• Gold: 1,328.71 -0.62
  • Silver: 16.51 -0.01
  • Euro: 1.229 -0.000
  • USDX: 89.883 -0.01
  • Oil: 63.58 0.93

February 23: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

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Gold fell $5.70 to $1325.80 in Asia before it bounced back to $1331.60 in London and then chopped back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.499 and ended with a loss of 0.54%.

JP Morgan Silver Manipulation

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Silver Market Update

December 13: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower Before Fed Day

Gold dipped to $1157.68 in London before it edged up to $1163.46 at about 8:30AM EST, but it then fell back to $1154.62 in the next 90 minutes of trade and ended with a loss of 0.31%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.77 and ended with a loss of 0.94%.

December 14: Gold and Silver Fall After Fed Rate Hike

Gold gained $6.32 to $1164.92 in early New York trade, but it then fell markedly after the fed announced an expected interest rate hike and ended near its last minute low of $1139.65 with a loss of 1.38%. Silver slipped to as low $16.745 and ended with a loss of 0.65%.

December 15: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% and 5% More

Gold fell $19.72 to $1122.88 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher in early afternoon trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.879 and ended with a loss of 4.76%.

Market Report: Fed rate up – more to come

Gold is now up only 6.3% on the year in dollars, having been as much as up 29% mid-year. Silver is up 16% having been up 49% on 2nd August. Gold’s weakness is the counterpart of dollar strength, but with industrial metals rising strongly (copper is up 22% since 1st October, while gold is down 14%) valuations are getting stretched. The strength in base metals has helped silver relative to gold, reflected in the chart of the gold/silver ratio.

December 16: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 4% on the Week

Gold gained $8.64 to $1136.04 in London before it fell back to $1127.80 at about 11AM EST, but it then jumped up to $1141.03 in the next hour of trade and ended with a gain of 0.54%. Silver rose to as high as $16.25 and ended with a gain of 0.56%.

December 19: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold gained $8.80 to $1142.30 in Asia before it pared back to $1137.06 in London, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.51%. Silver climbed up to $16.208 in Asia, but it then fell to as low as $15.906 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.62%.

Silver Market Morning: Dec 19 2016 - Gold and Silver Stabilizing?

We feel that the dollar has run too far, for too long on the back of hopes under the Trump administration. It is certainly against the interest of the U.S. to have a strong dollar at this point in the U.S. With the Yuan continuing to fall we may well see our forecast of 7.00 against the dollar reached by the end of this year. In 2017 we expect more falls in the Chinese currency. Let’s be clear on this, if the dollar continues to strengthen much more, the likelihood of import controls via stringent tariffs increases.

December 20: Gold and Silver Bounce Back From Morning Losses To End Mixed

Gold fell $12.82 to $1126.48 in late morning New York trade before it jumped back higher heading into the afternoon, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%. Silver fell to as low as $15.626 at one point, but it then rose to as high as $16.082 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.37%.

December 21: Gold and Silver End Mixed Again

Gold gained $5.51 to $1137.01 in Asia before it drifted back to $1130.09 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.01%. Silver edged up to $16.178 before it fell back $15.907 and then also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 0.62%.

December 22: Gold and Silver Edge Lower With Stocks

Gold popped up to $1134.04 in midmorning New York trade before it fell back to $1127.80 in early afternoon trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.765 and ended with a loss of 0.94%.

December 23: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week But Miners Gain

Gold rose to as high as $1135.53 in late morning New York trade before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.68 and ended with a loss of 0.51%.

January 3: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1% and 2%

Gold gained $8.17 to $1158.77 in Asia before it fell back to $1146.24 in London, but it then rallied to a new session high of $1163.18 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.77%. Silver rose to as high as $16.485 and ended with a gain of 2.07%.

January 4: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $8.25 to $1167.75 by a little after 8AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.34%. Silver rose to as high as $16.522 and ended with a gain of 0.86%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 5 2017 - Gold and Silver prices follow Shanghai higher!

Shanghai gold prices continue to rise slightly on a daily basis and both London and New York are moving higher, faster as they appear to be catching Shanghai up. This again confirms that demand in Shanghai is solid and solid enough to pull gold out of the developed world gold markets. The strength or weakness of the dollar is not affecting this as you can see in Yuan prices. These appear to be rising in a relatively stable pattern over the last month. It is the translation into dollar prices that reflects dollar moves.

January 5: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% More

Gold gained $15.41 to $1178.91 in Asia before it pared back to $1170.62 in London, but it then rose to a new session high of $1184.82 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.52%. Silver rose to as high as $16.709 and ended with a gain of 1.16%.

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%.

Silver Demand Shows A Consumer In Trouble

Global demand for silver declined from 2015 to 2016 by 123 million ozs per numbers from the Silver Institute presented in an article on The Daily Coin yesterday. In fact, for the demand categories primarily driven by the consumer, demand plummeted 125 million ozs, or 15.3%. Industrial demand for silver increased slightly but this was because of the global expansion in the solar panel industry, primarily in India and China.

