• Gold: 1,280.78 2.35
  • Silver: 16.52 0.03
  • Euro: 1.163 0.002
  • USDX: 94.801 -0.093
  • Oil: 65.51 -0.23

June 18: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

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Gold waffled between $1282.40 and $1277.10 and ended with a loss of 0.16%. Silver chopped between $16.624 and $16.418 and ended with a loss of 0.9%.

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Silver Prices: New Chinese Futures Trading Supports Rally

We already told you that silver prices would rally this year, and developments last week could make the surge approach even faster. The white metal was trending down last week until dovish remarks from Team Bernanke following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on April 25 reversed the price slide. Spot silver prices on the Comex ended the week at $31.27.

April 30: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold edged up to $1665.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1646.42 in early New York trade, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1666.20 at about 3PM EST and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver slipped to as low as $30.574 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.83%.

Critical Factors that will Impact Silver

The fundamentals for silver today are even better than they were last year when its price and sentiment were higher. Nevertheless, consumer affinity for precious metals has turned rather pessimistic presently. This may be indicated by those who see a rise in the COMEX silver inventories as well as a drop-off in Silver Eagle purchases. Furthermore, our favorite so-called precious metals analysts (more like Bears in a Bull’s skin) have come out of the woodwork to rub it in that the “GOLD BULL MARKET IS NOW OVER.”

April 27: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold fell $7.13 to $1650.47 in Asia before it shot up to $1667.30 in New York and then pared its gains a bit in the last few hours of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver surged to as high as $31.435 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

Futures exchange to offer contracts for silver

The Shanghai Futures Exchange received regulatory approval on Wednesday to start trading in silver contracts, giving Chinese investors a new way to bet on the precious metal.

The Silver Megathrust

Between 1970 and 1979, the silver price was increasing steadily from $1.50 to $6, before taking off in September 1979 from $10 to $50 within 5 months. During that bull cycle, demand for silver did not increase but actually declined (sharply in 1979). It was as late as 1983 when demand increased confidently from 12,000 to 27,000 tons per year until 2000 – yet the silver price was in a 20 year bear market during that time. In 2003, when silver started its new bull market, the demand actually dropped to 23,000 tons until 2005 – during which 2 years silver almost doubled from $4.50 to $8. Since 2005, demand is rising stronger than ever, having reached 33,000 tons in 2010, whereas the silver price is rising strongly as well.

What Good is it if you Can't Spend It?

Buying silver and gold today will likely be better than buying Microsoft or Apple stock way back when they first came out, and this article addresses the fundamental reasons why. People often ask, "What good is silver or gold if I can't spend it?" But that's exactly why we all should buy it! Low monetary demand means silver and gold are still cheap and undervalued liquid assets that investors should crave.

April 26: Gold and Silver Gain About 1%

Gold saw modest gains in Asia and London, but it then accelerated even higher in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1660.90 with a gain of 0.84%. Silver surged to as high as $31.29 and ended with a gain of 1.2%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +47,007 ounces

Silver Warehouse Stocks: 140,648,049.776 +47,007.97

Coeur’s Kensington Mine Returning to Full Production Ahead of Schedule

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE: CDE, TSX: CDM) reported today its Kensington gold mine is resuming full production ahead of schedule.

Huldra Silver Announces Entry Into Lead Silver Ore Purchase Agreement

Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA.V, HUSIF.PK) (the "Company" or "Huldra") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Lead Silver Ore Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement") with a smelter whereby Huldra has agreed to sell approximately 35 to 40 tonnes of ore from the East Zone to the smelter in exchange for payment that is tied to monthly prices for lead and silver as published by the Metal Bulletin, less certain deductions. The approximate grade of the ore removed from surface in the East Zone last September was 66% Pb and 194 oz/ton Ag. Based on the terms of the Agreement and current market prices, the approximate total payment for contained lead and silver is expected to be between $200,000 and $250,000.

Bull Hammer in Silver

There was some major downside price rejection yesterday in Silver which can be seen clearly in the bull "Hammer" daily candlestick pattern. This should make the bears think twice about their prospects. There is potential here for a near term change in trend, but it is important to remember Japanese Candlestick patterns are useless without confirmation.

