• Gold: 1,262.09 -1.68
  • Silver: 17.60 -0.02
  • Euro: 1.093 -0.001
  • USDX: 98.785 -0.385
  • Oil: 49.28 -0.14

April 25: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2%

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Gold fell $14.10 to $1262.00 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.96%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.566 and ended with a loss of 1.62%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 10 2017 - Shanghai London and New York prices coming in line!

Again New York’s prices are moving up towards Shanghai’s, which continues to rise steadily but solidly. Shanghai on Monday was only $6.50 higher than the close of New York. This morning London opened only $3.50 lower than Shanghai. The weaker dollar is impacting the gold price, to the relief of the People’s Bank of China.

January 9,: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Dow Drops With Dollar

Gold gained $12.88 to $1185.88 in early afternoon New York trade before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.81%. Silver surged to as high as $16.69 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 9 2017 - Shanghai dominating London and New York prices!

London is the developed world’s heart of the physical gold market. New York is the paper market. ‘Paper gold prices’ cannot overrule physical prices. It seems obvious, but it isn’t as COMEX has dominated gold prices [with the support of physical sales into London] for several years.

January 6: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% and 3% on the Week

Gold fell $10.21 to $1170.99 by early afternoon in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.307 and ended with a loss of 0.84%.

Market Report: Strong rally on bear closing

The euro having been under pressure rallied by nearly 3%, bearing in mind it is 40% of the dollar index. At last night’s close, gold was up 2.5% and silver 4% in the first week. Bear closing is the order of the day, as forewarned in last week’s market report. Everyone seemed to be bullish dollar/bearish everything else, and that was bound to reverse at some time. Whether the December highs for the dollar marks a significant turning point remains to be seen. If not, the bullion banks have unfinished business with bear positions in gold futures on Comex yet to be fully closed. The next chart is of net swaps in gold.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 6 2017 - Shanghai pulling London and New York prices higher!

Yesterday the People’s Bank of China stepped into the foreign exchange market to try to restrain the fall in the Yuan and managed to pull the Yuan higher with it reaching 6.86 at one point. But as you can see this has been short-lived as the currency sank back to 6.9211 today, despite a weaker dollar. The recent fall in the Yuan has been due to a strong dollar and not a weak Yuan. But China is conscious of the Trumped up charge that it is a ‘currency manipulator’. The evidence is otherwise with the Yen, euro and sterling providing more evidence of such than China.

January 5: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% More

Gold gained $15.41 to $1178.91 in Asia before it pared back to $1170.62 in London, but it then rose to a new session high of $1184.82 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.52%. Silver rose to as high as $16.709 and ended with a gain of 1.16%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 5 2017 - Gold and Silver prices follow Shanghai higher!

Shanghai gold prices continue to rise slightly on a daily basis and both London and New York are moving higher, faster as they appear to be catching Shanghai up. This again confirms that demand in Shanghai is solid and solid enough to pull gold out of the developed world gold markets. The strength or weakness of the dollar is not affecting this as you can see in Yuan prices. These appear to be rising in a relatively stable pattern over the last month. It is the translation into dollar prices that reflects dollar moves.

January 4: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $8.25 to $1167.75 by a little after 8AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.34%. Silver rose to as high as $16.522 and ended with a gain of 0.86%.

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SilverCrest Appoints John Wright to Board

Mr. Wright was a founder, director and former President and Chief Operating Officer of Pan American Silver Corp. He has also been a director of Lumina Copper Corp., Northern Peru Copper Corp., Regalito Copper Corp. and Capstone Mining Corp. The first 10 years of his career were spent with Teck Cominco where he worked at the Trail Smelter operations and later participated in the management of the feasibility studies, marketing and mine construction at the Afton, Highmont, Bull Moose and David Bell Mines. Mr. Wright is a Metallurgical Engineer and Honours graduate of Queens University in Ontario.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 4 2017 - Gold and Silver see a shift in sentiment!

