• Gold: 1,294.36 11.71
  • Silver: 20.51 0.13
  • Euro: 1.341 0.002
  • USDX: 81.376 -0.074
  • Oil: 97.32 -0.33

Market Report: Like watching paint dry…

1 hour 8 sec ago

That was how it felt watching all markets this week until yesterday when they sprang into life. Gold fell from $1304 at the London opening last Monday to a low point of $1281 yesterday, down 1.8% on the week, while silver fell from $20.60 to $20.35, down only 1.2%. These moves were relatively small compared with action elsewhere. Here are the charts showing price and open interest for gold and silver on Comex.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,306.50 down $6.40 on Tuesday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices rose to $1,308. The gold price was Fixed at $1,307.50 up $0.50 and in the euro at €971.036 up €1.595, while the euro was slightly weaker at $1.3465. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,308.40 and in the euro at €971.42.

July 22: Gold Falls While Silver Holds Firm

Gold fell $10.81 to $1302.09 at about 8:20AM EST before it jumped up to $1315.45 in the next 20 minutes of trade, but it then fell back off again in midmorning trade and ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.743 before it climbed to $21.058 and then also fell back off, but it still ended at unchanged on the day.

Calling Rush Limbaugh

If we gold and silver “stackers” are correct, very bad times are ahead for the global economy, developments that will almost certainly negatively impact the standard of living of virtually all people who live on our planet.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,312.90 up $2.40 on Monday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices fell back to $1,306. The gold price was Fixed at $1,307 down $5.75 and in the euro at €969.441 down €1.313, while the euro was slightly weaker at $1.3482 down nearly half a cent. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,306.60 and in the euro at €969.22.

July 21: Gold and Silver Gain With Bonds and Oil

Gold edged down to $1307.96 in early Asian trade before it jumped up to $1318.17 at about 8AM EST and then fell back to $1310.44 by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.18%. Silver rose to as high as $21.105 and ended with a gain of 0.43%.

"Something" is likely to give soon.

It's all closing in on TPTB, as Treasury yields are now in freefall assuming global QE to Infinity - sooner rather than later. Moreover, as more info emerges, the odds that the Malaysian plane was NOT shot down by Russia mount, whilst the Israeli war escalates exponentially.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,310.50 down $9.10 on Friday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices rose to $1,315. The gold price was Fixed at $1,312.75 up $2.50 and in the euro at €970.754 up €2.35, while the euro was slightly weaker at $1.3523. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,315.10 and in the euro at €972.20.

Gold and Silver Disaggregated COT Report (DCOT) for July 18

HOUSTON – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released data for the disaggregated commitments of traders (DCOT) and Legacy “COT” reports for the week ending July 18, 2014. Our recap of the net positioning for large reporting futures traders is below, compared to the prior week’s data.

July 18: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% on the Week

Gold fell $14.99 to $1304.61 in early New York trade before it bounced back higher in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.733 and ended with a loss of 1.37%.

Sharp consolidation

Before yesterday's (Thursday) rise in bullion prices, precious metals were in corrective mode this week after recent rises. There were two big stand-out sales of gold contracts on Monday, estimated to be about 5,000 contracts at the European opening, and 15,000 on the US opening. The combination of the two sales drove gold down over $30, and on Tuesday a further sale of 15,000 contracts drove the price down to a low of $1293 for a total fall of $45.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,319.60 up $21.10 on Thursday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices retreated to $1,312 ahead of London’s opening. The gold price was Fixed at $1,310.25 up $7.50 and in the euro at €968.404 up €5.757, while the euro was slightly weaker at $1.3530. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,311.30 and in the euro at €969.46.

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%.

Huffing and Puffing

This week's blatant propaganda scheme is miserably failing; as despite all the Fed's "huffing and puffing" about market overvaluation, (PPT and QE-supported) stocks remain at all time highs, whilst volatility is at all-time lows and Treasury yields are threatening to do the same.

