• Gold: 1,198.00 -9.25
  • Silver: 14.33 0.02
  • Euro: 1.175 -0.003
  • USDX: 94.236 0.324
  • Oil: 71.15 0.9

September 20: Gold and Silver Gain Again

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Gold dipped $2.10 to $1201.40 in Asia before it climbed up to $1208.40 by a little after 10AM EST and then fell back under unchanged by midday, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver dipped to as low as $14.181 in Asia, but it then chopped back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

Why Silver Could Replace The Dollar

Silver used to be a significant part of the monetary base in many countries. You could find it as part of monetary reserves together with gold, as well as coinage in circulation. Over the years that silver was demonetized (at least from the 1870s to roughly the 1960s), significant amounts of silver coins (official currency coins) were melted down and sold on the markets, together with silver bars (used as reserves). This brought us to today, where the amount of silver that is part of the monetary base is basically immaterial.

August 17: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 3% on the Week

Gold chopped higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its last-minute high of $1184.40 with a gain of 0.9%. Silver rose to as high as $14.80 and ended with a gain of 1.16%.

August 16: Gold Edges Lower While Silver Bonces Back

Gold dropped $14.40 to $1160.40 in early Asian trade before it rose to see a gain of $7.10 at $1181.90 at about 5AM EST, but it then drifted back lower in London and New York and ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver rose to as high as $14.829 and ended with a gain of 1.53%.

August 15: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 2% and 4%

Gold drifted lower throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session low of $1173.20 with a loss of 1.63%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.367 and ended with a loss of 4.31%.

August 14: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Dollar

Gold gained $5.30 to $1198.70 by late morning in New York before it chopped back down to $1192.20 by early afternoon, but then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.08%. Silver rose to as high as $15.107 and ended with a gain of 0.53%.

A Depressed Economy And A Silver Boom

The current bottoming pattern looks like triangle that broke down. However, it actually is very bullish although it still needs to find a bottom. The bearish look of the triangle is creating that perfect panic that is needed before price can go higher. The wise is buying right now while the fearful are selling. It only is important that price does not go lower than the low of 2015.

August 13: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 2%

Gold dropped $16.10 to $1195.30 in London before it bounced back above $1200 in early New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended near its early afternoon low of $1191.80 with a loss of 1.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $14.974 and ended with a loss of 2.15%.

August 10: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold dipped $6.20 to $1205.80 in Asia before it rallied up to $1217.00 by late morning in New York, but it then fell back off into midday and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.296 and ended with a loss of 0.78%.

August 9: Gold and Silver Close Mixed

Gold dipped $2.60 to $1210.90 in Asia before it bounced back to $1217.20 in London and then dropped back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.12%. Silver chopped between $15.367 and $15.503 and ended with a gain of 0.13%.

August 8: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold gained $5.30 to $1215.50 in Asia before it dropped back to $1206.60 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver chopped between $15.454 and $15.283 and ended with a gain of 0.39%.

August 7: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks

Gold gained $8.60 to $1216.10 by a little after 6AM EST before it chopped back towards unchanged by midafternoon in New York, but it then edged back up into the close and ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $15.485 and ended with a gain of 0.39%.

August 6: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold dropped $6.10 to $1207.40 in London before it bounced back towards unchanged in morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.29 and ended with a loss of 0.78%.

August 3: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold dipped $4.40 to $1204.70 in Asia before it climbed up to $1220.00 by late morning in New York and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver rose to as high as $15.549 and ended with a gain of 0.59%.

August 2: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold gained $4.40 to $1220.50 in Asia before it dropped back to $1213.40 in London 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 0.58%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.288 and ended with a loss of 0.39%.

August 1: Gold and Silver Fall With Bonds

Gold dropped $4.60 to $1220.00 in Asia before it rallied back to unchanged in London and then fell to a new session low of $1216.70 at about 11AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into midafternoon and ended with a loss of just 0.69%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.39 and ended with a loss of 0.9%.

July 31: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Bonds

Gold saw slight losses in London before it bounced back to $1223.10 in early New York trade and then dropped back down to $1214.20 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.27%. Silver rose to as high as $15.607 and ended with a gain of 0.26%.

July 30: Gold Ends Slightly Lower in Mixed Trade

Gold fell $4.10 to $1219.10 in Asia before it bounced back to $1225.00 by late morning in New York, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.16%. Silver rose to as high as $15.54 and ended unchanged on the day.

Ed Steer: When JP Morgan Decides to Stop Shorting Silver, Prices Will Shock You

It is my privilege now to welcome in Ed Steer of Ed Steer's Gold and Silver Digest. Ed has covered the precious metals markets for going on two decades now, having written for Casey Research prior to his latest project, and is also a director at GATA, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, where he and his colleagues work to expose the manipulation in the gold and silver markets.

July 27: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold edged up to $1225.40 in Asia before it dropped back to $1217.60 in London and then jumped to a new session high of $1227.20 by midday in New York, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a gain of just 0.03%. Silver rose to as high as $15.534 and ended with a gain of 0.58%.

July 26: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1%

Gold drifted lower throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session low of $1222.50 with a loss of 0.75%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.389 and ended with a loss of 1.28%.

Silver Threads among the Gold: What the Tea Leaves Seem to Be Telling Us

The ongoing July silver (and gold) slam has a 2008 feel about it. Important data point elements are different, but there's an air of panic on the part of physical precious metals' owners. "Major trend lines" being broken to the downside; physical metals' buying (in the U.S. off significantly so far on the year; (some) long-term silver holders giving up the ghost and selling their metal below spot.

July 25: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Oil

Gold gained $8.90 to $1234.10 in early New York trade before it fell back towards unchanged by midday, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.56%. Silver rose to as high as $15.628 and ended with a gain of 0.78%.

July 24: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold fell $6.60 to $1218.40 in Asia before it rallied up to $1229.50 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver rose to as high as $15.592 and ended with a gain of 0.65%.

July 23: Gold and Silver Fall with Oil

Gold fell $8.40 to $1222.40 in early afternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.47%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.355 and ended with a loss of 0.84%.

July 20: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold saw slight losses in Asia, but it then climbed steadily higher in London and New York and ended near its session high of $1232.10 with a gain of 0.65%. Silver rose to as high as $15.536 and ended with a gain of 1.24%.

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