• Gold: 1,483.62 -0.03
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  • Euro: 1.115 0.000
  • USDX: 97.328 -0.026
  • Oil: 53.54 -0.1

2020: Year Of The Silver Metal Rat

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I don’t expect a major rise in inflation in 2020, but I think institutional money managers will show enough concern about it to make silver and the miners of this awesome metal the world’s top performing asset in 2020, the year of the metal rat!

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 Demand in India Set for 4-Year High on Farm Cash Payout

Silver will see a resurgence in demand this year from rural Indians spending cash handouts from the government designed to aid local economies ahead of the general election, according to Metals Focus Ltd.

Precious Metals Video Update: All eyes on FOMC today

FOMC today - Fed dot plot will be a focus. Silver and gold stocks need to be careful here, can turn bearish.. Copper options at an all-time record:

Technical Scoop: March-17-2019 -- Silver

As we noted, silver slipped a small 0.2% this past week. Silver appears to be in a nice bull channel. We will see if it can hold that channel even as gold might move lower. A breakdown under $15 would change that scenario and silver could fall to the $14.60 range. Technically, it made what could be seen as a double top at $16.20 and $16.19. If so, the breakdown under $15.44 suggested the potential to fall to $14.45. Currently the low is $14.98, but if that goes then $14.45 becomes a possibility. Only new highs would break this mildly bearish scenario. However, in the interim silver should follow gold higher, at least for the short term. New highs above $15.55 could suggest a move towards $16 once again but a more likely target zone is between $15.70 and $15.80.

Palladium Pandemonium May Portend a Silver Mania Ahead

Unlike platinum and palladium, silver has a long history of use as money. Even though silver is no longer minted into coins meant for circulation, it is still sought after by investors in coins and other forms for wealth preservation, inflation protection, and possible future use in barter or trade. Like platinum, silver looks extremely cheap when measured against palladium. Over the past three years while palladium has tripled in price, platinum has actually lost a few dollars. Silver is essentially unchanged over that period. Silver is so cheap at under $15.50/oz. that even if it goes on to follow in palladium’s footsteps and triples in value, it will still sit below its former all-time high of $49.50/oz.! What other asset class offers the opportunity to triple your money as a warm-up before prices break to new highs? Not stocks. Not bonds. Not real estate.

Kootenay Reports Positive Metallurgical Results from Cervantes Gold Project, Sonora, Mexico - under Option to Aztec Minerals

The Cervantes Property is held under an earn-in option to agreement whereby Aztec Minerals can acquire up to 100% interest in the property in two stages, with Kootenay retaining a 2.5 % NSR and receiving a payment of US$5.00 per ounce or gold equivalent based on a NI 43-101 Resource Estimate. See Kootenay news release dated October 13, 2015.

Bolivia Proving its Metal with New Pacific (TSX-V: NUAG) Drill Results and Partnership; A Frontier Opportunity for Investors and a Nation

The company has a cash position of $35,212,000 CAD, no debt, and has planned a further 55,000 meters of drilling to complete on the Silver Sand property. If the last batch results indicate anything, there is more good news to come. Despite its past, Bolivia presents significant opportunities for discovery and investors that have deep industry experience. The world is watching and Silver Sand could be Bolivia’s next silver mine. New Pacific Metals Corp. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “NUAG” and “NUPMF” in the U.S on the OTC market.

Silver, not gold, is the portfolio insurance to buy now

"Precious metals resemble insurance. We pay premiums before disaster strikes, hoping that we won’t need to make a claim. A small investment in silver and gold, less than 5% of a portfolio, serves the same purpose. We should buy insurance when the premiums are low and keep the coverage. Just let the protection sit there so you can sleep well at night. The ageless storehouses of gold and silver work when nothing else does, like during the Great Recession. Both precious metals are excellent investments to hedge against unforeseen risks. Silver makes sense because it is cheaper, rises faster than gold when disaster strikes, and is easily divisible into small coins, just in case you need to buy a loaf of bread or an iPhone and paper currency doesn’t work. Gold also belongs in a portfolio, because a small amount goes a long way in settling obligations. But right now silver is a much better bargain. It has declined by more than 65% from its 2011 peak while gold is off by about 30%. Portfolio insurance is cheap today. If you own silver, hold on. If not, buy it."