April 25: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold waffled near unchanged in Asia and London and edged up to $1644.30 at about 9:15AM EST before it dropped to as low as $1625.25 immediately after today’s fed statement, but it then climbed to as high as $1646.20 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $29.98 before it also recovered, but it still ended with a loss of 0.29%.

Silver Warehouse Stocks Update

Will Silver and Platinum Outperform Gold in the Near Future?

Summing up, the long-term picture in the USD market continues to appear a bit more bearish than not and the implications for the precious metals are generally positive. The silver-to-gold ratio chart suggests that silver is likely to outperform gold in the months to come, yet it should be kept in mind that this may require some time to happen. Additional short-term volatility has been seen in the platinum market, but this is not unusual.

Federal Reserve Press Release On Economic Projections

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached table and charts summarizing the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Reserve Board members and Federal Reserve Bank presidents for the April 24-25 meeting of the Committee.

iShares Silver Trust Update

Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 9,552.14: No change from yesterday’s data.

Fed sticks to late 2014 rate hike time frame

Economic conditions "are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate at least through late 2014," the central bank said in its policy statement.

January 23: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Drops

Gold gained $11.85 to $1219.45 in Asia before it fell back to $1209.43 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then jumped up to $1218.90 by midday in New York and ended with a gain of 0.64%. Silver rose to as high as $17.247 and ended with a gain of 0.64%.

January 24: Gold and Silver Fall Slightly While Stocks Climb To New Highs

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell back to $1211.64 in London and then jumped up to $1217.62 in midmorning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended near its late session low of $1206.68 with a loss of 0.44%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.038 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

January 25: Gold Falls Back Towards $1200 While Dow Tops 20,000

Gold fell $16.55 to $1193.35 in midmorning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.81%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.775 and ended with a loss of 0.7%.

January 26: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $15.54 to $1184.56 in midmorning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.92%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.683 and ended with a loss of 1.12%.

January 27: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold fell $8.48 to $1180.62 at about 8:45AM EST, but it then chopped back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended near its last minute high of $1191.60 with a gain of 0.15%. Silver surged to as high as $17.228 and ended with a gain of 1.9%.

January 30: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks and Dollar Drop

Gold gained $4.74 to $1195.64 in Asia before it fell back to $1188.25 in London, but it then rose to a new session high of $1199.29 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.41%. Silver rose to as high as $17.27 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

January 31: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 2%

Gold gained $7.18 to $1202.98 in early Asian trade before it dropped back to $1196.33 at about 4AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1215.31 by midmorning in New York and ended with a gain of 1.36%. Silver surged to as high as $17.609 and ended with a gain of 2.45%.

February 2: Gold Gains While Silver Slips Before Jobs Day

Gold gained $16.24 to $1225.34 by a little before 9AM EST before it drifted back lower for most of the rest of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.51%. Silver climbed up to $17.727 before it fell all of the way back to $17.411 and then bounced back higher in late trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.34%.

February 3: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $4.76 to $1210.54 at about 8AM EST before it shot to as high as $1221.29 by midmorning in New York and then fell back off at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver rose to as high as $17.538 and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

February 6: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks and Oil Drop – Miners Shine

Gold gained $5.98 to $1224.98 in early Asian trade and rose to as high as $1230.08 in London before it pared back in midmorning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher again into the close and ended near its late session high of $1235.52 with a gain of 1.29%. Silver rose to as high as $17.748 and ended with a gain of 1.55%.

February 7: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower After Dollar Pop

Gold dropped $6.80 to $1227.90 by a little after 8AM EST before it bounced back to $1235.70 in early afternoon trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.14%. Silver slipped to $17.559 before it rallied back to $17.788 and then also fell back off, but it ended with a loss of just 0.11%.

February 8: Gold and Silver Swing Back to Gains

Gold gained $11.80 to $1244.80 in midmorning New York trade before it drifted back lower in the next few hours, but it still ended with a gain of 0.61%. Silver rose to as high as $17.866 and ended with a gain of 0.34%.

