• Gold: 1,469.07 2.26
  • Silver: 16.99 0.05
  • Euro: 1.105 0.000
  • USDX: 98 -0.148
  • Oil: 57.9 1.01

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.

Silver Market Update

Gold And Silver Seasonal Trends

Where Is Silver Going?

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%.

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%.

October 26: Gold and Silver Gain on the Week While Stocks Drop Nearly 4%

Gold gained $8.30 to $1238.60 in Asia before it dropped back towards unchanged in London, but it then shot up to as high as $1243.40 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver waffled between $14.734 and $14.576 in Asia and London, but it then rose to as high as $14.766 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

October 29: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks

Gold dropped $6.30 to $1227.70 in London and spiked down to $1224.50 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.417 before it also bounced higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.7%.

October 30: Gold Dips While Silver Gains

Gold dropped $9.10 to $1220.00 in London before it chopped back higher in early New York trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.45%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.375 in London, but it then climbed back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.21%.

October 31: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% While Stocks Bounce Back Further

Gold fell $11.50 to $1212.10 by midmorning in New York before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.55%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.249 and ended with a loss of 1.38%.

November 1: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 3%

Gold climbed steadily higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its midafternoon New York high of $1237.40 with a gain of 1.34%. Silver surged to as high as $14.818 and ended with a gain of 3.22%.

Trade the Gold to Silver Ratio

Buy gold for insurance against fiscal and monetary predations of central bankers, commercial banking and government. Yes – certainly! Buy silver for insurance, profit and beautiful coins. Yes! Buy both to own real money that has no counter-party risk.

Assay Results 'Give a Sense of the Tremendous Scope' of Bolivia Project

We are barely into the third month of the year, but New Pacific Metals Corp. (NUAG:TSX.V; NUPMF:OTCQX) has been moving nonstop, announcing major land expansion news and off-the-charts drill results. In January, the company announced a major land expansion of its Silver Sand project in Bolivia though an agreement with Corporación Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) granting New Pacific the right to carry out exploration, mining and production on lands adjoining Silver Sand. The Mining Production Contract (MPC) is for a total of 56.9 square kilometers, a many-fold increase from the original 3 square kilometer Silver Sand land package.

Silver, not gold, is the portfolio insurance to buy now

"Precious metals resemble insurance. We pay premiums before disaster strikes, hoping that we won’t need to make a claim. A small investment in silver and gold, less than 5% of a portfolio, serves the same purpose. We should buy insurance when the premiums are low and keep the coverage. Just let the protection sit there so you can sleep well at night. The ageless storehouses of gold and silver work when nothing else does, like during the Great Recession. Both precious metals are excellent investments to hedge against unforeseen risks. Silver makes sense because it is cheaper, rises faster than gold when disaster strikes, and is easily divisible into small coins, just in case you need to buy a loaf of bread or an iPhone and paper currency doesn’t work. Gold also belongs in a portfolio, because a small amount goes a long way in settling obligations. But right now silver is a much better bargain. It has declined by more than 65% from its 2011 peak while gold is off by about 30%. Portfolio insurance is cheap today. If you own silver, hold on. If not, buy it."

Bolivia Proving its Metal with New Pacific (TSX-V: NUAG) Drill Results and Partnership; A Frontier Opportunity for Investors and a Nation

The company has a cash position of $35,212,000 CAD, no debt, and has planned a further 55,000 meters of drilling to complete on the Silver Sand property. If the last batch results indicate anything, there is more good news to come. Despite its past, Bolivia presents significant opportunities for discovery and investors that have deep industry experience. The world is watching and Silver Sand could be Bolivia’s next silver mine. New Pacific Metals Corp. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “NUAG” and “NUPMF” in the U.S on the OTC market.

Kootenay Reports Positive Metallurgical Results from Cervantes Gold Project, Sonora, Mexico - under Option to Aztec Minerals

The Cervantes Property is held under an earn-in option to agreement whereby Aztec Minerals can acquire up to 100% interest in the property in two stages, with Kootenay retaining a 2.5 % NSR and receiving a payment of US$5.00 per ounce or gold equivalent based on a NI 43-101 Resource Estimate. See Kootenay news release dated October 13, 2015.

