• Gold: 1,165.88 -8.16
  • Silver: 14.89 -0.15
  • Euro: 1.113 -0.002
  • USDX: 97.166 0.135
  • Oil: 31.25 0.27

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Silver finally managed to push through its upside resistance just above the $14.50 level this week and attracted some additional upside follow through as the US Dollar weakness brought on the macro trade ( Dollar down – BUY commodities). For that matter copper also rallied, as did platinum. Clearly the latter two metals are not moving higher based on signs of increasing demand but rather because of those macro trades just referenced. It is purely a matter of money flows related to the movements in the foreign exchange markets, especially considering that fact that the preference in the markets at the moment is generally RISK AVOIDANCE.

U.S. and Canadian Mint Dysfunction Snowballs as Silver Coin Premiums Rise

Lower precious metals prices on Wall Street aren't necessarily bringing lower prices on Main Street. The retail market for gold and silver coins, bars, and rounds has been swamped with high demand since mid June. Both the U.S. Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint continue to run into serious issues keeping up with retail silver coin demand.

Silver and Gold: The Triumph of Experience over Hope

Rather than discuss the triumph of experience over hope regarding hard money, honest politicians, and free market economics, let’s look at the OPPOSITE.

Silver Market Morning

On Monday New York closed at $1,103.30 up $11.20. The dollar was unchanged at $1.0978 with the dollar Index weaker at 97.46 down from 97.85. The dollar continued to weaken during London’s morning. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,113.25 up $18.45. The euro equivalent was €1,009.52 up €8.51. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London $1,114.00 and in the euro at €1,010.48.

August 10: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% And 3%

Gold gained $6.21 to $1098.31 in Asia before it drifted back towards unchanged in London, but it then shot up to as high as $1108.74 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.03%. Silver surged to as high as $15.391 and ended with a gain of 3.18%.

Silver Market Morning

On Friday New York closed at $1,092.10 up $2.80. The dollar is down more than half a cent at $1,0976, with the dollar Index weaker initially before rising to 97.85 down from 97.90. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,094.80 up $3.45. The euro equivalent was €1,001.01 up €3.25. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London above $1,094.30 and in the euro at €1,000.50.

Fortuna Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2015

"We continue to focus on cost control, productivity and margins. Mine plan flexibility at Caylloma and strong performance at San Jose continue to sustain our operating and financial results in spite of a challenging metal price environment." Mr. Ganoza continued, "Key capital projects remain on schedule as we look forward to the commissioning of the San Jose Mine expansion from 2,000 to 3,000 tpd in mid-2016."

August 7: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold gained $7.05 to $1096.35 in Asia before it dropped down to $1083.59 just after this morning’s jobs report was released, but it then rose to a new session high of $1099.52 in the next two and a half hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver rose to as high as $15.022 and ended with a gain of 0.82%.

The Next Silver Bull May Have Already Started

Silver is down 7.1% this year. Will this weakness persist? To find out, let’s look at the key factors in the silver market this year. Like gold, silver fell as the US dollar rose on the back of expectations that the Fed will hike rates. World demand for physical silver fell 4% in 2014, largely due to a record 19.5% drop in investment demand. Silver exchange-traded funds (ETFs) did not see big liquidations in 2014. ETF holdings grew by 1.4 million ounces and recorded their highest year-end level at 636 million ounces.

Gold, Golf, & Silver ... are Similar

As I write this, gold prices on the COMEX have sold off $10 and some “gold bugs” are worried and scared. This is normal. Trust central banks and governments to force gold prices far higher. Also, thousands of (right handed) golfers are currently slicing right on dog-leg left fairways. Golfers will find their balls, recover, and play again tomorrow. Gold prices will rally “tomorrow,” the sun will rise, governments will spend too much, and golfers will strive for the perfect swing.

Silver Market Morning

On Thursday New York closed at $1,089.30 up $4.30. The dollar is barely changed at $1.0911, with the dollar Index the same at 97.90. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,091.35 up $6.35. The euro equivalent was €997.76 up €2.44. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London above $1,091.20 and in the euro at €997.62.

August 6: Gold and Silver Gain Before Jobs Day

Gold waffled between $1087.22 and $1084.24 in Asia and held near unchanged for most of trade in London, but it then rose to as high as $1093.89 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a gain of 0.4%. Silver rose to as high as $14.775 and ended with a gain of 0.34%.

