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The Silver Manipulation Con Continues at the Highest Levels of Government

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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.

February 25: Gold and Silver Gain With Oil

Gold climbed $11.68 to $1211.88 in Asia before it fell back to $1201.17 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.37%. Silver rose to as high as $16.733 and ended with a gain of 1.79%.

The Silver Series: Who Controls The World’s Supply? (Part 2 of 4)

Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form. Silver is typically mined as a byproduct in polymetallic deposits with a variety of metals. Other key metals found in these ores include lead, zinc, gold, and copper.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,202.10 up $1.10. London Fixed the gold price at $1,206.50 up $13.00 and in the euro, at €1,062.060 up €6.892, while the euro was nearly half a cent stronger at $1.1360. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,207.30 and in the euro at €1,063.93.

February 24: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold dropped $10.35 to $1191.75 by a little after 10AM EST before it bounced back to $1202.64 in the next 40 minutes of trade and then fell back off again into midday, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.137 in late morning New York trade, but it then climbed back higher in the last 4 hours of the day and ended with a loss of just 0.43%.

Sprott Money Ask The Expert – Hugo Salinas Price

In this exclusive interview, Hugo Salinas Price share his views on precious metals, provides some historical background on gold and silver money, the manipulation of the precious metals markets, the inevitable collapse of the fiat money, and more…

February 23: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold edged up to $1204.85 in Asia before it dropped back to $1192.04 in early London trade, but it then climbed to as high as $1208.91 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.09%. Silver rose to as high as $16.609 and ended with a gain of 0.56%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,201.00 down $7.40. London Fixed the gold price at $1,193.50 down $10.00 and in the euro, at €1,055.168 down €6.213, while the euro was weaker at $1.1311. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,193.30 and in the euro at €1,055.22.

February 20: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 6% on the Week

Gold dipped down to $1201.64 in late Asian trade before it bounced back to $1214.54 in London, but it then fell to a new 7 week low of $1198.52 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.53%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.191 and ended with a loss of 0.98%.

Market Report: Mid-week sell-off

In last Friday's Market Update I commented that it is easy for bullion banks with deep pockets to move markets and change sentiment.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,207.4 down$1.10. London Fixed the gold price at $1,203.50 down $3.00 and in the euro, at €1,061.381 up €2.025, while the euro was half a cent weaker at $1.1339. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading in London at $1,204.40 and in the euro at €1,063.49.

February 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed $11.75 to $1222.95 at about 7:30AM EST before it fell back off in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.31%. Silver rose to as high as $16.795 and ended with a loss of 0.37%.

SilverCrest Announces New Discovery at Ermitaño El Durazno Target

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (the “Company” or “SilverCrest”) is pleased to announce initial results of exploration drilling at the El Durazno Target within the 100% held Ermitaño I concession in Sonora, Mexico. Nine (9) shallow drill holes, totalling an estimated 2,656 metres have been completed. The objective was to initially drill test surface mineralization for potential open pit targets. El Durazno is the first of several targets identified by surface work to be drilled in the Ermitaño I & II and Cumobabi concessions. Please refer to news releases dated January 14, 2014 and November 18, 2014 on the Company’s website at www.silvercrestmines.com for more information.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,211.20 up $2.70. In Asia the gold price was lifted to $1,215.60. London Fixed the gold price at $1,217.75 up $11.25 and in the euro, at €1,068.295 up €8.939, while the euro was almost unchanged at $1.1399. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,217.4 and in the euro at €1,068.18.

February 18: Gold Jumps Higher on Dovish Fed Minutes

Gold dropped $10.57 to $1197.93 in late morning New York trade before it jumped up to $1213.41 after the release of today’s fed minutes and then chopped back lower, but it still ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver slipped to $16.287 before it jumped up to $16.602, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.36%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,208.50 down $14.00. In Asia the gold price was lifted to $1,210.45. London Fixed the gold price at $1,206.50 down $15.25 and in the euro, at €1,059.356 down €13.201, while the euro was almost unchanged at $1.1389. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,206.10 and in the euro at €1,059.56.

February 17: Gold and Silver Fall With Dollar

Gold fell $24.57 to $1203.93 by early afternoon in New York before it bounced back higher in the last four hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.63%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.304 and ended with a loss of 4.51%.

Silver and Gold: Why Now?

My very simple perspective is this: In round numbers the US government debt increased by about $1,000,000,000,000 ($1 Trillion) in the single year between October 1, 2013 and October 1, 2014. Government revenue plus borrowed money were spent on the military, social security, Medicare and so much more. But that money is gone and producing NO future revenue, unlike debt that purchases a business which generates income to service the debt.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,222.50 down $6.00. In Asia the gold price was lifted to $1,224.00. London Fixed the gold price at $1,221.75 down $11.75 and in the euro, at €1,072.557 down €8.56, while the euro was slightly weaker at $1.1391. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,220.10 and in the euro at €1,068.06.

