• Gold: 1,212.66 7.66
  • Silver: 16.10 0.13
  • Euro: 1.113 -0.001
  • USDX: 95.699 0.178
  • Oil: 49.62 0.09

May 27: Gold and Silver Fall About 3% and 2% on the Week

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Gold initially eased overnight losses and edged up to $1223.34 in late Asian trade, but it then chopped back lower in London and New York and ended with a loss of 0.77%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.131 and ended with a loss of 0.74%.

Fresnillo eyes boost to silver output in 2016

"Mexican precious metals producer Fresnillo PLC (FRES.LN) said Tuesday that it expects double digit percentage growth in silver production this year after securing board approval for two expansion projects. Fresnillo, the world's largest primary silver producer and Mexico's second-largest gold producer, didn't say how much silver it planned to produce this year but the miner previously forecast it would produce up to 51,000 ounces of attributable silver this year, including 4 million ounces from the Silverstream supply contract, up 9% from 46,977 silver ounces produced last year."

Fortuna Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the First Quarter 2016

"We have made a strong start to the year operating well within our production and cost targets and look forward to the commissioning of our key expansion project at the San Jose Mine in July." Mr. Ganoza continued, "At San Jose's new production rate of 3,000 tpd, the company will target total annual consolidated production of approximately nine million ounces of silver and fifty-two thousand ounces of gold, with an AISCC below $9.0 per ounce of silver."

May 9: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% and 3%

Gold fell $26 to $1262.20 by early afternoon in New York before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 1.95%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.93 and ended with a loss of 2.75%.

The 45-Year Record of Gold-Silver Ratios

Although silver functions mainly as an industrial metal, it is strongly tied to the price of gold and is generally more volatile during upside and downside moves of the yellow metal. In times of financial distress and economic calamity, silver tends to behave more like a precious metal with widespread hoarding of gold trickling down. For this reason, it is often called the “poor man’s gold”.

Silver Market Morning: May-9-2016

China’s reserves of gold rise – China increased its gold reserves rose 10.89 tonnes last month. We have come to expect around 21 tonnes a month increases over the last few months. We don’t think there has been a change in policy. As these reserves come mainly in the form of 400 oz bars, they would have to have been bought on the London market. We see China’s policy as taking what’s offered to them by dealers, so as to not chase prices. With the heavy U.S. demand ongoing, it may be that there was little on offer.

May 6: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold jumped up to $1293.76 after the release of this morning’s jobs data before it pared its gains into midmorning, but it then rose to a new session high of $1295.42 in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.85%. Silver rose to as high as $17.578 and ended with a gain of 0.63%.

This Is How Bad It Really Is!

The 1929 Dow crash marked the start of the infamous Great Depression. We currently have a repeat of the pattern that led to that great crash in 1929. This pattern is basically a huge stock market rally (after a period of stagnation) that is driven by a huge expansion of the money supply (or credit expansion).

Silver Market Morning: May-6-2016 -- Silver steady ahead of a move!

The center of attention today is the jobs numbers from the Fed just after the opening in New York. A figure of 200,000 has been priced in so any deviation from that will be seen in the dollar and in gold prices in the dollar, in particular.

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

Gold gained $6.92 to $1286.12 at about 9AM EST before it fell back to $1269.46 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.15%. Silver rose to as high as $17.633 before it fell back to $17.242, but it also edged back higher in late trade and ended unchanged on the day.

Silver demand up 3.4% in 2015, highest on record, supply declined 1.2%

Global silver demand totaled a record 36,407 mt in 2015, up 3.4% from 35,206 mt in 2014, the Silver Institute said Thursday. Total supply declined 1.2% to 3,276 mt in 2015, resulting in a third consecutive annual physical deficit of 4,040 mt, up 65% from a 2,445 mt deficit a year earlier. Although mine production was higher on the year, up 2.1% to 27,579 mt in 2015, it was not enough to offset a 13.2% decline in scrap supply to 4,544 mt.

