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COPPER vs SILVER MANIPULATION: The Tale Of Two Metals

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While it’s true that the entire financial system is rigged today, some markets are manipulated more than others. This is certainly true for the precious metals… particularly SILVER. This metal is the whipping boy of the Fed and Cartel Bullion Banks. Most would believe it’s impossible to manipulation a metal for decades… it isn’t.

Market Report: Another miserable week for PMs

Gold and silver drifted lower over the course of the week, with a challenge to the $1200 level for gold becoming a distinct possibility. Silver is struggling to hold $18.50. Mainstream opinion has been negative for commodities generally, with a strong dollar undermining them. Brent crude, for example, is now well under $100.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,224.9 up $3.30 Thursday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices slipped slightly to $1,223. The gold price was Fixed at $1,222.50 down $0.50 and in the euro at €949.220 down €0.389, while the euro was the same at $1.2879. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,222.50 and in the euro at €951.44.

September 18: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold edged up to $1225.52 in late Asian trade before it fell back to $1216.23 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then climbed back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver rose to as high as $18.604 and ended with a gain of 0.11%.

Silver: a Collapse and a Rally

COMPLAINT FROM A SILVER BULL: The last 3 plus years have been difficult. My faith in the silver bull market and my fear of fiat currencies has been shattered. There is no joy in “Silverville” – nothing but worry and despair!

Santacruz Silver Announces US$28.4M Silver Prepay Agreement

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. ("Santacruz" or the "Company") (SCZ.V) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a US$28.4 million Pre-paid Silver Purchase Agreement with JMET, LLC to sell 4,635,000 ounces of silver through August 2019, subject to certain adjustments relating to metal prices. In addition to US$ 28.4 million that will be paid to the Company up front upon satisfaction of certain conditions, at the time of each delivery the Company will receive an amount per ounce of silver equal to the market price at the time, less a fixed discount. It is anticipated that the upfront payment will be advanced within the next two weeks. Under the agreement, the Company maintains the upside on the silver price.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,221.60 down $13.90 on Wednesday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices recovered slightly to $1,224. The gold price was Fixed at $1,223.00 down $13.50 and in the euro at €949.609 down €4.628, while the euro was slightly much weaker at $1.2879. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,223.80 and in the euro at €950.19.

Silver Buyers Keep Stacking And Demand Higher Despite Falling Prices

The overall trend in the silver market currently appears to be, when prices weaken, investors continue to hold and in some cases buy more. While the price has fallen, overall holdings of the silver ETFs still remain near an all-time high. This would suggest that silver investors are now expecting higher prices again due to continued industrial and investment silver demand.

September 17: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% After Fed

Gold edged up to $1238.99 in Asia before it fell back to $1230.34 after the release of today’s fed statement and then bounced back higher, but it then fell back off again into the close and ended with a loss of 1.13%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.49 and ended with a loss of 1.18%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,235.50 up $1.60 on Tuesday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices recovered slightly to $1,235.80. The gold price was Fixed at $1,236.50 down $2.25 and in the euro at €954.237 down €2.696, while the euro was slightly stronger at $1.2958. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,237.80 and in the euro at €954.83.

September 16: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains Before Fed Day

Gold climbed $8.01 to $1241.91 in London before it dropped back to $1232.14 at about 10AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in late morning trade and ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver rose to $18.848 in London before it fell back to $18.616, but it still ended with a gain of 0.16%.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,233.90 up $3.20 on Monday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices recovered slightly to $1,235.80. The gold price was Fixed at $1,238.75 up $4.00 and in the euro at €956.933 up €1.318 while the euro was slightly stronger at $1.2945. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,238.60 and in the euro at €956.74.

The Collapse Of U.S. Silver Stocks As Public Debt Skyrockets

The U.S. Empire is in real trouble. This is due to its idiotic business model of selling quality assets while acquiring massive liabilities and debts. Of course, the U.S. Government realizes this is not a sustainable way to do business, but at least for now.... we continue to have our Bread & Circuses, McDonalds & NFL Football for a bit longer.

September 15: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1238.25 by a little before 8AM EST before it drifted back lower in early New York trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver rose to as high as $18.70 and ended with a gain of 0.16%.

