joined by “the lone gunman.” We had our special luncheon in the main vault room of the Fort Knox Bullion Depository in Kentucky. It was practically empty so converting it to a dining area was relatively easy.

Silver Eagle Rationing Ends...at Just the Right Time!

Those of you who have followed my work know that I have been fighting for the original intent and purpose of the US Eagle Program to be upheld by the US Mint and the US Treasury. I have written countless letters to the Mint and Treasury proving that the rationing of US Silver Eagles was 100% against the law. Here was my first letter to the Treasury and Mint after they announced their original rationing plan...

Gold & Silver: The June Swoon

The month of June is typically a boring one for gold and silver price action, although the latter half of the month tends to be a bit better for gold. That’s the seasonal chart for silver, courtesy of Dimitri Speck. India is the world’s main market for silver, and demand shrivels a bit during the May – June timeframe. As a result, the silver price usually swoons, and frustrated investors can make irrational statements about this mighty metal.

Gold: Surviving the Last Few Months of the Bear Market

As most of you probably know by now, it’s been my belief for about a year that gold’s bear market would not end until at least testing the previous C-wave top at $1050. Every D-wave correction in the secular bull has at least retraced to the previous C-wave top except one.

National Debt - Or 1 is Too Many and 12 Are Not Enough

The Vietnam War in the US is often mentioned as a major cause of the inflationary 1970s. The war and spending escalated in the late 1960s after Johnson became President. The national debt increased about $20 Billion between 1967 and 1968, which was big money back then. But 11 years later the national debt increased by $80 Billion. Once deficit spending and currency devaluation began, it was difficult to return to fiscal sanity.

Here We Go Again -- Another Silver Short Sqeeze Looms

Back on April 15, we accurately projected that a major Spec short squeeze was brewing in the coming days. Nine days later, silver shot higher in a move of +14% in just over three weeks. Well, guess what. The conditions that created that move have returned and another significant short squeeze is right around the corner.

Silver Manipulation May Be The Most Extreme In History

The open interest in Comex silver hit another new all-time high yesterday. As of Wednesday’s final open interest report, the open interest in silver was 189.7k contracts. This is the highest the open interest has been based on data I have going back to April 2005.

Gold Versus The Status Quo

Gold has been a store of value for 1000s of years. You can’t purchase gasoline with gold but it has no counter-party risk and is valued world-wide. In contrast, paper and digital dollars, euros, pounds and yen are debt based fiat currencies backed only by the faith and credit of the governments and central banks which issued them. Devaluation and higher consumer prices are all but guaranteed.

150,000 Cigarettes or 3,275 ounces of Silver

When silver sells for $100 per ounce will cigarettes sell for $40 per pack? This isn’t as outrageous as it sounds. I remember buying Marlboros for 19 cents per pack back in ancient times. Cigarettes are about 35 times as expensive now as in my youth. The current price is $6.50 for a pack, and 35 times that price would be about $225 per pack. Outrageous! The loss of purchasing power in fiat currencies is also outrageous.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -43,019.34 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -43,019.34 ounces

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

SilverCrest Reports 50m @ 151.8 gpt Ag Eq(i) at La Joya Main Mineralized Trend Continues to Expand

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.V)(STVZF)(STVZF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of an additional 11 holes of the Phase II drill program currently underway at its La Joya Property in Durango, Mexico. The Phase II program is comprised of 80 holes totaling approximately 15,000 metres. Phase II drilling reported to date has extended the Main Mineralized Trend ("Trend") beyond the area containing the current Inferred Resource of 101.9 million ounces Ag Eq.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -306,445.300 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -306,445.300 ounces

July 17: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed $9.20 to $1598.70 in Asia before it fell back to as low as $1571.63 by about 10:45AM EST, but it then bounced back higher midday and ended with a loss of just 0.49%. Silver saw a 31 cent gain at $27.62 in Asia before it fell back to $26.809, but it then climbed back near its earlier high and ended with a loss of just 0.22%.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -616,179.956 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -616,179.956 ounces

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,577.3 yesterday. Asia took it to $1,578.94 ahead of London’s opening. London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,580.00 up $1 on yesterday and in the euro at €1,287.064, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2276 up 20 cents on the dollar. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,588.00 in the middle and in the euro at €1,291.90.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -315,986.486 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -315,986.486 ounces

July 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1591.49 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to as low as $1577.15 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to $27.60 before it dropped back to $27.13, but it still ended with a gain of 0.07%.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -775,376.83 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -775,376.83 ounces

July 20: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold climbed $5.79 to $1586.79 in Asia before it fell back to $1573.80 by a little before 8:30AM EST, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended near its new afternoon high of $1587.10 with a gain of 0.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $26.82 before it also rallied back higher and ended near its new afternoon high of $27.437 with a gain of 0.22%.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,696.71 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,572 yesterday. London opened at the same level as the euro fell below €1: $1.21 on growing fear. London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,573.00 and in the euro at €1,300.537, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2095. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,575.25 in the middle and in the euro at €1,301.54.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,708.78 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,708.78 tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,329,524.330 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,329,524.330 ounces

July 24: Gold Gains While Dow Drops

Gold edged up to $1584.09 at about 9:30AM EST before it dropped back to $1569.05 in the next few hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver slipped to as low as $26.60 before it also bounced back higher into the close and ended unchanged on the day.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,639.42 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,639.42 tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -670,704.483 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -670,704.483 ounces

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,604.50 up $22.20 on yesterday. London opened slightly higher at $1,606.10 rising to Fix at $1,603.00 $15.50 higher as the euro recovered back over 1: €$1.2185 up 80 cents. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,321.735 up €12.3 on yesterday morning, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2128 almost the same as yesterday. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,608.56 in the middle and in the euro at €1,318.98.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -329,991.424 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -329,991.424 ounces

iShares Silver Trust: 9,639.42 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,639.42 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,623.40. London opened slightly lower at $1,620 and fell back to Fix at $1,616.50 as the euro fell back to €1: $1.2273. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,317.871 up €8 on Friday’s p.m. Fixing, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2266. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,618.60 in the middle and in the euro at €1,320.72.