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Joseph Grosso: A Return to Values That Support Our Currencies (Video)

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Since 1913 the Federal Reserve has dictated monetary policy in the U.S. and beginning in 1971 initiated a system to dictate monetary policy to the world. The birth of the “petrodollar” has forced countries, around the world, to use the Federal Reserve Note to purchase oil produced by the OPEC nations. This has allowed the U.S. economy to sustain an unsustainable lifestyle based on debt. This system is coming to an end. The world is awakening to the game the U.S. Treasury has been playing as they have hidden by the Federal Reserve firewall.

Silver Will Move Much Higher And Faster Than Most People Think

Historically, the silver price has a tendency to decline and rise way more and faster than most people expect. The recent 5-year decline is a good example of a decline that went lower than expected. There are good reasons for this, but we often miss it due to our focus on the now instead of the bigger picture.

Silver Market Morning: July-05-2016 -- Holiday over, U.S. will drive gold and silver prices!

Shanghai pulled the gold price back ahead of New York’s re-entry after Independence Day to a level not far from the close of last Thursday. We do expect a ‘shunt’ effect in New York as the three global gold markets return to a common view on the gold price. We expect the view that caused New York to take gold and silver prices higher on Friday, ahead of the long weekend; will return to move prices up today.

Why Are Investors Flocking to Silver?

Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, discusses the rise in silver, if the rally is sustainable and the rate decision from the RBA. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)

Silver OMG

On Wednesday through Friday, the price of silver spiked massively. It ended the week about $2 higher than the previous week. The last time we recall silver price action like this was about 3 years ago, in August 2013. That one week, the price rose about $2.50. Before that was a week in August 2012, with a price gain of about $2.70. Previously, January 2012, +$2.50. Earlier was Oct 2011, +$4. The biggest was in April 2011, +$4.20. Looking beyond this week, the whole of year 2016 looks like a parabola to us.

Silver Market Morning: July-4-2016 -- Silver breaking through resistance

With New York closed today, our audience is either those whose interests/positions demand they keep in touch or in countries where business is as usual. All of us are slightly open mouthed at the strong rises in both gold and in particular silver, of late. It is a good opportunity to reflect on the global ‘big’ picture. In summary this points to a solid, rising second half of the year for both gold and silver prices.

July 1: Gold Gains Almost 2% and Silver Soars Over 11% on the Week

Gold gained $17.77 to $1341.47 by a little before 10AM EST before it pared back a bit into midday, but it then jumped back higher into the close and ended near its last minute high of $1344.42 with a gain of 1.51%. Silver screamed to as high as $19.883 and ended with a gain of 4.9%.

Silver Market Morning: July-1-2016 -- Silver bounding higher

Silver Today –The silver price closed in New York on Thursday at $18.78 up from Wednesday’s $18.26 a rise of 52 cents. Ahead of New York’s opening the silver price stood at $19.20. We expect it to continue to outpace gold, particularly when gold rises itself. Gold (very short-term) The gold price will consolidate with a positive bias, in New York today. Silver (very short-term) The silver price will pause when above $19.00, for a short while, in New York today.

Silver futures on track for best weekly advance in 15 months

Gold and silver futures soared Friday, marching higher as the dollar softened and investors bought assets perceived as havens to start July. Metals have benefited from worries sparked by the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union, dubbed Brexit, roiled markets. But precious metals had retreated somewhat as appetite for risk lured buyers back into stocks over the past few sessions. August gold GCQ6, +1.50% gained $16.70, or 1.3%, to $1,337.50 an ounce. Trading has been choppy since futures prices marked their highest close since July 11, 2014, earlier this week. All told, gold futures prices are on track for a 1.1% weekly gain and up about 7% for the second quarter, according to FactSet data. Meanwhile, silver outpaced its sister metal, with September silver SIU6, +4.55% gaining 65 cents, or 3.5%, at $19.28 an ounce early Friday. Thursday’s close at $18.62 marked the highest settlement since mid-September of 2014. Futures prices are on track for an 8.3% weekly gain—the metal’s best since weekly advance in 15 months. Silver roughly 20% during the second quarter and are up nearly 40% so far this year.

