• Gold: 1,331.67 -0.16
  • Silver: 17.00 -0.01
  • Euro: 1.221 -0.001
  • USDX: 90.572 0.208
  • Oil: 63.41 -0.31

January 19: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

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Gold gained $11.60 to $1337.90 in late Asian trade before it drifted back lower in London and New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.44%. Silver rose to as high as $17.124 and ended with a gain of 0.47%.

SilverCrest Announces High Metallurgical Test Recoveries For Las Chispas

SilverCrest Metals Inc. (“SilverCrest Metals” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce initial metallurgical test results for the Las Chispas Property (the “Property”) located in Sonora, Mexico. Results show that the Las Chispas high-grade silver-gold mineralization appears to be amenable to standard cyanidation processing with average recoveries of 98.9% gold and 86.6% silver. Since the Las Chispas deposit geochemistry is similar to the nearby operating Santa Elena Mine (“Santa Elena”), the metallurgical test program was designed using processing criteria similar to that operation which uses a CCD-Merrill Crowe processing facility. Based on these initial high recovery percentages at Las Chispas, further metallurgical test work is planned for 2018.

October 27: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold dipped $3.40 to $1263.90 in London, but it then rose to as high as $1273.70 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver climbed to as high as $16.863 and ended with a gain of 0.36%.

October 26: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold gained $5.10 to $1282.50 in Asia and held near unchanged in London, but then fell back off in New York and ended near its last-minute low of $1265.90 with a loss of 0.79%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.744 and ended with a loss of 0.94%.

SilverCrest Identifies Bonanza Grade Area at Las Chispas; 4.5 Metres grading 2,516 gpt AgEq*

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to release additional underground channel sample results from its ongoing Phase II Exploration Program for the Las Chispas Property (the "Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. In addition to the current drill program, the Company continues to systematically sample rehabilitated underground historic workings of the Las Chispas Vein (see attached Figures) to define readily accessible high grade areas. The Company is currently exploring nine of the 19 known epithermal veins on the Property with efforts focused on delivering a maiden resource estimate in Q1 2018.

October 25: Gold and Silver End Barely Lower

Gold fell $6.70 to $1271.10 at about 8:45AM EST, but it then chopped up to as high as $1279.80 in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.03%. Silver rose to as high as $17.001 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

October 24: Gold and Silver Drift Lower While Stocks Continue Higher

Gold edged up to $1283.60 in Asia before it fell back to $1273.80 at about 11AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.35%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.883 and ended with a loss of 0.7%.

October 23: Gold and Silver Jump Higher in Late Trade

Gold fell $7.50 to $1272.50 by a little after 9AM EST before it jumped up to $1282.50 in early afternoon action and then drifted back lower, but it then popped back higher again into the close and ended near its last-minute high of $1283.30 with a gain of 0.18%. Silver rose to as high as $17.105 and ended with a gain of 0.35%.

October 20: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% on the Week

Gold drifted lower throughout most of world trade and ended near its early afternoon New York low of $1278.00 with a loss of 0.62%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.946 and ended with a loss of 1.16%.

Market Report: Counter-trend decline

After the previous two-week rally, it was perhaps natural for precious metals to consolidate this week. Gold, which closed on a high note last Friday, lost $23 to $1281 by early European trade this morning (Friday), and silver 34 cents to $17.08. Trade on Comex was subdued, and the reason behind the pause appears to be a continuing rally in the dollar.

October 19: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold fell $4.10 to $1276.80 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $1290.00 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.55%. Silver rose to as high as $17.258 and ended with a gain of 1.35%.

AbraPlata reports latest drill results for the Fantasma Mineralized Zone at the Diablillos Project in Argentina

Hole DDH-17-152, which was collared 130m WSW of hole DDH-17-128 (the first hole of the current campaign and subject of news release dated August 1, 2017), intersected 89.6g/t Ag over 9m (from 109m – 118m down the hole), including 227.0g/t Ag over 2m (from 112m – 114m). Drilling to date at Fantasma has indicated mineralization and alteration over a 400m zone oriented along a WNW trend. A high grade core (~100-150g/t Ag) manifests itself in the SE half of this zone (Figure 1) and appears to have a strike of some 200m (Figure 1) and a width of about 30m (Figure 2). This high grade core is open to the ESE towards the Oculto deposit some 600m to the E of the Fantasma Zone, and the higher grade core seems to plunge down below lower grade mineralization (30-60 g/t Ag) towards the WNW.

SilverCrest Expands Babicanora High-Grade Footprint to 600 metres; New High-Grade Vein Discoveries Highlight District Scale Potential

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce additional Phase II drill results for the Las Chispas Property (the "Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. Step-out drilling targeting extensions of the Babicanora Vein continues to intersect high-grade mineralization. With the latest results, SilverCrest has drill-tested the Babicanora Vein over a 600 metre strike length (previously 500 metres), with a near-surface mineralized height of 150 to 175 metres.