May 4: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks

Gold dropped almost 1% in London before it bounced back to $1289.33 at about 8:30AM EST and then fell to a new session low of $1272.11 by early afternoon in New York, but then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a loss of just 0.61%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.174 and ended with a loss of 0.52%.

Silver Bullion Market Has Key New Player – China Replaces JP Morgan

The silver bullion market has a key new player – Enter the Dragon. The Shanghai Futures Exchange in China is replacing JP Morgan bank and its clients as the most significant new source of demand according to a very interesting blog with some great charts and tables published by SRSrocco Report yesterday.

Silver Market Morning: May-4-2016 -- silver retreats!

For those following the Technical picture, this is confusing because you are not following just the gold price any more, but the gold price in dollars. The Technical picture of gold in the Yuan is now very different. So is the Technical picture defining the dollar’s moves against gold or gold against the dollar? The same applies to all other currencies where the Technical picture is different. Please note that China has been keeping the Yuan stable against the dollar recently, while it weakened against all currencies, but now it seems that China is not averse to weakening the Yuan against the dollar [and more against all other currencies]. As reflected in the gold price in the two currencies the gold price is now moving with the Yuan.

May 3: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower As Dollar Bounces on Fedspeak

Gold gained $11.66 to $1301.66 at about 4AM EST before it dropped back down to $1283.54 by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.22%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.343 and ended with a loss of 0.46%.

This Rarely Seen Chart Signals a Raging Silver Bull Market...

Federal Reserve officials hinted at a rate hike as soon as next month, but that prospect did little to support the U.S. dollar or hinder precious metals. Gold and silver prices have surged to new highs for the year while the dollar made a new low.

Silver Market Morning: May-3-2016 - Gold attacks $1,300, silver strong!

The Shanghai Gold Fixings today again show a real rise in the price of physical gold as the number of the Yuan in dollars rose [weakened]. But a significant weakening of the dollar helped the gold price rise to $1,300. The rise in the gold price held in London ahead of the LBMA gold price setting.

May 2: Gold and Silver Close Lower in Mixed Trade

Gold gained $10.72 to $1303.62 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then chopped back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.22%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.489 and ended with a loss of 1.79%.

Silver Wheaton: The Ultimate Streaming Service

Royalty companies can often minimize political risk because they don’t normally deal directly with the governments of countries their partners are operating in. This is especially valuable when working with miners that operate in restrictive tax jurisdictions and under governments with high levels of corruption. Silver Wheaton’s contract with Brazilian miner Vale, for instance, stipulates that Vale is solely responsible for paying taxes in Brazil, which are among the highest in Latin America. Vancouver-based Silver Wheaton pays only Canadian taxes.

Fortuna to Release First Quarter Financial Results on May 9, 2016

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) announces that it will release its financial statements and MD&A for the first quarter after the market closes on Monday, May 9, 2016.

Did The Big Silver And Gold Market Event Arrive?

On the US Dollar index chart, I have marked the two fractals (1 to 3). I have also indicated the relevant silver tops and bottoms to show how the patterns exist in similar conditions. Furthermore, if you look on the Dow chart, you will see that the Dow peaked just before point 3 on both patterns. If this comparison is justified, then we will see a big drop in the Dow and the US dollar index soon. This is consistent with my long-term analysis of the Dow and the US Dollar index. While this is happening silver, and gold will rise to phenomenal highs (which has already started).

April 29: Gold and Silver Gain About 5% on the Week

Gold gained $28.66 to $1296.56 by late morning in New York before it edged back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 1.97%. Silver rose to as high as $17.951 and ended with a gain of 1.31%.

Market Report: Dollar down, gold up

The dollar’s weakness coincides with a growing realisation that the Fed is trapped when it comes to raising interest rates. Following a two-day FOMC meeting, there was no change in the Fed Funds Rate, with the usual jaw-jaw about conditions not deteriorating, so we can expect a rise in rates perhaps mid-year.

