• Gold: 1,493.53 1.38
  • Silver: 17.73 0.03
  • Euro: 1.103 -0.000
  • USDX: 98.6 0.339
  • Oil: 58.08 -0.55

U.S. Is Pursuing More Charges at JPMorgan Over Metals Trades

2 days 6 hours ago

“We created market activity which artificially drove the sale price up and induced other market participants to purchase at an inflated price,” he said. Edmonds entered into a cooperation agreement with the CFTC in July.

Bart Chilton, former CFTC commissioner, dead at 58

The former U.S. CFTC commissioner was known for calling for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies and derivatives.

World’s Largest Primary Silver Miner Production Plunges

Silver production at the world’s largest producer fell significantly in the first quarter of the year. Fresnillo PLC reported a decrease in silver production in Q1 2019 versus the same period last year, due to lower ore grades and reduced volumes of processed ore at its Fresnillo Mine. Furthermore, while silver production fell the most at its Fresnillo Mine, the company also experienced declines at its Saucito and San Julian Mines. Total silver production at Fresnillo PLC dropped by 15% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter in 2018.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver pointing to $14.55 support

Precious metals technical video update

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver oversold down into a support area

Silver oversold down into a support area - video update.

Kootenay Reports Sampling Results and Discovery of New Vein at High-grade Copalito Silver-gold Project, Mexico

Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce sampling results from the Company’s most recent mapping and surface sampling program (the “Program”) conducted on outcropping veins at the Copalito Project (“Copalito” or “Property”) located in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico. Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald stated. “This is one of two projects we acquired over the last year with the potential for the discovery of high-grade vein hosted deposits. Vein widths, strike extents and grades encountered to date along with lack of any previous drilling indicate excellent potential for resource discovery. We will continue to advance Copalito to the drill stage while at the same time preparing for the first drill program on the Columba silver project the second of the two new projects.”

Behind Closed Doors

A fog lifted from the silver market last week and we could see things clearly that we had only guessed at. A former commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Bart Chilton, sat for an interview with blogger Chris Marcus to discuss silver market shenanigans. Mr. Chilton was a commissioner from 2007 to 2014. The interview got interesting when he began to discuss the failure of Bear Stearns in 2008. They held a large short position in silver along with JPMorgan who took over Bear Stearns’ short position at the time.

Get on the Ira Silver Train

For more modest IRAs you may want to consider Gold Star Trust. Simply set up an account on line and then roll over some or all of your funds into the new account. Gold Start Trust was formerly American Church Trust and specialized in Church bonds. I have been associated with them for almost 20 years. After you account is funded simply call your favorite precious metals dealer (yours truly for one) and you can purchase precious metals for your IRA. The metals have to be held in a 3rd party depository which is where Gold Star Trust comes into play. Your metals dealer ships the precious metals to Gold Star and they pay directly from your IRA account. There are a few restrictions on allowed metals but most popular forms of precious metals are allowed in the IRA. Storage costs are reasonable.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver oversold, trend is down

Silver oversold, trend is down.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver in a downtrend but..

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver in a downtrend (video update)

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver hits lower bollinger band support

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver hits lower bollinger band support, important support area and oversold.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver has not yet turned that corner..

Silver has not yet turned that corner (video technical update)

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver remains above its 18-DMA

Silver market is similar to gold - lower highs and lower lows. For two weeks in a row, silver above its 18-DMA. (video update).

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold-Silver ratio is starting to favor silver

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold is not overbought. Silver - lower lows, lower highs.

Silver Demand in India Set for 4-Year High on Farm Cash Payout

Silver will see a resurgence in demand this year from rural Indians spending cash handouts from the government designed to aid local economies ahead of the general election, according to Metals Focus Ltd.

Precious Metals Video Update: All eyes on FOMC today

FOMC today - Fed dot plot will be a focus. Silver and gold stocks need to be careful here, can turn bearish.. Copper options at an all-time record:

Technical Scoop: March-17-2019 -- Silver

As we noted, silver slipped a small 0.2% this past week. Silver appears to be in a nice bull channel. We will see if it can hold that channel even as gold might move lower. A breakdown under $15 would change that scenario and silver could fall to the $14.60 range. Technically, it made what could be seen as a double top at $16.20 and $16.19. If so, the breakdown under $15.44 suggested the potential to fall to $14.45. Currently the low is $14.98, but if that goes then $14.45 becomes a possibility. Only new highs would break this mildly bearish scenario. However, in the interim silver should follow gold higher, at least for the short term. New highs above $15.55 could suggest a move towards $16 once again but a more likely target zone is between $15.70 and $15.80.

