• Gold: 1,200.05 1.03
  • Silver: 14.28 0.01
  • Euro: 1.176 0.002
  • USDX: 94.149 -0.036
  • Oil: 72.46 0.2

SWOT Analysis: Gold Is Now 85 Times More Expensive Than Silver

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The best performing metal this week was palladium, up 7.80 percent, scoring an eight-month high of $1,053.40 on Thursday, due to stockpiling by China, writes Kitco News. The World Gold Council reported this week that central banks added a net total of 193.3 tonnes of gold to their reserves in the first six months of 2018, representing an 8 percent increase from the same period in 2017 and the strongest first half of the year since 2015.

May 22: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold dipped $4.30 to $1287.90 in Asia before it edged up to $1296.00 by midmorning in New York and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver chopped between $16.448 and $16.665 and ended with a gain of 0.24%.

May 21: Gold and Silver Reverse Overnight Losses To End Higher

Gold fell $9.70 to $1282.00 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher throughout trade in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1292.90 with a gain of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $16.516 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

SWOT Analysis: Is Silver Poised For A Rebound?

The best performing metal this week was silver, down just 1.34 percent. Both gold and silver stabilized by Wednesday, after real yields surged about 9 basis points the first few days of the week, and then largely traded sideways the rest of the week. Despite the dollar the interest rates continued higher, but at a slower pace.

Incomplete silver COT analysis, revisited

In a blog post a week ago I discussed why silver’s Commitments of Traders (COT) situation was nowhere near as bullish as it had been portrayed in numerous articles over the preceding two months. This prompted some criticism that involves a misunderstanding of how I use the COT data. Before I address the criticism, a brief recap is in order.

Ira Epstein's Silver Report

On a close under 15.90, you might consider a purchase of a 14.00 Put. On a close over 16.25, consider a 19.00 Call. Once you enter, consider writing a further out of the money Put if you bought a Put or writing a further out of the money Call if you bought a Call. By doing so, you will cut down the amount of risk and cost of the original Put or Call while allowing participation via the breakout.

May 18: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $4.90 to $1286.10 at about 9AM ET before it bounced back to $1292.90 in the next couple of hours of trade and then pared back to about unchanged by midday, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver dipped down to $16.361 before it rallied back to $16.466, but it then edged back lower in the final minutes of trade and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

May 17: Gold and Silver Chop Near Unchanged

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it dropped back to $1285.40 in London and then rebounded in New York, but it ended with a gain of just 0.05%. Silver chopped between $16.325 and $16.489 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

May 16: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold gained $4.30 to $1296.80 in Asia before it dropped back to $1286.50 in London and then bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.16%. Silver edged up to $16.342 before it fell back to $16.187, but it then climbed to new session highs into the close and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

May 15: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1.5%

Gold fell $24.80 to $1288.70 by midafternoon in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.6%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.204 and ended with a loss of 1.45%.

Silver’s Long Consolidation Looks Like a Launching Pad

The primary trend for gold and silver over the past year and a half has been the absence of any clear direction in prices. Metals markets have been stuck in consolidation mode. Yet for silver, in particular, that consolidation has formed a clear and potentially powerful pattern.

The Silver Coil Is Tightening

Is silver going to be making a big move sometime soon? The evidence is building that the answer to that question might be yes. Join Mike Maloney for this latest update on the silver market.

May 14: Gold and Silver Fall as Dollar Reverses Higher

Gold gained $3.40 to $1322.30 in Asia before it chopped back to $1318.10 in early New York trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it then fell back off again into the close and ended with a loss of 0.41%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.499 and ended with a loss of 0.9%.

Incomplete silver COT analysis

During March and April a number of articles appeared at precious-metals-focused web sites describing the silver market’s Commitments of Traders (COT) situation as extremely bullish. However, this unequivocally bullish interpretation overlooked aspects of the COT data that were bearish for silver. Taking all aspects of the data into consideration, my interpretation at the time (as presented in TSI commentaries) was that silver’s COT situation was neutral and that the setup for a large rally was not yet in place.

May 11: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold gained $5.30 to $1325.90 at about 8AM EST before it drifted back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.13%. Silver rose to as high as $16.828 and ended with a loss of 0.3%.

Market Report: Gold Still Underwritten At $1300

Gold and silver refuse to sink below their established lower consolidation levels, despite dollar strength. As can be seen in our headline chart, silver has enjoyed a decent bounce since 1 May, and gold has held firm at $1300, up 5% from the December low. Since last Friday, gold is up $8 in early European trade this morning (Friday) at $1323, having spiked down to as low as $1304 on Wednesday. Over the same time-scale, silver is up 23 cents on balance at $16.75.

