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2014 WORLD SILVER MINE SUPPLY: May Come In Less Than Official Estimates

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Global silver mine supply this year may turn out to be less than the official estimates. GFMS released their 2014 Interim Report stating world silver mine supply is forecasted to increased 3.5% to 868 million oz (Moz) in 2014. They included a world map in their report showing the net change in production from various countries.

September 4: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped up to $1276.70 at about 9:20AM EST, but it then fell back off for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of 0.56%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.03 and ended with a loss of 0.73%.

How can miners ‘fight back?’ Here’s my list...

My previous column asked the question, “Why don’t the miners fight back” against price suppression of precious metals? Today, I list several actions mining executives, acting together as a unified group, could undertake to expose and hopefully end the non-”free market” tactics that are keeping gold and silver prices suppressed.

SilverCrest Confirms Underground High Grades at Santa Elena; 13m @ 2.54 gpt Au and 307.0 gpt Ag; Including 0.7m @ 18.25 gpt Au and 2,900 gpt Ag

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.TO)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce results of underground infill drilling completed in July, 2014 at its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine in Sonora, Mexico. Twenty five closely-spaced underground drill holes, totaling 2,856 metres were completed to better define reserves and verify widths and grades for planned production stopes (see table below and attached figure: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/966248.pdf). The results of all holes included in this news release will be part of the resource update scheduled to be completed by early 2015.

Santacruz Silver Amends San Felipe Agreement

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. ("Santacruz" or the "Company") (SCZ.V) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Impulsora Minera Santacruz S.A. de C.V. ("Impulsora"), has successfully renegotiated terms of its agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the San Felipe project and adjacent El Gachi property located near Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico with Minera Hochschild Mexico S.A. de C.V. ("MHM" or "Hochschild").

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,270.00 up $4.80 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices were slightly higher at $1,272.40. The gold price was Fixed at $1,271 up $2.50 and in the euro at €966.687 up €1.02, while the euro was slightly stronger at $1.3148. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,272.50 and in the euro at €968.49.

September 3: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold fell $3.60 to $1261.60 in late Asian trade before it bounced back to $1271.25 in London and then drifted back to roughly unchanged at about 10AM EST, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.38%. Silver climbed to $19.252 before it fell back to $19.119, but it still ended with a gain of 0.31%.

Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Gold’s Plunge, Dollar, and CCI

The precious metals sector moved sharply lower yesterday – in tune with its medium-term trend. The decline was to a large extent connected with the breakout in the USD Index. It seems that it is the U.S. dollar that will determine the short-term moves in PMs and miners in the coming days and in today’s alert we focus on this relationship. The CCI Index seems to be in a particularly interesting position as well and this is something that gold & silver traders should be aware of.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,265.20 down$22.10 on Tuesday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices were slightly higher at $1,268.40. The gold price was Fixed at $1,268.5 down $9.25 and in the euro at €965.667 down €13.727, while the euro was weaker at $1.3136. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,268.20 and in the euro at €964.04.

September 2: Gold and Silver Fall Nearly 2%

Gold dropped $24.54 to as low as $1262.76 by midmorning in New York before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 1.72%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.093 and ended with a loss of 1.64%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,287.30 down $2.00 on Friday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices were lower in both the dollar and the euro at $1,275. The gold price was Fixed at $1,277.75 down $9.50 and in the euro at €974.42 down €4.924, while the euro was weaker at $1.3113. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,270.60 and in the euro at €968.85.

Silver Market Update

Bearing in mind what is written in the introductory paragraphs of the Gold Market update, which is equally applicable to silver, we will start by observing that silver appears to be on the point of turning up.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,287.30 down $2.00 on Friday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices were slightly higher in both the dollar and the euro at $1,288. The gold price was Fixed at $1,287.25 down $4.75 and in the euro at €979.344 down €1.599, while the euro was weaker at $1.3144. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,287.60 and in the euro at €980.17.

