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Are We Nearing The Breakpoint In The Silver Market?

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After getting a thorough simulation of what it feels like to watch paint dry over the past eight years, the silver market is finally showing some signs of life. After rising almost $2.50 from the May 20 $14.41 lows (coincidentally also the same time the banks finished buying back their short position – as can be seen by the red line in the middle section of the chart below), silver recently even crossed above the $17 mark.

New Pacific Reports First Results from 2019 Drill Program at Silver Sand, Bolivia – Continuing intersecting wide silver mineralization near surface including 169 g/t silver over 144.2m

The 2019 drilling program at Silver Sand commenced in late April and is expected continue throughout rest of the year. These first eight holes were part of the infill drilling program to bring drill hole density to approximately 25 metre by 25 metre spacing and to produce a mineral resource estimate in accordance with NI 43-101 at the end of 2019. These holes were approximately oriented at azimuths of 60 degrees and dips of -45 degrees. These first eight infill holes have intercepted significant silver mineralization similar to those reported from the 2018 drilling program, and adequately confirms the continuity of mineralization within the drilled extents.

Rocket Fuel

According to silver analyst Theodore Butler, various hedge funds are currently short 440 million ounces of silver on the COMEX futures market. That’s over half the silver that’s mined in a year. These funds manage money for big investors and they rely on computerized trading programs. Human judgements and emotions don’t enter into trading decisions. Their foremost trading strategy is to buy or sell when moving averages are penetrated. If the price of silver or gold moves upward to the point it goes through the average of prices over the past 50 days, it causes some short selling programs to buy and close out their short position. A penetration of the more important 200 day moving average sparks major buying and can lift the price significantly.

Bolivian gov’t seeks a new deal with miners, says Minister Navarro

Although the state has ownership of the resource, it grants the company a lengthy concession period during which it can explore, build and operate a mine. In exchange, the company promises to undertake certain investments in stages throughout the project’s life, including rehabilitating the site when the mine closes. Once signed with Comibol, the contract is sent to Congress, where it would be approved as a law and finally promulgated by the president himself, giving the contract considerable legal weight. In January, Navarro signed the first such deal for an exploration project with Vancouver-based New Pacific Metals (TSXV: NUAG; US-OTC: NUPMF). The 45-year contract is due to receive legislative approval by mid-year.

When (Not If) Silver Has a "Bitcoin Moment"

So, don't sit around with "not enough" – or not any – physical silver (and gold) until a "bitcoin moment" in the metals takes place. If you hesitate long enough, you just might find yourself benched during the entire "last 10% (and majority profit potential) of an explosive finale. But by all means, avoid contracting a terminal case of FOMO (fear of missing out), which causes you to buy the top!

Silver – Eight Years Later

Eight years ago, silver reached $48 per ounce. COMEX changed the margin requirements, and others dumped thousands of paper contracts on the COMEX market to smash prices lower. They succeeded, as usual. Old news! As they say, “Wash, rinse and repeat.” Gold and silver prices fell hard since their 2011 highs, while central banks levitated the S&P 500 Index, most stocks, and bonds with massive infusions of cheap debt. Central banks also purchased stocks and bonds. Inexpensive debt, QE, and bond monetization were good for the DOW and S&P 500 stocks. Central banks are reluctant to change policies, but the world may have arrived at another “Peak Debt” moment similar to 2008. What are prospects for silver and gold in the next several years? What data backs up the prognosis?

GoldSeek Radio Nugget: David Morgan - "We will see some kind of a rally this summer in metals"

The world's appetite for US' debt has peaked a few years ago. It is De-Dollarization..

Bart Chilton, former CFTC commissioner, dead at 58

The former U.S. CFTC commissioner was known for calling for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies and derivatives.

World’s Largest Primary Silver Miner Production Plunges

Silver production at the world’s largest producer fell significantly in the first quarter of the year. Fresnillo PLC reported a decrease in silver production in Q1 2019 versus the same period last year, due to lower ore grades and reduced volumes of processed ore at its Fresnillo Mine. Furthermore, while silver production fell the most at its Fresnillo Mine, the company also experienced declines at its Saucito and San Julian Mines. Total silver production at Fresnillo PLC dropped by 15% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter in 2018.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver pointing to $14.55 support

Precious metals technical video update

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver oversold down into a support area

Silver oversold down into a support area - video update.

Kootenay Reports Sampling Results and Discovery of New Vein at High-grade Copalito Silver-gold Project, Mexico

Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce sampling results from the Company’s most recent mapping and surface sampling program (the “Program”) conducted on outcropping veins at the Copalito Project (“Copalito” or “Property”) located in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico. Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald stated. “This is one of two projects we acquired over the last year with the potential for the discovery of high-grade vein hosted deposits. Vein widths, strike extents and grades encountered to date along with lack of any previous drilling indicate excellent potential for resource discovery. We will continue to advance Copalito to the drill stage while at the same time preparing for the first drill program on the Columba silver project the second of the two new projects.”

