• Gold: 1,194.48 0.56
  • Silver: 14.78 0.02
  • Euro: 1.157 0.000
  • USDX: 95.264 -0.274
  • Oil: 65.8 0.43

August 20: Gold Gains While Silver Dips

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Gold gained $5.60 to $1189.80 in Asia before it drifted back to $1184.80 it late morning New York trade, but it then jumped to a new session high of $1190.90 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.51%. Silver climbed up to $14.845 before it fell back to $14.645 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.41%.

April 3: Gold and Silver Cut Into Yesterday’s Gains

Gold fell $13 to $1328.90 in late morning New York trade before it nearly halved its drop by early afternoon, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.76%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.358 and ended with a loss of 1.08%.

April 2: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop 2%

Gold gained $18.80 to $1344.70 in early afternoon New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 1.21%. Silver rose to as high as $16.673 and ended with a gain of 1.59%.

March 29: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1% on the Week

Gold fell $4.50 to $1321.20 in late morning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.015%. Silver dropped down to $16.222 in early New York trade, but it then rallied to as high as $16.363 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.31%.

March 28: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1%

Gold saw slight gains in early Asian trade, but it then fell back off for most of the rest of the day and ended near its late session low of $1323.60 with a loss of 1.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.246 and ended with a loss of 1.33%.

Optimist or Pessimist on Silver

Silver demand increases every year and will push prices higher. Our modern world depends upon electronics, computers, missiles, fighter jets, cruise missiles, technology, communication devices and more. Each new application adds to silver demand. Medical applications, electric cars and photovoltaic solar panels need more silver and will boost demand.

Revisiting 2011 and COMEX Silver

There has been a lot of talk lately about the bullish internals of COMEX silver, and rightfully so! The size of the Speculator net short position is the largest in two decades, and this is a decidedly bullish indicator. Since all of this data comes from the weekly, CFTC-generated Commitment of Traders reports, we thought it would be fun to take a look back today and compare/contrast the current open interest and CoT structure to 2011, the last time price got "disorderly" to the upside.

March 27: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks

Gold fell $13.70 to $1340.20 in midmorning New York trade before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.64%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.471 and ended with a loss of 1.08%.

Silver Futures Report and JP Morgan Record Silver Bullion Holding Is Extremely Bullish

The COT data signaled we are close to bottoming and suggest that both gold and silver should make gains in the coming weeks and months. The data showed that the hedge funds and “Managed Money traders,” the “dumb money” speculators now have record short positions in silver. At the same time, the large commercials and including large bullion banks such as JP Morgan, the “smart money” and the “inside money” have reduced their shorts dramatically and are now long.

Has Silver's Time Finally Arrived?

Has silver's time finally arrived? This week Mike Maloney links to several pieces of news and data that show a massive shift in the silver market, as well as a gigantic nail in the coffin for the US Dollar Standard. Be sure to read the accompanying articles and watch the video Mike mentioned for some excellent in-depth analysis on why now might be the time for silver.

March 26: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1%

Gold climbed $10.10 to $1355.80 in late morning New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.54%. Silver rose to as high as $16.785 and ended with a gain of 0.97%.

Trade War and Silver CoT – Details and Implications

Gold soared by the end of the week. Miners didn’t – the HUI didn’t even move above the previous March highs. Silver’s performance was rather mixed, but closer to the one of miners than the one of gold. Why did gold rally? Why didn’t miners rally? How can the silver CoT numbers help in this case?

Buy Silver with Reckless Abandon

Look at the positioning of the mighty Commercial Traders, who rarely lose money and who operate under the blinded eye of regulatory oversight and governmental sanctuary. As of last Tuesday, the most powerful group of traders ever to operate under the watchful eye of the Working Group on Capital Market wiggled out of a massive 41,497-contract short position in silver on January 23, and arrived in full regalia this week short a mere 3,709 contracts. To provide some modicum of perspective, the Commercials were short a notional amount of silver that would correspond to 207,485,000 ounces worth $3.3 billion at the $16.20 per ounce benchmark on January 23, and are now short a notional 18,545,000 ounces worth a paltry $300,429,000.

Hi-Ho Silver!

