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Silver Is Insurance Against The Worst Part Of This Depression

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The worst part of the world’s ongoing financial crisis is still on the way: A crisis that has its roots in the debt-based monetary system. The debt-based monetary system has facilitated the growth of debt, to levels that will inevitably bring total collapse.

Repeat Of 70s Pattern Shows That A $675 Silver Price Is Realistic

In my previous silver article, I highlighted a very bullish pattern/fractal on the 100-year silver chart. It was a very big picture view of silver, which is really difficult to perceive within our current reality. However, at some point in time, it will catch up with our current reality. This will likely happen when the monetary system collapses.

Fortuna Announces Changes in Management

The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Volkert as new Vice President of Exploration effective August 8, 2016. David is a discovery oriented professional with multiple discoveries over his thirty-eight years in mineral exploration. David's work experience includes senior positions as CEO at Paget Minerals Corp., VP Exploration at Bear Creek Mining Corp., and Exploration Manager (Peru) at Barrick Gold. David will be responsible for leading the discovery of new mineral resources through the planning and execution of Fortuna's brownfields and greenfields exploration programs.

Silver COT update

The problem we have in these computer-driven markets is that those machines know nothing of finesse like we long-time traders once practiced. They are either ALL-IN or ALL-OUT. Once any technical chart level gets tripped, the machines start firing off their buy or sell orders and the rest is then automatic. The larger this hedge fund long position gets, the larger the potential for a severe burst of selling becomes as the computers start closing out (liquidating) those longs IF A CHART SUPPORT LEVEL FAILS TO HOLD.

July 8: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% on the Week

Gold bounced between $1353.49 and $1363.32 just ahead of this morning’s jobs report and jumped between $1342.57 and $1369.90 in the hour afterwards before it drifted back towards $1350 by late morning in New York, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to as high as $20.205 and ended with a gain of 2.64%.

Mexican Silver-Miner Makes $2.2 Billion in June

When miners move, they move hard and fast. That’s what happened toward the end of the 1970s and it is happening today as well. The interrupted upwards curve of metals prices against the dollar has resumed. The manipulations have seemingly ceased for the moment. (See previous metals articles.) Perhaps the Chinese are buying. Having bought long ago, Alberto Bailleres has certainly made money.

Silver Market Morning: July-08-2016 -- Gold and silver prices consolidating before moving higher!

Whenever you get that feeling that the way higher is free of obstacles, profit taking usually kicks in or a simple pause or consolidation comes in. That’s what’s happening now. While we have not seen any physical gold sales out of the gold ETFs we follow until now, the appearance of one dampens euphoria. Today, is an expression of that.

July 7: Gold and Silver Fall Before Jobs Day

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell to see a loss of $12.89 at $1351.11 in late morning New York trade, but rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.36%. Silver slipped to a low as $19.467 and ended with a loss of 2.09%.

Silver Market Morning: July-7-2016 -- Silver price pauses before moving higher!

While global financial markets are slightly calmer today, we see them digesting the worrisome information coming out of the impending crises areas. None of the information has changed but global financial markets need to get a sense of proportion and measure each factor within this context. For instance the Italian Banking crisis can drag out through the summer and could gain the green light for the Italian government to inject funds into them. Then it appears that in the short to medium term, the crisis would evaporate.

How High Is "Sky-High" Silver?

Now that the precious metals’ five year cyclical bear market is acting like it's been replaced by a vibrant bull run in the opposite direction (up!), many analysts who chided the ongoing rise in the mining stocks and metals that started in December 2015 are begrudgingly changing their "outlook" so they don't get left behind.

July 6: Gold and Silver Gain Again While Stocks Bounce Back From Morning Losses

Gold gained $19.18 to $1374.78 in London before it pared back to $1361.11 in midafternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.62%. Silver rose to as high as $20.474 and ended with a gain of 0.7%.

The Deepening Fraud of Comex Silver

While it's clear that The Banks on The Comex are desperately feeding new paper contracts to The Specs in an effort to contain/restrain the gold price, at least there has been a coincident rise in the physical collateral backing the paper contracts. In silver, where the situation is equally tenuous, The Banks are issuing new paper contracts without conjuring up any additional physical collateral. The Banks are simply adding additional leverage to an already-teetering system and, in doing so, have extended their potential delivery liability to 120% of total global mine supply. (Actually, if you take out China's 150,000,000 ounces of annual production that's NOT for sale, total global silver production falls to 730,000,000 ounces and the liability rises to 145%!)

Fortuna Commissions 3,000 tpd Mill Expansion On-Time and Under-Budget at the San Jose Mine, Mexico

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) is pleased to announce that commissioning activities on the expansion of the San Jose Mine from 2,000 tpd to 3,000 tpd have concluded successfully on-time and under-budget. As of the first of July, the processing plant and mine are fully operational at 3,000 tpd; allowing for an annual production rate of 7-8 million ounces of silver and 50-53 thousand ounces of gold. The capital expenditure of the plant expansion was US$27.5 million, 16% below budget.

Silver Market Morning: July-06-2016 -- The U.S. is driving gold and silver prices higher today!

With HSBC knowing it had to buy over 30 tonnes of gold in London after New York’s purchases of SPDR and Gold Trust shares, to supply the U.S. gold ETFs, it would be expected that the bank would take short-term positions in Shanghai to that extent. Once London opened they would then find the gold and take it off London’s market, then sell its Shanghai position after the price rise, taking a turn in Shanghai.