A Bumper Under that Silver Elevator

We are not mining experts, but we will address (2) by saying that mining shares only go up if the input costs don’t go up as much as the price of gold. And if the company keeps efficiency up, and costs down. And if local tax authorities don’t get greedy. And if mine labor unions don’t get violent, environmental regulators don’t make expensive demands, etc. And if the company finds new ore bodies at the same rate it depletes them.

SilverCrest Metals Begins Trading on the OTCQX® Market

SilverCrest Metals Inc. (TSX-V: SIL | OTCQX: SVCMF) ("SilverCrest Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has qualified for trading on the OTCQX® Best Market, operated by OTC Markets Group, under its existing ticker symbol "SVCMF".

Silver Market Morning: May 15 2017 - Gold still consolidating with a stronger bias!

The Technical picture is positive today so the gold price should rise steadily today, barring new news that halts its rise. But the main influence on today’s prices comes from Shanghai. While the discount of New York and London have been widening of late it is the lifting of today’s prices in Shanghai that has caused prices in London and New York to suddenly rise. We expect the upward pressure from Asia to continue as the dollar weakness drops prices in India.

Golden Arrow Files Technical Report to Support Pre-Feasibility Study for the Chinchillas Project Joint Venture With Silver Standard

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GRG)(GAC.F)(GARWF) ("Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has filed on SEDAR a Technical Report pursuant to Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 43-101 "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects" and Form 43-101F1 to present the results of a pre-feasibility study for the Chinchillas silver-lead-zinc joint-venture project with Silver Standard Resources Inc. ("Silver Standard"), as announced March 31, 2017.

How Silver Could Rally Significantly Over The Coming Months

The silver price and the US Dollar/South African Rand exchange rate (USD/ZAR) have a very interesting relationship that goes back a long way. In the long run, the two move in opposite directions. When the USD/ZAR rate is moving up, the silver price is moving down, and vice versa. Furthermore, when the USD/ZAR rate is making a top, then a bottom in silver is normally very close (before or after the USD/ZAR peak).

Canary In The Silver Mine

Silver bugs may have been disappointed by the recent decline but this is a key accumulation area for investors who want to be part of the next big rally in a profitable way. Many analysts are frustrated with the performance of silver relative to gold. Those days of frustration will end as money velocity stages a dramatic reversal to the upside, but not before that happens.

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Gain With Euro

Gold climbed to as high as $1239.00 in midafternoon New York trade before it dipped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.85 and ended with a gain of 1.14%.

Zinc One Receives TSXV Approval on Acquisition of Forrester Metals

Zinc One Resources Inc. (TSXV:Z.V) (ZZZOF) (Frankfurt:RH33) ("Zinc One") and Forrester Metals Inc. (TSXV: VEM.H) ("Forrester") are pleased to announce, further to their news releases of February 1, 2017 and March 7, 2017, that Zinc One has received TSX Venture Exchange approval of its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Forrester (the "Transaction") and has closed its previously announced private placement financing of $10,000,000 (the "Private Placement Financing"). Zinc One's transaction with Forrester is based on a positive outlook for the zinc markets and attractiveness of the high grade past producing zinc assets contained in the Forrester portfolio.

Abraplata to drill Diablillos later this month

Following the successful completion of Abraplata Resource Corp.'s reverse takeover of Huayra Minerals Corp. and concurrent financing, Abraplata is poised to implement its plan to carry on business as a new mineral resource exploration and development company focused on Argentina.

Silver Market Morning: May 17 2017 - Gold going stronger in the dollar, weaker in the euro!

We have to see just how far this is a war between the media and Trump and just how far it is a real crisis. If it is Trump, the dollar will recover once his crisis is resolved, whenever that is. If it is the dollar itself, gold will benefit over a much longer period as the dollar faces a more fundamental crisis. This fundamental crisis can always be linked to the rise of the Yuan or the falling oil prices or more fundamental crises. If the current weakness of the dollar is due to a structural change in the dollar’s global role weakening [dollar hegemony giving way?], then the changes we have expected for a very long time in the currency and monetary worlds has begun!

May 17: Gold Gains Almost 2% While Dow Drops Nearly 2%

Gold jumped $23.70 to $1260.20 in late morning New York trade before it edged back lower into midday, but it then popped up to a new session high of $1261.10 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 1.8%. Silver rose to as high as $17.031 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

Silver Market Morning: May 18 2017 - Gold going stronger in all currencies!

On the evidence above, New York hit gold’s peak price in the day, first, then Shanghai rose to meet it and London opened at the same level. In an extraordinary picture ALL THREE GLOBAL GOLD MARKETS ARE AT THE SAME PRICE. This is the first time we have ever seen this happen. While we used the dollar as the measuring currency, we note that the gold price is the same in all markets, so currencies, today are not the influence.