August 29: Gold Ends Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold waffled near unchanged for most of trade in Asia before it spiked down to $1283.65 at about 4:45AM EST and then jumped back to $1291.34 by midmorning in New York, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.452 and ended with a loss of 0.26%.

Market Report: Summer doldrums coming to an end

The pattern of trading in precious metals changed for the better this week. After London's bank holiday on Monday, for the first time in a long time the market opened in London's pre-market with higher prices. This indicated Asian or Middle-Eastern physical demand was returning to the market. Predictably, prices drifted lower during London hours as paper trading took over, and all the gains were more or less lost by close of play on Comex in New York.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,289.30 up $7.30 on Thursday’s level in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices were slightly higher in both the dollar and the euro. The gold price was Fixed at $1,292.00 up $4.00 and in the euro at €980.943 up €5.407, while the euro was weaker at $1.3171. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,285.60 and in the euro at €974.79.

Santacruz Silver Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

"During the second quarter we have been successful in reducing our operating costs significantly while keeping on-track with our 2014 mine plan, in particular we have reduced our all-in sustaining cost per silver equivalent ounce sold by more than 28% from the first quarter of 2014,"

August 28: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Fall

Gold rose $14.33 to $1296.33 at about 8:30AM EST before it pared back to $1287.37 in the next couple of hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.57%. Silver surged to as high as $19.851 and ended with a gain of 0.46%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,282.00 down $0.40 on Wednesday’s level in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices were slightly higher in both the dollar and the euro. The gold price was Fixed at $1,288.00 up $3.00 and in the euro at €975.536 up €0.574, while the euro was stronger at $1.3202. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,290.90 and in the euro at €978.99.

August 27: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold edged up to $1287.27 at about 6:20AM EST before it fell back to $1281.30 by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.03%. Silver rose to as high as $19.505 and ended with a gain of 0.21%.

Explaining My Portfolio

I have received quite a lot of questions regarding the newsletter portfolio as well as my major holdings. In this article I will try and explain some of the basic points of what my asset investments are, as well as what is and what isn’t on my watch-list. However, before I continue I would like to say to all those who subscribe and follow my portfolio: you shouldn’t do what I do. You shouldn’t listen to me or anyone else on the internet / tv / radio. There is a particular reason why I hold various assets and these reasons might not make any sense to you. You should buy and sell assets which make sense to you. Therefore, do your own research so that you can win (or lose) your own money. That is always the best way.

Fortuna Silver Reports Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for San Jose Mine in Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)(FVI.TO)(FVI)(F4S.F) is pleased to announce an updated Mineral Resource estimate as of June 30, 2014 for the San Jose Mine located in Oaxaca, Mexico. Included in the San Jose mineral resources is an updated estimate of the Mineral Resource for the Trinidad North discovery based on the completion of forty-one additional step-out and twelve infill drill holes in the Trinidad North area.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,282.40 up $6.20 tonnes on Tuesday’s level in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices jumped to $1,285 as the dollar strengthened as the euro slipped $1.3178. The gold price was Fixed at $1,285.00 down $1.50 and in the euro at €974.962 up €0.2, while the euro was weaker at $1.3180. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,286.30 and in the euro at €975.76.

August 26: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold climbed $14.30 to $1290.50 by a little after 8AM EST before it pared some gains in New York trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.49%. Silver surged to as high as $19.674 and ended with a gain of 0.15%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,276.2 down $4.20 tonnes on Monday’s level in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices jumped to $1,289 as the dollar held new levels but the euro continued to slip slightly to $1.3193. The gold price was Fixed at $1,286.50 up $9.25 and in the euro at €974.769 up €10.588, while the euro was weaker at $1.3198. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,287.40 and in the euro at €974.86.

Why won't the miners fight back?

By now I must have written scores of columns on gold and silver price suppression. Many of these columns have posited on events that might change these anti-free market tactics. What I haven’t written about, however, is the group that is most adversely affected by the price suppression and, arguably, could do the most to change the status quo.

