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A Pretty Ugly COT Report in Gold. Silver..

Also in silver, 26 non-U.S. banks are net short 36,928 COMEX contracts in the July BPR...which is up a decent amount from the 27,599 contracts that 21 non-U.S. banks were short in the June BPR. I would suspect that Canada's Scotiabank [and maybe one other, the BIS perhaps] holds a goodly chunk of the short position of these non-U.S. banks. I believe that a number of the remaining 24 non-U.S. banks may actually net long the COMEX futures market in silver. But even if they aren't, the remaining short positions divided up between these other 24 non-U.S. banks are immaterial - and have always been so. As of July's Bank Participation Report, 30 banks [both U.S. and foreign] are net short 36.5 percent of the entire open interest in the COMEX futures market in silver-which is up a monstrous amount from the 16.3 percent that they were net short in the June BPR - with much, much more than the lion's share of that held by Citigroup, HSBC USA, JPMorgan, Scotiabank -- and certainly one other non-U.S. bank.

Kootenay to Commence Drilling at Columba Silver Project, Mexico

Kootenay President and CEO, James McDonald stated: "We are excited to test the vein system to confirm the historically reported grades and widths. The first 12 holes of the drill program will be designed to test the F vein where underground development work extended to 200 meter depth and the historic mining occurred."

If History Still Matters, Silver Is Poised For A Huge Move

It’s been a pretty good couple of months for precious metals, but more so for gold than silver. Both are up but gold is up more, and the imbalance that this creates might be one of the major investment themes of the next few years. The gold/silver ratio – that is, how many ounces of silver it takes to buy an ounce of gold – has bounced all over the place since the 1960s. But whenever it’s gotten extremely high – say above 80 – silver outperformed gold, sometimes dramatically.

Will Silver Soon Follow Gold’s Lead?

The super-rich and large institutional investors who are more apt to take contrarian positions in overlooked assets generally prefer gold over silver because it is more convenient for them to accumulate in large quantities. We are still in the stealth phase of a precious metals bull market. When we enter the public participation phase – and demand for physical bullion increases – we have no doubt that silver will shine.

These Two Charts Virtually Scream “Buy Silver”

Silver is currently trading around $14.84 an ounce. This is around 30% of its 1980 all-time high of $50. However, this is an incomplete representation of what silver is really trading at, relative to US dollars. When you look at the silver price, relative to US currency (the amount of actual US dollars) in existence, then it is at its lowest value it has ever been (see chart below). Also, it is ridiculous that one ounce of silver cost $50 in 1980 when there were about 132 billion dollars in existence, whereas today it is only $14.84 at a time when there are 3 304 billion dollars in existence (note that I have used rounded numbers which created some distortion).

The Rise of Silver and Major Economic Decline

Currently silver priced in the Dow is close to all-time lows. Economic conditions has been favourable to paper and debt-based assets. The bullish wedge is an indication that all this is about to change. There has now been a breakout of the wedge and the ratio seems ready to go much higher. On the chart, I have indicated how the periods indicated by the green arrows have been associated with economic prosperity, and the red one with economic decline...

Kootenay Reports Columba Access Road and Surface Access Agreement Completed

Since acquiring Columba, the Company has undertaken a mapping and surface sampling program with silver grades of up to 693 gpt sampled on surface. This area includes a network of underground workings comprised of 4 shafts and 6 levels of drifts reported to measure over 1,000 meters in length. Historic* mine records indicate grades from these underground workings to range from 600 to 900 gpt silver with highlights of 1,900 gpt silver over 4 meters and 679 gpt silver along 133 meters of vein strike and 1.3 meters of vein width. (Click on this link to view a video that illustrates the historic underground mining data).

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.

Rocket Fuel

According to silver analyst Theodore Butler, various hedge funds are currently short 440 million ounces of silver on the COMEX futures market. That’s over half the silver that’s mined in a year. These funds manage money for big investors and they rely on computerized trading programs. Human judgements and emotions don’t enter into trading decisions. Their foremost trading strategy is to buy or sell when moving averages are penetrated. If the price of silver or gold moves upward to the point it goes through the average of prices over the past 50 days, it causes some short selling programs to buy and close out their short position. A penetration of the more important 200 day moving average sparks major buying and can lift the price significantly.

