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2020: Year Of The Silver Metal Rat

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I don’t expect a major rise in inflation in 2020, but I think institutional money managers will show enough concern about it to make silver and the miners of this awesome metal the world’s top performing asset in 2020, the year of the metal rat!

August 13: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 2%

Gold dropped $16.10 to $1195.30 in London before it bounced back above $1200 in early New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended near its early afternoon low of $1191.80 with a loss of 1.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.974 and ended with a loss of 2.15%.

August 10: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold dipped $6.20 to $1205.80 in Asia before it rallied up to $1217.00 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off into midday and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.296 and ended with a loss of 0.78%.

August 9: Gold and Silver Close Mixed

Gold dipped $2.60 to $1210.90 in Asia before it bounced back to $1217.20 in London and then dropped back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.12%. Silver chopped between $15.367 and $15.503 and ended with a gain of 0.13%.

August 8: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold gained $5.30 to $1215.50 in Asia before it dropped back to $1206.60 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver chopped between $15.454 and $15.283 and ended with a gain of 0.39%.

August 7: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold gained $8.60 to $1216.10 by a little after 6AM EST before it chopped back towards unchanged by midafternoon in New York, but it then edged back up into the close and ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $15.485 and ended with a gain of 0.39%.

August 6: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold dropped $6.10 to $1207.40 in London before it bounced back towards unchanged in morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.29 and ended with a loss of 0.78%.

August 3: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold dipped $4.40 to $1204.70 in Asia before it climbed up to $1220.00 by late morning in New York and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver rose to as high as $15.549 and ended with a gain of 0.59%.

August 2: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold gained $4.40 to $1220.50 in Asia before it dropped back to $1213.40 in London and then bounced back to gains in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.58%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.288 and ended with a loss of 0.39%.

August 1: Gold and Silver Fall With Bonds

Gold dropped $4.60 to $1220.00 in Asia before it rallied back to unchanged in London and then fell to a new session low of $1216.70 at about 11AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into midafternoon and ended with a loss of just 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.39 and ended with a loss of 0.9%.

July 31: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Bonds

Gold saw slight losses in London before it bounced back to $1223.10 in early New York trade and then dropped back down to $1214.20 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver rose to as high as $15.607 and ended with a gain of 0.26%.

July 30: Gold Ends Slightly Lower in Mixed Trade

Gold fell $4.10 to $1219.10 in Asia before it bounced back to $1225.00 by late morning in New York, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.16%. Silver rose to as high as $15.54 and ended unchanged on the day.

Ed Steer: When JP Morgan Decides to Stop Shorting Silver, Prices Will Shock You

It is my privilege now to welcome in Ed Steer of Ed Steer's Gold and Silver Digest. Ed has covered the precious metals markets for going on two decades now, having written for Casey Research prior to his latest project, and is also a director at GATA, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, where he and his colleagues work to expose the manipulation in the gold and silver markets.

July 27: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold edged up to $1225.40 in Asia before it dropped back to $1217.60 in London and then jumped to a new session high of $1227.20 by midday in New York, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.03%. Silver rose to as high as $15.534 and ended with a gain of 0.58%.

July 26: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold drifted lower throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session low of $1222.50 with a loss of 0.75%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.389 and ended with a loss of 1.28%.

Silver Threads among the Gold: What the Tea Leaves Seem to Be Telling Us

The ongoing July silver (and gold) slam has a 2008 feel about it. Important data point elements are different, but there's an air of panic on the part of physical precious metals' owners. "Major trend lines" being broken to the downside; physical metals' buying (in the U.S. off significantly so far on the year; (some) long-term silver holders giving up the ghost and selling their metal below spot.

July 25: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Oil

Gold gained $8.90 to $1234.10 in early New York trade before it fell back towards unchanged by midday, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.56%. Silver rose to as high as $15.628 and ended with a gain of 0.78%.

July 24: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold fell $6.60 to $1218.40 in Asia before it rallied up to $1229.50 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver rose to as high as $15.592 and ended with a gain of 0.65%.

July 23: Gold and Silver Fall with Oil

Gold fell $8.40 to $1222.40 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.47%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.355 and ended with a loss of 0.84%.

