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Silver’s… Comeback and Other Important Signals

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The most prominent action in the precious metals market that we saw last week, took place in silver – the white metal closed the week below the important long-term support/resistance line, thus invalidating the previous breakout. However, there’s more to the precious metals market than just the action in silver. In today’s free gold analysis, we discuss both the developments in silver and other factors.

March 24: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $5.20 to $1241.00 in Asia, but it then chopped back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended near its late session high of $1251.80 with a gain of 0.14%. Silver rose to as high as $17.776 and ended with a gain of 0.91%.

March 27: Gold Gains and Silver Rises 2%

Gold gained $13.10 to $1261.00 in midmorning New York trade before it chopped back to $1252.80 in the next couple of hours, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.59%. Silver surged to as high as $18.126 and ended with a gain of 2.03%.

March 28: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Bounce Back

Gold fell $4.10 to $1251.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1258.20 in midmorning New York trade, but it then fell to a new session low of $1247.70 in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.39%. Silver rose to as high as $18.233 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.17%.

March 29: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Chop

Gold saw slight losses in Asia, but it then chopped up to as high as $1254.60 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver rose to as high as $18.232 and ended with a gain of 0.5%.

March 30: Gold and Silver Edge Lower While Stocks Climb With Dollar

Gold drifted lower throughout most of word trade and ended near its late session low of $1243.20 with a loss of 0.68%. Silver dropped down to $18.053 at about 9AM EST before it bounced back to $18.281 in late morning trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.55%.

Silver Standard Exercises Option to Form Joint Venture With Golden Arrow for the Chinchillas-Pirquitas Project

"This is a landmark achievement for our Company," stated Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Golden Arrow. "As Golden Arrow transitions an exploration discovery into a mining operation, our shareholders stand to benefit from this profile and strengthened financial position."

Golden Arrow Announces Positive Pre-Feasibility Study for the Chinchillas Project Joint Venture With Silver Standard

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GRG) (GAC.F) (GARWF) (WKN:A0B6XQ) ("Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of a pre-feasibility study of the Chinchillas project ("Chinchillas" or the "project") located in the Jujuy Province, Argentina for the joint-venture development of the project with Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSRI) (SSO.TO) ("Silver Standard") pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement between the parties dated September 30, 2015, as outlined in the Company's news release dated March 31, 2017.

March 31: Gold Holds Near Unchanged While Silver Rises Almost 3% on the Week

Gold fell $4.20 to $1240.30 at about 8:45AM EST, but it then jumped up to $1250.50 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $18.259 and ended with a gain of 0.5%.

April 3: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Fall

Gold fell $2.60 to $1244.70 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $1253.60 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.47%. Silver rose to as high as $18.258 and ended with a gain of 0.05%.

April 4: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $8 to $1261.20 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped down to $1254.10 by midmorning, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.25%. Silver rose to as high as $18.409 and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

April 5: Gold and Silver Reverse Early Losses To End Barely Lower After Cautious Fed Minutes

Gold edged up to $1257.20 in Asia before it dropped back to $1243.90 in midmorning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher in the last couple of hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver slipped to as low $18.143 and ended with a loss of just 0.05%.

Silver Market Morning: April 6 2017 - Gold still consolidating on support!

In Europe, Mario Draghi cautiously implied that the fear of inflation has passed and while risks remain to the downside he was more confident that growth across the E.U. economy is becoming positive. To us there are so many continuing risks in Europe that one needs to continue to question the future of the E.U. economy. What we did find somewhat disturbing in what he said, was that the more positive shape of the economy was due to two factors, monetary policy and the oil price fall.

April 6: Gold and Silver Edge Lower Before Jobs Data Tomorrow

Gold chopped down to $1250.00 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.35%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.162 and ended with a loss of 0.38%.

April 7: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged on the Week

Gold gained $18.60 to $1270.30 in early New York and before it fell all of the way back to $1251.40 by midafternoon, but then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to as high as $18.459 before it dropped back to $17.872 and then also rallied back higher in late trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.32%.