Bolivian gov’t seeks a new deal with miners, says Minister Navarro

Although the state has ownership of the resource, it grants the company a lengthy concession period during which it can explore, build and operate a mine. In exchange, the company promises to undertake certain investments in stages throughout the project’s life, including rehabilitating the site when the mine closes. Once signed with Comibol, the contract is sent to Congress, where it would be approved as a law and finally promulgated by the president himself, giving the contract considerable legal weight. In January, Navarro signed the first such deal for an exploration project with Vancouver-based New Pacific Metals (TSXV: NUAG; US-OTC: NUPMF). The 45-year contract is due to receive legislative approval by mid-year.

When (Not If) Silver Has a "Bitcoin Moment"

So, don't sit around with "not enough" – or not any – physical silver (and gold) until a "bitcoin moment" in the metals takes place. If you hesitate long enough, you just might find yourself benched during the entire "last 10% (and majority profit potential) of an explosive finale. But by all means, avoid contracting a terminal case of FOMO (fear of missing out), which causes you to buy the top!

Silver – Eight Years Later

Eight years ago, silver reached $48 per ounce. COMEX changed the margin requirements, and others dumped thousands of paper contracts on the COMEX market to smash prices lower. They succeeded, as usual. Old news! As they say, “Wash, rinse and repeat.” Gold and silver prices fell hard since their 2011 highs, while central banks levitated the S&P 500 Index, most stocks, and bonds with massive infusions of cheap debt. Central banks also purchased stocks and bonds. Inexpensive debt, QE, and bond monetization were good for the DOW and S&P 500 stocks. Central banks are reluctant to change policies, but the world may have arrived at another “Peak Debt” moment similar to 2008. What are prospects for silver and gold in the next several years? What data backs up the prognosis?

GoldSeek Radio Nugget: David Morgan - "We will see some kind of a rally this summer in metals"

The world's appetite for US' debt has peaked a few years ago. It is De-Dollarization..

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.

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.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver pointing to $14.55 support

Precious metals technical video update

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

Silver oversold down into a support area - video update.

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.”

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.

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.

January 30: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% and 2%

Gold rose $6 to $1668.70 in Asia before it fell to see a slight loss at $1661.60 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then climbed to as high as $1683.50 just after today’s fed announcement and the yellow metal and ended with a gain of 0.83%. Silver slipped to as low as $31.24 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then shot to as high as $32.24 and ended with a gain of 2.01%.

Silver Market Morning

In New York the gold price fell back to $1,664.80 continuing to consolidate, yesterday. In Asia it slipped a little to $1,663 and traded around that level in London’s morning where it Fixed at $1,665.00 and in the euro at €1,217.996 down €17, while the euro was $1.3670. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was $1,666.40 and in the euro at €1,220.71.

Do Silver and Platinum Have Higher Growth Potential Than Gold?

We at Sunshine Profits suggest holding three precious metals (in a physical form) as long-term investments in a “default” precious metals portfolio – gold, silver and platinum. There are, of course, other viable options, such as palladium, depending on one’s preferences and needs, but these three mentioned above will suit virtually any precious metals investor.

February 8: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold edged up to $1673.53 in Asia before it fell back to as low as $1665.14 in early New York trade, but it then bounced back higher at times and ended with a loss of just 0.19%. Silver slipped to $31.314 in early New York trade, but it then rose to as high as $31.68 at about 10:40AM EST and ended unchanged on the day.

February 12: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold dropped $10.51 to $1639.19 by a little after 5AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1653.30 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver slipped to $30.57 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $31.128 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

Endeavour Silver's Development of Work Underway at El Cubo Plant

Endeavour Silver's Development of Work Underway at El Cubo Plant

First Majestic Elects Not to Exercise Right to Match Coeur's Offer for Orko

First Majestic Silver Corp. (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F) ("First Majestic" or the "Company") announces that it has today notified the Board of Directors of Orko Silver Corp. that it is not matching the offer made by Coeur d''Alene Mines Corporation ("Coeur") and will not be increasing the consideration under First Majestic''s offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding Orko shares.

