• Gold: 1,253.51 2.36
  • Silver: 18.32 0.09
  • Euro: 1.059 -0.000
  • USDX: 101.12 0
  • Oil: 54.19 0.16

February 27: Gold and Silver Reverse Lower on Fedspeak

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Gold waffled between $1258.40 and $1253.40 in Asia and traded mostly slightly lower in London before it jumped to as high as $1263.60 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.45%. Silver surged to as high as $18.481 before it also dropped back lower in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.65%.

November 21: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold gained $9.25 to $1217.55 in London before it chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.34%. Silver rose to as high as $16.746 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-21-2016 -- Gold and Silver bounce start to bounce off support!

Once again, allowing for the difference in the quality of gold priced in the different markets, Shanghai gold prices Fixed gold prices in the morning and the afternoon much higher that New York’s close in the ‘20s not below ‘10 pushing for pricing dominance once more. The dollar is lower and stable at the beginning of this week, but may well try to rise again. Once again it is the dollar’s strength that is making global market prices in currencies and precious metals alongside selling action in the gold ETFs.

November 18: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% and 4% on the Week

Gold fell $14.50 to $1203.90 in Asia before it bounced back to $1215.82 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.83%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.44 and ended with a loss of 0.72%.

Market Report: Bond rout undermines PMs

Gold and silver prices moved lower this week, while bond yields around the world rose sharply. There can be little doubt now that the bond bubble is deflating, inflicting enormous strains on portfolios, banks and even central banks which have initiated QE programmes. The gold price fell from $1228 at last Friday’s close to $1205 in early European trade this morning. On the same time-scale, silver fell from $17.37 to $16.61.

November 17: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold gained $6.17 to $1231.07 in London, but it then fell to as low as $1211.71 in late New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.53%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.587 and ended with a loss of 1.47%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-17-2016 -- Gold And Silver Consolidating!

At the moment, in New York, sellers are present but in small numbers compared to the earlier part of the week. Buying continues in Shanghai and as we see in prices in London too. But just before the opening of New York, London moved into line with New York’s close, leaving it trying to match both gold markets. The dollar is calming down and correcting after days of surging against other currencies, but remains over the 100 level on the dollar index. We expect post-Trump turbulence to begin calming in the short term.

November 16: Gold and Silver Edge Lower With Oil

Gold edged up to $1232.77 in Asia before it fell back to $1221.67 in London and then chopped back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.871 and ended with a loss of 0.7%.

November 15: Gold and Silver Gain About 1%

Gold gained $13.21 to $1231.41 in Asia before it fell back to $1219.61 at about 9AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into midday and ended with a gain of 0.8%. Silver rose to as high as $17.133 and ended with a gain of 1.31%.

Silver and the Train Wreck

Silver and gold prices erratically increase along with debt. Given that silver prices are near the low end of their 20 year “megaphone” pattern, expect much higher silver prices. Further, the cost of production is increasing rapidly and the ore quality is declining. Expect prices to increase based on limited supply. Given the precariousness of the central bankers’ fiat currency Ponzi Schemes and the coming realizations about the intrinsic value of paper investments and debt instruments, silver and gold prices should move much higher in the next five years due to heavy demand.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-15-2016 -- Gold and silver looking for a bottom, but volatility to continue!

When a market is as exuberant as we see currency, gold and silver markets at present, prices always fall too far or rise too high. We have seen that beautifully demonstrated in the last week. With China now taking gold higher we are looking to see just who follows who in the global gold markets. While a market then settles down, volatility rules prices. We expect that to continue, both ways.

November 14: Gold and Silver Fall As Dollar Tops 100

Gold traded mixed in Asia before it fell to see a $16.15 loss at $1211.55 in midmorning New York trade and then rallied back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.77%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.679 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 2.97%.

SilverCrest Announces New Discovery at Las Chispas; Varela Veins with Multiple Results of Greater Than 1,400 gpt AgEq

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce an update on the underground rehabilitation program at its Las Chispas Property ("Las Chispas") located in Sonora, Mexico. SilverCrest's initial focus was on the Las Chispas, William Tell and Babicanora veins. Exploration has been expanded to include a new, recently discovered target at the historic Varela Mine. This mine has two near-parallel veins that are approximately 300 metres west of the William Tell Vein.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-14-2016 -- Gold and silver volatility to continue!

