• Gold: 1,172.64 0.44
  • Silver: 16.15 -0.02
  • Euro: 1.252 -0.001
  • USDX: 86.915 0.76
  • Oil: 80.71 -0.26

October 31: Gold and Silver Fall About 4% on the Week

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Gold dropped $37.02 to $1161.68 by late morning in New York before it edged back higher in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a loss of 2.19%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.805 and ended with a loss of 2%.

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

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.

September 15: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1238.25 by a little before 8AM EST before it drifted back lower in early New York trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver rose to as high as $18.70 and ended with a gain of 0.16%.

Silver ETF holdings set record high as price drop sparks interest

Holdings at the world's largest silver-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) rose to a record high as a pullback in prices prompted long-term retail investors to increase purchases of the precious metal.

The Silver Sentiment Cycle

Are you buying silver instead of bonds? Are you buying silver instead of S&P indexed funds? Are you buying gold instead of earning 0.10% interest in your saving account? Are you preparing for a financial future based on real assets instead of paper promises secured by the integrity of politicians and bankers?

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,230.70 down $19.30 on Friday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices recovered slightly to $1,234.40. The gold price was Fixed at $1,234.75 down $12.25 and in the euro at €955.615 down €8.585 while the euro was weaker at $1.2921. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,235.40 and in the euro at €955.90.

September 12: Gold and Silver Fall About 3% on the Week

Gold waffled between $1232.25 and $1239.92 in Asia before it fell to as low as $1227.69 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.92%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.468 and ended with a loss of 0.32%.

Market Report: Strong dollar undermines precious metals

Precious metals have had to endure a week of gathering dollar strength, which is at least partly the result of problems specific to the euro, yen and sterling. The result is gold has fallen a further $30 over the week, and silver by about $0.70c. The first chart is of gold and open interest on Comex.

Interview with Gary Christenson: Gold Prices in 3 Waves, Silver Is Inexpensive & The Stock Market/Gold Relationship

- Influence of geopolitics on gold - Gold prices in 3 waves 1971 – 2014 - Is gold in a correction? - The US gold in Fort Knox is secure, gone or irrelevant? - Is gold related to a collapse of the US dollar? - How to invest in gold? Physical or ETFs

September 11: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $14.86 to $1235.16 at about 10:20AM EST before it rallied back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.63%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.586 and ended with a loss of 1.42%.

Santacruz Silver Reports PEA Results and New Resource on San Felipe Project, Mexico

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (SCZ.V) is pleased to announce the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") and new resource estimate prepared pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") on its San Felipe Project located 130 km northeast of Hermosillo in Sonora State, Mexico.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,250.00 down $4.60 on Wednesday in New York after falling to $1,245. In Asia and London, gold prices recovered back to $1,250. The gold price was Fixed at $1,247.00 down $8.75 and in the euro at €964.20074.507 down €10.307 while the euro was stronger at $1.2933. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,240.90 and in the euro at €960.67.

September 10: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold fell $12.62 to as low as $1243.88 by early afternoon in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.52%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.893 and ended with a loss of 0.58%.

Silver Weaves Its Way Into A New World Of Wearable Technology

At the new intersection where fashion and biometrics meet, silver provides the conduit in innovative athletic clothing that transmits sought-after biometric data, such as the wearer’s real time heartbeat, to a sensor that displays the data.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,254.60 down $1.00 on Tuesday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices held $1,256.00. The gold price was Fixed at $1,255.75 down $0.25 and in the euro at €974.507 down €0.27 while the euro was unchanged at $1.2886. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,253.00 and in the euro at €967.90.

September 9: Gold and Silver Rally Back Higher in Late Trade and End with Gains

Gold dropped $7.97 to $1247.63 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.07%. Silver slipped to $18.879 at one point, but it then bounced back higher in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of 0.32%.

September 8: Gold and Silver Fall About 1%

Gold dropped down to $1251.56 at about 1PM EST before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 1.04%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.916 and ended with a loss of 0.89%.

Silver Market Morning: Sept-8-2014

The brutal fall of the euro was halted and the week sees it holding the lower levels and trying to recover. But the path continues downward towards $1.20 to the U.S. dollar. The E.C.B. hopes that that will improve global competitiveness and boost growth too, while making gold attractive in the E.U.