February 19: Gold and Silver Fall Slightly

Gold climbed $5.85 to $1614.75 in Asia before it fell to as low as $1600.54 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in the last four hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $29.22 before it also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 1.31%.

February 26: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% More

Gold bumped up to $1601.89 in Asia before it fell to see a $10.26 loss at $1584.34 at about 10:15AM EST, but it then shot to as high as $1619.40 in the next hour of trade and ended with a gain of 1.21%. Silver surged to as high as $29.456 and ended with a gain of 1.19%.

March 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1586.04 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to $1571.75 over the next five hours, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.08%. Silver surged to as high as $29.065 before it fell back to $28.513, but it still ended with a gain of 0.42%.

March 6: Gold and Silver Rise, Miners Jump Higher

Gold dropped to $1567.40 at about 9:45AM EST before it rebounded to $1584.58 in the next hour of trade and then fell back to about unchanged by early afternoon in New York, but it then rallied back higher in the last few hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver slipped to $28.54 before it jumped up to $29.067 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 1.33%.

March 12: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold held near unchanged in Asia, but it then jumped higher at about 7AM EST and ended near its late morning New York high of $1598.21 with a gain of 0.77%. Silver surged to as high as $29.35 and ended with a gain of 0.59%.

April 1: Gold Edges Up While Silver Slips

Gold chopped around in a tight range of $1595.00 to $1600.90 in lackluster post-holiday trade and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $27.87 and ended with a loss of 1.44%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -978,339.568 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -978,339.568 ounces

Silver Market Morning

Gold continued to move higher, closing at $1,388 in New York yesterday. In Asia and London it pushed through $1,400 to $1,411 ahead of the Fix. The Fix was set at $1,414 up $17 and in the euro at €1,080.462 up €10 while the euro was at €1: $1.3087. Ahead of New York’s opening it began to slip at $1,411.55 and in the euro at €1,078.59.

iShares Silver Trust Subtracts 21.11 Tonnes

iShares Silver Trust Subtracts 21.11 Tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -384,165.450 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -384,165.450 ounces

May 8: Gold Gains Over 1% While Silver Slips

Gold saw a slight loss at $1450.14 at about 6AM EST before it jumped up to $1469.90 by a little after 8AM EST and then drifted back off into midday, but it then jumped to a new session high of $1476.30 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 1.42%. Silver dropped to $23.73 before it jumped up to $24.08 and then fell back off to $23.67, but it then climbed back to as high as of $24.00 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of just 0.08%.

iShares Silver Trust Adds 9.01 Tonnes

iShares Silver Trust Adds 9.01 Tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +2,391,349.790 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +2,391,349.790 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -606,188.735 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -606,188.735 ounces

Fortuna intercepts 736 g/t Ag and 4.8 g/t Au over 19.3 m at Trinidad North discovery, San Jose Mine, Mexico

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F) is pleased to report continued success in the exploration drilling at the Trinidad North discovery at the San Jose Mine in Mexico . Drilling continues to intercept high-grade silver-gold mineralization over wide widths with the mineralization remaining open to the north and to depth.

Join SilverSeek.com in Vancouver at the World Resource Investment Conference May 26/27

Cambridge House International announced the attendance of a team of world renowned investment managers, representing the Sprott Group of Companies, at the upcoming World Resource Investment Conference. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Rick Rule, David Franklin, Steve Yuzpe, Brian Mellum, and Dean R. Jensen.

Is Silver Currently Riskier Than Gold?

Summing up, even though the fundamental picture for silver and the long-term case are bullish, the technical situation for silver is quite bearish at this time and its medium-term picture is more bearish than gold’s.

iShares Silver Trust: -33.18 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: -33.18 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,583.90 on Friday. London opened $11 down as the euro fell again on more fear. London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,571.50 and in the euro at €1,298.117, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2105 down nearly 1.5 cents on the dollar. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,572 in the middle and in the euro at €1,297.03.

