• Gold: 1,315.70 3.23
  • Silver: 15.46 0.04
  • Euro: 1.130 0.000
  • USDX: 96.601 -0.05
  • Oil: 58.61 -0.44

What’s the best speculative asset for 2019: silver or Bitcoin?

Silver is a somewhat comparable speculative alternative to Bitcoin. It has been used as money since the dawn of civilisation, albeit as monetary metal not computer code. In recent years silver has become more of a speculative asset than a currency, although it is also a very useful industrial metal. It’s vital for smartphones and other electronic products.

Surest Way to Overthrow Capitalism

As the price of silver rose over 2% this week, the cobasis basically held steady. There is some buying of metal here, and some speculation too. This is not exactly the picture of a feeding frenzy, with an outlook of silver-to-da-moon. But nor is it a sign of a speculative blip, with a prognosis of a crash. The Monetary Metals Silver Fundamental Price rose 12 cents, to $15.91. This week, of course, the stock market went up. Does the incredible bull market roar back to life? We are not stock market prognosticators, but we don’t think so if the Fed stays the course. As we’ve written, the discount on future earnings is higher now and therefore the present value is lower. Also, the interest expense is up and this will crush the marginal debtors.

January 4: Gold Gains and Silver Rises 2% on the Week

Gold edged up to $1298.40 in Asia before it fell back to $1277.30 by midmorning in New York and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.75%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.585 and ended with a loss of 0.32%.

January 3: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% While Stocks Drop Roughly 3%

Gold gained $9.30 to $1292.30 in Asia before it dropped back to $1284.80 just after 8:15AM EST, but it then climbed back higher in New York and ended near its new 6-1/2 month high of $1294.70 with a gain of 0.9%. Silver rose to as high as $15.751 and ended with a gain of 1.42%.

January 2: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold gained $6.50 to $1288.70 in late Asian trade before it dropped back under unchanged at $1278.90 by early afternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver rose to as high as $15.607 and ended with a gain of 0.26%.

Gold to Silver Ratio: So What?

Silver prices move up and down farther than gold prices. That pushes the gold-silver ratio too high, like now, when silver is inexpensive. Or it pushes the ratio too low, as in January 1980, when silver prices zoomed upward too far and too fast. When the gold to silver ratio exceeds 80, it is often a good time to buy silver.

December 31: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold gained $4.10 to $1284.10 in London before it dipped back under unchanged a few times in New York, but it ultimately bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.17%. Silver rose to as high as $15.51 and ended with a gain of 0.65%.

December 28: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% and 5% on the Week

Gold gained $7.10 to $1282.00 in Asia before it pared back in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.4%. Silver rose to as high as $15.389 and ended with a gain of 0.92%.

December 27: Gold and Silver Hold 1% Gains in Face of Stocks Reversal

Gold gained $12.70 to $1278.90 in early afternoon New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver rose to as high as $15.267 and ended with a gain of 1.33%.

December 26: Gold and Silver Closed Mixed While Stocks Rebound

Gold gained $10 to a new 6-month high at $1279.00 by late morning in New York before it sold off in afternoon trade, but it ended with a loss of just 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $15.17 and ended with a gain of 1.76%.

December 24: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop Almost 3%

Gold gained nearly $10 in Asia before it halved its gains in London, but it then rose to new 6-month highs in New York and ended with a gain of 1.08%. Silver climbed to as high as $14.776 and ended with a gain of 1.03%.

December 21: Gold and Silver Gain on the Week While Stocks Fall the Most in 10 Years

Gold edged up to $1262.60 in Asia before it dropped back to $1256.20 in London and then bounced back above unchanged in early New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.44%. Silver chopped between $14.777 and $14.606 and ended with a loss of 1.02%.

December 20: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop Nearly 2%

Gold gained $24.30 to a new 5-month high at $1266.30 by early afternoon in New York before it chopped back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 1.53%. Silver rose to as high as $14.841 and ended with a gain of 1.3%.

December 19: Gold and Silver Fall After Fed Tightens

Gold edged up to $1251.40 in Asia before it dropped back to $1246.80 in London and then jumped up to $1258.00 at about 10:30AM EST, but it then fell to as low as $1241.90 after today’s fed announcement and ended with a loss of 0.58%. Silver rose to as high as $14.821 before it fell back to $14.55, but it ended with a loss of just 0.41%.

December 18: Gold Gains While Stocks Struggle Higher

Gold erased early Asian gains and dipped to $1245.10 at about 2AM EST before it rallied up to $1250.30 in London and then fell to see slight losses by midmorning in New York, but it then climbed back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.24%. Silver chopped between $14.721 and $14.613 and ended with a loss of 0.2%.

December 17: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% While Stocks Drop Over 2%

Gold saw slight losses in Asia, but it then climbed steadily higher in London and New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1248.10 with a gain of 0.65%. Silver rose to as high as $14.70 and ended with a gain of 0.62%.

December 14: Gold and Silver Fall Less Than 1% on the Week

Gold fell $9.90 to $1233.00 by a little after 9:30AM EST before it climbed back towards unchanged by midday, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.37%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.493 and ended with a loss of 1.29%.

December 13: Gold and Silver Trade Mixed with Stocks

Gold held near unchanged in Asia before it dipped to $1240.30 in early New York trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.24%. Silver chopped between $14.805 and $14.684 and ended with a gain of 0.2%.

December 12: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold chopped up to $1247.10 at about 1PM EST before it fell back off into midafternoon, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.23%. Silver rose to as high as $14.794 and ended with a gain of 1.31%.

Is the Buyer’s Market for Silver Coming to an End?

Few markets are as depressed – and, as many analysts argue, suppressed – as silver. Prices for the white metal continue to languish in a low-level trading range amidst lackluster demand. The upshot for investors is that they can now obtain silver bullion at both a low spot price and a low premium above spot. How long this buyer’s market will is unknowable last. But given silver’s manic-depressive personality, prices could launch explosively higher at any time.

December 11: Gold and Silver Close Mixed with Stocks

Gold gained $5.20 to $1249.50 in London before it chopped back down to $1241.10 by midafternoon in New York, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver rose to as high as $14.719 before it dropped back to $14.516, but it then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.21%.

December 10: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it fell back to $1243.50 by a little after 8AM EST and then bounced back higher in morning New York trade, but it then fell back off again into the close and with a loss of 0.33%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.478 and ended with a loss of 0.75%.

Silver Investors See Palladium as the “Canary in the Coal Mine”

The precious metals sector has just one standout performer this year, and that is palladium. Lately the market for that metal has gotten more than just hot. Developments there could have implications for the LBMA and the rickety fractional reserve system of inventory underpinning all of the physical precious metals markets.

December 7: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 3% on the Week While Stocks Drop Nearly 5%

Gold saw slight gains in Asia and London, but it then accelerated higher in New York and ended near its early afternoon high of $1250 with a gain of 0.82%. Silver rose to as high as $14.645 and ended with a gain of 1.04%.

December 6: Gold and Silver Hold Steady While Stocks Remain Volatile

Gold chopped near unchanged in low volume trade yesterday before it fell back to $1234.90 in Asia today and then climbed up to a new session high of $1244.30 by midmorning in New York, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.01% from Tuesday’s close. Silver slipped to as low as $14.351 and ended with a loss of 0.28%.

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