• Gold: 1,285.03 0.02%
  • Silver: 19.46 0.06%
  • Euro: 1.38 0.08%
  • USDX: 79.85 -0.05%
  • Oil: 101.55 -0.27%

April 22: Gold and Silver End Mixed and Near Unchanged

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Gold edged up to $1292.44 at about 8:30AM EST before it dropped down to $1278.91 in the next few hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.39%. Silver rose to $19.541 in London before it also fell back off in early New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.15%.

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Silver Up & S&P Down - 14 hours 49 min ago

Silver Market Update - 1 day 15 hours ago

Gold versus Silver

First, silver tends to perform better than gold -- causing the gold/silver ratio to decline -- during the late stages of intermediate-term precious-metals rallies and especially during the late stages of cyclical precious-metals bull markets. It does so for the same reason that highly-speculative junior gold-mining stocks tend to be much stronger than their larger/lower-risk counterparts during the late stages of multi-year advances. As a rally progresses, speculators are emboldened to take more risk and go further down the food chain in search of the proverbial killing.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,283.30 down $9.40 on Monday, after a week where the $1,290 level was the consolidation point, in New York. Asia lifted the price $3 on Tuesday morning as the start of the new month began. London took it down to $1,293.50 at the opening. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,286.50 down $7.50. In the euro, it Fixed at €932.449 down €7.412 as the dollar stood at $1.3797 down from $1.3777: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,288.00 and in the euro at €933.77.

March 31: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold climbed up to $1298.06 in Asia before it fell back to as low as $1282.52 in afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.73%. Silver climbed to as high as $20.006 before it fell back to $19.726, but it then edged back higher in late trade ended unchanged on the day.

March 28: Gold and Silver Fall About 3% on the Week

Gold climbed $6.19 to $1298.69 at about 4AM EST before it fell back to a new 6-week low of $1285.81 in the next six hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.649 before it also bounced back higher and ended with a gain of 0.2%.

A Golden Opportunity Coming in Silver

Silver has been in a bear market for almost three years and the recent lack of strength suggests the metal could be headed for new lows. New lows are always bearish until the last one. Our technical work suggests that we should watch for a final low and end to the bear market in the coming months.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,292.50 down $8.50 on Thursday in New York. All the falls in the last week have happened in New York, but on thin trade. Asia lifted it to $1,296. London then held it at $1,295 at the opening. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,295.75 up $0.75. In the euro, it Fixed at €944.149 up €2.057 as the dollar stood at $1.3724 up from $1.3846: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,295.40 and in the euro at €943.07.

March 27: Gold Slips But Miners Gain

Gold fell $10.29 to $1289.32 at about 3PM EST before it rallied back higher in the last hour of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.65%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.609, in London, but it then chopped back higher in New York and ended unchanged on the day.

Excellon reports 2013 annual and fourth quarter financial results

"During 2013, and particularly during the third quarter, we demonstrated our ability to generate cash flow at Platosa despite the significant decrease in silver prices," stated Brendan Cahill, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The biggest impact on our profitability was the significant volatility in the silver price, particularly during the second and fourth quarters. We have now taken steps to reduce the effect of these fluctuations and we are confident that these adjustments will improve cash flow and profitability going forward. Additionally, just as we realized cost reductions throughout the year, we will continue to further reduce costs at the mine site level through 2014."

Silver Market Morning: March 27, 2014

The European Central Bank is contemplating turning to quantitative Easing and taking interest rates down to negative in an attempt to stave off deflation, at last! It is expressed by them as ‘tackling too low inflation’ but the correct translation of this is to ‘stave off deflation’. After so long, it is about time that such actions were taken. This is very gold positive, as it signals that the next crisis really is one of creating growth in Europe. But let’s be clear on this, if deflation has arrived it will now take a very long time to defeat it. Had this been done 5 years ago the Eurozone would likely have been growing in a healthy way.