Silver Market Morning

On Wednesday New York closed at $1,085.00 down $3.20. The dollar is slightly weaker at $1.0901 down from $1.0860, with the dollar Index weaker at 97.90 down from 98.12. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,085.00 down from $1,086.50. The euro equivalent was €995.32. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London above $1,085.60 and in the euro at €995.69.

August 5: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold dipped to $1084.67 in Asia before it rallied back to $1092.43 in London and then fell to a new session low of $1083.04 by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher in early afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.29%. Silver rose to as high as $14.712 and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

Silver Market Morning

On Friday New York closed at $1,088.20 up $1.90. The dollar is relatively strong at $1.0860 up from $1.0977, with the dollar Index stronger at 98.12 up from 97.32. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,086.50 down from $1,092.60 down $6.10. The euro equivalent was unchanged from yesterday. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London above $1,091.50 and in the euro at €1,001.15.

August 4: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold dipped $5.21 to $1081.09 in Asia before it bounced back to $1094.55 in London and then fell back off in early afternoon New York trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.17%. Silver rose to as high as $14.656 and ended with a gain of 0.48%.

Leaving the Information Grid

We've been off the information grid for nearly a month now. Oh, we've still got electricity, the internet, the gas and water and sewer connexions, but a month ago the satellite went away at our command, so no more government and corporate news at 6 p.m. or the Sunday morning food-fights.

Silver Market Morning

On Friday New York closed at $1,086.30 down $8.90. The dollar is relatively unchanged at $1.0977, with the dollar Index almost the same at 97.32. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,092.60 down $0.40. The euro equivalent was €995.35 down €1.96 on Monday. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,093.10 and in the euro at €995.76.

August 3: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold edged up to $1097.71 in Asia before it dropped back to $1089.48 in London and then bounced back higher in morning New York trade, but it then fell back off again into the close and ended with a loss of 0.81%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.429 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.

Investment Silver Demand Draining COMEX Vaults

If there are words to characterize the precious metals markets for July, it would be “divergences” and “shortages.” There was heavy selling in the leveraged futures market and extraordinary buying demand and shortages in physical coins, rounds, and bars.

Silver Market Morning

On Friday New York closed at $1,095.20 up $8.10. The dollar is relatively unchanged at $1.0970, with the dollar Index almost the same at 97.37. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,093 up $12.95. The euro equivalent was €997.31 up €12.22 on Friday. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,092.20 and in the euro at €996.62.

The Silver Manipulation Con Continues at the Highest Levels of Government

The US Mint is not a very good liar. They are manipulating their sales data to stifle silver investor sentiment. My fight with the US Mint goes back 7 years. I wrote them in June 2008 to point out that stopping production of the US Silver Eagles was AGAINST THE LAW because the law required them to produce SAE's "in quantities sufficient to meet public demand." Since that time, and through my continual pestering over the years, they CHANGED THE LAW to make the US Treasury Secretary the one who decides if the coins are being produced to meet demand and only he has the power to stop or limit production.

July 31: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged on the Week

Gold drifted down to $1080.02 in London before it shot up to $1100.65 at about 9:30AM EST and then edged back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.65%. Silver rose to as high as $14.99 before it also fell back off and ended with a loss of 0.2%.

Markets In Limbo

Precious metals appear to be in limbo: speculative buyers are discouraged above all by their disappointing performance during the Greek crisis, and the possibility that a Chinese stock market crash might lead to forced selling of gold by Chinese speculators. So far, the latter concern has proved unfounded with public demand in China accelerating on lower prices and exceeding global mine output on its own. As well as Chinese demand, anecdotal evidence tells us that at these prices physical demand from the public has increased elsewhere, with gold sovereigns becoming scarce in London. And our dealers yesterday reported buyers outweighing sellers this week.

Silver Market Morning

On Wednesday New York closed at $1,088.10 down $9.10. The dollar was unchanged at $1.0964, with the dollar Index almost the same at 97.36. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,080.05 down $5.60. The euro equivalent was €985.09 down €4.34 on yesterday. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,081.00 and in the euro at €986.31.