July 20: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold saw slight losses in Asia, but it then climbed steadily higher in London and New York and ended near its session high of $1232.10 with a gain of 0.65%. Silver rose to as high as $15.536 and ended with a gain of 1.24%.

July 19: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks

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%.

July 18: Gold Erases Early Losses to End Unchanged

Gold fell $6.50 to $1221.30 in late Asian trade before it bounced back higher in London and New York, but it was unable to close with a gain. Silver slipped to as low as $15.394 and ended with a loss of 0.19%.

India Soaks Up Physical Silver Supply

Let's cut to the chase. While the price of COMEX Digital Silver is being pounded lower in 2018, demand for actual physical silver in India is soaring. On Louis' chart below, note that the all-time peak in Indian silver demand came in 2015... when the price of COMEX Digital Silver bottomed below $14 and then began a 50% rally to $21 by mid-2016. In fact, the month of April 2018 alone saw India import 902 metric tonnes, the highest one-month total since December of 2015.

July 17: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1%

Gold edged up to $1245.00 in Asia before it dropped back to $1226.10 in late morning New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 1.08%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.548 and ended with a loss of 1.33%.

Physical and Cryptographic Silver are Asymmetric Trades

Most people believe that risk and reward go hand in hand. In other words, in order to reap a large reward, one must also risk a great deal. So, for example, if seeking to double or triple your money, then – should your analysis (or the execution of your trading plan) be incorrect – you would anticipate that your entire stake could disappear in the process.

July 16: Gold and Silver Close Barely Lower

Gold edged up to $1245.60 in Asia before it dropped back to $1238.40 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.03%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.743 and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

Santacruz Silver Reports Malfunction in Tailings Dam Dewatering Pipe

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. ("Santacruz" or the "Company") (SCZ.V) reports that during the weekend at its Rosario Mine in San Luis Potosi, Mexico , a pipeline connecting the Rosario Mine tailings impoundment to a secondary settling pond ruptured and as a consequence water and some tailings material were discharged outside of the tailings treatment system. The Company has notified all appropriate regulatory and governmental authorities.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,218.90 up $13.40 as the euro continued to fall. Gold retreated to $1,214.10 with the euro at $1.1866 ahead of London’s opening. The Fix saw the gold price set at $1,213.75 up $2.75 and in the euro, at €1,023.83 up €6.525 while the euro was another half of a cent weaker than yesterday at $1.1855. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,213.40 and in the euro at €1,024.61.

Fortuna Reports 2014 Record Production of 8.7 Million Silver Equivalent Ounces and Issues Guidance for 2015

Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO)(FVI)(F4S.F) is pleased to announce 2014 production figures from its two underground operating silver mines located in Latin America, the San Jose Mine in Mexico and the Caylloma Mine in Peru. The company produced 6.6 million ounces of silver and 35.3 thousand ounces of gold or 8.7 million Ag Eq* ounces.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,258.50 up $30.50 as the euro continued tumbling. In Asia and early London the gold price lifted to $1,260.20 with the euro 1.3 cents down at $1.1625. The Fix saw the gold price set at $1,258.25 up $23.00 and in the euro, at €1,082.366 up €26.96 while the euro was ¾ of a cent weaker at $1.1625. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,258.00 and in the euro at €1,084.48.

Silver Market Morning

Gold Today –New York closed at $1,275 up $16.50 as the euro continued to slide. In Asia and early London the gold price held that level with the euro 0.75 cents down at $1.1562. The Fix saw the gold price set at $1,275.50 up $17.25 and in the euro, at €1,099.853 up €17.49, while the euro was 1/4 of a cent weaker at $1.1597. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,277.00 and in the euro at €1,101.15.

Fortuna Intercepts 1,282 g/t Ag and 8.1 g/t Au Over 4.6 Meters in Trinidad North Step-Out Drilling at San Jose Mine, Mexico

The new drill results confirm that the Bonanza and Trinidad veins and the structurally and spatially related Trinidad North Stockwork Zone all remain open to the north and to depth along the strike and plunge of the ore shoots.

Silver Stocks Will Rule In 2015

Bank economists and bearish gold gurus continue to err, on their gold price predictions. The huge declines they promised in 2014 on the taper never materialized. They promised that 2015 would bring much lower prices. Instead, gold has already rallied strongly, as I told the gold community it would, because of the bullish news that consistently emanates from Asia.