Palladium Pandemonium May Portend a Silver Mania Ahead

Unlike platinum and palladium, silver has a long history of use as money. Even though silver is no longer minted into coins meant for circulation, it is still sought after by investors in coins and other forms for wealth preservation, inflation protection, and possible future use in barter or trade. Like platinum, silver looks extremely cheap when measured against palladium. Over the past three years while palladium has tripled in price, platinum has actually lost a few dollars. Silver is essentially unchanged over that period. Silver is so cheap at under $15.50/oz. that even if it goes on to follow in palladium’s footsteps and triples in value, it will still sit below its former all-time high of $49.50/oz.! What other asset class offers the opportunity to triple your money as a warm-up before prices break to new highs? Not stocks. Not bonds. Not real estate.

Kootenay Reports Positive Metallurgical Results from Cervantes Gold Project, Sonora, Mexico - under Option to Aztec Minerals

The Cervantes Property is held under an earn-in option to agreement whereby Aztec Minerals can acquire up to 100% interest in the property in two stages, with Kootenay retaining a 2.5 % NSR and receiving a payment of US$5.00 per ounce or gold equivalent based on a NI 43-101 Resource Estimate. See Kootenay news release dated October 13, 2015.

Bolivia Proving its Metal with New Pacific (TSX-V: NUAG) Drill Results and Partnership; A Frontier Opportunity for Investors and a Nation

The company has a cash position of $35,212,000 CAD, no debt, and has planned a further 55,000 meters of drilling to complete on the Silver Sand property. If the last batch results indicate anything, there is more good news to come. Despite its past, Bolivia presents significant opportunities for discovery and investors that have deep industry experience. The world is watching and Silver Sand could be Bolivia’s next silver mine. New Pacific Metals Corp. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “NUAG” and “NUPMF” in the U.S on the OTC market.

Silver, not gold, is the portfolio insurance to buy now

"Precious metals resemble insurance. We pay premiums before disaster strikes, hoping that we won’t need to make a claim. A small investment in silver and gold, less than 5% of a portfolio, serves the same purpose. We should buy insurance when the premiums are low and keep the coverage. Just let the protection sit there so you can sleep well at night. The ageless storehouses of gold and silver work when nothing else does, like during the Great Recession. Both precious metals are excellent investments to hedge against unforeseen risks. Silver makes sense because it is cheaper, rises faster than gold when disaster strikes, and is easily divisible into small coins, just in case you need to buy a loaf of bread or an iPhone and paper currency doesn’t work. Gold also belongs in a portfolio, because a small amount goes a long way in settling obligations. But right now silver is a much better bargain. It has declined by more than 65% from its 2011 peak while gold is off by about 30%. Portfolio insurance is cheap today. If you own silver, hold on. If not, buy it."

Assay Results 'Give a Sense of the Tremendous Scope' of Bolivia Project

We are barely into the third month of the year, but New Pacific Metals Corp. (NUAG:TSX.V; NUPMF:OTCQX) has been moving nonstop, announcing major land expansion news and off-the-charts drill results. In January, the company announced a major land expansion of its Silver Sand project in Bolivia though an agreement with Corporación Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) granting New Pacific the right to carry out exploration, mining and production on lands adjoining Silver Sand. The Mining Production Contract (MPC) is for a total of 56.9 square kilometers, a many-fold increase from the original 3 square kilometer Silver Sand land package.

Trade the Gold to Silver Ratio

Buy gold for insurance against fiscal and monetary predations of central bankers, commercial banking and government. Yes – certainly! Buy silver for insurance, profit and beautiful coins. Yes! Buy both to own real money that has no counter-party risk.

First Majestic Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial results for the Company for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012. The full version of the financial statements and the management discussion and analysis can be viewed on the Company's web site at www.firstmajestic.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

SilverCrest Announces Trading on NYSE MKT to Commence August 27, 2012

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.V)(STVZF) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its common shares have been authorized for listing on the NYSE MKT in New York. The shares will begin trading on the NYSE MKT on August 27, 2012 under the trading symbol "SVLC". The Company's common shares will continue to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "SVL".

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +555,536.41 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +555,536.41 ounces

September 4: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar

Gold fell a few dollars from last Friday’s close to $1688.31 by a little after 9:30AM EST before it jumped back to $1698.76 in the next half hour of trade and then drifted back lower midday, but it then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver climbed to $32.27 in Asia before it slipped to $31.90 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $32.40 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.84%.

Fed launches big stimulus, to buy bonds until jobs rebound

The Federal Reserve launched another aggressive stimulus program on Thursday, saying it will buy $40 billion of mortgage debt per month and continue to purchase assets until the outlook for jobs improves substantially.

September 20: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $14.70 to $1755.80 at about 6:20AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1770.42 in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.12%. Silver slipped to as low as $34.084 in London, but it also rallied back higher in New York and ended near its midday high of $34.692 with a gain of 0.03%.

