• Gold: 1,298.32 -1.79
  • Silver: 16.47 -0.02
  • Euro: 1.167 0.001
  • USDX: 94.132 -0.056
  • Oil: 66.8 -0.89

May 25: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

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Gold chopped up to $1307.80 at about 9AM EST before it drifted back lower into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.31%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.489 and ended with a loss of 0.36%.

April 5: Gold and Silver End Mixed Before Jobs Day

Gold fell $10.60 to $1322.80 at about 9:30AM EST before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.53%. Silver dropped down to $16.181 in Asia, but it then rose to as high as $16.417 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

Silver Finally Starts To Catch Up With Gold

Based on the gold/silver ratio one would expect silver to do better than gold even if both are rising. And based on the COT report, gold should fall while silver rises. Today the metals finally started to behave this way, with silver rising and gold falling.

Silver Bullion: Should We Be Worried About Silver?

– LBMA report: volume of silver ounces transferred in February fell by 24% – Standard Chartered: gold-silver ratio and supply/demand fundamentals favour silver – Gold/silver ratio at near two-year high on silver’s underperformance – Silver COT reports remain more bullish than at any time in history – Silver expected to outperform gold as macro and industrial factors begin to drive price

April 4: Gold and Silver Erase Early Gains To End Mixed

Gold gained $16.40 to $1348.10 at about 9AM EST before it slid back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver chopped between $16.528 and $16.248 and ended with a loss of 0.67%.

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%.

First Majestic Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial results for the Company for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012. The full version of the financial statements and the management discussion and analysis can be viewed on the Company's web site at www.firstmajestic.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

SilverCrest Announces Trading on NYSE MKT to Commence August 27, 2012

SilverCrest Mines Inc. (SVL.V)(STVZF) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its common shares have been authorized for listing on the NYSE MKT in New York. The shares will begin trading on the NYSE MKT on August 27, 2012 under the trading symbol "SVLC". The Company's common shares will continue to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "SVL".

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +555,536.41 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +555,536.41 ounces

September 4: Gold and Silver Gain With Dollar

Gold fell a few dollars from last Friday’s close to $1688.31 by a little after 9:30AM EST before it jumped back to $1698.76 in the next half hour of trade and then drifted back lower midday, but it then rallied back higher in late trade and ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver climbed to $32.27 in Asia before it slipped to $31.90 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $32.40 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.84%.

Fed launches big stimulus, to buy bonds until jobs rebound

The Federal Reserve launched another aggressive stimulus program on Thursday, saying it will buy $40 billion of mortgage debt per month and continue to purchase assets until the outlook for jobs improves substantially.

September 20: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $14.70 to $1755.80 at about 6:20AM EST, but it then rose to as high as $1770.42 in New York and ended with a loss of just 0.12%. Silver slipped to as low as $34.084 in London, but it also rallied back higher in New York and ended near its midday high of $34.692 with a gain of 0.03%.

September 26: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold dropped $24.60 to $1736.80 by a little before 11AM EST before it bounced back higher midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.57%. Silver slipped to as low as $33.32 by a little after 8AM EST, but it then rallied back higher throughout most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.56%.

October 4: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks and Oil

Gold climbed $16.56 to $1795.06 just before 2PM EST before it pared its gains a bit after the fed released Minutes from their September 12th meeting, but it still ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver rose to $35.092 in early New York trade before it fell back to $34.655 in the next 15 minutes of trade, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 1.16%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -379,504.528 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -379,504.528 ounces

Fortuna reports record production of 1,027,741 ounces of silver and 5,348 ounces of gold for the third quarter 2012

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F) announces production figures for the third quarter of 2012 from its two 100% owned operating underground mines in Latin America, the San Jose mine in Mexico and the Caylloma mine in Peru.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +561,944.440 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: +561,944.440 ounces

October 17: Gold and Silver Gain While Dollar Drops

Gold climbed up to $1753.30 in Asia before it fell back to $1742.79 by a little before 10AM EST, but it then rallied back higher in the next couple of hours of trade and ended with a gain of 0.6%. Silver rose to $33.14 before it fell back to $32.847, but it then rose to a new session high of $33.255 and ended with a gain of 0.61%.

