http://ews.silverseek.com/commentaries/rss Goldseek Commentaries en Major Production Declines From The Top Two Primary Silver Mining Companies http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/major-production-declines-top-two-primary-silver-mining-companies-17704 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the silver price continues to break out of its lows, two of the top primary mining companies are experiencing major production declines in the first half of the year. Mexico’s Fresnillo PLC and Peru’s Buenaventura’s top primary silver mines saw a significant decrease in production due to either falling ore grades, decreased volumes of processed ore, poor weather, or labor strikes. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 17.008px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Droid Sans', sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #000000; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: i<p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/major-production-declines-top-two-primary-silver-mining-companies-17704" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:13:45 +0000 SRSrocco 17704 at http://ews.silverseek.com Silver Market Update: outlook for silver is excellent http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-outlook-silver-excellent-17700 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some weeks back we had correctly surmised that gold’s gathering strength would rub off on silver and cause it to start catching up, so we bought a range of silver ETFs and stocks, a move which has paid off well as they have spiked quite dramatically in the recent past. Starting with silver’s 10-year chart, we can see that its presumed giant Double Bottom is starting to look more and more like the genuine article, with the price starting to advance away from the 2nd low of the pattern. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;">Some weeks back we had correctly surmised that gold’s gathering strength would rub off on silver and cause it to start ca</span></p><p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-outlook-silver-excellent-17700" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:49:14 +0000 Clive Maund 17700 at http://ews.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - July 19, 2019 http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-19-2019-17699 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - July 19, 2019. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 508px; margin-left: 0.1pt; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; height: 15.75pt;"><td style="width: 381.0pt; border: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; background: #16365C; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.75pt;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="508"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: '</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-19-2019-17699" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:17:39 +0000 SilverCOTReport 17699 at http://ews.silverseek.com THE SILVER PRICE: Setting Up For A Breakout? http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-setting-breakout-17694 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After gold broke above a critical resistance level, held for the past five years, precious metals’ investors are now wondering, “what’s in store for silver?” While gold surged from $1,340 to $1,440 in just one week last month, silver only went up a mere $0.70. Thus, the Gold-Silver ratio increased from 89/1 to 94/1, in the same five-day period. So, the BIG QUESTION many precious metals investors are asking, “Is silver going to follow gold’s move higher?” And, in several price trends in the past, silver does follow gold higher but also outperforms the yellow metal in the later stage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 17.008px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Droid Sans', sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #000000; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: i<p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-setting-breakout-17694" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:15:03 +0000 SRSrocco 17694 at http://ews.silverseek.com THE SILVER PRICE: Setting Up For A Breakout? http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-setting-breakout-17690 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After gold broke above a critical resistance level, held for the past five years, precious metals’ investors are now wondering, “what’s in store for silver?” While gold surged from $1,340 to $1,440 in just one week last month, silver only went up a mere $0.70. Thus, the Gold-Silver ratio increased from 89/1 to 94/1, in the same five-day period. So, the BIG QUESTION many precious metals investors are asking, “Is silver going to follow gold’s move higher?” And, in several price trends in the past, silver does follow gold higher but also outperforms the yellow metal in the later stage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 17.008px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Droid Sans', sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #000000; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: i<p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-setting-breakout-17690" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:58:01 +0000 SRSrocco 17690 at http://ews.silverseek.com Wrong Whale http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/wrong-whale-17689 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 4 big concentrated silver longs, which I have been writing about for nearly a month, further reduced their net long position by 3882 contracts to 62,707 contracts. The only reporting category to have liquidated enough (or any real) number of contracts in the reporting week were managed money traders, proving conclusively that managed money traders held a significant percentage of the very strange concentrated net long position in COMEX silver. How else could I have expected managed money long liquidation by the 4 concentrated longs on Monday? This is in direct conflict with the new article by Alasdair Macleod, of which many of you asked my opinion. As I think most of you know, it is not my custom to critique others’ work, as that strikes me as unprofessional. Let everyone present what they wish to present. But there is enough factually incorrect in Macleod’s article that it would be a disservice not to address those very serious errors. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Here’s an amended excerpt from the weekly review sent to subscribers on Saturday, July 13 -</span></span></p><p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/wrong-whale-17689" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:35:40 +0000 Theodore Butler 17689 at http://ews.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - July 12, 2019 http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-12-2019-17688 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - July 12, 2019. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 508px; margin-left: 0.1pt; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; height: 15.75pt;"><td style="width: 381.0pt; border: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; background: #16365C; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.75pt;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="508"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: '</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-12-2019-17688" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:17:17 +0000 SilverCOTReport 17688 at http://ews.silverseek.com Deliberately Looking Away http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/deliberately-looking-away-17686 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The two developments in focus include a broad artificial pricing scheme, or manipulation, affecting a wide swath of commodity markets and a more specific price manipulation involving JPMorgan in silver and gold. The illegal pricing schemes did not evolve overnight, but over a multi-decade period of time. That’s one of the main reasons why so many have failed to appreciate what has occurred – it has been a gradual process. So gradual that, like a frog not jumping out of a pot of water being heated slowly, market observers and regulators alike have come to accept as normal the dramatic and illegal change in the price discovery process. Simply put, commodity prices are now set and determined by excessive speculation in derivatives contracts by a handful of large traders and not by changes in actual commodity supply and demand. Derivatives contracts are entered into by two parties, a buyer and seller, and include futures and options contracts traded on listed exchanges and contracts traded over-the-counter, where futures contracts are called swaps. In essence, derivatives contracts are simply paper bets on price in the future and only rarely involve the physical delivery of the underlying commodity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: medium;">There are two great evolutions underway in the world of commodities that, while in full view, are misunderstood or overlooked by most observers. So important are these two developments that they threaten serious market upheaval when they are addressed, as must inevitably occur.</span></span></span></p><p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/deliberately-looking-away-17686" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:58:20 +0000 Theodore Butler 17686 at http://ews.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - July 8, 2019 http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-8-2019-17684 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - July 8, 2019 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 508px; margin-left: 0.1pt; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; height: 15.75pt;"><td style="width: 381.0pt; border: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; background: #16365C; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height: 15.75pt;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="508"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: '</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-8-2019-17684" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:26:43 +0000 SilverCOTReport 17684 at http://ews.silverseek.com Peru’s Largest Primary Silver Mine Production Plummets 54% http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/peru%E2%80%99s-largest-primary-silver-mine-production-plummets-54-17683 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the world financial system heads closer to the abyss, global production of the second most important precious metal, silver, continues to deal with serious problems. According to Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, the country’s largest primary silver mine saw its production plummet by 54% in the first quarter of 2019. The Uchucchacua Mine, run by Buenaventura, is not only the largest primary silver mine in Peru, but it is also ranked third in the world. Buenaventura reported that silver output at the Uchucchacua Mine decreased during Q1 2019 due to a contractor strike that lasted 21 days and significant rains. However, silver production at Uchucchacua continued to be weak in April, three months after the strike ended. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 17.008px; line-height: inherit; font-family: 'Droid Sans', sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: #000000; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: i<p><a href="http://ews.silverseek.com/commentary/peru%E2%80%99s-largest-primary-silver-mine-production-plummets-54-17683" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 15:47:04 +0000 SRSrocco 17683 at http://ews.silverseek.com