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August 27: Gold Edges Higher and Silver Rises Almost 2%

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Gold gained $5.08 to $1129.18 in London before it fell back to $1118.38 at about 10AM EST and then bounced back to $1127.65 in the next 90 minutes of trade, but it then drifted back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of just 0.02%. Silver rose almost 1% to $14.315 before it dropped back to $14.163, but it then shot up to as high as $14.613 and ended with a gain of 1.9%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,195.60 up $1.90. Asia took it much higher to $1,213 before London opened, where it slipped slightly to $1,210.6. The “LBMA Gold price” was set at $1,209.40 up $16.85 which was the euro equivalent of €1,099.65 up €14.08. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,208 and in the euro at €1,097.98.

SilverCrest Announces 2014 Financial Results - Cash Flow from Operations of $13.8 million ($0.12 per share) - Adjusted Earnings of $5.2 million ($0.04 per share)

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (the "Company" or "SilverCrest") is pleased to announce its audited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter ("Q4") and year ended December 31, 2014 . The fourth quarter and 2014 year end financials results reflect a one-time non-cash impairment charge accounting adjustment of $4.96 million.

Is the tide turning for Precious Metals? Part II

In our new book The Silver Manifesto, David Morgan and I not only discuss the debt bomb waiting to explode in most every western world economy but also the fact that the Fed will NEVER willingly hike interest rates by any material degree because (i) the monetary policy in place isn’t conducive to economic growth, instead promoting vast misallocations of capital and (ii) because the U.S. economy is a debt based economy which needs constant debt financing, the Fed would never hike interest rates as the cost of servicing the interest on newly acquired debt would spiral out of control, thereby causing deficit spending to go through the roof. Substantially higher deficit spending would necessarily require even more debt accumulation and the cycle would repeat itself.

March 25: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged While Stocks Drop 2%

Gold edged down to $1187.64 in Asia before it rebounded to $1199.35 at about 9:30AM EST and then chopped back lower into midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to $16.87 in Asia, but it then rose to as high as $17.127 in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.18%.

What’s Wrong With Silver?

Silver prices are largely set on the COMEX futures – paper silver. A company can post the margin and sell short thousands of contracts with no actual metal available thereby creating artificial supply. The reverse occurs when some company buys thousands of contracts. It is a paper game, but unfortunately it has tremendous influence on the price of real silver.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,193.70 up $3.10. Asia held it at $1,192 before London opened, where it held that level up until the “LBMA Gold price” setting. It was set at $1,192.55 down $0.65 which was the euro equivalent of €1,085.57, down €1.18. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,194.40 and in the euro at €1,087.55.

March 24: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Drop

Gold edged down to $1185.20 in Asia before it rebounded to $1194.80 in London and then dropped back to $1186.21 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.825 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.35%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,190.60 up $7.40. Asia held it $4 below that level before London opened, where it was lifted back up to $1,191.10 ahead of the “LBMA Gold price”. This morning the “LBMA gold price” was set at $1,193.25 up $11.85 and in the euro equivalent of €1,086.75 up €1. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,193.60 and in the euro at €1,087.36.

March 23: Gold Gains and Silver Surges

Gold edged down to $1179.38 in late Asian trade, but it then rallied back higher in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1191.50 with a gain of 0.625%. Silver rose to as high as $17.092 and ended with a gain of 1.97%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,183.20 up $12.90. Asia held it a dollar below that level before London opened. So far the new way of Fixing does not appear to have produced any dramas and the ‘runs’ have gone well. Of course true transparency would mean the participants disclosing details of their in-house deals which were ‘netted’ out before the participants did an overall ‘netting out’. This morning the “LBMA gold price” was set at $1,181.40 up $9.65 with the euro price down nearly €10. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,181.60 and in the euro at €1,085.73.

Is the tide turning for Precious Metals?

Has the tide begun to turn for the precious metals, notably silver and gold? In our view the turn began last year and if pressed to pinpoint one event, it would be following the failure of the Swiss referendum when the SNB de-pegged the franc from the euro. The Swiss National Bank was frustrated with the continued depreciation of the Euro. This had as much to do with sentiment as it did with the SNB clearing seeing the Euro might be going the way of the Rentenmark.

March 20: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 7% on the Week

Gold held near unchanged in Asia and London, but it then climbed to as high as $1187.83 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.1%. Silver surged to as high as $16.90 and ended with a gain of 3.72%.

Market Report: FOMC is boxed in

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement released on Wednesday was notable for deferring interest rate rises to some unspecified time in the future.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,170.30 barely changed on yesterday’s close. Asia has held it there too before London opened. Today is a historic day again because it sees the start of the new Fixing process. It does not have the Chinese banks as participants, which could prove a mistake. But they may be added later. This morning the first ever “LBMA gold price” was set at $1,171.75. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,172.50 and in the euro at €1,094.57.

March 19: Gold and Silver End Mixed As Dollar Rebounds

Gold edged up to $1175.68 in early Asian trade before it fell back to $1159.57 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then bounced back to $1172.72 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.838 before it also rallied back higher and ended near its midday high of $16.17 with a gain of 0.44%.

Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Financial Results to be Released on March 23, 2015

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (ASM: TSX.V, ASM: NYSE - MKT; "Avino" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that its fourth quarter and year end 2014 financial results will be released before market on Monday, March 23, 2015.