Silver ETFs Stealing Miners Thunder

David Morgan, founder of Silver-Investor.com, says ETFs are stealing mining stocks investor base, but beaten down miners like Silver Wheaton are now the market's best bet.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,708.77 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,708.77 tonnes

Arian Silver Signs Letter of Intent with 500tpd Mill Operator

Arian Silver Corporation (the "Company" or "Arian") (AGQ.V)(AGQ.L)(I3A.F), a silver exploration, development and production company with a focus on projects in the silver belt of Mexico, is pleased to report that the Company has signed a letter of intent, which reflects the Company's intention to sign a definitive contract for exclusive use of a newly refurbished and soon to be re-commissioned 500 ton per day ("tpd") toll mill. This mill, which is located on the outskirts of the City of Zacatecas, is currently expected to be operational within ten to twelve weeks.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +168,218.010 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +168,218.010 ounces

Silver Sector Shrinking

It has been a while since we had this nagging feeling that we’re witnessing something profound taking place before our eyes and the market doesn’t seem to grasp it yet. We are not talking about the smorgasbord of events effecting markets all over the globe that is receiving ample coverage elsewhere in the media. As readers might know, our particular interest is in the silver space, and that is where we see an elephant in the room that hasn’t made headlines yet.

I Stand By $140 Silver In 2012

Pyrrhic Victory

This weekend, the much-hyped Greek elections occurred, with TPTB attempting to convince the world that a Syriza win would be catastrophic, and a New Democracy win “blissful.” Of course, neither situation is any different, other than that the timing of the ultimate Greek departure from the Euro currency mechanism. The MSM desperately wanted to bully stocks higher - and gold lower – to “celebrate” this Pyrrhic victory, but the markets are not co-operating, major equity indices flat and downtrodden PIIGS like Italy and Spain seeing their stocks AND bonds torched.

Commodities On Fire

Commodities markets ON FIRE this morning, led by oil, up another 4.5%. All base metals up 3%-4%, as well as silver, up 3.1% at 11:30 AM EST. Gold capped as usual at just a 1.5% gain, but pushing toward the top of its multi-month trading range of $1,550-$1,650, and on the verge of making a run toward its ALL-TIME HIGH in Euros. I’m not a big fan of short-term charts, but the long-term, ELEVEN MONTH, bullish “pennant” formation in Euro gold is a site to see, with MASSIVE upside potential when broken to the upside.

Lawrence Roulston on Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd.

Santacruz is less than six months from the start of production on its first Mexican silver mine. Two other advanced-stage projects are also on track for near-term production, supporting a production target of 5 million ounces per year within 3 to 4 years.

August 2: Gold and Silver End Modestly Lower

Gold climbed almost 1% to $1615.05 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1584.97 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a loss of 0.66%. Silver slumped to as low as $26.97 and ended with a loss of 0.91%.

SilverCrest Reports Q2, 2012 Financial Results

“We had a strong second quarter of 2012. We sold 637,050 silver equivalent ounces (2), for gross revenues of $16.0 million, with an average cash operating cost of $6.94 per silver equivalent ounce. The Santa Elena low cost, open pit heap leach mine operations continue to perform well and generated cash flows of $7.2 million which will contribute to the financing of the Santa Elena Expansion plan and the development of our major polymetallic La Joya Project. Q2, 2012, production was consistent with our budget and cash operating costs were below our budget of $8.20 per silver equivalent ounce. As a result, we are confident in meeting or exceeding our 2012 production guidance of 435,000 silver ounces and 33,000 gold ounces."

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -55,338.220 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -55,338.220 ounces

Silver: Supply and Demand

Ever wonder how supply and demand affects the price of silver? It's not as simple as you may think. This educational video explores the economics of silver and its various uses for industrial demand.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,687.66 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,687.66 tonnes

Silver Sales Up As Supply Slips

Silver's Fall

We are seeing macro funds buying the gold market and the Silver Trust shares, while other investors are selling to cover their losses in other markets.Silver demand remains vibrant in China and [as a 'needed' metal [in pharmaceuticals and electronics. We do not see that changing! But silver is moving as a monetary metal alongside gold, even though at institutional level it is not considered a monetary metal. We expect this to continue.