July 5: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% While Stocks Drop

Gold gained $11.43 to $1355.13 in Asia on Monday before it fell back to $1341.35 at about 2AM EST today, but it then climbed to as high as $1356.88 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.89% from Friday’s close. Silver soared to as high as $21.096 at the open of trade on Monday before it fell to as low as $19.598 in London today, but it then bounced back to $20.061 in early New York trade and ended with a gain of 1.27% from Friday’s close.

Commodities: Silver Skyrockets Post-Brexit, Energy is Back!

While commodity performance in Q1 was promising, it was mainly precious metals and zinc that buoyed everything else. Energy and base metals were relatively flat on the quarter, with uranium and natural gas having the biggest declines. However, the game changed considerably in Q2. We now live in a post-Brexit world, where the real risk of further contagion in Europe is prompting investors to seek insurance policies. Silver is hovering near the $20 mark, which makes it the best performing commodity of the first half of 2016 with a 43.6% return.

Silver Will Move Much Higher And Faster Than Most People Think

Historically, the silver price has a tendency to decline and rise way more and faster than most people expect. The recent 5-year decline is a good example of a decline that went lower than expected. There are good reasons for this, but we often miss it due to our focus on the now instead of the bigger picture.

Silver Market Morning: July-05-2016 -- Holiday over, U.S. will drive gold and silver prices!

Shanghai pulled the gold price back ahead of New York’s re-entry after Independence Day to a level not far from the close of last Thursday. We do expect a ‘shunt’ effect in New York as the three global gold markets return to a common view on the gold price. We expect the view that caused New York to take gold and silver prices higher on Friday, ahead of the long weekend; will return to move prices up today.

Why Are Investors Flocking to Silver?

Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, discusses the rise in silver, if the rally is sustainable and the rate decision from the RBA. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)

Silver OMG

On Wednesday through Friday, the price of silver spiked massively. It ended the week about $2 higher than the previous week. The last time we recall silver price action like this was about 3 years ago, in August 2013. That one week, the price rose about $2.50. Before that was a week in August 2012, with a price gain of about $2.70. Previously, January 2012, +$2.50. Earlier was Oct 2011, +$4. The biggest was in April 2011, +$4.20. Looking beyond this week, the whole of year 2016 looks like a parabola to us.

Silver Market Morning: July-4-2016 -- Silver breaking through resistance

With New York closed today, our audience is either those whose interests/positions demand they keep in touch or in countries where business is as usual. All of us are slightly open mouthed at the strong rises in both gold and in particular silver, of late. It is a good opportunity to reflect on the global ‘big’ picture. In summary this points to a solid, rising second half of the year for both gold and silver prices.

July 1: Gold Gains Almost 2% and Silver Soars Over 11% on the Week

Gold gained $17.77 to $1341.47 by a little before 10AM EST before it pared back a bit into midday, but it then jumped back higher into the close and ended near its last minute high of $1344.42 with a gain of 1.51%. Silver screamed to as high as $19.883 and ended with a gain of 4.9%.

Silver Market Morning: July-1-2016 -- Silver bounding higher

Silver Today –The silver price closed in New York on Thursday at $18.78 up from Wednesday’s $18.26 a rise of 52 cents. Ahead of New York’s opening the silver price stood at $19.20. We expect it to continue to outpace gold, particularly when gold rises itself. Gold (very short-term) The gold price will consolidate with a positive bias, in New York today. Silver (very short-term) The silver price will pause when above $19.00, for a short while, in New York today.

Silver futures on track for best weekly advance in 15 months

Gold and silver futures soared Friday, marching higher as the dollar softened and investors bought assets perceived as havens to start July. Metals have benefited from worries sparked by the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union, dubbed Brexit, roiled markets. But precious metals had retreated somewhat as appetite for risk lured buyers back into stocks over the past few sessions. August gold GCQ6, +1.50% gained $16.70, or 1.3%, to $1,337.50 an ounce. Trading has been choppy since futures prices marked their highest close since July 11, 2014, earlier this week. All told, gold futures prices are on track for a 1.1% weekly gain and up about 7% for the second quarter, according to FactSet data. Meanwhile, silver outpaced its sister metal, with September silver SIU6, +4.55% gaining 65 cents, or 3.5%, at $19.28 an ounce early Friday. Thursday’s close at $18.62 marked the highest settlement since mid-September of 2014. Futures prices are on track for an 8.3% weekly gain—the metal’s best since weekly advance in 15 months. Silver roughly 20% during the second quarter and are up nearly 40% so far this year.

Gold, Silver Best Performing Assets In H1, 2016 - Up 26% & 38%

Gold and silver are the best performing assets in H1, 2016 and saw gains of 26% and 38% respectively. They were the best performing assets prior to Brexit and they are the best performing assets since Brexit. Since Brexit gold and silver are up 6% and 11% respectively.

June 30: Gold Gains and Silver Surges Nearly 3% Again

Gold edged down to $1313.06 in Asia before it bounced up to $1322.91 by late morning in New York and then fell to see a slight loss in the next 90 minutes of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $18.793 and ended with a gain of 2.85%.

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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Poll: Where will the Silver Price end 2012?

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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

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire -01/17/12)- GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR.TO)(AMEX: GPL) (the "...

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

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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

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