• Gold: 1,255.13 -0.67
  • Silver: 15.97 -0.07
  • Euro: 1.175 -0.001
  • USDX: 93.932 0.443
  • Oil: 57.26 0.11

December 15: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1% on the Week

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Gold gained $8.90 to $1261.90 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1253.50 by late morning, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $16.08 and ended with a gain of 0.88%.

May 2: Gold and Silver Fall With Oil

Gold fell to as low as $1646.61 at about 9:40AM EST before it bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $30.398 and ended with a loss 1.03%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -537,909 ounces

Silver Warehouse Stocks: 141,591,322.506 -537,909.18

Dia Bras announces record first quarter 2012 production results

Dia Bras Exploration Inc. (TSX-V:DIB) (DIB.V) (" Dia Bras " or the "Company") is pleased to announce its production results for the first quarter of 2012.

May 1: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold fell $6.91 to $1659.19 in London before it rebounded to $1671.40 in early New York trade and then dropped back to $1657.30 after the release of this morning’s economic data, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.26%. Silver slipped to $30.643 in London before it rebounded to $31.321 in early New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.16%.

Canada’s Dr. Doom Likes Silver

Money manager Eric Sprott has gained a reputation as an implacable bear, Canada’s version of Nouriel Roubini (aka Dr. Doom). In fact, that has not always been the case. Back in the 1980s, Sprott was bullish on the stock market. But that’s ancient history. Since 1999, he has been Canada’s highest-profile doomsayer. To hear him tell it, the markets are in long-term decline and everything is going to hell.

$100 silver (and $4,000 gold) or lower bullion prices and $20 silver asks inaugural DMCC Precious Metals Conference

Far from being the usual boring consensus event for gold prices, the inaugural Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Precious Metals Conference today struck a decidedly controversial note. Ross Norman of the blue-blooded Sharps Pixley brokers from London was the leader of the bullish camp. He forecast $3,500-4,000 gold prices and $100 an ounce for silver by 2017. His masterly presentation entitled ‘Silver has the bubble burst?’ argued that no it had not, and that merely projecting forward recent growth rates arrived at $100 an ounce within five years. Negative real interest rates were the reason for high precious metal prices cited by most experts. In short inflation is higher than the cost of money so cash on deposit is losing money.

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Silver Prices: New Chinese Futures Trading Supports Rally

We already told you that silver prices would rally this year, and developments last week could make the surge approach even faster. The white metal was trending down last week until dovish remarks from Team Bernanke following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on April 25 reversed the price slide. Spot silver prices on the Comex ended the week at $31.27.

April 30: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold edged up to $1665.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1646.42 in early New York trade, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1666.20 at about 3PM EST and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver slipped to as low as $30.574 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.83%.

Critical Factors that will Impact Silver

The fundamentals for silver today are even better than they were last year when its price and sentiment were higher. Nevertheless, consumer affinity for precious metals has turned rather pessimistic presently. This may be indicated by those who see a rise in the COMEX silver inventories as well as a drop-off in Silver Eagle purchases. Furthermore, our favorite so-called precious metals analysts (more like Bears in a Bull’s skin) have come out of the woodwork to rub it in that the “GOLD BULL MARKET IS NOW OVER.”

April 27: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold fell $7.13 to $1650.47 in Asia before it shot up to $1667.30 in New York and then pared its gains a bit in the last few hours of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver surged to as high as $31.435 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

Futures exchange to offer contracts for silver

The Shanghai Futures Exchange received regulatory approval on Wednesday to start trading in silver contracts, giving Chinese investors a new way to bet on the precious metal.

The Silver Megathrust

Between 1970 and 1979, the silver price was increasing steadily from $1.50 to $6, before taking off in September 1979 from $10 to $50 within 5 months. During that bull cycle, demand for silver did not increase but actually declined (sharply in 1979). It was as late as 1983 when demand increased confidently from 12,000 to 27,000 tons per year until 2000 – yet the silver price was in a 20 year bear market during that time. In 2003, when silver started its new bull market, the demand actually dropped to 23,000 tons until 2005 – during which 2 years silver almost doubled from $4.50 to $8. Since 2005, demand is rising stronger than ever, having reached 33,000 tons in 2010, whereas the silver price is rising strongly as well.

