• Gold: 1,296.20 3.01
  • Silver: 16.54 0.09
  • Euro: 1.173 0.002
  • USDX: 93.777 -0.114
  • Oil: 71.32 -0.51

May 23: Gold Gains While Silver Slips

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Gold dipped $2.70 to $1289.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1297.80 in London and then fell to a new session low of $1288.30 at about 9AM EST in New York, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.319 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.54%.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,562.10 down $2.70 and in London’s early morning fell to $1,560.60 the same as yesterday. The euro stood at €1: $1.2364 another 30 cents lower than yesterday. Gold Fixed at $1,552.50 down $15 and in the euro at €1,259.370 down €3. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,552.15 and in the euro, €1,259.45 while the euro was at €1: $1.2324.

May 31: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped to $1573.17 at about 9:45AM EST before it plummeted back to $1552.29 in the next half hour of trade and then bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.17%. Silver climbed to $28.213 in London and then fell back to $27.54 in midmorning New York trade before it the bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +528,970.137 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +528,970.137 ounces

iShares Silver Trust: +24.14 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: +24.14 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed against the flow of the euro, in New York at $1,564.80 and in London’s early morning fell to $1,560. The euro stood at €1: $1.2397 another 75 cents lower than yesterday. It continued to fall in London. Gold Fixed at $1,567.50 up $19 and in the euro at €1,262.077 up €17. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,566 and in the euro, €1,261.89 while the euro was at €1: $1.2410.

Gold & Silver breaking away from the euro

As the Eurozone crisis decayed another notch the relationship of precious metals to the euro appears to be fracturing. As the euro continues to fall further, reflecting an Eurozone crisis [not just Spain Greece and Italy], gold and silver prices rose strongly in the euro and slightly in the U.S. dollar.

May 30: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold dropped almost 1% in Asia before it climbed back to nearly unchanged at $1556.38 by a little before 8AM EST and end then fell all of the way back to $1531.92 at about 9:45 AM EST, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1569.42 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $27.392 before it climbed back to as high as $28.17 and ended with a gain of 0.18%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +4,618.304 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +4,618.304 ounces

iShares Silver Trust: -45.27 tonnes

Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,619.03: -45.27 change from yesterday’s data.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed well down in New York at $1,558.80 and in London’s early morning fell further to $1,550. The euro was the cause as it fell to €1: $1.2472 another 50 cents lower. It continued to fall in London. Gold Fixed at $1,548.75 down $25 and in the euro at €1,244.976 down €11. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,549 and in the euro, €1,244.27 while the euro was at €1: $1.2449.

May 29: Gold and Silver Fall About 1% and 2%

Gold climbed almost $10 to $1582.65 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1548.10 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.89%. Silver slipped to as low as $27.75 and ended with a loss of 2.04%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -3,316.91 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -3,316.91 ounces

Arian Silver's MD&A and Results for the Three Months Ended 31 March 2012

London, England, Arian Silver Corporation ("Arian" or the "Company") (TSXV: AGQ) (AIM: AGQ) (FRANKFURT: I3A), a silver exploration, development and production company with a focus on projects in the silver belt of Mexico, today announced the release of its Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") and unaudited Financial Statements ("Financials") for the three months ended 31 March 2012.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,664.30 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,664.30 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed higher at $1,575.40 and in London’s early morning rose to $1,577.80. The euro was slightly weaker in London at €1: $1.2539 50, cents lower. It Fixed at $1,573.75 and in the euro at €1,255.666. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,572.30 and in the euro, €1,254.93 while the euro was at €1: $1.2529.

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May 25: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold saw slight losses in Asia, but it then chopped its way back higher in London and New York and ended with a gain of 0.85%. Silver surged to as high as $28.593 and ended with a gain of 0.67%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +473,832.97 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +473,832.97 ounces

iShares Silver Trust: +25.09 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: +25.09 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

New York closed higher at $1,559.50 and in London’s early morning rose to $1,563.55. The euro was slightly stronger in London at €1: $1.2582. It Fixed at $1,560.50 and in the euro at €1,240.658. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,560.32 and in the euro, €1,240.26 while the euro was at €1: $1.2582.

David Morgan: Silver is still struggling to find a solid bottom

COMMENT WIRE ... In response to Wednesday's Silver Price movements: "Silver is still struggling to find a solid bottom. With today's action showing silver's price up while gold, and the other white metals pulled back. Most support levels have been broken $1550 for gold, $600 on Palladium for example. Silver typically puts in "spike" lows and perhaps the few trades in the high $26 range a few days ago is it, but prefer to see more trading."

May 24: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $8.87 to $1552.33 at about 4AM EST before it rebounded to $1577.70 at about 9AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1551.69 in afternoon New York trade and ended with loss of 0.11%. Silver slipped to as low as $27.624 before it bounced back to $28.533 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 1.58%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +243,489.61 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +243,489.61 ounces

Huldra Silver Announces Drawdown of Fourth Tranche of Credit Facility

Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA.V, HUSIF.PK) (the "Company" or "Huldra") announces that it has completed the drawdown of the fourth tranche of the $10 million credit facility entered into with Waterton Global Value, L.P. ("Waterton") in June 2011. The principal amount of the fourth tranche is $2.5 million.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,649.21 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,649.21 tonnes

Silver OMG

On Wednesday through Friday, the price of silver spiked massively. It ended the week about $2 higher than the previous week. The last time we recall silver price action like this was about 3 years ago, in August 2013. That one week, the price rose about $2.50. Before that was a week in August 2012, with a price gain of about $2.70. Previously, January 2012, +$2.50. Earlier was Oct 2011, +$4. The biggest was in April 2011, +$4.20. Looking beyond this week, the whole of year 2016 looks like a parabola to us.