If the latest COT report for silver gets any more bullish than the one released on March 23rd, commercial traders will have to go ‘net long!’ As it is, they reduced their ‘net short’ position to the lowest number in many years, down to just 4,000 contracts – barely 2% of the total open interest! This is bullish action! As recently as January 16th the number of ‘net short’ positions was 50,000, and the percentage of open interest was 26%.

Silver Speculators Go Short – Which Is Extremely Bullish

Friday’s commitment of traders (COT) report for gold and silver offered more of the same. Which is to say the gold futures action was boring and the silver action was strange and exciting. Starting with gold, the large speculators – who, remember, tend to be wrong at big turning points – got a little less optimistic, while commercials – who tend to be right at big turning points – did the opposite. But both groups are still in unfavorable territory, with the speculators too long and the commercials too short. Looked at in a vacuum this is not good short-term news for gold.

March 23: Gold and Silver Gain on the Week While Stocks Drop 6%

Gold climbed $21.90 to as high as $1350.20 by midmorning in New York before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 1.31%. Silver jumped up to $16.664 and ended with a gain of 0.85%.

March 22: Gold and Silver Pare Yesterday’s Gains; Dow Drops 700+

Gold chopped between $1327.50 and $1333.80 in Asia before it fell to a new session low of $1324.80 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.38%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.35 and ended with a loss of 1.27%.

March 21: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% After Fed

Gold saw decent gains in Asia and London and climbed $16.10 to as high as $1326.50 in late morning New York trade before it pared back to $1319.40 just after today’s fed statement was released, but it then rose to new session highs into the close and ended near its last-minute high of $1335.60 with a gain of 1.76%. Silver surged to as high as $16.636 and ended with a gain of 2.47%.

JPMorgan's Domination of COMEX Silver

So it's easy to conclude that this massive hoard of silver is not customer silver in storage nor is it held in custody as a part of the SLV. Instead, this is very likely JPM's own silver, against which JPM can issue contracts as an alleged hedge. Just as selling call options against a large equity position can yield an investor additional income, we believe JPM sells futures against this physical position. This allows them to manage price and consistently create profits for their commodity trading desk.

March 20: Gold and Silver Fall Before Fed Day

Gold fell $9.60 to $1307.20 at about 10:30AM EST before it climbed back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.116 and ended with a loss of 0.80%.

March 19: Gold Gains While Stocks Drop

Gold dipped $6 to $1307.60 in Asia before it jumped up to $1319.60 in early afternoon New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.21 and ended unchanged on the day.

March 16: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold gained $5.20 to $1321.70 in London before it fell back to $1309.70 at about 11AM EST, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.22%. Silver waffled between $16.496 and 16.207 and ended with a loss of 0.37%.

Market Report: Snoozing Into Spring

On Comex, silver remains in deeply oversold territory, while gold is broadly neutral. Silver appears to be following the base metals, which have been drifting lower, while the dollar continues its consolidation of earlier falls. Consequently, the gold/silver ratio is up at over 80, a level that historically has been too high to sustain, as the next chart shows.

March 15: Gold and Silver Fall Nearly 1%

Gold edged up to $1327.90 in Asia before it dropped back to $1315.00 in midafternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.66%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.366 and ended with a loss of 0.97%.

March 14: Gold and Silver Hold Steady While Stocks Drop Again

Gold gained $4.30 to $1330.10 in Asia before it fell back to $1321.60 in midmorning New York trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.045%. Silver sloshed between $16.654 and $16.501 and ended with a loss of 0.12%.

Are You Ready For The Next Rally In Silver?

In short, the three primary drivers of this rally will be continuing weakness in the U.S. dollar, generally rising commodity prices and the aforementioned Commitment of Traders structure that recently showed the Large Speculators in COMEX silver to be NET short for the first time in nearly 15 years. As you know by now, the COMEX silver "market" is very likely THE most manipulated in the world, given its relatively small size and the dominant, monopolistic positions held by a few major banks.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed slightly weaker at $1,342.80 down $1.80 in New York on Wednesday. Asia initially let it slip slightly with dealers following the euro against the dollar in thin trade, but before London opened Asia let it slide to $1,334. London held it around there until the Fix, where it was set at $1,333.75 down $15.75 over yesterday’s Fix. In the euro it Fixed at €975.819 down only €5.0 over yesterday’s Fixing as the dollar strengthened. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,332.60 and in the euro at €977.19, while the dollar stood at $1.3637: €1.

