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Rumors of Mexico Backing Peso With Silver False... You Might Not Believe What They Might Do Though

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Last week a story began circulating that appears to have begun with a video by Future Money Trends (see here), which was then picked up by the SHTFPlan prepper blog and then picked up by others including Infowars indicating Mexico is looking to back the peso with silver.

It's just a matter of when

It looks like another COMEX options expiration day to me; as with 500,000+ ounces of gold still standing delivery from prior months' contracts - and (if you believe it) just 820,000 ounces of registered inventory, you can bet the Cartel is terrified of a major delivery demand. Meanwhile, gold has never been in such backwardation, and PHYSICAL demand is surging -with the US Mint rationing silver Eagles, and on pace to shatter last year's record level.

April 23: Gold and Silver Close Barely Lower While Miners Gain Over 2%

Gold dipped $2.64 to $1282.36 in Asia before it popped up to $1288.84 in London and then dropped to a new session low of $1281.03 in late morning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher midday and ended with a loss of just 0.05%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.399 and ended with a loss of 0.1%.

Santacruz Silver Announces Trading on OTCQX

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SCZ)(SZSMF) (the "Company" or "Santacruz Silver") is pleased to announce that its common shares will commence trading on the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S., effective April 23rd, under the ticker SZSMF. Trading on OTCQX is designed to provide current and future U.S.-based shareholders with greater access and ease to trading the Company's shares. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Santacruz Silver on www.otcmarkets.com.

April 22: Gold and Silver End Mixed and Near Unchanged

Gold edged up to $1292.44 at about 8:30AM EST before it dropped down to $1278.91 in the next few hours of trade, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.39%. Silver rose to $19.541 in London before it also fell back off in early New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.15%.

A game-changer the ‘peons’ could control

Of this we can be sure: China WILL keep accumulating record amounts of precious metals. Why, one asks, would China suddenly reverse course and change a policy that it has now been aggressively pursuing for years? Such a scenario would not/does not make sense.

The historic game of can-kicking

The historic game of can-kicking continues, with the cataclysmic news that last week, the Japanese 10-year Treasury bond had ZERO bids for 36 straight hours. In other words, QE has so horribly distorted valuations, there are literally no buyers left; or sellers, for that matter, in fear that Abenomics will be increased. The same has occurred in essentially all the world's paper markets, as this historic, Frankenstein-like game of money printing and market commandeering plays itself out.

Silver Up & S&P Down

Silver has had three bad years while the S&P has had 5 good years. It is time for both markets to reverse. Examine the following graph of Silver versus the Silver to S&P ratio. It tells me the ratio has returned to levels seen in 2008 and that the ratio follows the price of silver. This is interesting but not that helpful.

April 21: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold fell $11.92 to $1282.98 at about 8:20AM EST before it bounced back to $1291.21 in the next 45 minutes of trade, but it then chopped back lower midday and ended with a loss of 0.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.297 and ended with a loss of 1.07%.

Silver Market Update

Silver’s recent rally was feeble compared to gold’s, and the retreat that followed has already erased all of the gains made, and already brought it back close to key support at its June and December lows, as we can see on its 1-year chart below. This much lower high and recent preponderance of downside volume are negatives that portend a severe test of this support and its possible failure soon. However it should be noted here that failure of this support won’t necessarily lead to a severe decline, as it may be that silver simply wants to gravitate towards its long-term uptrend line, which we can see on the long-term chart further down the page, which is now not all that far beneath the support.

The Dark Side Of The Silver Mining Industry

There is an insidious Dark Side to the silver mining industry that goes unnoticed by the majority of investors and analysts. Actually, I haven't come across one mining analyst who puts out comprehensive data on this very subject for the silver mining industry.

April 17: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% on the Week

Gold fell to $1296.56 in Asia before it rebounded to $1304.09 in London, but it then fell to a new session low of $1293.29 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.63%. Silver slipped to $19.51 before it bounced back to $19.724 and then also fell back off, but it ended with a loss of just 0.2%.

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.

Precious metals Market report

It wasn’t meant to be like this: six years of global money-printing should have guaranteed economic recovery. Until very recently, there was hope that finally the medicine was having some effect; but in the last few weeks investors have become noticeably more cautious. Is it Ukraine, or is it the slow-down in China? Whatever the story the truth is revealed in the chart of recent US bond prices shown below.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,303.10 down $0.20 on Wednesday, in New York. At Asia’s closed it was pulled it down to $1,297 initially at which price London opened. The gold price was then Fixed in London at $1,301.50 up $2.50, because of the stronger euro. In the euro, it Fixed at €941.615 up €3.031 as the euro went stronger at $1.3822 up from $1.3840: €1. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,298.50 and in the euro at €936.80 as the euro weakened again to $1.3861.

David Morgan Interview on Silver Market, Silver Price Manipulation and the Coming Global Monetary Reset

Since there is a lot of talk about a potential gold re evaluation following an international monetary reset, I wanted to interview David Morgan, renowned silver market analyst, in order to have his views on a couple of topics, including silver evolution, silver manipulation, and the potential price of silver after a financial reset.

April 16: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold dropped down to $1293.56 in Asia before it popped up to $1305.37 at about 8:30AM EST and then chopped back lower in midmorning New York trade, but it then edged back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.015%. Silver slipped to $19.356 before it rallied back to $19.775 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.25%.

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.

First Majestic Announces US$30M Forward Sale Contract on Lead Production

First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic" or the "Company") (TSX - FR, NYSE - AG) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a US$30 million forward sale contract with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) on a portion of the Company's future lead production. All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless stated otherwise.

April 15: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2%

Gold fell almost 3% to $1290.56 at about 8:30AM EST before it rallied back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 1.79%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.264 and ended with a loss of 1.85%.

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, Gold, and What Could Go Wrong

Richard Russell thinks the stock market is currently dangerous and that silver and gold are safe. He understands that gold and silver are eternal wealth with NO counter-party risk. What is counter-party risk? It is the risk that paper wealth is not real, that debts will not be paid, that dollars, yen, and euros will decline in purchasing power, that your employer will declare bankruptcy and your pension will be cut in half, that your brokerage account will be hypothecated by management, that your bank will declare bankruptcy and your deposits in that bank are unsecured liabilities of the bank and may not be paid either timely or in full. In short, there is counter-party risk in almost everything.

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.

Excellon starts 2014 with strong first quarter production

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

Russia conspired to destroy US dollar with China - clip from Meltdown America documentary

The Harrowing Stories of Three People Who Survived Economic and Political Collapse in Zimbabwe, Yugoslavia, and Argentina… And how their powerful stories of hardship foreshadow what's happening in the US.

April 14: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Dollar

Gold climbed to $1329.58 in Asia before it fell back to $1321.11 in London and then rose to a new session high of $1331.01 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off a bit midday and ended with a gain of just 0.68%. Silver rose to as high as $20.136 in Asia before it dropped back to $19.74 and then also rallied back higher, but it ended with a gain of just 0.2%.

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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