Behind Closed Doors

A fog lifted from the silver market last week and we could see things clearly that we had only guessed at. A former commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Bart Chilton, sat for an interview with blogger Chris Marcus to discuss silver market shenanigans. Mr. Chilton was a commissioner from 2007 to 2014. The interview got interesting when he began to discuss the failure of Bear Stearns in 2008. They held a large short position in silver along with JPMorgan who took over Bear Stearns’ short position at the time.

Get on the Ira Silver Train

For more modest IRAs you may want to consider Gold Star Trust. Simply set up an account on line and then roll over some or all of your funds into the new account. Gold Start Trust was formerly American Church Trust and specialized in Church bonds. I have been associated with them for almost 20 years. After you account is funded simply call your favorite precious metals dealer (yours truly for one) and you can purchase precious metals for your IRA. The metals have to be held in a 3rd party depository which is where Gold Star Trust comes into play. Your metals dealer ships the precious metals to Gold Star and they pay directly from your IRA account. There are a few restrictions on allowed metals but most popular forms of precious metals are allowed in the IRA. Storage costs are reasonable.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver oversold, trend is down

Silver oversold, trend is down.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver in a downtrend but..

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver in a downtrend (video update)

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver hits lower bollinger band support

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver hits lower bollinger band support, important support area and oversold.

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver has not yet turned that corner..

Silver has not yet turned that corner (video technical update)

Precious Metals Update Video: Silver remains above its 18-DMA

Silver market is similar to gold - lower highs and lower lows. For two weeks in a row, silver above its 18-DMA. (video update).

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold-Silver ratio is starting to favor silver

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold is not overbought. Silver - lower lows, lower highs.

Silver Market Morning

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

May 9: Gold and Silver Fall 1%

Gold fell over $27 to as low as $1579.74 by about 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.98%. Silver slipped to as low as $28.629 before it also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.02%.

May 10: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell another $5.30 to $1585.70 at about 6AM EST before it rebounded to $1601.42 at about 10AM EST and then pared it gains a bit, but it still ended with a gain of 0.19%. Silver slipped to $28.94 before it climbed back to $29.455, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.48%.

May 11: Gold and Silver Fall About 4% on the Week

Gold fell $20.28 to $1573.72 by about 3:30AM EST before it climbed back to $1590.53 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.8%. Silver slipped to as low as $28.436 by midmorning in New York before it rallied back to $29.15, but it also fell back off in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.58%.

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

Live 1-Hour Spot Silver Price Chart: http://www.silverseek.com/quotes/hoursilver.php

May 17: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 3%

Gold jumped to as high as $1579.80 by midday in New York before it drifted a bit in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a gain of 2.23%. Silver surged to as high as $28.33 and ended with a gain of 3.2%.

Poll Results: Where will Silver End 2012?

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

May 21: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $6.40 to $1585.00 at about 9:30AM EST, but it then chopped back higher midday and ended with a gain of 0.16%. Silver slipped to as low as $28.076 before it also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.56%.

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.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +528,970.137 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +528,970.137 ounces

May 31: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold jumped to $1573.17 at about 9:45AM EST before it plummeted back to $1552.29 in the next half hour of trade and then bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.17%. Silver climbed to $28.213 in London and then fell back to $27.54 in midmorning New York trade before it the bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,643.17 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,643.17 tonnes

June 21: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 4%

Gold fell to as low as $1564.57 and ended with a loss of 2.5%. Silver slipped to as low as $26.849 and ended with a loss of 4.13%.

Pan American Silver Falls to Levels Below Book Value

In trading on Friday, shares of Pan American Silver Corp. (Toronto: PAA) crossed below their last reported book value — defined as common shareholder equity per share — of $17.83, changing hands as low as $17.70 per share. Pan American Silver Corp. shares are currently trading down about 3.2% on the day.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,598.70, up $20. Asia took it up to $1,606 ahead of London’s opening, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2602. The gold Fix was set at $1,608.50 and in the euro €1,278.312. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold stood at $1,609.65 and in the euro, €1,279.23 while the euro was at €1: $1.2583.

July 13: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold rallied to as high as $1596.35 and ended with a gain of 1.04%. Silver rose to $27.509 in London before it slumped back to $27.14 in midmorning New York trade, but it then surged to a new session high of $27.56 and ended with a gain of 0.3%.

July 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1591.49 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to as low as $1577.15 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to $27.60 before it dropped back to $27.13, but it still ended with a gain of 0.07%.

July 23: Gold and Silver End Modestly Lower

Gold fell to as low as $1563.41 by about 8:45AM EST, but it then rallied back higher throughout the rest of the morning in New York and ended near its noontime high of $1580.30 with a loss of just 0.42%. Silver slumped to as low as $26.671 before it also rallied back higher and ended with a loss of just 1.14%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,329,524.330 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -1,329,524.330 ounces

July 27: Gold and Silver Gain About 2% on the Week

Gold climbed almost 1% to $1629.31 at around 8:20AM EST before it drifted back lower at times in New York, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.48%. Silver surged to as high as $27.839 before it also fell back off at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.98%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -287,542.774 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -287,542.774 ounces

iShares Silver Trust: 9,759.01 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,759.01 tonnes

The “Summer Games” Go On

And the “summer games” go on, with TPTB “locking down” Precious Metals with daily caps at the same times, while the “DOW JONES PROPAGANDA AVERAGE” surges at the NYSE open and is NEVER allowed to fall.

