• Gold: 1,236.67 2.74
  • Silver: 18.73 0.05
  • Euro: 1.294 0.001
  • USDX: 84.243 0.07
  • Oil: 92.67 -0.15

The Collapse Of U.S. Silver Stocks As Public Debt Skyrockets

54 min 5 sec ago

The U.S. Empire is in real trouble. This is due to its idiotic business model of selling quality assets while acquiring massive liabilities and debts. Of course, the U.S. Government realizes this is not a sustainable way to do business, but at least for now.... we continue to have our Bread & Circuses, McDonalds & NFL Football for a bit longer.

Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Dollar Soars to New Highs

The back-and-forth trading in the USD Index ended as it pierced through the short-term resistance and also above this year’s high. As we have emphasized many times previously, the U.S. currency is after long-, medium- and short-term breakouts so the surprises should be to the upside.

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.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,295.90 down $3.00 on Tuesday’s level in New York. In Asia and early London, gold prices held that level. The gold price was Fixed at $1,294.50 down $5.75 and in the euro at €973.748 up €0.497, while the euro was weaker at $1.3294. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,294.60 and in the euro at €974.67.

August 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell back to $1293.89 by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.23%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.388 and ended with a loss of 0.97%.

On the Death of Newspapering

A friend sidled up to me the other day and said his daughter wanted to get a journalism degree and become a newspaper reporter. My response was that he should just loan her his Smith & Wesson. The consequences would be the same and she wouldn't be stuck with all that college loan debt.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,298.90 down $5.20 on Monday’s level in New York. In Asia and early London, gold prices hugged the $1,300 level. The gold price was Fixed at $1,300.25 down $2.50 and in the euro at €973.251 up €0.323, while the euro was weaker at $1.3360. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,300.50 and in the euro at €974.12.

Why You Should Buy Silver Before It’s Too Late

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

August 18: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold dropped down to $1297.38 in early Asian trade before it bounced back to $1303.57 at about 6AM EST and then fell to a new session low of $1296.21 in the next four hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.484 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $19.69 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.31%.

Beware of the fall, ye paper shorters

The smoke has cleared, and still rates are at new lows (aside from Friday's spike lows) since early 2013, when the whole tapering propaganda scheme commenced. And with each passing day, the fundamental and technical strength under PMs grows stronger. All I can say is this - beware of the fall, ye paper shorters.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,304.10 down $8.90 on Friday in New York. In Asia, gold prices pulled back to $1,300 ahead of the opening in London. The gold price was Fixed at $1,302.75 down $10.75 and in the euro at €972.928 down €7.15, while the euro was weaker at $1.3390. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,301.70 and in the euro at €971.78.

August 15: Gold and Silver Fall on the Week but Miners Gain

Gold edged up to $1315.09 at about 5:30AM EST before it dropped down to $1292.87 in the next four hours of trade and then bounced back higher in late morning trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.519 and ended with a loss of 1.51%.

LBMA Silver Price Launches New Era in Pricing Precious Metals

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, have launched the new LBMA Silver Price mechanism in partnership with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). CME Group, Thomson Reuters and LBMA have joined forces to provide the over-the-counter spot silver market with a new transaction-based price-setting mechanism for the LBMA Silver Price that is IOSCO-compliant and fully electronic. CME Group will provide the electronic auction platform on which the price will be calculated, Thomson Reuters will be responsible for administration and governance and the LBMA will accredit price participants. The new LBMA Silver Price benchmark will be published and distributed by Thomson Reuters and will be available on the LBMA's website.

First Daily Silver Price Set After End of London Fixing

The first London silver price to replace the 117-year-old fixing ritual conducted by a few traders was set today in an attempt to make the process more transparent amid increased scrutiny of benchmarks.

117-year old London silver fix ends

Ross Norman, CEO of Sharps Pixley, discusses the implications of the end of London's Victorian era silver fix.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,313.00 up $1.40 on Thursday in New York. In Asia, gold prices rose slightly to $1,314.4 ahead of the opening in London. The gold price was Fixed at $1,313.50 down $1.50 and in the euro at €980.078 down €1.778, while the euro was stronger at $1.34.02. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,312.40 and in the euro at €981.31.