May Silver Has Slipped Off Another Ledge

Sellers did some damage to the hourly chart yesterday, opening a path to the 19.075 downside target shown, or perhaps to 18.930 if any lower. There will be a last-ditch opportunity for this vehicle to turn higher from 19.875, the Hidden Pivot target of a lesser pattern. Please be aware, however, that a rally first to its midpoint sibling, 19.875, can be shorted cautiously. For information about Rick’s proprietary trading system and the upcoming Hidden Pivot/Camouflage Webinar in April, along with a $50 discount coupon, click here.

Should I bet the house on silver?

A life event recently tested how strong my convictions are on the question of where silver and gold prices are headed in the next 12 or so months. What happened is I received notice from a tenant of mine informing me he is not renewing his lease when it expires at the end of May.

Excellon updates mineral resource estimate for the Platosa Mine

Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report an updated mineral resource estimate (as at December 31, 2013 ) on its 100%-owned Platosa Mine in Durango State, Mexico.

March 26: Gold and Silver Fall About 1%

Gold edged up to $1316.29 at about 7:30AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1298.89 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.82%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.684 and ended with a loss of 1.25%.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,311.80 up $2.30 on Tuesday in New York. Asia and London lifted it again to $1,315. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,314.50 down $0.25. In the euro, it Fixed at €952.743 up €0.922 as the dollar stood at $1.3800 up from $1.3813: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,315.20 and in the euro at €953.18.

Attacked with a vengeance

Since last Sunday – when gold hit $1,397 before the 30th “Sunday Night Sentiment” attack of the past 31 weekends – the Cartel has attacked PAPER PMs with a vengeance, to quell its recent surge and convince the world all’s well yet again. Unfortunately, nothing has changed, and gold’s “golden cross” (with silver’s upcoming shortly) indeed occurred – whilst global economic data and geopolitics have only worsened. Per Monday’s article, “golden life preserver in a sea of lies,” and Tuesday’s “cycle of bad advice,” this is the time to ignore the propaganda – like Goldman Sachs’ brutal anti-gold hack job – and pay attention to reality; especially with prices of both metals trading well below their respective costs of production.

March 25: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold gained $7.79 to $1317.29 in Asia before it fell back to $1306.15 at about 8:30AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.18%. Silver rose to as high as $20.204 before it dropped back to $19.931 and then also bounced back higher, but it ended with a gain of just 0.1%.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,309.50 down $23.40 on Monday in New York. Asia and London lifted it to $1,315. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,314.75 down $7.75. In the euro, it Fixed at €951.821 down €8.516 as the dollar stood at $1.3813 down from $1.3766: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,316.00 and in the euro at €952.69.

March 24: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1.5%

Gold dropped $24.27 to $1308.00 by midafternoon in New York before it bounced back higher in the last hour of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.76%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.927 and ended with a loss of 1.53%.

Silver Vault for 600 Tons Starting in Singapore on Demand

Silver Bullion Pte, a Singapore supplier of coins and bars to retail investors, opens a 600 metric ton vault tomorrow as investor demand increases.

SilverCrest Announces 2013 Financial Results; Cash Flow From Operations of US$26.1 Million ($0.24 Per Share); Net Earnings US$8.5 Million ($0.08 Per Share)

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.TO)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) (the "Company" or "SilverCrest") is pleased to announce its audited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. The fourth quarter and 2013 year end financials results reflect a one-time non-cash deferred tax accounting adjustment of $5.8 million as a result of the enactment of the Mexican Tax Reform.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,332.90 up $5.90 on Friday in New York. Asia and London took it down to $1,324. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,322.00 down $16.50. In the euro, it Fixed at €960.337 down €9.872 as the dollar stood at $1.3766 from $1.3760: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,323.10 and in the euro at €960.96.

March 21: Gold and Silver Fall Over 3% and 5% on the Week

Gold climbed $15.27 to $1342.27 at about 7AM EST before it fell back off in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.44%. Silver rose to as high as $20.579 at one point, but it then fell back off and ended unchanged on the day.