Why Is The Future Silver Supply More at Risk than Gold?

The focus of the markets and the alternative media is firmly placed on the continued disintegration of the world financial system. Many believe that the collapse of the fiat monetary system along with the global banking cartel is the worst possible outcome. However, this may actually turn out to be the good news in a sea of bad news that is lurking around the corner.

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.

Silver: Supply and Demand Part 2, Investment Demand

This educational video looks at how and why people invest in silver. While economic, socio-political and psychological forces play a large part in determining the price of silver, it all comes back to the basic principles of supply and demand.

JP Morgan Silver Manipulation

Silver Chart and Comments

Silver continues to be the poor poster child for the Deflation or Risk Aversion Trade. It's chart is abysmal at this point as it has steadily retreated since peaking near $50 in what seems a lifetime ago. About the only positive thing that can be said about it is that is had not been below the $26 level for some time now. That level still seems to be bringing in buyers.

Silver Grumps

Attention, Class: Silver and gold are static assets. They are constants. They don't actually move much. What happens is that the metrics by which we measure Silver and Gold jump around like horny ticks on a hot dog. It is the fraud of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

South American Silver Responds Strongly To Bolivian Government Statements

South American Silver Corp. (SAC.TO)(SOHAF) today expressed extreme disappointment in statements made this evening by the Bolivian government that it intends to nationalize the company's development stage Malku Khota silver-indium-gallium project.

Bolivia to consider nationalizing embattled silver project

Bolivia will consider nationalizing Canadian miner South American Silver Corp's silver property, President Evo Morales said on Sunday, following violent indigenous protests against the mining project. Leftist Morales, who last month took control of global commodities giant Glencore's tin and zinc mine in the Andean country, said he hadn't taken a final decision on whether to revoke the Canadian miner's concession.

August 3: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold climbed $11.03 to $1599.73 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1586.90 immediately after the jobs report was released, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.89%. Silver slumped down to $27.066 in early New York trade, but it then surged to as high as $27.883 and ended with a gain of 2.4%.

Silver is for Champions

The thoughts of millions of ice hockey fans turned to silver this week – more specifically, to the nearly 35 pounds of silver in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup, the century-old championship symbol of professional hockey. The Los Angeles Kings ultimately lifted high the iconic trophy made of sterling silver.

Is the Silver’s Move Above Its 50-day Moving Average a Bona Fide Buy Signal?

Summing up, there are virtually no positive signs for the white metal in this week’s chart except for the move above the 50-day moving average. This move was not accompanied by analogous breakouts in gold nor mining stocks, so we don’t view it as overly important. The silver-to-gold ratio indicates further weakness ahead.

Maintain The Status Quo

The name of the game is the “maintain the status quo” – first until the Europeans return from August vacations, and second in front of the U.S. elections. Today’s “retail sales” fiasco – following perhaps 20 HORRIBLE, GLOBAL economic reports, was no different than last month’s NFP Employment Report, when unprecedented “seasonal adjustments” turned what should have been a BIG decline into a big increase.

Bill Murphy Comments On Today's Market Action

It's go into the bunker time as markets are in sell everything mode. It is a sad day when King Dollar reigns. Our politicians can't even deal with cutting the rate of our debt increases, much less really address our mounting fiscal problems.

Charts: Silver Price, Silver Stocks Reverse from Lows

The silver price has made a strong reversal from big technical supports around $27. Silver stocks have also moved off their early morning lows, crossing into positive terriroty mid-day and gaining steadily into the close:

Silver Market Update

Silver investors and speculators are amongst the manic-depressive you can possibly find in the investment world. When they are playing maximum credits on the slots and passing round boxes of cuban cigars and taking out massive loans to buy Ferraris and Lambos you know it's time to watch out. When they retreat into the shadows, only coming out to hurl themselves off bridges and other tall structures, mumbling about the "cartel" as they plummet earthwards, you know it's getting time to buy - and that is the situation we now find ourselves in. In this update we are going to examine evidence which suggests that, despite the fragile looking price pattern, silver is going to turn surprisingly strong in short order, or alternatively, if it does break down, it turns out to be a false move that is swiftly followed by a dramatic recovery.

July 25: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1%

Gold climbed steadily higher throughout most of trade in London and New York and ended near its late session high of $1610.10 with a gain of 1.4%. Silver surged to as high as $27.559 and ended with a gain of 1.3%.

Sprott mum after Hecla offers cash for U.S. Silver in hostile bid

The head of Sprott Asset Management, Eric Sprott, was keeping his cards close to his chest after Hecla Mining made a hostile C$111-million cash offer to buy U.S. Silver that would derail a Sprott-backed plan to merge U.S. Silver with RX Gold & Silver.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -996,615.750 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -996,615.750 ounces