July 30: Gold and Silver Fall With Oil

Gold fell $14.55 to $1082.65 in Asia before it bounced back to $1094.88 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off again into the close and ended with a loss of 0.83%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.638 and ended with a loss of 0.54%.

Gold & Silver Money has Devolved into Debt and Plastic

Eventually the gold and silver certificates disappeared and Federal Reserve Notes replaced them. The Federal Reserve Notes looked similar to gold and silver certificates, but sadly, they were nothing more than a piece of paper that represented a loan from (hence the word “note”) or obligation of the United States, issued by the Federal Reserve.

Upticks in Silver Demand Seen in First Half of 2015

Through the first half of this year, silver experienced increased demand for jewelry and important industrial applications, two signals of demand growth for this most versatile of metals.

Wrapping Up July Comex Silver Deliveries

Again, I can't overstate how unusual this is and how different it is from the norm. In a "normal" month where total deliveries came in at 85%, we would have seen about 2,300 total deliveries. Instead, we saw 3,637. Therefore, we're left to conclude that and additional 1,300 contracts were demanded for immediate delivery in July. This means that someone or something funded their account with 100% margin, jumped the "queue" and demanded immediate delivery of 6,500,000 ounces of silver. At prices ranging around $15/ounce, that's nearly $100,000,000.

The Silver Manipulation Con Continues at the Highest Levels of Government

The US Mint is not a very good liar. They are manipulating their sales data to stifle silver investor sentiment. My fight with the US Mint goes back 7 years. I wrote them in June 2008 to point out that stopping production of the US Silver Eagles was AGAINST THE LAW because the law required them to produce SAE's "in quantities sufficient to meet public demand." Since that time, and through my continual pestering over the years, they CHANGED THE LAW to make the US Treasury Secretary the one who decides if the coins are being produced to meet demand and only he has the power to stop or limit production.

Investment Silver Demand Draining COMEX Vaults

If there are words to characterize the precious metals markets for July, it would be “divergences” and “shortages.” There was heavy selling in the leveraged futures market and extraordinary buying demand and shortages in physical coins, rounds, and bars.

Leaving the Information Grid

We've been off the information grid for nearly a month now. Oh, we've still got electricity, the internet, the gas and water and sewer connexions, but a month ago the satellite went away at our command, so no more government and corporate news at 6 p.m. or the Sunday morning food-fights.

Silver and Gold: The Triumph of Experience over Hope

Rather than discuss the triumph of experience over hope regarding hard money, honest politicians, and free market economics, let’s look at the OPPOSITE.

The EPA's Polluted River

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's massive spill of arsenic-laden contaminants into Colorado's Animas River (literally, from the Spanish, River of Souls) a week ago has all the makings of a slow-speed softball pitched at this relentless critic of EPA's hubris, bullying and unscientific bullshite.

Desolation Row: the Silver Market

Silver peaked in 1980 and then crashed into “Silver Desolation Row” in 1999 – 2001, like now. The 1970s decade was the time for commodity price increases and inflation. The 1980s and 1990s saw a preference for paper assets and stocks, while commodities, gold, and silver prices collapsed.

Silver Cycle Low - Now

The price of silver has been crushed during the last four years. Prices are ready to reverse. We will know soon enough after the High-Frequency-Traders have their way with prices for paper silver and gold on the CME.

China chooses her weapons

China's recent mini-devaluations had less to do with her mounting economic challenges, and more to do with a statement from the IMF on 4 August, that it was proposing to defer the decision to include the yuan in the SDR until next October.

August 21: Gold Gains Almost 4% on the Week While Stocks Drop Roughly 6%

Gold gained $15.42 to $1167.42 in Asia before it fell all the way back to $1149.00 in London, but it then rose to as high as $1161.67 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.64%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.14 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.

Silver And The Petrodollar

Many have mistakenly dismissed silver as just another commodity like oil, for example. If one looks at how silver has traded since 2001, in comparison with oil, one might agree with that mistaken believe. During the same periods, both goods traded higher or lower, together. For example, from 2001 to 2008, both silver and oil rose significantly. During those seven years, silver increased more than four times in value while oil rose more than seven times.

Gold and Silver: Heading for a “Blue Screen of Death” Event?