With the gold price and now the silver price continuing to fall today [well over $100 on the week] because of heavy sales from the gold ETFs many are, we feel, misreading the consequences of Trump’s impact on the economy regarding gold. With 30-year Treasuries falling in price leaving yields at 3% the dollar continues to surge as carry trades are unwound. We see these moves as part of the initial exuberance after the election. But the question is, “Just how far will this exuberance go?”

November 11: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 6% on the Week

Gold gained $7.95 to $1264.75 in Asia before it fell back to $1221.12 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 2.32%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.199 and ended with a loss of 6.32%.

Market Report: Trumped!

By early European trade this morning (Friday) gold ended sharply lower on the week at $1255, down from $1304 at last Friday’s close. It appears this weakness is driven by futures markets, since physical spot gold and silver are in backwardation out to December’s delivery. The tightness in physicals is reflected in silver, which rose from $18.42 to $18.61 on the week by last night’s close (Thursday). Gold futures contracts exchanged-for-physical on Comex jumped on Wednesday and Thursday to 45,000 contracts (4.5 million ounces) which is exceptional, and consistent with physical shortages in the market.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-11-2016 -- Gold – more volatility to come. Silver - stable!

Volatility has not finished by a long way! First we saw a Trump Hump, then a Trump Dump! There is nothing yet to establish tomorrow’s realities. Hopes and expectations are all we have to go on. While, the re-building of the U.S.’ infrastructure is on the cards [with a major cut in Company tax, together with a small 10% tax on repatriated funds from overseas, paid for with debt] we have no doubt that deflation will halt and inflation take its place. But this process will take from two to three years before we see action on the ground.

November 10: Gold Falls While Silver Climbs With Copper

Gold gained $17.19 to $1291.69 in Asia, but it then fell back off in London and New York and ended with a loss of 1.39%. Silver rose to as high as $18.963 before it dropped back to $18.418 in midmorning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into midday and ended with a gain of 0.65%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-10-2016 -- Volatile, Volatile, Volatile!

Volatility is what we saw in all global markets. We doubt the volume of trading in physical gold was that much, but dealers and speculators showed their confusion taking gold and silver prices very high at first only to pull them back to their lows later in the day. But as always these gentlemen are ‘full of sound and fury and signify nothing’. It certainly was no place for widows and orphans. As we can all see, the emotional content of all global financial markets was huge, sowing confusion all around. But as the shock or awe subside, the fog will clear and a trend established.

November 9: Gold and Silver Erase Nearly 5% Gains to End Near Unchanged

Gold gained $61.61 to $1337.21 in Asia before it fell all the way back to $1270.05 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver rose to as high as $18.996 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.35%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-9-2016 -- Oops, President Trump!

The U.S. now knows that ‘Brexit’ feeling and then some! As you can see above, gold and silver will be direct beneficiaries. But here we are not just talking about a rise in prices, but a change in concept for gold, as we see global monetary turbulence, uncertainty and substantial changes to the status quo we have had for nearly a decade.

Donald Trump’s victory - BrExit times ten

Donald Trump’s victory, which I first predicted the day after the BrExit, will have the political, economic, social, and monetary impact of a “BrExit times ten.” In fact, Trump used that very phrase, per the aforementioned Audioblog title, in his speeches last week. His “unexpected” victory will be a seminal event for financial markets, which have been pushed to record valuations, amidst the worst economic environment of our lifetimes, by the “machine” fronted by the Clinton and Obamas that is now dead in the water. To that end, it may well spell the end of the gold Cartel, given that it was run by this now dead cabal – which if they still have the ability to maintain power following this historic regime change, may not see it worthwhile to continue.

November 8: Gold and Silver End Mixed Before Election Results

Gold gained $6.78 to $1288.28 at about 10:30AM EST before it fell back to $1273.02 in the next 90 minutes of trade and then chopped back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $18.641 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.66%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-8-2016 -- Gold price waiting for results?

Global financial markets are on hold until we hear the results of the U.S. Presidential results tomorrow. As we saw earlier in the last week, when Mrs. Clinton looked to be in trouble with the FBI, gold rose, discounting a Trump victory, but when exonerated, the gold price pulled back as a Clinton victory was discounted. At current levels a Clinton victory remains discounted in all world markets.