With a weaker dollar today, gold has jumped in the dollar but even more so in the euro. But what is remarkable is that there was a huge sale of gold from the SPDR gold ETF, which did not move the gold price down. Instead the gold price rose and more so than appeared justified by the fall in the dollar. We can attribute this to the ongoing pull of Chinese prices and demand in Shanghai. The fact that gold prices went higher in London tells us that the gold sold from the SPDR gold ETF was not sold into London this morning, indicating it is on its way to Shanghai.

January 3: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1% and 2%

Gold gained $8.17 to $1158.77 in Asia before it fell back to $1146.24 in London, but it then rallied to a new session high of $1163.18 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.77%. Silver rose to as high as $16.485 and ended with a gain of 2.07%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan 3 2017 - Gold and Silver reflecting currency moves as 2017 starts!

On Friday the New York price closed at $1,151.70 on the last business day of last year, after Shanghai had closed at $1,187.35 a difference of $31.65 allowing for the difference in the gold being priced. This price also reflected a weaker dollar seen on Friday. This distorts the gold price we see today, so until the SGE publishes the gold price on the day it is set, we will need to adjust our perspective with hindsight.

Silver Prices and the Russian Connection

In accordance with the current blame-game promoted by the “fake news” diversions: We can blame Russia for HRC losing the election, releasing scandalous emails that the Democratic National Committee desperately wishes had remained private, the election of Trump, NSA spying on everyone, global terrorism, excess debt in the western world, the failure of hope and change, Federal Reserve monetary policy, unemployment, weak silver prices, strong stock markets, global bond market correction, the coming recession, derivatives disasters, slowing retail sales, Italian banking, cold weather, one brutally assassinated reindeer no longer able to pull Santa’s sleigh and a tardy delivery of goodies from the Easter Bunny next year…

Another Interview With Silver Guru Ted Butler

I can’t imagine substitute silver sellers stepping forward to replace them except at very high prices. As it stands now, eight commercial traders, many of them banks, hold a net short position of 85,000 contracts or 425 million ounces. There’s nobody to take their place at these low prices. JPMorgan figured all this out long ago and that’s one of the reasons they bought so much physical silver. There was no other way for them to cover without sending silver into orbit. You’re truly looking at the opportunity of a lifetime with silver. You just have to relax and let it play out.

Market Report: 2016 Review

The reason this matters for gold, and to a lesser extent silver, is that hedge fund managers sell precious metal futures to go long of the dollar, and it is this which has driven gold and silver lower in the final quarter of 2016. Commentators in their expectations for the gold price are now uniformly bearish. These are essentially trend-chasers dressing up their negative sentiments into a fake analysis. There are some so-called specialists in cycle theory, talking gold down to under $900. But no one knows tomorrow’s prices, and it’s worth observing that sellers of trading services make their money from selling trading services, and not so much from trading. If it were otherwise, why not just make money from trading?

Silver Market Morning: Dec-29 -- Silver is base-building

With the rise in the gold price today the price of gold at $1,130 looks more and more like the bottom. Of course we could be wrong, as these sales from the gold ETFs could re-emerge in the New Year. But with Shanghai showing a greater influence on the gold price today as prices jumped $10 after not being able to break up through $1,140 for some time, is an indication of what lies ahead? Next week should add to this conclusion or dismiss it.

Silver Market Morning: Dec-28 -- Silver stronger during the holidays

The markets are still in holiday mode ahead of the New Year, so we should not read too much into the markets this week. We see that in the small tonnage sold in the last day from the SPDR gold ETF. The amount is a strange figure but one we have seen many times before. It looks like a short term trader is trying to read the market on a daily or weekly basis and positioning himself, accordingly. If the price rises, we expect this amount to be purchased back in the days to come.

December 23: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week But Miners Gain

Gold rose to as high as $1135.53 in late morning New York trade before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.68 and ended with a loss of 0.51%.

Market Report: Christmas quietude

Again, precious metals are reflecting a strong dollar, rather than anything fundamentally wrong with gold and silver. The last two months have seen a strong dollar revaluation upwards against all currencies. Gold fell $7 from last Friday’s close, to $1131 in early European trade this morning, and silver by 17 cents over the same time frame to $15.82.