Gold, Silver Best Performing Assets In H1, 2016 - Up 26% & 38%

Gold and silver are the best performing assets in H1, 2016 and saw gains of 26% and 38% respectively. They were the best performing assets prior to Brexit and they are the best performing assets since Brexit. Since Brexit gold and silver are up 6% and 11% respectively.

June 30: Gold Gains and Silver Surges Nearly 3% Again

Gold edged down to $1313.06 in Asia before it bounced up to $1322.91 by late morning in New York and then fell to see a slight loss in the next 90 minutes of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $18.793 and ended with a gain of 2.85%.

Silver Market Morning: June-30-2016 -- more money printing across the world lies ahead!

The amazement that Britain voted for the exit from the E.U. continues with anger showing itself in Europe. It is clear that a recession is looming in the U.K. and may well do so in the E.U., while low growth in the U.S. may start to weaken further. All were so convinced that Britain would vote to remain in the E.U. that it seems no plans were made for the exit. Politicians now realize they completely misread the voters [who like politicians, were voting for their own interests - halting immigration seems to have been the main concern]. Much as politicians want to turn back, that’s not on the agenda. The scene of the world is changing and becoming more violent, poorer [at consumer level] while globally Diasporas are growing and increasing in intensity. Politicians from the U.S. to the U.K. and Europe don’t seem to have understood the implications, so creating uncertainty. This leaves the establishment trying to protect their economies at the expense of their currencies. It is this that will continue to their losing value against gold and silver.

June 29: Gold Gains and Silver Soars Almost 3%

Gold climbed $15.19 to $1327.59 by late morning in New York before it chopped back lower at times, but is still ended with a gain of 0.4%. Silver surged to as high as $18.444 and ended with a gain of 2.7%.

The FED Finds a Good Excuse to Extend and Pretend Through Brexit

Brexit has happened. Those who are not happy with this reality are making their voices heard; yet, so too are those who are overjoyed to have their liberty and freedom back in their own hands. This divide is glaringly obvious and has been the highlight of the news reel since last week's vote. There has been a flood of articles relating to the matter, and for good reason. This is a historic event and a move that slaps the global elites squarely in the face, something that rarely happens throughout our history.

June 28: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Rebound

Gold fell $19.59 to $1306.91 in London before it bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 1.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.558 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $17.816 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.17%.

Silver Market Morning: June-28-2016 -- The Tsunamis haven’t struck, but are on the way. The damage has been done! Silver pauses ahead of strong moves!

- The economic growth in China has been at the expense of the developed world. In 2000 80% of global cash flow went to the developed world. By 2020 only 34 % will go to the emerging world. At the moment the developed world gets around 55% of the global cash flow. This is the foundation of the economic decay of the developed world. - The credit crisis in 2008 was a separate event of euphoric attitudes towards credit. Whether in auto finance or at government level the same view of credit persists and encouraged.

June 27: Gold and Silver Gain Again While Stocks Drop Further

Gold gained $16.53 to $1335.43 at the open of trade last night and climbed to as high as $1333.04 in London before it fell to see a slight loss at $1317.88 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.58%. Silver rose to as high as $17.904 trade and ended with a gain of 0.17%.

21 Incredible Uses for Silver

Silver is best known for having extraordinary properties that have made it an effective monetary metal for thousands of years. Currency buffs all know the metal as being rare, durable, fungible, malleable, ductile, and divisible, which match the properties of money agreed on by most economists. Silver, of course, has been used by civilizations ranging from Ancient Rome to the United States for monetary purposes.

Silver Market Morning: June-27-2016 -- Governments don’t know what lies ahead...

- The $: € plunged lower on Monday morning to $1.1004 from [pre-Brexit] Thursday’s $1.1336. - The dollar index moved higher to 96.37 up from the pre-Brexit, 93.48. - The Yen continues to strengthen [101.70] after central bank indicated it may well intervene to weaken the Yen. - The Yuan continues to weaken to 6.65 respectively. The Yuan fix showed the Chinese authorities are taking pulling the Yuan down more in line with the euro than the dollar. - The dollar is strong on the Index so we do expect action to weaken the dollar even if it is just through swaps. The Fed expressed their worries at their last statement, so we doubt they will tolerate such strength.

June 24: Gold Explodes Higher on Brexit Shock

Gold soared $100.79 to as high as $1358.29 in Asia before it pared back to $1306.59 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 4.88%. Silver jumped to as high as $18.318 and ended with a gain of 2.25%.

