• Gold: 1,341.60 0.61
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  • Oil: 64.48 0.66

January 23: Gold and Silver Gain With Oil

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Gold gained $3.80 to $1338.40 in London before it dropped back to $1331.70 by midmorning in New York, but it then extended to as high as $1341.50 in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of 0.48%. Silver rose to as high as $17.092 and ended with a gain of 0.24%.

The Great Silver Market Myth!

Silvercorp Declares Dividend - US$0.01 Semi-Annual, up from CAD $0.01

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of US$0.01 to be paid on or before June 30 th, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business June 9 th 2017.

May 26: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% and 3% on the Week

Gold climbed higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session high of $1269.50 with a gain of 0.87%. Silver rose to as high as $17.379 and ended with a gain of 0.93%.

Silver Market Morning: May 30 2017 - Gold consolidating lower before Shanghai re-opens!

While Shanghai is closed we feel it opportune re-make an important point on what is going on with the authorities in China, with reference to overall markets there. China wants to gain a reputation of being a reliable, reputable source of prices. This, in the first place, means reducing the volatility, on a permanent basis, that characterized its markets. Its people have become deeply untrusting of equity markets due to its past extreme volatility.

A Mining Company for the Smart Money

Mining investors are shrewd buyers. These metals hounds shop around for projects with high grades, a robust resource, and strong management. Ideally, they would also like projects situated in favorable geography with abundant infrastructure.

May 30: Gold and Silver End Mixed To Start Jobs Week

Gold edged up to $1270.40 in Asia before it drifted back down to $1259.50 at about 8:30AM EST and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.31%. Silver gained $0.15 to $17.47 in Asia before it dropped back to $17.215 in early New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.52%.

May 31: Gold Gains While Dollar Drops Again

Gold saw slight losses for most of trade in Asia before it climbed up to $1274.10 in early afternoon New York trade and then chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.4%. Silver rose to as high as $17.419 and ended with a loss of 0.52%.

Silver Standard Forms Joint Venture with Golden Arrow and Files Technical Report for the Chinchillas Project

Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSRI) (SSO.TO) ("Silver Standard") announces that the transaction to form a joint venture with Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (GRG.V) ("Golden Arrow") for the development of the Chinchillas project ("Chinchillas" or the "project") closed today.

Silver Market Morning: June 1 2017 - Gold consolidating in a tight range!

The dollar continues to weaken slightly and the gold price in the dollar continues to rise, as it is doing in all currencies except the Yuan. The Technical picture shows that it is above resistance but has not yet run as it would have done in the past. Instead it is showing a steady plod with higher lows and higher highs. As we have been pointing out in the Shanghai section above, the influence of Shanghai on the gold price is visible. Its slow plod higher, we see, as evidence of Chinese price dominance at the moment.

June 1: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged Before Jobs Day

Gold fell $6.60 to $1261.60 at about 8:30AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.039 and ended with a loss of just 0.06%.

Zinc One Completes Forrester Acquisition and Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Zinc One Resources Inc. (“Zinc One or the Company”) and Forrester Metals Inc. (TSX-V: VEM.H) (“Forrester”) are pleased to announce, further to their news releases on February 1, 2017, March 7, 2017, and May 18, 2017, that Zinc One has received all necessary documents and approvals and completed its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding common shares of Forrester (the “Transaction”).

Safety in banking

There was a time when banks acted as custodians of their customers’ money. Indeed, keeping a person’s money and using it as if it belonged to you without their agreement is fraud in common law. A banking license legally exempts banks from charges of criminality in pursuing the normal course of fractional reserve banking business, by making it clear that you, the customer, agree to being a creditor of the bank instead of the bank acting as custodian for your money.

June 2: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% on the Week

Gold fell $8.30 to $1259.70 in Asia before it jumped up to $1279.00 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower in early afternoon action, but it still ended with a gain of 0.8%. Silver rose to as high as $17.571 and ended with a gain of 1.21%.