Market Report: Gold’s wall of worry

This week gold fell from a high of $1390, achieved late on Sunday night European time, to a low of $1322 last night before rallying $15 on London's opening this morning. To put this fall in context, the gold price had increased by over $200 since 31st December, so the correction this week was about one third of the rise, normal in that context. The action was in gold rather than silver, whose trading volumes were subdued in comparison, and their relative performance in the year to date is shown in the chart below.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,327.00 down $2.30 on Thursday in New York. Asia and London lifted it back to $1,338. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,338.50 up $11.50. In the euro, it Fixed at €970.209 up €7.568 as the dollar weakened slightly to $1.3796 from $1.3760: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,340.55 and in the euro at €971.84.

March 20: Gold Slips and Silver Dips

Gold fell $8.63 to $1320.67 at about 9AM EST before it rose to see modest gains by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.162 and ended with a loss of 1.36%.

Fortuna reports record production of 1,027,741 ounces of silver and 5,348 ounces of gold for the third quarter 2012

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F) announces production figures for the third quarter of 2012 from its two 100% owned operating underground mines in Latin America, the San Jose mine in Mexico and the Caylloma mine in Peru.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +561,944.440 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +561,944.440 ounces

October 17: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Drops

Gold climbed up to $1753.30 in Asia before it fell back to $1742.79 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher in the next couple of hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to $33.14 before it fell back to $32.847, but it then rose to a new session high of $33.255 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

Silver Summit 10th Anniversary Gala Just Days Away

The resource investment conference, routinely described by CEOs and attendees alike as “the best silver conference in the world” will feature over 70 silver exploration, development and production companies. Panelists will address investment opportunities, and the ever-expanding uses of silver in modern society as well as its historic role as money and a store of value.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -547,959.940 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -547,959.940 ounces

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.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +482,995.220 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +482,995.220 ounces

GoldCore Comments on Silver

Gold inched down near $1,700/oz on Friday after a drop through its support level at $1,710-$1,712 initiated stop loss selling. The Nonfarm Payroll number for October is released at 1230 GMT. 125,000 are expected for Nonfarm Payrolls, while the Unemployment Rate number is expected at 7.9%. Better than expected employment data could be negative for gold as it may rescind additional QE from the US Fed.

Fortuna Reports Cash Flow of US$19.95 Million and Net Income of US$8.03 Million in the Third Quarter of 2012

Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F) is pleased to announce that it has filed its financial statements and MD&A for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -309,750.300 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -309,750.300 ounces

Sprott Physical Silver Trust Prices Follow-on Offering of Trust Units In An Aggregate Amount of US$269,575,000

Sprott Physical Silver Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: PSLV / TSX: PHS.U), a trust created to invest and hold substantially all of its assets in physical silver bullion and managed by Sprott Asset Management LP, announced today that it has priced its follow-on offering of 20,500,000 transferable, redeemable units of the Trust ("Units") at a price of US$13.15 per Unit (the "Offering"). As part of the Offering, the Trust has granted the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to 3,075,000 additional Units. The gross proceeds from the Offering will be US$269,575,000 (US$310,011,250 if the underwriters exercise in full the over-allotment option).

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -2,379,195.424 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -2,379,195.424 ounces

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,711.9 down just over $2.00 on Friday. This morning, Asia and London dealers took higher to trade at $1,723.45 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,723.25 up $13.25 and in the euro at €1,349.663 up €7 from yesterday while the euro was at €1: $1.2768. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was slightly stronger at $1,724.45 and in the euro at €1,350.49.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -927,344.387 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -927,344.387 ounces