April 10: Gold and Silver Reverse Early Losses To End Near Unchanged

Gold saw a slight gain at $1255.80 in Asia before it fell to see a $7.20 loss at $1247.40 at the open of trade in New York and then rallied back to $1256.30 by midday, but it then chopped back lower in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.02%. Silver edged up to $18.015 before it dropped back to $17.748 and then also climbed back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.28%.

April 11: Gold and Silver Gain Nearly 2% While Stocks and Dollar Drop

Gold saw only slight gains in Asia and London, but it then rallied higher throughout most of trade in New York and ended near its midafternoon high of $1275.10 with a gain of 1.46%. Silver rose to as high as $18.318 and ended with a gain of 1.9%.

April 12: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Dollar Drops on Trump Talk

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and London and jumped up to $1277.90 by a little before 8:30AM EST before it dropped back to $1272.40 in the next hour of trade, but it then shot back higher into the close and ended near its late session high of $1283.60 with a gain of 0.7%. Silver rose to as high as $18.439 and ended with a gain of 0.82%.

Silver Market Morning: April 13 2017 - Gold breaks up to new higher resistance just below $1,300!

If the gold price can climb above $1,290 all vestiges of overhead resistance will have evaporated. Yes, the $1,300 level to $1,320 area may well cause a pause in the climb of the gold price for a short while, but essentially the mood for gold and silver will have changed to the upside, it seems. There was no physical buying into the U.S. based gold ETFs yesterday. Despite this the gold price jumped through overhead resistance to current levels.

April 13: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 3% on the Week

Gold gained $7 to $1288.50 in London before it dropped back to $1281.90 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.47%. Silver climbed to $18.602 before it dropped back to $18.417, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

April 17: Gold and Silver Reverse Early Gains To End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped $7.90 to $1295.40 at the open of trade in Asia before it pared back to $1285.80 in London and then bounced back to $1292.70 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.29%. Silver rose to as high as $18.652 and ended with a loss of 0.59%.

April 18: Gold Rebounds From Midsession Drop To End Higher

Gold edged up to $1287.30 in London before it spiked down to $1279.40 at about 10AM EST, but it then rose to a new session high of $1292.30 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.091 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%.

April 19: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold dropped $14.60 to $1275.50 in midmorning New York trade before it edged back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.84%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.099 and ended with a loss of 0.98%.

April 20: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Rise On Tax Cut Talk

Gold chopped up to $1283.20 in late morning New York trade before it dropped back to $1276.70 in early afternoon action, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.879 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.72%.

Silver Market Morning: April 21 2017 - Gold consolidating below $1,300!

All three global gold markets are in line with each other. At this moment in time, we don’t see that the three are leading or following each other, but the closeness of prices tells us that arbitrageurs are doing a very professional job of smoothing out the gold markets across the world. New York closed $1.44 below Shanghai’s closing yesterday and today. London opened at a $1.46 discount to Shanghai in line with New York. This is the closest we have ever seen them.

April 21: Gold and Silver See Modest Losses on the Week

Gold gained $6.10 to $1287.30 in early afternoon New York trade before it chopped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.814 and ended with a loss of 0.28%.

Silver Market Morning: April 7 2017 - Gold leaps after missile strike!

Overnight, the U.S. struck Syria with cruise missiles on President Trump’s order. The global political situation has degenerated, at least for now, causing gold to jump through the 200-day average. Will this hold? At first glance, we would think not, as it is not a cause for war between Russia and the U.S. simply a punitive strike, in response to the use of chemical weapons in what is more than a civil war in Syria. It is, to us, a long term middle east wide religious war between Shia [Assad/Iran, etc] and Sunni [rebels/Saudis, etc] sides of Islam set to continue for the foreseeable future.

The decline and fall of the EU

Without the UK, not only does the EU lose much of its importance on the world stage, but the Commission’s budget is left with an enormous hole. That is the decline. The fall is well under way, with capital flight significantly worse than generally realised, as a proper understanding of TARGET2 imbalances shows. Not only is the ECB running out of options, but without major support from Germany, France and Italy, Brussels itself faces a financial crisis. In a highly unusual move, Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan in a letter to his shareholders this week backtracked on his earlier pre-Brexit threat to move jobs from London, declaring that the problem is Europe itself.