November 7: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold jumped $8.60 to $1325.80 after this morning’s surprise ECB rate cut before it fell to $1296.49 after GDP came out stronger than expected, but it then bounced back higher in late morning New York trade and ended with a loss of just 0.79%. Silver shot to $21.996 before it fell back to $21.382 and then also rallied back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.83%.

November 13: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold climbed $10.76 to $1279.66 at about 9AM EST before it fell back to $1268.37 in the next four and half hour of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.35%. Silver edged up to $20.868 before it fell back to $20.443 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.92%.

November 19: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold dipped $4.55 to $1269.15 by a little after 6AM EST before it climbed to as high as $1278.76 in morning New York trade, but it then dropped back off midday and ended with a loss of 0.02%. Silver slipped to $20.219 before it bounced back to $20.493, but it then fell back off in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.44%.

December 3: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged

Gold gained $6.18 to $1225.18 in Asia before it fell back to $1215.86 by a little after 10AM EST and then climbed back to $1225.23 in the next hour of trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.3%. Silver edged up to $19.314 in Asia before it fell back to $18.997 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.16%.

BREAKING: Canadian Maple Leaf Sales Q1-Q3 Already Surpass 2012 Total

As the Fed and Central Banks continue to pump huge amounts of liquidity into the market, investors have been buying record amounts of Canadian Silver Maples. Demand for the Canadian Gold & Silver Maples hit a record in 2011, but then declined in 2012 as investors started to believe that the monetary authorities had the financial system back under control -- an illusion that will cost them dearly in the future.

Eric Coffin’s Exclusive Interview with Eric Fier, COO of SilverCrest Mines Inc.

In a sector that has drawn so much market scorn in the past two years, this is a team that just gets it done. I think the current pull back is a perfect time for you to hear the story of this leader in the small producer space and get Eric Fier’s views on why SilverCrest has been such a success. There are lessons and observations that can be applied by traders looking for other winners. It should also be obvious by the end of the interview why SilverCrest continues to be a favorite on the HRA company list.

December 30: Gold and Silver Fall About 2%

Gold fell $13.13 to $1201.07 at about 5:30AM EST before it bounced back to $1208.50 in the next three and a half hours of trade, but it then fell to a new session low of $1195.43 in the last fifteen minutes of trade and ended with a loss of 1.42%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.48 and ended with a loss of 2.15%.

January 9: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed $6.24 to $1231.14 at about 8AM EST before it fell to as low as $1223.61 by late morning in New York, but it then bounced back higher in early afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.29%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.413 by late morning in New York before it shot to a new session high of $19.712 in early afternoon trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.05%.

January 10: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold saw decent gains in Asia before it fell back to $1228.59 just as this morning’s jobs report was released, but it then climbed to as high as $1248.75 by early afternoon in New York and ended with a gain of 1.52%. Silver surged to as high as $20.25 and ended with a gain of 2.86%.

Silver Market Morning

On Tuesday the gold price in New York fell to close at $1,243.40 with Asia taking it $3 lower. The dollar is slightly stronger at $1.3639: €1 ahead of London’s opening. In London the gold price was Fixed at $1,238.00 down $10.75 on yesterday. In the euro it, Fixed at €908.557 down €4.54. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,238.15 and in the euro at €909.07. The dollar stood at $1.3622: €1

SilverCrest Announces Record Annual and 4th Quarter Production in 2013

“2013 was another successful year and marked SilverCrest’s second full year in commercial production. Management congratulates our operating team for their valuable contributions and for delivering on their commitments. Santa Elena surpassed production guidance which was revised upwards during the year and produced 2.66 million AgEq(1) ounces in 2013. Moving forward in 2014, SilverCrest will continue to focus on delivering strong operating results and optimizing our operating cash flow as we complete the Santa Elena Expansion and increase production to approximately 3.3 million to 3.6 million AgEq(1) ounces. Management will continue to focus on improving cash flows by reducing costs and increasing productivity where possible to offset the current precious metals prices. Operating cash costs are expected to range from $8.50 to $9.25 AgEq(1) ounce in 2014. Further details on market guidance will be presented in the upcoming annual financial report."