Silver Market Morning: June-24-2016 -- Voila! The Brexit happened, silver soars, the pound plunges with the euro and Yuan and the Yen soars!

he unexpected happened ! The paw paw hit the fan! The drama erupted at 7.00 a.m. London time and began to be discounted in Shanghai before London opened. We have just witnessed an earthquake of over 8 on the global, monetary Richter scale. Will we see a Frexit [Marie le Pen has just called for a French referendum and Spain may follow as could the Netherland…….], a Spexit, a Nexit……? This could prove a mortal blow to the E.U. and eventually leave just the strong members remaining, implying, very long term, a much stronger euro.

June 23: Gold and Silver End Mixed Before Brexit Results

Gold edged up to $1270.71 in Asia before it dropped back to $1258.37 in London and then bounced back higher in morning New York trade, but it then chopped back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.69%. Silver rose to $17.475 before it fell back to $17.205, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.35%.

Silver Market Morning: June-23-2016 -- Brexit vote Day – All quiet on the ‘Western Front’ for now!

We have to be careful to not see the referendum in the U.K. as the ‘be all and end all’ in the global economy today. There are many other issues going on in other parts of the world. The dollar is a weaker today, a factor totally unrelated to the British referendum. The news out of the E.U. from France is that manufacturing continues to fall into a contractionary state. Repeat: The Pound Sterling continues at very strong levels! If the vote is to leave, expect a heavily plunging pound!

June 22: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher Before Brexit Vote Day

Gold dipped $4.50 to $1261.40 in Asia before it bounced back to $1269.31 in early afternoon New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver rose to as high as $17.33 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.23%.

The Gold to Silver Ratio is Bullish for Both Gold and Silver

There are few guarantees in life beyond death and taxes, but continued currency devaluations, increasing debt, and higher gold and silver prices seem inevitable. Act accordingly. Bill Gross has mentioned a “supernova” explosion in the debt markets. If $10 – $40 Trillion in debt collapsed down to near its intrinsic value, the shock, panic, and fear could push gold and silver prices into the stratosphere. Act accordingly.

Silver Market Morning: June-22-2016 -- Last day before Brexit vote!

The financial world wants a ‘Bremain’ result not a ‘Brexit’ and is discounting it to some extent. This means that a ‘Brexit’ result will cause tremendous turmoil in global markets while a ‘Bremain’ result may provoke a wobble but not turmoil. The polls show the vote still, as ‘too close to call’.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price rose slightly to $1,290.90 up $1.00 at the close on Wednesday. Asia held it there ahead of London’s opening. London held it there before Fixing the gold price at $1,290.25 up $3.75. In the euro, it Fixed at €943.648 up €0.812, while the dollar stood at $1.3673, almost unchanged. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,292.50 and in the euro at €945.88.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price saw gold pause at $1,318 with Asia holding it there before London took it down steadily to $1,314 In London it Fixed at $1,314 down $12.00. In the euro, it Fixed at €957.586 down just over €10.00, while the dollar stood at $1.3722, weaker again. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,313.75 and in the euro at €956.57.

SilverCrest Receives US$10 Million Commitment from Sandstorm Gold for Underground Mine Option at Santa Elena

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX:SVL)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) ("SilverCrest" or "the Company") is pleased to announce it has received notice of exercise of the Underground Mine Option from Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm") for the Santa Elena Mine, Sonora, Mexico. This Option allows Sandstorm to purchase 20% of the gold produced from underground operations at the Santa Elena. In consideration of exercise of the option, Sandstorm will make an additional upfront deposit of US$10 million to the Company on or before March 17, 2014 and will continue to make ongoing per ounce payments of US$350 until 50,000 ounces of gold have been delivered to Sandstorm, inclusive of 18,593 ounces already received from open-pit production, at which time the payments will increase to US$450 per ounce of gold.

February 27: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold dropped $5.05 to $1323.95 in late Asian trade before it rebounded to $1335.36 at about 10:30AM EST and then drifted back to $1326.99 in the next four hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver slipped to $21.002 in Asia before it bounced back to $21.485 in London and then chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.19%.