Silver ETF holdings set record high as price drop sparks interest

Holdings at the world's largest silver-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) rose to a record high as a pullback in prices prompted long-term retail investors to increase purchases of the precious metal.

The Silver Sentiment Cycle

Are you buying silver instead of bonds? Are you buying silver instead of S&P indexed funds? Are you buying gold instead of earning 0.10% interest in your saving account? Are you preparing for a financial future based on real assets instead of paper promises secured by the integrity of politicians and bankers?

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,230.70 down $19.30 on Friday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices recovered slightly to $1,234.40. The gold price was Fixed at $1,234.75 down $12.25 and in the euro at €955.615 down €8.585 while the euro was weaker at $1.2921. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,235.40 and in the euro at €955.90.

September 12: Gold and Silver Fall About 3% on the Week

Gold waffled between $1232.25 and $1239.92 in Asia before it fell to as low as $1227.69 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.92%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.468 and ended with a loss of 0.32%.

Market Report: Strong dollar undermines precious metals

Precious metals have had to endure a week of gathering dollar strength, which is at least partly the result of problems specific to the euro, yen and sterling. The result is gold has fallen a further $30 over the week, and silver by about $0.70c. The first chart is of gold and open interest on Comex.

Interview with Gary Christenson: Gold Prices in 3 Waves, Silver Is Inexpensive & The Stock Market/Gold Relationship

- Influence of geopolitics on gold - Gold prices in 3 waves 1971 – 2014 - Is gold in a correction? - The US gold in Fort Knox is secure, gone or irrelevant? - Is gold related to a collapse of the US dollar? - How to invest in gold? Physical or ETFs

September 11: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $14.86 to $1235.16 at about 10:20AM EST before it rallied back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.63%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.586 and ended with a loss of 1.42%.

Santacruz Silver Reports PEA Results and New Resource on San Felipe Project, Mexico

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (SCZ.V) is pleased to announce the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") and new resource estimate prepared pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") on its San Felipe Project located 130 km northeast of Hermosillo in Sonora State, Mexico.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,250.00 down $4.60 on Wednesday in New York after falling to $1,245. In Asia and London, gold prices recovered back to $1,250. The gold price was Fixed at $1,247.00 down $8.75 and in the euro at €964.20074.507 down €10.307 while the euro was stronger at $1.2933. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,240.90 and in the euro at €960.67.

September 10: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold fell $12.62 to as low as $1243.88 by early afternoon in New York before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.52%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.893 and ended with a loss of 0.58%.

Silver Weaves Its Way Into A New World Of Wearable Technology

At the new intersection where fashion and biometrics meet, silver provides the conduit in innovative athletic clothing that transmits sought-after biometric data, such as the wearer’s real time heartbeat, to a sensor that displays the data.

Silver Market Morning

The gold price closed at $1,254.60 down $1.00 on Tuesday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices held $1,256.00. The gold price was Fixed at $1,255.75 down $0.25 and in the euro at €974.507 down €0.27 while the euro was unchanged at $1.2886. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,253.00 and in the euro at €967.90.

A Buying Opportunity for Silver ETFs?

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Great Panther Silver Reports Improved Fourth Quarter Production

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Pan American Silver Comments on Changes to Mining Legislation in Rio Negro, Argentina

"Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX: PAA.TO)(NASDAQ: PAAS) ("Pan American" or the "Company") owns 100% of the Calcatreu gold development project ("...

When Will Silver Reach a New High?

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Warren Buffett Trashes Gold, But What About Silver?

“Gold gets dug out of the ground, then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no...

Ron Paul Assaults Ben Bernanke On Parallel Currencies [Video]

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Silver and Gold Dividends to be Paid by Gold Resource Corp. (NYSE-AMEX: GORO)

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Fractal Analysis: 2012 Silver to $70++

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Great Panther Silver Reports First Quarter 2012 Production

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The Silver Reverse Bubble of 2012

In late 2008, when silver was massacred in the futures pit and saw its price fall from over $20 to under $10, I told my readers at that time that silver entered into a “reverse bubble”. I know it sounds odd, but let me re-visit the concept.