May 10: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold climbed $10.90 to $1322.70 by midmorning In New York before it pared back heading into midday, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.67%. Silver rose to as high as $16.75 and ended with a gain of 1.39%.

May 9: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $9.60 to $1304.80 in Asia before it climbed up to $1317.30 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.2%. Silver dropped down to $16.354 before it rallied back to $16.616 and then also fell back off again, but it still ended with a gain of 0.01%.

May 8: Gold and Silver Close Slightly Higher

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell back to $1306.10 by a little after 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.01%. Silver rose to as high as $16.519 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Purchasing Power – In Silver

Exponential increases in debt, spending, and social programs have a limited lifetime in our finite world. If something cannot continue, it will stop. An ugly reset is inevitable. Silver prices rise as the dollar is devalued. When priced in silver ounces, most commodity prices are stable. When priced in silver, debt and paper assets have risen since 1913 when bankers paid congress to approve the Federal Reserve. Silver has been money and a common currency for thousands of years. Treasury notes and digital dollars have been important for a few decades. The distinction is important.

May 7: Gold and Silver Hold Near Unchanged

Gold gained $4.80 to $1318.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1310.30 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver chopped between $16.568 and $16.404 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

May 4: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold dipped $2.90 to $1308.50 in Asia before it jumped up to $1315.20 after this morning’s jobs report and then quickly dropped back to $1308.20, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver chopped between $16.342 and $16.504 and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

Market Report: FOMC Minutes Mark The Low

This week, gold and silver traded lower ahead of the FOMC minutes released on Wednesday. As widely expected, there was no change in the target for the Fed Funds Rate, which will probably be raised a quarter point in June. Yesterday, precious metals began to recover their poise, improving from the lows of earlier in the week.

May 3: Gold and Silver Gain Before Jobs Day

Gold gained $13.50 to $1318.00 in London before it pared back in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver rose to as high as $16.583 and ended with a gain of 0.31%.

May 2: Gold Ends Slightly Lower While Silver Rises Over 1%

Gold gained $6.50 to $1311.60 in Asia before it dropped back to $1304.10 in midmorning New York trade and then jumped up to $1313.20 after the release of today’s fed statement, but it then sold back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver rose to as high as $16.511 and ended with a gain of 1.24%.

May 1: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold dropped $12.80 to $1301.90 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.73%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.052 and ended with a loss of 0.86%.

May 28: Gold and Silver Fall About 1%

Gold fell over $21 to $1373.66 at about 10:15AM EST before it rose to as high as $1401.20 in the next hour and a half of trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.98%. Silver slipped to $22.14 before it climbed back to $22.634, but it then fell back off in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 1.59%.

May 30: Gold and Silver Rise Over 1% More

Gold popped up to $1410.53 in Asia before it fell back under $1400 in London, but it then rose to as high as $1417.80 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.36%. Silver surged to as high as $23.085 and ended with a gain of 1.25%.

June 3: Gold and Silver Gain About 2%

Gold climbed to $1401.64 by a little after 4AM EST before it fell back to $1390.83 in the next six hours of trade, but it then climbed to as high as $1416.69 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.96%. Silver surged to as high as $22.952 and ended with a gain of 2.57%.

June 11: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks, Dollar, and Oil

Gold fell to as low as $1366.70 at about 9:30AM EST before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.48%. Silver slipped to as low as $21.49 and ended with a loss of 1.19%.

June 12: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Fall

Gold dipped to $1373.73 in Asia and traded mostly slightly lower in London before it jumped up to $1394.25 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.73%. Silver surged to as high as $22.012 and ended with a gain of 0.37%.

Huldra Silver Provides an Update on Mill Efficiencies and Surface Exploration Plans

As part of an effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency, Huldra has temporarily suspended milling operations in Merritt, BC a few days prior to a planned maintenance procedure in order to install previously purchased rubber ball mill liners that will significantly increase the throughput capacity of the mill to approximately 300 tonnes per day from the current maximum of 250 tonnes per day, depending on the work index of the mill feed. The delivery of the liners is expected later this week and should take approximately one day to install. The ball mill is currently being prepared for the new liners. A number of other maintenance items will be completed during this time to increase the efficiency of the operation of the mill. Once complete, the mill will be run at maximum capacity with reduced cost. Only essential personnel will be on site during the maintenance procedure.

July 3: Gold and Silver Gain as Oil Tops $100

Gold fell $5.50 to $1236.70 at about 3:30AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1259.40 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.86%. Silver surged to as high as $19.905 and ended with a gain of 2.38%.