March 7: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold edged down to $1346.45 in Asia before it rebounded to $1352.69 at about 8:20AM EST and then dropped back to as low as $1329.28 after this morning’s jobs report was released, but it then rallied back higher in the last four and a half hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.82%. Silver slumped to as low $20.769 before it also rallied back higher, but is still ended with a loss of 2.7%.

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSXV:SCZ) Follow-Up #3

In 2014, production at Rosario is targeted to be 500 tons/day. The Company plans exploration and additional geologic evaluation, including diamond drilling on its properties, to define and expand resources to NI43-101 compliance.

Santacruz Silver Provides Q4 2013 & January 2014 Operations Update for Rosario Mine

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SCZ) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to provide production results and an update of activities at its Rosario Mine located in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,280.50 down $2.80 on Tuesday, in New York. Asia lifted the price $4 on Wednesday morning. London held it there at the opening. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,284.00 down $2.50. In the euro, it Fixed at €93o.907 down €1.542 as the dollar stood at $1.3793 up from $1.3797: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,283.70 and in the euro at €930.86.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,292 up $7.50 on Wednesday, in New York. Asia held the price there on Thursday morning. London took it down $5. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,287.25 up $3.25. In the euro, it Fixed at €935.094 up €4.187 as the dollar stood at $1.3766 up from $1.3793: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,286.65 and in the euro at €934.79.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price closed at $1,286.30 down $5.70 on Thursday, in New York. Asia held the price there on Friday morning, before London lifted it over $1,290 ahead of the Fix. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,293.50 up $6.25. In the euro, it Fixed at €943.747 up €8.653 as the euro was weaker at $1.3706 up from $1.3766: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,291.40 and in the euro at €941.97.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,318.00 up $6.90 on Thursday, in New York. Asia lifted it to $1,319.35 ahead of London’s opening. The gold price was Fixed in London at $1,317.25 down $4.25. In the euro, it Fixed at €948.617 down €4.571 as the euro was weaker at $1.3886 down from $1.3866: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,322.25 and in the euro at €951.53.

SilverCrest Announces Q1 Production; 201,101 Ounces Silver and 7,545 Ounces Gold

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (NYSE MKT:SVLC)(SVL.TO) (the "Company") is pleased to announce silver and gold production numbers for the first quarter of 2014 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico.

Silver Market Morning

After Mario Draghi’s confirming that he wants to see a weaker euro, the market has obliged by pulling it back from its recent peak just under $1.40: €1 to $1.38: €1. If gold is moved in the same way as gold, we come to $1,307. This is where the gold price is now. We did not see selling of gold to press the gold price down, but dealer’s adjustment of prices in line with the dollar’s strength. Like the waves on the seashore the gold price fell but we believe this will bring in Asian buyers allowing the gold price to move higher after the current consolidation is complete.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,302.90 down $23.80 Tuesday, in New York. Asia pulled it down to $1,295 initially before lifting it back to $1,300 ahead of London’s opening, where it rose to $1,304. The gold price was then Fixed in London at $1,299.00 down $12.50, because of the stronger euro. In the euro, it Fixed at €938.584 down €11.847 as the euro was stronger at $1.3840 down from $1.3800: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,302.90 and in the euro at €941.40.

Santacruz Silver Announces First Quarter 2014 Production Results/ Ramp Up Program at Rosario Mine is on Schedule

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SCZ) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to announce first quarter 2014 production of 159,729 silver equivalent ounces from the Company's Rosario Mine in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This production represents a 260% quarter over quarter increase as compared with Q4 2013 and demonstrates the Company is on schedule to meet its production target of between 850,000 to 1,100,000 silver equivalent ounces by the year-end 2014.

Excellon reports results of annual meeting of shareholders

Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report that shareholders voted in favour of all items of business, including the election of each director at the 2014 Annual General Meeting (the "Meeting") held on April 29, 2014.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,290.4 down $5.70 on yesterday, in New York. In Asia it was being pulled back to $1,283. London is closed today. The dollar weakened to $1.3880 nearly half a cent lower. Ahead of the opening of New York, gold stood at $1,286.10 and in the euro at €926.65.

May Decline in Gold and Silver Stocks Would Create Opportunity

Last week we noted that the gold and silver shares had formed a short-term rebound in response to an oversold condition. Yet we felt that the downtrend that originated from the hard reversal in March was still in effect. As we go to publish, the rebound appears to be petering out. Be aware that there is more potential downside in May. The good news is a decline in May will likely create a great buying opportunity at the end of the month and in June.

