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December 24: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged in Quiet Trade

1 day 10 hours ago

Gold gained $6.43 to $1181.03 by a little after 4AM EST before it fell back to $1172.97 at about 9:45, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.03%. Silver edged up to $15.863 before it fell back to $15.682, but it still ended with a gain of 0.26%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,296.80 down $3.80 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices fell to $1,294 as the euro continued to slip to $1.3391. The gold price was Fixed at $1,295.00 down $2.50 and in the euro at €966.923 down €1.505, while the euro was weaker at $1.3393. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,295.10 and in the euro at €967.43.

Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Reach 26 Million For 2014

Silver for immediate delivery rose 0.5% to $20.81/oz in London. Platinum lost 0.2% and was at $1,481/oz. Palladium was marginally higher at $882/oz and remains near the 13 year nominal high of $889.75/oz. Gold is flat in London this morning after gold in Singapore remained very close to the $1,295/oz level overnight. Asian trade was limited to a range of $6.50 and only 8,500 contracts were traded on Globex. Futures trading volume declined and was 39% below the average of the last 100 days. Traders appear to be waiting for the non farm payrolls data tomorrow.

July 30: Gold and Silver Close Mixed and Near Unchanged

Gold dropped $8.89 to $1291.71 just after this morning GDP announcement before it bounced back to $1303.12 and then fell back towards its earlier low by late morning in New York, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.3%. Silver fell to as low as $20.45 at one point, but it then bounced back higher in the last five hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.1%.

Excellon Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,300.60 down $5.50 on Tuesday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices fell to $1,299.20 as the euro lurched lower reaching $1.3398. The gold price was Fixed at $1,297.5 down $9.50 and in the euro at €968.428 down €4.124, while the euro was weaker at $1.3398. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,298.40 and in the euro at €968.74.

Well, what did you expect?

Well, what did you expect on a week when COMEX opex was Monday, the FOMC meeting (and 2Q GDP) on Wednesday, and NFP payrolls Friday.

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower Again

Gold climbed $6.93 to $1312.03 at about 4AM EST before it dropped down to $1296.34 in the next 8 hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher in the last four hours of the day and ended with a loss of just 0.34%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.472 and ended with a loss of 0.1%.

Silver Prices – Megaphone Patterns

Over 40 years of silver prices can be represented by four zones of megaphone shaped price patterns. My interpretation is that zone 4 – a long and aggressive move upward – is still in progress. My round number target is $100 or more in 2016 – 2019. Although I hope that the powers-that-be will not choose to create hyperinflation in the US, if hyperinflation does occur, the $100 target will be easily bypassed and much higher prices will be “in play.”

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,305.10 down $2.30 on Monday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices rose to $1,310. The gold price was Fixed at $1,307.50 up $2.50 and in the euro at €972.842 up €1.643, while the euro was slightly stronger at $1.3440. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,309.00 and in the euro at €974.25.

July 28: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold edged up to $1309.13 in Asia before it dropped down to $1301.77 by a little after 9AM EST and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.517 and ended with a loss of 0.58%.

The Coming Silver Shortage

Right now, there is a severe shortage brewing in the silver markets giving investors huge upside potential if position correctly. This investment has the potential to double and even triple your money within the next few years. The facts presented in this mini-documentary, are sure to blow you away.

Like Dripping Silver Icicles

I don’t typically emphasize price charts in analyzing the market, however something unusual has been happening in the spot (physical) silver market. It did not happen in the silver futures market, nor in the gold market. I have been bearish on silver because of its supply and demand fundamentals, and the price action shown below adds a new dimension.

Silver Manipulation To End; $150 Per Ounce Possible - Video

Silver for immediate delivery fell 0.4% to $20.68 an ounce in London this morning. Platinum added 0.4% to $1,485 an ounce. Palladium gained another 0.5% to $885.05 an ounce and is a whisker away from new 13 year nominal highs. Gold and silver were marginally lower last week but both spiked towards the close on Friday which could be a harbinger for further price gains this week. Gold jumped $15.80 to as high as $1,308.20 in the last minutes of trade and silver surged to as high as $20.727.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,307.40 up $15.00 on Friday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices slipped back to $1,304. The gold price was Fixed at $1,305.00 up $12.25 and in the euro at €971.199 up €11.474, while the euro was slightly weaker at $1.3437. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,304.50 and in the euro at €970.72.

COMEX Swap Dealers Hedging a Massive Long Play on Silver?

We have just two stops to make on today’s rabbit trail, but both of them “count” and both are pretty dang important. Today we will be looking at what some are calling a “too-high, too fast” net long position in silver by Managed Money traders and then we will cover an aspect of the huge, record high short position in silver futures held by the mercenary Swap Dealers, and it’s a “keeper.” So, with no further preamble, let’s take the lesser of the two first and move on from there.

July 25: Gold and Silver Spike Back Friday But End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold jumped $15.80 to as high as $1308.20 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 1.16%. Silver surged to as high as $20.727 and ended with a gain of 1.82%.

