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Santacruz Silver Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

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"During the second quarter we have been successful in reducing our operating costs significantly while keeping on-track with our 2014 mine plan, in particular we have reduced our all-in sustaining cost per silver equivalent ounce sold by more than 28% from the first quarter of 2014,"

LBMA Silver Price Launches New Era in Pricing Precious Metals

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, have launched the new LBMA Silver Price mechanism in partnership with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). CME Group, Thomson Reuters and LBMA have joined forces to provide the over-the-counter spot silver market with a new transaction-based price-setting mechanism for the LBMA Silver Price that is IOSCO-compliant and fully electronic. CME Group will provide the electronic auction platform on which the price will be calculated, Thomson Reuters will be responsible for administration and governance and the LBMA will accredit price participants. The new LBMA Silver Price benchmark will be published and distributed by Thomson Reuters and will be available on the LBMA's website.

First Daily Silver Price Set After End of London Fixing

The first London silver price to replace the 117-year-old fixing ritual conducted by a few traders was set today in an attempt to make the process more transparent amid increased scrutiny of benchmarks.

117-year old London silver fix ends

Ross Norman, CEO of Sharps Pixley, discusses the implications of the end of London's Victorian era silver fix.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,313.00 up $1.40 on Thursday in New York. In Asia, gold prices rose slightly to $1,314.4 ahead of the opening in London. The gold price was Fixed at $1,313.50 down $1.50 and in the euro at €980.078 down €1.778, while the euro was stronger at $1.34.02. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,312.40 and in the euro at €981.31.

New 'LBMA Silver Price' - Still Not Transparent

Overnight, silver and gold in singapore were flat as they were in London prior and after the new ‘LBMA silver price’. Futures trading volume has picked up and was about average for the past 100 days this morning. Gold and silver remain in very tight ranges which usually precedes a sharp move higher or lower. Given the poor economic data recently and geopolitical backdrop we expect gold and silver to break higher in the coming days as we enter the seasonal sweet spot for gold and silver.

August 14: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold traded mostly slightly higher in Asia before it dropped back down to $1308.83 in London and then jumped up to $1318.30 in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into midday and ended with a gain of just 0.11%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.803 at one point, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.4%.

It's becoming increasingly clear

The "end game" is getting so close, you can feel it. With yesterday's -6.8% Japanese GDP report, and today's negative report from Germany - much less Wal-Mart's horrific earnings guidance, it's becoming increasingly clear that global economy is collapsing. Japanese and German bond yields have fallen to record lows, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield is below 2.4%, as the entire world bets on the inevitability of global "QE to Infinity." NEVER have PMs been suppressed so blatantly, offering the chance of a lifetime to save yourself at prices below the cost of production!

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,311.60 up $2.10 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia, gold prices rose slightly to $1,312 ahead of the opening in London. The gold price was Fixed at $1,315.00 up $4.00 and in the euro at €981.856 up €1.438, while the euro was stronger at $1.3393. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,315.40 and in the euro at €983.48.

SilverCrest Reports Q2 2014 Financial Results

"As expected, SilverCrest's second quarter financial results reflect Santa Elena's lower production numbers during the transition from an open pit, heap leach operation to an underground mine and milling circuit. With the major milestone of mill commissioning accomplished in early August, SilverCrest's immediate focus turns to underground stope production. Expected increases in ore grades fed to the mill, combined with potential higher metal recoveries, should result in the Company achieving the lower end of our 2014 production guidance of approximately 3.3 million AgEq(2) ounces. With all major expansion capital expenditures complete, SilverCrest is now well situated to increase its cash position of $40.9 million (June 30, 2014) with near-term free cash flow from operation."

August 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed Yet Again

Gold dropped $4.76 to $1304.94 by a little after 8AM EST before it jumped up to $1314.94 in the next few hours of trade and then chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.15%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.714 and ended with a loss of 0.6%.

U.S. Mint to use new silver benchmark for coin sales, purchases

The U.S. Mint said on Wednesday it will adopt the new electronic silver benchmark to be unveiled this week for its coin sales, silver purchases and price management programs following the end of the original 'silver fixing' mechanism.

Santacruz Silver Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (SCZ.V) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Byrd to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective August 11, 2014. Mr. Byrd will report directly to the President and CEO of the Company, Mr. Arturo Préstamo.

