• Gold: 1,458.24 -8.57
  • Silver: 16.82 -0.13
  • Euro: 1.106 0.001
  • USDX: 97.91 -0.09
  • Oil: 57.94 0.04

Admission of Conspiracy, Guilt and Collusion

2 weeks 5 days ago

Having long been a researcher of the gold and silver markets I have become familiar with the labels, “conspiracy theorist”, “gold bug”, “tin foil hat” and a host of others – less flattering. Over the years I have listened to a host mainstream economic commentators incredulously lament, “gold bugs actually believe that people meet – in rooms - and conspire to suppress the price of precious metals”. These same mainstream economic commentators frequently scoff, “if such activities were actually being undertaken, surely someone from “officialdom” would go rogue and out the perpetrators. They frequently cite the lack of such “outings” as concrete evidence that market manipulations on the part of or complicity with regulators as being “hearsay” or the product of delusionals. Well ladies and gentlemen; conspiracy theorists are deluded no more.

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April 26: Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Edge Lower While Stocks Gain

Gold fell $7.70 to $1315.40 by midday in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.42%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.425 and ended with a loss of 0.24%.

April 27: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 4% on the Week

Gold fell $1.90 to $1315.60 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1325.50 with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.564 and ended unchanged on the day.

April 30: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold fell $13.40 to $1310.20 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.67%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.198 and ended with a loss of 1.27%.

May 1: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold dropped $12.80 to $1301.90 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.73%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.052 and ended with a loss of 0.86%.

May 2: Gold Ends Slightly Lower While Silver Rises Over 1%

Gold gained $6.50 to $1311.60 in Asia before it dropped back to $1304.10 in midmorning New York trade and then jumped up to $1313.20 after the release of today’s fed statement, but it then sold back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver rose to as high as $16.511 and ended with a gain of 1.24%.

May 3: Gold and Silver Gain Before Jobs Day

Gold gained $13.50 to $1318.00 in London before it pared back in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver rose to as high as $16.583 and ended with a gain of 0.31%.

Market Report: FOMC Minutes Mark The Low

This week, gold and silver traded lower ahead of the FOMC minutes released on Wednesday. As widely expected, there was no change in the target for the Fed Funds Rate, which will probably be raised a quarter point in June. Yesterday, precious metals began to recover their poise, improving from the lows of earlier in the week.

May 4: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold dipped $2.90 to $1308.50 in Asia before it jumped up to $1315.20 after this morning’s jobs report and then quickly dropped back to $1308.20, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver chopped between $16.342 and $16.504 and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

May 7: Gold and Silver Hold Near Unchanged

Gold gained $4.80 to $1318.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1310.30 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver chopped between $16.568 and $16.404 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

May 8: Gold and Silver Close Slightly Higher

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell back to $1306.10 by a little after 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.01%. Silver rose to as high as $16.519 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

May 9: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $9.60 to $1304.80 in Asia before it climbed up to $1317.30 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.2%. Silver dropped down to $16.354 before it rallied back to $16.616 and then also fell back off again, but it still ended with a gain of 0.01%.

May 10: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold climbed $10.90 to $1322.70 by midmorning In New York before it pared back heading into midday, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.67%. Silver rose to as high as $16.75 and ended with a gain of 1.39%.

Market Report: Gold Still Underwritten At $1300

Gold and silver refuse to sink below their established lower consolidation levels, despite dollar strength. As can be seen in our headline chart, silver has enjoyed a decent bounce since 1 May, and gold has held firm at $1300, up 5% from the December low. Since last Friday, gold is up $8 in early European trade this morning (Friday) at $1323, having spiked down to as low as $1304 on Wednesday. Over the same time-scale, silver is up 23 cents on balance at $16.75.

May 11: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold gained $5.30 to $1325.90 at about 8AM EST before it drifted back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.13%. Silver rose to as high as $16.828 and ended with a loss of 0.3%.

May 14: Gold and Silver Fall as Dollar Reverses Higher

Gold gained $3.40 to $1322.30 in Asia before it chopped back to $1318.10 in early New York trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it then fell back off again into the close and ended with a loss of 0.41%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.499 and ended with a loss of 0.9%.