Exponential Explosions in Debt, the S&P, Crude Oil, Silver and Consumer Prices

In 1913 the US national debt was less than $3 Billion, gold was real money, and a cup of coffee cost a nickel. By 2015 the US national debt had increased to over $18,000,000,000,000 ($18 Trillion), the gold standard was called a “barbarous relic,” most currencies had devolved into fiat paper and digital symbols backed by insolvent governments, and a Grande soy cinnamon latte, double pump, triple shot, extra hot, with sprinkles cost about five bucks.

February 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold climbed $9.18 to $1231.18 in Asia before it fell back to $1223.30 in London, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1234.85 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver rose to as high as $17.44 and ended with a gain of 2.55%.

SilverCrest Appoints Vice President, Corporate Communications

Mr. Rapsch has more than nine years of investor relations and corporate communications experience. The past three and a half years have been within the mining industry at SilverCrest, where he has been responsible for implementation, management and execution of all marketing and investor relations related programs, including but not limited to outreach programs to retail and institutional investors across North America and Europe.

SilverCrest Announces New Discovery at Ermitaño El Durazno Target

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (the “Company” or “SilverCrest”) is pleased to announce initial results of exploration drilling at the El Durazno Target within the 100% held Ermitaño I concession in Sonora, Mexico. Nine (9) shallow drill holes, totalling an estimated 2,656 metres have been completed. The objective was to initially drill test surface mineralization for potential open pit targets. El Durazno is the first of several targets identified by surface work to be drilled in the Ermitaño I & II and Cumobabi concessions. Please refer to news releases dated January 14, 2014 and November 18, 2014 on the Company’s website at www.silvercrestmines.com for more information.

Market Report: Mid-week sell-off

In last Friday's Market Update I commented that it is easy for bullion banks with deep pockets to move markets and change sentiment.

February 20: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 6% on the Week

Gold dipped down to $1201.64 in late Asian trade before it bounced back to $1214.54 in London, but it then fell to a new 7 week low of $1198.52 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.53%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.191 and ended with a loss of 0.98%.

February 25: Gold and Silver Gain With Oil

Gold climbed $11.68 to $1211.88 in Asia before it fell back to $1201.17 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.37%. Silver rose to as high as $16.733 and ended with a gain of 1.79%.

SilverCrest President to Take Leave of Absence

SilverCrest Mines Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") announced today that N. Eric Fier, President and Chief Operating Officer, has taken a partial leave of absence to deal with certain matters of personal health. Dunham L. Craig, Director, has been appointed Interim President and will assume the President's responsibilities on a temporary basis until further stages of a succession plan developed by the Board of Directors can be implemented.

Fortuna to Release 2014 Yearend Financial Results on March 12, 2015; Conference Call at 12 p.m. Eastern on March 13, 2015

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FVI.TO)(FSM) announces that it will release its financial statements and MD&A for 2014 after the market closes on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

SilverCrest to Release 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results on an Amended Date, March 25, 2015

The Company’s audited 2014 fourth quarter and year-end financial results are now scheduled to be released after market closes on Wednesday March 25, 2015. SilverCrest will be holding a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST).

March 5: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged Before Jobs Day

Gold dipped $1.43 to $1197.97 in London before it rallied back to $1209.48 at about 10:40AM EST and then drifted back lower in the next few hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.12%. Silver rose to as high as $16.362 and ended with a gain of 0.19%.

Fortuna Updates Reserves and Resources: Silver Contained in Reserves Increases 14% Year-Over-Year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2015) - Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. (FSM) (FVI.TO) is pleased to report updated Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource estimates as of December 31, 2014 for the Caylloma Mine located in Arequipa, Peru and for the San Jose Mine located in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Fortuna Reports Consolidated Financial Results for 2014

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) today reported revenue of $174.0 million, net income of $15.6 million and cash generated from operations before changes in working capital of $59.8 million in 2014.

Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Financial Results to be Released on March 23, 2015

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (ASM: TSX.V, ASM: NYSE - MKT; "Avino" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that its fourth quarter and year end 2014 financial results will be released before market on Monday, March 23, 2015.

Is the tide turning for Precious Metals?