Fortuna reports consolidated financial results for the third quarter 2016

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) today reported revenue of $65.2 million, net cash provided by operating activities of $28.5 million, and net income of $11.8 million in the third quarter of 2016.

November 7: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% and 1%

Gold fell $25.86 to $1278.34 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher in the last four hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.74%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.012 and ended with a loss of 0.92%.

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%.

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSXV:SCZ) Follow-Up #3

In 2014, production at Rosario is targeted to be 500 tons/day. The Company plans exploration and additional geologic evaluation, including diamond drilling on its properties, to define and expand resources to NI43-101 compliance.

Santacruz Silver Provides Q4 2013 & January 2014 Operations Update for Rosario Mine

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SCZ) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to provide production results and an update of activities at its Rosario Mine located in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,280.50 down $2.80 on Tuesday, in New York. Asia lifted the price $4 on Wednesday morning. London held it there at the opening. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,284.00 down $2.50. In the euro, it Fixed at €93o.907 down €1.542 as the dollar stood at $1.3793 up from $1.3797: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,283.70 and in the euro at €930.86.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,292 up $7.50 on Wednesday, in New York. Asia held the price there on Thursday morning. London took it down $5. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,287.25 up $3.25. In the euro, it Fixed at €935.094 up €4.187 as the dollar stood at $1.3766 up from $1.3793: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,286.65 and in the euro at €934.79.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,286.30 down $5.70 on Thursday, in New York. Asia held the price there on Friday morning, before London lifted it over $1,290 ahead of the Fix. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,293.50 up $6.25. In the euro, it Fixed at €943.747 up €8.653 as the euro was weaker at $1.3706 up from $1.3766: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,291.40 and in the euro at €941.97.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,318.00 up $6.90 on Thursday, in New York. Asia lifted it to $1,319.35 ahead of London’s opening. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,317.25 down $4.25. In the euro, it Fixed at €948.617 down €4.571 as the euro was weaker at $1.3886 down from $1.3866: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,322.25 and in the euro at €951.53.

SilverCrest Announces Q1 Production; 201,101 Ounces Silver and 7,545 Ounces Gold

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (NYSE MKT:SVLC)(SVL.TO) (the "Company") is pleased to announce silver and gold production numbers for the first quarter of 2014 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico.

Silver Market Morning

After Mario Draghi’s confirming that he wants to see a weaker euro, the market has obliged by pulling it back from its recent peak just under $1.40: €1 to $1.38: €1. If gold is moved in the same way as gold, we come to $1,307. This is where the gold price is now. We did not see selling of gold to press the gold price down, but dealer’s adjustment of prices in line with the dollar’s strength. Like the waves on the seashore the gold price fell but we believe this will bring in Asian buyers allowing the gold price to move higher after the current consolidation is complete.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,302.90 down $23.80 Tuesday, in New York. Asia pulled it down to $1,295 initially before lifting it back to $1,300 ahead of London’s opening, where it rose to $1,304. The gold price was then Fixed in London at $1,299.00 down $12.50, because of the stronger euro. In the euro, it Fixed at €938.584 down €11.847 as the euro was stronger at $1.3840 down from $1.3800: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,302.90 and in the euro at €941.40.

Santacruz Silver Announces First Quarter 2014 Production Results/ Ramp Up Program at Rosario Mine is on Schedule

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SCZ) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to announce first quarter 2014 production of 159,729 silver equivalent ounces from the Company's Rosario Mine in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This production represents a 260% quarter over quarter increase as compared with Q4 2013 and demonstrates the Company is on schedule to meet its production target of between 850,000 to 1,100,000 silver equivalent ounces by the year-end 2014.

Excellon reports results of annual meeting of shareholders

Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report that shareholders voted in favour of all items of business, including the election of each director at the 2014 Annual General Meeting (the "Meeting") held on April 29, 2014.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,290.4 down $5.70 on yesterday, in New York. In Asia it was being pulled back to $1,283. London is closed today. The dollar weakened to $1.3880 nearly half a cent lower. Ahead of the opening of New York, gold stood at $1,286.10 and in the euro at €926.65.

May Decline in Gold and Silver Stocks Would Create Opportunity

Last week we noted that the gold and silver shares had formed a short-term rebound in response to an oversold condition. Yet we felt that the downtrend that originated from the hard reversal in March was still in effect. As we go to publish, the rebound appears to be petering out. Be aware that there is more potential downside in May. The good news is a decline in May will likely create a great buying opportunity at the end of the month and in June.