April 7: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged on the Week

Gold gained $18.60 to $1270.30 in early New York and before it fell all of the way back to $1251.40 by midafternoon, but then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to as high as $18.459 before it dropped back to $17.872 and then also rallied back higher in late trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.32%.

April 10: Gold and Silver Reverse Early Losses To End Near Unchanged

Gold saw a slight gain at $1255.80 in Asia before it fell to see a $7.20 loss at $1247.40 at the open of trade in New York and then rallied back to $1256.30 by midday, but it then chopped back lower in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.02%. Silver edged up to $18.015 before it dropped back to $17.748 and then also climbed back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.28%.

Golden Arrow Chairman’s Message to Shareholders on Recent Positive Developments

The announcement on the 31st of March of the formation of the Joint Venture with Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX-SSO; NASDAQ-SSRI; “Silver Standard”) was the culmination of a process of working together that began with the announcement of the initial exploratory work back in October 2015. Essentially the latest announcement signals the creation of a new entity which will pool together the currently operating mine and processing plant at Pirquitas, owned by Silver Standard, with the Chinchillas project of Golden Arrow.

Silver Market Morning: April 11 2017 - Gold firm below resistance $!

The Syria strike by the U.S. has not heightened tensions between Russia and the U.S. as much as the markets first discounted. It appears that Russia is satisfied with chest beating without action, simply a warning that the U.S. will be met by force next time. If there is another gas attack soon the situation could deteriorate substantially. Meanwhile, the markets, as we thought they would have retreated to where they were before the missile strike.

April 11: Gold and Silver Gain Nearly 2% While Stocks and Dollar Drop

Gold saw only slight gains in Asia and London, but it then rallied higher throughout most of trade in New York and ended near its midafternoon high of $1275.10 with a gain of 1.46%. Silver rose to as high as $18.318 and ended with a gain of 1.9%.

Silver Market Morning: April 12 2017 - Gold breaks up to new higher resistance!

We were wrong about more consolidation yesterday. Consolidation is a very difficult process to gauge accurately in terms of timing. It is a process of demand matching supply to the point where a small sale or purchase can make the next move a strong one. We did not realize that this point was reached yesterday, suddenly. After all it has been several weeks since the gold price has been building up sufficient strength to effectively tackle overhead resistance at $1,260, the 200-day average. Yesterday saw it do so, when an ascending top breakout was confirmed technically.

April 12: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Dollar Drops on Trump Talk

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and London and jumped up to $1277.90 by a little before 8:30AM EST before it dropped back to $1272.40 in the next hour of trade, but it then shot back higher into the close and ended near its late session high of $1283.60 with a gain of 0.7%. Silver rose to as high as $18.439 and ended with a gain of 0.82%.

Silver Market Morning: April 13 2017 - Gold breaks up to new higher resistance just below $1,300!

If the gold price can climb above $1,290 all vestiges of overhead resistance will have evaporated. Yes, the $1,300 level to $1,320 area may well cause a pause in the climb of the gold price for a short while, but essentially the mood for gold and silver will have changed to the upside, it seems. There was no physical buying into the U.S. based gold ETFs yesterday. Despite this the gold price jumped through overhead resistance to current levels.

April 13: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 3% on the Week

Gold gained $7 to $1288.50 in London before it dropped back to $1281.90 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.47%. Silver climbed to $18.602 before it dropped back to $18.417, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

Market Report: Fear taking over

Last week’s market report concluded that with the Syrian situation deteriorating the outlook for the price of gold had rarely been better. Gold and silver have certainly risen, as our introductory chart indicates. Gold in European morning trade was up $34 from last Friday’s close at $1287, and silver up from $18.00 at $18.57. This is a short week given tomorrow’s Good Friday holiday, and with geopolitics taking centre-stage, traders are likely on balance to close short positions today, retaining their longs.

