• Gold: 1,217.85 -5.06
  • Silver: 15.28 -0.04
  • Euro: 1.165 0.001
  • USDX: 95.154 0.074
  • Oil: 68.19 0.08

July 19: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks

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Gold dropped $16 to $1211.80 in London before it spiked up to $1228.70 in early afternoon New York trade after Trump said he’s “not happy” about the Fed raising interest rates, but it then chopped back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.177 and ended with a loss of 1.48%.

January 26: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold gained $9 to $1357.00 in Asia before it drifted back to $1348.90 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.12%. Silver rose to as high as $17.535 and ended with a gain of 0.64%.

January 25: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold gained $8.30 to $1366.00 in Asia before it dipped back under unchanged in London and then climbed back towards its earlier high by about 1:30PM EST, but it then dove back lower into the close and ended near its late session low of $134290 with a loss of 0.71%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.148 and ended with a loss of 1.48%.

January 24: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1% and 3%

Gold climbed up to $1355.40 in midmorning New York trade before it pared back a bit into midday, but it then jumped to as high as $1361.70 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 1.25%. Silver rose to as high as $17.616 and ended with a gain of 2.99%.

Positioning Ahead of Additional Dollar Weakness

Through the first three weeks of 2018, one of the key stories has been the falling US dollar. Expect this trend to continue and even accelerate as we go through the year. After peaking with a false breakout near 104 in early 2017, the US dollar (as measured by the Dollar Index) has continued to plummet in 2018. As I type, the index is near 90 and already down over 2% year-to-date. Dollar weakness has traditionally been positive for commodity prices, and the evidence of this can be seen below.

January 23: Gold and Silver Gain With Oil

Gold gained $3.80 to $1338.40 in London before it dropped back to $1331.70 by midmorning in New York, but it then extended to as high as $1341.50 in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of 0.48%. Silver rose to as high as $17.092 and ended with a gain of 0.24%.

January 22: Gold Ends Slightly Higher

Gold waffled between $1335.60 and $1328.60 in Asia before it climbed back up to $1335.50 in late morning New York trade and then fell back under unchanged by early afternoon, but it then jumped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.18%. Silver chopped between $17.095 and $16.945 and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

Silver shaping up to outshine gold in the months ahead

So has something fundamental changed? Or could silver snap back with some really spectacular gains in 2018, particularly if the nascent bull market in gold we have seen so far this year picks up speed?

Why You Must Own Silver in 2018

Silver has often rebounded nearly 100% within 12-15 months after bad and long bear markets. History says Silver is ripe for a similar move over the next 12 to 18 months. Since Silver follows Gold, a breakout in Gold could be a huge catalyst for Silver to test and break resistance at $20/oz. If that happens, Silver would be on its way to another, typical substantial rebound. It has happened before and we expect it will happen again. We already own a few juniors with the best silver deposits but we continue to look for junior explorers and silver plays with 5 to 10-fold potential that could benefit from a breakout in precious metals.

January 19: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold gained $11.60 to $1337.90 in late Asian trade before it drifted back lower in London and New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.44%. Silver rose to as high as $17.124 and ended with a gain of 0.47%.

January 18: Gold and Silver Edge Lower in Late Trade

Gold fell $4.80 to $1324.20 in Asia before it chopped up to $1333.00 in late morning New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.908 and ended with a loss of 0.47%.

January 17: Gold and Silver End Lower in Mixed Trade

Gold chopped between $1343.90 and $1332.90 in Asia and bounced back to $1338.90 in London before it fell to a new session low of $1332.00 in late morning New York trade and then jumped back to as high as $1340.50 in early afternoon trade, but it then dropped to a new session low of $1327.00 in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.77%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.992 and ended with a loss of 1.1%.

Silver Volume Extreme as in April 2013

During yesterday’s session silver moved back and forth in a volatile manner on volume that was the highest since April 2013. There were a few volume spikes in the meantime, but none as big as what we saw yesterday. The silver market is being very loud. But are you listening?