Fortuna Commissions 3,000 tpd Mill Expansion On-Time and Under-Budget at the San Jose Mine, Mexico

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) is pleased to announce that commissioning activities on the expansion of the San Jose Mine from 2,000 tpd to 3,000 tpd have concluded successfully on-time and under-budget. As of the first of July, the processing plant and mine are fully operational at 3,000 tpd; allowing for an annual production rate of 7-8 million ounces of silver and 50-53 thousand ounces of gold. The capital expenditure of the plant expansion was US$27.5 million, 16% below budget.

July 6: Gold and Silver Gain Again While Stocks Bounce Back From Morning Losses

Gold gained $19.18 to $1374.78 in London before it pared back to $1361.11 in midafternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.62%. Silver rose to as high as $20.474 and ended with a gain of 0.7%.

Fortuna Announces Changes in Management

The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Volkert as new Vice President of Exploration effective August 8, 2016. David is a discovery oriented professional with multiple discoveries over his thirty-eight years in mineral exploration. David's work experience includes senior positions as CEO at Paget Minerals Corp., VP Exploration at Bear Creek Mining Corp., and Exploration Manager (Peru) at Barrick Gold. David will be responsible for leading the discovery of new mineral resources through the planning and execution of Fortuna's brownfields and greenfields exploration programs.

July 11: Gold and Silver End Mixed While SPX Closes at Record High

Gold jumped $7.55 to $1374.75 at the open of trade last night before it fell to as low as $1351.35 in midmorning New York trade and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.92%. Silver jumped to as high as $20.668 in Asia before it dropped back to $20.155 in early New York trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.5%.

July 12: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Rise To New Record Highs

Gold saw slight gains in Asia, but it then fell back off for most of trade in London and New York and ended near its early afternoon low of $1331.05 with a loss of 1.65%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.977 and ended with a loss of 0.99%.

July 13: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% While Stocks Hold Near Unchanged

Gold dipped $4.38 $1327.82 in early Asian trade, but it then rose to as high as $1345.06 by midmorning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.87%. Silver rose to as high as $20.466 and ended with a gain of 1.44%.

July 14: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Climb to New Record Highs

Gold edged up to $1346.77 in early Asian trade before it dropped as much as $23.37 to $1320.43 at about 10AM EST and then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.74%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.023 and ended with a loss of 0.64%.

Goldrock Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Fortuna Silver Mines

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) is pleased to announce that Goldrock Mines Corp. ("Goldrock") has received overwhelming shareholder approval at the special meeting held today to approve its previously announced acquisition by Fortuna by way of a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement"). The Arrangement was approved by approximately 99.99% of the votes cast by Goldrock shareholders.

Fortuna Announces Retirement of Director

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) Mr. Simon Ridgway, Chairman of the Board, announces that Mr. Michael Iverson has retired from the Board of Directors. Mr. Iverson joined the board of the predecessor company of Fortuna back in 1998.

July 27: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2% and 4% after Fed Statement

Gold jumped $8.82 to $1328.62 after this morning’s economic data before it initially dived back towards unchanged following the release of the fed’s policy statement, but it then stormed back higher into the close and ended near its last minute high of $1341.76 and ended with a gain of 1.64%. Silver climbed to as high as $20.402 and ended with a gain of 3.77%.

Fortuna Completes Acquisition of Goldrock Mines Corp.

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. ("Fortuna" or the "Company") (FVI.TO)(FSM) and Goldrock Mines Corp. ("Goldrock") (TSX VENTURE:GRM) are pleased to report that Fortuna has completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Goldrock ("Goldrock Shares") by way of plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement"). Goldrock is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortuna.

July 28: Gold and Silver Fall With Oil

Gold edged up to $1344.92 by a little after 8AM EST before it fell back to $1332.61 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.101 and ended with a loss of 0.79%.

Silver Market Morning: Aug-2-2016 -- Gold and silver prices looking positive!

We are seeing the Yuan strengthen against the U.S. dollar but staying in line with other currencies. The People’s Bank of China is not focused on the dollar but on the broad basket of currencies of its trading partners. The PB 0 C wants a stable to weakening Yuan and that despite what level the dollar will reach at some point this year.

August 3: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Edge Higher

Gold fell $10.01 to $1354.49 at about 10:30AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.47%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.374 and ended with a loss of 0.97%.

August 8: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged in Quiet Trade

Gold fell $6.32 to $1330.08 in London before it rallied to see slight gains at times in New York, but it then edged back lower in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.08%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.619 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $19.867 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.15%.

Fortuna Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2016

"We have had a strong operational and financial quarter with solid performance for the first half of the year. With San Jose now in commercial operation at 3,000 tpd, and capital requirements at our existing mines reduced significantly, we are poised to capitalize from the recovery in metal prices." Mr. Ganoza continued, "The Company is now focused on advancing the recently acquired Lindero Gold Project into construction in 2017 with commercial production expected by the second half of 2018."

August 17: Gold Turns Higher After Fed Minutes

Gold fell $4.81 to $1341.29 in Asia before it bounced back to $1346.71 in late morning New York trade and then briefly spiked lower following the 2PM EST release of today’s fed minutes, but it quickly rebounded to a new session high of $1351.48 and ended with a gain of 0.03%. Silver slipped to $19.563 before it also bounced back higher at times, but is still ended with a loss of 0.71%.

Mines Management Inc. : Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Montanore Project Update

The Company continues to expense all of its expenditures when incurred, with the exception of equipment and buildings which are capitalized. The Company has no revenues from mining operations. Financial results of operations include primarily general and administrative expenses, permitting and maintenance of the Montanore Project, and legal, accounting, and consulting expenses.

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: 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%.