September 26: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold dropped $24.60 to $1736.80 by a little before 11AM EST before it bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.57%. Silver slipped to as low as $33.32 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then rallied back higher throughout most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.56%.

October 4: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold climbed $16.56 to $1795.06 just before 2PM EST before it pared its gains a bit after the fed released Minutes from their September 12th meeting, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver rose to $35.092 in early New York trade before it fell back to $34.655 in the next 15 minutes of trade, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 1.16%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -379,504.528 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -379,504.528 ounces

Fortuna reports record production of 1,027,741 ounces of silver and 5,348 ounces of gold for the third quarter 2012

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F) announces production figures for the third quarter of 2012 from its two 100% owned operating underground mines in Latin America, the San Jose mine in Mexico and the Caylloma mine in Peru.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +561,944.440 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +561,944.440 ounces

October 17: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Drops

Gold climbed up to $1753.30 in Asia before it fell back to $1742.79 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher in the next couple of hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to $33.14 before it fell back to $32.847, but it then rose to a new session high of $33.255 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

November 9: Gold and Silver Gain Over 3% and 5% on the Week

Gold fell $5.72 to $1727.08 by a little after 8AM EST before it climbed to as high as $1738.67 in the next couple of hours of trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver slipped to $32.057 before it shot up to $32.775 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,711.9 down just over $2.00 on Friday. This morning, Asia and London dealers took higher to trade at $1,723.45 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,723.25 up $13.25 and in the euro at €1,349.663 up €7 from yesterday while the euro was at €1: $1.2768. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was slightly stronger at $1,724.45 and in the euro at €1,350.49.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,729.20 up $1.50 on yesterday. This morning, Asian and London dealers took the gold price higher to trade at $1,729.70 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,729.75 up $3.00 on yesterday morning’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,344.226 down €6.5 from yesterday while the euro was stronger at €1: $1.2868. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was almost the same at $1,730.25 and in the euro at €1,343.73.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,729.20 barely changed on yesterday. This morning, Asian and London dealers took the gold price higher to trade at $1,734 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,734.75 up $5.00 on yesterday morning’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,345.393 up €1 from yesterday while the euro was slightly stronger at €1: $1.2894. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was almost the same at $1,733.79 and in the euro at €1,343.73.

November 30: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% on the Week

Gold gained $6 to $1731.60 in Asia, but it then fell to as low as $1708.39 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.72%. Silver slumped to as low as $33.151 and ended with a loss of 2.43%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,715.20 yesterday. This morning, Asian dealers pushed prices down, unusually, to $1,705 before London opened. It was Fixed at $1,703.00 down $3.75 on yesterday’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,300.794 down €5.354 while the euro was stronger at €1: $1.3092 and stabilizing. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was $1,702.5 and in the euro at €1,301.01.

December 10: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold climbed to as high as $1717.20 by about 8:30AM EST before it drifted back lower for most of the rest of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.44%. Silver rose to as high as $33.415 ended with a gain of 0.39%.

December 11: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed $2.70 to $1714.30 by a little before 8AM EST before it fell back to $1704.82 in the next two and a half hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.09%. Silver bumped up to $33.22 before it dropped back to $32.758 and then bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.72%.

December 18: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2%

Gold fell $36.70 to $1661.30 by early afternoon in New York before it rallied back higher in the last couple of hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.48%. Silver slumped to as low as $31.35 and ended with a loss of 1.77%.

December 26: Gold and Silver Gain With Oil

Gold climbed up to $1667.63 by about 9:15AM EST before it fell back off midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver surged to $30.21 before it slipped back to $29.842 and then rallied back higher in early afternoon New York trade, but it then fell back off again in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of just 0.23%.

January 16: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed $5.86 to $1684.76 in Asia before it fell back to $1673.59 at about 8AM EST, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver rose to $31.46 in Asia before it fell back to $31.07 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $31.551 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.25%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -257,806.020 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -257,806.020 ounces

January 24: Gold and Silver Fall About 1% and 2%

Gold fell to as low as $1665.12 at about 10AM EST before it bounced back higher in the next hour of trade, but it then drifted back lower again into the close and ended with a loss of 1.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $31.60 and ended with a loss of 1.83%.

Pure Bull

PM prices hit yesterday on “supposed” fears that the clueless Fed didn’t announce enough MONEY PRINTING – though they did EXACTLY what was expected – and “deflation fears” when the Dow tanked mid-Afternoon in response to rumors of the long-awaited Moody’s downgrades, announced after the market close. Like the Fed announcement, no one can claim anything was “unexpected” about these downgrades – and, more importantly, such downgrades (in freely traded markets) are PM BULLISH.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,573 again. London moved down only slightly to $1,569, while the euro weakened slightly to €1: $1.2450, 50 cents lower. The gold Fix was set at $1,567.75 the same as yesterday and in the euro €1,261.466, €6 higher. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold stood at $1,571.30 and in the euro, €1,260.97 while the euro was at €1: $1.2461.

