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Silver Investors See Palladium as the “Canary in the Coal Mine”

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The precious metals sector has just one standout performer this year, and that is palladium. Lately the market for that metal has gotten more than just hot. Developments there could have implications for the LBMA and the rickety fractional reserve system of inventory underpinning all of the physical precious metals markets.

Silver Eagles Soar

Silvercorp Announces Share Repurchase Program

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a Normal Course Issuer Bid to acquire up to 8,409,712, common shares, representing approximately 5% the 168,194,254 common shares issued and outstanding as of November 16, 2017.

The Precious Metals Bears' Fear of Fridays

In the last issue of Seasonal Insights I have shown that the gold price behaves quite peculiarly in the course of the trading week. On average, prices rise almost exclusively on Friday. It is as though investors in this market were mired in deep sleep for most of the week.

November 24: Gold and Silver Close with Modest Losses but Miners Gain on the Week

Gold jumped up to $1293.40 in holiday thinned trade yesterday before it drifted back to $1286.10 in London today, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.27%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.985 and ended with a loss of 0.64%.

SilverCrest Expands Babicanora High-Grade Footprint to One Kilometre

SilverCrest Metals Inc. (TSXV: SIL) (OTCQX: SVCMF) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce additional Phase II drill results for the Las Chispas Property (the "Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. Step-out drilling targeting extensions of the Babicanora Vein continues to intersect high-grade mineralization.

November 27: Gold and Silver Gain While Oil Falls

Gold gained $11.30 to as high as $1299.20 in morning New York trade before it drifted back lower in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $17.174 and ended with a gain of 0.12%.

Zinc One Extends Agreement on the Esquilache Project, Southern Peru with Nubian Resources

Zinc One Resources Inc. (TSXV: Z) (OTC Pink: ZZOF) (FSE: RH33) (Zinc One or the "Company") is pleased to report that Nubian Resources Ltd. (TSXV: NBR) has completed its due diligence to acquire the Esquilache silver-lead-zinc project from the Company. The Esquilache project, comprising the historical Esquilache underground lead-zinc mine and adjacent Virgen de Chapi prospect, is located in the Puno Department of southern Peru.

SilverCrest Continues to Intercept High-Grade Mineralization at Las Chispas Property, Extensions to Las Chispas and Giovanni Veins

SilverCrest Metals Inc. (TSXV: SIL) (OTCQX: SVCMF) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to release additional surface and underground drill results from its ongoing Phase II Exploration Program at the Las Chispas Property (the "Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. The surface and underground drill program is designed to define readily accessible high-grade areas in the historic underground workings in the Las Chispas Vein and further define the Giovanni Vein. The Company is currently exploring nine of the 19 known epithermal veins on the Property with efforts focused on four of these veins to be incorporated into SilverCrest's maiden resource estimate anticipated in Q1 2018.

November 28: Gold Dips and Silver Slips

Gold gained $2.70 to $1296.50 in London before it dropped back to $1290.90 in midmorning New York trade and then jumped back to $1297.30 in late morning action, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.786 and ended with a loss of 1.17%.

November 29: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2%

Gold gained $3.50 to $1296.60 in Asia before it slid back to $1282.10 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.62%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.517 and ended with a loss of 1.72%.

November 30: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $14.70 to $1270.40 in early afternoon 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 $16.314 and ended with a loss of 0.79%.

December 1: Gold Dips and Silver Slips on the Week

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and London before it drifted back to $1271.80 in midmorning New York trade and then shot up to $1289.00 at about 11:30AM EST, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.47%. Silver jumped between $16.244 and $16.547 and ended with a gain of 0.12%.

Silver’s Positive Fundamentals Due To Strong Demand In Key Growth Industries

– Increased efforts in green energy and advanced technology set to boosts silver’s demand – Four-year supply deficit set to increase due to fewer mine openings and discoveries – Bank manipulation may be why silver under performing – TD Securities and the Bank of Montreal expect silver to be best performing precious metal in 2018 – Growing industrial demand combined with monetary safe haven makes silver an excellent diversifier

December 4: Gold and Silver Fall With Tech Stocks

Gold fell $8.90 to $1271.80 in Asia before it chopped back higher in London and New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.34%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.245 and ended with a loss of 0.67%.

December 5: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks

Gold held near unchanged in Asia and London, but it then fell back off in early New York trade and ended not far from its late morning low of $1261.10 with a loss of 0.74%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.029 and with a loss of 1.35%.

December 6: Gold and Silver Edge Lower As Dollar Gains

Gold gained $2.30 to $1269.10 in Asia before it drifted back to $1262.70 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.916 and ended with a loss of 0.87%.

December 7: Gold and Silver Fall Again But Miners Hold

Gold fell throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session low of $1244.00 with a loss of 1.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.64 and with a loss of 1.56%.

