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Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #7 – Another Round of Suspended Mining Operations

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The Mexican federal government has mandated that all non-essential businesses, including mining, temporarily suspend operations until April 30 due to the COVID-19 virus. This will impact a number of operations (especially silver), although those with heap leach operations will continue, albeit at lower production rates. This could have material impacts (should the shutdown extend beyond end of April) on those companies without weaker balance sheets. As a result of this, a large number of companies will be coming out with announcements regarding this mandated suspension. Companies not discussed further below but have put out a news release regarding suspensions of mining activities include: Gold Resource Corp (Oaxaca mining unit), Endeavour Silver (all operations), Pan-American Silver (Dolores and La Colorada), Newmont (Penasquito), Torex (ELG complex), Great Panther (Guanajuato mine complex, Topia), First Majestic (La Encantada, Santa Elena, San Dimas), Americas Gold and Silver (Cosala operations), and Excellon (La Platosa).

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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%.

June 4: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged in Mixed Trade

Gold dipped $2.70 to $1290.40 in Asia before it rallied up to $1297.70 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver chopped between $16.37 and $16.542 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

June 5: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Dips

Gold gained $8.70 to as high as $1300.50 in early afternoon New York trade before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver rose to as high as $16.53 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

June 6: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold chopped between $1299.40 and $1294.20 in Asia and London before it climbed to a new session high of $1301.60 by a little after 10AM EST and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver rose to as high as $16.73 and ended with a gain of 1.15%.

June 7: Gold and Silver Hold Near Unchanged

Gold gained $6 to $1303.10 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to $1294.90 by midmorning, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.015%. Silver rose to as high as $16.894 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

June 8: Gold Gains and Silver Rises Over 2% on the Week

Gold dipped to $1294.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1300.50 in London and then drifted in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.12%. Silver chopped between $16.622 and $16.822 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

SWOT Analysis: Silver Outperforms Gold with Five Straight Days of Gains

The best performing metal this week was silver, up 2.24 percent. A majority of gold traders were either bullish or neutral on bullion this week after being mostly bullish last week due to political uncertainty in Europe, according to the weekly Bloomberg survey. India saw a third straight session of high gold prices due to continued buying by local jewelers with prices hovering around $1,300 internationally.

June 11: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Oil

Gold gained $2.60 to $1301.10 in Asia before it fell back to $1294.20 in London, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1302.10 by late morning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.15%. Silver chopped between $16.748 and $16.939 and ended with a gain of 1.01%.

June 12: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold dipped $7.20 to $1293.20 in early New York trade before it bounced back to $1299.60 by late morning, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.734 before it rallied back to $16.946, but it then chopped back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

June 13: Gold and Silver Close Higher After Mixed Fed Reaction

Gold dipped $3.50 to $1292.60 in Asia before it bounced back to $1299.00 by late morning in New York and then fell back to $1292.90 after today’s fed statement, but it then shot up to a new session high of $1301.00 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 0.31%. Silver climbed up to $16.992 before it also dropped in early afternoon trade, but it then jumped to a new session high of $17.106 and ended with a gain of 1.25%.

June 14: Gold and Silver Gain with Dollar While Euro Plummets

Gold gained $9.10 to $1309.20 at about 8:30AM EST before it chopped back lower for most of the rest of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver rose to as high as $17.305 and ended with a gain of 0.70%.

June 15: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% on the Week

Gold fell $27.40 to as low as $1275.40 at about 1:30PM EST before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.71%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.455 and ended with a loss of 3.49%.

June 18: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

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%.

November 28: Gold and Silver Jump on Powell Remarks

Gold dropped back to $1211.20 by a little after 9AM EST before it jumped up to $1226.30 in early afternoon trade and then pared back into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.43%. Silver dipped to $14.119 in Asia before it rose to as high as $14.389 in New York and then also fell back off a bit, but it still ended with a gain of 1.2%.

November 29: Gold Gains Ahead of G20

Gold gained $8.70 to $1228.90 by late morning in New York before it drifted lower in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver chopped near unchanged and ended with a loss of 0.07%.

November 30: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold fell $7.20 to $1216.70 by midmorning in New York, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.052 before it also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 0.91%.

Golden Arrow Reports Commercial Production Declared at the Chinchillas Mine

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: GAC, OTCQB: GARWF), "Golden Arrow" or the "Company" is pleased to announce that the Company's joint venture partner in Puna Operations Inc., ("Puna") has declared commercial production at the Chinchillas silver-zinc-lead mine as of December 1 st 2018.

December 3: Gold and Silver Rise Roughly 1%

Gold gained $13.10 to $1234.80 by late morning in New York before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.74%. Silver rose to as high as $14.555 and ended with a gain of 1.41%.