Silver Market Morning: April-29-2016 -- Silver price, looking good to go!

The drop in U.S. GDP to 0.5% annual rate, in the first quarter, in the U.S., helped the dollar to continue falling and brought into question just how sustainable labor growth numbers are. This was a serious slowdown and should be noted as such. Business slashed investment by the steepest amount since the Great Recession. While the media hopes that these numbers can be adjusted to look better and that the rest of the year will see a better performance, hope is not reality.

April 28: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% on BOJ Surprise

Gold climbed higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session high of $1269.49 with a gain of 1.78%. Silver rose to as high as $17.636 and ended with a gain of 2.21%.

Silver: The “Five Year Plan” and the Great Leap Forward

Five years ago paper silver contracts on the COMEX hit a multi-decade high over $48 on April 29, 2011. At the end of April 2016 the silver price is bouncing around $17, down about 65% from its April 2011 high. The low occurred at about $13.60 in December of last year, when paper silver prices were down about 70% from their April 2011 high.

The Silver Reverse Bubble of 2012

In late 2008, when silver was massacred in the futures pit and saw its price fall from over $20 to under $10, I told my readers at that time that silver entered into a “reverse bubble”. I know it sounds odd, but let me re-visit the concept.

Will Silver and Platinum Outperform Gold in the Near Future?

Summing up, the long-term picture in the USD market continues to appear a bit more bearish than not and the implications for the precious metals are generally positive. The silver-to-gold ratio chart suggests that silver is likely to outperform gold in the months to come, yet it should be kept in mind that this may require some time to happen. Additional short-term volatility has been seen in the platinum market, but this is not unusual.

The Silver Megathrust

Between 1970 and 1979, the silver price was increasing steadily from $1.50 to $6, before taking off in September 1979 from $10 to $50 within 5 months. During that bull cycle, demand for silver did not increase but actually declined (sharply in 1979). It was as late as 1983 when demand increased confidently from 12,000 to 27,000 tons per year until 2000 – yet the silver price was in a 20 year bear market during that time. In 2003, when silver started its new bull market, the demand actually dropped to 23,000 tons until 2005 – during which 2 years silver almost doubled from $4.50 to $8. Since 2005, demand is rising stronger than ever, having reached 33,000 tons in 2010, whereas the silver price is rising strongly as well.

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May 9: Gold and Silver Fall 1%

Gold fell over $27 to as low as $1579.74 by about 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.98%. Silver slipped to as low as $28.629 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.02%.

May 10: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell another $5.30 to $1585.70 at about 6AM EST before it rebounded to $1601.42 at about 10AM EST and then pared it gains a bit, but it still ended with a gain of 0.19%. Silver slipped to $28.94 before it climbed back to $29.455, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.48%.

May 11: Gold and Silver Fall About 4% on the Week

Gold fell $20.28 to $1573.72 by about 3:30AM EST before it climbed back to $1590.53 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.8%. Silver slipped to as low as $28.436 by midmorning in New York before it rallied back to $29.15, but it also fell back off in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.58%.

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."

Great Panther Silver Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

"First quarter revenue was directly in line with our expectations, considering the lower production and metal prices compared to Q1 of last year," stated Robert Archer, President and CEO. "This was also a timing issue for us related to a shipment of concentrate to a new smelter where the revenue will be recognized in Q2 this year. With the addition of this new customer, we have secured contracts for the sale of our concentrates for our 2012 planned production."

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May 17: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 3%

Gold jumped to as high as $1579.80 by midday in New York before it drifted a bit in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 2.23%. Silver surged to as high as $28.33 and ended with a gain of 3.2%.

Poll Results: Where will Silver End 2012?

Total votes: 1199 | #1 result = Above $40 (583 votes)

May 21: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $6.40 to $1585.00 at about 9:30AM EST, but it then chopped back higher midday and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $28.076 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.56%.