Manipulation 101 ... The Pithy Version

The goal of The Powers That Be is to keep the grassroots masses from reaching an "orientation" that values precious metals over paper dollars that are backed only by the "full faith and credit" of U.S. Government.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,298.30 in a $13.40 rebound on Friday, in New York. In Asia and London it was being lifted strongly to $1315.00. London was closed so we watch to see just how New York will play gold. The euro stood at $1.3874. Ahead of the opening of New York, gold stood at $1,311.65 and in the euro at €945.65.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,289.20 down only $0.20 yesterday, in New York. In Asia and London the gold price lifted back to $1,291. The gold Fixing was set at $1,289.00 down $2.25 and in the euro at €933.246 up €7.22 while the euro stood at $1.3812 nearly 2 cents down from the week’s peak. Ahead of New York’s opening the gold price stood at $1,289.40 and in the euro at €933.33.

May 9: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold climbed $5.04 to $1294.24 by a little before 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1285.54 in the next four and a half hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.04%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.052 and ended with loss of 0.1%.

May 12: Gold Gains and Silver Surges

Gold dropped $8.73 to $1279.97 at the open of trade last night, but it then jumped to as high as $1302.77 at about 8:30AM EST today and ended with a gain of 0.62%. Silver surged to as high as $19.647 and ended with a gain of 2.09%.

Who should GAO believe - Ted Butler or Bart Chilton?

In a recent column, silver analyst Theodore Butler presented information that leaves him somewhat optimistic that the Government Accountability Office(GAO) is looking into the possibility that the silver markets might be rigged or manipulated.

May 13: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold dropped down to $1289.16 by a little after 7AM EST before it spiked up to $1298.42 in the next hour and a half of trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.26%. Silver slipped to $19.364 before it rebounded to $19.593 and then also fell back off, but it ended with a loss of just 0.1%.

Daily Silver Data

Statistics about silver that change every day.

Silver Market Morning

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Silver Update

Here are a few patterns that might explain the current state of the silver price, as well as, provide the possible way forward. Below is a graphic which compares the current pattern on silver (from about the beginning of 2011 to present) to a 2007 pattern:

Dramatic Turnaround For Silver?

On the chart, I have indicated two similar patterns (marked 1 to 5).This comparison suggests that silver could rise significantly over the next couple of months. This would mean that a dramatic turnaround in the price of silver is coming (it might have started already).

Silver Market Update

The patterns forming in gold and silver are remarkably similar, and much of what has been written in the parallel Gold Market update applies equally to silver, so it will not be repeated here. The big question is "has silver finally bottomed?" - that is the question that we are going to attempt to answer in this update.

May 22: Gold and Silver End Over 1% Lower

Gold dropped $19.82 to $1573.18 by about 5AM EST before it climbed back above $1590 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 1.64%. Silver slipped to $28.015 before it surged to as high as $28.804, but it also fell back off in late trade and ended with a loss of 1.26%.

Julian Phillips: Silver Price Falls with Euro; in hands of traders

Comment Wire: The fall in the silver price to current levels of $27.34 reflects the fall in the euro and not that rise of the dollar. Both gold and silver have for so long been treated as "counters to the dollar" to quote the Bundesbank's ex-President Herr Weber. But this does not mean, after market volatility says differently, that silver should move with the euro.

Ranting Andy on Silver

June 1, 2012 will be remembered as a watershed day. “Cartel Rule #1” was already broken on Wednesday – i.e., “thou shalt not let PMs rise when the Dow plunges,” and nearly was yesterday as well, until they viciously ATTACKED PMs and GOOSED the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” at midday. But today – with European markets already in freefall, the BLS published its third straight catastrophic NFP employment report.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,643.17 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,643.17 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,620.40 and in London’s early morning fell to $1,615.75. There is no Fixing in London today due to the Jubilee celebrations. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,618.22 and in the euro, €1,301.55 while the euro was at €1: $1.2433.

This Ain't The Bottom (But you can see it from here)

Wallace, Idaho – Bernard Baruch famously said: “Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.” Good advice. So many ersatz experts are calling this the bottom for silver and gold that it absolutely cannot be the actual bottom. It may be so close that we can see it, but we're willing to ride this elevator down a few more floors before we hit that big red STOP button.

