• Gold: 1,292.73 -0.02
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  • Euro: 1.144 -0.000
  • USDX: 93.082 -0.4
  • Oil: 46.06 0.09

April 29: Gold and Silver Gain About 5% on the Week

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Gold gained $28.66 to $1296.56 by late morning in New York before it edged back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 1.97%. Silver rose to as high as $17.951 and ended with a gain of 1.31%.

Silver Market Morning - Real and Present Dangers: Feb-9-2016

Let’s be clear, this is not a short-term panic from which markets will recover quickly. It denotes real and present dangers in the financial world. Global banks are suffering this morning as debt holdings take a higher risk as global debt burdens are far too high for shrinking economies. The markets are pricing in these higher risks too! Are we facing a debt breakdown in global markets?

February 8: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2%

Gold saw almost 1% losses for much of trade in Asia, but it then climbed higher through most of the rest of the day and ended near its midafternoon high of $1200.65 with a gain of 1.41%. Silver surged to as high as $15.453 and ended with a gain of 1.8%.

Top Silver Mining CEO: Don't Laugh, We Could See $100+ Silver

Coming up we'll hear from Keith Neumeyer, CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp. Keith updates us on the state of the mining industry, how ridiculous and ultimately damaging the futures market has become, and why he believes the possibility of triple digit silver is NOT ridiculous. Don't miss a fantastic interview with Keith Neumeyer, perhaps the most outspoken leader in the entire precious metals mining industry. But first, this week's market update.

Possible Silver U-Turn Report

Gold and silver bugs of course are excited, as they look at it as the prices of the metals going up $55 and 72 cents respectively. The collapse of what most think of as money—including especially said gold and silver bugs—is great fun and profitable. At least if you’re short the dollar.

Silver Market Morning - “Year of the Monkey” begins today: Feb-8-2016

The “Year of the Monkey” begins today and China is closed. With that demand postponed for the holiday and returning at its end we expect dealers to try to pull prices back, but currency considerations and physical demand will rule the gold price. While the Chinese Lunar New Year is the highpoint for Chinese gold demand, it does not drop off significantly afterwards as the steady current of growing middle classes continues to attract demand. And this is not just a one-off purchase when they become middle class it signals the start of a continuous purchasing pattern. The plunge of the Shanghai equity market last year and continuing this year has reasserted the attractions of gold. Likewise while the Chinese authorities are trying hard to hold the Yuan up [It’s cost them over $100 billion so far] the currency should slip considerably as it is overvalued.

Silver workup

Silver finally managed to push through its upside resistance just above the $14.50 level this week and attracted some additional upside follow through as the US Dollar weakness brought on the macro trade ( Dollar down – BUY commodities). For that matter copper also rallied, as did platinum. Clearly the latter two metals are not moving higher based on signs of increasing demand but rather because of those macro trades just referenced. It is purely a matter of money flows related to the movements in the foreign exchange markets, especially considering that fact that the preference in the markets at the moment is generally RISK AVOIDANCE.

February 5: Gold and Silver Gain Over 5% on the Week

Gold gained $4.74 to $1160.44 in London before it dropped down to $1145.24 after the release of this morning’s jobs data, but it then stormed back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 1.55%. Silver surged to as high as $15.043 and ended with a gain of 1.21%.

Silver and Gold: Ripe for a Recovery!

Game Changer: China Set To Start Yuan-Based Gold Price Fix In April 2016 It has emerged that the People’s Republic of China is set to launch a historic Yuan-based gold price fix this April to boost the country’s status as the new emerging leader in the international financial market.

Silver and Gold Best Performing Assets – Up 8% and 9% YTD

Silver is 4% higher this week and silver buyers continue to accumulate silver in the belief that it remains great value at less than $15 per ounce. We share this view given the fact that silver remains nearly 70% below the nominal high near $50 per ounce in 1980 and again in 2011. Also, the gold-silver ratio at 77 ($1,160/$15 per ounce) shows that silver remains great value at less than $15 per ounce.