May 15: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1.5%

Gold fell $24.80 to $1288.70 by midafternoon in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.6%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.204 and ended with a loss of 1.45%.

May 16: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold gained $4.30 to $1296.80 in Asia before it dropped back to $1286.50 in London and then bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.16%. Silver edged up to $16.342 before it fell back to $16.187, but it then climbed to new session highs into the close and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

May 17: Gold and Silver Chop Near Unchanged

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it dropped back to $1285.40 in London and then rebounded in New York, but it ended with a gain of just 0.05%. Silver chopped between $16.325 and $16.489 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

May 18: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $4.90 to $1286.10 at about 9AM ET before it bounced back to $1292.90 in the next couple of hours of trade and then pared back to about unchanged by midday, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver dipped down to $16.361 before it rallied back to $16.466, but it then edged back lower in the final minutes of trade and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

Ira Epstein's Silver Report

On a close under 15.90, you might consider a purchase of a 14.00 Put. On a close over 16.25, consider a 19.00 Call. Once you enter, consider writing a further out of the money Put if you bought a Put or writing a further out of the money Call if you bought a Call. By doing so, you will cut down the amount of risk and cost of the original Put or Call while allowing participation via the breakout.

May 21: Gold and Silver Reverse Overnight Losses To End Higher

Gold fell $9.70 to $1282.00 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher throughout trade in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1292.90 with a gain of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $16.516 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

May 22: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold dipped $4.30 to $1287.90 in Asia before it edged up to $1296.00 by midmorning in New York and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver chopped between $16.448 and $16.665 and ended with a gain of 0.24%.

May 23: Gold Gains While Silver Slips

Gold dipped $2.70 to $1289.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1297.80 in London and then fell to a new session low of $1288.30 at about 9AM EST in New York, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.319 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.54%.

May 24: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold gained $13 to $1306.60 by midmorning In New York before it drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.83%. Silver rose to as high as $16.688 and ended with a gain of 1.28%.

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

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%.

SWOT Analysis: Gold Is Now 85 Times More Expensive Than Silver

The best performing metal this week was palladium, up 7.80 percent, scoring an eight-month high of $1,053.40 on Thursday, due to stockpiling by China, writes Kitco News. The World Gold Council reported this week that central banks added a net total of 193.3 tonnes of gold to their reserves in the first six months of 2018, representing an 8 percent increase from the same period in 2017 and the strongest first half of the year since 2015.

The Final Silver Sign

We’ve seen myriads of signs pointing to lower precious metals prices in the past months, weeks, and days. We even discussed how ridiculously similar the current situation is to what happened in 2013, right before the $200+ decline in gold. But the final bearish confirmation usually comes from the silver market and this time is no different.

September 28: Gold Dips While Silver Rises on the Week

Gold dropped $3.40 to $1180.90 in Asia, but it then jumped up to as high as $1193.60 by late morning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.62%. Silver surged to as high as $14.714 and ended with a gain of 2.52%.

The Silver Exclamation Mark

Rallying mining stocks? Forget about them. Silver is the new cool kid in the neighborhood. Having rallied by almost 50 cents in just one day, silver stole the spotlight and seems to be ready to move much higher… Or much lower. Does anyone still fall for silver’s fake rallies? Based on the size of the rally and the corresponding volume, it certainly seems to be the case.

October 1: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

Gold dropped $7.10 to $1184.60 in Asia before it to jumped up to $1192.10 in London and then fell back off into midmorning in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.379 and ended with a loss of 0.89%.

Silver: Canary In An Inflationary Coal Mine

Inflation enthusiasts should consider adding some silver bullion to their investing “repertoire”. On this gold versus silver ratio chart the 75 area and higher has been a great place to sell gold and buy silver and the 50 area has been an equally great time to sell silver and buy gold. Significant wealth can be accumulated with this strategy. What’s particularly exciting now is that some major bank analysts are recommending this trade.

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1%

Gold saw modest gains in Asia before it dipped back to $1189.20 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1208.30 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 1.14%. Silver rose to as high as $14.908 and ended with a gain of 1.24%.

October 3: Gold and Silver Edge Back Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and chopped near unchanged in London before it dropped down to $1197.00 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.39%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.622 and ended with a loss of 0.14%.