SilverCrest Appoints Vice President, Corporate Communications

Mr. Rapsch has more than nine years of investor relations and corporate communications experience. The past three and a half years have been within the mining industry at SilverCrest, where he has been responsible for implementation, management and execution of all marketing and investor relations related programs, including but not limited to outreach programs to retail and institutional investors across North America and Europe.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,228.50 up $6.50. In Asia the gold price was lifted to $1,237.00. London took it down slightly after which it was Fixed at $1,233.50 up $7.75 and in the euro, at €1,081.117 up €8.016, while the euro was slightly weaker at $1.1409. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,234.10 and in the euro at €1,080.65.

February 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold climbed $9.18 to $1231.18 in Asia before it fell back to $1223.30 in London, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1234.85 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver rose to as high as $17.44 and ended with a gain of 2.55%.

Market Report: Strong US dollar sets market tone

This week the US dollar moved strongly upwards against the other major currencies, at the same time weakening gold and silver along with most industrial commodities, before some profit-taking set in yesterday.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,222.00 up $2.30. In Asia the gold price lifted to $1,230.00. London took it up and it was Fixed at $1,225.75 up $0.75 and in the euro, at €1,073.101 down €7.652, while the euro was nearly a cent stronger at $1.1423. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,224.30 and in the euro at €1,072.91.

February 12: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold jumped up to $1229.51 in late Asian trade before it chopped back down to $1219.91 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher in the last few hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.19%. Silver rose to as high as $16.988 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,219.70 down $14.30. In Asia the gold price lifted to $1,222.40. London took it up and it was Fixed at $1,225.25 down $10.25 and in the euro, at €1,080.753 down €11.643, while the euro slightly stronger at $1.1337. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,224.60 and in the euro at €1,080.47.

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.

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.

Prophecy Platinum: enormous upside potential with low risk at the Yukon’s emerging Wellgreen PGM Ni-Cu district, and beyond

Prophecy Platinum (NKL: TSX-V, PNIKF: OTCQX) is a Canadian-based PGM-Ni-Cu company that is focused on developing their district-scale Wellgreen project in the Yukon and fully permitted Shakespeare mine in Ontario. The company is well positioned with respect to fundamental supply and demand changes in the PGM market, and recently appointed managers are helping their team expedite growth.

Silver and the Dow

The Dow making new highs is likely to be very good news for silver investors, because nominal silver peaks tend to come after significant nominal peaks in the Dow. These stock market rallies are driven by the expansion of the money supply, causing a big increase in value of paper assets (including stocks) relative to real assets.

Indian Silver Imports on Pace for New Record in 2013

If the present trend of large monthly silver imports continues, Indian may be setting up for a record year in 2013. According to industry sources, Indian has already imported 2,400 tonnes of silver in the first 5 months of 2013 compared to 1,900 tonnes for the entire year in 2012.

The History of Silver (Part 1)

Today, silver has thousands of modern industrial uses and is considered a store of wealth. However, the story of this legendary precious metal begins with its use by ancient civilizations. Silver has many attributes that made it so valuable to early peoples. It is malleable, ductile, lustrous, resilient, antibacterial, and rare. It was used to purify water and for ornate artwork – but more importantly it was perfectly suited to be a currency.

Correcting Antal Fekete’s Historical Silver Errors

In “The Double Whammy of Geopolitical Gold Games reposted in February 2013 (from January 31, 2008) by Antal Fekete http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-gold-silver he stated some errors of fact! Marco Polo, guide us on this excursion to China! Bruce Lee, help our reflexes to be as fast as yours! May we not be slap happy like Jackie Chan! Wo Fat, do not mislead us!

RESPONSE TO: Martin Armstrong's "Silver -- the Flash Crash"

Martin Armstrong stated in his blog Post that the reason for the "flash crash" in silver on Sunday night, May 19, was due to the lack of bids. He goes on further to say "Despite the gold/silver promoters, there is no expansion of buyers for the precious metals. It has been the same choir over and over again."

When it comes to silver investing, in Ron Paul I trust

Truth be told the main reason I started investing in precious metals is Ron Paul. And, truth be told, the main reason I’m not interested in selling any of my silver or gold (or mining stocks) is also Ron Paul.

Latest U.S. Mint Silver Eagle Sales Data

April, 2013: 3,232,000 Ounces 2013 JANUARY-APRIL Totals: 17,455,000 ounces 2012 JANUARY-APRIL Totals: 11,659,000 ounces 2013 vs 2012 YTD: +5,796,000 ounces

Silver, Gold and S&P: Trend Change Due

The year 2013 was a great year for the S&P and a terrible year for silver and gold investors. There are many indications that it is time for a reversal.

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.

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.

Fire, Water...and the "4 G's"

I have thought about writing this type of piece many times before but have only touched on the subject several times. I had decided in the past not to venture forth because I was afraid that what I wrote might be perceived incorrectly and turn readers off to my main message of protecting themselves financially. What I am about to write assumes we will have at least a short period of time where life goes back if not 150 years, but maybe to "caveman days".

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'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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