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,729.20 up $1.50 on yesterday. This morning, Asian and London dealers took the gold price higher to trade at $1,729.70 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,729.75 up $3.00 on yesterday morning’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,344.226 down €6.5 from yesterday while the euro was stronger at €1: $1.2868. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was almost the same at $1,730.25 and in the euro at €1,343.73.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,729.20 barely changed on yesterday. This morning, Asian and London dealers took the gold price higher to trade at $1,734 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,734.75 up $5.00 on yesterday morning’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,345.393 up €1 from yesterday while the euro was slightly stronger at €1: $1.2894. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was almost the same at $1,733.79 and in the euro at €1,343.73.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -2,066,683.435 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -2,066,683.435 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,241,527.270 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,241,527.270 ounces

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,715.20 yesterday. This morning, Asian dealers pushed prices down, unusually, to $1,705 before London opened. It was Fixed at $1,703.00 down $3.75 on yesterday’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,300.794 down €5.354 while the euro was stronger at €1: $1.3092 and stabilizing. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was $1,702.5 and in the euro at €1,301.01.

Decemeber 12: Gold and Silver Close With Gains

Gold gained $8.94 to $1718.94 at about 9:45AM EST before it fell back to $1707.55 in the next hour of trade, but it then rose to a new session high of $1723.20 following today’s fed announcement and ended with a gain of 0.08%. Silver climbed $0.43 to $33.38 before it fell back near unchanged in late morning trade, but it then surged to as high $33.78 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 1.43%.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,829.15 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,829.15 tonnes

December 18: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2%

Gold fell $36.70 to $1661.30 by early afternoon in New York before it rallied back higher in the last couple of hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.48%. Silver slumped to as low as $31.35 and ended with a loss of 1.77%.

Fortuna Silver Mines CEO: "We're Looking For Deals At $80-$200+ Million, We Have The Cash & The Paper To Do It"

I had the opportunity to connect with the CEO of a fast growing Latin American silver producer yesterday, Jorge A. Ganoza, President, CEO, Director and co-founder of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Jorge has taken the company from a $30 million market cap, to over $500 million where it stands today.

December 27: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold fell $8.09 to $1652.01 at about 9:45AM EST, but it then jumped to as high as $1665.39 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 0.25%. Silver slipped to $29.685 in London, but it then rose to as high as $30.466 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.8%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,014,145.240 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,014,145.240 ounces

The Silver Institute

Silver is indispensable. From industrial use to decoration, technology, photography and medicine, its unique properties of strength, malleability...

Pure Bull

PM prices hit yesterday on “supposed” fears that the clueless Fed didn’t announce enough MONEY PRINTING – though they did EXACTLY what was expected – and “deflation fears” when the Dow tanked mid-Afternoon in response to rumors of the long-awaited Moody’s downgrades, announced after the market close. Like the Fed announcement, no one can claim anything was “unexpected” about these downgrades – and, more importantly, such downgrades (in freely traded markets) are PM BULLISH.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,573 again. London moved down only slightly to $1,569, while the euro weakened slightly to €1: $1.2450, 50 cents lower. The gold Fix was set at $1,567.75 the same as yesterday and in the euro €1,261.466, €6 higher. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold stood at $1,571.30 and in the euro, €1,260.97 while the euro was at €1: $1.2461.

Silver’s split personality feeds steep price drop

Silver’s split personality as an industrial and precious metal contributed to a steep drop for the second quarter, as the metal’s economic demand prospects and safe-haven appeal duel for investors’ attention.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,576.60 up $8. Asia and London took it down $10 to $1,566 as the euro continued to fall and ahead of London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,565.50 down $11 and in the euro at €1,281.097 down €3, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2220 down another 50 cents. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,564.10 in the middle and in the euro at €1,284.84 almost unchanged on yesterday.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -378,196.144 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -378,196.144 ounces

Gold & Silver Fear Indexes

A discussion with James Turk this week renewed my interest in his Fear Index. So I decided to calculate the current figure. Given the 2.8% GFI figure listed in the equation below, clearly the gold market mania phase is only beginning, when compared to the 1980's peak.

Pan American Silver Comments on Changes to Mining Legislation in Rio Negro, Argentina

"Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX: PAA.TO)(NASDAQ: PAAS) ("Pan American" or the "Company") owns 100% of the Calcatreu gold development project ("...