June 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold gained $4.80 to $1283.00 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1277.90 in the next four hours of trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver rose to as high as $17.634 and ended with a gain of 0.29%.

June 6: Gold and Silver Gain With Bonds and Oil

Gold climbed higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its late morning New York high of $1295.90 with a gain of 1.11%. Silver rose to as high as $17.741 and ended with a gain of 0.68%.

Silvercrest drills 7.6 m of 502 g/t AgEq at Las Chispas

Silvercrest Metals Inc. has released additional drill results for the Babicanora vein within the Las Chispas property located in Sonora, Mexico. These further drilling results, combined with results announced on March 2, 2017, show an increased high grade footprint within the Babicanora Vein (see attached Figures). The Babicanora Vein is one of 19 epithermal veins that have been identified to date on the Property, which historically was one of the largest silver-gold producers in Sonora. As part of the Company's ongoing Phase II exploration program, four drills are currently working at the Las Chispas, William Tell, Varela, Giovanni and Babicanora veins, with further results anticipated over the next several months.

June 23: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold gained $8.70 to $1258.80 in early New York trade before it drifted back lower into midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.788 and ended with a gain of 0.78%.

Silver Market Morning: June 26 2017 - Gold knocked back to $1,240 early after London’s opening!

Shanghai is leading the way up again as New York closed $2.60 lower than Shanghai’s close on Friday. This morning Shanghai started the week nearly $4 higher than New York’s Friday close as the Yuan weakened against a weakening dollar. We note that the P.B. of C. has stated it wants to trade against a basket of currencies not just the dollar but today while other currencies are stronger against the dollar the Yuan is weaker.

June 26: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold fell $19 to $1236.90 in London before it bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.92%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.437 and ended with a loss of 0.78%.

June 27: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks, Dollar, and Bonds Fall

Gold gained $8.60 to $1252.90 in Asia before it fell back towards unchanged in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.39%. Silver climbed up to $16.70 before it fell back to $16.563, but it then jumped to a new session high of $17.747 in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of 0.66%.

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%.

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 Morning: July-27-2017

The Fed decided not to raise rates, as expected but only said they would start lowering the Fed’s Balance Sheet, relatively soon. This disappointed markets including the global gold markets that are taking the gold price above previous resistance levels into the $1,260 region. But once again the biggest feature of the day was the softening dollar. It has confirmed it is in a ‘bear’ market and will decline over the next few years. More and more analysts including major institutions are now talking the dollar down, over the long term.

Premier Zinc Stock at Great Entry Point

Zinc One Resources Inc. (Z:TSX.V; ZZZOF:OTC; RH33:FSE) is one of the best zinc companies around, but over the past six months its stock has suffered a heavy reaction following a steep run-up early in the year, as we can see on its 8-month chart below. Fundamentally this reaction was due to two factors. One was a falling zinc price, and the other was a major funding by the company.

Silver Market Morning: July-28-2017

With all the chatter about the timing of rate hikes or trimming the Fed’s Balance Sheet, one very, very important factor is being overlooked in the U.S. If inflation continues at lower or lowering levels and the recovery stalls followed by a downturn, the Fed has almost no more tools with which to combat the falls. As it is rates continue to be so low that any lowering will have little to no impact [unless they go negative] on stimulating the U.S. economy. Likewise, trimming the Fed’s Balance Sheet, we feel, will have little to no impact on the U.S. financial world. If they go that road and there is a downturn in the U.S. further stimulation is likely to crack confidence in the dollar, something that the Fed cannot afford! Certainly little could be more positive for the gold price. Despite their positive demeanor, Fed officials must be very disturbed by the downturn in inflation.

Abraplata closes $1.62-million private placement

Abraplata Resource Corp. has completed, on a non-brokered basis, an offering of 4,066,480 common shares of the company by way of a private placement at a price of 40 cents per share for total gross proceeds of $1,626,592. Proceeds from the private placement will be used for property exploration and working capital.

