• Gold: 1,278.57 -2.32
  • Silver: 16.94 -0.05
  • Euro: 1.180 0.001
  • USDX: 93.363 -0.093
  • Oil: 52.32 0.08

October 18: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

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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 Market Morning: Mar 13 2017 - Gold consolidating against a weaker dollar!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 273.0 Yuan, which directly translates into $1,229.71. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,225.71. This more than $21.31 higher than the New York close and $16.51 higher than London.

March 10: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% and 5% on the Week

Gold fell $6.90 to $1195.00 in Asia before it jumped up to $1206.30 at about 9AM EST and then drifted back below $1200 in the next few hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver rose to as high as $17.079 and ended with a gain of 0.41%.

Ron Paul: Testimony in Support of Arizona Honest Money Bill, HB2014

Ron Paul visited the Arizona state Senate Committee on Finance on Wed. March 8, 2017 to testify in support of what he called a "very important" honest money bill, HB2014. "If you want to have liberty and limit the size of government, you have to have honest money," said Paul. The proposed legislation would treat gold and silver as they should be under the Constitution - that is, as money. In doing so, the state would no longer tax "capital gains" on the exchange of federal reserve notes for gold/silver and vice versa.

Market Report: Waiting on the Fed

The bears are quick to point out that $1200 and $17 levels respectively are being breached, and the downtrends are being resumed. This view suits the large bullion banks, which have been running short positions, because it has panicked the managed money crowd into closing their longs on Comex. All this has nothing to do with physical demand, and it is likely that Asians, who are value buyers, are adding to their holdings. Furthermore, the central banks, which tend to buy when physical is offered, are also buyers. So, what this is about is about the dollar, Comex, and nothing more.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 10 2017 - Gold consolidating after the Jobs report!

The demand for gold in Shanghai at the moment is not sufficient to lift its own prices let alone those of New York or London, as we see above. This is in the face of a weakening Yuan. The head of the People’s Bank of China stated that the Yuan exchange rate will remain stable going forward. We are always wary of central bank statements on exchange rates, because history shows that such statements are usually way off the mark.

March 9: Gold and Silver Fall Back to About $1200 and $17

Gold fell $5.20 to $1203.50 in late Asian trade before it bounced back to $1209.00 at about 8AM EST, but it then fell to a new session low of $1201.40 in the last minutes of the day and ended with a loss of 0.56%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.943 and ended with a loss of 1.57%.

13 Stunning Visualizations of Silver Put Global Debt Into Perspective

Although gold has a bigger reputation today as a monetary metal, it was often deemed too valuable for everyday transactions throughout history. For the most part, common people in places like Ancient Rome used silver to buy daily staples like grain or wine. As a result, silver has a strong reputation through monetary history as the “people’s money”. Even today, silver is still much more widely accessible. With one ounce of gold being 70x more expensive than an ounce of silver, it’s difficult for someone who is just starting to accumulate wealth to own gold.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 9 2017 - Gold drifting looking for a bottom!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 272.01 Yuan once again, which directly translates into $1,224.15. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,219.15. This is $10.45 higher than the New York close and $14.15 higher than London.

Silver Very Undervalued from Historical Perpective of Ancient Greece

– What wages in ancient Athens can tell us about the silver price today – Wages paid in silver in ancient Athens compared to wages today – Silver massively undervalued compared to the past few thousand years

March 8: Gold and Silver Fall As Dollar Tops 102

Gold fell $9 to $1206.80 in early New York trade before it chopped back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.58%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.213 and ended with a loss of 1.37%.

More Bad News for the LBMA Silver Price, but an Opportunity for Overhaul

On Friday 3 March 2017, in a surprise announcement with implications for the global silver market, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) informed its members that the current administrator and calculation agent of its recently launched LBMA Silver Price auction, Thomson Reuters and the CME Group respectively, will be pulling out of providing their services to the problematic London-based silver price benchmark within the near future. Thomson Reuters and the CME Group issued identical statements.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 8 2017 - Gold drifting!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 274.02 Yuan once again, which directly translates into $1,234.34. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,229.34. This is $13.54 higher than the New York close and $16.74 higher than London.