Bill Murphy: Silver – The Only Commodity 66% Cheaper Than 37 Years Ago!!

I ask how could a commodity or any product that is bought and sold on planet earth be 66% cheaper than in 1980. The evidence above demonstrates how that is possible. The only remaining question is – why is silver the kryptonite to the banking and financial system? Gold, while the market has been proven to be rigged as well, has at least been able to climb higher than in 1980. The current global “price” of gold does not reflect it’s true value, however, it is still higher than 37 years ago. Silver, not so much.

Silver: Train Leaving Station Soon!

Silver prices are rising along the bottom of a 20 year log scale trend channel (shown later). There are no guarantees in a manipulated paper market, such as COMEX silver, but it is possible that silver prices will collapse further, or more likely, move substantially higher, sooner rather than later. Silver prices COULD fall from their current level of $16 – $17 to under $10.

May 18: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% While Stocks Rebound

Gold gained $6.10 $1264.80 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended near its late session low of $1246.60 with a loss of 0.78%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.442 and ended with a loss of 1.66%.

Silver Market Morning: May 19 2017 - Gold consolidating in a narrowing range!

When we look back at the actions of Modi and his government in India and on gold, since he came to power, we see that Indian governments are still unhappy with gold in the country and will always be. This is not a small problem for that government, when you consider that the total gold holdings of the world’s central banks is around 34,000 tonnes, private citizens and institutions in India hold around 24,000 tonnes, an amount that is rising by around 1,000 tonnes a year.

May 19: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% on the Week

Gold gained $7.00 to $1255.90 by a little after 9AM EST before it chopped back towards $1250 into midday, but it then rose to a new session high of $1256.40 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver climbed to as high as $16.876 and ended with a gain of 1.38%.

Silver Market Morning: May 22 2017 - Gold continues consolidating in a narrowing range ahead of a strong move!

Today’s gold price is all about a weaker dollar. But the dollar is barely changed against the Chinese Yuan. The dollar took a hammering over the weekend falling to lows on the index that we have not seen for a long time. If the dollar continues to fall, as we expect, the dollar gold price will look strong. Technically, we see higher gold prices, but are keeping our eyes on overhead resistance to see if we can expect a breakout.

May 22: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold climbed steadily higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its early afternoon high of $1262.60 with a gain of 0.42%. Silver rose to as high as $17.206 and ended with a gain of 1.78%.

Silver Market Morning: May 23 2017 - Gold nudging overhead resistance ahead of a strong move!

What is true is that COMEX has a turnover of 2.1 billion ounces of ‘paper gold’ [Gold derivatives – Options and Futures] Of this between 1% and 5% is actual gold bullion, whereas all of Shanghai’s gold trade is physical gold bullion. i.e. COMEX trades between 653 tonnes and 3,266 tonnes to Shanghai’s almost 14,000 tonnes annually. COMEX’s turnover is far closer to 653 tonnes of physical gold bullion than 3,000 tonnes. This makes New York only 5% of Shanghai’s physical gold bullion turnover.

The US Dollar Breakdown Clears The Way For A 70s Style Silver Rally

On the chart, I have marked two fractals (1 to 3). Both fractals exist in similar conditions – relative to the relevant Dow/Gold ratio peaks (1966 and 1999), as well as Dow peaks. Both fractals span over the period of the first phase of the silver bull market during the 70s and the current era (2001 to 2017), respectively. If the comparison is justified, then the US Dollar index will fall significantly during the coming months. Given the fact that silver has traditionally had its strong rallies during times when the US Dollar Index was falling, this bodes well for a silver rally.

Silver Leads Gold In Rate Hike Cycle

Since Chinese New Year buying peaked in February, gold has essentially traded sideways with a mild upside bias. Here’s why: Indian dealers are waiting for the government to announce the GST rate for gold, and it’s too early for them to begin stocking up for Diwali. So, the price discovery ball is now in the US central bank’s court. I’ll dare to suggest that most gold market investors don’t fully understand the relationship between interest rates, money velocity, and gold.

May 23: Gold and Silver Edge Lower As Dollar Bounces Higher

Gold waffled between $1263.80 and $1258.40 in Asia before it edged back up to $1263.10 at about 9:30AM EST, but it then dropped back off into the close and ended near its late session low of $1250.70 with a loss of 0.67%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.026 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

Silver Market Morning: May 24 2017 - Gold pulled back by a stronger dollar, but still within a narrow trading channel!

Again it was a day for the gold price to change because of the dollar’s influence as it strengthened a little, but remained at low levels. There was a significant sale of gold from the SPDR gold ETF which assisted the fall. The discounts of London and New York to China widened quite heavily yesterday, but only to the extent that held the euro price of gold relatively steady.