Silver Market Morning: Dec 23 2016 - Gold and Silver consolidating higher ahead of the holidays

For the last few weeks, while the U.S. digested the election win by Trump, the euphoria has bubbled over. But as we all know, while Trump’s businesslike objectives may be encouraging, they are against the background of an economy that while moderately expansive but far from vigorous, as demand for durable goods fell 4.6% in November and jobless claims rose in the same month. So President Trump has to produce miracles to achieve what the Market euphoria expects of him. So a calming process in the markets must happen and we see the beginning of that now.

December 22: Gold and Silver Edge Lower With Stocks

Gold popped up to $1134.04 in midmorning New York trade before it fell back to $1127.80 in early afternoon trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.765 and ended with a loss of 0.94%.

December 21: Gold and Silver End Mixed Again

Gold gained $5.51 to $1137.01 in Asia before it drifted back to $1130.09 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.01%. Silver edged up to $16.178 before it fell back $15.907 and then also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 0.62%.

Silver Market Morning: Dec 21 2016 - Gold and Silver consolidating higher?

Today the dollar is pausing in its rise and gold too is consolidating with a slightly stronger bias right now. There were no sales from the gold ETFs yesterday, which has assisted the consolidation. If heavy ETF sales come in now the gold price will fall, if not we expect the gold price to continue rising.

First Majestic Reports First Quarter Financial Results

"After three years of aggressive capital spending to build and expand four of our silver operations, the Company is planning to take a short breather to focus on treasury growth and free cash flow. As the expansionary capital investments at both Del Toro and San Martin come to an end, we look forward to the increased production and improved efficiencies. We still have a lot of work ahead of us to accomplish our next goal of reaching 20 million ounces of production per year; however, given the low silver price environment focusing on further cost reductions and treasury growth continues to be management's top priority."

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,293.30 down $3.40 on Tuesday, in New York. In Asia the price rose slightly, but London lifted it over $1,300 at the opening. The gold Fixing was set at $1,300.25 up $7.50 and in the euro at €948.326 up €8.418 while the euro stood at $1.3711 nearly half a cent weaker. Ahead of New York’s opening the gold price stood at $1,301.50 and in the euro at €948.89.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,306.10 up $12.80 on Wednesday, in New York. In Asia the price rose slightly, but London lifted it over $1,300 at the opening. The gold Fixing was set at $1,303.75 up $3.50 and in the euro at €953.731 up €5.405 while the euro stood at $1.3700 weaker again. Ahead of New York’s opening the gold price stood at $1,304.20 and in the euro at €955.00.

Market Report: Firmer tone for gold and silver

This week started with a severe markdown in gold and silver prices when markets opened in the Far East on Monday morning, taking gold down $12 to $1278 and silver only 12 cents to $19.03. The clue in this was the resilience of silver, which hardly moved: it was an attack on the gold price presumably designed to take out stop-losses.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,293.1 down $2.50 on Monday, in New York. In Asia the price dropped to $1,291 ahead of London’s opening, where London held it. The gold Fixing was set at $1,291.50 down $9.50 and in the euro at €943.458 down €5.208 while the euro stood at $1.3689. Ahead of New York’s opening the gold price stood at $1,293.00 and in the euro at €943.45.

The Mises View: "Silver Money and Inflation"

Mark Thornton explains how silver money keeps inflation in check. Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute.

Silver Market Morning: May 30, 2014

There are reports out there that say that there is a gold deficit of around 4.35 tonnes a week, meaning that more gold is being bought than produced. That’s why the SPDR sales are important if the gold price is to be held at current levels. This makes the fall this week even more difficult to understand. The lack of visible physical sales of gold from speculators and the investors, tells us that there is very little momentum behind the downward path of gold and it can turn around in a heartbeat. We therefore attribute the fall to a temporary drop in demand due to wholesalers looking for lower prices. But they can only do this for a short while.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,246.30 on Tuesday, up $3.20 cents in New York. In Asia and London the price slipped slightly by $1 until the Fix, where it was set at $1,246.00 up $1.75 and in the euro at €915.840 up €1.421, while the euro stood at $1.3605. Ahead of the opening in New York the gold price was trading at $1,246.00 and in the euro at €915.27.