Interview with Eric Sprott

Last question is without having a crystal ball scenario going on here, what is your pick for the December 31, 2014 closing price of gold? Eric Sprott: Over $2,000 per oz. What about silver? Eric Sprott: Over $50 per oz.

Silver Market Morning: January 21, 2014

We expect consolidation by the silver price today, in New York.

Silver Market Morning: January 23, 2014

Silver – The silver price true to history continues to move in tandem with gold. That’s why, what affects gold affects silver prices too.

Silver Market Morning

New York saw gold jump to $1,262 from $1,237 before closing at $1,259. Asia held it slightly higher ahead of the opening in London. The dollar traded at $1.3686 somewhat weaker than yesterday. London traded it up until the Fixing, which was set at $1,259.25 up $15.00 on Thursday. In the euro, it Fixed at €920.437 up €7.561 reflecting a weaker dollar which stood at $1.3730, down a cent. The Fix was set higher than the market was trading showing strong demand. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,271.10 and in the euro at €925.78.

The Financial Cancer is No Longer Dormant

If this is indeed “the Big One,” the timeframe to PROTECT oneself may run out very, very quickly. Hopefully, you have spent the past five years preparing for the inevitable, global currency crash; and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? All aspects of one’s life should be considered; but when it comes to the financial aspect, only PHYSICAL gold and silver have maintained their purchasing power throughout similar crises – and likely, will benefit more than any other asset class from what’s coming. Whether or not the “greatest wealth transfer in history” occurs – from those holding fiat-currency denominated wealth to those holding real assets – we don’t know, but we suspect it will. Either way, the odds of surviving what’s coming will increase exponentially if you limit your exposure to the financial cancer enveloping the world; i.e., the destruction of fiat currencies.

January 28: Gold and Silver End Barely Lower

Gold popped up to $1261.39 in early New York trade before it fell back off into midmorning, but it then bounced back higher in the last few hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.08%. Silver slipped to as low as $19.488 and ended with a loss of 0.25%.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price was slightly lower at $1,254.70 down $3.10 at the close on Tuesday. Asia held it there ahead of London’s opening. London set the gold price at $1,257.00, $4.00 up on Tuesday. In the euro, it Fixed at €930.353 up €3.166 while the dollar stood at $1.3511 barely changed. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,257.35 and in the euro at €930.54.

February 10: Gold and Silver Gain While Miners Surge

Gold climbed $10.78 to $1277.88 at about 8:20AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.59%. Silver rose to as high as $20.287 and ended with a gain of 0.1%.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price rose slightly to $1,290.90 up $1.00 at the close on Wednesday. Asia held it there ahead of London’s opening. London held it there before Fixing the gold price at $1,290.25 up $3.75. In the euro, it Fixed at €943.648 up €0.812, while the dollar stood at $1.3673, almost unchanged. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,292.50 and in the euro at €945.88.

Silver Market Morning

The New York gold price saw gold pause at $1,318 with Asia holding it there before London took it down steadily to $1,314 In London it Fixed at $1,314 down $12.00. In the euro, it Fixed at €957.586 down just over €10.00, while the dollar stood at $1.3722, weaker again. Ahead of the opening in New York gold stood at $1,313.75 and in the euro at €956.57.

SilverCrest Receives US$10 Million Commitment from Sandstorm Gold for Underground Mine Option at Santa Elena

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX:SVL)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) ("SilverCrest" or "the Company") is pleased to announce it has received notice of exercise of the Underground Mine Option from Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm") for the Santa Elena Mine, Sonora, Mexico. This Option allows Sandstorm to purchase 20% of the gold produced from underground operations at the Santa Elena. In consideration of exercise of the option, Sandstorm will make an additional upfront deposit of US$10 million to the Company on or before March 17, 2014 and will continue to make ongoing per ounce payments of US$350 until 50,000 ounces of gold have been delivered to Sandstorm, inclusive of 18,593 ounces already received from open-pit production, at which time the payments will increase to US$450 per ounce of gold.

February 27: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold dropped $5.05 to $1323.95 in late Asian trade before it rebounded to $1335.36 at about 10:30AM EST and then drifted back to $1326.99 in the next four hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver slipped to $21.002 in Asia before it bounced back to $21.485 in London and then chopped back lower in New York, but it still ended with a gain of 0.19%.

