December 15: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1% on the Week

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Gold gained $8.90 to $1261.90 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1253.50 by late morning, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.22%. Silver rose to as high as $16.08 and ended with a gain of 0.88%.

February 27: Gold and Silver Reverse Lower on Fedspeak

Gold waffled between $1258.40 and $1253.40 in Asia and traded mostly slightly lower in London before it jumped to as high as $1263.60 in late morning New York trade, but it then fell back off into the close and ended with a loss of 0.45%. Silver surged to as high as $18.481 before it also dropped back lower in late trade and ended with a loss of 0.65%.

Silver Market Morning: Feb 28 2017 - Gold waits to be Trumped!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 280.0 Yuan once again, which directly translates into $1,267.88. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,262.88. This is $11.88 higher than the New York close and $11.18 higher than London.

February 28: Gold and Silver Close Higher Before Trump's Speech Tonight

Gold gained $7.20 to $1258.20 in midmorning New York trade before it plummeted back to $1247.70 by a little after 1:30PM EST, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.05%. Silver rose to as high as $18.457 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.6%.

March 1: Gold and Silver End Mixed While Stocks Surge Higher

Gold fell $14.50 to $1237.10 at about 9AM EST before it climbed back to $1250.50 in early afternoon trade and then chopped back lower, but it ended with a loss of just 0.13%. Silver slipped to as low as $18.265 before it bounced back to $18.459 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.33%.

SilverCrest Reports First Drill Results from Babicanora Vein; Multiple Intercepts Greater Than 1,000 gpt AgEq*

SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its first drill hole results for the Babicanora Vein within the Las Chispas Property (the "Property") located in Sonora, Mexico. As part of the Company's Phase II Exploration Program, underground drilling at the Babicanora Vein is testing the historic silver-gold mine (see attached Photos and Figures).

March 2: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks

Gold fell $18.70 to $1231.20 in midafternoon New York trade before it bounced back higher in the last 90 minutes of the day, but it still ended with a loss of 1.19%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.711 and ended with a loss of 3.53%.

Shareholder Update from Golden Arrow Executive Chairman, President and CEO

"The option agreement with Silver Standard Resources (SSO.TO) (SSRI) for the combination of Golden Arrow's Chinchillas Project with Silver Standard's Pirquitas Mine is still in progress (see Golden Arrow News Release dated October 1, 2015). As the 18 month option draws to a close on March 30, 2017, we await Silver Standard's decision. We are appreciative for the professional and transparent technical cooperation between Silver Standard and Golden Arrow which has allowed the advancement of our Chinchillas deposit to this advanced mine planning and prefeasibility stage. Golden Arrow is committed to the Business Combination Agreement and we look forward to fully achieving a final resolve by March 30, 2017."

March 3: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% on the Week

Gold fell $12 to $1223 in early afternoon New York trade before it jumped back to $1236.00 after Yellen raised the possibility of the fed keeping rates stable, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver surged to as high as $17.972 and ended with a gain of 1%.

March 6: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks Again

Gold fell $9.50 to $1224.90 in early afternoon New York trade before it rebounded slightly, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.703 and ended with a loss of 0.89%.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 7 2017 - Gold waiting for the rate hike!

At the close in Shanghai today, the gold price was trading at 275.50 Yuan once again, which directly translates into $1,242.23. But allowing for the difference of gold being traded this equates to a price of $1,237.23. This is $11.23 higher than the New York close and $13.08 higher than London.

March 7: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks Once More

Gold held near unchanged in Asia, but it then fell back off in London and New York and ended near its late session low of $1214.20 with a loss of 0.83%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.468 and ended with a loss of 1.63%.

March 8: Gold and Silver Fall As Dollar Tops 102

Gold fell $9 to $1206.80 in early New York trade before it chopped back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.58%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.213 and ended with a loss of 1.37%.

March 9: Gold and Silver Fall Back to About $1200 and $17

Gold fell $5.20 to $1203.50 in late Asian trade before it bounced back to $1209.00 at about 8AM EST, but it then fell to a new session low of $1201.40 in the last minutes of the day and ended with a loss of 0.56%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.943 and ended with a loss of 1.57%.