First Majestic Wins Application to Dismiss Appeal

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce that on June 5, 2014 , the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal filed by Hector Davila Santos ("Hector Santos") and Minerales y Minas Mexicanas, S.A. de C.V. ("MMM").

June 9: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold edged up to $1256.97 by a little after 8AM EST before it fell back to $1252.30 in the next four hours of trade and then bounced back higher in early afternoon trade, but it then chopped back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.03%. Silver surged to as high as $19.197 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.26%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,261.00 up $0.20 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia and London the price held at that level until the Fix, where it was set at $1,261.75 down $0.75 and in the euro at €932.902 up €0.273, while the euro stood weaker at $1.3525. Ahead of the opening in New York the gold price was trading at $1,264.20 and in the euro at €934.92.

Like in “Lost” manipulators keep pushing the button

In the classic TV drama “Lost,” certain occupants of the mysterious island were tasked with the job of punching a sequence of numbers into a computer every 108 minutes to avert an unknown catastrophe.

London Metal Exchange says can offer three solutions to silver fix

The London Metal Exchange (LME), which is competing to offer an alternative to the silver fix when the system is disbanded in August, said on Monday it could offer three different solutions.

Silver Market Morning: June 20, 2014

In 1973 the oil price jumped from $8 a barrel to $35 a barrel while gold jumped from $42 an ounce to over $120 an ounce. We do not see a direct link over the years between the two. What we do see is a moving up together in times of, not only political crisis, but monetary crisis. In those days the dollar was suspect and continued so until Volker forced interest rates up to 26% in the mid 1980’. We are moving back into days of tremendous uncertainty as the ripples from the sectarian violence spread through the financial markets of the world.

Excellon resumes drilling at La Platosa

Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report the resumption of diamond drilling at its 100%-owned La Platosa Mine located in Durango State, Mexico.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,319.60 down $7.30 Thursday in New York. In Asia prices rose to $1,321 ahead of the London Fix which was set at $1,321.50 down $1.00 and in the euro at €972.335 up €3.754, while the euro was weaker at $1.3591 down over half a cent. Thereafter, gold held at roughly the same level being moved by dealers and arbitrageurs in line with the $: € exchange rate, clearly unimpressed by the success of the American Revolution.

July 7: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold dropped $7.27 to $1312.33 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended unchanged on the day. Silver slipped to as low as $20.844 and ended with a loss of 0.52%.

July 14: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2%

Gold dropped $34.39 to $1303.31 at about 9:30AM EST before it stabilized, but it still ended with a loss of 2.32%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.849 and ended with a loss of 2.38%.

Excellon reports second quarter 2014 production

TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to announce second quarter 2014 production results from the La Platosa Mine in Durango, Mexico.

July 17: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2%

Gold gained almost $10 to $1308.21 in Asia before it fell back to $1299.65 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1323.23 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.62%. Silver surged to as high as $21.18 and ended with a gain of 1.88%.

July 24: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 3%

Gold fell almost $10 to $1294.96 in Asia before it bounced back to $1300.83 in London, but it then fell to a new 5-week low of $1287.79 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.96%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.315 and ended with a loss of 2.63%.

One of the most blatant examples ever

This week has been one of the most blatant examples of naked PM shorting ever, amidst some of the most PM-bullish news ever. Particularly, yesterday's transparent attacks as TPTB pulled out all stops to push the 10-year Treasury yield above 2.5% couldn't be more obvious - as I forensically described in yesterday's AudioBlog, "best laid plans." And what a shock, Monday is COMEX options expiration day - when no doubt, countless $1,300 and $21 options for gold and silver, respectively, were outstanding.

Excellon Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014.

