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The CFTC, CCP And Silver Manipulation: “Fox, Please Watch The Hen House”

No, not that CCP, though it may as well be. The “CCP” in reference Comex paper silver manipulation is the Central Counterparty sub-committee of the CFTC.

The CFTC’s Response

May 06, 2021

Prior to yesterday’s receipt of the Commission’s response, I would have had to count the agency as on the side of the 4 big shorts, but now, I’m not so sure.

The Twilight Zone

May 03, 2021

Therefore, I’m still assuming the delay in the Commission responding to my March 5 letter suggests that it is seeking to dance around the substance of the allegation that the big concentrated short position in COMEX silver is suppressing the price of silver.

Chris Marcus: Why did CFTC help suppress silver futures prices?

May 03, 2021

If silver ETFs are hedging their own silver, they are nullifying its potential for price appreciation and essentially rigging the market surreptitiously against their own investors.

Market Updates

COT Silver Report - May 7, 2021

Positions as of Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

COT Silver Report - April 30, 2021

Positions as of Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Watch For Silver To Close At $26 On Tuesday

Options expiration in silver is coming up this Tuesday, and the open interest offers a few clues that you won’t find in your local CPM report.

COT Silver Report - April 23, 2021

Positions as of Tuesday, April 20, 2021

COT Silver Report - April 16, 2021

Positions as of Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Silver Stocks

Endeavour Silver Intersects High-Grade Silver-Gold Mineralization at the Guanacevi Mine in Durango, Mexico

May 04, 2021

“We continue to intersect excellent drill results as we step out from the current margins of the El Curso orebody. There remains an additional 100 m to drill until we connect El Curso with the Milache orebody to the west, and there is a similar gap to fill to connect El Curso with the Porvenir Cuatro orebody (previously mined) to the east.”

AbraSilver Reports New High-Grade Silver-Gold Intercepts at Diablillos Including 75 Metres at 335 g/t Silver-Equivalent

May 03, 2021

John Miniotis, President and CEO, commented, “Our drill results continue to far exceed expectations. The consistency of our Phase I exploration program has been quite remarkable, as we’ve now intersected high grade mineralization over impressive widths..

Silver Seeker Issue #62 ~ This Week In Mining: M&A Picks Up, Early Q1 Earnings

M&A continued to pick up, this time with Fortuna Silver making a bid for Roxgold.

Silver Seeker Issue #61 ~ This Week In Mining: Gold Hold's After Breaking $1,750

Silver also broke out of a short-term downtrend when it broke $26/oz. and is currently hovering right around that level. The miners have reacted favorably and have run up nicely but are still incredibly cheap and priced as if gold were priced $200-$250/oz. lower.

AbraSilver Reports Additional High-Grade Silver and Gold Intercepts

April 20, 2021

Demonstrating Considerable Extension Potential Northeast of the Known Mineralized Zone. Highlight results: 36m @ 399 g/t AgEq (incl. 5m @ 1,645 g/t AgEq), & 45m @ 172 g/t AgEq

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