Silver Market Morning: Feb-5-2016

In earlier Market Mornings and explored in depth in our newsletters, we pointed out how exchange rates would drive markets this year. The plunge in the dollar against all currencies validates these forecasts, catching the financial world by surprise and changing the climate for gold and silver dramatically.

February 4: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% Again

Gold gained $15.25 to $1157.35 by midafternoon in New York before it edged back lower in the last hour of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 1.19%. Silver rose to as high as $14.90 and ended with a gain of 1.43%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb-4-2016

We expect to see larger and more negative interest rate levels across the world in 2016, as competitive devaluations increase. This will be destructive to the global monetary system.

February 3: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 2%

Gold fell $5.21 to $1124.39 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $1145.44 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 1.11%. Silver soared to as high as $14.791 and ended with a gain of 2.38%.

Silver Market Morning -- Silver Fixing Breakdown: Feb-3-2016

What seems to have gone by the board in the reformation of the Fixing processes is the intent behind the fixing of both gold and silver. With the outcry in the past against “leakage” from the Fixings allowing traders to deal outside the Fix, as it was being set, the intent of the Fix was entirely missed. The Fix is to bring together as many buyers and sellers in one place, at one time, to agree a mutual price at which the trading reflected the true demand and supply balance. As it was, the clients of the “Fixers” had links into the Fixing by phone, so that they could adjust their orders at the prices being proposed. So ‘leakage’ was intended to maximize volumes.

Silver Price Fix – “Future Of The Fix Is Fraught”

The silver price fix debacle from last week and the new London silver price fix has received a litany of severe criticism in recent days.

February 2: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold saw modest losses in Asia and London before it bounced back to $1130.44 by a little before 10AM EST and then dropped to a new session low of $1122.41 in the next couple of hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $14.39 and ended with a loss of 0.28%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb-2-2016

Gold Today –The New York gold price closed Monday at $1,129.20 up from $1,117.30 up $11.90. In Asia on Tuesday, it slipped to $1,126.35 ahead of...

February 1: Gold and Silver Gain About 1%

Gold chopped higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session high of $1129.68 with a gain of 1.07%. Silver rose to as high as $14.414 and ended with a gain of 0.56%.

Central Bank Created Silver Rally

The central banks of the world have made a mess of global economic systems, although they have successfully enriched the financial and political elite. But systems are collapsing, the deflation monster has arrived, and more QE, negative interest rates, bailouts, devaluations, and bail-ins are coming.

Possible Sign of Silver Turn

The price of the dollar was down 50mg gold, to 27.8mg, or if you prefer 0.04g silver to 2.18g. Why do we measure the volatile dollar in terms of gold and silver? There’s nothing else to measure it, certainly not the dollar-derivatives called euro, pound, franc, yen, and yuan. In the common tongue, gold was up $20 and silver rose 25 cents.

Silver Market Morning: Feb-1-2016

The New York gold price closed Friday at $1,117.30 up from $1,114.50 up $2.80. In Asia on Monday, it lifted it to $1,121.35 ahead of London’s opening and then the LBMA set it at $1,122.00 up from $1,112.90 with the dollar index up at 99.40 up from 99.08 Friday. The euro was down at $1.0863 down from $1.0918 against the dollar. The gold price in the euro was set at €1,032.86 up from €1,019.33 a strong surge forward. Ahead of New York’s opening, the gold price was trading at $1,122.00 and in the euro at €1,032.44.

Silver Investors' Faith in Benchmark Threatened by Market Misses

“For the second time, we have seen a big discrepancy on the price,” Afshin Nabavi, head of trading and physical sales at MKS (Switzerland) SA, said from Geneva on Friday. “People are going to lose all faith in the fix if this keeps going.”