Silver Market Morning

After a weekend of critical European elections the gold price started the week in Asia lower at $1,638 lower in the dollar [-$3] but higher in the euro at just below €1: $1.30 then recovered. In the euro the gold price stood at €1,260 up €20 just ahead of London’s opening. There is no Fixing in London today as it is a public holiday. Ahead of New York’s opening it stood at $1,641.25 and in the euro €1,258.53 while the euro was at €1: $1.3041.

Whatever It Takes

The world’s markets are alight with excitement regarding the brain-dead repetition of ECB head Mario Draghi stating he’ll do “whatever it takes” to save the Euro. In other words, what he’s said – and DONE – all along, PRINT MONEY, MANIPULATE MARKETS, and disseminate PROPAGANDA.

July 30: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $9.32 to $1614.08 by about 8:30AM EST, but it then climbed to as high as $1624.86 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.08%. Silver slipped to $27.53 in Asia, but it then rose to as high as $28.23 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.55%.

Extorre Comments on YPF Developments in Argentina

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) - Extorre Gold Mines Limited (TSX:XG.TO) (NYSE...

GATA's Chris Powell on the Silver Manipulation Probe & the Fed Gold Audit!

Welcome to Capital Account. JP Morgan said in a court filing that PFG's subpoena of the bank may be overly burdensome. Will JP Morgan find a way to get out of it? It looks like they could be off the hook for accusations of silver manipulation. The Financial Times reported US regulators are increasingly likely to drop the four year investigation of silver manipulation, failing to find enough evidence. Bart Chilton, CFTC Commissioner, told a Motley Fool reporter that this FT report is premature and inaccurate. We find out what Chris Powell, co-founder and treasurer of the Gold Anti- Trust Action Committee, thinks.

Target 1 reached on silver (update on gold)

The initial profit taking target of the "Descending Triangle" pattern of the daily chart (right hand side below) on silver has been reached. The "Head and Shoulders" pattern on the daily chart is still in play.

Fighting Headwinds

This morning, PMs have been fighting the (coerced) headwinds created by the “debate” of whether an official, overt “QE3” program will be launched by the Fed, and WHEN. Why anyone would believe Bernanke would introduce – or even hint at – such a plan at Congressional hearings is beyond me, as such an occurrence has NEVER occurred in U.S. history.

Bolivia says may compensate South American Silver

The Bolivian government is willing to compensate South American Silver Corp for revoking its concession on the Malku Khota project, but it will be far less than the $16 million the company says it has invested, the country's vice president said on Thursday.

Euro shorts smell blood

Within the eurozone there are great stresses. At one extreme there are punitive costs of borrowing for Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy; at the other there is zero or negative interest rates for Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. Doubtless the first group begets the second, as captive investors in euros have to buy government bonds, and this requirement is being funnelled away from risk into safety.

Weekend Update - Silver

In Silver the volume has barely been 40,000 contracts lately on the daily chart, and "Open Interest" is around 120,000 contracts. Those traders who currently have a big position in Silver have a "ruling" hand right now. Should large orders "at the market" come in to cover shorts, or liquidate long positions it is likely to cause violent price action out of nowhere.

The Silver Rush at MF Global

Investors are furious that they can't get back the gold and silver they stashed with the failed brokerage. It's one thing for $1.2...

Silvercorp Reports 4.34 Metre Interception (True Width) of 642 Gram Per Tonne of Silver and 1.0 Gram Per Tonne Gold for Vein LM5W at the LM Mine, Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China

Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX: SVM.TO)(NYSE: SVM) ("Silvercorp") is pleased to report the results of its successful 2011 underground diamond...

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June 12: Gold and Silver Gain About 1%

Gold fell $13.81 to $1586.39 by a little before 6AM EST, but it then shot back higher in morning New York trade and ended near its midday high of $1617.38 with a gain of 0.71%. Silver surged to as high as $29.042 and ended with a gain of 1.29%.