• Gold: 1,301.33 1.22
  • Silver: 16.47 -0.02
  • Euro: 1.165 -0.001
  • USDX: 94.188 0.279
  • Oil: 67.69 -3.01

May 25: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

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Gold chopped up to $1307.80 at about 9AM EST before it drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.31%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.489 and ended with a loss of 0.36%.

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Mexico's Silver Mines Shine

April 11: Gold and Silver Gain Nearly 2% While Stocks and Dollar Drop

Gold saw only slight gains in Asia and London, but it then rallied higher throughout most of trade in New York and ended near its midafternoon high of $1275.10 with a gain of 1.46%. Silver rose to as high as $18.318 and ended with a gain of 1.9%.

April 12: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Dollar Drops on Trump Talk

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and London and jumped up to $1277.90 by a little before 8:30AM EST before it dropped back to $1272.40 in the next hour of trade, but it then shot back higher into the close and ended near its late session high of $1283.60 with a gain of 0.7%. Silver rose to as high as $18.439 and ended with a gain of 0.82%.

Silver Market Morning: April 13 2017 - Gold breaks up to new higher resistance just below $1,300!

If the gold price can climb above $1,290 all vestiges of overhead resistance will have evaporated. Yes, the $1,300 level to $1,320 area may well cause a pause in the climb of the gold price for a short while, but essentially the mood for gold and silver will have changed to the upside, it seems. There was no physical buying into the U.S. based gold ETFs yesterday. Despite this the gold price jumped through overhead resistance to current levels.

April 13: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 3% on the Week

Gold gained $7 to $1288.50 in London before it dropped back to $1281.90 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.47%. Silver climbed to $18.602 before it dropped back to $18.417, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

April 17: Gold and Silver Reverse Early Gains To End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped $7.90 to $1295.40 at the open of trade in Asia before it pared back to $1285.80 in London and then bounced back to $1292.70 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.29%. Silver rose to as high as $18.652 and ended with a loss of 0.59%.

April 18: Gold Rebounds From Midsession Drop To End Higher

Gold edged up to $1287.30 in London before it spiked down to $1279.40 at about 10AM EST, but it then rose to a new session high of $1292.30 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.091 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%.

April 19: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold dropped $14.60 to $1275.50 in midmorning New York trade before it edged back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.84%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.099 and ended with a loss of 0.98%.

April 20: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Rise On Tax Cut Talk

Gold chopped up to $1283.20 in late morning New York trade before it dropped back to $1276.70 in early afternoon action, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.879 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.72%.

Silver Market Morning: April 21 2017 - Gold consolidating below $1,300!

All three global gold markets are in line with each other. At this moment in time, we don’t see that the three are leading or following each other, but the closeness of prices tells us that arbitrageurs are doing a very professional job of smoothing out the gold markets across the world. New York closed $1.44 below Shanghai’s closing yesterday and today. London opened at a $1.46 discount to Shanghai in line with New York. This is the closest we have ever seen them.

April 21: Gold and Silver See Modest Losses on the Week

Gold gained $6.10 to $1287.30 in early afternoon New York trade before it chopped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.814 and ended with a loss of 0.28%.

April 24: Gold and Silver End Well Off Their Lows

Gold dove down to $1266.10 at the open of trade last night before it bounced back above $1275 in Asia and then fell back to $1267.50 at about 8:15AM EST, but it then chopped its way back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.68%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.734 and ended with a loss of just 0.22%.

April 25: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2%

Gold fell $14.10 to $1262.00 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.96%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.566 and ended with a loss of 1.62%.

April 26: Gold Gains While Silver Slips

Gold waffled between $1266.40 and $1261.40 in Asia and London before it jumped up to $1266.80 in late morning New York trade and then pared back to $1260.40 in the next couple of hours, but it then jumped to a new session high of $1270.40 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 0.45%. Silver slipped to $17.33 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.79%.