December 8: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 3% and 4% on the Week

Gold edged up to $1249.60 in Asia before it dropped back to $1244.20 just after this morning’s jobs data was released, but it quickly popped back up to $1252.30 by midmorning and ended with a gain of 0.01%. Silver rose to as high as $15.894 and ended with a gain of 0.7%.

December 11: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Edge Higher

Gold edged up to $1251.50 in London, but it then fell back off for most of trade in New York and ended near its late session low of $1240.90 with a loss of 0.41%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.689 and ended with a loss of 0.76%.

December 12: Gold and Silver Trade Mixed With Stocks

Gold edged up to $1246.20 in Asia before it fell back to $1236.50 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver rose to as high as $15.815 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

December 13: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% and 2%

Gold fell $4.20 to $1240.20 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1256.80 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.87%. Silver surged to as high as $16.146 and ended with a gain of 2.03%.

Exploration Update: Golden Arrow’s Pescado Project

Golden Arrow Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: GAC, OTCQB: GARWF), has begun an $1-million US exploration program at its 100-percent owned Pescado Gold Project in San Juan province, Argentina. The province of San Juan hosts several world-class mines and deposits, including the Gualcamayo gold mine which is situated approximately 10 kilometres to the north of Pescado. Golden Arrow’s management were involved in the discovery of the Gualcamayo gold deposit. Golden Arrow hopes to repeat past success in a region where they have a continuity of knowledge.

December 14: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold gained $3.90 to $1259.10 in early Asian trade before it fell back to $1250.60 by midmorning in New York, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.829 and ended with a loss of 0.93%.

December 15: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold gained $8.90 to $1261.90 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1253.50 by late morning, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $16.08 and ended with a gain of 0.88%.

December 18: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold gained $7.90 to $1263.70 in late morning New York trade before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.44%. Silver rose to as high as $16.166 and ended with a gain of 0.5%.

December 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher While Stocks Dip

Gold gained $3.90 to $1265.20 in London before it chopped back down to $1259.30 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.07%. Silver rose to as high as $16.221 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

The Rhyme of the Ancient Speculator: Bullish Silver COT

In sum, this week's silver COT can only be viewed as a bullish event and one where only over the fullness of time can we be sure that this week's contrarian's-delight overweight net short position by the Large Spec masochists is a true "BUY SIGNAL" in the same vein as was the December 4, 2015 COT for gold. I will tell you this: In discussing the silver COT over the past twenty-four hours with fellow precious metals players, there is a degree of cynicism and disinterest larger than the reaction I was getting two long years and three short days ago for similar set-ups for gold.

March 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower but Miners Gain

Gold gained $5.80 to $1327.70 in Asia before it dropped back to $1317.40 by midafternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher in the last 2 hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver waffled between $16.597 and $16.36 and ended with a loss of 0.48%.

BREAKING: Hashgraph Public Launch? & Big News For Silver

In this combined update for precious metals and the crypto sector, Mike Maloney explains an event that he has never seen before - is it evidence that silver prices might finally be unshackled? Then some big news for those who have been asking about Hashgraph (featured in Hidden Secrets of Money Episode 8). The Hashgraph website has been changed to a countdown clock, indicating an announcement next week. Could this be the start of an open-source public ledger for this ground-breaking new technology?

March 6: Gold and Silver Gain 1% and 2%

Gold gained $18.90 to as high as $1338.50 in late morning New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 1.07%. Silver rose to as high as $16.858 and ended with a gain of 1.89%.

Silver Soared, So It’s Bullish, Right? Wrong.

It’s been only a couple of days since Thursday, when we closed our short positions and we have already seen a sizable rally in gold and silver. In fact, yesterday’s upswing was so significant that both precious metals already moved to the target areas that we featured on Monday, even though they were “scheduled” to move there at the end of the week. Is the top already in? Silver’s short-term outperformance definitely seems to suggest that it’s either in or at hand…

March 7: Gold and Silver Give Back Much of Yesterday’s Gains

Gold fell $10.90 to $1322.80 in early afternoon New York trade before it edged back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.64%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.437 and ended with a loss of 1.55%.

The COMEX Silver CoT

There's been a lot of talk these past few days about the "bullishness" of the latest Commitment of Traders Report for COMEX silver—and rightfully so. However, without some context, it's difficult to determine the degree to which the latest report is historic and unprecedented. Here's what we know: For the first time in nearly 15 years, the group called "Large Speculators" (hedge funds, trading funds, managed money, etc.) on the Commitment of Traders "Legacy" report is NET SHORT COMEX silver futures.

Silver to Gold Ratio

Silver prices move farther and faster than gold prices, both up and down. When long term rallies begin silver often lags gold as in early 2018. The current gold to silver ratio at eighty to one is high. Fifty-nine to one has been the average for 40 years. Prior to 1913 the average was about 15 to one.

