• Gold: 1,230.75 -0.01
  • Silver: 15.50 -0.01
  • Euro: 1.173 0.000
  • USDX: 94.427 -0.727
  • 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%.

SilverCrest Expands Babicanora High-Grade Footprint to 600 metres; New High-Grade Vein Discoveries Highlight District Scale Potential

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce additional Phase II drill results for the Las Chispas Property (the "Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. Step-out drilling targeting extensions of the Babicanora Vein continues to intersect high-grade mineralization. With the latest results, SilverCrest has drill-tested the Babicanora Vein over a 600 metre strike length (previously 500 metres), with a near-surface mineralized height of 150 to 175 metres.

October 18: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold fell $8.60 to $1277.00 at about 8:15AM EST, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.37%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.901 and ended with a loss of 0.23%.

Silver Bullion Prices Set to Soar

With a per-ounce price of $17.41 for silver futures as of Friday, analysts say the white metal is poised for a big climb, particularly as the gold-to-silver ratio stands well above historical averages. “Silver is definitely undervalued compared to gold and as a stand-alone investment. I consider it likely to be the most undervalued asset in the general investment markets,” says Paul Mladjenovic, author of Precious Metals Investing For Dummies.

October 17: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% But Miners Barely Budge

Gold fell $12.70 to $1281.80 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher in the next few hours, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.969 and ended with a loss of 1.05%.

October 16: Gold and Silver Fall Back Off in Late Trade

Gold gained $2.40 to $1306 in early New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended near its late session low of $1291.80 with a loss of 0.7%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.137 and ended with a loss of 0.98%.

Comfortably Numb: Surviving the Assault on Silver

In the late 1960s and most of the 1970s, an English rock band named Pink Floyd dominated the world of progressive and psychedelic music with such memorable albums as "Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and "The Wall." One of their greatest hits was a song entitled "Comfortably Numb" and as I was listening to it the other night, the refrain in the middle of the song—"Gotta keep it going through the show; c'mon it's time to go"—reminded me of the current state of the precious metals markets in the sense that the bullion bank criminals really are doing their utmost to "keep it (the price caps and interventions) going through the show". That silver investors have been rendered "comfortably numb" by way of serial price assaults is a testimonial to the sentiment out there for silver equities, coins, and the like. In case you hadn't noticed, sentiment for gold and particularly silver is outright putrid.

October 13: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 3% on the Week

Gold saw modest gains in Asia before it fell back to $1290.70 in London, but it then jumped up to $1302.50 after the release of economic data in New York and ended with a gain of 0.8%. Silver rose to as high as $17.393 and ended with a gain of 0.99%.

AbraPlata retains Venture Liquidity Providers Inc as market maker

AbraPlata Resource Corp (ABRA.V) (ABBRF) (1AH.F) ("AbraPlata" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has, subject to regulatory approval, retained Venture Liquidity Providers Inc ("VLP") to initiate its market making service to provide assistance in maintaining an orderly trading market for the common shares of the company.

October 12: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Day

Gold gained $4.40 to $1297.40 in Asia before it fell back to $1289.90 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver rose to as high as $17.257 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

October 11: Gold and Silver Jump Higher After FOMC Minutes

Gold gained $2.80 to $1291.10 at about 9AM EST before it fell back to $1284.70 in early afternoon trade, but it then jumped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver rose to as high as $17.23 and ended with a gain of 0.58%.

Golden Arrow Announces New Director Appointment

Alf Hills has over 35 years of international mine evaluation, development and operational experience. From 2006 to 2013, he was the CEO and a director of Kobex Minerals Inc. and its predecessor company, International Barytex Resources. Prior to that he spent 26 years with the Placer Dome group. He was involved in the development of the CIM Best Practice Guidelines for Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimates. Mr. Hills is registered as a Professional Engineer and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering.

October 10: Gold and Silver Gain but Miners Fall

Gold gained $9.40 to $1294.20 in late morning New York trade before it fell back off into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver rose to as high as $17.245 and ended with a gain of 0.88%.

October 9: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold gained $10 to $1284.90 in Asia before it edged back to $1279.60 in midmorning New York trade, but it then climbed to a new session high at $1285.20 in the last minutes of the day and ended with a gain of 0.78%. Silver rose to as high as $16.986 and ended with a gain of 1.07%.

October 6: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold edged up to $1270.20 in London before it fell back to $1260.80 in midmorning New York trade, but it then climbed to as high as $1275.30 by midday and ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver rose to as high as $16.841 and ended with a gain of 1.02%.

October 5: Gold and Silver Fall Back Off Before Jobs Day

Gold waffled between $1273.30 and $1278.90 in Asia, but it then drifted back lower in London and New York and ended with a loss of 0.53%. Silver climbed up to $16.738 before it also fell back off, but it managed to close unchanged on the day.

October 4: Gold and Silver End Mixed in Quiet Trade

Gold gained $10.20 to $1282.10 by a little after 8AM EST before it fell back to $1270.80 in midmorning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver climbed up to $16.885 before it dropped back to $16.554 and then also edged back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.12%.

Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler

I will end with an offer. Monetary Metals has nearly 3 terabytes of data, containing every COMEX futures and spot metal price in both gold and silver going back 21 years. If you have another specific explanation of how JP Morgan manipulates the market (and which is not invalidated by the graphs above), let’s work to design an experiment. We are happy to query the appropriate data, and publish a graph or graphs that can confirm or disprove your hypothesis.

Safe Haven Silver To Outperform Gold In Q4 And In 2018

Since the beginning of 2017 the silver price has disappointed many investors. With a 5% gain so far in 2017, it has failed to match gold’s 11% gains this year. Both precious metals have ultimately performed below expectations given the positive macroeconomic and geopolitical backdrop. However, things are starting to look up for the industrial precious metal as industry observers believe it will outperform gold this quarter and into 2018.

October 3: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold waffled between $1268.40 and $1272.4 in Asia before it popped up to $1274.50 in early afternoon New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $16.66 and ended with a gain of 0.24%.

U.S. Mint Bullion Coin Sales Dip As Buyers Take Advantage Of Secondary Market

The U.S. Mint is on track for the lowest sales of American Eagle coins in almost a decade. The 2008 financial crisis began a historic ramp up in sales that lasted for years. 20,583,000 silver American Eagles sold that year, more than double the 2007 total of 9,028,036 coins.

Comex Silver "Deliveries" Surge In September

Though Comex metal "delivery" remains a sham and circle jerk where The Banks simply shuffle paper warehouse receipts and warrants, we thought the latest totals for September were noteworthy enough to bring them to your attention. Again, we've written about this on countless occasions and this post is not meant to imply that "the Comex is about to break" or that "there is a run on The Banks". Instead, September saw the continuation of two trends of which you need to be aware. Comex "deliveries" are up dramatically in 2017 and JPM continues to stand down.

October 2: Gold and Silver Fall But Miners Gain

Gold dipped $8.80 to $1271.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1277.10 in late morning New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.67%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.549 and ended with a loss of 0.36%.

Silvercorp Reports 2017 AGM Results

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX/NYSE AMERICAN: SVM) is pleased to report that all matters placed before the shareholders at its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held on Friday, September 29, 2017 were approved. A total of 97,309,713 common shares, representing 57.93% of the votes attached to all outstanding shares as at the record date for the meeting, were represented at the AGM. All of the matters submitted to the shareholders for approval as set out in the Company's Notice of Meeting and Information Circular, both dated August 10, 2017 , were approved by the requisite majority of votes cast at the AGM.

September 29: Gold and Silver Fall About 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold edged up to $1290.10 at about 8:45AM EST before it drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.5%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.632 and ended with a loss of 1.13%.

LBMA Silver Price Benchmark – Changes, but no Wider Participation

On 21 September, ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) announced that it will take over the administration of the daily LBMA Silver Price benchmark auction beginning Monday 2 October. This LBMA Silver Price auction is the successor to the former London Silver Fix auction. The auction takes the form of trading unallocated silver positions on an electronic platform. The resulting price from the daily auction provides a daily silver price reference rate or benchmark which is used widely throughout the global precious metals industry. It is also now a Regulated Benchmark, regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

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.

The Forgotten History (and Potential Future) of Silver as Money

In contemporary discussions of sound money, silver tends to get short shrift. Even among staunch sound money advocates, the historic role of silver as money is often marginalized or ignored altogether.

Comex Silver Is The Most Corrupted Market In History

The silver paper futures open interest is now officially over a 1 billion ozs., most of which represents a naked short position in silver. Never in the history of the markets has any futures market been this extraordinarily disconnected from the amount of underlying physical commodity that is available to deliver against those contract open interest.

The Silver Short Bubble

For the first time ever, total Comex silver open interest exceeded 200M contracts yesterday, settling at 200,273. This means that the coming Spec short squeeze is going to be violent and substantial. And why isn't anyone calling this a "bubble"?

Selling a 10 oz Silver Bar for $10 (When It's Worth $160) - EXPERIMENT -

Media analyst Mark Dice tries to sell a 10 ounce bar of .999 fine silver bullion for just $10 dollars outside of a coin shop in San Diego, CA. HINT- It's worth WAY more than that, but does anyone want it? You have to see this!

When Will US Debt Hit the Wall?

Total official US debt is over $18 Trillion but some of that is “Intragovernmental debt” – such as debt to the social security program. The remaining portion that is actually owed to pension funds, individuals, sovereign governments etc. is about $13 Trillion. It is increasing rapidly, thanks to out of control spending far in excess of revenues.

The Criminality of The Comex

How is this even legal? That's a serious question and I'd like a serious answer after the you read what is presented below. Immediately following the short squeeze in mid-May that resulted in a 10% price move in just five days, the "Large Specs" in silver set out to rebuild (or were tricked into rebuilding) a massive naked short position in Comex silver. As you can see on the chart below, over the past five weeks, these Large Specs have added 41,806 gross naked short contracts to their accumulated position.

It Takes A Village

This is a short story. It has a purpose. Bear with me. A long time ago and far, far away there was a village that was occasionally raided by outlaws who took food, jewels, and women. The villagers were understandably angry but could do little to protect themselves.

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.