For personal computer users who by choice or circumstance, find themselves using a version of the Microsoft Windows operating software family, a dreaded condition known as the “Blue Screen of Death” (BSoD) is a seldom occurring, yet ever-present possibility. Wikipedia defines it as being caused by poorly written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware, such as faulty memory, power supply issues, overheating of components or hardware running beyond its specification limits.

The Risky Investment that Could Make You Millions in the Next Financial Crisis

You wake up in the morning, turn on the news, and get a sick feeling in your stomach… The stock market is crashing again. Another big Wall Street bank has failed. Your 401(k) has lost another 25%. It’s bleeding value every week. Your dream of early retirement is history. You’ve lost so much money in stocks that even a "regular" retirement is in jeopardy. If you live a long life, there’s no way you’ll have enough money.

Yes, Gold is a Barbarous Relic...SO SWAP IT ALL FOR SILVER!

I know that you have a few gold coins in your safe. I know you think it's good for your diversification but NOW is the time to think differently. Now is not the time for diversification. Now is the time to SAVE your wealth and gold doubling or tripling over the next few years is NOT going to save you.

Silver Market Morning

On Friday New York closed at $1,134.40 up $10.30. The dollar was stronger at $1.1335 at the close up from $1.1496, against the euro, with the dollar Index stronger at 96.07 up from Friday’s 95.19. Because of the Bank Holiday in the U.K. no LBMA gold price was set today. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,132.80 and in the euro at €1,010.80.

The danger of eliminating cash

In the early days of central banking, one primary objective of the new system was to take ownership of the public's gold, so that in a crisis the public would be unable to withdraw it.

Silver and S.M.S.

Silver prices have been crushed for over 4 years, especially in the paper futures markets. The predictable result has been reduced interest in real money – silver and gold. The media is more focused on Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, and Hillary’s emails – not the reality of exponentially increasing debt, out-of-control spending, failed economic policies, and expensive wars.

You think premiums are big now???

Premiums on silver over the past weeks have exploded! Generally speaking, 10-25%+ seems to be the norm and anywhere from two - six weeks delay for delivery. We have talked about the dichotomy between silver being panic "sold" and "shortages" occurring simultaneously. In a free market, this is an impossibility.

Silver Market Morning

On Friday New York closed at $1,122.10 down $3.30. The dollar was weaker at $1.1162 down from $1.1142 at the close, against the euro, with the dollar Index slightly weaker at 96.28 down from 96.34. The LBMA gold price was set at $1,121.00 down $4.00 from Friday. The euro equivalent was €1,004.21 down €5.80. At 12.00 hrs London time, gold was trading at $1,121.00 and in the euro at €1,005.52.

Silver and Deflation

How does silver perform during deflation? Which is better during a deflation – silver or gold? The answers will depend on quite a few things as well as what definition of deflation one uses.

The Massive Debt Bubble Will Push Silver Prices Much Higher

Silver had a spectacular rise in price from about August 2010 to April 2011. In fact, it was so impressive that some thought the peak was the end of the bull market for silver. After all, silver had risen about 12.33 times from its bottom in 2001.

Why Silver Premiums Are so High Right Now and How One Might Take Advantage of It?

In this article, I will explain first how and why silver bullion premiums have aggressively increased since the middle of summer 2015 AND how and what I am doing to take advantage of the current premiums via a bullion form sell and buy arbitrage.

Silver: Victim of Motive, Means, and Opportunity

Silver gets little respect, but that is sensible in a world dominated by paper assets and pretend values. Similar to a murder investigation, let’s examine the motive, means and opportunity used to “manage” silver prices.

Gold's Little Brother Is Talking

Silver seems set to perform well against the dollar, but it also appears to be ready to make gold look like a bit of a slug.Unlike most silver investors, I have no interest in selling silver for “dollars of profit”. I view silver primarily as a currency.Gold is the ultimate currency, and I think silver is best viewed as “gold’s little brother”.I sold silver for gold in the first quarter of 2011, and now it’s time for me to buy silver with gold.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,063,729.540 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,063,729.540 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -948,613.090 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -948,613.090 ounces

Silver Price Projection – for 2013

An objective and reasonable estimate for the price of silver at the next intermediate peak (estimating 2013 – Quarter 2) is $50 to $60 per ounce (current price is about $28). This is not a prediction based on wishful thinking and hope, but a best estimate based on rational analysis of data stretching back to 1975.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,534,729.460 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,534,729.460 ounces

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