Has the tide begun to turn for the precious metals, notably silver and gold? In our view the turn began last year and if pressed to pinpoint one event, it would be following the failure of the Swiss referendum when the SNB de-pegged the franc from the euro. The Swiss National Bank was frustrated with the continued depreciation of the Euro. This had as much to do with sentiment as it did with the SNB clearing seeing the Euro might be going the way of the Rentenmark.

What’s Wrong With Silver?

Silver prices are largely set on the COMEX futures – paper silver. A company can post the margin and sell short thousands of contracts with no actual metal available thereby creating artificial supply. The reverse occurs when some company buys thousands of contracts. It is a paper game, but unfortunately it has tremendous influence on the price of real silver.

Is the tide turning for Precious Metals? Part II

In our new book The Silver Manifesto, David Morgan and I not only discuss the debt bomb waiting to explode in most every western world economy but also the fact that the Fed will NEVER willingly hike interest rates by any material degree because (i) the monetary policy in place isn’t conducive to economic growth, instead promoting vast misallocations of capital and (ii) because the U.S. economy is a debt based economy which needs constant debt financing, the Fed would never hike interest rates as the cost of servicing the interest on newly acquired debt would spiral out of control, thereby causing deficit spending to go through the roof. Substantially higher deficit spending would necessarily require even more debt accumulation and the cycle would repeat itself.

Santacruz Silver Rosario Mine Resumes Operations

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. ("Santacruz" or the "Company") (SCZ.V) is pleased to announce that the Company has received approval from PROFEPA and SEMARNAT (Mexico´s environmental regulatory authorities) to resume operations at its Rosario Mine, located near Charcas, San Luis Potosi.

Gold Triangle Reality Check

Gold And Silver Seasonal Trends

Mexico's Silver Mines Shine

Chart to keep an eye on - Silver

April 25: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold waffled near unchanged in Asia and London and edged up to $1644.30 at about 9:15AM EST before it dropped to as low as $1625.25 immediately after today’s fed statement, but it then climbed to as high as $1646.20 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $29.98 before it also recovered, but it still ended with a loss of 0.29%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,638.70. Asia then took the price down to $1,627 early in London’s morning. The euro remarkably has held above €1: $1.30 at €1: $1.3032 leaving gold in the euro at €1,248.47 down €10 on yesterday. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,627.00 and in the euro at €1,250.769. Ahead of New York’s opening it continued to slip to stood at $1,625.00 and in the euro, which also continued to slip, €1,249.66 while the euro was at €1: $1.3003.

South American Silver Corp. Announces Final Closing of $16 Million Financing with Asian based High Technology Groups

South American Silver Corp.(TSX: SAC, US OTC: SOHAF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of $9.6 million, of its $16 million private placement Offering (the "Offering") of 10 million Units of the Company announced 16 April 2012. The offering was priced at $1.60 per Unit, which represented a 6% premium to the 5 day volume weighted average trading price of the Company's common shares at the time the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") accepted notice of the transaction.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,606.80. Asia and London then took the price down to $1,585 early in London’s morning. The euro fell below €1: $1.30 to €1: $1.2971 leaving gold in the euro at €1,221.96 down €27 on yesterday. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,585.50 down $42 and in the euro at €1,221.37 down 2€8. Ahead of New York’s opening it continued to slip to stood at $1,585.81 and in the euro, which also continued to slip, €1,222.68 while the euro was at €1: $1.2970.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,591.00. Asia lifted the price up to $1,594 early in London’s morning. The euro stood at €1: $1.2965 leaving gold in the euro at €1,229.46. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,590.00 up $8 and in the euro at €1,228.368 up €7. Ahead of New York’s opening it started to slip again and stood at $1,587.65 and in the euro, which also continued to slip, €1,227.41 while the euro was at €1: $1.2935.

The Power of Relative Value & the Silver Market! WOW!

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Silver Wheaton Reports a Strong Start to 2012 with Record Quarterly Revenues of US$200 Million

"Solid operating performance from across our portfolio of mines led to a strong start in 2012," said Randy Smallwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Wheaton. "We achieved record quarterly revenues, and are on target to attaining our annual production guidance of 27 million silver equivalent ounces. With continued positive progress at our world-class cornerstone assets, including the Peñasquito and Pascua-Lama mines, Silver Wheaton retains one of the strongest growth profiles in the sector."