March 10: Gold and Silver Fall About 2% and 5% on the Week

Gold fell $6.90 to $1195.00 in Asia before it jumped up to $1206.30 at about 9AM EST and then drifted back below $1200 in the next few hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.21%. Silver rose to as high as $17.079 and ended with a gain of 0.41%.

March 13: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged As Markets Await Fed

Gold gained $6.60 to $1211.00 in Asia before it dropped back to $1202.50 in midmorning New York trade, but it then chopped back higher at times and ended with a gain of 0.02%. Silver rose to as high as $17.143 before it dropped back to $16.951 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.41%.

March 14: Gold and Silver End Lower Before Fed Day

Gold fell $4 to $1200.60 in Asia before it bounced back to $1207.60 in late morning New York trade, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.49%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.866 and ended with a loss of 0.53%.

March 15: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2% And 3% After Dovish Fed

Gold gained $6.50 to $1205.20 in Asia before it fell back under unchanged at $1197.80 just after 10AM EST, but it then shot to as high as $1220.60 in the last minutes of trade and ended with a gain of 1.78%. Silver jumped to as high as $17.35 and ended with a gain of 2.55%.

March 16: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $8.80 to $1228.80 in Asia before it dropped back to $1223.40 in London, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1233.40 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.52%. Silver rose to as high as $17.551 before it fell back to $17.244 in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

March 17: Gold and Silver Gain 2% on the Week

Gold chopped up to $1231.50 at about 10AM EST before it drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver rose to as high as $17.412 and ended with a gain of 0.35%.

Silver Market Morning: Mar 20 2017 - Gold consolidating at higher levels!

The price differential between the three centers is widening again as China once again is leading the way on gold prices. But you will note that Chinese gold prices have barely changed in the last two days leading to the conclusion that Shanghai is making the gold price but exchange rate changes are changing prices in other currencies. The dollar continues to weaken taking gold prices higher there.

March 20: Gold and Silver Gain With Bonds

Gold gained $6.60 to $1235.40 in Asia before it pared down to $1230.30 in London, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.47%. Silver rose to as high as $17.457 and ended with a gain of 0.23%.

March 21: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Drop Over 1%

Gold fell $7.80 to $1226.80 in Asia, but it then jumped to as high as $1247.60 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.81%. Silver surged to as high as $17.592 and ended with a gain of 0.57%.

March 22: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $4.40 to $1249.00 in Asia before it fell back to unchanged at $1244.60 in London, but it then jumped to as high as $1251.30 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.26%. Silver rose to as high as $17.586 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

March 23: Gold and Silver End Mixed Before Health Care Vote

Gold gained $5.30 to $1253.10 at about 9AM EST before it fell back to $1242.90 in early afternoon trade and then bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.13%. Silver rose to as high as $17.68 before it also chopped back lower, but it still ended with a gain of 0.29%.

March 24: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2% on the Week

Gold fell $5.20 to $1241.00 in Asia, but it then chopped back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended near its late session high of $1251.80 with a gain of 0.14%. Silver rose to as high as $17.776 and ended with a gain of 0.91%.

Zinc One Provides Update On Bongará Zinc Project

Zinc One Resources Inc. (TSX-V: Z; OTC: ZZZOF, Frankfurt: RH33) (“Zinc One”) is pleased to provide an update on its exploration program of the former producing Bongará Zinc Mine Project upon the formal closing of its acquisition of Forrester Metals Inc. (see news release dated May 16, 2017).

Abraplata to start 2,000-metre Diablillos drill program

Abraplata Resource Corp. has awarded a 2,000-metre drilling contract to Foraco Argentina SA, the wholly owned Argentine subsidiary of Foraco International SA. A truck-mounted Boart Longyear LF-90 drill rig is being mobilized to undertake a 15-hole program on Abraplata's Diablillos silver-gold project in the high plains desert of the Puna in southern Salta province of northwestern Argentina, and drilling operations are to commence by the end of the week.