July 9: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold climbed $23.70 to $1260.20 in Asia before it fell back off in London and New York to as low as $1241.90 at about 2:20PM EST, but it then rallied back higher in the next hour of trade and ended with a gain of 0.96%. Silver rose to $19.506 before it fell back to $19.066 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.84%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed on Tuesday at $1,285.40 up $34.30. This morning in Asia pulled back to $1,280 then as London started it slipped back to $1,275 and was Fixed at $1,275.00 down $5.75 on yesterday’s Fix and in the euro at €976.787, down €5.0 showing gold yesterday moved down in both currencies as the dollar recovered. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading at $1,276.95 and in the euro at €978.81.

Silver Market Morning

Asia again lifted the market up to $1,336 after New York closed at $1,333.70 up another $16 on London. London pulled it lower ahead of the Fix where it was set at $1,326.75 up $13 from yesterday but down $10 on the start of the day and was Fixed in the euro at €1,007.10 up nearly €9.00. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was going firmer at $1,329.55 and in the euro at €1,008.84.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,342.4 up $8.70. London lifted it ever so slightly to $1,343.30 ahead of the Fix where it was set at $1,340.00 up $13.25 from yesterday and was Fixed in the euro at €1,012.31 up €5.20. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was holding that level and in the euro at €1,012.96.

July 31: Gold and Silver End Mixed In Volatile Trade

Gold jumped to $1338.55 in early Asian trade before it fell to as low as $1306.20 at about 11AM EST and then bounced back higher after this afternoon’s fed statement, but it still ended with a loss of 0.26%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.39 at about noon EST, but it then rallied back higher in the next few hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.51%.

August 6: Gold and Silver Fall About 1%

Gold fell to as low as $1279.64 by a little before 10AM EST before it bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 1.37%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.47 and ended with a loss of 0.82%.

August 7: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold fell to $1272.60 in London before it rebounded to as high as $1289.09 in New York, but it then fell back off in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of just 0.12%. Silver slipped to $19.159 before it rose to as high as $19.62, but it also fell back off in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.05%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,285.10 up $1.50 but down $18.80 on the day before. Asia saw the gold price lifted to $1,290. It then Fixed in London at $1,287.75 down $4.25 and in the euro at €964.246 down nearly €8.80. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was at $1,288.65 and in the euro at €965.03.

August 12: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% and 4%

Gold rose over $20 in Asia before it fell back to $1322.60 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $1343.30 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.77%. Silver surged to as high as $21.451 and ended with a gain of 4.3%.

August 14: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% and 2%

Gold fell to $1315.70 in Asia before it rebounded to $1327.00 at about 5AM EST and then dropped back to $1319.00 in the next four and half hours of trade, but it then jumped to as high as $1335.86 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.01%. Silver surged to as high as $21.851 and ended with a gain of 1.82%.

August 15: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% and 5%

Gold rose $11.04 to $1346.04 in Asia before it fell to see a $16.01 loss at $1318.99 after this morning jobs data was released, but it then rallied back higher throughout most of the rest of trade and ended near its midafternoon high of $1369.59 with a gain of 2.09%. Silver climbed to $22.171 in Asia before it fell to as low as $21.71 at about 9AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $23.171 and ended with a gain of 4.99%.

Losing Control

The Fed is on the verge of completely losing control of its Treasury bond "QE" Ponzi Scheme; as in reality, the 32-year Treasury Bond market is decidedly OVER. China and Japan are selling, the rest of the world is selling, and thus, the Fed will likely be forced to announce "QE5" around the same time they were initially expected to start "tapering."

Discover Your Next Resource Investment With Two of The World’s Top Resource Financiers: Ned Goodman & Eric Sprott

Cambridge House International is pleased to announce the attendance of two of the World’s top resource financiers at the upcoming Toronto Resource Investment Conference. Ned Goodman, founder of Dundee Corporation, and Eric Sprott, founder of Sprott Asset Management LP, will be delivering keynote speeches during a historic moment in the resource sector.

World's Largest Silver Producing Company Reports Big Decline in Production

The world's largest silver producer saw its production decline substantially in the first half of 2013. Many assume this decline came from Fresnillo, which is known as the largest primary silver miner in the world. However, it was recorded by KGHM Polska Miedz, the largest by-product silver producer on the planet whose annual silver production was 41 million oz in 2012.

August 20: Gold Gains While Silver Slips

Gold fell $14.34 to $1352.26 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $1377.00 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.34%. Silver slipped to $22.28 in Asia before it rebounded to as high as $23.301 by a little after 10AM EST, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.69%.

August 29: Gold and Silver Fall But Miners End Higher

Gold fell $11.12 to $1404.58 in Asia before it climbed back to $1416.10 at about 8:30AM EST and then dropped back to $1402.70 in the next couple of hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.61%. Silver slipped to as low as $23.65 ended with a loss of 1.81%.

