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Silver Market Update

Gold And Silver Seasonal Trends

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1%

Gold saw modest gains in Asia before it dipped back to $1189.20 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1208.30 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 1.14%. Silver rose to as high as $14.908 and ended with a gain of 1.24%.

October 3: Gold and Silver Edge Back Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and chopped near unchanged in London before it dropped down to $1197.00 in early afternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.39%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.622 and ended with a loss of 0.14%.

October 4: Gold and Silver Close Mixed

Gold saw slight losses in Asia and held near unchanged in London before it climbed to as high as $1206.70 by late morning in New York and then fell back to $1197.10 by midafternoon, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.07%. Silver rose to as high as $14.765 and ended with a loss of 0.48%.

October 5: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar and Oil on the Week While Stocks and Bonds Fall

Gold dipped $2 to $1197.30 in Asia before it climbed up to $1205.80 at about 10AM EST and then drifted back lower into midday, but it then edged back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver chopped between $14.516 and $14.712 and ended with a gain of 0.34%.

October 8: Gold and Silver Fall but Miners Bounce Back to Gains

Gold fell $19.40 to $1183.70 by late morning in New York before it bounced back higher in afternoon trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.269 and ended with a loss of 1.64%.

October 9: Gold and Silver Edge Higher

Gold edged up to $1191.80 in Asia before it dropped back to $1183.50 at about 9:45AM EST, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver sloshed between $14.436 and $14.269 and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

October 10: Gold and Miners Gain While Stocks Plummet

Gold dipped $4.60 to $1185.50 at about 8:30AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended near its last-minute high of $1193.60 with a gain of 0.25%. Silver dipped to $14.247 before it also bounced back into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.69%.

October 11: Gold and Silver Jump 2% Higher While Stocks Fall Further

Gold held near unchanged for most of the day in Asia, but it then began a steady advance in London, accelerated higher in New York, and ended near its late session high of $1226.10 with a gain of 2.48%. Silver surged to as high as $14.621 and ended with a gain of 1.75%.

October 12: Gold Gains Over 1% on the Week While Stocks Drop 4%

Gold dipped $6.80 to $1215.90 in Asia before it climbed up to $1223.30 in London and then drifted back lower in morning New York trade, but it ended with a loss of just 0.38%. Silver chopped between $14.525 and $14.702 and ended with a gain of 0.41%.

October 15: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Drop Again

Gold gained $15.30 to $1233.30 in Asia before it chopped back lower in London and New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.61%. Silver rose to as high as $14.773 and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

October 16: Gold and Silver Close Slightly Lower

Gold gained $7 to $1232.40 at about 9:30AM EST, but it then drifted back lower for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of 0.04%. Silver rose to as high as $14.845 and ended with a loss of 0.2%.

October 17: Gold and Silver Edge Lower Again

Gold dipped $4.20 to $1220.70 in Asia before it climbed up to $1229.50 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.09%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.597 and ended with a loss of 0.2%.

October 18: Gold Gains While Stocks Fall Markedly

Gold dipped $5.10 to $1218.70 in Asia, but it then chopped back higher in London and New York and ended not far from its early afternoon high of $1230.10 with a gain of 0.11%. Silver slipped to $14.455 before it climbed to as high as $14.651 by late morning in New York, but it then drifted back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

October 19: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

Gold dropped $1.90 to $1223.20 in Asia before it climbed up to $1230.50 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.11%. Silver dipped to $14.559 before it rose to as high as $14.715 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.41%.

October 22: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it drifted down to $1220.50 by midmorning in New York and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.519 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

October 23: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Shake

Gold gained $16.70 to $1239.50 just after 8AM EST before it chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to as high as $14.806 and ended with a gain of 1.1%.

October 24: Gold Gains While Stocks Plummet

Gold gained $3.20 to $1233.30 in Asia before it dropped back to $1225.70 by a little after 8AM EST and then bounced back to gains by midmorning in New York ahead of a fall back to $1227.40 by early afternoon, but it then jumped higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.653 and ended with a loss of 0.41%.

October 25: Gold and Silver Dip While Stocks Bounce Back

Gold gained $6.50 to $1239.10 in Asia before it dropped back to $1230.40 at about 4AM EST and then bounced back to gains in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.19%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.605 and ended with a loss of 0.34%.