January 29: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2% on the Week

Gold edged up to $1117.22 in London before it dropped back to $1110.95 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then rallied to a new session high of $1118.30 by late morning in New York and ended with a gain of 0.25%. Silver rose to as high as $14.309 and ended with a gain of 0.21%.

Silver Market Morning: Jan-29-2016

The New York gold price closed Thursday at $1,114.50 down from $1.125.80 down $11.30. In Asia on Thursday, it lifted it to $1,115.55 ahead of London’s opening and then the LBMA set it at $1,112.90 down from $1,119.00 with the dollar index up at 99.08 up from 98.85 Thursday. The euro was up at $1.0918 up slightly from $1.0910 against the dollar. The gold price in the euro was set at €1,019.33 down from €1,025.66. Ahead of New York’s opening, the gold price was trading at $1,115.90 and in the euro at €1,022.07.

January 28: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1%

Gold dropped down to $1111.66 at about 9:15AM EST before it bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 1%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.115 and ended with a loss of 1.66%.

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%.

First Majestic Reports First Quarter Financial Results

"After three years of aggressive capital spending to build and expand four of our silver operations, the Company is planning to take a short breather to focus on treasury growth and free cash flow. As the expansionary capital investments at both Del Toro and San Martin come to an end, we look forward to the increased production and improved efficiencies. We still have a lot of work ahead of us to accomplish our next goal of reaching 20 million ounces of production per year; however, given the low silver price environment focusing on further cost reductions and treasury growth continues to be management's top priority."

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,293.30 down $3.40 on Tuesday, in New York. In Asia the price rose slightly, but London lifted it over $1,300 at the opening. The gold Fixing was set at $1,300.25 up $7.50 and in the euro at €948.326 up €8.418 while the euro stood at $1.3711 nearly half a cent weaker. Ahead of New York’s opening the gold price stood at $1,301.50 and in the euro at €948.89.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,306.10 up $12.80 on Wednesday, in New York. In Asia the price rose slightly, but London lifted it over $1,300 at the opening. The gold Fixing was set at $1,303.75 up $3.50 and in the euro at €953.731 up €5.405 while the euro stood at $1.3700 weaker again. Ahead of New York’s opening the gold price stood at $1,304.20 and in the euro at €955.00.

Market Report: Firmer tone for gold and silver

This week started with a severe markdown in gold and silver prices when markets opened in the Far East on Monday morning, taking gold down $12 to $1278 and silver only 12 cents to $19.03. The clue in this was the resilience of silver, which hardly moved: it was an attack on the gold price presumably designed to take out stop-losses.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,293.1 down $2.50 on Monday, in New York. In Asia the price dropped to $1,291 ahead of London’s opening, where London held it. The gold Fixing was set at $1,291.50 down $9.50 and in the euro at €943.458 down €5.208 while the euro stood at $1.3689. Ahead of New York’s opening the gold price stood at $1,293.00 and in the euro at €943.45.

The Mises View: "Silver Money and Inflation"

Mark Thornton explains how silver money keeps inflation in check. Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute.

Silver Market Morning: May 30, 2014

There are reports out there that say that there is a gold deficit of around 4.35 tonnes a week, meaning that more gold is being bought than produced. That’s why the SPDR sales are important if the gold price is to be held at current levels. This makes the fall this week even more difficult to understand. The lack of visible physical sales of gold from speculators and the investors, tells us that there is very little momentum behind the downward path of gold and it can turn around in a heartbeat. We therefore attribute the fall to a temporary drop in demand due to wholesalers looking for lower prices. But they can only do this for a short while.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,246.30 on Tuesday, up $3.20 cents in New York. In Asia and London the price slipped slightly by $1 until the Fix, where it was set at $1,246.00 up $1.75 and in the euro at €915.840 up €1.421, while the euro stood at $1.3605. Ahead of the opening in New York the gold price was trading at $1,246.00 and in the euro at €915.27.