New 'LBMA Silver Price' - Still Not Transparent

Overnight, silver and gold in singapore were flat as they were in London prior and after the new ‘LBMA silver price’. Futures trading volume has picked up and was about average for the past 100 days this morning. Gold and silver remain in very tight ranges which usually precedes a sharp move higher or lower. Given the poor economic data recently and geopolitical backdrop we expect gold and silver to break higher in the coming days as we enter the seasonal sweet spot for gold and silver.

August 14: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold traded mostly slightly higher in Asia before it dropped back down to $1308.83 in London and then jumped up to $1318.30 in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into midday and ended with a gain of just 0.11%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.803 at one point, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.4%.

It's becoming increasingly clear

The "end game" is getting so close, you can feel it. With yesterday's -6.8% Japanese GDP report, and today's negative report from Germany - much less Wal-Mart's horrific earnings guidance, it's becoming increasingly clear that global economy is collapsing. Japanese and German bond yields have fallen to record lows, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield is below 2.4%, as the entire world bets on the inevitability of global "QE to Infinity." NEVER have PMs been suppressed so blatantly, offering the chance of a lifetime to save yourself at prices below the cost of production!

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,311.60 up $2.10 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia, gold prices rose slightly to $1,312 ahead of the opening in London. The gold price was Fixed at $1,315.00 up $4.00 and in the euro at €981.856 up €1.438, while the euro was stronger at $1.3393. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,315.40 and in the euro at €983.48.

SilverCrest Reports Q2 2014 Financial Results

"As expected, SilverCrest's second quarter financial results reflect Santa Elena's lower production numbers during the transition from an open pit, heap leach operation to an underground mine and milling circuit. With the major milestone of mill commissioning accomplished in early August, SilverCrest's immediate focus turns to underground stope production. Expected increases in ore grades fed to the mill, combined with potential higher metal recoveries, should result in the Company achieving the lower end of our 2014 production guidance of approximately 3.3 million AgEq(2) ounces. With all major expansion capital expenditures complete, SilverCrest is now well situated to increase its cash position of $40.9 million (June 30, 2014) with near-term free cash flow from operation."

August 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed Yet Again

Gold dropped $4.76 to $1304.94 by a little after 8AM EST before it jumped up to $1314.94 in the next few hours of trade and then chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.15%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.714 and ended with a loss of 0.6%.

U.S. Mint to use new silver benchmark for coin sales, purchases

The U.S. Mint said on Wednesday it will adopt the new electronic silver benchmark to be unveiled this week for its coin sales, silver purchases and price management programs following the end of the original 'silver fixing' mechanism.

Santacruz Silver Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (SCZ.V) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Byrd to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective August 11, 2014. Mr. Byrd will report directly to the President and CEO of the Company, Mr. Arturo Préstamo.

First Majestic Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

"Production in the second quarter, marking another record, increased for the ninth consecutive quarter. Costs continue to improve and remain a primary focus. The bulk of our capital intensive projects are winding down; some by design and some by choice in order to preserve cash during these challenging times."

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,309.70 up 60 cents on Tuesday in New York. In Asia on Tuesday gold prices eased slightly to $1,307.50 ahead of the opening in London. The euro began to fall again and stood at $1.3368. The gold price was Fixed at $1,309.25 down $1.75 and in the euro at €980.418 down €2.341, while the euro was at $1.3354. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,308.90 and in the euro at €979.46.

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...

NYMEX Daily Reports

The CME Group Daily Bulletin now contains information formerly found in the NYMEX, COMEX and DME fact sheets and open interest reports. However, only those products that have volume and open interest are displayed. Please review the Daily Bulletin Sample and Description to familiarize yourself with the new format.

Silver Futures

Daily Settlements for Silver Futures (PRELIMINARY)

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%.

Highest Voted

Bill Holter, 98.5% (13 votes)
James C. McShirley, 96.0% (10 votes)
Bill Rice, Jr., 100.0% (18 votes)
Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report, 100.0% (10 votes)

Article Comments

Silver News by Type