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February 26: Gold Gains While Oil Drops

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Gold climbed $15.32 to $1219.92 in London before it fell back off in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver rose to as high as $16.889 and ended unchanged on the day.

November 17: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold dropped $8.61 to $1182.09 at the open of trade last night before it quickly rebounded to $1194.08 and then dropped back to $1181.81 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.36%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.049 and ended with a loss of 0.86%.

November 14: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 3% on the Week

Gold dropped $13.52 to $1148.28 by a little after 8:30AM EST, but it then jumped to as high as $1193.50 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a gain of 2.49%. Silver surged to as high as $16.384 and ended with a gain of 4.42%.

An Open Letter to Mining Company Executives

Please accept my sincere condolences on the continuing suppression of metal prices. As a stock holder in your company, I share your concern that an unrelenting environment of depressed metal prices will inevitably cause damage to your mining company. I will not insult your intelligence by dwelling on the long term solution that you are so very well aware of (i.e., reduce mining output at low prices, both as a way to pressure prices higher, and as a way to conserve your precious in ground resource for times when prices are more favorable). Instead, I hope to suggest short term tactics that could help to restore higher prices.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed up at $1,161.80 up from $1,160.10 in New York on Thursday. London took it down to $1,153 ahead of the Fix. It was Fixed at $1,154 down $7.00 and in the euro at €926.312 down €4.5, while the euro stood stronger at $1.2458. The volumes of net gold traded were two sellers selling 22,000 ounces and two buyers buying 36,000 ounces before the pro-rata process kicked in. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,153.70 and in the euro at €926.18.

November 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold dropped $6.08 to $1154.02 in Asia before it climbed up to $1167.50 at about noon EST and then fell back off in the next couple of hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.15%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.572 and ended with a loss of 0.38%.

“Paper Gold” and Its Effect on the Gold Price

Gold dropped to new lows of $1,130 per ounce last week. This is surprising because it doesn’t square with the fundamentals. China and India continue to exert strong demand on gold, and interest in bullion coins remains high. I explained in my October article in The Casey Report that the Comex futures market structure allows a few big banks to supply gold to keep its price contained. I call the gold futures market the “paper gold” market because very little gold actually changes hands. $360 billion of paper gold is traded per month, but only $279 million of physical gold is delivered.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed down at $1,160.10 down $5.70 in New York on Wednesday. London took it down to $1,156 ahead of the Fix. It was Fixed at $1,161.00 down $2.25 and in the euro at €930.811 down €3.601, while the euro stood stronger at $1.2473. The volumes of net gold traded were two sellers selling 56,000 ounces and two buyers buying 40,000 ounces before the pro-rata process kicked in. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,163.20 and in the euro at €932.76.

PRIMARY SILVER MINERS: Losing Nearly $3.00 For Every Ounce Of Production

With more than half of the primary silver miners financial results for the third quarter finally out, the group is now losing nearly $3.00 an ounce at the current market price of silver. We can thank the Fed and Bullion Banks for rigging the paper silver price well below the estimated average break-even for the primary silver miners.

SilverCrest Reports Q3 2014 Financial Results

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.TO)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) (the "Company" or "SilverCrest") is pleased to announce its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. All financial information is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and all dollar amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise specified.

November 12: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold bounced between $1161.42 and $1169.72 in London before it dropped down to $1157.45 in early afternoon New York trade and then edged back higher in late trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.569 and ended with a loss of 0.45%.

Gold loses luster as retail investors look to silver

As the price of silver bounces around four-year lows, retail investors are diving in. Money is pouring into silver exchange traded funds and silver coins, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Did Silver’s Bear Market End in June?

And so here we are – approaching mid-month with a freshly printed lower-low of $15.04 in place – with the possibility of a rally higher. Yet it's still early to confirm whether “the bottom” is in for silver and “the beginning” of silver’s next leg higher is already in process, as this can only be confirmed in the rear view mirror.