October 26: Gold and Silver Gain on the Week While Stocks Drop Nearly 4%

Gold gained $8.30 to $1238.60 in Asia before it dropped back towards unchanged in London, but it then shot up to as high as $1243.40 in late morning New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver waffled between $14.734 and $14.576 in Asia and London, but it then rose to as high as $14.766 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.55%.

October 29: Gold and Silver Fall with Stocks

Gold dropped $6.30 to $1227.70 in London and spiked down to $1224.50 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.417 before it also bounced higher, but it still ended with a loss of 1.7%.

October 30: Gold Dips While Silver Gains

Gold dropped $9.10 to $1220.00 in London before it chopped back higher in early New York trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.45%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.375 in London, but it then climbed back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.21%.

October 31: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% While Stocks Bounce Back Further

Gold fell $11.50 to $1212.10 by midmorning in New York before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.55%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.249 and ended with a loss of 1.38%.

November 1: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 3%

Gold climbed steadily higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its midafternoon New York high of $1237.40 with a gain of 1.34%. Silver surged to as high as $14.818 and ended with a gain of 3.22%.

November 2: Gold and Silver Hold Near Unchanged on the Week

Gold chopped in a relatively tight range between $1229.90 and $1236.40 and ended with a loss of just 0.01%. Silver rose to as high as $14.908 and ended with a gain of 0.07%.

November 5: Gold and Silver Dip with Dollar Before Election Day

Gold gained $1.30 to $1234.40 in Asia before it dropped back to $1227.00 in London and bounced back higher in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.21%. Silver chopped between $14.766 and $14.599 and ended with a loss of 0.75%.

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..

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?

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!

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.

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.

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.

Kootenay Reports Columba Access Road and Surface Access Agreement Completed

Since acquiring Columba, the Company has undertaken a mapping and surface sampling program with silver grades of up to 693 gpt sampled on surface. This area includes a network of underground workings comprised of 4 shafts and 6 levels of drifts reported to measure over 1,000 meters in length. Historic* mine records indicate grades from these underground workings to range from 600 to 900 gpt silver with highlights of 1,900 gpt silver over 4 meters and 679 gpt silver along 133 meters of vein strike and 1.3 meters of vein width. (Click on this link to view a video that illustrates the historic underground mining data).

The Rise of Silver and Major Economic Decline

Currently silver priced in the Dow is close to all-time lows. Economic conditions has been favourable to paper and debt-based assets. The bullish wedge is an indication that all this is about to change. There has now been a breakout of the wedge and the ratio seems ready to go much higher. On the chart, I have indicated how the periods indicated by the green arrows have been associated with economic prosperity, and the red one with economic decline...

These Two Charts Virtually Scream “Buy Silver”

Silver is currently trading around $14.84 an ounce. This is around 30% of its 1980 all-time high of $50. However, this is an incomplete representation of what silver is really trading at, relative to US dollars. When you look at the silver price, relative to US currency (the amount of actual US dollars) in existence, then it is at its lowest value it has ever been (see chart below). Also, it is ridiculous that one ounce of silver cost $50 in 1980 when there were about 132 billion dollars in existence, whereas today it is only $14.84 at a time when there are 3 304 billion dollars in existence (note that I have used rounded numbers which created some distortion).

Will Silver Soon Follow Gold’s Lead?

The super-rich and large institutional investors who are more apt to take contrarian positions in overlooked assets generally prefer gold over silver because it is more convenient for them to accumulate in large quantities. We are still in the stealth phase of a precious metals bull market. When we enter the public participation phase – and demand for physical bullion increases – we have no doubt that silver will shine.

If History Still Matters, Silver Is Poised For A Huge Move

It’s been a pretty good couple of months for precious metals, but more so for gold than silver. Both are up but gold is up more, and the imbalance that this creates might be one of the major investment themes of the next few years. The gold/silver ratio – that is, how many ounces of silver it takes to buy an ounce of gold – has bounced all over the place since the 1960s. But whenever it’s gotten extremely high – say above 80 – silver outperformed gold, sometimes dramatically.