What Good is it if you Can't Spend It?

Buying silver and gold today will likely be better than buying Microsoft or Apple stock way back when they first came out, and this article addresses the fundamental reasons why. People often ask, "What good is silver or gold if I can't spend it?" But that's exactly why we all should buy it! Low monetary demand means silver and gold are still cheap and undervalued liquid assets that investors should crave.

April 26: Gold and Silver Gain About 1%

Gold saw modest gains in Asia and London, but it then accelerated even higher in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1660.90 with a gain of 0.84%. Silver surged to as high as $31.29 and ended with a gain of 1.2%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +47,007 ounces

Silver Warehouse Stocks: 140,648,049.776 +47,007.97

Coeur’s Kensington Mine Returning to Full Production Ahead of Schedule

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE: CDE, TSX: CDM) reported today its Kensington gold mine is resuming full production ahead of schedule.

August 29: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold saw slight losses in Asia and London, but it then climbed to as high as $1324.87 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver rose to as high as $18.864 and ended with a gain of 1.07%.

August 30: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold drifter lower throughout most of trade in London and New York and ended near its late session low of $1309.22 with a loss of 0.94%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.577 and ended with a loss of 1.22%.

Silver Market Morning: Sep-1-2016 --Technical picture not good, but Gold and silver sitting on strong support above $1,300!

The Technical picture worsened in the last day as gold dropped closer to $1,300. Nevertheless, we are very aware that buyers are line up ready for any incursion below $1,300. The dollar’s strength remains the focus of attention as the financial world attempts to pre-empt the Fed and expect a rate hike in September [well ahead of elections] and again possibly in December [after the elections] or later.

Golden Arrow Announces Appointment of New Director

"I am extremely pleased to have Taylor Thoen join the Board of Directors. A known television personality and award-winning entrepreneur, she brings a fresh perspective to the mining industry. Taylor's extensive entrepreneurial and marketing expertise will benefit the Company as we grow Golden Arrow and advance Chinchillas toward production," stated Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, President and CEO.

September 1: Gold and Silver Gain Before Jobs Day

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it dropped down to $1302.62 at about 9AM EST, but it then jumped to $1314.88 in the next four hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.38%. Silver rose to as high as $18.928 and ended with a gain of 1.18%.

Silver Market Morning: Sep-5-2016 -- Gold and silver recovering above $1,320!

While New York is on holiday the jump in gold prices seen last Friday persists. The disappointing jobs report shook markets on Friday seemingly postponing a rate increase until the end of the year. Meanwhile the dollar continues to weaken against the major currencies, with the exception of the Japanese Yen.

Silver Market Morning: Sep-6-2016 -- Gold and silver rising through $1,330!

With New York closed we saw London do nothing and then follow Shanghai this morning. With London being the center of physical demand and supply one would have expected London to lead the way, but is followed both New York and Shanghai. But we do need to see strong moves to see clearly which market holds pricing power. At the moment it is New York and has been for a long time. Gold itself wanted to drift higher, which should set the tone for New York today.

September 6: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% And 3% On Dwindling Fed Expectations

Gold saw slight gains in holiday thinned trade yesterday before it dropped back towards Friday’s close in Asia today, but it then rallied back higher in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1351.83 with a gain of 1.75%. Silver surged to as high as $20.124 and ended with a gain of 3.35%.

Silver Market Morning: Sep-7-2016 -- Gold and silver break higher challenging overhead resistance!

With the re-opening of New York, yesterday, after a weekend in which they digested the disappointing Jobs report, it became clear that the hopes that had been raised of a rate hike this month were dashed by the report. The jump in prices, seen before the weekend, continued yesterday and caused a massive buy of 14 tonnes of gold into the SPDR gold ETF in the day.

