• Gold: 1,242.30 -7.88
  • Silver: 16.69 -0.13
  • Euro: 1.140 0.002
  • USDX: 95.925 0.086
  • Oil: 45.33 0.44

June 28: Gold and Silver Gain Again

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Gold gained $5.50 to $1254.60 in London before it fell back to $1247.90 in midmorning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.09%. Silver rose to as high as $16.859 and ended with a gain of 0.84%.

I Stand By $140 Silver In 2012

October 31: Gold and Silver Gain While Oil Tumbles

Gold gained $4.57 to $1279.47 in Asia before it fell back to $1271.30 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then jumped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver climbed to $17.913 in Asia before it dropped back to $17.753 in early New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.62%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-1-2016 -- Gold price rising from new support!

Growth in international trade is slowing, as describe by shipping statistics. It is the first time since World War II that trade with other nations has declined during a period of economic growth. Sluggish global economic growth is both a cause and a result of the slowdown. It is a structural phenomenon that will be much longer term and deflationary.

November 1: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% and 3%

Gold held near unchanged in Asia, but it then climbed steadily higher in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1291.84 with a gain of 0.73%. Silver rose to as high as $18.48 and ended with a gain of 2.52%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-2-2016 -- Gold price challenging $1,300!

What has changed in the last day? The dollar has gone weaker which is what Treasury has wanted all along. Why yesterday? The election race has changed with the institution of more investigations into Hilary Clinton’s e-mails, which brought the polls to a point where the Trump camp has caught up with the Clinton camp. This has set global financial markets on edge. A Trump win signifies a Republican government and an end to political gridlock.

November 2: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% More

Gold gained $20.27 to as high as $1307.57 in early afternoon New York trade before it chopped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.71%. Silver surged to as high as $18.736 and ended with a gain of 0.93%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-3-2016 -- Gold price tops $1,300 now consolidating below it!

As you can see the rise of the gold price to $1,308 yesterday brought out sellers and has taken the gold price back to the same lower levels seen before New York opened then. This is an expected development as prices don’t rise continuously. The price hit overhead resistance at the psychological level of $1,308 and should consolidate around these levels as buyers and sellers trade in and out of these higher levels until the next move is made in either direction.

November 3: Gold and Silver End Mixed Before Jobs Day

Gold saw notable gains in Asia before it fell to see a $10.75 loss at $1285.65 at about 8AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.5%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.023 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.86%.

Market Report: Technical rally holds

It has been a better week for gold and silver, with gold rising from $1284 to $1302 by Friday mid-morning London time, and silver from $17.76 to $18.34. Gold in particularly found its support at the 200-day moving average, and has run into some predictable profit-taking at $1300, which is also the approximate location of the 55-day moving average.

Gold Seeker Weekly Wrap-Up: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 3% on the Week

Gold fell $8.23 to $1294.67 in Asia before it rallied back to $1305.65 at about 9AM EST and then chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver rose to as high as $18.465 and ended with a gain of 0.27%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-7-2016 -- Gold price retreat as Clinton victory looms?

We see the price changes after Shanghai’s close as being dealers marking prices down without much physical dealing going on. The strength of the dollar today before London opened was seen as the reason gold prices were lowered. And the strong dollar was attributed to the conclusion that Mrs. Clinton is going to be the next U.S. President. In two days time we should know! Of course, if Trump wins, the action last Friday confirms that the gold price will sprint higher taking silver with it.

November 7: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% and 1%

Gold fell $25.86 to $1278.34 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher in the last four hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.74%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.012 and ended with a loss of 0.92%.

November 8: Gold and Silver End Mixed Before Election Results

Gold gained $6.78 to $1288.28 at about 10:30AM EST before it fell back to $1273.02 in the next 90 minutes of trade and then chopped back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $18.641 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.66%.

November 9: Gold and Silver Erase Nearly 5% Gains to End Near Unchanged

Gold gained $61.61 to $1337.21 in Asia before it fell all the way back to $1270.05 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver rose to as high as $18.996 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.35%.

November 10: Gold Falls While Silver Climbs With Copper

Gold gained $17.19 to $1291.69 in Asia, but it then fell back off in London and New York and ended with a loss of 1.39%. Silver rose to as high as $18.963 before it dropped back to $18.418 in midmorning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into midday and ended with a gain of 0.65%.

November 11: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 6% on the Week

Gold gained $7.95 to $1264.75 in Asia before it fell back to $1221.12 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 2.32%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.199 and ended with a loss of 6.32%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-14-2016 -- Gold and silver volatility to continue!

With the gold price and now the silver price continuing to fall today [well over $100 on the week] because of heavy sales from the gold ETFs many are, we feel, misreading the consequences of Trump’s impact on the economy regarding gold. With 30-year Treasuries falling in price leaving yields at 3% the dollar continues to surge as carry trades are unwound. We see these moves as part of the initial exuberance after the election. But the question is, “Just how far will this exuberance go?”

SilverCrest Announces New Discovery at Las Chispas; Varela Veins with Multiple Results of Greater Than 1,400 gpt AgEq

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce an update on the underground rehabilitation program at its Las Chispas Property ("Las Chispas") located in Sonora, Mexico. SilverCrest's initial focus was on the Las Chispas, William Tell and Babicanora veins. Exploration has been expanded to include a new, recently discovered target at the historic Varela Mine. This mine has two near-parallel veins that are approximately 300 metres west of the William Tell Vein.

November 14: Gold and Silver Fall As Dollar Tops 100

Gold traded mixed in Asia before it fell to see a $16.15 loss at $1211.55 in midmorning New York trade and then rallied back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.77%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.679 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 2.97%.

November 15: Gold and Silver Gain About 1%

Gold gained $13.21 to $1231.41 in Asia before it fell back to $1219.61 at about 9AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into midday and ended with a gain of 0.8%. Silver rose to as high as $17.133 and ended with a gain of 1.31%.

November 17: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold gained $6.17 to $1231.07 in London, but it then fell to as low as $1211.71 in late New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.53%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.587 and ended with a loss of 1.47%.

November 18: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% and 4% on the Week

Gold fell $14.50 to $1203.90 in Asia before it bounced back to $1215.82 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.83%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.44 and ended with a loss of 0.72%.

November 21: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold gained $9.25 to $1217.55 in London before it chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.34%. Silver rose to as high as $16.746 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

November 22: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Climb Higher

Gold gained $8.46 to $1220.86 in early Asian trade before it fell all of the way back to $1206.44 in late morning New York trade and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.03%. Silver rose to as high as $16.886 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

November 23: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2%

Gold fell $29.82 to $1182.18 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.93%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.18 and ended with a loss of 1.86%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-24-2016 -- Gold and Silver break down through support!

Gold prices in Shanghai are $18 higher than New York’s close and $22 higher than London’s opening [allowing for the difference in the quality of gold priced in the different markets]. This demonstrates just how strong demand in China really is. What has to be seen in a physical gold market is the direct impact on the gold price physical demand and supply has. In a COMEX type market prices are much more volatile and easily moved by algorithm trading, just because no physical metal is involved. Inevitably physical gold will move to the market paying the most.

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.