May 24: Gold and Silver Gain After Fed Minutes Release

Gold dipped $3.90 to $1247.90 in Asia before it bounced back to $1254.30 in early New York trade and then fell to see a slight loss in late morning action, but it then rallied back higher in afternoon trade and ended near its post FOMC Minutes release reaction high of $1257.90 with a gain of 0.43%. Silver rose to as high as $17.199 and ended with a gain of 0.70%.

Silver Market Morning: May 25 2017 - Gold moving up within the narrow trading channel as $ weaker!

Shanghai prices rose after New York’s close rose too, catching up slightly to Shanghai, as you can see in the reduced discount New York is standing at. London opened at a smaller discount to Shanghai too. If this continues then Shanghai holds the pricing power. The Yuan overnight was quite a bit stronger against the dollar as the People’s Bank of China pressured the banks to take it higher against the dollar, likely to compensate for the weakness in the dollar.

How Undervalued is Golden Arrow Resources?

After reading a few articles & interviews of Chairman, President & CEO Joseph Grosso, I’m struck by the lack of investor appreciation of Golden Arrow Resources‘ (TSX-V: GRG), (OTCQB: GARWF) blockbuster news of it entering into a 25%/75% JV with mid-tier gold / silver producer Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ: SSRI) (TSX: SSO).

May 25: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold edged up to $1259.70 in Asia before it drifted back to $1253.90 in late morning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.09%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.132 and ended with a loss of 0.17%.

Silver Bullion In Secret Bull Market

Do you think silver is poised to go higher? I sure do. That’s because I’m watching what is going on in the world’s silver ETFs. I’m also watching the mountain of forces that are piling up to push the metal higher. Look at this chart. It shows all the metal held by the world’s physical silver ETFs (black line). And all the metal held by the world’s physical gold ETFs (blue line)…

Silver Market Morning: May 26 2017 - Gold moving up just above the narrow trading channel!

New York closed $6.08 lower than Shanghai’s close yesterday. London opened today at a $3.87 discount to Shanghai. And there you have it. The evidence is clear that Shanghai is pulling both London and New York higher. Shanghai followed New York on the world clocks with London opening after that. While both London and New York are more volatile than Shanghai, Shanghai gold prices in the Yuan have moved steadily higher over the last few days.

Silvercorp Net Income $43.7 Million, $0.26 Per Share, For Fiscal 2017

Silvercorp Metals Inc. (“Silvercorp” or the “Company”) (TSX: SVM) (NYSE: SVM) reported its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended March 31, 2017. All amounts are expressed in US Dollars.

Silvercorp Declares Dividend - US$0.01 Semi-Annual, up from CAD $0.01

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of US$0.01 to be paid on or before June 30 th, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business June 9 th 2017.

May 26: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% and 3% on the Week

Gold climbed higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session high of $1269.50 with a gain of 0.87%. Silver rose to as high as $17.379 and ended with a gain of 0.93%.

Silver Market Morning: May 30 2017 - Gold consolidating lower before Shanghai re-opens!

While Shanghai is closed we feel it opportune re-make an important point on what is going on with the authorities in China, with reference to overall markets there. China wants to gain a reputation of being a reliable, reputable source of prices. This, in the first place, means reducing the volatility, on a permanent basis, that characterized its markets. Its people have become deeply untrusting of equity markets due to its past extreme volatility.

A Mining Company for the Smart Money

Mining investors are shrewd buyers. These metals hounds shop around for projects with high grades, a robust resource, and strong management. Ideally, they would also like projects situated in favorable geography with abundant infrastructure.

AbraPlata: New Argentinian Player Advancing Substantial Resource with Exploration Upside

In late April, AbraPlata Resource Corp. (ABRA.TSX.V) completed a reverse takeover (RTO) of Huayra Minerals Corp. and began trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ABRA and (OTC: ABBRF). Concurrent with the RTO, AbraPlata closed a $2.86 million private placement. On May 16, the company announced, as a result of strong demand, the raise of an additional $775,790 through private placement.