Assay Results 'Give a Sense of the Tremendous Scope' of Bolivia Project

We are barely into the third month of the year, but New Pacific Metals Corp. (NUAG:TSX.V; NUPMF:OTCQX) has been moving nonstop, announcing major land expansion news and off-the-charts drill results. In January, the company announced a major land expansion of its Silver Sand project in Bolivia though an agreement with Corporación Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) granting New Pacific the right to carry out exploration, mining and production on lands adjoining Silver Sand. The Mining Production Contract (MPC) is for a total of 56.9 square kilometers, a many-fold increase from the original 3 square kilometer Silver Sand land package.

Trade the Gold to Silver Ratio

Buy gold for insurance against fiscal and monetary predations of central bankers, commercial banking and government. Yes – certainly! Buy silver for insurance, profit and beautiful coins. Yes! Buy both to own real money that has no counter-party risk.

New Pacific Reports High Recovery of Silver Achieved for Sulphides and Transitional Mineralized Materials from Silver Sand, Bolivia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – February 7, 2019 – New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V:NUAG) (OTCQX:NUPMF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the preliminary results of the first metallurgical test work for its Silver Sand project in Potosi, Bolivia. Metallurgical sampling and test work commenced in September 2018 – the flotation recovery and bottle roll leaching test works for the transition and sulphide mineralized materials have been completed and test work on the oxides is under way. All tests, including column leaching test works, are expected to be completed by the end of April 2019. Positive recovery results have been achieved in the extraction of silver by the processes of flotation and direct cyanidation from the initial metallurgical test work.

Congressman Demands CFTC Explain Its Failure to Find Silver Market Manipulation Where DOJ Did

A member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee today pressed the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on its conspicuous failure to uncover the very silver market manipulation now being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. In a probing letter dated February 5 to CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, Rep. Alex X. Mooney (R-WV) writes:

Silver Market Trends - 2019 (The Silver Institute)

(Washington D.C. – February 5, 2019) Last year, the silver market faced a challenging environment which was reflected in a muted price performance. Preliminary estimates point towards a minor 0.3 percent increase in total supply whereas demand contracted 3 percent. A slowing Chinese economy, coupled with rising U.S. interest rates, an equity market bull run, and global trade tensions, affected the price performance across many markets, including gold and silver. This year, we expect the sentiment to be more supportive for the silver market. The start of 2019 has already proven to be good for silver investors. The U.S. Mint for example, sold 12 percent more American Eagles in January compared to January 2018. In addition, the expected slowdown in the U.S. FED rate hiking cycle should also benefit silver, which in comparison to gold, has a very attractive price point based on the high gold:silver ratio at around 82. Against this backdrop, the Silver Institute provides the following insights on 2019 silver market trends.

New Pacific Announces the Appointment of Dr. Peter Megaw as a Technical Advisor to the Company

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V: NUAG) (OTCQX: NUPMF) (“New Pacific” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Megaw, Ph.D., C.P.G., as a technical advisor to the Company with the primary objective of providing strategic and technical advice to senior management. Dr. Megaw has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Arizona and more than 35 years of relevant experience focused on silver and gold exploration. He has been instrumental in a number of mineral discoveries including MAG Silver's Juanicipio and Cinco de Mayo Properties, Excellon Resources' Platosa Mine, and new ore bodies at existing mines. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on ore deposits and is a frequent speaker at academic and international exploration conferences. Dr. Megaw was also awarded the 2017 Thayer Lindsley Award for the 2003 discovery of the Juanicipio silver deposit in the Fresnillo District, Mexico.

Canadian Explorer Makes 'Significant Silver Discovery' in Bolivia

In a Jan. 22 research note, analyst Joe Reagor reported maiden drill results were "worth the wait" as they confirm a "significant silver discovery" at New Pacific Metals Corp.'s (NUAG:TSX.V; NUPMF:OTCQX) Silver Sand project in Bolivia. Of the first 98 holes reported from the company's 2018 drill program, 94 hit silver mineralization. "A conversion ratio of this magnitude is uncommon in the mining industry and thus further supports our view that the Silver Sand project is a unique opportunity," Reagor highlighted. Overall, the 94 holes intersected an estimated average of 58.3 meters (58.3m) of mineralization with an average grade of 83.8 grams per ton (83.8 g/t) silver. One highlight assay was 76.6m at a grade of 383 grams per ton silver.

