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October 22: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

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Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it drifted down to $1220.50 by midmorning in New York and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.519 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

Silver Finally Starts To Catch Up With Gold

Based on the gold/silver ratio one would expect silver to do better than gold even if both are rising. And based on the COT report, gold should fall while silver rises. Today the metals finally started to behave this way, with silver rising and gold falling.

Silver Bullion: Should We Be Worried About Silver?

– LBMA report: volume of silver ounces transferred in February fell by 24% – Standard Chartered: gold-silver ratio and supply/demand fundamentals favour silver – Gold/silver ratio at near two-year high on silver’s underperformance – Silver COT reports remain more bullish than at any time in history – Silver expected to outperform gold as macro and industrial factors begin to drive price

April 4: Gold and Silver Erase Early Gains To End Mixed

Gold gained $16.40 to $1348.10 at about 9AM EST before it slid back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver chopped between $16.528 and $16.248 and ended with a loss of 0.67%.

April 3: Gold and Silver Cut Into Yesterday’s Gains

Gold fell $13 to $1328.90 in late morning New York trade before it nearly halved its drop by early afternoon, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.76%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.358 and ended with a loss of 1.08%.

April 2: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop 2%

Gold gained $18.80 to $1344.70 in early afternoon New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 1.21%. Silver rose to as high as $16.673 and ended with a gain of 1.59%.

March 29: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% on the Week

Gold fell $4.50 to $1321.20 in late morning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.015%. Silver dropped down to $16.222 in early New York trade, but it then rallied to as high as $16.363 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.31%.

March 28: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1%

Gold saw slight gains in early Asian trade, but it then fell back off for most of the rest of the day and ended near its late session low of $1323.60 with a loss of 1.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.246 and ended with a loss of 1.33%.

Optimist or Pessimist on Silver

Silver demand increases every year and will push prices higher. Our modern world depends upon electronics, computers, missiles, fighter jets, cruise missiles, technology, communication devices and more. Each new application adds to silver demand. Medical applications, electric cars and photovoltaic solar panels need more silver and will boost demand.

Revisiting 2011 and COMEX Silver

There has been a lot of talk lately about the bullish internals of COMEX silver, and rightfully so! The size of the Speculator net short position is the largest in two decades, and this is a decidedly bullish indicator. Since all of this data comes from the weekly, CFTC-generated Commitment of Traders reports, we thought it would be fun to take a look back today and compare/contrast the current open interest and CoT structure to 2011, the last time price got "disorderly" to the upside.

March 27: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks

Gold fell $13.70 to $1340.20 in midmorning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.64%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.471 and ended with a loss of 1.08%.

Silver Futures Report and JP Morgan Record Silver Bullion Holding Is Extremely Bullish

The COT data signaled we are close to bottoming and suggest that both gold and silver should make gains in the coming weeks and months. The data showed that the hedge funds and “Managed Money traders,” the “dumb money” speculators now have record short positions in silver. At the same time, the large commercials and including large bullion banks such as JP Morgan, the “smart money” and the “inside money” have reduced their shorts dramatically and are now long.

Has Silver's Time Finally Arrived?

Has silver's time finally arrived? This week Mike Maloney links to several pieces of news and data that show a massive shift in the silver market, as well as a gigantic nail in the coffin for the US Dollar Standard. Be sure to read the accompanying articles and watch the video Mike mentioned for some excellent in-depth analysis on why now might be the time for silver.

March 26: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold climbed $10.10 to $1355.80 in late morning New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.54%. Silver rose to as high as $16.785 and ended with a gain of 0.97%.

Trade War and Silver CoT – Details and Implications

Gold soared by the end of the week. Miners didn’t – the HUI didn’t even move above the previous March highs. Silver’s performance was rather mixed, but closer to the one of miners than the one of gold. Why did gold rally? Why didn’t miners rally? How can the silver CoT numbers help in this case?

Buy Silver with Reckless Abandon

Look at the positioning of the mighty Commercial Traders, who rarely lose money and who operate under the blinded eye of regulatory oversight and governmental sanctuary. As of last Tuesday, the most powerful group of traders ever to operate under the watchful eye of the Working Group on Capital Market wiggled out of a massive 41,497-contract short position in silver on January 23, and arrived in full regalia this week short a mere 3,709 contracts. To provide some modicum of perspective, the Commercials were short a notional amount of silver that would correspond to 207,485,000 ounces worth $3.3 billion at the $16.20 per ounce benchmark on January 23, and are now short a notional 18,545,000 ounces worth a paltry $300,429,000.