SilverCrest Announces Q2 Production; 173,000 Ounces Silver and 3,995 Ounces Gold

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.TO)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce silver and gold production results from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico, for the second quarter (Q2) of 2014. The Santa Elena Mine is currently transitioning from an open pit heap leach to a conventional 3,000 tonne per day (tpd) mill facility and underground operation. As a result, projected and actual production for the quarter were lower than that of the comparable quarter of 2013. An update on the commissioning activities is provided below

Santacruz Silver Announces Second Quarter 2014 Production Results

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (SCZ.V) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to announce second quarter 2014 production of 169,800 payable silver equivalent ounces from the Company's Rosario Mine in San Luis Potosi, Mexico . This production represents a 40% quarter over quarter increase as compared with Q1 2014 payable silver equivalent ounces and the Company remains on schedule to meet its production target of between 850,000 to 1,100,000 silver equivalent ounces by the year-end 2014.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,298.50 up $4.40 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices recovered to over $1,305 ahead of London’s opening. The gold price was Fixed at $1,302.75 up $5.25 and in the euro at €962.647 up €4.517, while the euro was weaker at $1.3533. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,304.10 and in the euro at €964.00.

July 16: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks, Bonds, Dollar, and Oil

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and London before it rose to $1303.62 at about 10:45AM EST and then fell back off into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.34%. Silver rose to as high as $20.825 and ended with a gain of 0.19%.

Sean Rakhimov: Upward Trend a Silver Investor's Friend

An upward trend is afoot in the silver space, says Sean Rakhimov, editor of SilversStrategies.com. Rakhimov believes that at $26/ounce the reversal of the downward trend in silver will be confirmed and silver investors should set their sights on the next resistance level—$32/ounce. And if that threshold is breached, silver will test $50/ounce and more. In this interview with The Gold Report, Rakhimov talks about trends in the silver space and what makes silver special.

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.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,294.10 down $12.60 on Tuesday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices again began to recover rising to $1,298 ahead of London’s opening. The gold price was Fixed at $1,297.50 down $14.50 and in the euro at €958.130 down €7.073, while the euro was weaker at $1.3542 and still falling. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,298.20 and in the euro at €959.43.

July 15: Gold and Silver Fall About 1% More

Gold climbed $6.97 to $1313.67 by a little after 5AM EST before it plunged down to $1292.203 shortly after 11AM EST and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.96%. Silver edged up to $21.051 before it fell to $20.719 and then also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.00%.

Silver, Gold and Living by the Sword

It is said that, “If you live by the sword, you die by the sword.” Let’s expand the concept and confirm that ancient bit of wisdom. If you depend upon your sword for self-defense and aggression, you can reasonably expect that someday you will meet another swordsman who will slice your body and kill you.

Wow, what a shock! for Whirlybird Janet

Wow, what a shock! Gold and silver attacked on the year's thinnest trading day, one day ahead of the historic "key attack event" of Whirlybird Janet's semi-annual Congressional economic testimony.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,306.70 down $31 on Monday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices began to recover rising to $1,310 ahead of London’s opening. The gold price was Fixed at $1,312.00 down $9.60 and in the euro at €965.203 down €4.664, while the euro was weaker at $1.3593. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,311.60 and in the euro at €964.80.

Brazen

Brazen. This is the first word that came to mind when I checked today’s silver prices on Silverseek.com, Synonyms for “brazen” include “bold” or “fearless.” To me the word connotes an attitude that one is going to do what one wants and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. There’s an arrogance, a cockiness or perhaps even an air of desperation I associate with brazen acts and those who commit them.

May 25: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold saw slight losses in Asia, but it then chopped its way back higher in London and New York and ended with a gain of 0.85%. Silver surged to as high as $28.593 and ended with a gain of 0.67%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +528,970.137 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +528,970.137 ounces

May US Mint Silver Eagle Sales: 2.875 million ounces, +1.355M vs April

May US Mint Silver Eagle Sales: 2.875 million ounces, +1.355M vs April

June 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold rose $5.90 to $1633.30 in Asia before it fell back to $1617.40 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.48%. Silver climbed to $28.938 before it slipped back to $28.33, but it then also rallied back higher late trade and ended with a loss of just 1.08%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -2,026 ounces | Total: 145,937,907

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -2,026 ounces | Total: 145,937,907

Silver moves higher on overnight meetings in Brussels: European leaders agree to use bailout fund to recapitalize struggling banks

BRUSSELS — European leaders have agreed to use the continent’s permanent bailout fund to recapitalize struggling banks, and agreed to the idea of a tighter union in the long term.

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.