Manipulation 101 ... The Pithy Version

The goal of The Powers That Be is to keep the grassroots masses from reaching an "orientation" that values precious metals over paper dollars that are backed only by the "full faith and credit" of U.S. Government.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,298.30 in a $13.40 rebound on Friday, in New York. In Asia and London it was being lifted strongly to $1315.00. London was closed so we watch to see just how New York will play gold. The euro stood at $1.3874. Ahead of the opening of New York, gold stood at $1,311.65 and in the euro at €945.65.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,289.20 down only $0.20 yesterday, in New York. In Asia and London the gold price lifted back to $1,291. The gold Fixing was set at $1,289.00 down $2.25 and in the euro at €933.246 up €7.22 while the euro stood at $1.3812 nearly 2 cents down from the week’s peak. Ahead of New York’s opening the gold price stood at $1,289.40 and in the euro at €933.33.

May 9: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold climbed $5.04 to $1294.24 by a little before 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1285.54 in the next four and a half hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.04%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.052 and ended with loss of 0.1%.

May 12: Gold Gains and Silver Surges

Gold dropped $8.73 to $1279.97 at the open of trade last night, but it then jumped to as high as $1302.77 at about 8:30AM EST today and ended with a gain of 0.62%. Silver surged to as high as $19.647 and ended with a gain of 2.09%.

Who should GAO believe - Ted Butler or Bart Chilton?

In a recent column, silver analyst Theodore Butler presented information that leaves him somewhat optimistic that the Government Accountability Office(GAO) is looking into the possibility that the silver markets might be rigged or manipulated.

May 13: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold dropped down to $1289.16 by a little after 7AM EST before it spiked up to $1298.42 in the next hour and a half of trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.26%. Silver slipped to $19.364 before it rebounded to $19.593 and then also fell back off, but it ended with a loss of just 0.1%.

Daily Silver Data

Statistics about silver that change every day.

Silver Market Morning

Silver Update

Here are a few patterns that might explain the current state of the silver price, as well as, provide the possible way forward. Below is a graphic which compares the current pattern on silver (from about the beginning of 2011 to present) to a 2007 pattern:

Dramatic Turnaround For Silver?

On the chart, I have indicated two similar patterns (marked 1 to 5).This comparison suggests that silver could rise significantly over the next couple of months. This would mean that a dramatic turnaround in the price of silver is coming (it might have started already).

Silver Market Update

The patterns forming in gold and silver are remarkably similar, and much of what has been written in the parallel Gold Market update applies equally to silver, so it will not be repeated here. The big question is "has silver finally bottomed?" - that is the question that we are going to attempt to answer in this update.

May 22: Gold and Silver End Over 1% Lower

Gold dropped $19.82 to $1573.18 by about 5AM EST before it climbed back above $1590 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 1.64%. Silver slipped to $28.015 before it surged to as high as $28.804, but it also fell back off in late trade and ended with a loss of 1.26%.

Julian Phillips: Silver Price Falls with Euro; in hands of traders

Comment Wire: The fall in the silver price to current levels of $27.34 reflects the fall in the euro and not that rise of the dollar. Both gold and silver have for so long been treated as "counters to the dollar" to quote the Bundesbank's ex-President Herr Weber. But this does not mean, after market volatility says differently, that silver should move with the euro.

Ranting Andy on Silver

June 1, 2012 will be remembered as a watershed day. “Cartel Rule #1” was already broken on Wednesday – i.e., “thou shalt not let PMs rise when the Dow plunges,” and nearly was yesterday as well, until they viciously ATTACKED PMs and GOOSED the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” at midday. But today – with European markets already in freefall, the BLS published its third straight catastrophic NFP employment report.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,643.17 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,643.17 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,620.40 and in London’s early morning fell to $1,615.75. There is no Fixing in London today due to the Jubilee celebrations. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,618.22 and in the euro, €1,301.55 while the euro was at €1: $1.2433.

This Ain't The Bottom (But you can see it from here)

Wallace, Idaho – Bernard Baruch famously said: “Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.” Good advice. So many ersatz experts are calling this the bottom for silver and gold that it absolutely cannot be the actual bottom. It may be so close that we can see it, but we're willing to ride this elevator down a few more floors before we hit that big red STOP button.