Hi-Ho Silver!

If the latest COT report for silver gets any more bullish than the one released on March 23rd, commercial traders will have to go ‘net long!’ As it is, they reduced their ‘net short’ position to the lowest number in many years, down to just 4,000 contracts – barely 2% of the total open interest! This is bullish action! As recently as January 16th the number of ‘net short’ positions was 50,000, and the percentage of open interest was 26%.

Silver Speculators Go Short – Which Is Extremely Bullish

Friday’s commitment of traders (COT) report for gold and silver offered more of the same. Which is to say the gold futures action was boring and the silver action was strange and exciting. Starting with gold, the large speculators – who, remember, tend to be wrong at big turning points – got a little less optimistic, while commercials – who tend to be right at big turning points – did the opposite. But both groups are still in unfavorable territory, with the speculators too long and the commercials too short. Looked at in a vacuum this is not good short-term news for gold.

March 23: Gold and Silver Gain on the Week While Stocks Drop 6%

Gold climbed $21.90 to as high as $1350.20 by midmorning in New York before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 1.31%. Silver jumped up to $16.664 and ended with a gain of 0.85%.

March 22: Gold and Silver Pare Yesterday’s Gains; Dow Drops 700+

Gold chopped between $1327.50 and $1333.80 in Asia before it fell to a new session low of $1324.80 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.35 and ended with a loss of 1.27%.

March 21: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% After Fed

Gold saw decent gains in Asia and London and climbed $16.10 to as high as $1326.50 in late morning New York trade before it pared back to $1319.40 just after today’s fed statement was released, but it then rose to new session highs into the close and ended near its last-minute high of $1335.60 with a gain of 1.76%. Silver surged to as high as $16.636 and ended with a gain of 2.47%.

JPMorgan's Domination of COMEX Silver

So it's easy to conclude that this massive hoard of silver is not customer silver in storage nor is it held in custody as a part of the SLV. Instead, this is very likely JPM's own silver, against which JPM can issue contracts as an alleged hedge. Just as selling call options against a large equity position can yield an investor additional income, we believe JPM sells futures against this physical position. This allows them to manage price and consistently create profits for their commodity trading desk.

March 20: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold fell $9.60 to $1307.20 at about 10:30AM EST before it climbed back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.116 and ended with a loss of 0.80%.

March 19: Gold Gains While Stocks Drop

Gold dipped $6 to $1307.60 in Asia before it jumped up to $1319.60 in early afternoon New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.21 and ended unchanged on the day.

March 16: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold gained $5.20 to $1321.70 in London before it fell back to $1309.70 at about 11AM EST, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.22%. Silver waffled between $16.496 and 16.207 and ended with a loss of 0.37%.

Market Report: Snoozing Into Spring

On Comex, silver remains in deeply oversold territory, while gold is broadly neutral. Silver appears to be following the base metals, which have been drifting lower, while the dollar continues its consolidation of earlier falls. Consequently, the gold/silver ratio is up at over 80, a level that historically has been too high to sustain, as the next chart shows.

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.

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U.S. Mint to use new silver benchmark for coin sales, purchases

The U.S. Mint said on Wednesday it will adopt the new electronic silver benchmark to be unveiled this week for its coin sales, silver purchases and price management programs following the end of the original 'silver fixing' mechanism.

August 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed Yet Again

Gold dropped $4.76 to $1304.94 by a little after 8AM EST before it jumped up to $1314.94 in the next few hours of trade and then chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.15%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.714 and ended with a loss of 0.6%.

August 21: Gold and Silver Fall With the Dollar

Gold dropped $17.85 to $1273.25 by early afternoon in New York before it bounced back higher in the last few hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.07%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.32 in late Asian trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.15%.

Fortuna Silver Reports Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for San Jose Mine in Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO)(FVI)(F4S.F) is pleased to announce an updated Mineral Resource estimate as of June 30, 2014 for the San Jose Mine located in Oaxaca, Mexico. Included in the San Jose mineral resources is an updated estimate of the Mineral Resource for the Trinidad North discovery based on the completion of forty-one additional step-out and twelve infill drill holes in the Trinidad North area.

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.

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