The Silver Megathrust

Between 1970 and 1979, the silver price was increasing steadily from $1.50 to $6, before taking off in September 1979 from $10 to $50 within 5 months. During that bull cycle, demand for silver did not increase but actually declined (sharply in 1979). It was as late as 1983 when demand increased confidently from 12,000 to 27,000 tons per year until 2000 – yet the silver price was in a 20 year bear market during that time. In 2003, when silver started its new bull market, the demand actually dropped to 23,000 tons until 2005 – during which 2 years silver almost doubled from $4.50 to $8. Since 2005, demand is rising stronger than ever, having reached 33,000 tons in 2010, whereas the silver price is rising strongly as well.

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Poll: Where will the Silver Price end 2012?

Please vote in our SilverSeek.com Poll! Where will Silver price end 2012? Below $25 $25-30 $30-$35 $35-$40 Above $40

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."

Great Panther Silver Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

"First quarter revenue was directly in line with our expectations, considering the lower production and metal prices compared to Q1 of last year," stated Robert Archer, President and CEO. "This was also a timing issue for us related to a shipment of concentrate to a new smelter where the revenue will be recognized in Q2 this year. With the addition of this new customer, we have secured contracts for the sale of our concentrates for our 2012 planned production."

Live Silver Price Chart

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COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -601,427.04 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -601,427.04 ounces

Poll Results: Where will Silver End 2012?

Total votes: 1199 | #1 result = Above $40 (583 votes)

Huldra Silver Announces Receipt of Mines Act Permits and Amendment to Terms of Credit Facility

Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA.V) (the "Company" or "Huldra") is pleased to announce that the Company has received a Mining Lease and a British Columbia Mines Act Permit approving a mine plan and reclamation program for the Company's Treasure Mountain Mine along with an Amended Permit approving construction and operation of a process plant at the Company's mill site in Merritt, BC.

The Coming Paradigm Shift in Silver

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Bearish pattern of the day - Silver

Silver has formed a "Descending Triangle" on the daily chart. A descending triangle shows decreasing demand and an increase in supply with each...

Silver Market Update

Is silver becoming a bearmarket, or is a bottom pattern completing that will lead to a major new uptrend soon? That is the big conundrum facing investors and speculators in the sector and in this update it will become apparent that the situation must resolve itself with a decisive move soon, one way or the other.

Will Silver and Platinum Outperform Gold in the Near Future?

Summing up, the long-term picture in the USD market continues to appear a bit more bearish than not and the implications for the precious metals are generally positive. The silver-to-gold ratio chart suggests that silver is likely to outperform gold in the months to come, yet it should be kept in mind that this may require some time to happen. Additional short-term volatility has been seen in the platinum market, but this is not unusual.

New EW Silver Discovery

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Great Panther Silver Reports First Quarter 2012 Production

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On the Money - A Dime a Gallon [Video]

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First Majestic Announces Friendly Acquisition of Silvermex Resources

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(04/03/12)- First Majestic Silver Corp. ("...

Extorre Reacts to Current Market Conditions and Announces Further High Grade Drilling Results at Cerro Moro

"One drill rig remains on the infill drilling program on our principal prospects, namely Zoe, Escondida, Loma Escondida and Gabriela. Our aim is to ensure that the drilling density is sufficient in areas that would fall within the first two years of a potential mining scenario (at 1300 tonnes per day) to estimate "indicated mineral resources". This program is nearing completion, with the drilling at Zoe, Loma Escondida and Gabriela essentially complete."

Target 2 reached in Silver (Copper target reached)

The second target for the bearish "Head and Shoulders" pattern on silver was reached for greater than $25,000 per contract. The target was using "Measured Rule", which takes the distance from the top of the head to the neckline, and adding it onto the breakdown point.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,622.80, the day before the holiday in the States yesterday. A quiet London pulled it back to $1,613.50 at the p.m. Fixing. The morning Fix today the 5th July was set at $1,616.75 and higher in the euro at €1,292.986, up €8 on yesterday’s p.m. Fixing, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2504 down 80 cents. The euro stood at €1: $1.2502 after the Fix. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,618.00 in the middle.

Under ATTACK

Do we want the TRUTH or LIES? Gold was ATTACKED by the Cartel today to prevent it from repeating last month’s violation of its “Rule #1” – i.e., “Thou shalt not let PMs soar when the Dow plunges.” Last month, they temporarily lost control when gold had a rare 4% surge with the Dow down 274 points, directly after a similarly horrible NFP report.