SilverCrest Announces Further Drill Hole Results From Las Chispas Project; Confirms Discovery of the Unmined Extension of William Tell Vein

SilverCrest Metals Inc. (“SilverCrest” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional drill hole results from the William Tell Vein within its Las Chispas Project located in Sonora State, Mexico. The Las Chispas Project is in a historic silver-gold mining district which presently hosts two nearby precious metal producers. Historic information indicates that of the fourteen historically reported veins at Las Chispas Project, only three veins, the Las Chispas, William Tell and Babicanora, had documented production, which occurred between 1880 and 1930.

September 7: Gold and Silver Edge Lower While Miners Bounce Back From Midday Losses

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it chopped back lower in London and New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.28%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.738 and ended with a loss of 1.3%.

Silver Market Morning: Sep-8-2016 -- Gold and silver strengthening to attack resistance?

The P.B. of C. has taken steps to increase borrowing costs offshore in an attempt to halt the decline of the Yuan against the U.S. dollar. We are still over three weeks away from acceptance of the Yuan into one of the currencies of the SDR. The Chinese do not want any accusations of manipulating the Yuan lower ahead of this acceptance as one of the world’s ‘hard’ currencies.

September 8: Gold and Silver Drift Lower With Stocks

Gold gained $4.22 to $1349.22 in late Asian trade before it fell back to $1335.71 by early afternoon in New York and then bounced back higher in late trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.56%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.571 and ended with a loss of 0.81%.

September 9: Gold Gains and Silver Slips on the Week

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it drifted lower in London and New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.64%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.067 and ended with a loss of 2.8%.

September 12: Gold and Silver Waffle Near Unchanged on Fed Commentary

Gold edged up to $1330.17 in Asia before it fell back to $1320.94 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher in the next couple of hours, but it still ended with a loss of 0.14%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.714 before it climbed up to $19.172 and then chopped back lower, but it still ended with a gain of 0.31%.

September 13: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks, Bonds, and Oil

Gold gained $5.02 to $1332.02 in Asia, but it then fell back off in New York and ended near its late session low of $1315.66 with a loss of 0.68%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.792 and ended with a loss of 1.36%.

SilverCrest Announces Remaining Phase I Drilling Results from Las Chispas Project; Further Drilling Confirms Grade Continuity in Las Chispas Vein

SilverCrest Metals Inc. (“SilverCrest” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of the remaining drill holes from Phase I drilling for the Las Chispas Project. The Las Chispas Project (“Las Chispas”) is located in Sonora State, Mexico and is in a historic silver-gold mining district which presently hosts two nearby precious metal producers. Historic information indicates that of the fourteen historically reported veins at Las Chispas, only three veins, the Las Chispas, William Tell and Babicanora, had documented production, which occurred between 1880 and 1930.

September 14: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar and Oil Fall

Gold gained $7.51 to $1325.51 by late morning in New York before it chopped back lower in early afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.35%. Silver climbed to as high as $19.118 and ended with a gain of 0.58%.

September 15: Gold and Silver Close Mixed While Stocks Rise 1%

Gold chopped around a $7 range on either side of unchanged in Asia before it dropped down to $1309.46 by a little after 10AM EST and then bounced back to almost unchanged at $1321.18 in the next hour of trade, but it then drifted back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.65%. Silver climbed up to $19.129 before it dropped back to $18.823, but it then rallied back higher in late morning trade and ended with a gain of 0.11%.

Market Report: Consolidation enters tenth week

Traders have returned to their desks this month to find the economic and interest rate outlook is as uncertain as ever. After recent attempts to prepare the market for a September rise in the Fed Funds Rate, from various officials’ statements the Fed appears to have backed off, leaving open the possibility it will raise rates in December instead. We will know the outcome of the September meeting this coming week on 20-21 September, after which Ms Yellen will hold her quarterly news conference.

September 19: Gold Gains and Silver Surges 2%

Gold gained $7.16 to $1318.06 in Asia before it drifted back lower in London and New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.18%. Silver rose to as high as $19.298 and ended with a gain of 2.08%.