Silver Morning: July-31-2017 -- silver rising in all currencies!

A lifetime of experience in global financial markets has taught us to recognize when a market is over extended either way. It has also taught us that it can stay over-extended for a long time The clear signs are when a market has discounted a very rosy future and expected returns are small relative to the price of assets. But in a climate where prices are very high, fund managers have to decide if the reasons are because they are over-bought, or if the money used to buy them is depreciating in value. Right now equity prices relative to fixed interest rate returns are not excessive. But the prospects of higher rates that will change this have been put off, allowing equities and other assets to remain too high for longer. Indeed the temptation this brings is that prices can go, unjustifiably, quite a bit higher. But this brings into view that when markets eventually do turn down they will fall precipitously. In such a climate ‘stop loss’ protections should be replaced with short positions. Once that happens on a large scale interest rates will become irrelevant and permit markets to fall precipitously simply because markets are falling.

Silver Morning: August-1-2017 -- consolidating above support!

Comments from Alan Greenspan, that the equity market is not yet a ‘bubble’ but the bond market is, comes as a stark warning to financial markets. When it does ‘pop’ everyone will be hurt he says. When that happens, you will see equity and property prices badly damaged too. Gold will become a haven for U.S. investors then too. We reflect on the fact that at one time the euro cost $1.40.

Silver Morning: August-3-2017 -- still consolidating

New York closed at almost $14 higher than Shanghai’s yesterday’s close. In what we see as a striking testament to the power of Shanghai’s pricing dominance Shanghai moved slightly lower than its previous close with London following it at today’s open with $4.60 discount to Shanghai’s trading level today. With the gold world still looking at New York in the belief that the world will follow that market an understanding of the interrelationship of the three global gold markets is becoming paramount!

Silver Market Morning: August-4-2017

The dollar is firmly in its bear market, but the media are calling for a rally as it is ‘oversold’. When it comes to a currency we do not see it moving like a share price. This applies to the dollar in particular. Hence we do not give too much weight to the Technical picture of the dollar, right now as we are seeing structural changes in the currency world.

Silver Morning: August-7-2017

In the euro there was only a small drop in the gold price. So where is the dollar going from now on? We don’t see the gold price falling in other currencies and indeed we are not convinced by the jobs report spurring wage inflation soon. The jobs being created are easily low, but on top of that the impact of technology on quality jobs is heavy. The failure of full employment to spur wages is a structural change that will not reverse.

Silver Morning: August-9-2017 -- about to break out?

We were around when the Cuba Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of World War 3. Today this is one country, North Korea, against the U.S. to begin with. But in 1952 when the Korean War raged it became China plus North Korea that took on the Allies. We see a potential restart to the war again [which never officially ended] and a major deterioration of U.S. - China relations if it does. China will not accept the elimination of North Korea! At the moment the markets are not discounting this likelihood. We may see China and Japan do so soon. In South Korea the atmosphere is moving towards fear quickly. Gold will benefit if war does break out as the war hurts financial markets the whole world over.

Silver Market Morning: August-10-2017 -- FOMC and North Korea

Members of the FOMC are talking to the media in very dovish manners. The evidence that inflation is falling has clearly disturbed them. After the 2015, 2016 steady building of inflation, it is falling back again. This implies that we will not see another rate hike in 2017. They still feel that a start to the Fed’s Balance Sheet tightening will be made. After all, it will be slight and the Fed believes it will have barely any impact on markets. While academically that may be true, psychologically it may be a mistake. The recovery remains vulnerable and fragile. Any hint of tightening may well cause a market reaction when they broach that subject with action.

Silver Market Morning: August-11-2017

With the gold price continuing to rise we are torn between New York’s exuberant paper gold trading and Shanghai’s solid gains on the back of physical trading. Today and next week become important days for the gold price. It is also the time when North Korea said they would fire a missile towards Guam!

Silver Market Morning: August-14-2017: Gold and silver consolidating ahead of tackling $1,300?