The Titanic Sinks At Dawn

The titanic creation of paper assets such as bonds, currencies, and stocks has created substantial risk. That risk has spilled over into the crude oil, gold and silver markets since they are strongly influenced by the paper derivative markets – paper contracts for crude oil, paper gold, and paper silver. Leverage and derivatives magnify risk. The instability will eventually create a second version of the 2008 recession/depression.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,171.00 up $22.50 with Asia taking it down to $1,168 before London opened. Today is a historic day as it sees the last gold and silver “Fixings”, a process that began in 1919. Tomorrow will see the twice daily LBMA Gold Price replacing it.

March 18: Gold and Silver Jump About 2% and 3% Higher After Fed Statement

Gold edged down to $1146.27 in Asia before it bounced back to $1151.80 in London and then chopped back lower in early New York trade, but it then soared to as high as $1175.30 after today’s dovish fed statement and ended with a gain of 1.96%. Silver rose to as high as $16.051 and ended with a gain of 3.21%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,148.50 down $6.40 with Asia holding it there and then London fixing it at $1,149.00, down $5.75 and in the euro, at €1,080.497, down €7.03, while the euro was slightly better at $1.0634. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,151.00 and in the euro at €1,084.21.

March 17: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower Before Fed Day

Gold held near unchanged in Asia and London before it dropped down to $1142.69 in early New York trade and then spiked back up to $1158.91 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.55%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.392 before it bounced back to $15.725, but it too drifted back lower in the last 6 hours of trade and ended with a loss of 0.58%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,154.90 down $0.30 with Asia holding it there as did London ahead of the Fixing. The euro stood in New York at $1.06. At the Fix gold was set at $1,154.75 down $2.25 and in the euro, at €1,087.540 down €10.131, while the euro was at $1.0618 up three quarters of a cent. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,155.00 and in the euro at €1,088.95.

March 16: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold gained $8.56 to $1163.76 in Asia before it fell back to $1150.49 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.026%. Silver rose to as high as $15.778 before it dropped back to $15.514, but it still ended with a gain of 0.51%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,155.20 up $1.90 with Asia taking it up to $1,162 at the start of the week. The euro was holding closing levels in New York at $1.05. London took it back to $1,158 ahead of the Fix where it was set at $1,157.00 up $0.50 and in the euro, at €1,097.671 up €6.427, while the euro was at $1.0540 down almost half a cent. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,157.00 and in the euro at €1,098.71.

March 13: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold gained $8.26 to $1161.56 in Asia before it fell back to $1151.57 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.17%. Silver rose to as high as $15.661 in Asia before it fell back to $15.484 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended unchanged on the day.

Silver Market Morning

On Monday New York closed at $1,094 down $6. The dollar was almost unchanged at $1.1062, with the dollar Index slightly higher at 96.77 from 96.72. This morning the LBMA gold price was set at $1,095.60. The euro equivalent was €990.60 down from €992.50 yesterday. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,092.60 and in the euro at €990.57.

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.

The Coming Silver Rally Will Outperform All Previous Ones

The Gold/Silver Ratio (GSR) is a key indicator in the analysis of the silver and gold markets. This ratio (or chart of the ratio) is probably one of the most difficult to analyse. One has to take a real close look at the ratio in order to find what actually drives the ratio up or down.

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.

Twelve Factoids on Silver

While we’re waiting for whatever the next big news in silver is---possibly that the insufferable pillagers behind synthetic money creation have suddenly got religion because they all had a near death experience from a rattlesnake bite and are about to give us an honest money system--- (uh, no, that won’t be the next big news), we can all take a brief break from dwelling on the perfidy of governments in the grasp of monetary predators and warmongers!A subject as vast as silver presents little difficulty in selecting a dozen random facts relating to it.I will try to present several things which each of you haven’t already seen on the subject.Where to begin?Anyplace, since random factoids are just that---miscellaneous details but hopefully interesting.

Silver: Buy Now! Update #25

During the financial crisis of 2008, the silver price corrected 57% from the high of $20.79 down to $8.95. This correction was followed by a spectacular rise of more than 400% to $48.42. A correction was inevitable and a drop of 42% followed that phenomenal rise. So far, the silver price has recovered 6%, holding above the low of $26.43 reached last June. The next up-leg is expected to start any time and should lead the silver price to a new all-time high – most likely this year.

Silver Market Update

Even though the technical indications for silver are not as strongly bullish as those for gold, they are now sufficiently positive that silver is likely to take off higher before much longer, encouraged by the strength that we should soon see reappear in gold. Of course, it will probably take some weeks for sentiment to recover sufficiently to drive a significant rally after the latest sharp drop, so we may see some backing and filling before a sustainable uptrend can get going, but that is normal.

Kill Switch?

I have written several times regarding the size of COMEX futures going into delivery periods. It is time to do this again with silver. The September delivery month has 65,000 contracts still open. This represents 325 million ounces of silver. The "registered" category at COMEX now has just over 60 million ounces available for deliver. If you tally up the entire inventory, this is roughly 175 million ounces.

Precious Metals Prices To Rise As The U.S. Economy Disintegrates

As the U.S. economy continues to disintegrate, increasing numbers of investors will be forced to move out of paper assets and into physical gold and silver to protect their wealth. At first the move will be slow, but as Americans wake up from four decades of fiat monetary amnesia, it will turn into a torrent.

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.

Industrial Uses Forecast to Boost Demand for Silver

Industrial demand for silver has increased substantially over the past two decades and is expected to soar to a new record level in the coming year. Speaking last week at the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto, Michael DiRienzo, Executive Director of the Silver Institute, said that demand for silver is broadening in many directions. Industry’s widening use of the precious metal is expected to average more than 483 million ounces (Moz.) from 2012 to 2014, a level 53 percent greater than the average annual industrial fabrication demand of 313.4 Moz from 1992-2001.

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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