• Gold: 1,167.97 -0.56
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July 1: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

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Gold drifted lower in quiet trade and ended near its late session low of $1167.60 with a loss of 0.34%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.55 and ended with a loss of 0.83%.

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June 30: Gold Ends Slightly Lower - 1 day 9 hours ago

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June 16: Gold and Silver Fall Slightly

Gold fell $10.07 to $1176.13 by a little after 9:30AM EST before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.895 and ended with a loss of 0.56%.

Gold Versus The Status Quo

Gold has been a store of value for 1000s of years. You can’t purchase gasoline with gold but it has no counter-party risk and is valued world-wide. In contrast, paper and digital dollars, euros, pounds and yen are debt based fiat currencies backed only by the faith and credit of the governments and central banks which issued them. Devaluation and higher consumer prices are all but guaranteed.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,186.20 up $5.20. Today sees the dollar weaker at $1.1265 down half a cent with the dollar index weaker at 94.97 down from 95.28. The LBMA Gold Price was set at $1,182.10 up $3.85 with the equivalent euro price at €1,050.24 down €3.74. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,183.50 and in the euro at €1,051.11.

June 15: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Fall

Gold dropped $8.03 to $1172.97 in London before it rose to see a $9.11 gain at $1190.11 by late morning in New York and then drifted back lower in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.44%. Silver rose to as high as $16.253 and ended with a gain of 1.07%.

Comex Paper Silver: New Record Naked Short Interest

I need to make a slight correction to Craig’s analysis. 2014 silver production is already used up. 70% of all silver produced is used up in manufacturing processes. The other 30% produced in 2014 is sitting in jewelry boxes across India and China or in fabricated bullion form in private investment hands around the globe.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,181.00 down $0.50. Today sees the dollar weaker at $1.1215 down from $1.1189 a quarter of a cent weaker against the euro with the dollar index weaker at 95.28 down from 95.40. The LBMA Gold Price was set at $1,178.25 down $1.00 with the equivalent euro price at €1,053.98 up €6.18. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,181.50 and in the euro at €1,051.58.

June 12: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold edged up to $1184.26 in Asia before it fell back to $1177.38 in London and then bounced back to $1183.39 by midmorning in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.04%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.849 and ended with a loss of 0.62%.

Silver Lows and Bubble Bonds

T bonds have been levitated higher as central banks aggressively pushed their “Inflate or Die” QE process. Examine this log scale chart of monthly T bonds since 1985. I have drawn a red line that more or less connects the most significant tops in the past 30 years.

Silver Manipulation May Be The Most Extreme In History

The open interest in Comex silver hit another new all-time high yesterday. As of Wednesday’s final open interest report, the open interest in silver was 189.7k contracts. This is the highest the open interest has been based on data I have going back to April 2005.

Here We Go Again -- Another Silver Short Sqeeze Looms

Back on April 15, we accurately projected that a major Spec short squeeze was brewing in the coming days. Nine days later, silver shot higher in a move of +14% in just over three weeks. Well, guess what. The conditions that created that move have returned and another significant short squeeze is right around the corner.

The fallacies of GDP

The common error of confusing growth with progress goes largely unnoticed, though it permeates all macroeconomic analysis. There is no better example of this mistake than the fallacies behind the interpretation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GDP is the market value of all final goods and services in a given year. As such, it is only an accounting identity reflecting the quantity of money in the economy.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,181.50 down $4.70. Today sees the dollar stronger at $1.1189 up from $1.1271 nearly a cent stronger against the euro with the dollar index stronger at 95.40 up from 95.03. The LBMA Gold Price was set at $1,179.25 down $1.25 with the equivalent euro price at €1,053.98 up €6.18. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,181.10 and in the euro at €1,055.26.

SilverCrest Reports Results of AGM

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (the "Company" or "SilverCrest") is pleased to announce the results of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM") held yesterday in Vancouver, B.C.

June 11: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $9.22 to $1176.98 at about 8:30AM EST before it jumped up to $1185.20 in the next 15 minutes of trade and then drifted back lower into midday, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.837 before it also rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Indian Silver Demand Explodes to US Silver Owners’ Delight

- India may absorb as much as one third of total global silver production this year - Strong demand for silver steadily increasing year by year - Indian citizens and solar industry take advantage of current low prices in silver - U.S. silver imports still enormous despite ostensible decline in demand

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,186.20 up $9.70 as bargain hunters came in at low levels. Today sees the dollar stronger at $1.1271 up from $1.1326 up half a cent against the euro with the dollar index stronger at 95.03 up from 94.67. The LBMA Gold Price was set at $1,180.50 down $5.50 with the equivalent euro price at €1,047.80 up 65 cents. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,179.60 and in the euro at €1,047.23.

June 10: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold climbed $15.71 to $1192.21 by about 8:30AM EST before it fell back off in the next four hours of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.82%. Silver rose to as high as $16.237 and ended with a gain of 0.31%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,176.50 up $2.50, again in very thin volumes, with, again, Asia virtually absent. Today sees the dollar weaker at $1.1326 down half a cent against the euro with the dollar index weaker at 94.67 down from 95.41. The LBMA Gold Price was set at $1,186.00 up $5.00 with the equivalent euro price at €1,047.15 down €2.81. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,188.40 and in the euro at €1,051.59.

June 9: Gold and Silver End Mixed Again

Gold climbed $8.91 to $1182.91 at about 8AM EST before it fell back off in the next couple of hours of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver rose to as high as $16.191 before it also fell back off and ended with a loss of 0.25%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,174.00 up $3.10, again in very thin volumes, with Asia virtually absent. Today sees the dollar weaker at $1.1267 down a cent and a half against the euro with the dollar index weaker at 95.41 down from 96.29. The LBMA Gold Price was set at $1,181.00 well above the trading levels seen in the market before the price setting and up $7.60 with the equivalent euro price at €1,049.96 down €4.97. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,182.30 and in the euro at €1,049.07.

June 8: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Dollar Drops

Gold climbed $6.47 to $1177.37 in early Asian trade before it fell back to $1170.23 at about 11AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in the last five hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver rose to $16.155 in Asia, but it then drifted back lower in morning New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.5%.

National Debt - Or 1 is Too Many and 12 Are Not Enough

The Vietnam War in the US is often mentioned as a major cause of the inflationary 1970s. The war and spending escalated in the late 1960s after Johnson became President. The national debt increased about $20 Billion between 1967 and 1968, which was big money back then. But 11 years later the national debt increased by $80 Billion. Once deficit spending and currency devaluation began, it was difficult to return to fiscal sanity.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,170.90 down $6.10 on Friday, again in very thin volumes. Today sees the dollar slightly weaker at $1.1126 down a cent against the euro with the dollar index firmer at 96.29 against Friday’s 95.67. The LBMA Gold Price was set at $1,173.40 down $2.50 and the equivalent euro price was €1,054.93 up from €1,047.11 on Friday. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,175.00 and in the euro at €1,056.37.

Gold: Surviving the Last Few Months of the Bear Market

As most of you probably know by now, it’s been my belief for about a year that gold’s bear market would not end until at least testing the previous C-wave top at $1050. Every D-wave correction in the secular bull has at least retraced to the previous C-wave top except one.

Silver Longs Still Vulnerable

About a week ago, I wrote a short piece detailing the excessively lopsided long position in the silver market noting at that time, that anyone who has long needed to be paying very close attention to their positions.

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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The Silver Reverse Bubble of 2012

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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?

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Maintain The Status Quo

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

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Bill Murphy Comments On Today's Market Action

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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

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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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