• Gold: 1,209.79 2.28
  • Silver: 17.07 -0.00
  • Euro: 1.069 -0.001
  • USDX: 100.74 -0.15
  • Oil: 53.25 1.1

January 20: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% and 2% on the Week

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Gold gained $4.26 to $1209.06 in Asia before it fell back to $1198.66 in London, but it then jumped up to $1214.79 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to as high as $17.148 and ended with a gain of 0.41%.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-19-2016 -- China leading the gold price higher!

New York’s close and London’s opening was barely different. But Shanghai spent the day well above their prices by $5 and more. But as London’s morning progresses we saw the gold price jump over $1,270. This implies that the ‘premium’ in Shanghai is not a premium but a more accurate pricing of gold, as London quickly followed, then led Shanghai higher at the price setting of the LBMA this morning.

October 18: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold gained $8.98 to $1263.58 in late Asian trade before it fell back to $1256.66 by midmorning in New York, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1264.67 in early afternoon action and ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to as high as $17.699 and ended with a gain of 0.92%.

Silver, Debt, and Deficits – From an Election Year Perspective

It is an election year. We should anticipate 8 years of upcoming trauma, following nearly 8 years of “hope and change,” after 8 years of “no nation building,” after 8 years of “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Examine the official US national debt in 8 fiscal year increments (10/1/84 – 9/30/92 etc.) using linear and log scales.

The Importance of The Deutsche Bank Silver Fix Lawsuit Settlement

This post is intended to remind you that this case is not about the present and it's not about the $38MM dollars. Instead, the true significance of this lawsuit will be on display over the coming months and years as innumerable new class action lawsuits are filed against The Bullion Banks for their collective role in rigging and manipulating the precious metals markets.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-18-2016 -- Gold and silver moving up, China taking control of the gold price!

The difference between New York’s close and Shanghai’s gold prices is gaining momentum. Yesterday and today there is a $10 difference, commonly referred to as the ‘premium in Shanghai. Such a comment implies that Shanghai has to add on an amount because gold is less available there and must wait for imports to even out prices. But the reality is that China has more than enough physical gold to satisfy the market on ‘normal’ days.

Deutsche Bank Pays $38 Million To Settle Silver Manipulation Lawsuit

2016 is shaping up as the year when countless conspiracy theories will be confirmed to be non-conspiracy fact: from central bank rigging of capital markets, to political rigging of elections, to media rigging of public sentiment, and now, commercial bank rigging of silver. In short, tinfoil hat-wearing nutjobs living in their parents basement have been right all along.

October 17: Gold Gains While Stocks Edge Lower

Gold saw a slight loss at $1250.62 in late Asian trade, but it then chopped back higher for most of the rest of the day and ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver rose to as high as $17.496 and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

Golden Arrow Announces C$2 Million Program at Antofalla & Provides Corporate Update

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GRG)(GARWF)(GAC.F)(WKN:A0B6XQ) ("Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has initiated its first exploration program at the recently optioned Antofalla silver-gold-base metal project in the province of Catamarca. With a cash balance of approximately C$8 million, Golden Arrow has outlined a C$2 million program that includes remote sensing, IP/Resistivity geophysics, and geochemical sampling to delineate targets that will be tested with an estimated 3000 metre drill program.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-17-2016 -- Gold and silver still waiting to run either way!

Shanghai is holding the gold price higher than both London and New York. After New York’s close on Friday Shanghai lifted it $8.5 as the Yuan weakened. It remains in a very narrow trading band around $1,260. This morning London pulled it back in the morning to $1,252 before turning it higher. We continue on the brink of a strong move either way.

October 14: Gold and Silver End Barely Lower on the Week

Gold fell $9.38 to $1248.72 at about 8:30AM EST before it bounced back to $1257.46 in early afternoon trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.53%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.373 and ended with a loss of 0.29%.

Market Report: Markets steady

On Comex, gold’s open interest has now fallen a long way, from a high of 657,776 contracts on 11 July, to a current level of 495,457. This represents a destruction of a little over 500 tonnes of paper gold, worth $20.4bn. It is a substantial number obviously, and brings open interest down to the approximate levels that pertained at the end of May. Since that time, longer-term investors have become net buyers of gold in ETF form, and are also maintaining rolling long positions in the futures markets. It is therefore possible to conclude that even though open interest is close to its long-term average, the futures market is actually oversold. This is shown in our next chart.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-14-2016 -- Gold and silver ready to run either way!

