• Gold: 1,267.20 2.23
  • Silver: 17.22 -0.07
  • Euro: 1.090 0.002
  • USDX: 99.044 -0.032
  • Oil: 49.06 -0.25

Market Report: French election prompts correction

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Gold and silver were sold down in the futures market this week, after the first round of the French presidential election last Sunday. We are led to believe the hedge funds were bullish of precious metals because Marine Le Pen had a good chance of becoming president in the second round.

Remembering the Genius of Hunter S. Thompson

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger ponders the timelessness of Hunter S. Thompson's "blistering attacks on the status quo" and their applicability to today's political landscape. He also reminds us of the "incredibly bullish" fundamentals for silver and lays out the evidence for why this precious metal is on its way to $25/ounce by mid-year.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 15 2017 - Gold not moving except to adjust to exchange rates!

Shanghai was trading at 273.34 Yuan towards the close today. This equates to $1,238.40, but allowing for the different quality of gold being traded [.9999 fineness] and on today’s exchange rate, to align it with New York and London prices it equates to $1,233.41. LBMA price setting: The LBMA gold price was set today at $1,225.15 down from yesterday’s $1,229.65.

February 14: Gold and Silver Edge Higher In Mixed Trade

Gold gained $8.50 to $1234.40 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1222.00 in late morning trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.12%. Silver jumped up to $18.072 before it fell back to $17.772, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.67%.

Another Unique Blow-Off Factor

The world’s foremost silver analyst Theodore Butler has done it again. He has elaborated another bullish factor so powerful it screams at us to buy silver. As you know, Mr. Butler is the supreme expert on futures trading in silver. The reason that this knowledge is so important is because the COMEX is the primary place where silver prices are set. Forget about China, the dollar, the economy or whatever reason the media reports. Billion dollar banks, hedge funds and computerized trading monolith’s set the price on the COMEX.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 14 2017 - Gold consolidating but U.S. gold ETF investors buying big!

Today sees Shanghai closed today, removing the Shanghai influence on the gold price. In the Chinese vacuum, western gold markets are using the opportunity to pull gold prices lower on a day when the dollar is slightly stronger but not sufficient to make the gold price fall. Hence, we see today as a day when we could see bargain hunters.

February 13: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Climb To New Highs

Gold fell $14.60 to $1219.40 in late morning New York trade before it rallied back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.66%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.759 and ended with a loss of 0.67%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 13 2017 - Gold recovering but moving with the euro at the moment!

In Shanghai, after the return of those investors from their Lunar New Year, demand has yet to recover fully as they slip back into their usual routine and gain full momentum. Until then we do expect New York and London to stay in line with Shanghai and for the global gold price to be influenced by exchange rates. That is so today too, but we do expect the dollar to weaken.

February 10: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% and 3% on the Week

Gold fell $9.80 to $1221.70 in Asia before it climbed up to $1237.00 in early afternoon New York trade and then fell back off a bit, but it still ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.555 before it rallied all of the way back to $17.996 and ended with a gain of 1.53%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 10 2017 - A strong Dollar/Trump pulls gold lower!

We are all getting used to the new Presidential style with difficulty, but yesterday’ statements from the President that the U.S. is about to see a fantastic new Tax reformation incited markets in the U.S. to reach new record highs and gold took a knock of $5 by the close. He is still amazing the U.S., by the fact that he is sticking to his election promises.

NEW! Live 3-Day Silver Price Chart

Introducing our new live silver price chart: Last 3-Days Silver Price.

February 9: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% While Stocks Rise on Trump Talk

Gold waffled between $1243.70 and $1236.80 in London before it edged up to $1244.20 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then dropped to as low as $1230.40 in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.73%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.619 and ended with a loss of 0.56%.

February 8: Gold and Silver Swing Back to Gains

Gold gained $11.80 to $1244.80 in midmorning New York trade before it drifted back lower in the next few hours, but it still ended with a gain of 0.61%. Silver rose to as high as $17.866 and ended with a gain of 0.34%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 8 2017 - SPDR investors now include large hedge funds!