For September/October We Suggest Watching Traders the CFTC Classes as Other Reportables in Silver Futures

First, as silver prices edged $0.20 or 1.2% lower (actually less of a move than might have been expected given huge U.S. dollar relative strength), from $19.35 to $19.15 (as of Tuesday, September 2), trend following Managed Money traders (large hedge funds, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, etc., aka “The Funds”) piled on a whopping 7,396 short contracts in COMEX silver futures, from 28,228 to 35,624 gross shorts.

September 5: Gold and Silver Fall 1.44% on the Week

Gold jumped up to $1270.35 after the release of this morning’s jobs report before it drifted back lower in late morning trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.47%. Silver spiked up to $19.163 before it dropped back to $19.04, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.63%.

Market Report: Short-sellers driving prices

Gold and silver had a bad week, with gold falling $25 to a low of $1262 by the Comex close yesterday, and silver by $0.50. This morning UK-time prices opened a little better on overnight physical demand, no doubt stimulated by those lower prices. The background to this poor performance was dollar strength relative to weak currencies, with the yen, euro and pound all declining sharply.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,262.90 down $7.10 on Thursday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices were slightly higher at $1,264. The gold price was Fixed at $1,264.00 down $7.00 and in the euro at €975.685 up €8.998 while the euro was very weak [2 cents] at $1.2955. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,264.90 and in the euro at €976.26.

September 4: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped up to $1276.70 at about 9:20AM EST, but it then fell back off for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of 0.56%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.03 and ended with a loss of 0.73%.

How can miners ‘fight back?’ Here’s my list...

My previous column asked the question, “Why don’t the miners fight back” against price suppression of precious metals? Today, I list several actions mining executives, acting together as a unified group, could undertake to expose and hopefully end the non-”free market” tactics that are keeping gold and silver prices suppressed.

SilverCrest Confirms Underground High Grades at Santa Elena; 13m @ 2.54 gpt Au and 307.0 gpt Ag; Including 0.7m @ 18.25 gpt Au and 2,900 gpt Ag

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.TO)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce results of underground infill drilling completed in July, 2014 at its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine in Sonora, Mexico. Twenty five closely-spaced underground drill holes, totaling 2,856 metres were completed to better define reserves and verify widths and grades for planned production stopes (see table below and attached figure: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/966248.pdf). The results of all holes included in this news release will be part of the resource update scheduled to be completed by early 2015.

Santacruz Silver Amends San Felipe Agreement

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. ("Santacruz" or the "Company") (SCZ.V) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Impulsora Minera Santacruz S.A. de C.V. ("Impulsora"), has successfully renegotiated terms of its agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the San Felipe project and adjacent El Gachi property located near Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico with Minera Hochschild Mexico S.A. de C.V. ("MHM" or "Hochschild").

First Majestic Elects Not to Exercise Right to Match Coeur's Offer for Orko

First Majestic Silver Corp. (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F) ("First Majestic" or the "Company") announces that it has today notified the Board of Directors of Orko Silver Corp. that it is not matching the offer made by Coeur d''Alene Mines Corporation ("Coeur") and will not be increasing the consideration under First Majestic''s offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding Orko shares.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +396,820.320 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +396,820.320 ounces

February 26: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% More

Gold bumped up to $1601.89 in Asia before it fell to see a $10.26 loss at $1584.34 at about 10:15AM EST, but it then shot to as high as $1619.40 in the next hour of trade and ended with a gain of 1.21%. Silver surged to as high as $29.456 and ended with a gain of 1.19%.

March 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1586.04 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to $1571.75 over the next five hours, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.08%. Silver surged to as high as $29.065 before it fell back to $28.513, but it still ended with a gain of 0.42%.

March 6: Gold and Silver Rise, Miners Jump Higher

Gold dropped to $1567.40 at about 9:45AM EST before it rebounded to $1584.58 in the next hour of trade and then fell back to about unchanged by early afternoon in New York, but it then rallied back higher in the last few hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver slipped to $28.54 before it jumped up to $29.067 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 1.33%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -702,570.770 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -702,570.770 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -353,754.450 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -353,754.450 ounces

Endeavour Silver Reports Record Earnings, Cash Flow and Revenue in 2012, Conference Call at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT) on March 13, 2013

Endeavour Silver Corp. (EDR.TO)(EXK)(EJD.F) announced today record earnings, cash flow and revenue for the year ended December 31, 2012, thanks to the Company''s eighth consecutive year of growing silver and gold production. Endeavour owns and operates three underground silver-gold mines in Mexico: the Guanacevi mine in Durango state, and the Bolanitos and El Cubo mines in Guanajuato state.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -162,359.980 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -162,359.980 ounces

March 12: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold held near unchanged in Asia, but it then jumped higher at about 7AM EST and ended near its late morning New York high of $1598.21 with a gain of 0.77%. Silver surged to as high as $29.35 and ended with a gain of 0.59%.