A Momentous Day

A momentous day, as the Spanish and Italian stock and bond markets are literally CRASHING. On the day the “Spanish Bank Bailout” was “approved” by the EU – Spanish 10-year yields have EXPLODED to 7.3%, and the IBEX stock index fell a whopping 5.7%. Of course, the “bailout” requires constitution of the ESM, which has not yet been ratified or funded, and won’t be for some time – if at all. Throw in the bankruptcy of Valencia – one of Spain’s largest “autonomous regions” – and you can see why few believe a bailout will ever be received, or that it will MATTER even if it does.

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Silver Market Update - January 16th, 2012

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Silver Market Morning

New York bounced back to $1,573.70 and Asia continued to take it higher, with London running it up to Fix at $1,590.25. The euro was stronger at €1: $12770, where it was when the morning Fixing took place. In the euro it Fixed at €1,245.204. Ahead of New York’s opening gold looked a little better at $1,592.15 and in the euro, €1,246.69 while the euro was at €1: $1.2771.

Managed money positions hint at bullish turns for gold and silver

I have recently written about the breakdown of disaggregated data from the futures markets into producers and swap dealers for gold and silver futures, as reported in the Commitment of Traders reports issued by the US government’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). There is a further category of trader to consider, and that is Managed Money.

The Silver Megathrust

Between 1970 and 1979, the silver price was increasing steadily from $1.50 to $6, before taking off in September 1979 from $10 to $50 within 5 months. During that bull cycle, demand for silver did not increase but actually declined (sharply in 1979). It was as late as 1983 when demand increased confidently from 12,000 to 27,000 tons per year until 2000 – yet the silver price was in a 20 year bear market during that time. In 2003, when silver started its new bull market, the demand actually dropped to 23,000 tons until 2005 – during which 2 years silver almost doubled from $4.50 to $8. Since 2005, demand is rising stronger than ever, having reached 33,000 tons in 2010, whereas the silver price is rising strongly as well.

What a surprise: FT says CFTC to drop silver investigation

But such an outcome would be completely consistent with a finding that the really big player in the silver market is not JPMorgan at all but the U.S. government acting through intermediary brokerage houses. After all, as he signed the legislation demonetizing silver in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson pledged that the U.S. government would rig the silver market if necessary to prevent the price from rising...

Silver Market Update

The outcome of the Greek vote at the weekend was not favorable for the markets, or for Precious Metals in particular. This is because it did not precipitate an immediate worsening of the acute crisis in Europe, and thus did not create the pressure needed to bring forward the major QE that must eventually come in order to delay Europe's eventual complete collapse. Why then have markets not caved in already? - because investors are "smoking the hopium pipe" and waiting for the Fed to pull a rabbit out of the hat at Wednesday's FOMC meeting, by making positive noises to the effect that QE3 is ready to be rolled out. What is likely to happen instead is that they will come out with the same old line about "being ready to act when the SHTF" but other than that remain vague and non-commital. If this is what they do then markets are likely to throw a tantrum and sell off, and the charts are indicating that it could be hard.

Silver, Gold and The Coming Deflation

Historically gold has made its significant gains, relative to other assets (as well as nominally), not during inflation, but during deflation (Note: I am using the terms inflation and deflation very loosely in this case). These significant gold rallies historically occur when value flees instruments such as stocks and certain commodities.

David Morgan: Seems the bottom for (gold & silver) mining equities is in...

I was recently interview by Jim Puplava and stated what we have been sending to our members. It seems the bottom for mining equities is in and may be tested one more time. The precious metals themselves also could be in a bottom formation currently, but the $26 level on silver and the $1550 level on gold MUST hold. David Morgan www.Silver-Investor.com

The Noose Is Tightening

The noose is tightening on the Powers that Be, as all attempts at MONEY PRINTING, MARKET MANIPULATION, and PROPAGANDA are failing. The GLOBAL economy – and BANKING SYSTEM – is failing, as have been the result of ALL fiat currency systems throughout history. And given that this is the ONLY time EVER when ALL global currencies are fiat –amidst a global population of seven billion people - the crash will dwarf all others in history.

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