Palladium Pandemonium May Portend a Silver Mania Ahead

Unlike platinum and palladium, silver has a long history of use as money. Even though silver is no longer minted into coins meant for circulation, it is still sought after by investors in coins and other forms for wealth preservation, inflation protection, and possible future use in barter or trade. Like platinum, silver looks extremely cheap when measured against palladium. Over the past three years while palladium has tripled in price, platinum has actually lost a few dollars. Silver is essentially unchanged over that period. Silver is so cheap at under $15.50/oz. that even if it goes on to follow in palladium’s footsteps and triples in value, it will still sit below its former all-time high of $49.50/oz.! What other asset class offers the opportunity to triple your money as a warm-up before prices break to new highs? Not stocks. Not bonds. Not real estate.

Technical Scoop: March-17-2019 -- Silver

As we noted, silver slipped a small 0.2% this past week. Silver appears to be in a nice bull channel. We will see if it can hold that channel even as gold might move lower. A breakdown under $15 would change that scenario and silver could fall to the $14.60 range. Technically, it made what could be seen as a double top at $16.20 and $16.19. If so, the breakdown under $15.44 suggested the potential to fall to $14.45. Currently the low is $14.98, but if that goes then $14.45 becomes a possibility. Only new highs would break this mildly bearish scenario. However, in the interim silver should follow gold higher, at least for the short term. New highs above $15.55 could suggest a move towards $16 once again but a more likely target zone is between $15.70 and $15.80.

Precious Metals Video Update: All eyes on FOMC today

FOMC today - Fed dot plot will be a focus. Silver and gold stocks need to be careful here, can turn bearish.. Copper options at an all-time record:

Silver Demand in India Set for 4-Year High on Farm Cash Payout

Silver will see a resurgence in demand this year from rural Indians spending cash handouts from the government designed to aid local economies ahead of the general election, according to Metals Focus Ltd.

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold-Silver ratio is starting to favor silver

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold is not overbought. Silver - lower lows, lower highs.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver remains above its 18-DMA

Silver market is similar to gold - lower highs and lower lows. For two weeks in a row, silver above its 18-DMA. (video update).

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver has not yet turned that corner..

Silver has not yet turned that corner (video technical update)

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver hits lower bollinger band support

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver hits lower bollinger band support, important support area and oversold.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver in a downtrend but..

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver in a downtrend (video update)

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver oversold, trend is down

Silver oversold, trend is down.

Get on the Ira Silver Train

For more modest IRAs you may want to consider Gold Star Trust. Simply set up an account on line and then roll over some or all of your funds into the new account. Gold Start Trust was formerly American Church Trust and specialized in Church bonds. I have been associated with them for almost 20 years. After you account is funded simply call your favorite precious metals dealer (yours truly for one) and you can purchase precious metals for your IRA. The metals have to be held in a 3rd party depository which is where Gold Star Trust comes into play. Your metals dealer ships the precious metals to Gold Star and they pay directly from your IRA account. There are a few restrictions on allowed metals but most popular forms of precious metals are allowed in the IRA. Storage costs are reasonable.

Behind Closed Doors

A fog lifted from the silver market last week and we could see things clearly that we had only guessed at. A former commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Bart Chilton, sat for an interview with blogger Chris Marcus to discuss silver market shenanigans. Mr. Chilton was a commissioner from 2007 to 2014. The interview got interesting when he began to discuss the failure of Bear Stearns in 2008. They held a large short position in silver along with JPMorgan who took over Bear Stearns’ short position at the time.

Kootenay Reports Sampling Results and Discovery of New Vein at High-grade Copalito Silver-gold Project, Mexico

Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce sampling results from the Company’s most recent mapping and surface sampling program (the “Program”) conducted on outcropping veins at the Copalito Project (“Copalito” or “Property”) located in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico. Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald stated. “This is one of two projects we acquired over the last year with the potential for the discovery of high-grade vein hosted deposits. Vein widths, strike extents and grades encountered to date along with lack of any previous drilling indicate excellent potential for resource discovery. We will continue to advance Copalito to the drill stage while at the same time preparing for the first drill program on the Columba silver project the second of the two new projects.”

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver oversold down into a support area

Silver oversold down into a support area - video update.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver pointing to $14.55 support

Precious metals technical video update

World’s Largest Primary Silver Miner Production Plunges

Silver production at the world’s largest producer fell significantly in the first quarter of the year. Fresnillo PLC reported a decrease in silver production in Q1 2019 versus the same period last year, due to lower ore grades and reduced volumes of processed ore at its Fresnillo Mine. Furthermore, while silver production fell the most at its Fresnillo Mine, the company also experienced declines at its Saucito and San Julian Mines. Total silver production at Fresnillo PLC dropped by 15% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter in 2018.

Bart Chilton, former CFTC commissioner, dead at 58

The former U.S. CFTC commissioner was known for calling for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies and derivatives.