April 27: Gold and Silver Fall With Oil

Gold fell $8.20 to $1261.30 at about 10AM EST before it rallied back higher in the next couple of hours of trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.35%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.262 and ended with a loss of 1.09%.

Silver Standard Resources Acquires Interest in AbraPlata

Huayra is engaged in exploration and development activities in Argentina and owns the Diablillos gold-silver project. The advancement of the Diablillos project, together with the M-18 project, is part of an agreement the company reached with Silver Standard Resources last September. Following the agreement, Silver Standard acquired a 19.9% equity stake in Huayra, a net smelter return royalty of 1% on the Diablillos and M-18's production. The company also appointed W. John DeCooman, its vice president of business development and strategy, to Huayra’s board of directors.

April 28: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% and 4% on the Week

Gold gained $3.40 to $1268.40 at about 8AM EST before it fell back to $1264.50 in the next 90 minutes of trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver edged up to $17.423 before it dropped to $17.165 and then also climbed back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.46%.

Golden Arrow Forming Team for Joint Venture

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GRG)(GAC.F)(GARWF) ("Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is establishing a production work committee which will include the very experienced mining engineer Mr. Alf Hills, who will monitor the production procedure to comply with the joint venture agreement conditions, corporate management responsibilities and governance.

May 1: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2%

Gold fell $6.70 to $1261.70 in Asia before it jumped back to unchanged at $1268.40 after this morning’s economic data was released, but it then fell to a new session low of $1254.30 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.88%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.806 and ended with a loss of 1.92%.

Silver Market Morning: May 02 2017 - Gold is consolidating!

Many may think the gold price reflects demand and supply of physical gold. It doesn’t. It primarily reflects marginal supply and demand, speculative activity and the assumptions of the main dealers as to where the market is going. The physical demand and supply of gold is mainly directly contracted between physical buyers and sellers, with the contract price, primarily the London pm price setting, but for a growing number of market professionals the Shanghai gold Fix is being used by both parties to the contract. In other words the trading in physical gold, in the case of around 95%+ of such buyers and sellers, does not influence the gold price.

Golden Arrow Samples 281 g/t Silver, 0.5% Lead over 3.35 metres from New Target at Antofalla Silver-Gold-Base Metal Project

The 8,760 hectare Antofalla project has strong geologic similarities to the Company's flagship Chinchillas silver project, which has a positive pre-feasibility study for development (see news release dated March 31, 2017). Antofalla's 4 kilometre by 5 kilometre volcanic dome complex and alteration zone hosts several areas of known mineralization, but was underexplored by previous operators. Since initiating the program at Antofalla the geological team has undertaken systematic grassroots exploration throughout the property, including mapping, chip and channel sampling, and soil sampling on a 100 metre grid spacing over an area of 6.5 by 3 kilometres.

May 2: Gold and Silver End Barely Lower Before Fed Day

Gold fell $5.20 to $1252.00 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.789 and ended with a loss of 0.36%.

Silver Bullion On Sale After 10.6% Fall In Two Weeks

Precious metals continue to weaken, especially silver which has declined eleven consecutive days and is now down over 10.6%. The sell off is again almost solely a result of futures market participants pushing or manipulating prices lower – depending on your view – despite no bearish silver or wider market developments or news that could be construed as bearish for silver.

May 3: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% and 2%

Gold dropped $10.70 to $1246.20 at about 10:30AM EST before it bounced back higher around the release of today’s fed announcement, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 1.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.465 and ended with a loss of 2.14%.

May 4: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% More

Gold fell $13.70 to $1225.80 in midmorning New York trade before it bounce back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.9%. Sliver slipped to as low as $16.228 and ended with a loss of 0.97%.

May 5: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 3% and 5% on the Week

Gold gained $7.20 to $1235.50 at about 6AM EST before it fell back to $1226.20 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in the last few hours of the day and ended with a gain of 0.08%. Silver rose to as high as $16.516 before it fell back $16.226, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

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.