First Majestic Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

The Company generated revenues of $40.8 million for the third quarter of 2014, a 39% decrease compared to the previous quarter primarily due to a temporary suspension of silver sales of approximately 934,000 silver ounces to maximize profit in response to a 19% decline in the price of silver during the quarter, and a 9% decrease in total production.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed down at $1,165.80 up by $16.20 in New York on Tuesday. It then moved up slightly to $1,169 before London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,163.25 up $12.00 and in the euro at €934.412 up €6.508, while the euro stood stronger at $1.2450. The volumes of net gold traded were two sellers selling 22,000 ounces and two buyers buying 42,000 ounces before the pro-rata process kicked in. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,163.60 and in the euro at €934.21.

November 11: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1%

Gold waffled near unchanged in Asia and saw slight gains in London before it showed some weakness in midmorning New York trade, but it then shot back higher midday and ended near its late session high of $1172.97 with a gain of 1.43%. Silver surged to as high as $15.887 and ended with a gain of 1.16%.

Silver to S&P Ratio: What It Tells Us

Based on Friday’s upticks, last week may have been the turning point for silver prices and the silver to S&P ratio. Or perhaps the S&P will continue reaching for the sky even though QE is supposedly diminishing, while silver prices drop further below the cost of production. Both seem unlikely but we shall see.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed down at $1,149.40 by $24 in New York on Monday. It then moved up slightly to $1,152.30 before London’s opening. It was then Fixed at $1,151.25 down $20.75 and in the euro at €927.904 down €10.296, while the euro stood weaker at $1.2407. The volumes of net gold traded were two sellers selling 60,000 ounces and two buyers buying 46,000 ounces before the pro-rata process kicked in. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,151.40 and in the euro at €927.91.

Fortuna Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2014

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO)(FVI)(F4S.F) today reported record revenue of $46.4 million, cash generated from operations, before changes in working capital of $17.8 million and net income of $7.8 million or $0.06 per share in the third quarter of 2014.

November 10: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 1%

Gold fell steadily throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session low of $1147.31 with a loss of 2.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.496 and ended with a loss of 1.14%.

Prices of Gold/Silver Companies to Double from Here?

Silver is down 70% from its high of $48.70 an ounce back in April of 2011. And the calls from the mainstream are for silver prices to fall farther, as the Federal Reserve has stopped printing paper money and inflation is nowhere in sight. I beg to differ.

$15 Silver? You can't have any!

Here we go again, silver has been trashed to $15! But don't fear as this "trashing" in my opinion is going to be like Custer's last stand, let me explain. Just as in past episodes, the artificially suppressed prices have brought out 1,000's of "Indians" all over the world as buyers of physical metal. I use this analogy of "Indians" because prior to this last 5 years, it was in fact consumers from India (whom are so very price sensitive) who would step up in the physical market to eat up supply if the price dropped.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed up $30.40 in New York on Friday. It then moved down slightly to $1,172 before London’s opening. It was then Fixed at $1,172 up $27.00 and in the euro at €938.200 up €14.813, while the euro stood stronger at $1.2492. The volumes of net gold traded were three sellers selling 50,000 ounces and one buyer buying 40,000 ounces before the pro-rata process kicked in. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,171.40 and in the euro at €937.91.

November 7: Gold and Silver Rally Back Higher Friday to End Mixed on the Week

Gold fell almost 1% in Asia and held near unchanged in London, but it then climbed steadily higher for most of trade in New York and ended near its last minute high of $1177.33 with a gain of 2.78%. Silver slipped to $15.06 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $15.79 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.88%.

Silver and Powerful Forces

For several years it seems that powerful forces have been aligned against gold and silver. What will happen to prices when some or all of those powerful forces reverse and align in favor of precious metals, for their own protection and profit?

Market Report: PMs hit by strong dollar

The dollar continued its upward path against the major currencies this week, and gold and silver prices suffered accordingly.

October 30: Gold and Silver End Mixed in Volatile Trade

Gold dipped $5.55 to $1339.05 in early Asian trade before it climbed to as high as $1359.42 at about 10AM EST and then dropped back under $1335 at about 2:30PM, but it then rallied back higher in last hour and a half of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.13%. Silver surged to as high as $23.065 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.89%.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed slightly weaker at $1,342.80 down $1.80 in New York on Wednesday. Asia initially let it slip slightly with dealers following the euro against the dollar in thin trade, but before London opened Asia let it slide to $1,334. London held it around there until the Fix, where it was set at $1,333.75 down $15.75 over yesterday’s Fix. In the euro it Fixed at €975.819 down only €5.0 over yesterday’s Fixing as the dollar strengthened. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,332.60 and in the euro at €977.19, while the dollar stood at $1.3637: €1.