New Pacific Reports First Results From 2018 Drill Program at Silver Sand, Bolivia

The drilling program commenced in mid-October 2017. A total of 55,010 metres in 195 HQ size diamond core drill holes had been completed by mid-December 2018. The drill program covers an area of approximately 1,600 m long in the north-south direction and up to 800 m wide in the east-west direction. The holes were drilled along northeast 60 degree oriented sections with a 50 m spacing between the sections. Most drill holes are drilled at dip angle of 45 degrees to penetrate the principal trend of the mineralized structure zones with an average hole length of approximately 285 m. To date, assay results of drill core samples of 98 holes have been received and analyzed, of which 94 holes intercepted silver mineralization.

January 23: Gold and Silver Close Mixed with Stocks

Gold edged up to $1286.50 in Asia before it dropped back to $1278.70 in early New York trade and then bounced back to gains by early afternoon, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.12%. Silver chopped between $15.432 and $15.269 and ended with a gain of 0.2%.

January 22: Gold Gains While Stocks Drop

Gold dipped $3.80 to $1276.90 in holiday thinned trade yesterday before it bounced back to $1284.90 in Asia today and then dropped back under unchanged in late morning New York action, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1285.40 near the close and ended with a gain of 0.3%. Silver rose to as high as $15.348 and ended unchanged on the day.

Arizona Legislator Proposes Securing State Reserves with Gold and Silver

An Arizona legislator has put forward a bill to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with a modest allocation to physical gold and silver in the state’s reserve fund. Introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), the Arizona Sound Money Stabilization Act (HB 2500) requires that at least 10% of Arizona’s Budget Stabilization Fund be held in the monetary metals in a secure depository.

January 18: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold fell $10.50 to $1281.30 at about 8:30AM EST before it chopped back higher in morning New York trade, but it then fell back off gain in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.86%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.327 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.

January 17: Gold and Silver Edge Lower While Stocks Rise on Trade Talk

Gold chopped between $1291.40 and $1295.00 in Asia before it dipped to $1288.90 by midmorning in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.12%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.457 and ended with a loss of 0.38%.

Silver: Back In Focus

Silver is coming back into focus as the charts show a bit of upward movement with price action and potential brewing for some chart breakouts. This post starts with a look at the charts of Silver spot metal and then some popular US silver-based stoks / ETFs. With all of these charts, I'm on the lookout for any momentum-based trend line breakout (meaning an uptick over 20 for the ADX and +DMI) along with a move back above the weekly Cloud and on a volume spike.

Wyoming Legislators Want State to De-Risk Investments by Holding Gold and Silver

A group of Wyoming legislators have introduced three bills this week to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with modest allocations to physical gold and silver in the state’s pension fund, reserve fund, and mineral trust fund.

January 30: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% and 2%

Gold rose $6 to $1668.70 in Asia before it fell to see a slight loss at $1661.60 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then climbed to as high as $1683.50 just after today’s fed announcement and the yellow metal and ended with a gain of 0.83%. Silver slipped to as low as $31.24 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then shot to as high as $32.24 and ended with a gain of 2.01%.

Silver Market Morning

In New York the gold price fell back to $1,664.80 continuing to consolidate, yesterday. In Asia it slipped a little to $1,663 and traded around that level in London’s morning where it Fixed at $1,665.00 and in the euro at €1,217.996 down €17, while the euro was $1.3670. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was $1,666.40 and in the euro at €1,220.71.

Do Silver and Platinum Have Higher Growth Potential Than Gold?

We at Sunshine Profits suggest holding three precious metals (in a physical form) as long-term investments in a “default” precious metals portfolio – gold, silver and platinum. There are, of course, other viable options, such as palladium, depending on one’s preferences and needs, but these three mentioned above will suit virtually any precious metals investor.

February 8: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold edged up to $1673.53 in Asia before it fell back to as low as $1665.14 in early New York trade, but it then bounced back higher at times and ended with a loss of just 0.19%. Silver slipped to $31.314 in early New York trade, but it then rose to as high as $31.68 at about 10:40AM EST and ended unchanged on the day.

February 12: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold dropped $10.51 to $1639.19 by a little after 5AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1653.30 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver slipped to $30.57 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $31.128 and ended with a gain of 0.42%.