First Majestic Wins Application to Dismiss Appeal

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce that on June 5, 2014 , the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal filed by Hector Davila Santos ("Hector Santos") and Minerales y Minas Mexicanas, S.A. de C.V. ("MMM").

June 9: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold edged up to $1256.97 by a little after 8AM EST before it fell back to $1252.30 in the next four hours of trade and then bounced back higher in early afternoon trade, but it then chopped back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.03%. Silver surged to as high as $19.197 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.26%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,261.00 up $0.20 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia and London the price held at that level until the Fix, where it was set at $1,261.75 down $0.75 and in the euro at €932.902 up €0.273, while the euro stood weaker at $1.3525. Ahead of the opening in New York the gold price was trading at $1,264.20 and in the euro at €934.92.

Like in “Lost” manipulators keep pushing the button

In the classic TV drama “Lost,” certain occupants of the mysterious island were tasked with the job of punching a sequence of numbers into a computer every 108 minutes to avert an unknown catastrophe.

London Metal Exchange says can offer three solutions to silver fix

The London Metal Exchange (LME), which is competing to offer an alternative to the silver fix when the system is disbanded in August, said on Monday it could offer three different solutions.

Silver Market Morning: June 20, 2014

In 1973 the oil price jumped from $8 a barrel to $35 a barrel while gold jumped from $42 an ounce to over $120 an ounce. We do not see a direct link over the years between the two. What we do see is a moving up together in times of, not only political crisis, but monetary crisis. In those days the dollar was suspect and continued so until Volker forced interest rates up to 26% in the mid 1980’. We are moving back into days of tremendous uncertainty as the ripples from the sectarian violence spread through the financial markets of the world.

Excellon resumes drilling at La Platosa

Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report the resumption of diamond drilling at its 100%-owned La Platosa Mine located in Durango State, Mexico.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,319.60 down $7.30 Thursday in New York. In Asia prices rose to $1,321 ahead of the London Fix which was set at $1,321.50 down $1.00 and in the euro at €972.335 up €3.754, while the euro was weaker at $1.3591 down over half a cent. Thereafter, gold held at roughly the same level being moved by dealers and arbitrageurs in line with the $: € exchange rate, clearly unimpressed by the success of the American Revolution.

July 7: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold dropped $7.27 to $1312.33 at about 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended unchanged on the day. Silver slipped to as low as $20.844 and ended with a loss of 0.52%.

July 14: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2%

Gold dropped $34.39 to $1303.31 at about 9:30AM EST before it stabilized, but it still ended with a loss of 2.32%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.849 and ended with a loss of 2.38%.

Excellon reports second quarter 2014 production

TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to announce second quarter 2014 production results from the La Platosa Mine in Durango, Mexico.

July 17: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2%

Gold gained almost $10 to $1308.21 in Asia before it fell back to $1299.65 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1323.23 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.62%. Silver surged to as high as $21.18 and ended with a gain of 1.88%.

July 24: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 3%

Gold fell almost $10 to $1294.96 in Asia before it bounced back to $1300.83 in London, but it then fell to a new 5-week low of $1287.79 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.96%. Silver slipped to as low as $20.315 and ended with a loss of 2.63%.

One of the most blatant examples ever

This week has been one of the most blatant examples of naked PM shorting ever, amidst some of the most PM-bullish news ever. Particularly, yesterday's transparent attacks as TPTB pulled out all stops to push the 10-year Treasury yield above 2.5% couldn't be more obvious - as I forensically described in yesterday's AudioBlog, "best laid plans." And what a shock, Monday is COMEX options expiration day - when no doubt, countless $1,300 and $21 options for gold and silver, respectively, were outstanding.

Excellon Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014.

July 30: Gold and Silver Close Mixed and Near Unchanged

Gold dropped $8.89 to $1291.71 just after this morning GDP announcement before it bounced back to $1303.12 and then fell back towards its earlier low by late morning in New York, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.3%. Silver fell to as low as $20.45 at one point, but it then bounced back higher in the last five hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.1%.