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 Fixing Company to Stop Running London Benchmark

The company that runs the London silver fixing, a benchmark dating back more than a century, will stop running the process after Deutsche Bank AG said two weeks ago that it was dropping out of the price-setting ritual.

Historic silver price benchmark bites the dust as banks pull out

The 117-year old London silver price benchmark - or fix - will cease on Aug. 14, its operator said, as regulatory scrutiny of price-setting intensifies across markets.

Total Physical Silver Demand Achieves Record Level in 2013

Total physical silver demand rose by 13 percent in 2013 to an all-time high, according to “World Silver Survey 2014″, released today by the Silver Institute. This was primarily driven by the 76 percent increase in retail investment in bars and coins coupled with a sturdy recovery in jewelry and silverware fabrication. On the supply side, silver scrap fell by 24 percent, experiencing the largest drop on record to reach its lowest level since 2001. The silver price averaged $23.79 in 2013, the third highest nominal average price on record, in a particularly volatile year for the entire precious metals complex.

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.

Silver Market Morning: May 23, 2014

The Russia/China Gazprom deal will lead to 25% of China’s energy requirements being met on the current numbers in the contract, by 2018. We note that this number allows for an increase in this supply thereafter. If we combine this with the internationalization of the Yuan happening in many countries, we see China is building a strong base of operations for the Yuan that allows it to control the value of the Yuan exchange rate as it is doing now with its ‘moving peg’ against the dollar.

COT Silver Report - May 23, 2014

COT Silver Report - May 23, 2014

Silver to Gold Ratio: 27 Years of Data

Investor demand for silver and gold bars and coins is strong and increasing. I think silver and gold prices will be higher by the end of 2014 and much higher by the next US presidential election.

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 29, 2014

Silver (very short-term) The silver price is should consolidate with a weaker bias, in New York today.

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.

GoldSeek TV Interviews Brendan Cahill: We can make money with $20 Silver

GoldSeek.com TV presents an exclusive interview with Brendan Cahill, the President and CEO of Excellon Resource Inc. He discusses several topics with interviewer Vanessa Collette of GoldSeek.com, including: We can make Money with $20 Silver Update on Mexico's Highest Grading Silver Mine Opportunities in this Silver Market

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.

BNN Interview with President & COO Eric Fier

SilverCrest Mines’ (TSX: SVL NYSE MKT: SVLC) President & COO Eric Fier appeared on BNN’s “Commodities” show with Andrew Bell on Tuesday June 10th, 2014 and discussed the Company’s growth strategy and M&A activities in the precious metals sector in a two-segment interview; please follow the links to view the interview:

June 19: Gold and Silver Soar Over 3% and 4% Higher

Gold climbed steadily higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session high of $1319.48 with a gain of 3.47%. Silver rose to as high as $20.893 and ended with a gain of 4.64%.

Gold and Silver Explode Higher! Is it Finally Time to Buy?

As bullish as I am on precious metals going forward, it is important to realize that manipulation is still occurring and there are banks with access to nearly unlimited funds and extreme leverage via futures markets that can slam the price down at will. They are finally being exposed and even fined for the manipulation, putting an end the cries of “conspiracy theory.” But I am not convinced that they are out of the market quite yet.

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.

For Silver Bulls, Expanded Coverage Starts Today

In response to popular demand, I’m going to start tracking silver more closely. “There is a lot of talk on the Internet about silver going up a lot around mid-July,” a chat-room denizen averred on Tuesday. Although I’m not one to be influenced by blogger buzz, if Silver is in fact developing thrust for a moon shot, the evidence should soon become apparent on the intraday charts. Most immediately, that would imply a pop through the p=21.325 midpoint Hidden Pivot shown (see inset). That would open a path to at least 22.070 , its D-target sibling. Gold stalled on a spike Monday at an analogous p, but the fact that it didn’t get past it means silver and gold futures are on roughly equal footing at the moment on the bull/bear scale.

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.

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.

