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Very Long-Term Silver

3 days 4 hours ago

Just for fun because I am a chart guy who all too often bores you (and me) to death with ratio and indicator charts and all too seldom makes charts just for the fun of it anymore… So this long-term silver chart is just for the fun of it. What do we have here?

Defiance Acquires Mag Silver's Zacatecas Silver District Holdings; Mag Becomes Strategic Shareholder

Defiance Silver Corp. (TSXV: DEF) (OTC: DNCVF) ("Defiance") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire MAG Silver's Zacatecas Silver District holdings. As consideration for the sale, MAG will acquire 5,000,000 common shares of Defiance representing an approximate 5% strategic investment position. Defiance will receive a 100% interest in MAG's Lagartos Project along with a significant regional exploration database covering 135,000ha stretching from the Zacatecas to the Fresnillo Silver Districts.

Silver Shares? Nobody Cares.

Almost nothing happened on the precious metals market yesterday, or at least that may seem to be the case as the first sight. And that’s true if one doesn’t count the spike in GLD’s volume, but there was something else that actually should have caught one’s attention and it probably wasn’t the case for many gold traders. Silver stocks just broke to new monthly low. What does this tell us?

June 12: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold dipped $7.20 to $1293.20 in early New York trade before it bounced back to $1299.60 by late morning, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.734 before it rallied back to $16.946, but it then chopped back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

June 11: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Oil

Gold gained $2.60 to $1301.10 in Asia before it fell back to $1294.20 in London, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1302.10 by late morning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.15%. Silver chopped between $16.748 and $16.939 and ended with a gain of 1.01%.

Silver’s Not-so-subtle Outperformance

Silver soared recently and white metal’s rally was accompanied by a huge volume. Those who are new to the precious metals market will probably immediately view this as bullish as that’s what the classic technical analysis would imply. Silver is not a classic asset, though, and classic measures often don’t apply to it. One way to check the real implications of a given development is to examine the previous cases and see what kind of action followed. That’s what we’re going to do in today’s free analysis. Let’s start with silver’s daily chart.

SWOT Analysis: Silver Outperforms Gold with Five Straight Days of Gains

The best performing metal this week was silver, up 2.24 percent. A majority of gold traders were either bullish or neutral on bullion this week after being mostly bullish last week due to political uncertainty in Europe, according to the weekly Bloomberg survey. India saw a third straight session of high gold prices due to continued buying by local jewelers with prices hovering around $1,300 internationally.

June 8: Gold Gains and Silver Rises Over 2% on the Week

Gold dipped to $1294.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1300.50 in London and then drifted in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.12%. Silver chopped between $16.622 and $16.822 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

The Deviant Conundrum called Silver

When I was a young lad, there was a classmate (let's call him "Frankie") in the very early years of my education whose behavior was quite often deemed as "peculiar" and while I found him immensely entertaining, the teaching staff and my fellow students did not entirely agree. Frankie was the kind of kid who would bang on our doorknocker on a frigid winter morning just before sunrise, fully clad in hockey skates, gloves and stick, and ask if he could skate on our frozen backyard hockey rink. The fact that it was a school day made it not exactly the brightest of decisions but my Dad would invariably say "Alright. You two boys have got 20 minutes then back in your houses to get ready for school."

June 7: Gold and Silver Hold Near Unchanged

Gold gained $6 to $1303.10 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to $1294.90 by midmorning, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.015%. Silver rose to as high as $16.894 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

June 6: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold chopped between $1299.40 and $1294.20 in Asia and London before it climbed to a new session high of $1301.60 by a little after 10AM EST and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver rose to as high as $16.73 and ended with a gain of 1.15%.

Silver – The Original World Currency

Silver has been money, and currency, longer than gold. The word “silver” actually translates to “money” or vice-versa in many countries around the world. Any true Christian knows that Judas sold out Jesus Christ for silver. Some theologians have reached the conclusion that Judas sold out Christ for approximately 30 pieces of silver. What would the value of 30 pieces of silver been in time of Christ?

June 5: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Dips

Gold gained $8.70 to as high as $1300.50 in early afternoon New York trade before it drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver rose to as high as $16.53 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

Silver Manipulation Coming to Fore

The only remaining question at this point is wether anything will come from this or not. My pessimism says, currently, nothing will change. However, with all the uprising in both the U.K. and the U.S. I am hopeful that change will be realized in our lifetime and these criminal shenanigans will come to an end. Time will tell.

June 4: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged in Mixed Trade

Gold dipped $2.70 to $1290.40 in Asia before it rallied up to $1297.70 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver chopped between $16.37 and $16.542 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Surging COMEX Silver Deliveries

The month of May is a "delivery month" for COMEX silver, and the total amount of "deliveries" has reached a level not seen since 2007. As you can see below, the total amount of "deliveries" for May has reached 7,157 contracts. This is the highest one-month total since December of 2007, and it represents a total "delivery" of nearly 36,000,000 ounces of "silver". (Thanks to Nick Laird at GoldChartsRUs!)

May 25: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

Gold chopped up to $1307.80 at about 9AM EST before it drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.31%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.489 and ended with a loss of 0.36%.

May 24: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold gained $13 to $1306.60 by midmorning In New York before it drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.83%. Silver rose to as high as $16.688 and ended with a gain of 1.28%.

May 23: Gold Gains While Silver Slips

Gold dipped $2.70 to $1289.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1297.80 in London and then fell to a new session low of $1288.30 at about 9AM EST in New York, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.319 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.54%.

May 22: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold dipped $4.30 to $1287.90 in Asia before it edged up to $1296.00 by midmorning in New York and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver chopped between $16.448 and $16.665 and ended with a gain of 0.24%.

May 21: Gold and Silver Reverse Overnight Losses To End Higher

Gold fell $9.70 to $1282.00 in Asia, but it then rallied back higher throughout trade in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1292.90 with a gain of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $16.516 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

SWOT Analysis: Is Silver Poised For A Rebound?

The best performing metal this week was silver, down just 1.34 percent. Both gold and silver stabilized by Wednesday, after real yields surged about 9 basis points the first few days of the week, and then largely traded sideways the rest of the week. Despite the dollar the interest rates continued higher, but at a slower pace.

Incomplete silver COT analysis, revisited

In a blog post a week ago I discussed why silver’s Commitments of Traders (COT) situation was nowhere near as bullish as it had been portrayed in numerous articles over the preceding two months. This prompted some criticism that involves a misunderstanding of how I use the COT data. Before I address the criticism, a brief recap is in order.

Ira Epstein's Silver Report

On a close under 15.90, you might consider a purchase of a 14.00 Put. On a close over 16.25, consider a 19.00 Call. Once you enter, consider writing a further out of the money Put if you bought a Put or writing a further out of the money Call if you bought a Call. By doing so, you will cut down the amount of risk and cost of the original Put or Call while allowing participation via the breakout.

May 18: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $4.90 to $1286.10 at about 9AM ET before it bounced back to $1292.90 in the next couple of hours of trade and then pared back to about unchanged by midday, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver dipped down to $16.361 before it rallied back to $16.466, but it then edged back lower in the final minutes of trade and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

May 17: Gold and Silver Chop Near Unchanged

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it dropped back to $1285.40 in London and then rebounded in New York, but it ended with a gain of just 0.05%. Silver chopped between $16.325 and $16.489 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

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."