• Gold: 1,231.29 1.12
  • Silver: 14.76 0.03
  • Euro: 1.147 0.000
  • USDX: 95.961 -0.052
  • Oil: 66.14 -3.29

October 23: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Shake

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Gold gained $16.70 to $1239.50 just after 8AM EST before it chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to as high as $14.806 and ended with a gain of 1.1%.

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%.

April 30: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold fell $13.40 to $1310.20 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.67%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.198 and ended with a loss of 1.27%.

April 27: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 4% on the Week

Gold fell $1.90 to $1315.60 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1325.50 with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.564 and ended unchanged on the day.

April 26: Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Edge Lower While Stocks Gain

Gold fell $7.70 to $1315.40 by midday in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.42%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.425 and ended with a loss of 0.24%.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed slightly weaker at $1,342.80 down $1.80 in New York on Wednesday. Asia initially let it slip slightly with dealers following the euro against the dollar in thin trade, but before London opened Asia let it slide to $1,334. London held it around there until the Fix, where it was set at $1,333.75 down $15.75 over yesterday’s Fix. In the euro it Fixed at €975.819 down only €5.0 over yesterday’s Fixing as the dollar strengthened. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,332.60 and in the euro at €977.19, while the dollar stood at $1.3637: €1.

November 7: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold jumped $8.60 to $1325.80 after this morning’s surprise ECB rate cut before it fell to $1296.49 after GDP came out stronger than expected, but it then bounced back higher in late morning New York trade and ended with a loss of just 0.79%. Silver shot to $21.996 before it fell back to $21.382 and then also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.83%.

November 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold climbed $10.76 to $1279.66 at about 9AM EST before it fell back to $1268.37 in the next four and half hour of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.35%. Silver edged up to $20.868 before it fell back to $20.443 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.92%.

November 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold dipped $4.55 to $1269.15 by a little after 6AM EST before it climbed to as high as $1278.76 in morning New York trade, but it then dropped back off midday and ended with a loss of 0.02%. Silver slipped to $20.219 before it bounced back to $20.493, but it then fell back off in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.44%.

December 3: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold gained $6.18 to $1225.18 in Asia before it fell back to $1215.86 by a little after 10AM EST and then climbed back to $1225.23 in the next hour of trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.3%. Silver edged up to $19.314 in Asia before it fell back to $18.997 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.16%.

BREAKING: Canadian Maple Leaf Sales Q1-Q3 Already Surpass 2012 Total

As the Fed and Central Banks continue to pump huge amounts of liquidity into the market, investors have been buying record amounts of Canadian Silver Maples. Demand for the Canadian Gold & Silver Maples hit a record in 2011, but then declined in 2012 as investors started to believe that the monetary authorities had the financial system back under control -- an illusion that will cost them dearly in the future.

Eric Coffin’s Exclusive Interview with Eric Fier, COO of SilverCrest Mines Inc.

In a sector that has drawn so much market scorn in the past two years, this is a team that just gets it done. I think the current pull back is a perfect time for you to hear the story of this leader in the small producer space and get Eric Fier’s views on why SilverCrest has been such a success. There are lessons and observations that can be applied by traders looking for other winners. It should also be obvious by the end of the interview why SilverCrest continues to be a favorite on the HRA company list.

December 30: Gold and Silver Fall About 2%

Gold fell $13.13 to $1201.07 at about 5:30AM EST before it bounced back to $1208.50 in the next three and a half hours of trade, but it then fell to a new session low of $1195.43 in the last fifteen minutes of trade and ended with a loss of 1.42%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.48 and ended with a loss of 2.15%.

January 9: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed $6.24 to $1231.14 at about 8AM EST before it fell to as low as $1223.61 by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.413 by late morning in New York before it shot to a new session high of $19.712 in early afternoon trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.05%.

January 10: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold saw decent gains in Asia before it fell back to $1228.59 just as this morning’s jobs report was released, but it then climbed to as high as $1248.75 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a gain of 1.52%. Silver surged to as high as $20.25 and ended with a gain of 2.86%.