2012 Silver Baron Award winner Brad Cooke

Brad Cooke, the CEO of Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) and 2012 winner of the Silver Baron Award, chats with Vanessa Collette about exciting developments he's overseeing at his company.

December 3: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold gained $6.18 to $1225.18 in Asia before it fell back to $1215.86 by a little after 10AM EST and then climbed back to $1225.23 in the next hour of trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.3%. Silver edged up to $19.314 in Asia before it fell back to $18.997 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.16%.

BREAKING: Canadian Maple Leaf Sales Q1-Q3 Already Surpass 2012 Total

As the Fed and Central Banks continue to pump huge amounts of liquidity into the market, investors have been buying record amounts of Canadian Silver Maples. Demand for the Canadian Gold & Silver Maples hit a record in 2011, but then declined in 2012 as investors started to believe that the monetary authorities had the financial system back under control -- an illusion that will cost them dearly in the future.

December 4: Gold and Silver Jump Higher

Gold fell $10.87 to $1211.83 at about 6AM EST, but it then jumped to as high as $1251.46 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a gain of 1.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.896 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high $19.885 in New York and ended with a gain of 3.24%.

Eric Coffin’s Exclusive Interview with Eric Fier, COO of SilverCrest Mines Inc.

In a sector that has drawn so much market scorn in the past two years, this is a team that just gets it done. I think the current pull back is a perfect time for you to hear the story of this leader in the small producer space and get Eric Fier’s views on why SilverCrest has been such a success. There are lessons and observations that can be applied by traders looking for other winners. It should also be obvious by the end of the interview why SilverCrest continues to be a favorite on the HRA company list.

Santacruz Silver Announces Gavilanes Maiden Resource Estimation: 6.1 million AgEq Ounces Indicated and 28.3 AgEq Million Ounces Inferred

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SCZ) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to announce the results of the maiden NI 43-101 Resource Estimate for its Gavilanes silver project located in San Dimas, Durango, Mexico.

January 6: Gold Gains Despite Flash Crash

Gold climbed $9.91 to $1246.31 in early Asian trade before it fell back to $1235.82 by a little before 8AM EST and then rose to a new session high of $1248.18 at about 10:10, but it then “flash crashed” down to $1211.86 at 10:14 and was halted for 10 seconds following a “velocity logic” event - Gold Flash Crashes, Halts Trading Zero Hedge. The yellow metal quickly rebounded however, and ended not far from its pre-crash high with a gain of 0.19%. Silver rose to as high as $20.335 and ended with a gain of 0.05%.

How can someone like me make a prediction about silver prices?

In a sense, I’m not qualified to issue an “expert” opinion on the future prices of silver and gold. I’m a managing editor of a weekly newspaper with a degree in political science. I took two economics classes in college. I don’t work in the “industry” that establishes PM prices. My knowledge of futures markets, “all-in” mining costs and technical analysis is elementary at best.

Silver Market Morning

On Tuesday the gold price in New York fell to close at $1,243.40 with Asia taking it $3 lower. The dollar is slightly stronger at $1.3639: €1 ahead of London’s opening. In London the gold price was Fixed at $1,238.00 down $10.75 on yesterday. In the euro it, Fixed at €908.557 down €4.54. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,238.15 and in the euro at €909.07. The dollar stood at $1.3622: €1

SilverCrest Announces Record Annual and 4th Quarter Production in 2013

“2013 was another successful year and marked SilverCrest’s second full year in commercial production. Management congratulates our operating team for their valuable contributions and for delivering on their commitments. Santa Elena surpassed production guidance which was revised upwards during the year and produced 2.66 million AgEq(1) ounces in 2013. Moving forward in 2014, SilverCrest will continue to focus on delivering strong operating results and optimizing our operating cash flow as we complete the Santa Elena Expansion and increase production to approximately 3.3 million to 3.6 million AgEq(1) ounces. Management will continue to focus on improving cash flows by reducing costs and increasing productivity where possible to offset the current precious metals prices. Operating cash costs are expected to range from $8.50 to $9.25 AgEq(1) ounce in 2014. Further details on market guidance will be presented in the upcoming annual financial report."