March 7: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks Once More

Gold held near unchanged in Asia, but it then fell back off in London and New York and ended near its late session low of $1214.20 with a loss of 0.83%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.468 and ended with a loss of 1.63%.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 7 2017 - Gold waiting for the rate hike!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 275.50 Yuan once again, which directly translates into $1,242.23. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,237.23. This is $11.23 higher than the New York close and $13.08 higher than London.

March 6: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks Again

Gold fell $9.50 to $1224.90 in early afternoon New York trade before it rebounded slightly, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.703 and ended with a loss of 0.89%.

New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets

Research published in the journals Materials Today Communications and Scientific Reports has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications. Currently, touch screen devices mainly rely on electrodes made from indium tin oxide (ITO), a material that is expensive to source, expensive to process and very brittle.

CME, Thomson Reuters step down from providing London silver benchmark

CME Group and Thomson Reuters are to step down from providing the LBMA silver price benchmark auction, the London Bullion Market Association said on Friday, less than three years after they successfully bid to provide the process.

March 3: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% on the Week

Gold fell $12 to $1223 in early afternoon New York trade before it jumped back to $1236.00 after Yellen raised the possibility of the fed keeping rates stable, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver surged to as high as $17.972 and ended with a gain of 1%.

Shareholder Update from Golden Arrow Executive Chairman, President and CEO

"The option agreement with Silver Standard Resources (SSO.TO) (SSRI) for the combination of Golden Arrow's Chinchillas Project with Silver Standard's Pirquitas Mine is still in progress (see Golden Arrow News Release dated October 1, 2015). As the 18 month option draws to a close on March 30, 2017, we await Silver Standard's decision. We are appreciative for the professional and transparent technical cooperation between Silver Standard and Golden Arrow which has allowed the advancement of our Chinchillas deposit to this advanced mine planning and prefeasibility stage. Golden Arrow is committed to the Business Combination Agreement and we look forward to fully achieving a final resolve by March 30, 2017."

Market Report: Silver hammered

On Comex, the large four traders category late in February was net short about 78,000 contracts, while the managed money category was net long 77,000 contracts. We won’t know for sure how this jumbo sale has effected this balance until the Commitment of Traders report for the current period is issued on 10th March. But it appears that one of the large four (it had to be one of them because of the size of the transaction) took the view that flaky hedge funds, in aggregate net long of what they were short, could be panicked out of their positions. Furthermore, the timing of the sale tells us that these flaky longs are in the US time zone, and that the seller didn’t want to see his shorts absorbed by more solid European buyers, who might take the opportunity to add to their positions.

Now that the silver rig is as obvious the gold rig, will anyone else speak out?

Central banks gave their gold game away in April 2013 when they used the futures markets to knock the price down by more than $200 with relentless selling over several days. The selling had to be inspired by central banks because there was no important relevant news in the market to spook investors and because nobody else would have had access to the huge amounts of metal and capital involved.

March 2: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks

Gold fell $18.70 to $1231.20 in midafternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher in the last 90 minutes of the day, but it still ended with a loss of 1.19%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.711 and ended with a loss of 3.53%.

SilverCrest Reports First Drill Results from Babicanora Vein; Multiple Intercepts Greater Than 1,000 gpt AgEq*

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its first drill hole results for the Babicanora Vein within the Las Chispas Property (the "Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. As part of the Company's Phase II Exploration Program, underground drilling at the Babicanora Vein is testing the historic silver-gold mine (see attached Photos and Figures).

March 1: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Surge Higher

Gold fell $14.50 to $1237.10 at about 9AM EST before it climbed back to $1250.50 in early afternoon trade and then chopped back lower, but it ended with a loss of just 0.13%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.265 before it bounced back to $18.459 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.33%.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 1 2017 - Gold was not Trumped but took a step back!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 279.50 Yuan once again, which directly translates into $1,263.89. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,258.89. This is $7.39 higher than the New York close and $14.89 higher than London.

Wrapping Up July Comex Silver Deliveries

Again, I can't overstate how unusual this is and how different it is from the norm. In a "normal" month where total deliveries came in at 85%, we would have seen about 2,300 total deliveries. Instead, we saw 3,637. Therefore, we're left to conclude that and additional 1,300 contracts were demanded for immediate delivery in July. This means that someone or something funded their account with 100% margin, jumped the "queue" and demanded immediate delivery of 6,500,000 ounces of silver. At prices ranging around $15/ounce, that's nearly $100,000,000.