Santacruz Announces NI 43-101 Resource at San Felipe

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. ("Santacruz" or the "Company") (TSX.V:SCZ) is pleased to announce an update regarding its activities in Mexico at the San Felipe project, including an initial independent National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") Mineral Resource estimate. The Mineral Resource estimate was completed by Kelsey Zabrusky under the supervision of Zachery Black SME-RM and Donald E. Hulse PE and SME-RM, of Gustavson Associates, LLC, (Gustavson) both of whom are independent "qualified persons" under NI 43-101.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -775,376.83 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -775,376.83 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,329,524.330 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,329,524.330 ounces

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.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -2,298,651.267 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -2,298,651.267 ounces

GATA's Chris Powell on the Silver Manipulation Probe & the Fed Gold Audit!

Welcome to Capital Account. JP Morgan said in a court filing that PFG's subpoena of the bank may be overly burdensome. Will JP Morgan find a way to get out of it? It looks like they could be off the hook for accusations of silver manipulation. The Financial Times reported US regulators are increasingly likely to drop the four year investigation of silver manipulation, failing to find enough evidence. Bart Chilton, CFTC Commissioner, told a Motley Fool reporter that this FT report is premature and inaccurate. We find out what Chris Powell, co-founder and treasurer of the Gold Anti- Trust Action Committee, thinks.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +555,536.41 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +555,536.41 ounces

September 4: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar

Gold fell a few dollars from last Friday’s close to $1688.31 by a little after 9:30AM EST before it jumped back to $1698.76 in the next half hour of trade and then drifted back lower midday, but it then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver climbed to $32.27 in Asia before it slipped to $31.90 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $32.40 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.84%.

Fed launches big stimulus, to buy bonds until jobs rebound

The Federal Reserve launched another aggressive stimulus program on Thursday, saying it will buy $40 billion of mortgage debt per month and continue to purchase assets until the outlook for jobs improves substantially.

Some initial reactions from the FOMC meeting

The FOMC-Bernanke’s words were very bullish for gold and silver investors. We have believed that money printing, aka QE 3 and beyond, will continue to support the drivers in gold and silver buying. The announcement is extremely bullish also with those who had questioned the chosen path now begin to realize they need to get back into gold.

Site Visit: Santacruz Silver’s Rosario Mine Construction Project

Recently I visited Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd.’s (TSX-V.SCZ) Rosario Mine development project in the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, which is bustling with construction activity. Santacruz is a new company that just went public on the TSX-Venture exchange in April, 2012 with a $20 million financing and portfolio of three past producing properties. Since this company is led by experienced management with a history of making discoveries and building new mines they are well poised for outstanding growth over the coming months and years.

September 18: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% and 2%

Gold dropped down to $1752.61 in Asia before it climbed up to $1773.00 by a little after 10AM EST and then pared its gains a bit in midday action, but it then bumped back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.74%. Silver surged to as high as $35.015 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 2.23%.

September 20: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $14.70 to $1755.80 at about 6:20AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1770.42 in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.12%. Silver slipped to as low as $34.084 in London, but it also rallied back higher in New York and ended near its midday high of $34.692 with a gain of 0.03%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -889,120.372 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -889,120.372 ounces

September 21: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged on the Week

Gold climbed to $1787.25 by a little after 9AM EST before it fell back to almost unchanged at $1769.35 by a little after 11AM EST, but it then bounced back higher midday and ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver surged to as high as $35.16 in early New York trade before it fell back to $34.318 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.29%.

Kiva Team SilverSeek.com Breaks $30,000 in Loans!

Over the past week, the GoldSeek-SilverSeek micro-lending team’s total loan amount surpassed the $30,000 mark. Over 1,175 loans to groups and individuals all around the world have been impacted by our lending efforts. Our 2012 lending goal of $15,000 has been achieved, now standing at $17,550 in loans for 2012, and we now have increased our challenge for our team to reach our new 2012 goal of $25,000. Please consider taking some of your money out of your nearly 0% APR return “savings” account and put it to good work and become a micro-lender.

October 4: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold climbed $16.56 to $1795.06 just before 2PM EST before it pared its gains a bit after the fed released Minutes from their September 12th meeting, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver rose to $35.092 in early New York trade before it fell back to $34.655 in the next 15 minutes of trade, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 1.16%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -379,504.528 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -379,504.528 ounces

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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JP Morgan Silver Manipulation

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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.

David Morgan: Silver in the next Decade

David Morgan will...

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

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COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -996,615.750 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -996,615.750 ounces

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