Interview with Eric Sprott

Last question is without having a crystal ball scenario going on here, what is your pick for the December 31, 2014 closing price of gold? Eric Sprott: Over $2,000 per oz. What about silver? Eric Sprott: Over $50 per oz.

Silver – The Power Of Thought Will Ultimately Prevail

It has become universally recognized that the power of thought can change anything. Silver remains incredibly undervalued, and that bodes well for all of us silver stackers. The fact that silver and gold have purposefully been suppressed by the moneychangers makes the future for the next price rise to be greater than ever. Any time anything has been artificially manipulated, it makes the ultimate outcome far worse than was planned by those doing everything possible to prevent a rise in prices. Central planning always fails.

Silver Market Morning: January 21, 2014

We expect consolidation by the silver price today, in New York.

Silver Market Morning: January 23, 2014

Silver – The silver price true to history continues to move in tandem with gold. That’s why, what affects gold affects silver prices too.

Silver Market Morning

New York saw gold jump to $1,262 from $1,237 before closing at $1,259. Asia held it slightly higher ahead of the opening in London. The dollar traded at $1.3686 somewhat weaker than yesterday. London traded it up until the Fixing, which was set at $1,259.25 up $15.00 on Thursday. In the euro, it Fixed at €920.437 up €7.561 reflecting a weaker dollar which stood at $1.3730, down a cent. The Fix was set higher than the market was trading showing strong demand. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,271.10 and in the euro at €925.78.

The Financial Cancer is No Longer Dormant

If this is indeed “the Big One,” the timeframe to PROTECT oneself may run out very, very quickly. Hopefully, you have spent the past five years preparing for the inevitable, global currency crash; and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? All aspects of one’s life should be considered; but when it comes to the financial aspect, only PHYSICAL gold and silver have maintained their purchasing power throughout similar crises – and likely, will benefit more than any other asset class from what’s coming. Whether or not the “greatest wealth transfer in history” occurs – from those holding fiat-currency denominated wealth to those holding real assets – we don’t know, but we suspect it will. Either way, the odds of surviving what’s coming will increase exponentially if you limit your exposure to the financial cancer enveloping the world; i.e., the destruction of fiat currencies.

Silver Market Morning: January 28, 2014

Silver (very short-term) We expect silver to consolidate with a positive bias, in New York.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price was slightly lower at $1,254.70 down $3.10 at the close on Tuesday. Asia held it there ahead of London’s opening. London set the gold price at $1,257.00, $4.00 up on Tuesday. In the euro, it Fixed at €930.353 up €3.166 while the dollar stood at $1.3511 barely changed. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,257.35 and in the euro at €930.54.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price was almost unchanged at $1,267.10 up nearly $10 at the close on Friday. Asia took it up to $1,272.50 ahead of London’s opening on Monday. London set the gold price at $1,273.50 up $13.50 up on Friday. In the euro, it Fixed at €933.856 up €5.132, while the dollar stood at $1.3637, again, weaker. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,273.18 and in the euro at €933.72.

Fortuna Silver Mines (TSX: FVI/NYSE: FSM): Follow Up #1

Fortuna Silver Mines is engaged in silver mining and related activities, in Latin America, including exploration, extraction, and processing. Fortuna is one of the fastest growing silver producers in Latin America, with two 100 percent owned underground mines in Peru and Mexico.

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.

Line in the sand broken

It looks like the Cartel's eight-month "line in the sand" at $20/oz silver has finally been broken; as has their three-month "line in the sand" at $1,250 gold. Gold forward rates have again gone decidedly negative, ETF purchases have surged amidst record Chinese demand, and this week's news of massive gold mining writeoffs highlights just how tight the physical market is, and will be.

James Turk: Erosion of Trust Will Drive Gold Higher

James Turk, founder of precious metals accumulation pioneer GoldMoney, has over 40 years' experience in international banking, finance, and investments. He began his career at the Chase Manhattan Bank and in 1983 was appointed manager of the commodity department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

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

Vancouver, British Columbia – December 7, 2011 – Huldra Silver Inc. (TSX-V:HDA, HUSIF.PK) (the "Company" or "...

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

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