Endeavour Silver's Development of Work Underway at El Cubo Plant

Endeavour Silver's Development of Work Underway at El Cubo Plant

First Majestic Elects Not to Exercise Right to Match Coeur's Offer for Orko

First Majestic Silver Corp. (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F) ("First Majestic" or the "Company") announces that it has today notified the Board of Directors of Orko Silver Corp. that it is not matching the offer made by Coeur d''Alene Mines Corporation ("Coeur") and will not be increasing the consideration under First Majestic''s offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding Orko shares.

February 19: Gold and Silver Fall Slightly

Gold climbed $5.85 to $1614.75 in Asia before it fell to as low as $1600.54 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher in the last four hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.25%. Silver slipped to as low as $29.22 before it also rebounded, but it still ended with a loss of 1.31%.

February 26: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% More

Gold bumped up to $1601.89 in Asia before it fell to see a $10.26 loss at $1584.34 at about 10:15AM EST, but it then shot to as high as $1619.40 in the next hour of trade and ended with a gain of 1.21%. Silver surged to as high as $29.456 and ended with a gain of 1.19%.

March 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1586.04 at about 8:30AM EST before it fell back to $1571.75 over the next five hours, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.08%. Silver surged to as high as $29.065 before it fell back to $28.513, but it still ended with a gain of 0.42%.

March 6: Gold and Silver Rise, Miners Jump Higher

Gold dropped to $1567.40 at about 9:45AM EST before it rebounded to $1584.58 in the next hour of trade and then fell back to about unchanged by early afternoon in New York, but it then rallied back higher in the last few hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.53%. Silver slipped to $28.54 before it jumped up to $29.067 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 1.33%.

March 12: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold held near unchanged in Asia, but it then jumped higher at about 7AM EST and ended near its late morning New York high of $1598.21 with a gain of 0.77%. Silver surged to as high as $29.35 and ended with a gain of 0.59%.

April 1: Gold Edges Up While Silver Slips

Gold chopped around in a tight range of $1595.00 to $1600.90 in lackluster post-holiday trade and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $27.87 and ended with a loss of 1.44%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -978,339.568 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -978,339.568 ounces

Silver Market Morning

Gold continued to move higher, closing at $1,388 in New York yesterday. In Asia and London it pushed through $1,400 to $1,411 ahead of the Fix. The Fix was set at $1,414 up $17 and in the euro at €1,080.462 up €10 while the euro was at €1: $1.3087. Ahead of New York’s opening it began to slip at $1,411.55 and in the euro at €1,078.59.

iShares Silver Trust Subtracts 21.11 Tonnes

iShares Silver Trust Subtracts 21.11 Tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -384,165.450 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -384,165.450 ounces

May 8: Gold Gains Over 1% While Silver Slips

Gold saw a slight loss at $1450.14 at about 6AM EST before it jumped up to $1469.90 by a little after 8AM EST and then drifted back off into midday, but it then jumped to a new session high of $1476.30 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 1.42%. Silver dropped to $23.73 before it jumped up to $24.08 and then fell back off to $23.67, but it then climbed back to as high as of $24.00 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of just 0.08%.

iShares Silver Trust Adds 9.01 Tonnes

iShares Silver Trust Adds 9.01 Tonnes

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +2,391,349.790 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +2,391,349.790 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -606,188.735 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -606,188.735 ounces

Fortuna intercepts 736 g/t Ag and 4.8 g/t Au over 19.3 m at Trinidad North discovery, San Jose Mine, Mexico

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F) is pleased to report continued success in the exploration drilling at the Trinidad North discovery at the San Jose Mine in Mexico . Drilling continues to intercept high-grade silver-gold mineralization over wide widths with the mineralization remaining open to the north and to depth.

Join SilverSeek.com in Vancouver at the World Resource Investment Conference May 26/27

Cambridge House International announced the attendance of a team of world renowned investment managers, representing the Sprott Group of Companies, at the upcoming World Resource Investment Conference. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Rick Rule, David Franklin, Steve Yuzpe, Brian Mellum, and Dean R. Jensen.

Is Silver Currently Riskier Than Gold?

Summing up, even though the fundamental picture for silver and the long-term case are bullish, the technical situation for silver is quite bearish at this time and its medium-term picture is more bearish than gold’s.

iShares Silver Trust: -33.18 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: -33.18 tonnes

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,583.90 on Friday. London opened $11 down as the euro fell again on more fear. London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,571.50 and in the euro at €1,298.117, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2105 down nearly 1.5 cents on the dollar. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,572 in the middle and in the euro at €1,297.03.