Silver Market Morning

On Tuesday the gold price in New York fell to close at $1,243.40 with Asia taking it $3 lower. The dollar is slightly stronger at $1.3639: €1 ahead of London’s opening. In London the gold price was Fixed at $1,238.00 down $10.75 on yesterday. In the euro it, Fixed at €908.557 down €4.54. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,238.15 and in the euro at €909.07. The dollar stood at $1.3622: €1

SilverCrest Announces Record Annual and 4th Quarter Production in 2013

“2013 was another successful year and marked SilverCrest’s second full year in commercial production. Management congratulates our operating team for their valuable contributions and for delivering on their commitments. Santa Elena surpassed production guidance which was revised upwards during the year and produced 2.66 million AgEq(1) ounces in 2013. Moving forward in 2014, SilverCrest will continue to focus on delivering strong operating results and optimizing our operating cash flow as we complete the Santa Elena Expansion and increase production to approximately 3.3 million to 3.6 million AgEq(1) ounces. Management will continue to focus on improving cash flows by reducing costs and increasing productivity where possible to offset the current precious metals prices. Operating cash costs are expected to range from $8.50 to $9.25 AgEq(1) ounce in 2014. Further details on market guidance will be presented in the upcoming annual financial report."

Interview with Eric Sprott

Last question is without having a crystal ball scenario going on here, what is your pick for the December 31, 2014 closing price of gold? Eric Sprott: Over $2,000 per oz. What about silver? Eric Sprott: Over $50 per oz.

Silver Market Morning: January 21, 2014

We expect consolidation by the silver price today, in New York.

Silver Market Morning: January 23, 2014

Silver – The silver price true to history continues to move in tandem with gold. That’s why, what affects gold affects silver prices too.

Silver Market Morning

New York saw gold jump to $1,262 from $1,237 before closing at $1,259. Asia held it slightly higher ahead of the opening in London. The dollar traded at $1.3686 somewhat weaker than yesterday. London traded it up until the Fixing, which was set at $1,259.25 up $15.00 on Thursday. In the euro, it Fixed at €920.437 up €7.561 reflecting a weaker dollar which stood at $1.3730, down a cent. The Fix was set higher than the market was trading showing strong demand. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,271.10 and in the euro at €925.78.

The Financial Cancer is No Longer Dormant

If this is indeed “the Big One,” the timeframe to PROTECT oneself may run out very, very quickly. Hopefully, you have spent the past five years preparing for the inevitable, global currency crash; and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? All aspects of one’s life should be considered; but when it comes to the financial aspect, only PHYSICAL gold and silver have maintained their purchasing power throughout similar crises – and likely, will benefit more than any other asset class from what’s coming. Whether or not the “greatest wealth transfer in history” occurs – from those holding fiat-currency denominated wealth to those holding real assets – we don’t know, but we suspect it will. Either way, the odds of surviving what’s coming will increase exponentially if you limit your exposure to the financial cancer enveloping the world; i.e., the destruction of fiat currencies.

January 28: Gold and Silver End Barely Lower

Gold popped up to $1261.39 in early New York trade before it fell back off into midmorning, but it then bounced back higher in the last few hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.08%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.488 and ended with a loss of 0.25%.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price was slightly lower at $1,254.70 down $3.10 at the close on Tuesday. Asia held it there ahead of London’s opening. London set the gold price at $1,257.00, $4.00 up on Tuesday. In the euro, it Fixed at €930.353 up €3.166 while the dollar stood at $1.3511 barely changed. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,257.35 and in the euro at €930.54.

February 10: Gold and Silver Gain While Miners Surge

Gold climbed $10.78 to $1277.88 at about 8:20AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.59%. Silver rose to as high as $20.287 and ended with a gain of 0.1%.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price rose slightly to $1,290.90 up $1.00 at the close on Wednesday. Asia held it there ahead of London’s opening. London held it there before Fixing the gold price at $1,290.25 up $3.75. In the euro, it Fixed at €943.648 up €0.812, while the dollar stood at $1.3673, almost unchanged. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,292.50 and in the euro at €945.88.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price saw gold pause at $1,318 with Asia holding it there before London took it down steadily to $1,314 In London it Fixed at $1,314 down $12.00. In the euro, it Fixed at €957.586 down just over €10.00, while the dollar stood at $1.3722, weaker again. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,313.75 and in the euro at €956.57.

SilverCrest Receives US$10 Million Commitment from Sandstorm Gold for Underground Mine Option at Santa Elena

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX:SVL)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) ("SilverCrest" or "the Company") is pleased to announce it has received notice of exercise of the Underground Mine Option from Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm") for the Santa Elena Mine, Sonora, Mexico. This Option allows Sandstorm to purchase 20% of the gold produced from underground operations at the Santa Elena. In consideration of exercise of the option, Sandstorm will make an additional upfront deposit of US$10 million to the Company on or before March 17, 2014 and will continue to make ongoing per ounce payments of US$350 until 50,000 ounces of gold have been delivered to Sandstorm, inclusive of 18,593 ounces already received from open-pit production, at which time the payments will increase to US$450 per ounce of gold.

