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Admission of Conspiracy, Guilt and Collusion

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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.

New Pacific Reports High Recovery of Silver Achieved for Sulphides and Transitional Mineralized Materials from Silver Sand, Bolivia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – February 7, 2019 – New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V:NUAG) (OTCQX:NUPMF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the preliminary results of the first metallurgical test work for its Silver Sand project in Potosi, Bolivia. Metallurgical sampling and test work commenced in September 2018 – the flotation recovery and bottle roll leaching test works for the transition and sulphide mineralized materials have been completed and test work on the oxides is under way. All tests, including column leaching test works, are expected to be completed by the end of April 2019. Positive recovery results have been achieved in the extraction of silver by the processes of flotation and direct cyanidation from the initial metallurgical test work.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

New Pacific Reports First Results from 2019 Drill Program at Silver Sand, Bolivia – Continuing intersecting wide silver mineralization near surface including 169 g/t silver over 144.2m

The 2019 drilling program at Silver Sand commenced in late April and is expected continue throughout rest of the year. These first eight holes were part of the infill drilling program to bring drill hole density to approximately 25 metre by 25 metre spacing and to produce a mineral resource estimate in accordance with NI 43-101 at the end of 2019. These holes were approximately oriented at azimuths of 60 degrees and dips of -45 degrees. These first eight infill holes have intercepted significant silver mineralization similar to those reported from the 2018 drilling program, and adequately confirms the continuity of mineralization within the drilled extents.

New Pacific Reports Continued Exploration Success at Silver Sand Including Wide Mineralization Intercept of 104.5 metres grading 183 grams per tonne Silver

New Pacific is a Canadian exploration and development company which owns the Silver Sand Project in Potosí Department, Bolivia and the Tagish Lake gold project in Yukon, Canada. New Pacific has Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX/NYSE American: SVM) and Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX/NASDAQ: PAAS) as its 28% and 16.8% shareholders.

What the Rally in Gold Means for Silver Prices (video)

Bloomberg: In this edition of "Charting Futures," Interactive Brokers Chief Strategist Steve Sosnick examines the rally in precious metals with Bloomberg's Abigail Doolittle on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close." (Source: Bloomberg)

Fool's Silver: Why Most “Silver Miners” Don't Live Up to Their Name

If you buy shares in a silver mining company, you will have to assume additional market risks compared to ownership of silver bullion. You may wish to do so in order to potentially gain leveraged exposure to silver prices. What you may not realize, however, is that most of the publicly traded “silver” stocks out there are primarily in the business of mining other metals – sometimes gold, often copper, zinc, lead, and other base metals.

Will Silver’s Surprising Summer Surge Continue?

Just a few weeks ago, silver naysayers told us we’d have to wait months, or even years, before the market made a big move. Now they are eating their words! The white-hot metal surged past $18.50/oz this morning to reach its highest level in more than two years. Silver is up more than 13% in the month of August alone, a time when many precious metals analysts had expected summer doldrums. Even some long-term silver bulls became short-term bears.

New Pacific Continues Reporting Wide Drill Intercepts at Silver Sand Including an Intercept of 93.5 Metres Grading 336 Grams per Tonne Silver

Since the release of assay results of second batch of 31 drill holes on August 6, 2019, the Company has received assay results of an additional 20 drill holes from Silver Sand Project which were drilled to infill the drill grid to a density of 25 metres by 25 metres to confirm continuity of mineralization in selected areas drilled in 2018. Holes were approximately oriented at azimuths of 60 degrees with dips of -45 degrees normal to the strike and dip of mineralized structures. All holes continuously intercept significant wide silver mineralization in fractures developed in bleached quartz sandstones. Drill hole DSS525006 intersected the mineralized zone of 165.5m @ 204g/t Ag including a bonanza grade subzone of 45.0m @ 641g/t Ag. The drill results indicate that high grade centres exist in broad mineralization.

Silver/Gold Ratio Is a Guide As Inflation Signals Fade Again

The interplay between gold and silver is a critical component to understanding what is out ahead; to understanding whether long-term Treasury yields will rise and if they rise, whether it will be due to inflationary pressures. It is a critical component to understanding whether cyclical commodities and other aspects of a greater inflation/reflation trade will finally break existing downtrends. See…

The gold/silver ratio is also a bullish sign for the white metal

Negative real rates could pave the way for gold, and platinum’s rally this year. As the growing list of negatives in the markets adds up, it strengthens the case for holding precious metals. Ranjeetha Pakiam of Bloomberg writes “with bond prices on the rise as investors seek havens, that means the yields they now pay are lower than the pace of consumer price gains. That’s a tremendous boon for good, which doesn’t pay interest.” Silver has surged 13 percent this month and hit a two-year high on Wednesday, benefitting like gold is from the global economic outlook falling. The gold/silver ratio is also a bullish sign for the white metal. In July one ounce of gold was worth 93 ounces of silver and now that ratio is down to just under 84, but still above the 30-year average of 67 ounces.

Silver Is Still A Must Buy At These Levels

We are coming into the traditional season for intense silver rallies. With silver recently making a really important breakout, things are setting up for a memorable period in the silver markets. Furthermore, the decision to buy silver for the long-term is basically a no-brainer given that the Gold/Silver ratio is still around 80...