July 18: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed to $1584.69 in Asia before it fell back to as low as $1567.62 by about 9AM EST, but it then climbed back to as high as $1582.53 in late morning New York trade and ended with a loss of just 0.28%. Silver rose to $27.30 before it dropped back to $26.90, but it then rose to a new session high of $27.31 and ended with a loss of just 0.07%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -85,010.678 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -85,010.678 ounces

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.

Hecla makes hostile takeover bid for U.S. Silver Corp

Hecla Mining Co made an all-cash hostile bid to buy U.S. Silver Corp for C$110.7 million, a month after the Canadian company agreed to be bought by RX Gold & Silver Inc.

July 26: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold jumped to as high as $1621.37 before it fell back off a bit in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver surged to as high as $27.815 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +845,625.07 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +845,625.07 ounces

U.S. Silver Board Recommends Rejection of Hecla Offer and Reaffirms Recommendation for Combination Transaction with RX Gold

U.S. Silver Corporation (USA.TO) ("U.S. Silver" or the "Company") announced that its Board of Directors unanimously recommends that U.S. Silver shareholders REJECT the unsolicited cash offer from Hecla Mining Company ("Hecla") to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of U.S. Silver (the "Hecla Offer").

Fed Signals More Steps to Spur Economy Amid Slower Growth

“Economic activity decelerated somewhat over the first half of this year,” the Federal Open Market Committee said today at the conclusion of a two-day meeting in Washington. “The committee will closely monitor incoming information on economic and financial developments and will provide additional accommodation as needed to promote a stronger economic recovery and sustained improvement in labor market conditions in a context of price stability.”

iShares Silver Trust: 9,759.01 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,759.01 tonnes

August 8: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold fell $8.20 to $1603.40 by a little after 8AM EST before it rallied to as high as $1616.49 in the next hour and a half of trade, but it then drifted back lower midday and ended with a gain of just 0.07%. Silver slipped to $27.699 before it rose to $28.246 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off in afternoon trade and ended with loss of 0.32%.

Silver Market Morning

New York gold closed at $1,599.60 down $8.70. London took gold down to $1,594 ahead of the Fix after which it Fixed at $1,594.74 as the euro stood at €1: $1.2328. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,293.600 down €12 on yesterday morning. Ahead of New York’s opening gold looked slightly stronger at $1,595.60 in the middle and in the euro at €1,299.40.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,691.18 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,691.18 tonnes

August 15: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold edged up to $1603.09 in Asia before it fell back to $1590.08 at about 4AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1605.83 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver slipped to as low as $27.496 at about 4AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $27.99 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

Silver Market Morning

New York gold closed at $1,604.10. London held gold there through the morning right up to the Fix where it Fixed at $1,603.50 as the euro stood at €1: $1.2328. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,306.739, up €13 on yesterday. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was steady at $1,603.55 in the middle and in the euro at €1,306.62.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,733.39 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,733.39 tonnes

SilverCrest Announces Trading on NYSE MKT to Commence August 27, 2012

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.V)(STVZF) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its common shares have been authorized for listing on the NYSE MKT in New York. The shares will begin trading on the NYSE MKT on August 27, 2012 under the trading symbol "SVLC". The Company's common shares will continue to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "SVL".

Silver Tacks on the "30" Handle

Silver needs to close out the week on a strong note to punch through the downtrending resistance line noted on this weekly chart. The ability to put a handle of "30" in front of the price is extremely helpful from both a psychological and technical perspective but a solid trending move is still not yet in the cards until silver can decisively gain the $32.50 level. Even at that, dip buyers should begin making their appearance in this market as the technical posture has changed significantly this week.

Huldra Silver Receives Geochemistry Results Up to 124 Grams Per Tonne Silver

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Scorpio Mining Reports Record 2011 Production Results and 2012 Guidance for Nuestra Señora

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