March 8: Gold and Silver Chop Near Unchanged

Gold fell $6.10 to $1319.10 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.23%. Silver traded between $16.564 and $16.426 and ended unchanged on the day.

March 9: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

Gold fell $9.20 to $1312.90 at about 8:30AM EST before it rallied back to $1324.90 by midday and then drifted lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver chopped between $16.347 and $16.672 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

Silver Does it Again! Severe Consequences.

In the free analysis that we posted last Monday, we warned that Friday’s session was likely to be volatile and tricky. This seems to have indeed been the case for silver. The white metal declined early in the day only to rally almost 40 cents from the initial low. In our previous alert, we discussed the possibility of silver topping at about $16.65 and this level was reached. Is silver about to take a dive just like it did in late November 2017?

March 12: Gold and Silver Erase Early Losses To End Near Unchanged

Gold fell $9.10 to $1314.40 at about 8AM EST, but it then rallied back higher throughout most of trade in New York and ended with a gain of 0.015%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.438 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

March 13: Gold and Silver Gain But Miners Struggle With Stocks

Gold fell $6.60 to $1317.10 in Asia before it jumped up to $1327.50 in early New York trade and then dropped back down to $1318.70 by a little after 10AM EST, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1328.30 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver rose to as high as $16.652 and ended with a gain of 0.12%.

Are You Ready For The Next Rally In Silver?

In short, the three primary drivers of this rally will be continuing weakness in the U.S. dollar, generally rising commodity prices and the aforementioned Commitment of Traders structure that recently showed the Large Speculators in COMEX silver to be NET short for the first time in nearly 15 years. As you know by now, the COMEX silver "market" is very likely THE most manipulated in the world, given its relatively small size and the dominant, monopolistic positions held by a few major banks.

March 14: Gold and Silver Hold Steady While Stocks Drop Again

Gold gained $4.30 to $1330.10 in Asia before it fell back to $1321.60 in midmorning New York trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.045%. Silver sloshed between $16.654 and $16.501 and ended with a loss of 0.12%.

March 15: Gold and Silver Fall Nearly 1%

Gold edged up to $1327.90 in Asia before it dropped back to $1315.00 in midafternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.66%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.366 and ended with a loss of 0.97%.

Market Report: Snoozing Into Spring

On Comex, silver remains in deeply oversold territory, while gold is broadly neutral. Silver appears to be following the base metals, which have been drifting lower, while the dollar continues its consolidation of earlier falls. Consequently, the gold/silver ratio is up at over 80, a level that historically has been too high to sustain, as the next chart shows.

March 16: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold gained $5.20 to $1321.70 in London before it fell back to $1309.70 at about 11AM EST, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.22%. Silver waffled between $16.496 and 16.207 and ended with a loss of 0.37%.

March 19: Gold Gains While Stocks Drop

Gold dipped $6 to $1307.60 in Asia before it jumped up to $1319.60 in early afternoon New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.21 and ended unchanged on the day.

March 20: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold fell $9.60 to $1307.20 at about 10:30AM EST before it climbed back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.116 and ended with a loss of 0.80%.

JPMorgan's Domination of COMEX Silver

So it's easy to conclude that this massive hoard of silver is not customer silver in storage nor is it held in custody as a part of the SLV. Instead, this is very likely JPM's own silver, against which JPM can issue contracts as an alleged hedge. Just as selling call options against a large equity position can yield an investor additional income, we believe JPM sells futures against this physical position. This allows them to manage price and consistently create profits for their commodity trading desk.

March 21: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% After Fed

Gold saw decent gains in Asia and London and climbed $16.10 to as high as $1326.50 in late morning New York trade before it pared back to $1319.40 just after today’s fed statement was released, but it then rose to new session highs into the close and ended near its last-minute high of $1335.60 with a gain of 1.76%. Silver surged to as high as $16.636 and ended with a gain of 2.47%.

March 22: Gold and Silver Pare Yesterday’s Gains; Dow Drops 700+

Gold chopped between $1327.50 and $1333.80 in Asia before it fell to a new session low of $1324.80 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.35 and ended with a loss of 1.27%.

March 23: Gold and Silver Gain on the Week While Stocks Drop 6%

Gold climbed $21.90 to as high as $1350.20 by midmorning in New York before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 1.31%. Silver jumped up to $16.664 and ended with a gain of 0.85%.

Silver Speculators Go Short – Which Is Extremely Bullish

Friday’s commitment of traders (COT) report for gold and silver offered more of the same. Which is to say the gold futures action was boring and the silver action was strange and exciting. Starting with gold, the large speculators – who, remember, tend to be wrong at big turning points – got a little less optimistic, while commercials – who tend to be right at big turning points – did the opposite. But both groups are still in unfavorable territory, with the speculators too long and the commercials too short. Looked at in a vacuum this is not good short-term news for gold.