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It's Time to Get Serious about Silver

4 days 20 hours ago

Start laying in some physical gold and silver. There is compelling evidence that as the price reaches about $26, a major resistance point from years' past, "the public" – your friends and neighbors – will finally decide to join the crowd. With such a relatively small market you can be certain, assuming availability, both the price and the premiums will be much higher than they are today. So what's the point of waiting?

Gold Triangle Reality Check

November 5: Gold and Silver Dip with Dollar Before Election Day

Gold gained $1.30 to $1234.40 in Asia before it dropped back to $1227.00 in London and bounced back higher in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.21%. Silver chopped between $14.766 and $14.599 and ended with a loss of 0.75%.

November 6: Gold and Silver Continue Lower

Gold gained $5.40 to $1235.90 in London before it fell to as low as $1223.60 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.486 and ended with a loss of 0.82%.

November 7: Gold and Silver Erase Overnight Gains and Close Mixed

Gold gained $9.50 to $1235.90 in London, but it then dropped back to as low as $1225.40 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.01%. Silver rose to as high as $14.718 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.28%.

November 11: Gold and Silver Chop After Fed Statement

Gold dropped $6.10 to $1220.20 at about 8:45AM EST before it popped up to $1226.90 shortly after the fed’s statement, but it then chopped back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.385 and ended with a loss of 0.89%.

November 9: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% and 4% on the Week

Gold dropped $16.90 to $1207.00 by midday in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.14%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.108 and ended with a loss of 1.8%.

November 12: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks and Euro

Gold fell $5.90 to $1204.00 in Asia before it rebounded in London, but it then fell to a new session low of $1200.70 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.005 and ended with a loss of 1.13%.

November 13: Gold and Silver Hold Steady While Oil Slumps 7%

Gold saw decent gains in Asia before it dropped back to $1196.40 in London, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver slipped to as low as $13.956 and ended with a loss of 0.14%.

November 14: Gold and Silver Jump 1%

Gold traded mostly higher in Asia before it dropped back to $1197.80 in London, but it then shot back up in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1216.30 with a gain of 0.85%. Silver slipped to as low as $13.894 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $14.19 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.14%.

November 15: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold gained $4.30 to $1216.20 in Asia before it fell back to $1208.10 in London, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.12%. Silver rose to as high as $14.347 and ended with a gain of 0.99%.

November 16: Gold and Silver Gain Nearly 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold jumped up to $1225.30 in midmorning New York trade before it pared back into midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.71%. Silver rose to as high as $14.419 and ended with a gain of 0.84%.

November 19: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Drop

Gold fell $3.80 to $1218.10 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher in London and New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1225.20 with a gain of 0.11%. Silver chopped between $14.35 and $14.44 and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

November 20: Gold Holds Steady While Stocks Drop 2% More

Gold chopped near unchanged in Asia before it climbed up to $1228.70 in London and then dropped to a new session low of $1220.00 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.07%. Silver edged up to $14.489 before it dropped back to $14.23 and then also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%.

November 21: Gold and Silver Gain with Oil

Gold saw slight losses in early Asian trade, but it then rose to as high as $1230.10 by midmorning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver rose to as high as $14.554 and ended with a gain of 1.12%.

November 26: Gold and Silver Hold Steady While Stocks Bounce Back

Gold gained $5.20 to $1228.00 in Asia before it chopped back lower in London and New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver climbed up to $14.435 before it fell back to as low as $14.226 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

November 27: Gold and Silver Fall Nearly 1%

Gold edged up to $1225.20 by a little after 8AM EST before it fell back to $1212.00 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.61%. Silver chopped between $14.305 and $14.098 and ended with a loss of 0.77%.

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%.

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

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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.