The ‘Great Reassessment’ to come?

To the Rush Limbaugh’s, Mark Levin’s and Sean Hannity’s of the world, Ron Paul was an insane “isolationist” “kook” who might as well have been pulling for the “enemy” when he, almost alone, argued passionately against America’s involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin were of course arguing passionately for these wars.

INDIAN SILVER IMPORTS: Near Record At A Quarter Of Global Mine Supply

It looks like at least one country is still taking advantage of the extremely low paper price of silver. From information just released, India continues to import a near record amount of silver in 2014. Even though silver imports slumped in June compared to last year, demand is still extremely strong.

Talk Radio’s Taboo Topics

In my first essay in this series, I outlined a change that might “stun the world” and terrify the establishment defenders of the “Status Quo.” What, I asked, might happen if someone like Rush Limbaugh started preaching from the Ron Paul prayer book?

Market Report: Corrective Action

Precious metals drifted lower over the week in quiet trading. The bears took comfort in the lack of a positive price reaction to political news from the Ukraine and Gaza, and from economic surveys released in the US which disappointed analysts looking for signs of economic growth. Even the IMF downgraded its forecasts for the US economy, and the 10-year treasury yield fell back to 2.46%, having rallied up to 2.65% from the May low at 2.41%. This is shown in the chart below.

One of the most blatant examples ever

This week has been one of the most blatant examples of naked PM shorting ever, amidst some of the most PM-bullish news ever. Particularly, yesterday's transparent attacks as TPTB pulled out all stops to push the 10-year Treasury yield above 2.5% couldn't be more obvious - as I forensically described in yesterday's AudioBlog, "best laid plans." And what a shock, Monday is COMEX options expiration day - when no doubt, countless $1,300 and $21 options for gold and silver, respectively, were outstanding.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,292.40 down $12.50 on Thursday in New York. In Asia and early London, prices held that level. The gold price was Fixed at $1,292.75 down $7.25 and in the euro at €959.725 down €4.953, while the euro was slightly weaker at $1.3470. The Fixing was very quick indicating lower volumes. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,294.20 and in the euro at €962.02.

Rumors of Mexico Backing Peso With Silver False... You Might Not Believe What They Might Do Though

Last week a story began circulating that appears to have begun with a video by Future Money Trends (see here), which was then picked up by the SHTFPlan prepper blog and then picked up by others including Infowars indicating Mexico is looking to back the peso with silver.

July 24: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 3%

Gold fell almost $10 to $1294.96 in Asia before it bounced back to $1300.83 in London, but it then fell to a new 5-week low of $1287.79 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.96%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.315 and ended with a loss of 2.63%.

Silver smash preempts regularly scheduled column

Well, I was slaving away on Part 2 of my essay exploring one way “stacker issues” might finally go “mainstream” when I became distracted by the latest silver smashdown.

Silver: The Noise is Deafening!

The weak prices for silver and gold during the past three years are a correction to the massive run-up in prices from October 2008 – mid 2011. During that time silver increased from a low of $8.53 to a high of nearly $50.00. Gold increased from a low under $700 to a high over $1,900. They have been correcting since then. The correction is, I expect, over – FINALLY.

Silver's Ultimate Rally: When Paper Assets Collapse

The relationship between the Dow and silver has been very consistent during the last 100 years. After each of the major Dow peaks (real, not necessarily nominal peaks), we eventually had a major bottom in silver.

Bottoming out?

Where this leaves precious metals is yet to be seen, but it is worth bearing in mind that hedge and other funds exposed to losses in bonds and equities will likely reduce their short positions in gold and silver. And if the current weakness in bonds and equities persists, it should be positive for precious metal prices as the bears run for cover.

Why You Should Buy Silver Before It’s Too Late

Too often silver falls in the shadow of its flashy, favored cousin gold, but the precious metal grabbed headlines last week when a 117-year-old tradition came to an end.


The advent of computer generated trading algorithms heralded a quantum leap forward in the quest for 24/7 control of markets. No longer were humans beings required to do such unseemly things as man trading desks or worry a whit if free markets were, if even infrequently, attempting to function. Algo precision has made even the blackest of black swan events seem to turn lily white in their utter non-eventfulness. No more significant Dow or bond crashes, and best of all, no gold rallies exceeding (exactly) 1.00%, or the occasional 2.00%

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.

SILVER MINER SUSPENDS SALES: 35% Of Production Due To Low Prices

The first primary silver miner in the industry just announced that it suspended sales of silver during the 3rd quarter due to the low market price of silver. First Majestic suspended sales of 35% of its Q3 silver production. This was a significant amount as it was nearly 1 million oz of its 2.7 million oz production that quarter.

Silver to S&P Ratio: What It Tells Us

Based on Friday’s upticks, last week may have been the turning point for silver prices and the silver to S&P ratio. Or perhaps the S&P will continue reaching for the sky even though QE is supposedly diminishing, while silver prices drop further below the cost of production. Both seem unlikely but we shall see.