October 18: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold fell $8.60 to $1277.00 at about 8:15AM EST, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.37%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.901 and ended with a loss of 0.23%.

Silver Bullion Prices Set to Soar

With a per-ounce price of $17.41 for silver futures as of Friday, analysts say the white metal is poised for a big climb, particularly as the gold-to-silver ratio stands well above historical averages. “Silver is definitely undervalued compared to gold and as a stand-alone investment. I consider it likely to be the most undervalued asset in the general investment markets,” says Paul Mladjenovic, author of Precious Metals Investing For Dummies.

October 17: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% But Miners Barely Budge

Gold fell $12.70 to $1281.80 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher in the next few hours, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.969 and ended with a loss of 1.05%.

October 16: Gold and Silver Fall Back Off in Late Trade

Gold gained $2.40 to $1306 in early New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended near its late session low of $1291.80 with a loss of 0.7%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.137 and ended with a loss of 0.98%.

Comfortably Numb: Surviving the Assault on Silver

In the late 1960s and most of the 1970s, an English rock band named Pink Floyd dominated the world of progressive and psychedelic music with such memorable albums as "Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and "The Wall." One of their greatest hits was a song entitled "Comfortably Numb" and as I was listening to it the other night, the refrain in the middle of the song—"Gotta keep it going through the show; c'mon it's time to go"—reminded me of the current state of the precious metals markets in the sense that the bullion bank criminals really are doing their utmost to "keep it (the price caps and interventions) going through the show". That silver investors have been rendered "comfortably numb" by way of serial price assaults is a testimonial to the sentiment out there for silver equities, coins, and the like. In case you hadn't noticed, sentiment for gold and particularly silver is outright putrid.

October 13: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 3% on the Week

Gold saw modest gains in Asia before it fell back to $1290.70 in London, but it then jumped up to $1302.50 after the release of economic data in New York and ended with a gain of 0.8%. Silver rose to as high as $17.393 and ended with a gain of 0.99%.

AbraPlata retains Venture Liquidity Providers Inc as market maker

AbraPlata Resource Corp (ABRA.V) (ABBRF) (1AH.F) ("AbraPlata" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has, subject to regulatory approval, retained Venture Liquidity Providers Inc ("VLP") to initiate its market making service to provide assistance in maintaining an orderly trading market for the common shares of the company.

October 12: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Day

Gold gained $4.40 to $1297.40 in Asia before it fell back to $1289.90 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver rose to as high as $17.257 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

October 11: Gold and Silver Jump Higher After FOMC Minutes

Gold gained $2.80 to $1291.10 at about 9AM EST before it fell back to $1284.70 in early afternoon trade, but it then jumped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver rose to as high as $17.23 and ended with a gain of 0.58%.

Golden Arrow Announces New Director Appointment

Alf Hills has over 35 years of international mine evaluation, development and operational experience. From 2006 to 2013, he was the CEO and a director of Kobex Minerals Inc. and its predecessor company, International Barytex Resources. Prior to that he spent 26 years with the Placer Dome group. He was involved in the development of the CIM Best Practice Guidelines for Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimates. Mr. Hills is registered as a Professional Engineer and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering.

October 10: Gold and Silver Gain but Miners Fall

Gold gained $9.40 to $1294.20 in late morning New York trade before it fell back off into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver rose to as high as $17.245 and ended with a gain of 0.88%.

October 9: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold gained $10 to $1284.90 in Asia before it edged back to $1279.60 in midmorning New York trade, but it then climbed to a new session high at $1285.20 in the last minutes of the day and ended with a gain of 0.78%. Silver rose to as high as $16.986 and ended with a gain of 1.07%.

October 6: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold edged up to $1270.20 in London before it fell back to $1260.80 in midmorning New York trade, but it then climbed to as high as $1275.30 by midday and ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver rose to as high as $16.841 and ended with a gain of 1.02%.

December 18: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2%

Gold fell $36.70 to $1661.30 by early afternoon in New York before it rallied back higher in the last couple of hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.48%. Silver slumped to as low as $31.35 and ended with a loss of 1.77%.

December 26: Gold and Silver Gain With Oil

Gold climbed up to $1667.63 by about 9:15AM EST before it fell back off midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver surged to $30.21 before it slipped back to $29.842 and then rallied back higher in early afternoon New York trade, but it then fell back off again in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of just 0.23%.

January 16: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed $5.86 to $1684.76 in Asia before it fell back to $1673.59 at about 8AM EST, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver rose to $31.46 in Asia before it fell back to $31.07 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $31.551 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.25%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -257,806.020 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -257,806.020 ounces

January 24: Gold and Silver Fall About 1% and 2%

Gold fell to as low as $1665.12 at about 10AM EST before it bounced back higher in the next hour of trade, but it then drifted back lower again into the close and ended with a loss of 1.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $31.60 and ended with a loss of 1.83%.

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%.

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.

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