Econ 101 -- Silver Market Manipulation

It should also be noted that this increase of 38,392 contracts represents the creation of 191,960,000 ounces of virtual/digital silver. Again, The Shills and Apologists will claim that "this is simply producer hedging" or that all is fine because "there's a levered long for every levered short". But how is any of this relatable to the physical price of silver when derivatives representing 20% of total annual mine supply can simply be conjured up from thin air and supplied to money managers and traders as "exposure". Trading in these derivative contracts are no more related to physical silver than is trading of sunflower seeds or baseball cards.

April 17: Gold and Silver Reverse Early Gains To End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped $7.90 to $1295.40 at the open of trade in Asia before it pared back to $1285.80 in London and then bounced back to $1292.70 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.29%. Silver rose to as high as $18.652 and ended with a loss of 0.59%.

Silver Market Morning: April 18 2017 - Gold building strength below $1,300!

The Shanghai Gold Exchange was trading at 286.00 towards the close today. This translates into $1,286.84. New York closed $3.04 below Shanghai’s closing. London opened at a $0.00 discount to Shanghai. This left all three markets almost in line with each other, which is further testament to the ability of arbitrageurs to smooth out market differences. This is the first time we have seen a zero discount to London prices. It tells us that the gold price is going higher soon!

April 18: Gold Rebounds From Midsession Drop To End Higher

Gold edged up to $1287.30 in London before it spiked down to $1279.40 at about 10AM EST, but it then rose to a new session high of $1292.30 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.091 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%.

Silver Likely To Rise In A Concentrated Manner

Furthermore, it appears to be the first time that these ideal economic conditions, for a rise in silver, align in such a timely manner; in particular, the bottom in interest rates, the peak in stock markets, as well as the coming collapse of the monetary system. Potentially all of these events can happen within a two to three-year period.

Silver Market Morning: April 19 2017 - Gold building strength below $1,300 still!

Shanghai led the way lower today taking London back to the mid-$1,280 area again. To us this was important as it confirms the price dominance of Shanghai over London. If New York gold prices rise today without any specific news to cause that, then it will be an attempt to reclaim price dominance. If not then Shanghai will show its overall, dominant, pricing power.

April 19: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold dropped $14.60 to $1275.50 in midmorning New York trade before it edged back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.84%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.099 and ended with a loss of 0.98%.

Silver Market Morning: April 20 2017 - Gold still building strength below $1,300!

Shanghai continues to lead the way in the gold markets, barely changing its prices over the last two days, despite very heavy buying in New York into the U.S. based gold ETFs and the dollar weakening. We feel it is important to factor the current dominance of Shanghai’s pricing of gold over that of London and New York. In line with this, we expect Shanghai to exert an upward pull on New York and London’s prices for the rest of this week.

April 20: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Rise On Tax Cut Talk

Gold chopped up to $1283.20 in late morning New York trade before it dropped back to $1276.70 in early afternoon action, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.879 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.72%.

Silver, Platinum and Palladium as Investments – Research Shows Diversification Benefits

– Silver, platinum and palladium see increased role as investment vehicles – Increase in academic output on the white precious metals is in line with this – Silver and particularly gold are safe haven assets – Silver was a safe haven at times during which gold failed to be – Platinum and palladium less so but have diversification benefits

Silver Market Morning: April 21 2017 - Gold consolidating below $1,300!

All three global gold markets are in line with each other. At this moment in time, we don’t see that the three are leading or following each other, but the closeness of prices tells us that arbitrageurs are doing a very professional job of smoothing out the gold markets across the world. New York closed $1.44 below Shanghai’s closing yesterday and today. London opened at a $1.46 discount to Shanghai in line with New York. This is the closest we have ever seen them.

Market Report: Explosive moves in the wings?

Gold and silver peaked on Monday, when much of Europe (including London) was closed for the Easter Monday holiday. Prices then eased to a low point mid-week before moving sideways. Gold peaked at $1295.5 before trading as low as $1274, and this morning in early European trade it was at $1280. Silver peaked at $18.66 before ending up at $18.00. This makes gold up 11.06% on the year so far, and silver up 13.87%. Silver is lagging gold badly, and based on its normal relative volatility should be closer to $19.00.

April 21: Gold and Silver See Modest Losses on the Week

Gold gained $6.10 to $1287.30 in early afternoon New York trade before it chopped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.814 and ended with a loss of 0.28%.