The Silver Manipulation Con Continues at the Highest Levels of Government

The US Mint is not a very good liar. They are manipulating their sales data to stifle silver investor sentiment. My fight with the US Mint goes back 7 years. I wrote them in June 2008 to point out that stopping production of the US Silver Eagles was AGAINST THE LAW because the law required them to produce SAE's "in quantities sufficient to meet public demand." Since that time, and through my continual pestering over the years, they CHANGED THE LAW to make the US Treasury Secretary the one who decides if the coins are being produced to meet demand and only he has the power to stop or limit production.

Investment Silver Demand Draining COMEX Vaults

If there are words to characterize the precious metals markets for July, it would be “divergences” and “shortages.” There was heavy selling in the leveraged futures market and extraordinary buying demand and shortages in physical coins, rounds, and bars.

Leaving the Information Grid

We've been off the information grid for nearly a month now. Oh, we've still got electricity, the internet, the gas and water and sewer connexions, but a month ago the satellite went away at our command, so no more government and corporate news at 6 p.m. or the Sunday morning food-fights.

Silver and Gold: The Triumph of Experience over Hope

Rather than discuss the triumph of experience over hope regarding hard money, honest politicians, and free market economics, let’s look at the OPPOSITE.

The EPA's Polluted River

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's massive spill of arsenic-laden contaminants into Colorado's Animas River (literally, from the Spanish, River of Souls) a week ago has all the makings of a slow-speed softball pitched at this relentless critic of EPA's hubris, bullying and unscientific bullshite.

Desolation Row: the Silver Market

Silver peaked in 1980 and then crashed into “Silver Desolation Row” in 1999 – 2001, like now. The 1970s decade was the time for commodity price increases and inflation. The 1980s and 1990s saw a preference for paper assets and stocks, while commodities, gold, and silver prices collapsed.

Silver Cycle Low - Now

The price of silver has been crushed during the last four years. Prices are ready to reverse. We will know soon enough after the High-Frequency-Traders have their way with prices for paper silver and gold on the CME.

China chooses her weapons

China's recent mini-devaluations had less to do with her mounting economic challenges, and more to do with a statement from the IMF on 4 August, that it was proposing to defer the decision to include the yuan in the SDR until next October.

August 21: Gold Gains Almost 4% on the Week While Stocks Drop Roughly 6%

Gold gained $15.42 to $1167.42 in Asia before it fell all the way back to $1149.00 in London, but it then rose to as high as $1161.67 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.64%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.14 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.

Silver And The Petrodollar

Many have mistakenly dismissed silver as just another commodity like oil, for example. If one looks at how silver has traded since 2001, in comparison with oil, one might agree with that mistaken believe. During the same periods, both goods traded higher or lower, together. For example, from 2001 to 2008, both silver and oil rose significantly. During those seven years, silver increased more than four times in value while oil rose more than seven times.

Gold and Silver: Heading for a “Blue Screen of Death” Event?

For personal computer users who by choice or circumstance, find themselves using a version of the Microsoft Windows operating software family, a dreaded condition known as the “Blue Screen of Death” (BSoD) is a seldom occurring, yet ever-present possibility. Wikipedia defines it as being caused by poorly written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware, such as faulty memory, power supply issues, overheating of components or hardware running beyond its specification limits.

The Risky Investment that Could Make You Millions in the Next Financial Crisis

You wake up in the morning, turn on the news, and get a sick feeling in your stomach… The stock market is crashing again. Another big Wall Street bank has failed. Your 401(k) has lost another 25%. It’s bleeding value every week. Your dream of early retirement is history. You’ve lost so much money in stocks that even a "regular" retirement is in jeopardy. If you live a long life, there’s no way you’ll have enough money.

Yes, Gold is a Barbarous Relic...SO SWAP IT ALL FOR SILVER!

I know that you have a few gold coins in your safe. I know you think it's good for your diversification but NOW is the time to think differently. Now is not the time for diversification. Now is the time to SAVE your wealth and gold doubling or tripling over the next few years is NOT going to save you.