New York closed $7.00 higher than Shanghai’s close yesterday. Then today sees Shanghai lifting the gold price again. But London pulled it down $6 lower. London and Shanghai see the gold price differently with London being more volatile that Shanghai as you can see above. Shanghai still needs to take gold above $1,300 for the gold price to run higher.

Silver Boom Time?

Previously, I have shown how conditions in the financial markets are very similar to that of the early 80s (circa 1983). Basically, the Dow was at a start of a long-term rally around 1983, and silver just broke down and entered a long-term bear market.

August 14: Gold and Silver Fall as Dollar Climbs With Stocks

Gold fell $12.60 to $1278.70 in London before it bounced back higher throughout most of the morning in New York, but it then drifted back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.72%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.932 and ended with a loss of 0.23%.

Silver Market Morning: August-15-2017: Gold and silver consolidating as the dollar corrects higher?

New York closed $4.53 higher than Shanghai’s close yesterday. Then today sees Shanghai dropping the gold price just before London opened, which lead to London’s prices being lower as the dollar corrected higher, in its falling pattern. Shanghai is leading the way down, but following a stronger dollar as it adjusts to dollar gold prices.

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $14.30 to $1267.70 at about 9AM EST before it chopped back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.74%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.583 and ended with a loss of 2.46%.

Debt, Dollars, DOW, War, Silver and Shirts

Wars are costly, kill people and produce little. Governments like wars because they create demand for production of war materials. More production means a higher GDP (even if the concept means little). Politicians point to higher GDP and claim it is good. More production creates employment. Everyone wins, unless the bomb fell on you. Unless the drone targeted you. Unless you live on a fixed income and prices continue to rise. Unless you are a soldier and were injured or killed.

Silver Market Morning: August-16-2017: Gold and silver still consolidating as the dollar corrects higher!

New York closed $5.00 higher than Shanghai’s close yesterday. Then today sees Shanghai dropping the gold price once again just before London opened, which lead to London’s prices being lower for the same reason as yesterday, as the dollar continued higher, in its falling pattern.

August 16: Gold and Silver Reverse Morning Losses And End Higher

Gold dipped to $1267.60 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then jumped to as high as $1283.80 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.72%. Silver slipped to $16.634 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $17.112 in late trade and ended with a gain of 2.64%.

Silver Market Morning: August-17-2017: Gold and silver still moved robustly higher overnight as the dollar weakened!

All three global gold centers are reacting to the falling dollar today. What is of great interest is that the concept of Shanghai having a “premium” over London is just about dead. We are seeing a truly global gold price now, both ways. We have no doubt now that global gold prices are here to stay and that the impact of COMEX ‘paper’ gold prices has almost been removed as the significance of New York’s gold prices has diminished, in favour of the global gold price. This is a significant point in the evolution of the gold price!

August 17: Gold Gains While Stocks Drop Over 1%

Gold gained $8.10 to $1289.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1281.70 in late morning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.55%. Silver rose to $17.159 before it fell back to $16.977 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.23%.

Silver Market Morning: August-18-2017: Gold and silver moved robustly higher again as the dollar weakened!

The dollar is falling once more, but not precipitously. It will lead to higher gold prices if it continues. This is being reflected in today’s prices. There is strength to the rise in gold price that we had not seen before in the previous attacks on $1,300. The causes are solid too. These are; an overvaluation of the dollar, a resuscitation of U.S. demand for physical gold, a dearth of sellers of gold, Shanghai’s demand for gold remains strong as it does in London!

Silver Cycles and War Cycles

Wars are usually financed with debt – borrowed currency. The extra currency in circulation creates price inflation. Silver prices, along with most other commodities, rise due to currency devaluation. Silver is used in war materials and war production, so demand rises, which also causes prices to rise. Conclusion: We expect silver prices to rise at the beginning of new wars or the escalation of major and costly wars. There is little doubt that both World Wars and the Vietnam War were costly and important to the U.S. economy.

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