July 30: Gold and Silver Close Mixed and Near Unchanged

Gold dropped $8.89 to $1291.71 just after this morning GDP announcement before it bounced back to $1303.12 and then fell back towards its earlier low by late morning in New York, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.3%. Silver fell to as low as $20.45 at one point, but it then bounced back higher in the last five hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.1%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,296.80 down $3.80 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices fell to $1,294 as the euro continued to slip to $1.3391. The gold price was Fixed at $1,295.00 down $2.50 and in the euro at €966.923 down €1.505, while the euro was weaker at $1.3393. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,295.10 and in the euro at €967.43.

July 18: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed to $1584.69 in Asia before it fell back to as low as $1567.62 by about 9AM EST, but it then climbed back to as high as $1582.53 in late morning New York trade and ended with a loss of just 0.28%. Silver rose to $27.30 before it dropped back to $26.90, but it then rose to a new session high of $27.31 and ended with a loss of just 0.07%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -85,010.678 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -85,010.678 ounces

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.

Hecla makes hostile takeover bid for U.S. Silver Corp

Hecla Mining Co made an all-cash hostile bid to buy U.S. Silver Corp for C$110.7 million, a month after the Canadian company agreed to be bought by RX Gold & Silver Inc.

July 26: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold jumped to as high as $1621.37 before it fell back off a bit in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver surged to as high as $27.815 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +845,625.07 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +845,625.07 ounces

U.S. Silver Board Recommends Rejection of Hecla Offer and Reaffirms Recommendation for Combination Transaction with RX Gold

U.S. Silver Corporation (USA.TO) ("U.S. Silver" or the "Company") announced that its Board of Directors unanimously recommends that U.S. Silver shareholders REJECT the unsolicited cash offer from Hecla Mining Company ("Hecla") to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of U.S. Silver (the "Hecla Offer").

Fed Signals More Steps to Spur Economy Amid Slower Growth

“Economic activity decelerated somewhat over the first half of this year,” the Federal Open Market Committee said today at the conclusion of a two-day meeting in Washington. “The committee will closely monitor incoming information on economic and financial developments and will provide additional accommodation as needed to promote a stronger economic recovery and sustained improvement in labor market conditions in a context of price stability.”

iShares Silver Trust: 9,759.01 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,759.01 tonnes

August 8: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold fell $8.20 to $1603.40 by a little after 8AM EST before it rallied to as high as $1616.49 in the next hour and a half of trade, but it then drifted back lower midday and ended with a gain of just 0.07%. Silver slipped to $27.699 before it rose to $28.246 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off in afternoon trade and ended with loss of 0.32%.

Silver Market Morning

New York gold closed at $1,599.60 down $8.70. London took gold down to $1,594 ahead of the Fix after which it Fixed at $1,594.74 as the euro stood at €1: $1.2328. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,293.600 down €12 on yesterday morning. Ahead of New York’s opening gold looked slightly stronger at $1,595.60 in the middle and in the euro at €1,299.40.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,691.18 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,691.18 tonnes

August 15: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold edged up to $1603.09 in Asia before it fell back to $1590.08 at about 4AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1605.83 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver slipped to as low as $27.496 at about 4AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $27.99 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

Silver Market Morning

New York gold closed at $1,604.10. London held gold there through the morning right up to the Fix where it Fixed at $1,603.50 as the euro stood at €1: $1.2328. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,306.739, up €13 on yesterday. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was steady at $1,603.55 in the middle and in the euro at €1,306.62.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,733.39 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,733.39 tonnes

SilverCrest Announces Trading on NYSE MKT to Commence August 27, 2012

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.V)(STVZF) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its common shares have been authorized for listing on the NYSE MKT in New York. The shares will begin trading on the NYSE MKT on August 27, 2012 under the trading symbol "SVLC". The Company's common shares will continue to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "SVL".

Silver Tacks on the "30" Handle

Silver needs to close out the week on a strong note to punch through the downtrending resistance line noted on this weekly chart. The ability to put a handle of "30" in front of the price is extremely helpful from both a psychological and technical perspective but a solid trending move is still not yet in the cards until silver can decisively gain the $32.50 level. Even at that, dip buyers should begin making their appearance in this market as the technical posture has changed significantly this week.

Silver Eagles Soar