It is now clear to most observers that the People’s Bank of China wants the Yuan lower and is encouraging a ‘controlled’ devaluation over time. They are keen not to have a howling condemnation of a lower Yuan so are moving slowly, although compared to efforts by the E.U. and Japan to drive their currencies lower their actions are extremely restrained.

October 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks and Dollar Drop

Gold gained $6.20 to $1261.40 in Asia before it fell back to $1255.48 in early New York trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.414 and ended with a loss of 0.23%.

Fortuna Reports Production of 2.1 Million Ounces of Silver and 14,111 Ounces of Gold for the Third Quarter 2016

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO) is pleased to announce third quarter production figures from its two operating mines in Latin America, the San Jose Mine in Mexico and the Caylloma Mine in Peru. The company produced 2.1 million ounces of silver, 14,111 ounces of gold and significant base metal by-products.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-13-2016 -- Gold and silver consolidating positively!

China continues to hold higher gold price levels than New York or London, but today we are seeing London opening at Shanghai’s levels. Shanghai continues to reflect physical demand as the Yuan continues to weaken. We forecast a falling Yuan with 7.00 by year’s end close to the beginning of the year and pointed out it would accelerate it fall after becoming a currency used in the SDR. It is doing this now.

October 12: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar

Gold dropped $2.94 to $1250.66 by a little after 8AM EST before it jumped up to $1258.19 in the next 2 hours of trade and then drifted back lower into midday, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver slipped back to $17.369 before it also rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.46%.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-12-2016 -- Gold and silver consolidating in a narrowing band!

With the gold price in sterling having risen +37.11% since January 6th we note that the last time the Pound Sterling faced this much exchange rate damage it imposed Exchange Control in the form of the Dollar Premium. Now it simply accepts the fall in sterling, which gives it a huge competitive edge in the exports markets. It is likely to also see a major drop in the Trade deficit. And this is only on the certainty, but not the reality of Brexit, which will not be triggered until next year and completed two years after that.

October 11: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks and Oil

Gold chopped between $1255.70 and $1261.90 in Asia before it dropped down to $1252.90 in London and then bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.48%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.44 and ended with a loss of 0.91%.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-11-2016 -- Gold and silver consolidating!

We note that the gold price in the euro and the Yuan have been relatively steady. It is in the dollar that the gold price has weakened. The gold price is back in consolidation mode and can go either way. The downside, we feel, is pretty limited but the upside stretches a long way. Nevertheless we look to the New York market, tempered by Shanghai to point the way.

October 10: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold gained almost $10 to $1264.89 in Asia before it chopped back down to $1257.75 in late morning New York trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.37%. Silver rose to as high as $17.799 and ended with a gain of 0.92%.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-10-2016 -- Gold and silver starting to bounce?

Shanghai is back from holiday. And they were not prepared to accept New York’s physical free price of $1,254 trading $11 - $13 higher. We remind ourselves that Shanghai is the biggest physical market in the world. It is also the first time Chinese investors and the PB o C has had the opportunity to react to the Yuan being one of the world’s leading currencies as one of those making up the SDR. In addition let’s also remind ourselves that there is no love lost between the U.S. and China as China is a separately developing ‘empire’ to that of the developed world.

October 7: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 5% and 9% on the Week

Gold jumped up to $1264.23 after the release of this morning’s jobs data before it fell back to $1242.42 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver rose to as high as $17.612 and ended with a gain of 0.81%.

Market Report: Massive falls in PMs

This currency mayhem comes at a time when it is obvious that central banks have failed in their monetary policies to achieve any of their economic objectives. Investors, who have been content to go with the central banks’ flows and routinely invest in financial assets are now faced with a quandary. Do they now assume that easy money policies, including QE, will be abandoned, replaced perhaps by a strong dollar/weak euro/weak yen/weak sterling as a new coordinated monetary policy? Supporting this thesis have been rumours that Draghi will taper, Kuroda has lost credibility, and the Fed chairmen of Richmond and Cleveland hinted at dollar interest rate rises, due to the risk of higher inflation next year.

October 6: Gold and Silver Fall Again Before Jobs Day

Gold edged up to $1268.06 in London, but it then dropped down to as low as $1250.04 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.97%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.111 and ended with a loss of 2.48%.

Silver Market Morning: Oct-6-2016 -- Gold and silver looking for a bottom still!

The evidence is out. 3.2 million ounces of gold futures, not gold, were traded in the first few minutes after New York opened the day before yesterday. This is what caused the fall triggering stop losses. What all physical gold investors find hard to swallow is the gold prices were affected by no physical dealing. Virtually none of these contracts ever reach maturity but are closed before they do so, so no physical gold changes hands.

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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