January 16: Gold Ends Higher While Stocks Reverse Lower

Gold saw modest gains in holiday thinned trade yesterday before it fell back to $1331.80 in London today, but it then jumped back higher in afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.791 and ended with a loss of just 0.17%.

January 12: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Oil on the Week

Gold gained $11.30 to $1333.10 in London before it pared back to $1324.70 at about 9AM EST, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1339.30 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 1.23%. Silver rose to as high as $17.283 and ended with a gain of 1.53%.

Silver Antidote to Bubble Craziness

U.S. stocks, according to many measures, are the most over-valued in history. We live in a Bubble Zone! Bitcoin and other cryptos are definitely in a bubble, but they could rise even higher. Bonds yield little, and in many European countries, less than zero. Central banks have created this distortion to the detriment of savers, insurance companies and pension funds.

January 11: Gold Gains with Stocks and Oil

Gold edged down to $1315.70 in Asia, but it then chopped up to as high as $1323.90 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.33%. Silver slid down to $16.884 before it jumped back to $17.03, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended unchanged on the day.

January 10: Gold Gains on Concerns About China’s Bond Buys

Gold fell $5.50 to $1308.50 in early Asian trade before it jumped up to as high as $1327.10 at about 6AM EST and then drifted back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver rose to as high as $17.185 and ended with a loss of 0.12%.

Even More Support: Silver Moving Higher in 2018

After our conversation with Craig Hemke yesterday we are more optimistic than before. Silver and gold are set up for a stellar year and if we could convince a 100 or more of these new crypto millionaires to attack the COMEX and LBMA we could see some real fireworks. Imagine what would happen if, independently, crypto millionaires began attacking the precious metals markets? Decentralized contracts flooding into the precious markets that actually are there to take possession? Would this have any effect or would these criminal enterprises simply change the rules and move on? We know they would force the participants to accept cash, as this is how the contracts are set up, but this would only expose the problem further.

January 9: Gold and Silver Fall While Stocks Continue Higher

Gold fell $11 to $1309 in midmorning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.45%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.914 and ended with a loss of 0.70%.

January 8: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold fell $5.70 to $1314.80 in Asia before it bounced back to $1321.00 in London and then drifted back lower in morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.04%. Silver fell to as low as $17.04 and ended with a loss of 0.47%.

January 5: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% on the Week

Gold fell $5.70 to $1316.20 in London before it jumped up to $1322.80 after the release of this morning’s jobs data and then fell to a new session low of $1313.80 in the next hour of trade, but it then climbed back towards its earlier high by late morning and ended with a loss of just 0.11%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.101 and ended unchanged on the day.

January 4: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold fell $9 to $1305.90 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $1325.80 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver rose to as high as $17.271 and ended with a gain of 0.35%.

Precious Metals Markets Outlook 2018

While you can still buy gold under $1,400 and silver under $20, they remain (for now) compelling values. Silver looks especially compelling given its cheapness relative to gold and virtually every asset on the planet.

Silver Created the Greatest Transfer of Wealth in History To-Date

The past few days I have been reminded of how important silver is to our world and how silver is the one asset the world needs in order to function to a high level. Actually, silver is necessary for our world to function at even the most basic level where power/energy/information is running through wires. Silver makes it possible.

January 3: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold dropped $6.40 to $1311.80 in Asia before it rallied to $1317.80 in London and then fell back to a new session low of $1307.50 after the release of fed minutes in New York, but it then jumped back higher in late trade and ended with a loss of just 0.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.032 and ended with a loss of 0.17%.

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.

10-10-10 Special: Silver Price + $0.10/oz on 1-ounce SilverSeek Rounds!

Silver Spot + $0.10! 10-10-10 SPECIAL on 1-ounce SilverSeek Rounds

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.

Silver Eagles Soar