• Gold: 1,232.50 -0.40
  • Silver: 17.27 0.05
  • Euro: 1.265 -0.000
  • USDX: 85.808 -0.026
  • Oil: 81.67 -0.25

October 23: Gold and Silver Close Mixed

10 hours 43 min ago

Gold dropped $15.06 to $1226.44 at about 11AM EST before it climbed back higher in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%. Silver slipped to $17.067 in London, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.41%.

Market Report: Market turbulence

This week has seen highly volatile equities (mostly down), bond yields sharply lower, the oil price hard down, and gold side-lined but recovering after a miserable month or two.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,223.70 up $1.20 since yesterday. Asia held it there. London held it around that level after a small dip to $1,218. The euro a cent ahead of the Fix, which was set $1,222.25 down $5.25 and in the euro at €964.374 up €2.383, while the euro stood at $1.2674 down just short of a cent. The volumes of gold traded were one seller selling 22,000 ounces and two buyers buying 32,000 ounces before the pro rat arrangement kicked in. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,222.30 and in the euro at €964.80.

U.S. MINT RECORD SILVER EAGLE SALES: Best All Year

After the recent price smash in silver, investors purchased a record amount of Silver Eagles. In the first eight days of October, the U.S. Mint sold a great deal more Silver Eagles than it did during the same time period in all the months throughout the year.

October 9: Gold and Silver Hold Yesterday’s Gains While Dow Drops 2%

Gold climbed $10.56 to $1233.06 by a little after 8AM EST before it chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver slipped back to $17.329 in the last hour of trade before it edged back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.29%.

An open letter to the mining industry

Below is a letter I plan to send to each producing mining company and precious metals mutual fund that I own personally. Gold and silver prices have been diluted by paper contracts to the point where no money can be made producing gold and an industry loss producing silver. Years ago, Rob McEwen of Goldcorp decided to withhold the sale of gold production to be held in their treasury until prices were higher. THIS is exactly what needs to be done now as a counterbalance to the unbacked paper contracts being sold to depress prices. The COMEX and naked shorts need to be starved for metal, the strong demand is doing this slowly while the mining industry could do this very quickly.

Fortuna Reports Production of 1.8 Million Ounces of Silver and 9,751 Ounces of Gold for Third Quarter 2014

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM) (FVI.TO) (FVI) (F4S.F) today announces production figures from its two underground mines in Latin America, the San Jose mine in Mexico and the Caylloma mine in Peru. In the third quarter of 2014, the company delivered 1.8 million ounces of silver, 9,751 ounces of gold plus base metal by-products. Year to date, the company has delivered 5 million ounces of silver and 26,420 ounces of gold. With current production results, silver and gold productions should exceed annual guidance by 9 percent and 8 percent respectively.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,222.50 up $11.90 since yesterday. Asia followed through on the rise to take it up to $1,227 once again. London held it at higher levels. The euro continued to recover and stood at $1.2760, up a full cent on yesterday. The gold price was Fixed at $1,227.50 up $7.50 and in the euro at €961.991 down €1.522, while the euro stood at $1.2760. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,227.60 and in the euro at €962.14.

October 8: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% While Miners Surge 7%

Gold climbed $9.82 to $1220.42 at about 5:30AM EST before it fell back to $1205.12 by early afternoon in New York, but it then shot back higher after the release of today’s fed minutes and ended with a gain of 0.98%. Silver rose to $17.471 before it slipped back to $17.062, but it then bounced back higher in the last couple of hours of trade and ended with a gain of 1.22%.

David Morgan's Secret to Being Grateful, Even at $17 Silver

Manipulation and apathy can't keep silver prices down forever; there is too much demand and too much money sitting on the sidelines. In this interview with The Gold Report, Silver-Investor.com Editor David Morgan tells us why he is grateful for his balanced approach to investing and life.

$0 Silver: The Price Point of Liberty

A few years ago when silver was approaching the magical $50 resistance point, I wrote an article claiming $50 silver as the Price Point of Liberty. Today I realize their are two price points of Liberty, $50 and somewhere before the price of silver reaches $0. Range limited, managed silver prices have been kept below $50 since 1980, regardless of inflation or the asymptotic decline in silver production and the drastic decline in production grams-per-ton and the exorbitant increase in national debt.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,210.60 down nearly $7 since last Monday. We missed a fall to the third bottom at below $1,180/90 during the week of our absence. But Asia followed on with the recovery rising to $1,218 in Asia and early London. This level takes it back to where it was a week ago. The euro has fallen during the week to $1.2645 only 0.0036 lower, despite efforts by the Bundesbank to hold it higher, going against E.C.B. wishes. The gold price was Fixed at $1,220 and in the euro at €963.513, while the euro stood at $1.2662. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,217.60 and in the euro at €961.69.