First Majestic Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

"Production in the second quarter, marking another record, increased for the ninth consecutive quarter. Costs continue to improve and remain a primary focus. The bulk of our capital intensive projects are winding down; some by design and some by choice in order to preserve cash during these challenging times."

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,309.70 up 60 cents on Tuesday in New York. In Asia on Tuesday gold prices eased slightly to $1,307.50 ahead of the opening in London. The euro began to fall again and stood at $1.3368. The gold price was Fixed at $1,309.25 down $1.75 and in the euro at €980.418 down €2.341, while the euro was at $1.3354. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,308.90 and in the euro at €979.46.

Fortuna Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2014

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM) (FVI.TO) (FVI) (F4S.F) today reported revenue of $44.3 million, cash generated from operations, before changes in working capital of $15.1 million and net income of $2.9 million in the second quarter of 2014.

August 12: Gold and Silver End Mixed Again

Gold climbed $8.43 to $1317.53 at about 10:30AM EST before it fell back to $1308.33 at about 1:30PM, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver edged up to $20.145 in Asia before it fell back to $19.873 by early afternoon in New York and then bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.4%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,309.10 down $2.30 cents on Monday in New York. In Asia on Tuesday gold prices eased slightly to $1,307.50 ahead of the opening in London. The euro began to fall again and stood at $1.3368. The gold price was Fixed at $1,311.00 up $2.75 and in the euro at €982.759 up €5.432, while the euro was weaker at $1.334. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,311.80 and in the euro at €983.43.

Don't be surprised if silver is the target.

Russia took some very stern retaliatory steps this past week in response to being sanctioned, sanctioned again, and sanctioned further for good measure. Up until this point, Mr. Putin had remained somewhat restrained and I would say almost stoic in his responses by never trying to "one up" the sanctions, only matching them so far. This may have now changed and unfortunately for the West, Russia's retaliation is coming at a poor time.

August 11: Gold and Silver End Mixed and Near Unchanged

Gold fell $5.91 to $1305.49 in Asia before it bounced back to $1311.30 in London and then chopped back lower in morning New York trade, but it then edged back higher in the last four hours of the day and ended with a loss of just 0.78%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.849 in Asia, but it then rose to as high as $20.103 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.35%.

The world’s worst ‘open secret’

In my view, the manipulation (more accurately, “suppression”) of precious metal prices is the most recognized “open secret” in markets today. That is, virtually everyone who participates in the markets that set PM prices understands - takes for granted - that prices are capped and will not be allowed to rise above a certain price point.

The walls are starting to close in on TPTB

The walls are starting to close in on TPTB, as the inflation their money printing created is catalyzing war and unrest the world round ; in the U.S.'s case, alienating essentially anyone that matters.

SilverCrest Announces Completion of Mill Commissioning Major Milestone Achieved as Growth Continues

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (the "Company") (SVL.TO)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) is pleased to announce that the new 3,000 tonne- per-day ("tpd") mill and facilities (CCD-Merrill Crowe recovery) at its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine has been successfully commissioned. The commissioning period began in early May, 2014, and planned for 3 months of ramp-up, which was completed as of August 1, 2014. The Santa Elena Mine is currently transitioning from an open pit heap leach operation to a conventional 3,000 tpd conventional mill facility and underground operation.

Markets: Keep calm and carry on

At the end of July global equity bull markets had a moment of doubt, falling three or four per cent. In the seven trading days up to 1st August the S&P500 fell 3.8%, and we are not out of the woods yet. At the same time the Russell 2000, an index of small-cap US companies fell an exceptional 9%, and more worryingly it looks like it has lost bullish momentum as shown in the chart below. This indicates a possible double-top formation in the making.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,311.40 down 20 cents on Friday in New York. In Asia on Monday gold prices were down at $1,306 ahead of the opening in London. The euro was at $1.3392 with a wide spread. The gold price was Fixed at $1,308.25 down $9.25 and in the euro at €977.327down €6.69, while the euro was at $1.3386. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,309.90 and in the euro at €978.16.

August 8: Gold Gains Over 1% on the Week While Silver Slips Nearly 2%

Gold climbed $11.05 to $1322.65 in Asia before it dropped back to $1307.52 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.015%. Silver rose to as high as $20.161 before it slipped back to $19.865 at one point, but it then edged back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.05%.

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

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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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