February 9: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% While Stocks Rise on Trump Talk

Gold waffled between $1243.70 and $1236.80 in London before it edged up to $1244.20 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then dropped to as low as $1230.40 in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.73%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.619 and ended with a loss of 0.56%.

February 10: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% and 3% on the Week

Gold fell $9.80 to $1221.70 in Asia before it climbed up to $1237.00 in early afternoon New York trade and then fell back off a bit, but it still ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.555 before it rallied all of the way back to $17.996 and ended with a gain of 1.53%.

February 13: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Climb To New Highs

Gold fell $14.60 to $1219.40 in late morning New York trade before it rallied back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.66%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.759 and ended with a loss of 0.67%.

February 16: Gold and Silver Gain As Dollar Drops

Gold gained $9.50 to $1242.10 in late morning New York trade before it drifted back lower in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.54%. Silver rose to as high as $18.126 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

February 17: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold edged down to $1236.60 in Asia before it bounced back to $1243.70 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.3%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.977 and ended with a loss of 0.44%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb-20-2017

The August Alan Greenspan has said, “The European Central Bank (ECB) has greater problems than the Federal Reserve. The asset side of the ECB’s balance sheet is larger than ever before, having grown steadily since Mario Draghi said he would do whatever it took to preserve the euro. I have grave concerns about the future of the Euro itself. Northern Europe has, in effect, been funding the deficits of the South; that cannot continue indefinitely. The Eurozone is not working.” Greenspan said Brexit is almost certainly set to trigger a collapse of the ECB despite the UK not having signed up to take on the currency.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 22 2017 - Gold is consolidating higher!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 275.8 Yuan, which directly translates into $1,246.53. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,241.53. This is $5 higher than New York and $1 higher than London. We watch to see if London and New York continue to follow Shanghai or not.

February 22: Gold and Silver Bounce Back After Fed Minutes

Gold gained $4 to $1240.30 by a little before 9AM EST before it dropped back to $1231.60 in the next few hours of trade, but it then jumped back higher after the release of this afternoon’s fed minutes and ended with a gain of 0.15%. Silver rose to as high as $18.052 and ended with a gain of 0.33%.

February 23: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Dow Sets 10th Straight Record High

Gold edged down to $1235.80 in Asia, but it then jumped to as high as $1250.90 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.86%. Silver rose to as high as $18.217 and ended with a gain of 0.78%.

Market Report: Making headway in better volume

Gold and silver broke out on the upside from a two-week consolidation yesterday, with gold breaching the $1250 level, and silver clearing $18.00. Comex volume has picked up on these break-outs, characteristic of a bullish move. In early European trade this morning, gold was trading at $1254, up $19 since last Friday’s close. Silver was at $18.26, up 27 cents on the same timescale.

February 24: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2% on the Week

Gold gained $11.30 to $1260.10 at about 9AM EST before it nearly erased its entire advance in the next hour of trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.63%. Silver rose to as high as $18.407 and ended with a gain of 0.94%.

February 27: Gold and Silver Reverse Lower on Fedspeak

Gold waffled between $1258.40 and $1253.40 in Asia and traded mostly slightly lower in London before it jumped to as high as $1263.60 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.45%. Silver surged to as high as $18.481 before it also dropped back lower in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.65%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 28 2017 - Gold waits to be Trumped!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 280.0 Yuan once again, which directly translates into $1,267.88. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,262.88. This is $11.88 higher than the New York close and $11.18 higher than London.

Silver Market Morning: June 28 2017 - Gold continues to recover from the massive [mistaken?] sale!

The three global gold markets are moving back into line today with London and New York rising to almost Shanghai’s level. New York rose to within $7.32 of Shanghai’s prices down from $16 lower than Shanghai, and London opened $7.42 lifting the discount to Shanghai, from $13.42. This is again, confirming Shanghai dominating pricing power.

June 28: Gold and Silver Gain Again

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

Silver Market Morning: June 29 2017 - Gold continues to consolidate!

Against yesterday’s Shanghai prices New York is now at a $8 discount to Shanghai and London opened at a $17.60 discount. Once again we will see where pricing power resides. We expect Shanghai will show itself as the price leader by lifting London and New York higher. But this sort of day clearly shows where the dominance lies.