Gold, Silver, Crude and S&P Ending Wedge Patterns

Gold and silver look like they have bottomed – again. Perhaps this time it will be a real bottom instead of another fake-out like December 2013 and June 2014. Demand is strong for physical gold and silver, but the supply of naked paper shorts on the COMEX is even larger. This will change. I see prices under $20 as a strong buy zone since I believe that $100 silver is only a few years away.

Silver To Hit New Highs As The Quality Of Analysis Falls To New Lows

The coming explosion in the value of silver will be a shock to the world due to the failure of the analyst community. I am completely amazed at the lack of quality analysis today. Except for a few good analysts, there's a sea of lousy ones who continue to put out work that becomes increasingly worthless each and every passing day.

The 'old-fashioned' gift of silver

This year for the first time I'm going to give the gift of silver as a Christmas present. Specifically, I'm going to give a couple of silver coins to my godson who is in 8th grade.

Silver Market Update

Recent action in silver has been very bullish. It barely paid lip service to the technical requirement to drop back and form a Right Shoulder to its Head-and-Shoulders bottom before breaking out of this base pattern back last Tuesday, without waiting for either gold to break out, or for the dollar to break down. When gold did actually break out on Friday, and the dollar broke down, it built on these achievements by breaking clear above the resistance near to its 50-day moving average.

Shanghai Silver Stocks Fall Nearly 50% Since April

Ever since the take-down of the price of silver in April, silver warehouse stocks have been declining in a large way at the Shanghai Futures Exchange. At the peak on April 12th, the Shanghai Futures Exchange held 1,124 tonnes of silver at its warehouses. However, just six weeks later, 360 tonnes or 32% were removed.

Silver - Pushing On A String

Little in the way of news has transpired in the past week that could have an impact on the silver market. The main stage has been set for some time, regarding all the known factors affecting silver, to date. There is no need to review any of them, at this point.

Silver Market Buy Signal – AGAIN!

For the umpteenth time (actually the 3rd since June 2012) silver has given a buy signal according to my reading of the technical indicators.

Could the Confirmation of the Breakdown in Silver be Consequential?

Investors sentiment for precious metals and gold and silver mining stocks has deteriorated quite substantially recently. And silver is no exception here, which can be seen on the white metal charts. However, the situation in the whole sector is extreme – the oversold readings on many technical indicators and the fact that very important support lines are currently in play in virtually any asset in the sector form a setup as (or even more) encouraging for potential buyers as what we saw in 2008. To see what we can expect on the silver market, let us move into today’s technical part – we will start with the white metal’s very long-term chart.

Miners say security "tax" excluded in Mexico royalty calculus

Mining companies in Mexico, worried by falling metals prices, are tense about a government plan to slap a 5 percent royalty on their pre-tax profits, arguing they already pay a covert "security" tax to shield themselves from drug-related crime.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -878,025.900 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -878,025.900 ounces

Gold and Silver Rally Relative to the Dow

The current bottom occurred during month 33 since the breakout of the top of the 2008 – 2010 triangle. Bottoms often occur on day 33 or month 33 from a bottom or a breakout. This makes it very likely that the bottom in June 2013 was the final bottom, especially since it occurred almost exactly at the breakout from the 2008 – 2010 triangle (around the $18.50 area).

Wild Price Changes in Silver

I have been a bit amazed by silver's wild price changes lately. People have asked me to comment on it. I have my thoughts, so I'll share. The price swings reinforce that the silver market is tiny, and the paper money markets are oversized. The price swings show that the paper money market is gravely threatened by the silver market.

Campaign to kill PM sentiment one for the text books

Campaign: “Kill - and/or dramatically reverse - PM sentiment” Target Audience: Anyone who has ever invested in precious metals or might consider investing in precious metals in the future.

Silver Market Update

Silver has confirmed gold’s breakout of several days ago by following suit and breaking out above important resistance on Friday on the strongest volume for almost 6 months. This means that we are now in a full on Precious Metals sector uptrend, which is still in its earliest stages.

Time Is the Trigger for Equities and Bullion: Charles Oliver

Charles Oliver, lead portfolio manager with the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund, believes the only thing between investors and bigger investment returns on precious metals equities and bullion, especially silver, is time. In this interview with The Gold Report, Oliver discusses silver and gold demand drivers, as well as portfolio ideas that figure to get bigger with time as the trigger.

The Silver Institute Releases Report on the Outlook for New Electrical & Electronic Uses of Silver

The Silver Institute today released a report titled “The Outlook for New Electrical and Electronic Uses of Silver.” The report identifies three key potential growth areas for silver demand: flexible electronics; light emitting diodes (LEDs); and interposers. These three growth areas combined have the potential to add another 20 million ounces of silver to total demand by 2018.

How can miners ‘fight back?’ Here’s my list...

My previous column asked the question, “Why don’t the miners fight back” against price suppression of precious metals? Today, I list several actions mining executives, acting together as a unified group, could undertake to expose and hopefully end the non-”free market” tactics that are keeping gold and silver prices suppressed.

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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