June 6: Gold Gains While Silver Surges

Gold rose $22.40 to $1640.80 at about 8:30AM EST, but it then fell back off in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of just 0.07%. Silver surged to as high as $29.895 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 2.94%.

Silver Offers A Great Opportunity

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COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -27,627.307 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -27,627.307 ounces

CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler on C-SPAN

Gary Gensler talked about Commodity Futures Trading Commission oversight of commodity "futures," and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

The Premier Safe Haven

Precious Metals are yet again asserting themselves following MULTIPLE attempts to push them down – first at the usual 12:00 PM EST with most markets flat, then late in the afternoon when the “DOW JONES PROPAGANDA AVERAGE” started plunging. TPTB are horrified that their pathetic “Spanish Bailout” ploy failed, with stock and markets plunging worldwide – notwithstanding yesterday’s blatant prop job. If gold remains positive by day’s close – and the Dow stays down – this will be the fourth such time in two weeks – SHOUTING to the world that gold is, indeed, the premier safe haven asset. With the potentially catastrophic Greek elections this weekend – and fears of an Italian contagion, be prepared for ANYTHING in the coming days.

Huldra Silver Provides Progress Update on Treasure Mountain and the Merritt Mill

Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA.V) (the "Company" or "Huldra") today provides a progress update on the mining operations at its 100% owned Treasure Mountain Property and an update on the construction of its 200 tonne per day mill in Merritt, BC.

Vintage Gold Cartel

This week has been vintage Gold Cartel/JP Morgan in action. The gold/price action has been counterintuitive until today. Meanwhile, the silver open interest is near at its recent highs, as JPM has stopped all silver rallies whenever the price reached $29 per ounce. Take a look at the silver chart of late. Now they have made their move along with the rest of The Gold Cartel. Spec precious metals longs are terrified and many forced to exit their positions.

Silver coins hot up in India as gold sales weaken

With gold prices too hot for many in India, silver has regained its sheen. Sales of silver coins are soaring in India, with most consumers buying silver coins which herald good luck and prosperity. Gold, on the other hand, has hit several highs in the last couple of days, deterring buyers from the precious metal. Delayed monsoons in India have all but grounded sale of gold too. In rural India, sales of the yellow metal are closely linked to monsoon, since good rains that bring on a rich harvest will boost gold purchases by farmers.

Pan American Silver Falls to Levels Below Book Value

In trading on Friday, shares of Pan American Silver Corp. (Toronto: PAA) crossed below their last reported book value — defined as common shareholder equity per share — of $17.83, changing hands as low as $17.70 per share. Pan American Silver Corp. shares are currently trading down about 3.2% on the day.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,572. London opened at the same level, but as the euro slipped slightly it slipped marginally too, but then recovered ahead of the Fixing in London to Fix at $1,569.00 and in the euro at €1,256.406 almost the same as Friday’s level. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,570.30and in the euro, €1,257.25 while the euro was at €1: $1.2490.

Perfect Storm Brewing

The markets are in turmoil for the same cadre of horrible trends as usual, starting with Spanish bond yield surging above 7%, uncertainty about the toothless European Summit, PLUNGING British bank stocks on the heels of “LIEBOR” fraud (Barclays, down 17% today alone) and unattainable ATM funds (RBS, down 13%). Throw in the Supreme Court’s insane upholding of Obamacare, in which the only justice to vote against his party was Chief Justice Roberts, and further weakness in jobless claims, and you have a perfect storm brewing.

July 16: Gold and Silver End With Slight Gains

Gold dropped down to as low as $1578.51 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1594.61 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.09%. Silver surged to as high as $27.42 and ended with a gain of 0.22%.

First Majestic Produces 2.1 Million Silver Equivalent Ounces in Second Quarter

First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic" or the "Company") (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F) (WKN:A0LHKJ)is pleased to announce that total production at its three mines in Mexico for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012 reached 2,102,222 equivalent ounces of silver, representing a 14% increase compared to the same quarter in 2011.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,581.70 yesterday down $7.80. Asia took it to $1,582 ahead of London’s opening. London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,579.50 down $6 on yesterday and in the euro at €1,298.651, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2257 down half a cent on the dollar. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,579.32 in the middle and in the euro at €1,290.66.