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Silver Market Morning: Feb-12-2016

7 hours 57 min ago

The move in the gold price yesterday did more than dumbfound the markets yesterday. It has destroyed most developed world concepts of how markets behave. A rise of this magnitude through such huge resistance, that has proved insurmountable for nearly three years, breaks all the rules. Anybody that thought it had mastered the management of the gold market or any structural isolation of the gold price to the U.S. has been thrown out in one day. We have expected this for a very long time, but the demand to do this was just not there in the U.S. As physical supplies dwindled to remarkably low levels in the U.S. it became clear that just a relatively small burst of demand would break through these concepts. But to see in one day such a breakout stunned even us. What is for sure is, the cat is out of the bag and it is unlikely that it can be put back in.

November 18: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold edged up to $1072.67 at about 5AM EST before it dropped back to $1067.16 in the next few hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.04 before it also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 0.28%.

November 17: Gold and Silver End Modestly Lower

Gold saw only slight losses in Asia and London before it fell $17.60 to as low as $1065.60 by late morning in New York and then bounced back higher in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.26%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.124 and ended with a loss of 0.42%.

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold gained $16.16 to $1098.16 in Asia before it fell back off in London and New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver surged to as high as $14.454 and ended with a gain of 0.28%.

November 13: Gold Dips and Silver Slips on the Week

Gold edged up to $1088.30 in London before it dropped back to $1080.62 in early New York trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.24%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.198 ended with a loss of 0.56%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-13-2015

The Gold price is at a critical juncture at just above $1,180. This is now a near perfect double bottom, but today is the busiest day for gold in the week. For the superstitious it is also Black Friday [13th]. Overnight the dollar, currencies and the gold price were relatively stable. Yesterday, saw the gold price fall to $1,176 at one point before leaping up to $1,189, before falling back to finish, as we showed above. So the question is, “Is this a bottom for gold or will the $1,180 level be ignored and the falls continue.”

A SOLUTION TO THE MONETARY PROBLEM: A Chicken in Every Pot and A Bitcoin Miner on Every iPhone

In January 2015 the People of Greece voted the anti-austerity Syriza party into power and appointed Alexis Tsipras as their new Prime Minister. The mandate from the people was clear: No Austerity. Over the next 6 months Tsipras and his finance minister Yanis Varoufakis negotiated with a group of EU finance ministers about a bailout threatening to leave the Eurozone if they did not get their wishes...a bailout without austerity measures. Ultimately, the negotiations failed as the EU negotiators held the ultimate trump card: shutting down the monetary system in Greece.

November 12: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged While Stocks Fall

Gold fell $10.38 to $1074.32 by a little after 9AM EST before it jumped back up to $1089.53 in the next hour of trade and then fell back off again into midday, but it then climbed back higher again into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.01%. Silver surged to as high as $14.499 before it dropped back $14.212, but it still ended with a gain of 0.07%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-12-2015

The currency markets, the dollar and the gold price stabilized with a weaker bias, again today. Again, the dollar has not broken through the 100 level on the dollar Index. With the Eurozone contemplating negative interests rates down as far as 0.75% [like Denmark and Sweden] we believe that the Treasury and the E.C.B. have or will agree that such stimuli not be permitted to weaken the euro. That is, if the dollar Index rises above 100, convincingly.

November 11: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower Again

Gold edged up to $1093.63 in Asia, but it then drifted back lower in London and New York and ended with a loss of 0.34%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.27 and ended with a loss of 0.83%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-11-2015

One pressure on the global economy that is being ignored is the fundamental approach of the Chinese to learn how to copy products it currently imports. While the current slowdown in the Chinese economy is undermining the global economy, the policy of local manufacturing replacing imports is much more abrasive on the global economy. China’s quest for economic independence from the developed world will hurt the global economy savagely, in time.

November 10: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold edged up to $1094.64 in London before it dropped back to $1086.21 at about 9:30AM EST and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.318 and ended with a loss of 0.96%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-10-2015

New York closed at $1,091.10 a rise of $3.10 up from $1,088.00 yesterday. In Asia it rose to $1,093.00 before London opened. The LBMA price setting fixed it at $1,092.50 down $3.10 over yesterday. The dollar Index paused yesterday at 98.99 at the close of New York on Monday. The dollar was slightly weaker at $1.0755 down from $1.0768 against the euro. In the euro the fixing was €1,018.89 up from €1,016.33. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in the dollar at $1,093.00 and in the euro at €1,019.35.