October 15: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks and Oil Fall

Gold fell $21.14 to $1251.56 by a little after 7AM EST before it rebounded to $1277.08 in early New York trade and then fell back to $1267.20 by late morning, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1287.92 in the next few hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.68%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.494 at one point, but it then rose to as high as $21.50 and ended with a gain of 0.33%.

October 29: Gold and Silver End Mixed Before Fed Day

Gold popped back above $1360 in early Asian trade before it fell back to $1340.56 by a little before 4AM EST and then bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.62%. Silver slipped to as low as $22.281 in late Asian trade, but it then climbed to as high as $22.598 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.04%.

Silver rallies, but set for hefty drop on quarter

Silver futures led the rally among major metals Friday, but it was still poised for a loss of around 16% for the quarter.

Silver Market Update

Much of what is written for the Gold Market update applies equally to silver, so it will not be repeated here. There are, however, some important differences that we will focus on here, which suggest that silver now has really big upside potential from this point, despite its comparatively anemic reaction on Friday to the news out of Europe, compared to other commodities.

Capped at Round Numbers

Gold prices are AGAIN being capped at a round number, this time $1,590/oz despite a veritable cornucopia of gold bullish news, from steadily beating Middle East “war drums,” to FIVE separate pieces of weak U.S. economic data, to the implosion of the MOST IMPORTANT STOCK IN THE MARKET – “Margin Stanley” – following abysmal earnings that included the disclosure that it still needs to post $3 billion for collateral related to the recent Moody’s downgrade. Silver, too, is being heavily capped, at the same KEY ROUND NUMBER of $27.50/oz that has served as the Cartel’s line in the sand for roughly three weeks.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,742.43 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,742.43 tonnes

Silver Market Update

First Majestic Completes Acquisition of Silvermex Resources

First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic") (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F) and Silvermex Resources Inc. ("Silvermex") (SLX.TO)(OTC.BB:GGCRF)(GSBN.F) are pleased to announce the completion of the plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") previously announced in the joint news release of First Majestic and Silvermex dated April 3, 2012.

Real Money

The global economic meltdown continues, with the “President’s Working Group on Financial Markets” doing their best to support the “DOW JONES PROPAGANDA AVERAGE” while other (unnamed) forces attempt to cap the “barometers of bad tidings” – gold and silver.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,581.00 $4 higher, yesterday. London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,583.00 up $3 on yesterday and in the euro at €1,291.296, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2259 down nearly 20 cents on the dollar. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,581.75 in the middle and in the euro at €1,293.28.

Better Places to Keep Your Money than the Bank

My local bank in Colorado is literally offering to pay me no interest --just an offensive 0.05% annually, before taxes. The interest rate triples to 0.15% when the balance exceeds $50,000. Absolutely no incentive when one considers the risks the bank imposes on your capital, retaining only pennies on the dollar of your money, then leveraging your capital -- fractional banking. How can I be interested in a 0% savings rate deposited at a relatively risky institution while supporting the fractional banking system?

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -287,542.774 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -287,542.774 ounces

First Majestic Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial results for the Company for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012. The full version of the financial statements and the management discussion and analysis can be viewed on the Company's web site at www.firstmajestic.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +566,677.050 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +566,677.050 ounces

Bull Hammer in Silver

There was some major downside price rejection yesterday in Silver which can be seen clearly in the bull "Hammer" daily candlestick pattern. This should make the bears think twice about their prospects. There is potential here for a near term change in trend, but it is important to remember Japanese Candlestick patterns are useless without confirmation.

iShares Silver Trust: +30.18 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: +30.18 tonnes

Helicopter Ben Speaks

Another typical day in the land of “free markets.” Under an endless crush of “horrible headlines,” stocks are simply not allowed to decline. Of course, when Helicopter Ben speaks before Congress – as he did today in his bi-annual “Humphrey Hawkins” economic testimony – gold is viciously attacked, as if Bennie has EVER hinted of incremental monetary policy on Capital Hill. Just yesterday, gold was a (capped) safe haven, but all of a sudden, it’s not.

CFTC’s Chilton Sees Silver Probe Concluding This Year

A four-year probe of potential price manipulation in the silver market may be completed as early as September, according to Bart Chilton, a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,639.42 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,639.42 tonnes

July 27: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% on the Week

Gold climbed almost 1% to $1629.31 at around 8:20AM EST before it drifted back lower at times in New York, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.48%. Silver surged to as high as $27.839 before it also fell back off at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.98%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -621,019.100 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -621,019.100 ounces

August 1: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks

Gold edged up to $1618.45 in Asia before it dropped down to $1592.17 after the FOMC announcement, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a loss of just 0.87%. Silver slumped to as low as $27.157 before it also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 2.04%.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,742.43 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,742.43 tonnes