Silver Market Morning

On Friday New York closed at $1,134.40 up $10.30. The dollar was stronger at $1.1335 at the close up from $1.1496, against the euro, with the dollar Index stronger at 96.07 up from Friday’s 95.19. Because of the Bank Holiday in the U.K. no LBMA gold price was set today. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,132.80 and in the euro at €1,010.80.

The danger of eliminating cash

In the early days of central banking, one primary objective of the new system was to take ownership of the public's gold, so that in a crisis the public would be unable to withdraw it.

Silver and S.M.S.

Silver prices have been crushed for over 4 years, especially in the paper futures markets. The predictable result has been reduced interest in real money – silver and gold. The media is more focused on Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, and Hillary’s emails – not the reality of exponentially increasing debt, out-of-control spending, failed economic policies, and expensive wars.

You think premiums are big now???

Premiums on silver over the past weeks have exploded! Generally speaking, 10-25%+ seems to be the norm and anywhere from two - six weeks delay for delivery. We have talked about the dichotomy between silver being panic "sold" and "shortages" occurring simultaneously. In a free market, this is an impossibility.

Silver Market Morning

On Friday New York closed at $1,122.10 down $3.30. The dollar was weaker at $1.1162 down from $1.1142 at the close, against the euro, with the dollar Index slightly weaker at 96.28 down from 96.34. The LBMA gold price was set at $1,121.00 down $4.00 from Friday. The euro equivalent was €1,004.21 down €5.80. At 12.00 hrs London time, gold was trading at $1,121.00 and in the euro at €1,005.52.

Silver and Deflation

How does silver perform during deflation? Which is better during a deflation – silver or gold? The answers will depend on quite a few things as well as what definition of deflation one uses.

The Massive Debt Bubble Will Push Silver Prices Much Higher

Silver had a spectacular rise in price from about August 2010 to April 2011. In fact, it was so impressive that some thought the peak was the end of the bull market for silver. After all, silver had risen about 12.33 times from its bottom in 2001.

Why Silver Premiums Are so High Right Now and How One Might Take Advantage of It?

In this article, I will explain first how and why silver bullion premiums have aggressively increased since the middle of summer 2015 AND how and what I am doing to take advantage of the current premiums via a bullion form sell and buy arbitrage.

Silver: Victim of Motive, Means, and Opportunity

Silver gets little respect, but that is sensible in a world dominated by paper assets and pretend values. Similar to a murder investigation, let’s examine the motive, means and opportunity used to “manage” silver prices.

Silver Market Morning: Sept-29-2015

What we are seeing now is a set of global markets fearful of a breakdown in prices. As prices fall, not just in commodities, but equity markets, we become very aware of the massive levels of debt that is sitting in the hands of individuals, corporates, governments’ et al. Because of this we see occasional collapses of value as this becomes recognized. Glencore, the mining giant and broker has seen its share prices buckle in Australia today. With debt twice the level of its market capitalization, their situation well expresses the fears sensitizing the markets at all levels. The commodities sector does not look as though it is going to recover for a very long time. This includes U.S. oil companies trying to persuade their regulators that their debt levels are sustainable as oil prices could fall further.

Silver-coin shortage shows bright side of precious metal collapse

The global silver-coin market is in the grips of an unprecedented supply squeeze, forcing some mints to ration sales and step up overtime while sending U.S. buyers racing abroad to fulfill a sudden surge in demand.

Gold's Little Brother Is Talking

Silver seems set to perform well against the dollar, but it also appears to be ready to make gold look like a bit of a slug.Unlike most silver investors, I have no interest in selling silver for “dollars of profit”. I view silver primarily as a currency.Gold is the ultimate currency, and I think silver is best viewed as “gold’s little brother”.I sold silver for gold in the first quarter of 2011, and now it’s time for me to buy silver with gold.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,063,729.540 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,063,729.540 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -948,613.090 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -948,613.090 ounces

Silver Price Projection – for 2013

An objective and reasonable estimate for the price of silver at the next intermediate peak (estimating 2013 – Quarter 2) is $50 to $60 per ounce (current price is about $28). This is not a prediction based on wishful thinking and hope, but a best estimate based on rational analysis of data stretching back to 1975.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,534,729.460 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,534,729.460 ounces