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Market Report: French election prompts correction

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Gold and silver were sold down in the futures market this week, after the first round of the French presidential election last Sunday. We are led to believe the hedge funds were bullish of precious metals because Marine Le Pen had a good chance of becoming president in the second round.

Silver Market Update

Gold And Silver Seasonal Trends

Where Is Silver Going?

January 6: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% and 3% on the Week

Gold fell $10.21 to $1170.99 by early afternoon in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.307 and ended with a loss of 0.84%.

January 9,: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Dow Drops With Dollar

Gold gained $12.88 to $1185.88 in early afternoon New York trade before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.81%. Silver surged to as high as $16.69 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

January 10: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $5.05 to $1187.55 in Asia before it fell to see a slight loss at $1181.07 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1190.45 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.4%. Silver rose as high as $16.904 and ended with a gain of 1.33%.

Cambridge House International and Katusa Research: Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2017

Highlights at the conference will be a fire-side chat with mining billionaire, Frank Giustra, Morning Star's #1 rated gold fund manager, Frank Holmes, several live-on stage "CEO grillings" hosted by Katusa Research founder and CEO, Marin Katusa, and a Roast of legendary investor, author and mining newsletter writer, Doug Casey.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 16 2017 - Gold and Silver correcting, U.S. buying!

Shanghai gold prices, having corrected on Friday, are, again, moving higher in Shanghai touching 270.1 Yuan or $1,211.1 in today’s trading [using the same quality of gold]. It is always tempting to make prices simple to understand even if it means attributing any moves in the gold price to any handy piece of news locally. But that would be misleading. Chinese prices are rising because of Chinese market conditions, not because of Trump’s latest tweet.

January 17: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 2%

Gold traded mostly modestly higher in holiday thinned trade yesterday and rose to as high as $1218.68 in London today before it chopped back lower at times in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 1.44% from Friday’s close. Silver rose to as high as $17.20 and ended with a gain of 2.2%.

January 19: Gold Pares Early Losses To End Only Slightly Lower

Gold fell $7.89 to $1197.71 in Asia before it bounced back to $1205.85 in early New York trade and then fell to a new session low of $1195.98 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.07%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.736 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.47%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 20 2017 - Gold and Silver consolidating around $1,200!

Some may feel that because London is the main physical market in the developed world it supplies China exclusively. Yes, the world’s main bullion banks are based in London, but they operate in both centers. Their hold over supply is far less than most believe. For instance the Rand Refinery in Johannesburg South Africa will sell to any buyer including the Chinese directly. It does not have exclusive agreements with the world’s main banks, as it had in 1974 with the three main Swiss Banks [the ‘pool’].

Market Report: Bear squeeze continues

This week saw some consolidation of the rise in gold and silver prices since the start of the year. This is hardly surprising, because in four weeks, gold has risen from an intraday low of $1122.9 through $1200 with very little consolidation. Therefore, to tick back from $1219 to find support at the $1200 is only to be expected.

January 20: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold gained $4.26 to $1209.06 in Asia before it fell back to $1198.66 in London, but it then jumped up to $1214.79 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to as high as $17.148 and ended with a gain of 0.41%.

January 23: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Drops

Gold gained $11.85 to $1219.45 in Asia before it fell back to $1209.43 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then jumped up to $1218.90 by midday in New York and ended with a gain of 0.64%. Silver rose to as high as $17.247 and ended with a gain of 0.64%.

January 24: Gold and Silver Fall Slightly While Stocks Climb To New Highs

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell back to $1211.64 in London and then jumped up to $1217.62 in midmorning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended near its late session low of $1206.68 with a loss of 0.44%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.038 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

January 25: Gold Falls Back Towards $1200 While Dow Tops 20,000

Gold fell $16.55 to $1193.35 in midmorning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.81%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.775 and ended with a loss of 0.7%.

January 26: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $15.54 to $1184.56 in midmorning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.92%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.683 and ended with a loss of 1.12%.

January 27: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold fell $8.48 to $1180.62 at about 8:45AM EST, but it then chopped back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended near its last minute high of $1191.60 with a gain of 0.15%. Silver surged to as high as $17.228 and ended with a gain of 1.9%.

January 30: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks and Dollar Drop

Gold gained $4.74 to $1195.64 in Asia before it fell back to $1188.25 in London, but it then rose to a new session high of $1199.29 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.41%. Silver rose to as high as $17.27 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

January 31: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 2%

Gold gained $7.18 to $1202.98 in early Asian trade before it dropped back to $1196.33 at about 4AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1215.31 by midmorning in New York and ended with a gain of 1.36%. Silver surged to as high as $17.609 and ended with a gain of 2.45%.

February 2: Gold Gains While Silver Slips Before Jobs Day

Gold gained $16.24 to $1225.34 by a little before 9AM EST before it drifted back lower for most of the rest of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.51%. Silver climbed up to $17.727 before it fell all of the way back to $17.411 and then bounced back higher in late trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.34%.

February 3: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $4.76 to $1210.54 at about 8AM EST before it shot to as high as $1221.29 by midmorning in New York and then fell back off at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver rose to as high as $17.538 and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

February 6: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks and Oil Drop – Miners Shine

Gold gained $5.98 to $1224.98 in early Asian trade and rose to as high as $1230.08 in London before it pared back in midmorning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher again into the close and ended near its late session high of $1235.52 with a gain of 1.29%. Silver rose to as high as $17.748 and ended with a gain of 1.55%.

February 7: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower After Dollar Pop

Gold dropped $6.80 to $1227.90 by a little after 8AM EST before it bounced back to $1235.70 in early afternoon trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.14%. Silver slipped to $17.559 before it rallied back to $17.788 and then also fell back off, but it ended with a loss of just 0.11%.

February 8: Gold and Silver Swing Back to Gains

Gold gained $11.80 to $1244.80 in midmorning New York trade before it drifted back lower in the next few hours, but it still ended with a gain of 0.61%. Silver rose to as high as $17.866 and ended with a gain of 0.34%.

February 9: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% While Stocks Rise on Trump Talk

Gold waffled between $1243.70 and $1236.80 in London before it edged up to $1244.20 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then dropped to as low as $1230.40 in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.73%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.619 and ended with a loss of 0.56%.

February 10: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% and 3% on the Week

Gold fell $9.80 to $1221.70 in Asia before it climbed up to $1237.00 in early afternoon New York trade and then fell back off a bit, but it still ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.555 before it rallied all of the way back to $17.996 and ended with a gain of 1.53%.

February 13: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Climb To New Highs

Gold fell $14.60 to $1219.40 in late morning New York trade before it rallied back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.66%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.759 and ended with a loss of 0.67%.

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.