Silver Technical Update - right at a support area

Gold-silver ratio still favors silver. Historically looking at markets, when silver is stronger than gold, it has the makeup of a general uptrend. Silver is fighting a battle at the 18-DMA: Video Update

Silver Update: Due for a bounce (video update)

These (silver) moves go down usually as fast as they go up. But now silver is getting ready for a bounce:

Why Are People Now Selling Their Silver?

Was the attack on Saudi oil foreseen by market participants over a month ago? We doubt it (though we don’t know). But what seems clear is that the marginal market participant sees rising risks to be in the dollar, and is choosing to own metal. And at the current gold-silver ratio, the choice at the margin has been to hold silver. In addition to the growing risks of the irredeemable currencies, there is the problem of negative interest rates. Savers may be disenfranchised—i.e. unable to affect the interest rate—but they can dump the paper altogether in exchange for gold and silver.

U.S. Is Pursuing More Charges at JPMorgan Over Metals Trades

“We created market activity which artificially drove the sale price up and induced other market participants to purchase at an inflated price,” he said. Edmonds entered into a cooperation agreement with the CFTC in July.

Silver and the Yield Curve Inversion

Yield curve inversions have historically been great for silver prices. Currently we are experiencing such a phenomena, and again it is evidence of conditions that are conducive to some impressive silver rallies. Below, is a long-term chart showing the spread between the 10-year Treasure Note Yield and the 3-month Treasury Bill Rate.

Silver and Gold Into Year End

Back in January, we predicted that in 2019 the precious metals would see their best annual gains since 2010...and so far, they have! So now the question becomes: will the metals hold these gains and extend or will they fall back in the fourth quarter?

Kootenay Drills Multiple High-grade Silver Intercepts at Columba Silver Project, Mexico

Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald states, “We continue to be pleased with the drill results at Columba. Step-out drill hole 19-012 intercepted 699 gpt silver over 2.1 meters and 755 gpt silver over 1.75 meters at a depth deeper than any previously known mineralization. In addition, drilling continues to hit multiple high-grade silver intercepts above and below known historic silver veins and to demonstrate excellent lateral and vertical extent along the F vein.”

Nickel, silver score big gains in the third quarter

The silver-to-gold ratio, or the amount of silver ounces to one ounce of gold, fell to lows around 32 in 2011 and peaked around 95 in July of this year—the highest ratio since 1991, says Peter Spina, president of silver news and analysis provider SilverSeek.com. “If we see the ratio just move back to the mid-point of the two extremes over the last several years, silver should be in the low $20s and thus still looks undervalued here from a gold perspective.” During its pullbacks, silver has shown some “great support” under $18, though it could find difficulty getting into the lower $20s in the short term without gold prices reaching new highs, he says. In the coming months, Spina says silver could build a strong base around $18, with $20 to $21 as the “next major technical resistance,” and he’d be a buyer of silver at $18 or less.

Silver/Gold Ratio Is a Guide As Inflation Signals Fade Again

The interplay between gold and silver is a critical component to understanding what is out ahead; to understanding whether long-term Treasury yields will rise and if they rise, whether it will be due to inflationary pressures. It is a critical component to understanding whether cyclical commodities and other aspects of a greater inflation/reflation trade will finally break existing downtrends. See…

Ted Butler: JP Morgan Precious Metals Traders Charged By DOJ, Losses To Shorts Mount

Last week the Department of Justice not only charged several JP Morgan traders with manipulating the market, but even invoked the RICO act, which is traditionally reserved for organized crime cases. Of course for those who have been following Ted Butler’s research in recent years, the news hardly comes as a surprise. Although it does certainly add a new volatile element into the equation, which Ted was kind enough to join me on the show and discuss.

Kootenay Completes Surface Access Agreement on the Copalito Silver-gold Project, Mexico

The Copalito Project is a classic low sulphidation epithermal vein system which has numerous small old workings and no evidence or reports of historic exploration drilling. The Property consists of seven concessions totaling approximately 3,700 hectares and is located 35 kilometres east of McEwen Mining’s “El Gallo Mine” complex in Sinaloa State, along the western fringes of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. The Copalito Project has good access, topography and infrastructure. Kootenay’s wholly owned Mexican subsidiary can acquire a 100% ownership in the concessions by making staged payments over a 4-year period.

Kootenay Announces $2 Million Investment from Sprott Asset Management

James McDonald President and CEO stated, “We are happy to have initially secured the personal support of Eric Sprott and now separately, Sprott Asset Management LP(1). With this additional investment we are in a strong position to continue to aggressively move both our high-grade projects, Columba and Copalito ahead over the coming months.”

Silver Eyes Fourth Quarter Rebound

We will be watching the gold:silver ratio closely during days when precious metals markets rally for confirmation that silver is leading. In a healthy bull market for the metals, silver leads on both the upside and the downside – both rallying and declining more sharply than gold.

2020: Year Of The Silver Metal Rat

I don’t expect a major rise in inflation in 2020, but I think institutional money managers will show enough concern about it to make silver and the miners of this awesome metal the world’s top performing asset in 2020, the year of the metal rat!

Admission of Conspiracy, Guilt and Collusion

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.