November 9: Gold and Silver Gain Over 3% and 5% on the Week

Gold fell $5.72 to $1727.08 by a little after 8AM EST before it climbed to as high as $1738.67 in the next couple of hours of trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.1%. Silver slipped to $32.057 before it shot up to $32.775 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,711.9 down just over $2.00 on Friday. This morning, Asia and London dealers took higher to trade at $1,723.45 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,723.25 up $13.25 and in the euro at €1,349.663 up €7 from yesterday while the euro was at €1: $1.2768. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was slightly stronger at $1,724.45 and in the euro at €1,350.49.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,729.20 up $1.50 on yesterday. This morning, Asian and London dealers took the gold price higher to trade at $1,729.70 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,729.75 up $3.00 on yesterday morning’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,344.226 down €6.5 from yesterday while the euro was stronger at €1: $1.2868. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was almost the same at $1,730.25 and in the euro at €1,343.73.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,729.20 barely changed on yesterday. This morning, Asian and London dealers took the gold price higher to trade at $1,734 ahead of London’s opening. It was Fixed at $1,734.75 up $5.00 on yesterday morning’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,345.393 up €1 from yesterday while the euro was slightly stronger at €1: $1.2894. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was almost the same at $1,733.79 and in the euro at €1,343.73.

November 30: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% on the Week

Gold gained $6 to $1731.60 in Asia, but it then fell to as low as $1708.39 in New York and ended with a loss of 0.72%. Silver slumped to as low as $33.151 and ended with a loss of 2.43%.

Silver Market Morning

New York closed at $1,715.20 yesterday. This morning, Asian dealers pushed prices down, unusually, to $1,705 before London opened. It was Fixed at $1,703.00 down $3.75 on yesterday’s Fix. In the euro it was Fixed at €1,300.794 down €5.354 while the euro was stronger at €1: $1.3092 and stabilizing. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was $1,702.5 and in the euro at €1,301.01.

December 10: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

Gold climbed to as high as $1717.20 by about 8:30AM EST before it drifted back lower for most of the rest of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.44%. Silver rose to as high as $33.415 ended with a gain of 0.39%.

December 11: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold climbed $2.70 to $1714.30 by a little before 8AM EST before it fell back to $1704.82 in the next two and a half hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a loss of just 0.09%. Silver bumped up to $33.22 before it dropped back to $32.758 and then bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.72%.

December 18: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2%

Gold fell $36.70 to $1661.30 by early afternoon in New York before it rallied back higher in the last couple of hours of trade, but it still ended with a loss of 1.48%. Silver slumped to as low as $31.35 and ended with a loss of 1.77%.

December 26: Gold and Silver Gain With Oil

Gold climbed up to $1667.63 by about 9:15AM EST before it fell back off midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver surged to $30.21 before it slipped back to $29.842 and then rallied back higher in early afternoon New York trade, but it then fell back off again in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of just 0.23%.

January 16: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold climbed $5.86 to $1684.76 in Asia before it fell back to $1673.59 at about 8AM EST, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.06%. Silver rose to $31.46 in Asia before it fell back to $31.07 in London, but it then climbed to as high as $31.551 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.25%.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -257,806.020 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -257,806.020 ounces

January 24: Gold and Silver Fall About 1% and 2%

Gold fell to as low as $1665.12 at about 10AM EST before it bounced back higher in the next hour of trade, but it then drifted back lower again into the close and ended with a loss of 1.06%. Silver slipped to as low as $31.60 and ended with a loss of 1.83%.

Pure Bull

PM prices hit yesterday on “supposed” fears that the clueless Fed didn’t announce enough MONEY PRINTING – though they did EXACTLY what was expected – and “deflation fears” when the Dow tanked mid-Afternoon in response to rumors of the long-awaited Moody’s downgrades, announced after the market close. Like the Fed announcement, no one can claim anything was “unexpected” about these downgrades – and, more importantly, such downgrades (in freely traded markets) are PM BULLISH.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,573 again. London moved down only slightly to $1,569, while the euro weakened slightly to €1: $1.2450, 50 cents lower. The gold Fix was set at $1,567.75 the same as yesterday and in the euro €1,261.466, €6 higher. Ahead of New York’s opening, gold stood at $1,571.30 and in the euro, €1,260.97 while the euro was at €1: $1.2461.