October 7: Gold Gains While Silver Slips With Stocks

Gold climbed $5.51 to $1212.51 in Asia before it dropped back to $1203.61 in London, but it then rose to a new session high of $1212.95 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver gained $0.31 to $17.62 in Asia, but it then fell to as low as $17.121 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.69%.

Silver arbitrage?

Silver closed last week under $17 for the first time in 4 years. Maybe we have in store another "event" like 2008, 2011 or 2013 where the "price" gets forced down which explodes demand to a point where shortages again show up? I have written several times before how a shortage should never ever show up in any real market if prices crash because of "selling". If real silver were in fact being sold then the market would be awash in silver and no shortage could exist. ...The last 3 episodes there were severe shortages which is your proof that it was not in fact real metal being sold, only paper contracts representing metal, this logic is not arguable.

October 6: Gold Gains Over 1% and Silver Surges Nearly 3%

Gold dropped down to $1183.14 at the open of trade last night, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of the day and ended near its late session high of $1208.79 with a gain of 1.28%. Silver rose to as high as $17.361 and with a gain of 2.97%.

October 3: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 4% on the Week

Gold fell $23.77 to as low as $1190.03 by early afternoon in New York before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 1.81%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.73 and ended with a loss of 1.7%.

Market Report: Failing economies and the quarter-end

Precious metals have faced adverse weather as evidence mounts that major economies may be sliding into recession.

October 2: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed $7.32 to $1221.92 in early Asian trade before it fell back to $1209.75 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.07%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.971 and ended with a loss of 0.47%.

Gold to Silver Ratio - Sentiment

The gold to silver ratio (GSR) acts like a sentiment indicator. When the GSR is low both gold and silver are usually running upward and strong. When the ratio is high, like now (Sept. 30, 2014), gold and especially silver are priced low and disinterest is nearly universal.

Santacruz Silver Closes US$28.4M Funding

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. ("Santacruz" or the "Company") (SCZ.V) is pleased to announce that it has finalized and closed the US$28.4 million Pre-paid Silver Purchase Agreement with JMET, LLC ("the Agreement") previously announced on September 18, 2014. The funds will be used to advance the development of the Company's second project, San Felipe, in Sonora State, Mexico.

Q2 2014 Primary Silver Miner Update: Increased Production… Falling Profits

The Primary Silver Mining Industry continues to suffer from manipulated low metal prices. Although, the prices of the precious metals finally turned around and are trading higher today as the broader markets get hammered — a welcome change.

October 1: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Drop Over 1%

Gold climbed $10.33 to $1219.33 by midday in New York before it edged back lower in early afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver surged to as high as $17.44 and ended with a gain of 0.76%.

The Single Most Important Lesson from the Casey Summit

At our San Antonio summit, Rick Rule gave a talk that, as always, was well reasoned, packed with facts, and powerfully cogent. His message was simply that bear markets are for buying and bull markets are for selling—and in the future, resource investors with staying power would look back on the current market as “the good old days” when they were able to buy great stocks cheap.

September 30: Gold Falls and Silver Slumps

Gold saw slight gains in early Asian trade before it fell to $1205.22 at about 7AM EST and then rallied back to $1219.56 in the next few hours of trade, but it then fell to a new session low of $1204.87 by midday and ended with a loss of 0.62%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.873 and ended with a loss of 2.52%.

Ned Naylor-Leyland: Journalist can and should publish his report on silver rigging

Last week I wrote about financial journalist William Cohan's unpublished article about silver market manipulation and a regulatory cover-up. This week Cohan has claimed that lawyers for London metals trader and market-rigging whistleblower Andrew Maguire were stopping him from publishing his article.

Now might be a good time for miners to call a press conference

With silver prices going down, down, down, now might finally be the time for the “movers and shakers” in the mining and precious metals communities to call a major press conference to make their case and actually defend themselves from the years-long assault on their businesses.

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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The Silver Reverse Bubble of 2012

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Silver: Supply and Demand Part 2, Investment Demand

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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

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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

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COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -996,615.750 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -996,615.750 ounces

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