December 4: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1% While Stocks Drop Over 3%

Gold gained $11 to $1241.80 by a little after 9AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to as high as $14.663 and ended with a gain of 1.04%.

December 6: Gold and Silver Hold Steady While Stocks Remain Volatile

Gold chopped near unchanged in low volume trade yesterday before it fell back to $1234.90 in Asia today and then climbed up to a new session high of $1244.30 by midmorning in New York, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.01% from Tuesday’s close. Silver slipped to as low as $14.351 and ended with a loss of 0.28%.

December 7: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 3% on the Week While Stocks Drop Nearly 5%

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and London, but it then accelerated higher in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1250 with a gain of 0.82%. Silver rose to as high as $14.645 and ended with a gain of 1.04%.

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

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.

December 10: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell back to $1243.50 by a little after 8AM EST and then bounced back higher in morning New York trade, but it then fell back off again into the close and with a loss of 0.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.478 and ended with a loss of 0.75%.

December 11: Gold and Silver Close Mixed with Stocks

Gold gained $5.20 to $1249.50 in London before it chopped back down to $1241.10 by midafternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver rose to as high as $14.719 before it dropped back to $14.516, but it then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.21%.

Is the Buyer’s Market for Silver Coming to an End?

Few markets are as depressed – and, as many analysts argue, suppressed – as silver. Prices for the white metal continue to languish in a low-level trading range amidst lackluster demand. The upshot for investors is that they can now obtain silver bullion at both a low spot price and a low premium above spot. How long this buyer’s market will is unknowable last. But given silver’s manic-depressive personality, prices could launch explosively higher at any time.

December 12: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold chopped up to $1247.10 at about 1PM EST before it fell back off into midafternoon, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to as high as $14.794 and ended with a gain of 1.31%.

December 13: Gold and Silver Trade Mixed with Stocks

Gold held near unchanged in Asia before it dipped to $1240.30 in early New York trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.24%. Silver chopped between $14.805 and $14.684 and ended with a gain of 0.2%.

December 14: Gold and Silver Fall Less Than 1% on the Week

Gold fell $9.90 to $1233.00 by a little after 9:30AM EST before it climbed back towards unchanged by midday, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.37%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.493 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.

December 17: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Stocks Drop Over 2%

Gold saw slight losses in Asia, but it then climbed steadily higher in London and New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1248.10 with a gain of 0.65%. Silver rose to as high as $14.70 and ended with a gain of 0.62%.

December 18: Gold Gains While Stocks Struggle Higher

Gold erased early Asian gains and dipped to $1245.10 at about 2AM EST before it rallied up to $1250.30 in London and then fell to see slight losses by midmorning in New York, but it then climbed back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver chopped between $14.721 and $14.613 and ended with a loss of 0.2%.

December 19: Gold and Silver Fall After Fed Tightens

Gold edged up to $1251.40 in Asia before it dropped back to $1246.80 in London and then jumped up to $1258.00 at about 10:30AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1241.90 after today’s fed announcement and ended with a loss of 0.58%. Silver rose to as high as $14.821 before it fell back to $14.55, but it ended with a loss of just 0.41%.

December 20: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop Nearly 2%

Gold gained $24.30 to a new 5-month high at $1266.30 by early afternoon in New York before it chopped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 1.53%. Silver rose to as high as $14.841 and ended with a gain of 1.3%.

December 21: Gold and Silver Gain on the Week While Stocks Fall the Most in 10 Years

Gold edged up to $1262.60 in Asia before it dropped back to $1256.20 in London and then bounced back above unchanged in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.44%. Silver chopped between $14.777 and $14.606 and ended with a loss of 1.02%.

December 24: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop Almost 3%

Gold gained nearly $10 in Asia before it halved its gains in London, but it then rose to new 6-month highs in New York and ended with a gain of 1.08%. Silver climbed to as high as $14.776 and ended with a gain of 1.03%.

December 26: Gold and Silver Closed Mixed While Stocks Rebound

Gold gained $10 to a new 6-month high at $1279.00 by late morning in New York before it sold off in afternoon trade, but it ended with a loss of just 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $15.17 and ended with a gain of 1.76%.

December 27: Gold and Silver Hold 1% Gains in Face of Stocks Reversal

Gold gained $12.70 to $1278.90 in early afternoon New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver rose to as high as $15.267 and ended with a gain of 1.33%.

December 28: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% and 5% on the Week

Gold gained $7.10 to $1282.00 in Asia before it pared back in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.4%. Silver rose to as high as $15.389 and ended with a gain of 0.92%.

December 31: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold gained $4.10 to $1284.10 in London before it dipped back under unchanged a few times in New York, but it ultimately bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.17%. Silver rose to as high as $15.51 and ended with a gain of 0.65%.

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