• Gold: 1,230.32 -2.58
  • Silver: 17.19 -0.03
  • Euro: 1.267 0.002
  • USDX: 85.677 -0.157
  • Oil: 81.22 -0.7

Market Report: Precious metals subdued as panic over

2 hours 45 min ago

For gold and silver it has been a week of two halves: first prices rallied to a peak on Tuesday, then declined to show net losses for the week on Wednesday for silver and Thursday for gold.

Now might be a good time for miners to call a press conference

With silver prices going down, down, down, now might finally be the time for the “movers and shakers” in the mining and precious metals communities to call a major press conference to make their case and actually defend themselves from the years-long assault on their businesses.

Fortuna Silver Increases Silver in Reserves by 26% and Silver in Inferred Resources by 67% at San Jose Mine, Mexico

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO)(FVI)(F4S.F) is pleased to announce updated Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource estimates as of June 30, 2014 for the San Jose Mine located in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Mineral Reserve estimate is based on San Jose's latest Mineral Resource estimate (see Fortuna news release dated August 27, 2014).

September 29: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold edged down to $1215.43 in Asia before it bounced back to $1223.27 in London and then fell back off again in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.08%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.449 and ended with a loss of 0.79%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,217.5 down $4.50 on Friday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices rose to $1,218 as the euro lurched another half cent lower against the U.S. dollar, which now stands at $1.2681. The gold price was Fixed at $1,217.75 up $4.00 and in the euro at €960.674 up €7.319, while the euro stood at $1.2676. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,219.70 and in the euro at €961.80.

September 26: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold climbed $9.29 to $1230.29 in Asia before it fell back to $1212.44 at about 10AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a loss of just 0.29%. Silver waffled between $17.73 and $17.456 and ended with a gain of 0.63%.

Gold, Silver, Fish Lines, and Rhino Horns

Buy fish line patterns, sell rhino horn patterns, and trust that politicians and bankers will continue to borrow and spend money that must be “printed” in ever-increasing quantities. Example: Official national debt increased by $1,013,588,000,000 in the one year from Sept. 23, 2013 to Sept. 22, 2014.

Market Report: $1200 for gold underpinned by physical demand

This week saw gold rally $15 to $1233 on Tuesday before sliding to $1207 yesterday morning, then rallying in the afternoon. Silver's moves tracked gold's, bottoming out at $17.30 yesterday at the London opening. This morning precious metals are firmer in pre-LBMA trade, reflecting some short-covering ahead of the weekend.

SilverCrest Updates Santa Elena Mine Transition

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (the "Company")(SVL.TO)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) is pleased to provide an update for the transition of the Santa Elena Mine in Sonora, Mexico from open pit heap leach to underground mining and milling operations. Activities at the mine are now moving from capital intensive expenditures for the overall Expansion Plan to operating costs and sustaining capital expenditures for underground development with emphasis on generating free cash flow through continued strict cost controls. The most significant transition activities are outlined below.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,22.00 up $3.80 on Thursday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices rose to $1,225.60 as the gold price broke away from the falling euro, which now stands at $1.2731. The gold price was Fixed at $1,213.75 up $13.75 and in the euro at €953.382 up €2.777, while the euro was much weaker at $1.2731 and after a short Fix. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,223.30 and in the euro at €959.98.

September 25: Gold Gains While Stocks Drop

Gold dropped $10.06 to $1207.14 by a little after 3AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1224.40 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.31%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.393 before it also rallied back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 1.07%.

Poor Man’s Gold!

Silver is the Rodney Dangerfield of the precious metals. It gets no respect. Maybe this chart says why. The price noted in the chart above is as of the end of August. Today it is lower around $17.80. On an inflation-adjusted basis, silver is trading around where it was in either the late 1800’s or “heavens above” back around 1780. Some improvement. Outside of a good run in the mid-1800’s and the famous Hunt Brothers spike into 1980 silver has actually been in a long-term downtrend on an inflation-adjusted basis.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,217.20 down $5.70 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices fell to $1,2o8.6 as the euro buckled more than a cent lower to $1.2724. The gold price was Fixed at $1,210.50 down $13.50 and in the euro at €950.605 down €2.221, while the euro was much weaker at $1.2734. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,209.60 and in the euro at €950.83.