March 7: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold edged down to $1346.45 in Asia before it rebounded to $1352.69 at about 8:20AM EST and then dropped back to as low as $1329.28 after this morning’s jobs report was released, but it then rallied back higher in the last four and a half hours of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.82%. Silver slumped to as low $20.769 before it also rallied back higher, but is still ended with a loss of 2.7%.

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The Silver Bull Market Is Over?

Is the Silver Bull Market Over? This is one question that we feel very confident that the answer to it is no; but still we are specifically watching for articles or news stories suggesting that the precious metals bull market is over. We have seen a few articles announcing the end of the metals bull market and we will explain why this is significant to us later in this article. But first, there are a host of reasons why we think the bull market in precious metals is alive and well and we will address a few of these reasons in this article.

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%.

First Majestic Silver Corp.: Del Toro NI 43-101 Technical Report & Pre-Feasibility Study

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (FR.TO)(AG)(FMV.F)(WKN:A0LHKJ) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce a new NI 43-101 Technical Report (TR) and Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for the Del Toro Silver Mine.

Europe in Focus

Over the weekend, the European political/economic conflagration worsened further, with the Spanish Prime Minister forced to re-assure the populace on national TV that “this is not the eve of the Apocalypse” – which it is, of course, from a financial standpoint. European equities were flat to down, although Spain and Italy enjoyed a brief respite by BEGGING the EU to create some cockamamie “governing board” to take over their finances. It will never happen, but allowed those two markets mild dead-cat bounces. Following Friday’s major PM up day, prices have been holding their own all day with the Dow down yet again – particularly gold, now just $6 from its Friday close. With Wednesday’s ECB meeting and Bernanke’s Thursday speech before a Joint Congressional Economic Committee about the near-term outlook, be prepared for ANYTHING this week.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -530,305.40 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -530,305.40 ounces

July 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed up to $1623.53 at about 7:45AM EST before it fell back to $1597.59 in the next hour of trade, but it then bounced back higher at times and ended with a loss of 1.13%. Silver rose to $28.39 before it slumped back to $27.516 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 2.29%.

Site Visit: Santa Elena Mine, SilverCrest Mines Inc.

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL | OTCQX: STVZF) is a Vancouver based precious metals producer and mine development company who is rapidly advancing several projects in northern Mexico. The company has grown their flagship Santa Elena Mine in Sonora from an exploration project into a producing mine, drilled out a significant resource at their nearby Cruz de Mayo property, and recently announced a large silver equivalent (Ag, Au, Cu) resource at their La Joya deposit in Durango.

July 11: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed up to $1583.00 in Asia before it fell back to as low as $1567.21 immediately after the fed’s minutes were released, but it then bounced back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.52%. Silver slumped to $26.816 before it also bounced back higher and ended with a gain of 0.93%.

Huldra Silver Receives Level 1 Vein Drift Assays Up to 10884 g/tonne Ag (362.8 oz/ton Ag) Over .5 Metres at Treasure Mountain

Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA.V) ("Huldra" or the "Company") is pleased to announce sample results from the underground exploration and resource definition program on its 100% owned Treasure Mountain Property. All of the samples presented are from the fifth raise on Level 1 or from the vein drift extension on Level 1. The mine is developed on 4 levels over a vertical height of 295 metres following the vein down dip.

Dropping The Silver Investigation?

In the thinnest days of the summer – with the Olympics going on, no less – it looks like nothing short of a scheme to knock silver down occurred when a ridiculous article was published SUNDAY in the Financial Times that the CFTC was dropping its silver investigation.

August 9: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar

Gold climbed $4.61 to $1617.41 in Asia before it fell back to $1609.70 in London, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1618.09 with a gain of 0.3%. Silver slipped back to $27.864 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.39%.

August 14: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold climbed $8 to $1616.30 in Asia before it fell back to $1589.28 in early New York trade, but it then bounced back higher midday and ended with a loss of just 0.54%. Silver rose to $28.02 before it dropped back to $27.64, but it then rallied back higher midday and ended with a gain of 0.14%.

Where Is Silver Going?

The War Against Us

April 27: Gold and Silver End Mixed on the Week

Gold fell $7.13 to $1650.47 in Asia before it shot up to $1667.30 in New York and then pared its gains a bit in the last few hours of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.28%. Silver surged to as high as $31.435 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.