Kootenay to Commence Drilling at Columba Silver Project, Mexico

Kootenay President and CEO, James McDonald stated: "We are excited to test the vein system to confirm the historically reported grades and widths. The first 12 holes of the drill program will be designed to test the F vein where underground development work extended to 200 meter depth and the historic mining occurred."

A Pretty Ugly COT Report in Gold. Silver..

Also in silver, 26 non-U.S. banks are net short 36,928 COMEX contracts in the July BPR...which is up a decent amount from the 27,599 contracts that 21 non-U.S. banks were short in the June BPR. I would suspect that Canada's Scotiabank [and maybe one other, the BIS perhaps] holds a goodly chunk of the short position of these non-U.S. banks. I believe that a number of the remaining 24 non-U.S. banks may actually net long the COMEX futures market in silver. But even if they aren't, the remaining short positions divided up between these other 24 non-U.S. banks are immaterial - and have always been so. As of July's Bank Participation Report, 30 banks [both U.S. and foreign] are net short 36.5 percent of the entire open interest in the COMEX futures market in silver-which is up a monstrous amount from the 16.3 percent that they were net short in the June BPR - with much, much more than the lion's share of that held by Citigroup, HSBC USA, JPMorgan, Scotiabank -- and certainly one other non-U.S. bank.

Very Long-Term Silver

Just for fun because I am a chart guy who all too often bores you (and me) to death with ratio and indicator charts and all too seldom makes charts just for the fun of it anymore… So this long-term silver chart is just for the fun of it. What do we have here?

This Needs To Happen Before Silver Really Takes Off

What is significant about this peak-level in the Gold/Silver ratio is the fact that it is so close, and follows the 2016 bottom in interest rates. These confirm that some very serious credit woes are coming. It is likely on a scale not seen over the last 100 years. We can expect a rush for real monetary assets as never seen before. This will put silver again at the forefront of money and monetary solutions.

Gold & Silver Miners: The Hot Action Is Now

- Please click here now. Double-click to enlarge this daily silver chart. Like Rodney Dangerfield, silver doesn’t get much respect, but that’s because inflation has yet to really surge. - Having said that, the silver chart is beginning to look quite bullish. A breakout from an inverse H&S bottom pattern has occurred, and the pullback was flag-like. - The target of both the flag and the H&S pattern is the $16.50 area highs of February.

Silver's Promising Surge

Buyers surpassed a 15.840 target I'd flagged earlier in the week with such ease that a test of a more daunting obstacle at 16.470 seems all but inevitable. That's where September Silver double-topped earlier in 2019. If the rally should exceed these peaks as easily as did the 15.840 pivot today, that would greatly strengthen the case that a powerful new bull market has begun. More immediately, look for a short-term finishing stroke to 16.190, the Hidden Pivot target of the pattern shown in the chart.

Silver rallies to its highest in over a year, plays ‘catch up’ to gold’s gains

"He said gold and silver investors have not missed much of this rally, though in the short term the rally may be overextended when it comes to some miners. Over the coming months and year, however, Spina believes he sees “one of the best risk/reward [opportunities] in the gold/silver sector since I started buying juniors as a teenager, some 25-[plus] years ago.”

Silver Seems To Shock The Market

Well, as I think about it, I am starting to understand the shock if you had been reading what everyone has been writing about silver. Whereas the rest of the complex has already moved strongly higher, silver has been significantly lagging. And, I have been hearing one excuse after another as to why it is lagging, such as silver “has been acting as an industrial metal.”. But, last I looked, the economy was humming along. So, why would an industrial metal be lagging? Moreover, it certainly did not act like an industrial metal on Tuesday.

Precious Metals Big Picture, as Silver Gets on Its Horse

While many are talking about major new bull markets in gold, silver and the miners I find it safer to set realistic goals within a still very bullish outlook. After all, we became bullish in November, had to retrench due to over-bullish sentiment and fading fundamentals in February (both situations linked here) and then have been back in the bull seat since the gold stock launch as noted on June 3rd. The point being, I have nothing to prove to you; nothing to woo you and tempt your greed impulse about. NFTRH has simply called the sector in line with its fundamentals and technicals, and that is what we continue to do as of this day. We chart 20 quality miners (+/-) each week and note short-term targets, resistance, etc. for the miners, gold and silver routinely.