Sharp consolidation

Before yesterday's (Thursday) rise in bullion prices, precious metals were in corrective mode this week after recent rises. There were two big stand-out sales of gold contracts on Monday, estimated to be about 5,000 contracts at the European opening, and 15,000 on the US opening. The combination of the two sales drove gold down over $30, and on Tuesday a further sale of 15,000 contracts drove the price down to a low of $1293 for a total fall of $45.

Silver smash preempts regularly scheduled column

Well, I was slaving away on Part 2 of my essay exploring one way “stacker issues” might finally go “mainstream” when I became distracted by the latest silver smashdown.

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April 25: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold waffled near unchanged in Asia and London and edged up to $1644.30 at about 9:15AM EST before it dropped to as low as $1625.25 immediately after today’s fed statement, but it then climbed to as high as $1646.20 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $29.98 before it also recovered, but it still ended with a loss of 0.29%.

Coeur Reports Solid First Quarter Results

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE) (TSX:...

COMEX Silver Inventory Update

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Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,638.70. Asia then took the price down to $1,627 early in London’s morning. The euro remarkably has held above €1: $1.30 at €1: $1.3032 leaving gold in the euro at €1,248.47 down €10 on yesterday. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,627.00 and in the euro at €1,250.769. Ahead of New York’s opening it continued to slip to stood at $1,625.00 and in the euro, which also continued to slip, €1,249.66 while the euro was at €1: $1.3003.

South American Silver Corp. Announces Final Closing of $16 Million Financing with Asian based High Technology Groups

South American Silver Corp.(TSX: SAC, US OTC: SOHAF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of $9.6 million, of its $16 million private placement Offering (the "Offering") of 10 million Units of the Company announced 16 April 2012. The offering was priced at $1.60 per Unit, which represented a 6% premium to the 5 day volume weighted average trading price of the Company's common shares at the time the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") accepted notice of the transaction.

Great Panther Silver Announces 2012 First Quarter Financial Results Release Date and Conference Call

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire -05/08/12)- GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (...

COMEX Silver Inventory Update

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Great Panther Updates Mineral Resource Estimates at the Guanajuato Mine Complex and San Ignacio Project; Extends Mineralization at San Ignacio

GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (GPR.TO)(GPL) ("the Company") announces the completion of the updated mineral resource estimates at the Company's...

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,606.80. Asia and London then took the price down to $1,585 early in London’s morning. The euro fell below €1: $1.30 to €1: $1.2971 leaving gold in the euro at €1,221.96 down €27 on yesterday. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,585.50 down $42 and in the euro at €1,221.37 down 2€8. Ahead of New York’s opening it continued to slip to stood at $1,585.81 and in the euro, which also continued to slip, €1,222.68 while the euro was at €1: $1.2970.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,591.00. Asia lifted the price up to $1,594 early in London’s morning. The euro stood at €1: $1.2965 leaving gold in the euro at €1,229.46. The Fixing in London today was set at $1,590.00 up $8 and in the euro at €1,228.368 up €7. Ahead of New York’s opening it started to slip again and stood at $1,587.65 and in the euro, which also continued to slip, €1,227.41 while the euro was at €1: $1.2935.

The Power of Relative Value & the Silver Market! WOW!

If this does not get your attention I do not know what will. Imagine buying a $400,000 furnished condo in 2011 with the proceeds of a $6,250 investment that was made in 2003. We know someone who has actually done this by using the power of relative value. Let us explain the concept and then we will explain how the relative value may apply to other great opportunities in our markets today.

Silver Wheaton Reports a Strong Start to 2012 with Record Quarterly Revenues of US$200 Million

"Solid operating performance from across our portfolio of mines led to a strong start in 2012," said Randy Smallwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Wheaton. "We achieved record quarterly revenues, and are on target to attaining our annual production guidance of 27 million silver equivalent ounces. With continued positive progress at our world-class cornerstone assets, including the Peñasquito and Pascua-Lama mines, Silver Wheaton retains one of the strongest growth profiles in the sector."

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