Shanghai Silver Stocks Continue To Fall As Silver Eagle Sales Explode Higher

As the manipulated paper price of silver heads lower, so are the silver inventories as the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The silver stocks hit an all-time low today as the price of silver trades in the $17 range. At the peak, the Shanghai Futures Exchange held 1,143 metric tons of silver. However, today only 7% of that record amount remains.

September 24: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold edged up to $1225.75 in Asia, but it then fell back to $1215.92 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.47%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.535 and ended with a loss of 0.56%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,222.90 up$7.60 on Tuesday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices rose to $1,227. The gold price was Fixed at $1,224.00 down $1 and in the euro at €952.826 up 1.813, while the euro was weaker at $1.2846. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,225.10 and in the euro at €953.31.

September 23: Gold Gains While Stocks Fall

Gold climbed $18.36 to $1233.66 at about 7AM EST before it fell back off in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.63%. Silver surged to as high as $17.975 at one point, but it then fell back off and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

Silver Open Interest Reaches Six-Year High on Short Bets

Holdings in New York silver contracts reached the highest in more than six years after investors added to bets that the metal will extend its slump as prices fell to the lowest since 2010.

Silver, Gold, Debt and Taxes

I’m convinced – we can’t escape debt and taxes. Essentially all currency is created as debt, and our financial system creates more debt and more currency into circulation every day. Taxes are insufficient to pay the massive expenditures that our politicians deem essential, so our national, state and local governments fall deeper into debt every year. I think we can all agree - expect more debt and more taxes.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,215.30 down $2.30 on Monday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices rose to $1,218. The gold price was Fixed at $1,225.00 up $11.00 and in the euro at €951.013 up €6.266, while the euro was stronger at $1.2881. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,226.20 and in the euro at €951.10.

COPPER vs SILVER MANIPULATION: The Tale Of Two Metals

While it’s true that the entire financial system is rigged today, some markets are manipulated more than others. This is certainly true for the precious metals… particularly SILVER. This metal is the whipping boy of the Fed and Cartel Bullion Banks. Most would believe it’s impossible to manipulation a metal for decades… it isn’t.

September 22: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold dropped $7.77 to $1209.83 in early Asian trade before it bounced back to $1217.10 in London and then fell back to $1212.34 by a little after 11AM EST, but it then jumped to a new session high of $1219.42 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.19%. Silver slipped to $17.354 in early Asian trade before it climbed back to $17.863 in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.5%.

The Tribute the World Pays to the Empire

International monetary reserves set a new high mark early this month: they now amount to a bit more that $12,000,000,000,000 dollars. ($12 trillion dollars, when we calculate the value of all the reserves in dollars. The largest part of reserves is in dollars; the rest is split up into euros, pounds sterling, yen and Swiss francs.)

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,217.60 down $7.30 on Friday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices slipped slightly to $1,212. The gold price was Fixed at $1,214.00 down $8.50 and in the euro at €944.747 down €4.473, while the euro was the same at $1.2850. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,213.60 and in the euro at €945.28.

September 19: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% and 4% on the Week

Gold dropped $11 to $1213.90 by a little before 2PM EST before it bounced back higher in the last couple of hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.6%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.795 and ended with a loss of 3.3%.

The Chart Every Silver Investor Should See

There is a chart that every silver investor needs to see. Especially now, as the Fed and Central Banks continue to manipulate the precious metals lower while propping up the broader stock and bond markets. Even though precious metals sentiment is at record lows, this normally represents a turning point in the gold and silver markets.

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

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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%.

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