While U.S. based gold investors have returned to the gold market via the SPDR [GLD] gold ETF, we had not heard of any large gold investors returning until now. Today we have received reports that Drukenmiller, having exited the gold market in December, has returned to it.

February 7: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower After Dollar Pop

Gold dropped $6.80 to $1227.90 by a little after 8AM EST before it bounced back to $1235.70 in early afternoon trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.14%. Silver slipped to $17.559 before it rallied back to $17.788 and then also fell back off, but it ended with a loss of just 0.11%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 7 2017 - Gold steady at higher levels with SPDR investors still buying!

What is now very clear is that if Marie le Pen and her party are elected, France will likely leave the E.U. Yesterday saw a plan to leave the E.U. produced by her party. It could involve a dual currency. Some have said that a dual currency never works. On the contrary dual currencies have pulled several nations out of a hole, including the U.K. in the early seventies. One currency for commercial transactions and another for capital.

February 6: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks and Oil Drop – Miners Shine

Gold gained $5.98 to $1224.98 in early Asian trade and rose to as high as $1230.08 in London before it pared back in midmorning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher again into the close and ended near its late session high of $1235.52 with a gain of 1.29%. Silver rose to as high as $17.748 and ended with a gain of 1.55%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 6 2017 - Gold firm in ALL currencies rising from support!

Shanghai was trading in gold at 269.85 during today’s session before London opened. This equates to $1,223.06. For the first time in the last month all global gold markets appear in line. The reality is that Shanghai is lower due to the higher quality of gold it prices at $1,218.06. Therefore New York and London are higher than Shanghai. It’s the first time we have seen this, this year.

February 3: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $4.76 to $1210.54 at about 8AM EST before it shot to as high as $1221.29 by midmorning in New York and then fell back off at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver rose to as high as $17.538 and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 3 2017 - U.S. gold ETF buyers are back in force!

With Shanghai open today for the first time since last Thursday, we won’t have the two daily Fixes for today until tomorrow. Meanwhile, Shanghai was trading today at 269.80 towards the close today after their return from the big annual holiday. This equates to $1,222.71. This leaves it just $2 higher than the close in New York.

February 2: Gold Gains While Silver Slips Before Jobs Day

Gold gained $16.24 to $1225.34 by a little before 9AM EST before it drifted back lower for most of the rest of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.51%. Silver climbed up to $17.727 before it fell all of the way back to $17.411 and then bounced back higher in late trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.34%.

February 1: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold fell $13.90 to $1198.20 in midmorning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.361 and ended with a loss of 0.11%.

January 31: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 2%

Gold gained $7.18 to $1202.98 in early Asian trade before it dropped back to $1196.33 at about 4AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1215.31 by midmorning in New York and ended with a gain of 1.36%. Silver surged to as high as $17.609 and ended with a gain of 2.45%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 31 2017 - Gold and Silver move over $1,200 without Shanghai!

On Monday in New York, there were purchases of gold into the Gold Trust of 0.60 of a tonne, still not enough to affect the gold price, which continued to rise after President Trump announced his Executive Order on Immigrants. There was no change in the holdings of the SPDR gold ETF, so we see the rise in the gold price over $1,200 as a rise that could easily be turned back. But there are only two more days to do that as Chinese demand returns on Friday. China continues to enjoy its Lunar New Year. We expect gold’s price action to be subdued until they return.

January 30: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks and Dollar Drop

Gold gained $4.74 to $1195.64 in Asia before it fell back to $1188.25 in London, but it then rose to a new session high of $1199.29 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.41%. Silver rose to as high as $17.27 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 30 2017 - Gold and Silver holding up well while Shanghai closed!

On Friday in New York, there were sales of gold from the Gold Trust of 0.45 of a tonne, not enough to affect the gold price, which rose on the first day of the Lunar New Year, much to our surprise, as we saw the day as opportune for the bears to strike. Instead, bullish positions on COMEX rose as did the price of gold.

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 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%.

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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%.