June 6: Gold Gains While Silver Surges

Gold rose $22.40 to $1640.80 at about 8:30AM EST, but it then fell back off in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of just 0.07%. Silver surged to as high as $29.895 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 2.94%.

Silver Offers A Great Opportunity

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COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -27,627.307 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -27,627.307 ounces

CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler on C-SPAN

Gary Gensler talked about Commodity Futures Trading Commission oversight of commodity "futures," and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

The Premier Safe Haven

Precious Metals are yet again asserting themselves following MULTIPLE attempts to push them down – first at the usual 12:00 PM EST with most markets flat, then late in the afternoon when the “DOW JONES PROPAGANDA AVERAGE” started plunging. TPTB are horrified that their pathetic “Spanish Bailout” ploy failed, with stock and markets plunging worldwide – notwithstanding yesterday’s blatant prop job. If gold remains positive by day’s close – and the Dow stays down – this will be the fourth such time in two weeks – SHOUTING to the world that gold is, indeed, the premier safe haven asset. With the potentially catastrophic Greek elections this weekend – and fears of an Italian contagion, be prepared for ANYTHING in the coming days.

Huldra Silver Provides Progress Update on Treasure Mountain and the Merritt Mill

Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA.V) (the "Company" or "Huldra") today provides a progress update on the mining operations at its 100% owned Treasure Mountain Property and an update on the construction of its 200 tonne per day mill in Merritt, BC.

Vintage Gold Cartel

This week has been vintage Gold Cartel/JP Morgan in action. The gold/price action has been counterintuitive until today. Meanwhile, the silver open interest is near at its recent highs, as JPM has stopped all silver rallies whenever the price reached $29 per ounce. Take a look at the silver chart of late. Now they have made their move along with the rest of The Gold Cartel. Spec precious metals longs are terrified and many forced to exit their positions.

Silver coins hot up in India as gold sales weaken

With gold prices too hot for many in India, silver has regained its sheen. Sales of silver coins are soaring in India, with most consumers buying silver coins which herald good luck and prosperity. Gold, on the other hand, has hit several highs in the last couple of days, deterring buyers from the precious metal. Delayed monsoons in India have all but grounded sale of gold too. In rural India, sales of the yellow metal are closely linked to monsoon, since good rains that bring on a rich harvest will boost gold purchases by farmers.

Pan American Silver Falls to Levels Below Book Value

In trading on Friday, shares of Pan American Silver Corp. (Toronto: PAA) crossed below their last reported book value — defined as common shareholder equity per share — of $17.83, changing hands as low as $17.70 per share. Pan American Silver Corp. shares are currently trading down about 3.2% on the day.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,572. London opened at the same level, but as the euro slipped slightly it slipped marginally too, but then recovered ahead of the Fixing in London to Fix at $1,569.00 and in the euro at €1,256.406 almost the same as Friday’s level. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,570.30and in the euro, €1,257.25 while the euro was at €1: $1.2490.

Perfect Storm Brewing

The markets are in turmoil for the same cadre of horrible trends as usual, starting with Spanish bond yield surging above 7%, uncertainty about the toothless European Summit, PLUNGING British bank stocks on the heels of “LIEBOR” fraud (Barclays, down 17% today alone) and unattainable ATM funds (RBS, down 13%). Throw in the Supreme Court’s insane upholding of Obamacare, in which the only justice to vote against his party was Chief Justice Roberts, and further weakness in jobless claims, and you have a perfect storm brewing.

July 16: Gold and Silver End With Slight Gains

Gold dropped down to as low as $1578.51 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1594.61 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.09%. Silver surged to as high as $27.42 and ended with a gain of 0.22%.

First Majestic Produces 2.1 Million Silver Equivalent Ounces in Second Quarter

First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic" or the "Company") (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F) (WKN:A0LHKJ)is pleased to announce that total production at its three mines in Mexico for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012 reached 2,102,222 equivalent ounces of silver, representing a 14% increase compared to the same quarter in 2011.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,581.70 yesterday down $7.80. Asia took it to $1,582 ahead of London’s opening. London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,579.50 down $6 on yesterday and in the euro at €1,298.651, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2257 down half a cent on the dollar. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,579.32 in the middle and in the euro at €1,290.66.

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