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.

iShares Silver Trust Subtracts 150.30 Tonnes

iShares Silver Trust Subtracts 150.30 Tonnes

Fortuna reports record net income, operating cash flow, and sales for 2012

VANCOUVER , March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM) (FVI.TO) (FVI.TO) (F4S.F) today announces 2012 revenue of $161 million and net income of $31.5 million for the year. For the fourth quarter revenue totaled $37.9 million with net income of $8.5 million . Record silver and gold production for the year increased to a record 3,987,757 ounces and 20,699 ounces, respectively, at a consolidated cash cost per ounce, net of by-product credits, of $5.96.

March 21: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1%

Gold climbed to as high as $1616.42 at about 10AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.54%. Silver surged to as high as $29.312 and ended with a gain of 1.29%.

Silver Wheaton reports record 2012 results

"2012 was another exceptional year for Silver Wheaton, anchored by a fourth quarter that saw record production, sales, revenue, net income, and cash flow for the company," said Randy Smallwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Wheaton. "With the addition of production from Hudbay's 777 mine midway through the year, plus growing production from Peñasquito, San Dimas and Zinkgruvan, 2012 production exceeded our forecast by over one and a half million ounces." "This translated into sales of over 27 million ounces, with the fourth quarter coming in at over nine million ounces, and full year cash flows of over $719 million. Given our dividend policy of paying out 20% of the trailing quarter's cash flow, Silver Wheaton's strong production growth profile directly translates into higher dividends, with $0.35 per common share paid during 2012, almost double what was paid in 2011, and our strong fourth quarter resulted in our first dividend in 2013 being $0.14 per share." "With the recently announced acquisition of gold streams from Vale S.A.'s Salobo and Sudbury mines, we are confident that 2013 and beyond will bring further growth and many new records to Silver Wheaton. While our organic growth profile now forecasts roughly an 80% increase of silver equivalent production over the next five years, we firmly believe there are yet more accretive opportunities for us to further add to our world-class portfolio of precious metals streams."

SilverCrest Files La Joya Technical Report Updated Resources & Positive Preliminary Metallurgy

SilverCrest Files La Joya Technical Report Updated Resources & Positive Preliminary Metallurgy; Potential For High Grade Cu-Ag-Au Concentrate With Over 30% Copper

Notice: All US and Canadian markets will be closed on Friday

Please note: All US and Canadian markets will be closed on Friday. This will result in large spreads between the silver bid and ask prices.

COT Report - March 29, 2013

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April 1: Gold Edges Up While Silver Slips

Gold chopped around in a tight range of $1595.00 to $1600.90 in lackluster post-holiday trade and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $27.87 and ended with a loss of 1.44%.

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.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -81,395.465 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -81,395.465 ounces

Endeavour Silver Reports Record Production in First Quarter, 2013; Produces 1,489,746 oz Silver (Up 39%) and 15,032 oz Gold (Up 138%)

Endeavour Silver Corp. (EDR.TO)(EXK)(EJD.F) announced today that the Company set new records for silver and gold production in the First Quarter, 2013 from the Company's three operating silver mines in Mexico, the Guanacevi Mine in Durango State and the Bolanitos and El Cubo Mines in Guanajuato State.

SilverCrest Continues to Expand Santa Elena Deposit More High Grade Intercepts; 21.6m @ 1.46 gpt Au and 169.1 gpt Ag

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SVL)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce results of further delineation drilling at the Santa Elena Mine in Sonora, Mexico. Since mid 2012, 132 drill holes have been completed to further expand underground resources and reserves. This drill program continues to be extremely successful with the most recent holes identifying additional bonanza grades (as defined below) and providing further intercepts in the El Cholugo Zone. To date, resources at Santa Elena have been delineated along a strike length of over 1,200 metres and to a depth of 600 metres. The results of all holes included in this news release will be part of the ongoing resource expansion and reclassification to be included in the Pre-Feasibility Study for the Santa Elena Expansion Project which is nearing completion.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -978,339.568 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -978,339.568 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,434,531.165 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +1,434,531.165 ounces

Silver rallies, but set for hefty drop on quarter

Silver futures led the rally among major metals Friday, but it was still poised for a loss of around 16% for the quarter.