Silver’s split personality feeds steep price drop

Silver’s split personality as an industrial and precious metal contributed to a steep drop for the second quarter, as the metal’s economic demand prospects and safe-haven appeal duel for investors’ attention.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,576.60 up $8. Asia and London took it down $10 to $1,566 as the euro continued to fall and ahead of London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,565.50 down $11 and in the euro at €1,281.097 down €3, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2220 down another 50 cents. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,564.10 in the middle and in the euro at €1,284.84 almost unchanged on yesterday.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -378,196.144 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -378,196.144 ounces

Gold & Silver Fear Indexes

A discussion with James Turk this week renewed my interest in his Fear Index. So I decided to calculate the current figure. Given the 2.8% GFI figure listed in the equation below, clearly the gold market mania phase is only beginning, when compared to the 1980's peak.

Silver Market Morning

After a weekend of critical European elections the gold price started the week in Asia lower at $1,638 lower in the dollar [-$3] but higher in the euro at just below €1: $1.30 then recovered. In the euro the gold price stood at €1,260 up €20 just ahead of London’s opening. There is no Fixing in London today as it is a public holiday. Ahead of New York’s opening it stood at $1,641.25 and in the euro €1,258.53 while the euro was at €1: $1.3041.

Whatever It Takes

The world’s markets are alight with excitement regarding the brain-dead repetition of ECB head Mario Draghi stating he’ll do “whatever it takes” to save the Euro. In other words, what he’s said – and DONE – all along, PRINT MONEY, MANIPULATE MARKETS, and disseminate PROPAGANDA.

July 30: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $9.32 to $1614.08 by about 8:30AM EST, but it then climbed to as high as $1624.86 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.08%. Silver slipped to $27.53 in Asia, but it then rose to as high as $28.23 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.55%.

GATA's Chris Powell on the Silver Manipulation Probe & the Fed Gold Audit!

Welcome to Capital Account. JP Morgan said in a court filing that PFG's subpoena of the bank may be overly burdensome. Will JP Morgan find a way to get out of it? It looks like they could be off the hook for accusations of silver manipulation. The Financial Times reported US regulators are increasingly likely to drop the four year investigation of silver manipulation, failing to find enough evidence. Bart Chilton, CFTC Commissioner, told a Motley Fool reporter that this FT report is premature and inaccurate. We find out what Chris Powell, co-founder and treasurer of the Gold Anti- Trust Action Committee, thinks.

Target 1 reached on silver (update on gold)

The initial profit taking target of the "Descending Triangle" pattern of the daily chart (right hand side below) on silver has been reached. The "Head and Shoulders" pattern on the daily chart is still in play.

Fighting Headwinds

This morning, PMs have been fighting the (coerced) headwinds created by the “debate” of whether an official, overt “QE3” program will be launched by the Fed, and WHEN. Why anyone would believe Bernanke would introduce – or even hint at – such a plan at Congressional hearings is beyond me, as such an occurrence has NEVER occurred in U.S. history.

Bolivia says may compensate South American Silver

The Bolivian government is willing to compensate South American Silver Corp for revoking its concession on the Malku Khota project, but it will be far less than the $16 million the company says it has invested, the country's vice president said on Thursday.

Euro shorts smell blood

Within the eurozone there are great stresses. At one extreme there are punitive costs of borrowing for Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy; at the other there is zero or negative interest rates for Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. Doubtless the first group begets the second, as captive investors in euros have to buy government bonds, and this requirement is being funnelled away from risk into safety.

Weekend Update - Silver

In Silver the volume has barely been 40,000 contracts lately on the daily chart, and "Open Interest" is around 120,000 contracts. Those traders who currently have a big position in Silver have a "ruling" hand right now. Should large orders "at the market" come in to cover shorts, or liquidate long positions it is likely to cause violent price action out of nowhere.

NYMEX Daily Reports

The CME Group Daily Bulletin now contains information formerly found in the NYMEX, COMEX and DME fact sheets and open interest reports. However, only those products that have volume and open interest are displayed. Please review the Daily Bulletin Sample and Description to familiarize yourself with the new format.

June 12: Gold and Silver Gain About 1%

Gold fell $13.81 to $1586.39 by a little before 6AM EST, but it then shot back higher in morning New York trade and ended near its midday high of $1617.38 with a gain of 0.71%. Silver surged to as high as $29.042 and ended with a gain of 1.29%.