Silver ETFs Stealing Miners Thunder

David Morgan, founder of Silver-Investor.com, says ETFs are stealing mining stocks investor base, but beaten down miners like Silver Wheaton are now the market's best bet.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,708.77 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,708.77 tonnes

Arian Silver Signs Letter of Intent with 500tpd Mill Operator

Arian Silver Corporation (the "Company" or "Arian") (AGQ.V)(AGQ.L)(I3A.F), a silver exploration, development and production company with a focus on projects in the silver belt of Mexico, is pleased to report that the Company has signed a letter of intent, which reflects the Company's intention to sign a definitive contract for exclusive use of a newly refurbished and soon to be re-commissioned 500 ton per day ("tpd") toll mill. This mill, which is located on the outskirts of the City of Zacatecas, is currently expected to be operational within ten to twelve weeks.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +168,218.010 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +168,218.010 ounces

Silver Sector Shrinking

It has been a while since we had this nagging feeling that we’re witnessing something profound taking place before our eyes and the market doesn’t seem to grasp it yet. We are not talking about the smorgasbord of events effecting markets all over the globe that is receiving ample coverage elsewhere in the media. As readers might know, our particular interest is in the silver space, and that is where we see an elephant in the room that hasn’t made headlines yet.

I Stand By $140 Silver In 2012

Pyrrhic Victory

This weekend, the much-hyped Greek elections occurred, with TPTB attempting to convince the world that a Syriza win would be catastrophic, and a New Democracy win “blissful.” Of course, neither situation is any different, other than that the timing of the ultimate Greek departure from the Euro currency mechanism. The MSM desperately wanted to bully stocks higher - and gold lower – to “celebrate” this Pyrrhic victory, but the markets are not co-operating, major equity indices flat and downtrodden PIIGS like Italy and Spain seeing their stocks AND bonds torched.

Commodities On Fire

Commodities markets ON FIRE this morning, led by oil, up another 4.5%. All base metals up 3%-4%, as well as silver, up 3.1% at 11:30 AM EST. Gold capped as usual at just a 1.5% gain, but pushing toward the top of its multi-month trading range of $1,550-$1,650, and on the verge of making a run toward its ALL-TIME HIGH in Euros. I’m not a big fan of short-term charts, but the long-term, ELEVEN MONTH, bullish “pennant” formation in Euro gold is a site to see, with MASSIVE upside potential when broken to the upside.

Lawrence Roulston on Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd.

Santacruz is less than six months from the start of production on its first Mexican silver mine. Two other advanced-stage projects are also on track for near-term production, supporting a production target of 5 million ounces per year within 3 to 4 years.

August 2: Gold and Silver End Modestly Lower

Gold climbed almost 1% to $1615.05 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1584.97 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a loss of 0.66%. Silver slumped to as low as $26.97 and ended with a loss of 0.91%.

SilverCrest Reports Q2, 2012 Financial Results

“We had a strong second quarter of 2012. We sold 637,050 silver equivalent ounces (2), for gross revenues of $16.0 million, with an average cash operating cost of $6.94 per silver equivalent ounce. The Santa Elena low cost, open pit heap leach mine operations continue to perform well and generated cash flows of $7.2 million which will contribute to the financing of the Santa Elena Expansion plan and the development of our major polymetallic La Joya Project. Q2, 2012, production was consistent with our budget and cash operating costs were below our budget of $8.20 per silver equivalent ounce. As a result, we are confident in meeting or exceeding our 2012 production guidance of 435,000 silver ounces and 33,000 gold ounces."

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -55,338.220 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -55,338.220 ounces

Silver: Supply and Demand

Ever wonder how supply and demand affects the price of silver? It's not as simple as you may think. This educational video explores the economics of silver and its various uses for industrial demand.

iShares Silver Trust: 9,687.66 tonnes

iShares Silver Trust: 9,687.66 tonnes

Silver Sales Up As Supply Slips

Silver's Fall

We are seeing macro funds buying the gold market and the Silver Trust shares, while other investors are selling to cover their losses in other markets.Silver demand remains vibrant in China and [as a 'needed' metal [in pharmaceuticals and electronics. We do not see that changing! But silver is moving as a monetary metal alongside gold, even though at institutional level it is not considered a monetary metal. We expect this to continue.