Huldra Silver Announces Receipt of Mines Act Permits and Amendment to Terms of Credit Facility

Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA.V) (the "Company" or "Huldra") is pleased to announce that the Company has received a Mining Lease and a British Columbia Mines Act Permit approving a mine plan and reclamation program for the Company's Treasure Mountain Mine along with an Amended Permit approving construction and operation of a process plant at the Company's mill site in Merritt, BC.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +528,970.137 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +528,970.137 ounces

May 31: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped to $1573.17 at about 9:45AM EST before it plummeted back to $1552.29 in the next half hour of trade and then bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.17%. Silver climbed to $28.213 in London and then fell back to $27.54 in midmorning New York trade before it the bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,643.17 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,643.17 tonnes

June 21: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 4%

Gold fell to as low as $1564.57 and ended with a loss of 2.5%. Silver slipped to as low as $26.849 and ended with a loss of 4.13%.

Pan American Silver Falls to Levels Below Book Value

In trading on Friday, shares of Pan American Silver Corp. (Toronto: PAA) crossed below their last reported book value — defined as common shareholder equity per share — of $17.83, changing hands as low as $17.70 per share. Pan American Silver Corp. shares are currently trading down about 3.2% on the day.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,598.70, up $20. Asia took it up to $1,606 ahead of London’s opening, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2602. The gold Fix was set at $1,608.50 and in the euro €1,278.312. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold stood at $1,609.65 and in the euro, €1,279.23 while the euro was at €1: $1.2583.

July 13: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold rallied to as high as $1596.35 and ended with a gain of 1.04%. Silver rose to $27.509 in London before it slumped back to $27.14 in midmorning New York trade, but it then surged to a new session high of $27.56 and ended with a gain of 0.3%.

July 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1591.49 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to as low as $1577.15 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to $27.60 before it dropped back to $27.13, but it still ended with a gain of 0.07%.

July 23: Gold and Silver End Modestly Lower

Gold fell to as low as $1563.41 by about 8:45AM EST, but it then rallied back higher throughout the rest of the morning in New York and ended near its noontime high of $1580.30 with a loss of just 0.42%. Silver slumped to as low as $26.671 before it also rallied back higher and ended with a loss of just 1.14%.

The “Summer Games” Go On

And the “summer games” go on, with TPTB “locking down” Precious Metals with daily caps at the same times, while the “DOW JONES PROPAGANDA AVERAGE” surges at the NYSE open and is NEVER allowed to fall.

Fractal Analysis: 2012 Silver to $70++

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Why Is The Future Silver Supply More at Risk than Gold?

The focus of the markets and the alternative media is firmly placed on the continued disintegration of the world financial system. Many believe that the collapse of the fiat monetary system along with the global banking cartel is the worst possible outcome. However, this may actually turn out to be the good news in a sea of bad news that is lurking around the corner.

The Silver Reverse Bubble of 2012

In late 2008, when silver was massacred in the futures pit and saw its price fall from over $20 to under $10, I told my readers at that time that silver entered into a “reverse bubble”. I know it sounds odd, but let me re-visit the concept.

Silver: Supply and Demand Part 2, Investment Demand

This educational video looks at how and why people invest in silver. While economic, socio-political and psychological forces play a large part in determining the price of silver, it all comes back to the basic principles of supply and demand.

Great Panther Silver Reports Improved Fourth Quarter Production

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Silver Chart and Comments

Silver continues to be the poor poster child for the Deflation or Risk Aversion Trade. It's chart is abysmal at this point as it has steadily retreated since peaking near $50 in what seems a lifetime ago. About the only positive thing that can be said about it is that is had not been below the $26 level for some time now. That level still seems to be bringing in buyers.