Silver Market Update

Much of what is written for the Gold Market update applies equally to silver, so it will not be repeated here. There are, however, some important differences that we will focus on here, which suggest that silver now has really big upside potential from this point, despite its comparatively anemic reaction on Friday to the news out of Europe, compared to other commodities.

Capped at Round Numbers

Gold prices are AGAIN being capped at a round number, this time $1,590/oz despite a veritable cornucopia of gold bullish news, from steadily beating Middle East “war drums,” to FIVE separate pieces of weak U.S. economic data, to the implosion of the MOST IMPORTANT STOCK IN THE MARKET – “Margin Stanley” – following abysmal earnings that included the disclosure that it still needs to post $3 billion for collateral related to the recent Moody’s downgrade. Silver, too, is being heavily capped, at the same KEY ROUND NUMBER of $27.50/oz that has served as the Cartel’s line in the sand for roughly three weeks.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,742.43 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,742.43 tonnes

Silver Market Update

Some weeks ago in a Silver Market update we had noted that a large potential Head-and-Shoulders top area was completing in silver, but we got "...

First Majestic Completes Acquisition of Silvermex Resources

First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic") (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F) and Silvermex Resources Inc. ("Silvermex") (SLX.TO)(OTC.BB:GGCRF)(GSBN.F) are pleased to announce the completion of the plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") previously announced in the joint news release of First Majestic and Silvermex dated April 3, 2012.

Real Money

The global economic meltdown continues, with the “President’s Working Group on Financial Markets” doing their best to support the “DOW JONES PROPAGANDA AVERAGE” while other (unnamed) forces attempt to cap the “barometers of bad tidings” – gold and silver.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,581.00 $4 higher, yesterday. London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,583.00 up $3 on yesterday and in the euro at €1,291.296, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2259 down nearly 20 cents on the dollar. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,581.75 in the middle and in the euro at €1,293.28.

Better Places to Keep Your Money than the Bank

My local bank in Colorado is literally offering to pay me no interest --just an offensive 0.05% annually, before taxes. The interest rate triples to 0.15% when the balance exceeds $50,000. Absolutely no incentive when one considers the risks the bank imposes on your capital, retaining only pennies on the dollar of your money, then leveraging your capital -- fractional banking. How can I be interested in a 0% savings rate deposited at a relatively risky institution while supporting the fractional banking system?

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -287,542.774 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -287,542.774 ounces

First Majestic Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial results for the Company for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012. The full version of the financial statements and the management discussion and analysis can be viewed on the Company's web site at www.firstmajestic.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +566,677.050 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +566,677.050 ounces

The Arbitrageur: The Decline and Fall of Silver Backwardation

On Friday, I published an article...

Comex silver stocks hit highest in at least 28 mths

Silver stockpiles in Comex-monitored warehouses a re at their highest level since at least December 2009, s howing near-term supply of the metal...

Bull Hammer in Silver

There was some major downside price rejection yesterday in Silver which can be seen clearly in the bull "Hammer" daily candlestick pattern. This should make the bears think twice about their prospects. There is potential here for a near term change in trend, but it is important to remember Japanese Candlestick patterns are useless without confirmation.

iShares Silver Trust: +30.18 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: +30.18 tonnes

Helicopter Ben Speaks

Another typical day in the land of “free markets.” Under an endless crush of “horrible headlines,” stocks are simply not allowed to decline. Of course, when Helicopter Ben speaks before Congress – as he did today in his bi-annual “Humphrey Hawkins” economic testimony – gold is viciously attacked, as if Bennie has EVER hinted of incremental monetary policy on Capital Hill. Just yesterday, gold was a (capped) safe haven, but all of a sudden, it’s not.

CFTC’s Chilton Sees Silver Probe Concluding This Year

A four-year probe of potential price manipulation in the silver market may be completed as early as September, according to Bart Chilton, a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,639.42 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,639.42 tonnes

July 27: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% on the Week

Gold climbed almost 1% to $1629.31 at around 8:20AM EST before it drifted back lower at times in New York, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.48%. Silver surged to as high as $27.839 before it also fell back off at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.98%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -621,019.100 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -621,019.100 ounces

August 1: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks

Gold edged up to $1618.45 in Asia before it dropped down to $1592.17 after the FOMC announcement, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a loss of just 0.87%. Silver slumped to as low as $27.157 before it also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 2.04%.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,742.43 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,742.43 tonnes

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