September 20: Gold and Silver Gain Before Fed Day

Gold gained $3.99 to $1317.29 in Asia before it fell to see a slight loss at $1312.36 at about 9:30AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in the next couple of hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver rose to as high as $19.266 and ended with a gain of 0.37%.

Silver Market Morning: Sep-21-2016 --Gold and silver waiting for the Fed!

There were substantial sales from the SPDR gold ETF yesterday, but Shanghai ignored it then London tried to pull prices back, to sit in the middle between New York and Shanghai. This is only the second time Shanghai has walked its own road very clearly. Before, exchange rate changes could have explained the moves, but not this time. If this pattern is continued pricing power will be shifting to China from New York.

Golden Arrow Advances Mine Permitting at Chinchillas Silver Project

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GRG)(GAC.F)(GARWF)(WKN:A0B6XQ) ("Golden Arrow") is pleased to announce that the Environmental Report ("ER") for exploitation at the Chinchillas project has been submitted to the mining authority in the Province of Jujuy.

September 21: Gold Gains and Silver Surges Over 3% Higher

Gold dipped $3.64 to $1310.96 in Asia before it rallied up to $1329.39 at about 8AM EST and then drifted back lower at times, but it then jumped up to $1335.12 after today’s fed statement and ended with a gain of 1.48%. Silver rose to as high as $19.864 and ended with a gain of 3.12%.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

Of Useful Idiots and COMEX Silver Speculators

Incredibly, open interest (OI) on COMEX silver continues to skyrocket, now only a few thousand contracts from all time highs. Why is this happening? Answer: Hedge fund buying with other people’s money. What’s more, the options are largely viewed as sacrifice trades (hedges), seen as lost money before the trade is put on, because if they don’t pay off this means the rest of their gambling probably will.

Why Did Silver Fall

The question on the lips of everyone who plans to exchange his metal for dollars—widely thought to be money—is why did silver go down? The price of silver in dollar terms dropped from about 18 bucks to about 17, or about 5 percent.

March 13: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged As Markets Await Fed

Gold gained $6.60 to $1211.00 in Asia before it dropped back to $1202.50 in midmorning New York trade, but it then chopped back higher at times and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver rose to as high as $17.143 before it dropped back to $16.951 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.41%.

March 14: Gold and Silver End Lower Before Fed Day

Gold fell $4 to $1200.60 in Asia before it bounced back to $1207.60 in late morning New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.866 and ended with a loss of 0.53%.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 15 2017 - Gold still waiting for the Fed!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 272.50 Yuan, which directly translates into $1,226.16. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,221.16. This more than $22.46 higher than the New York close and $19.16 higher than London.

March 15: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2% And 3% After Dovish Fed

Gold gained $6.50 to $1205.20 in Asia before it fell back under unchanged at $1197.80 just after 10AM EST, but it then shot to as high as $1220.60 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 1.78%. Silver jumped to as high as $17.35 and ended with a gain of 2.55%.

Silver Market Morning: March-16-2017 -- Silver jumping after the Fed!

As we said yesterday, “One of the dangers of getting carried away by the early days of a new President is that markets can run too far and ahead of the realities facing that President. This may well prove to be the case with the sell-off in gold of late.....” The Fed has not joined in that exuberance, instead of just raising interest rates by 0.25% but making dovish statements that while a total on 3 rate hikes can be expected, the Fed will maintain its accommodative stance. This disappointed many markets sending equity markets higher [because the fear of much higher rates in the future has dissipated] and the dollar lower against all currencies. Gold benefitted and traded higher, but the digestion of the Fed’s speech leaves more gold price rises to come.

March 16: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $8.80 to $1228.80 in Asia before it dropped back to $1223.40 in London, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1233.40 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.52%. Silver rose to as high as $17.551 before it fell back to $17.244 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Is Silver a Better Value than Gold Right Now?