Silver Grumps

Attention, Class: Silver and gold are static assets. They are constants. They don't actually move much. What happens is that the metrics by which we measure Silver and Gold jump around like horny ticks on a hot dog. It is the fraud of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

South American Silver Responds Strongly To Bolivian Government Statements

South American Silver Corp. (SAC.TO)(SOHAF) today expressed extreme disappointment in statements made this evening by the Bolivian government that it intends to nationalize the company's development stage Malku Khota silver-indium-gallium project.

Bolivia to consider nationalizing embattled silver project

Bolivia will consider nationalizing Canadian miner South American Silver Corp's silver property, President Evo Morales said on Sunday, following violent indigenous protests against the mining project. Leftist Morales, who last month took control of global commodities giant Glencore's tin and zinc mine in the Andean country, said he hadn't taken a final decision on whether to revoke the Canadian miner's concession.

August 3: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold climbed $11.03 to $1599.73 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1586.90 immediately after the jobs report was released, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.89%. Silver slumped down to $27.066 in early New York trade, but it then surged to as high as $27.883 and ended with a gain of 2.4%.

Silver is for Champions

The thoughts of millions of ice hockey fans turned to silver this week – more specifically, to the nearly 35 pounds of silver in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup, the century-old championship symbol of professional hockey. The Los Angeles Kings ultimately lifted high the iconic trophy made of sterling silver.

Is the Silver’s Move Above Its 50-day Moving Average a Bona Fide Buy Signal?

Summing up, there are virtually no positive signs for the white metal in this week’s chart except for the move above the 50-day moving average. This move was not accompanied by analogous breakouts in gold nor mining stocks, so we don’t view it as overly important. The silver-to-gold ratio indicates further weakness ahead.

Maintain The Status Quo

The name of the game is the “maintain the status quo” – first until the Europeans return from August vacations, and second in front of the U.S. elections. Today’s “retail sales” fiasco – following perhaps 20 HORRIBLE, GLOBAL economic reports, was no different than last month’s NFP Employment Report, when unprecedented “seasonal adjustments” turned what should have been a BIG decline into a big increase.

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Bill Murphy Comments On Today's Market Action

It's go into the bunker time as markets are in sell everything mode. It is a sad day when King Dollar reigns. Our politicians can't even deal with cutting the rate of our debt increases, much less really address our mounting fiscal problems.

Charts: Silver Price, Silver Stocks Reverse from Lows

The silver price has made a strong reversal from big technical supports around $27. Silver stocks have also moved off their early morning lows, crossing into positive terriroty mid-day and gaining steadily into the close:

Silver Market Update

Silver investors and speculators are amongst the manic-depressive you can possibly find in the investment world. When they are playing maximum credits on the slots and passing round boxes of cuban cigars and taking out massive loans to buy Ferraris and Lambos you know it's time to watch out. When they retreat into the shadows, only coming out to hurl themselves off bridges and other tall structures, mumbling about the "cartel" as they plummet earthwards, you know it's getting time to buy - and that is the situation we now find ourselves in. In this update we are going to examine evidence which suggests that, despite the fragile looking price pattern, silver is going to turn surprisingly strong in short order, or alternatively, if it does break down, it turns out to be a false move that is swiftly followed by a dramatic recovery.

July 25: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1%

Gold climbed steadily higher throughout most of trade in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1610.10 with a gain of 1.4%. Silver surged to as high as $27.559 and ended with a gain of 1.3%.

Sprott mum after Hecla offers cash for U.S. Silver in hostile bid

The head of Sprott Asset Management, Eric Sprott, was keeping his cards close to his chest after Hecla Mining made a hostile C$111-million cash offer to buy U.S. Silver that would derail a Sprott-backed plan to merge U.S. Silver with RX Gold & Silver.

Silver demand to rise 3-5 pct in 2012: GFMS head

Silver sales for industrial applications as well as for jewelry, coins, silverware and photography should climb 3 to 5 percent this year as end-...

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -996,615.750 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -996,615.750 ounces