October 4: Gold and Silver Close Mixed

Gold saw slight losses in Asia and held near unchanged in London before it climbed to as high as $1206.70 by late morning in New York and then fell back to $1197.10 by midafternoon, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.07%. Silver rose to as high as $14.765 and ended with a loss of 0.48%.

October 5: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar and Oil on the Week While Stocks and Bonds Fall

Gold dipped $2 to $1197.30 in Asia before it climbed up to $1205.80 at about 10AM EST and then drifted back lower into midday, but it then edged back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver chopped between $14.516 and $14.712 and ended with a gain of 0.34%.

"Wages are rising." - Special guest Rick Rule on the US job market - Weekly Wrap-Up

"My gut feeling is, that the bond market is telling us a couple of things: that there is enough liquidity in the system that markets can take higher interest rates. The fed is not as concerned about letting interest rates rise as they would have been 2 years ago. I think the second thing is that savers are beginning to demand higher yields because they do see pressure on the dollar."

October 8: Gold and Silver Fall but Miners Bounce Back to Gains

Gold fell $19.40 to $1183.70 by late morning in New York before it bounced back higher in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.269 and ended with a loss of 1.64%.

October 9: Gold and Silver Edge Higher

Gold edged up to $1191.80 in Asia before it dropped back to $1183.50 at about 9:45AM EST, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver sloshed between $14.436 and $14.269 and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

October 10: Gold and Miners Gain While Stocks Plummet

Gold dipped $4.60 to $1185.50 at about 8:30AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended near its last-minute high of $1193.60 with a gain of 0.25%. Silver dipped to $14.247 before it also bounced back into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%.

October 11: Gold and Silver Jump 2% Higher While Stocks Fall Further

Gold held near unchanged for most of the day in Asia, but it then began a steady advance in London, accelerated higher in New York, and ended near its late session high of $1226.10 with a gain of 2.48%. Silver surged to as high as $14.621 and ended with a gain of 1.75%.

October 12: Gold Gains Over 1% on the Week While Stocks Drop 4%

Gold dipped $6.80 to $1215.90 in Asia before it climbed up to $1223.30 in London and then drifted back lower in morning New York trade, but it ended with a loss of just 0.38%. Silver chopped between $14.525 and $14.702 and ended with a gain of 0.41%.

October 15: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Drop Again

Gold gained $15.30 to $1233.30 in Asia before it chopped back lower in London and New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.61%. Silver rose to as high as $14.773 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

October 16: Gold and Silver Close Slightly Lower

Gold gained $7 to $1232.40 at about 9:30AM EST, but it then drifted back lower for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $14.845 and ended with a loss of 0.2%.

October 17: Gold and Silver Edge Lower Again

Gold dipped $4.20 to $1220.70 in Asia before it climbed up to $1229.50 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.09%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.597 and ended with a loss of 0.2%.

October 18: Gold Gains While Stocks Fall Markedly

Gold dipped $5.10 to $1218.70 in Asia, but it then chopped back higher in London and New York and ended not far from its early afternoon high of $1230.10 with a gain of 0.11%. Silver slipped to $14.455 before it climbed to as high as $14.651 by late morning in New York, but it then drifted back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

October 19: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

Gold dropped $1.90 to $1223.20 in Asia before it climbed up to $1230.50 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.11%. Silver dipped to $14.559 before it rose to as high as $14.715 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.41%.

October 22: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it drifted down to $1220.50 by midmorning in New York and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.519 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

October 23: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Shake

Gold gained $16.70 to $1239.50 just after 8AM EST before it chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to as high as $14.806 and ended with a gain of 1.1%.

October 24: Gold Gains While Stocks Plummet

Gold gained $3.20 to $1233.30 in Asia before it dropped back to $1225.70 by a little after 8AM EST and then bounced back to gains by midmorning in New York ahead of a fall back to $1227.40 by early afternoon, but it then jumped higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.653 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

October 25: Gold and Silver Dip While Stocks Bounce Back

Gold gained $6.50 to $1239.10 in Asia before it dropped back to $1230.40 at about 4AM EST and then bounced back to gains in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.19%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.605 and ended with a loss of 0.34%.