Earlier this month, I wrote that we would have a window of a few more days to weeks in order to get on board with gold and silver mining stocks at a good price for the first half of this year. I also have written extensively this year about the necessity of using hedges during raids on gold and silver combined with temporary moves to cash to balance out any downside exposure during these raids, and mentioned that again we had applied some hedges against paper gold and paper silver during this last raid. We unwound one hedge last Friday, and we unwound the others earlier this week.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 17 2017 - Gold jumping after the Fed!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 275.90 Yuan, which directly translates into $1,242.46. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,237.46. This more than $11.16 higher than the New York close and $10.46 higher than London. As you can see the price differentials between the three centers has been narrowing considerably. With today being a day when the gold markets are taking a breather after the rise we expect the differentials to continue to narrow as Shanghai pulls gold prices higher across the world.

Market Report: Turning the corner

Silver is getting left behind as our introductory chart shows, with it up only 8.7% this year so far, while gold is up 6.5%. Normally, silver moves on average slightly less than twice that of gold, suggesting the right price for silver should be about $17.80. Silver’s slight loss in performance is shown in the gold/silver ratio, which is our next chart.

March 17: Gold and Silver Gain 2% on the Week

Gold chopped up to $1231.50 at about 10AM EST before it drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver rose to as high as $17.412 and ended with a gain of 0.35%.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 20 2017 - Gold consolidating at higher levels!

The price differential between the three centers is widening again as China once again is leading the way on gold prices. But you will note that Chinese gold prices have barely changed in the last two days leading to the conclusion that Shanghai is making the gold price but exchange rate changes are changing prices in other currencies. The dollar continues to weaken taking gold prices higher there.

March 20: Gold and Silver Gain With Bonds

Gold gained $6.60 to $1235.40 in Asia before it pared down to $1230.30 in London, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.47%. Silver rose to as high as $17.457 and ended with a gain of 0.23%.

Silver 1/70th The Price of Gold – Silver Eagles Sales Jump

– Silver just 1/70th the price of gold – Silver at $17.50 per ounce set to rise “faster than gold” – Silver Eagles (1 oz) buying jumps to 715,000 this week – “Supply may drop following mine closures” – Standard Chartered – Industrial demand “will remain strong” – CPM Group – Silver is substantially undervalued versus gold – Gold silver ratio to fall back below 30

Silver Market Morning: Mar 21 2017 - Gold still consolidating at higher levels!

Turning back to the G-20 statement we note that the G-20 maintained its call for competitive devaluations and FX market instability to be avoided. While it goes against brazen devaluations for the sake of gaining competitive advantage, protectionism will alter trade balances, which will affect exchange rates. Behind such international plays, nations do attempt to keep their exchange rates low and lower. So while brazen currency wars are to be avoided, they will continue indirectly.

March 21: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Drop Over 1%

Gold fell $7.80 to $1226.80 in Asia, but it then jumped to as high as $1247.60 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.81%. Silver surged to as high as $17.592 and ended with a gain of 0.57%.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 22 2017 - Gold holding new gains!

The gold price in Shanghai jumped 2.50 Yuan today, but the rise was greater when translated into the weak dollar. As you can see, London and New York are trying to catch up with Shanghai as the price differentials narrow. That’s why the concept of a ‘Chinese gold price premium’ distorts the reality of what’s happening. China is no longer a distant sub-market of London, while India continues to be so, as that country with its gold taxes and political interference cannot function nearly as well as Shanghai with its highly developed, huge, physical market.

March 22: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $4.40 to $1249.00 in Asia before it fell back to unchanged at $1244.60 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1251.30 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver rose to as high as $17.586 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 23 2017 - Gold making new gains!

You will note how Shanghai prices have been steady after jumping with London and New York’s ‘discounts’ narrowing a great deal. We attribute this to arbitrageurs or western dealers making sure their prices are not out of line. Why do we stress this? It shows the lessening impact of western news items and COMEX actions. It ensures that gold prices are more currency related. We believe it is already reducing the volatility in global gold markets.

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