June 29: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks and Bonds

Gold edged up to $1252.90 in Asia before it fell back to $1239.90 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.47%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.609 and ended with a loss of 1.19%.

Market Report: Half-year blues

Gold and silver prices were hit on Monday by a $2bn sale of Comex gold futures at about 0400 hrs EST, when US traders were not around to challenge it. Rumours of a “fat finger” appear wide of the mark. More likely it was a too-big-to-fail bank taking out all the stops to window-dress its books ahead of the half-year accounting deadline.

June 30: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold fell $4.70 to $1239.60 at about 8:45AM EST before it chopped back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.23%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.541 and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

Silver Market Morning: July 3 2017 - Gold slipping before the holiday!

New York weakened on Friday after Shanghai and London weakened. This morning Shanghai weakened further setting the stage for London to fall. As you can see London is also seeing downward pressure as the U.S. dollar strengthened a little against all currencies bar the Pound Sterling.

Silver Is Now Offered At a Discount

Have you ever been in a discussion about gold, when someone blurts out “we don’t have enough gold to operate a gold standard!” We have a standard retort. “Oh, that’s interesting. Please tell us how much gold you think would be necessary, and how you calculated it.” We have never heard a coherent answer to this question. Most people just don’t like gold, and will say whatever words they think will dismiss the monetary question entirely, without actually having to address the issues.

How many Silver Bars are in the LBMA Vaults in London?

Sometime in the coming days, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) plans to begin publishing gold and silver vault holding totals covering the network of commercial precious vault operators in London that fall under its remit. This follows an announcement made by the LBMA on 8 May. There are seven commercial vault operators (custodians) in the LBMA custodian vault network namely, HSBC, JP Morgan, Brinks, Malca Amit, ICBC Standard Bank, Loomis (formerly Viamat), and G4S.

July 3: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% and 3%

Gold fell throughout most of world trade and ended near its last minute low of $1220.20 with a loss of 1.7%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.109 and ended with a loss of 2.83%.

Silver Market Morning: July 5 2017 - Gold stabilizing at lower levels, Silver double bottom?

Silver closed at $16.08 yesterday [in London] after $16.14 at New York’s close Monday. As with gold, silver is stabilizing at lower levels. As we said yesterday, silver ignores its own fundamentals and will follow gold as a monetary metal, both ways further and faster. We are expecting the silver price to be volatile, but with the present stabilizing, we hope to see a clear direction in the price of gold and silver. The question remains, is silver forming a double bottom?

July 5: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold edged up to $1228.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1217.60 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.41% from Monday. Silver rose to as high as $16.219 before it fell back to $15.881 and then also edged back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%.

Silver Market Morning: July 6 2017 - Gold and silver still stabilizing, where next is critical!

The Fed Minutes gave a less certain picture than was interpreted by the media from the statement by Janet Yellen. The Fed is worried that inflation is falling, not rising and it is now clear that if we do see a rate hike, we are unlikely to see a start to the tapering of the Fed’s Balance Sheet. But we do expect a Balance Sheet reduction from September at a very slow pace, so the prospect of a rate hike this year is falling away if the data pattern continues as it is now.

July 6: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it drifted back to $1222.70 in London and then popped back higher in early New York trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.937 and ended with a loss of 0.12%.

Silver Prices Bounce Higher After Futures Manipulated 7% Lower In Minute

– Silver prices ‘flash crash’ before rebound – Silver hammered 7% lower in less than minute in Asian trading – Silver fell from $16 to $14.82, before recovering to $15.89 – Silver plunge blamed on another ‘trading error’ – Gold similar ‘flash crash’ last week and similar recovery

Silver Market Morning: July 7 2017 - Gold and silver marking time!

Shanghai is stabilizing again today, but not by much. New York traded at $6 lower than Shanghai following Shanghai’s close yesterday. Today London opened $11 lower than Shanghai. Until gold makes a firm break one way or another we consider it directionless as it has been for most of the second quarter. Today, once again, remains a critical day for the gold price in all three global centers as the direction forward is still to be established.