Silver’s split personality feeds steep price drop

Silver’s split personality as an industrial and precious metal contributed to a steep drop for the second quarter, as the metal’s economic demand prospects and safe-haven appeal duel for investors’ attention.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,576.60 up $8. Asia and London took it down $10 to $1,566 as the euro continued to fall and ahead of London’s morning Fix today was set at $1,565.50 down $11 and in the euro at €1,281.097 down €3, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2220 down another 50 cents. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,564.10 in the middle and in the euro at €1,284.84 almost unchanged on yesterday.

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -378,196.144 ounces

COMEX Silver Inventory Update: -378,196.144 ounces

Gold & Silver Fear Indexes

A discussion with James Turk this week renewed my interest in his Fear Index. So I decided to calculate the current figure. Given the 2.8% GFI figure listed in the equation below, clearly the gold market mania phase is only beginning, when compared to the 1980's peak.

Silver Market Morning

After a weekend of critical European elections the gold price started the week in Asia lower at $1,638 lower in the dollar [-$3] but higher in the euro at just below €1: $1.30 then recovered. In the euro the gold price stood at €1,260 up €20 just ahead of London’s opening. There is no Fixing in London today as it is a public holiday. Ahead of New York’s opening it stood at $1,641.25 and in the euro €1,258.53 while the euro was at €1: $1.3041.

Whatever It Takes

The world’s markets are alight with excitement regarding the brain-dead repetition of ECB head Mario Draghi stating he’ll do “whatever it takes” to save the Euro. In other words, what he’s said – and DONE – all along, PRINT MONEY, MANIPULATE MARKETS, and disseminate PROPAGANDA.

July 30: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $9.32 to $1614.08 by about 8:30AM EST, but it then climbed to as high as $1624.86 in afternoon New York trade and ended with a loss of 0.08%. Silver slipped to $27.53 in Asia, but it then rose to as high as $28.23 in New York and ended with a gain of 1.55%.

GATA's Chris Powell on the Silver Manipulation Probe & the Fed Gold Audit!

Welcome to Capital Account. JP Morgan said in a court filing that PFG's subpoena of the bank may be overly burdensome. Will JP Morgan find a way to get out of it? It looks like they could be off the hook for accusations of silver manipulation. The Financial Times reported US regulators are increasingly likely to drop the four year investigation of silver manipulation, failing to find enough evidence. Bart Chilton, CFTC Commissioner, told a Motley Fool reporter that this FT report is premature and inaccurate. We find out what Chris Powell, co-founder and treasurer of the Gold Anti- Trust Action Committee, thinks.

Target 1 reached on silver (update on gold)

The initial profit taking target of the "Descending Triangle" pattern of the daily chart (right hand side below) on silver has been reached. The "Head and Shoulders" pattern on the daily chart is still in play.

Fighting Headwinds

This morning, PMs have been fighting the (coerced) headwinds created by the “debate” of whether an official, overt “QE3” program will be launched by the Fed, and WHEN. Why anyone would believe Bernanke would introduce – or even hint at – such a plan at Congressional hearings is beyond me, as such an occurrence has NEVER occurred in U.S. history.

Bolivia says may compensate South American Silver

The Bolivian government is willing to compensate South American Silver Corp for revoking its concession on the Malku Khota project, but it will be far less than the $16 million the company says it has invested, the country's vice president said on Thursday.

Euro shorts smell blood

Within the eurozone there are great stresses. At one extreme there are punitive costs of borrowing for Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy; at the other there is zero or negative interest rates for Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. Doubtless the first group begets the second, as captive investors in euros have to buy government bonds, and this requirement is being funnelled away from risk into safety.

Weekend Update - Silver

In Silver the volume has barely been 40,000 contracts lately on the daily chart, and "Open Interest" is around 120,000 contracts. Those traders who currently have a big position in Silver have a "ruling" hand right now. Should large orders "at the market" come in to cover shorts, or liquidate long positions it is likely to cause violent price action out of nowhere.

NYMEX Daily Reports

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June 12: Gold and Silver Gain About 1%

Gold fell $13.81 to $1586.39 by a little before 6AM EST, but it then shot back higher in morning New York trade and ended near its midday high of $1617.38 with a gain of 0.71%. Silver surged to as high as $29.042 and ended with a gain of 1.29%.