Fortuna Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2015

"Our operation at San Jose continues to outperform, enabling the company to sustain positive financial results amidst an extremely challenging metal price environment. Our teams continue to focus on running our operations efficiently, optimizing mine plans and increasing margins per tonne." Mr. Ganoza added, "With the commissioning of the San Jose expansion to 3,000 tpd in mid-2016, the company will further improve its operating margins and cash flow generation."

November 9: Gold and Silver End Mixed But Miners Gain

Gold climbed $7.39 to $1095.39 in London before it fell back to almost unchanged by late morning in New York, but it then edged back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver fell back to $14.445 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.22%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-9-2015

New York closed at $1,088.00 down from $1,103.50 Friday. In Asia it rose to $1,095.00 before London opened. The LBMA price setting fixed it at $1,095.60 down from Friday’s $1,107.70. The dollar Index was stronger today and rose to 99 up from 98.01 at the close of New York on Friday. The dollar was a cent stronger at $1.0768, up from $1.0879 against the euro. In the euro the fixing was €1,016.33 down from €1,018.29. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in the dollar at $1,093.00 and in the euro at €1,013.91.

A 14 Handle on Silver. Again.

What’s the difference between the Supply and Demand Report 1 November and the Supply and Demand Report 8 November? Just a minor punctuation change. Last week, we asked (rhetorically) if silver would have a 14 handle again.

November 6: Gold and Silver Fall About 5% on the Week

Gold fell $17.96 to $1085.54 at about 9:30AM EST before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 1.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.722 and ended with a loss of 1.73%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-6-2015

New York closed at $1,103.50 down from $1,107.50 on Thursday. In Asia it rose to $1,110.00 again, before London opened. The LBMA price setting fixed it at $1,107.70 up 30 cents over yesterday’s LBMA price setting. The dollar Index was stronger yesterday and rose to 98.01 up from 97.94 at the close of New York. The dollar was slightly weaker at $1.0879 down from $1.0861 against the euro. In the euro the fixing was €1,018.29 down from €1,019.71. At New York’s opening gold was trading in the euro at €1,018.85 and at $1,108.25.

November 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower Before Jobs Day

Gold saw slight gains in Asia, but it then chopped back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.36%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.943 and ended with a loss of 0.6%.

"Bix Weir Live" A Concert to Free Silver From Manipulation!

You are invited to a "one night only" Special Event: "Bix Weir Live" - A Concert/Event Dedicated to FREEING Silver from Manipulation! The event that will be held at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco on Sunday, November 22nd at 6pm - the night before the Silver Summit!

The Discipline of Silver

Further, our debt based monetary system requires ever increasing debt, inflation, and expansion. Think about the implications of $400,000 helmets and $85 Billion per month in QE. The continued devaluation of all fiat currencies is a given, based on debt, government spending and central bank policies. Hence silver and gold prices will rise substantially in upcoming years, partially because people want and need it, and mostly because fiat paper currencies are devaluing every day.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-5-2015

New York closed at $1,107.50 down $10.20 on Wednesday. In Asia it rose to $1,110.00 before London opened. The LBMA price setting fixed it at $1,107.30 down from $1,118.00 yesterday. The dollar Index was stronger yesterday and rose to 97.94 up from 97.36 at the close of New York. The dollar was stronger at $1.0861 up from $1.0931 against the euro. In the euro the fixing was €1,019.71 down from €1,023.25. At New York’s opening gold was trading in the euro at €1,021.56 and at $1,111.15.

November 4: Gold and Silver Fall About 1% Again

Gold fell $11 to $1106.70 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher in the last couple of hours of the day, but it still ended with a loss of 0.91%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.08 and ended with a loss of 1.31%.

Silver Market Morning: Nov-4-2015

New York closed at $1,117.70 down $16.60 on Tuesday. In Asia it rose to $1,120.00 before London opened. The LBMA price setting fixed it at $1,118.00 down from $1,130.90 yesterday. The dollar Index was stronger yesterday and rose to 97.36 at the close of New York up from 96.86 yesterday. The dollar was slightly stronger at $1.0931 up from $1.1017 up against the euro. In the euro the fixing was €1,023.25 down from €1,029.789. At New York’s opening gold was trading in the euro at €1,023.19 and at $1,118.30.

November 3: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold fell $19.68 to $1114.62 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher in the last couple of hours of the day, but it still ended with a loss of 1.46%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.219 and ended with a loss of 0.91%.

February 10: Gold and Silver Gain While Miners Surge

Gold climbed $10.78 to $1277.88 at about 8:20AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.59%. Silver rose to as high as $20.287 and ended with a gain of 0.1%.

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.

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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