Market Report: Speculators chicken out

The fall in prices has continued after the end of the half year, when the bullion banks have had a history of suppressing prices to window-dress their books. Doubtless a reason will be concocted to justify this price action, and favourite must be the deflationary effects of the Fed running off its mega-balance sheet. But this is to misread the current fragility of the system. We can state categorically that the US and global economies are simply debt junkies, needing increasing amounts of debt, or they die. Does anyone seriously think that the Fed and the other central banks will let this happen?

July 7: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 6% on the Week

Gold dipped $5.60 to $1219.10 in Asia before it bounced back to $1227.00 just after this morning’s jobs data was released, but it then fell to a new session low of $1207.30 in late morning New York trade and ended with a loss of 1%. Silver flash crashed to $14.402 in Asia before it rebounded to $15.981 in early New York trade, but it then fell back to $15.362 by late morning and ended with a loss of 2.81%.

CME Stays Silent on Cause of COMEX Silver Price Glitch

Silver futures prices on the COMEX futures trading platform briefly plummeted at approximately 7:06am Singapore time yesterday, with the price for the front month (most active) September silver contract falling from a US$16.06 quote down to a low of US$14.34 all within a 1 minute interval. The futures price then recovered nearly all of its losses in the subsequent 2-3 minute period. High to low, this COMEX silver futures contract saw its price fall by just over 10.7%, before rebounding nearly 11%.

Silver Market Morning: July 10 2017 - Gold and silver consolidating at lower levels!

As you can see Shanghai has not dropped as far as New York or London. The price differential is very wide now on today’s price of $15.94 between Shanghai and London. We have no doubt that today, gold, from the SPDR [GLD} is flowing across to Shanghai via HSBC the Custodian of the gold ETF. The big question is will Shanghai pull up London and New York prices or will Shanghai be pulled down to a much narrower differential? At the moment it is New York and London that are pulling prices down, but at the cost of gold flowing eastwards.

Is Manipulation Partly to Blame for Silver’s Plunges?

It is my privilege now to welcome in Chris Powell, Secretary-Treasurer at the Gold Antitrust Action Committee, also known as GATA. Chris is a long-time journalist and hard money advocate, and through his tireless efforts at GATA he is working to expose the manipulation of the gold and silver markets. Through GATA's work over the years. Some important revelations have come to light, which quite honestly should concern everyone.

July 10: Gold and Silver Edge Higher While Miners Gain 3%

Gold dipped $7.40 to $1205.00 in Asia before it jumped up to $1214.70 in London and then fell back under $1210 in early New York trade, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1215.00 by late morning and ended with a gain of 0.14%. Silver slipped to $15.197 before it climbed to as high as $15.737 and then drifted back lower, but it still ended with a gain of 0.64%.

“Silver’s Plunge Is Nearing Completion”

– Silver’s plunge is nearing completion – Bloomberg analyst – Silver’s 10% sharp fall in seconds remains “mystery” – Plunge despite anemic global supply and strong demand – Total silver supply declined in ’16 – lowest level since ’13 – Silver mine production down in ’16, first time in 14 years – Total silver supply decreased by 32.6 Mln Ozs in 2016 – Supply deficit in 2016- fourth consecutive year (see table) – “Falling knife” caution but opportunity presenting itself

Silver Market Morning: July 11 2017 - Gold and silver want to confirm the bottom is in!

Both New York and London turned higher yesterday. New York rose to Shanghai’s level at the close yesterday and London today is pulling the gold price down leaving the differential with Shanghai at just over $9 lower than yesterday’s differential. All global gold markets are looking for a bottom still. But as we mentioned yesterday there is an almost osmotic pressure in London that is shifting physical gold to the Far East constantly, in line with the price differentials between London and Shanghai.

Preparing for THE Bottom: Part 3 – Gold to Silver Ratio

In the first part of the Preparing for THE Bottom series, we emphasized the need to be sure to stay alert and focused in the precious metals market, even though it may not appear all that interesting. We argued that preparing for the big moves in gold that are likely to be seen later this year should prove extremely worth one’s while. In the second part of the series, we discussed when, approximately, one can expect the key bottom in gold to form (reminder: this winter appears a likely target).