May 30: Gold and Silver End Mixed To Start Jobs Week

Gold edged up to $1270.40 in Asia before it drifted back down to $1259.50 at about 8:30AM EST and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.31%. Silver gained $0.15 to $17.47 in Asia before it dropped back to $17.215 in early New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.52%.

Silver Market Morning: May 31 2017 - Gold consolidating in a tight range!

Silver closed at $17.41yesterday after $17.32 at New York’s close Friday. A glance back over the last couple of weeks shows that the silver price pointed the way for gold. It fell just ahead of the fall in the gold price and is now rising as the gold price consolidates at lower levels. Is it leading the way for gold?

May 31: Gold Gains While Dollar Drops Again

Gold saw slight losses for most of trade in Asia before it climbed up to $1274.10 in early afternoon New York trade and then chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.4%. Silver rose to as high as $17.419 and ended with a loss of 0.52%.

Silver Standard Forms Joint Venture with Golden Arrow and Files Technical Report for the Chinchillas Project

Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSRI) (SSO.TO) ("Silver Standard") announces that the transaction to form a joint venture with Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (GRG.V) ("Golden Arrow") for the development of the Chinchillas project ("Chinchillas" or the "project") closed today.

Silver Market Morning: June 1 2017 - Gold consolidating in a tight range!

The dollar continues to weaken slightly and the gold price in the dollar continues to rise, as it is doing in all currencies except the Yuan. The Technical picture shows that it is above resistance but has not yet run as it would have done in the past. Instead it is showing a steady plod with higher lows and higher highs. As we have been pointing out in the Shanghai section above, the influence of Shanghai on the gold price is visible. Its slow plod higher, we see, as evidence of Chinese price dominance at the moment.

June 1: Gold and Silver End Near Unchanged Before Jobs Day

Gold fell $6.60 to $1261.60 at about 8:30AM EST, but it then bounced back higher in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of just 0.02%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.039 and ended with a loss of just 0.06%.

Zinc One Completes Forrester Acquisition and Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Zinc One Resources Inc. (“Zinc One or the Company”) and Forrester Metals Inc. (TSX-V: VEM.H) (“Forrester”) are pleased to announce, further to their news releases on February 1, 2017, March 7, 2017, and May 18, 2017, that Zinc One has received all necessary documents and approvals and completed its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding common shares of Forrester (the “Transaction”).

Silver and NASDAQ Strength Will Reverse

Prices for silver and the NASDAQ 100 rise exponentially as unbacked paper currencies are systematically devalued. Expect much higher silver prices because the silver to NASDAQ ratio is too low, along with dozens of other reasons. Consider taking profits out of the NASDAQ to buy silver. Don’t expect to hear this suggestion on Wall Street. Wall Street benefits from higher NASDAQ prices. Wall Street benefits little from higher silver prices, with the exception of JPM which, per Ted Butler’s data, has accumulated a massive hoard of silver bullion. Expect Wall Street to promote buying stocks and discourage acquisition of silver, as usual.

Silver Market Morning: June 2 2017 - Gold consolidating in a tight range!

As the gold price trading range tightens to a breakout point, we look at the silver price which is presenting a different Technical picture. If the gold price falls the silver price will tumble according to the charts. But if gold rises the silver price will follow as usual. But such a rise will change the Technical picture quite dramatically to the upside. Either way the silver price will prove more explosive than the gold price.

Safety in banking

There was a time when banks acted as custodians of their customers’ money. Indeed, keeping a person’s money and using it as if it belonged to you without their agreement is fraud in common law. A banking license legally exempts banks from charges of criminality in pursuing the normal course of fractional reserve banking business, by making it clear that you, the customer, agree to being a creditor of the bank instead of the bank acting as custodian for your money.

June 2: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% on the Week

Gold fell $8.30 to $1259.70 in Asia before it jumped up to $1279.00 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower in early afternoon action, but it still ended with a gain of 0.8%. Silver rose to as high as $17.571 and ended with a gain of 1.21%.