February 27: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold dropped $5.05 to $1323.95 in late Asian trade before it rebounded to $1335.36 at about 10:30AM EST and then drifted back to $1326.99 in the next four hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver slipped to $21.002 in Asia before it bounced back to $21.485 in London and then chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.19%.

March 7: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold edged down to $1346.45 in Asia before it rebounded to $1352.69 at about 8:20AM EST and then dropped back to as low as $1329.28 after this morning’s jobs report was released, but it then rallied back higher in the last four and a half hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.82%. Silver slumped to as low $20.769 before it also rallied back higher, but is still ended with a loss of 2.7%.

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The Silver Bull Market Is Over?

Is the Silver Bull Market Over? This is one question that we feel very confident that the answer to it is no; but still we are specifically watching for articles or news stories suggesting that the precious metals bull market is over. We have seen a few articles announcing the end of the metals bull market and we will explain why this is significant to us later in this article. But first, there are a host of reasons why we think the bull market in precious metals is alive and well and we will address a few of these reasons in this article.

May 9: Gold and Silver Fall 1%

Gold fell over $27 to as low as $1579.74 by about 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.98%. Silver slipped to as low as $28.629 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.02%.

First Majestic Silver Corp.: Del Toro NI 43-101 Technical Report & Pre-Feasibility Study

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F)(WKN:A0LHKJ) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce a new NI 43-101 Technical Report (TR) and Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for the Del Toro Silver Mine.

Europe in Focus

Over the weekend, the European political/economic conflagration worsened further, with the Spanish Prime Minister forced to re-assure the populace on national TV that “this is not the eve of the Apocalypse” – which it is, of course, from a financial standpoint. European equities were flat to down, although Spain and Italy enjoyed a brief respite by BEGGING the EU to create some cockamamie “governing board” to take over their finances. It will never happen, but allowed those two markets mild dead-cat bounces. Following Friday’s major PM up day, prices have been holding their own all day with the Dow down yet again – particularly gold, now just $6 from its Friday close. With Wednesday’s ECB meeting and Bernanke’s Thursday speech before a Joint Congressional Economic Committee about the near-term outlook, be prepared for ANYTHING this week.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -530,305.40 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -530,305.40 ounces

July 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed up to $1623.53 at about 7:45AM EST before it fell back to $1597.59 in the next hour of trade, but it then bounced back higher at times and ended with a loss of 1.13%. Silver rose to $28.39 before it slumped back to $27.516 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 2.29%.

Site Visit: Santa Elena Mine, SilverCrest Mines Inc.

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL | OTCQX: STVZF) is a Vancouver based precious metals producer and mine development company who is rapidly advancing several projects in northern Mexico. The company has grown their flagship Santa Elena Mine in Sonora from an exploration project into a producing mine, drilled out a significant resource at their nearby Cruz de Mayo property, and recently announced a large silver equivalent (Ag, Au, Cu) resource at their La Joya deposit in Durango.

July 11: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1583.00 in Asia before it fell back to as low as $1567.21 immediately after the fed’s minutes were released, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.52%. Silver slumped to $26.816 before it also bounced back higher and ended with a gain of 0.93%.

Huldra Silver Receives Level 1 Vein Drift Assays Up to 10884 g/tonne Ag (362.8 oz/ton Ag) Over .5 Metres at Treasure Mountain

Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA.V) ("Huldra" or the "Company") is pleased to announce sample results from the underground exploration and resource definition program on its 100% owned Treasure Mountain Property. All of the samples presented are from the fifth raise on Level 1 or from the vein drift extension on Level 1. The mine is developed on 4 levels over a vertical height of 295 metres following the vein down dip.

Dropping The Silver Investigation?

In the thinnest days of the summer – with the Olympics going on, no less – it looks like nothing short of a scheme to knock silver down occurred when a ridiculous article was published SUNDAY in the Financial Times that the CFTC was dropping its silver investigation.

August 9: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar

Gold climbed $4.61 to $1617.41 in Asia before it fell back to $1609.70 in London, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1618.09 with a gain of 0.3%. Silver slipped back to $27.864 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.39%.

August 14: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold climbed $8 to $1616.30 in Asia before it fell back to $1589.28 in early New York trade, but it then bounced back higher midday and ended with a loss of just 0.54%. Silver rose to $28.02 before it dropped back to $27.64, but it then rallied back higher midday and ended with a gain of 0.14%.

Where Is Silver Going?

The War Against Us

April 27: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold fell $7.13 to $1650.47 in Asia before it shot up to $1667.30 in New York and then pared its gains a bit in the last few hours of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver surged to as high as $31.435 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

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