June 23: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

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Gold gained $8.70 to $1258.80 in early New York trade before it drifted back lower into midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.788 and ended with a gain of 0.78%.

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.

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%.

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.

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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%.

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”).

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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%.

June 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold gained $4.80 to $1283.00 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1277.90 in the next four hours of trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver rose to as high as $17.634 and ended with a gain of 0.29%.

June 6: Gold and Silver Gain With Bonds and Oil

Gold climbed higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its late morning New York high of $1295.90 with a gain of 1.11%. Silver rose to as high as $17.741 and ended with a gain of 0.68%.

Silvercrest drills 7.6 m of 502 g/t AgEq at Las Chispas

Silvercrest Metals Inc. has released additional drill results for the Babicanora vein within the Las Chispas property located in Sonora, Mexico. These further drilling results, combined with results announced on March 2, 2017, show an increased high grade footprint within the Babicanora Vein (see attached Figures). The Babicanora Vein is one of 19 epithermal veins that have been identified to date on the Property, which historically was one of the largest silver-gold producers in Sonora. As part of the Company's ongoing Phase II exploration program, four drills are currently working at the Las Chispas, William Tell, Varela, Giovanni and Babicanora veins, with further results anticipated over the next several months.

June 23: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold gained $8.70 to $1258.80 in early New York trade before it drifted back lower into midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.788 and ended with a gain of 0.78%.

Silver Market Morning: June 5 2017 - Gold consolidating with a positive bias!

New York closed $4.17 lower on Friday than the Shanghai Gold Exchange was trading at today ahead of Monday’s opening. London opened at around $1 lower than Shanghai was trading earlier today. These are very small price differences evidencing arbitrage operations at very professional levels [likely banking operations]. We have been watching these markets, as you know, very carefully over the last year.

June 5: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher

Gold gained $4.80 to $1283.00 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1277.90 in the next four hours of trade, but it then chopped back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.11%. Silver rose to as high as $17.634 and ended with a gain of 0.29%.

Silver Market Morning: June 6 2017 - Gold poised to attack $1,300!

One is guarded about figures from Hong Kong being representative of Chinese demand. Gold enters China from Switzerland but also through Beijing and other ports of entry. In addition, the country mines around 450 + tonnes a year. It also imports gold directly from mines it owns outside the country. So the figures mentioned here are just part of the picture. What we do learn from these is that Chinese demand is running close to record levels. The government has encouraged this as a matter of policy, so as to build up the nation’s gold.

June 6: Gold and Silver Gain With Bonds and Oil

Gold climbed higher throughout most of world trade and ended near its late morning New York high of $1295.90 with a gain of 1.11%. Silver rose to as high as $17.741 and ended with a gain of 0.68%.

Silver Market Morning: June-7-2017: Draghi and the E.U.

British Elections happen tomorrow. With the discussions around the size of the conservative majority it appears to us that the result will not affect the gold price. Draghi and the E.U. With inflation falling in the E.U. problems in the banking sector [Banco Popular has just been taken over by Santander in Spain] Draghi, who has repeatedly said that policy makers must be convinced that inflation can rise toward 2% on its own, before removing monetary stimulus, is set to leave the current stimulus position in place through the rest of this year. This is positive for gold.

Silver Market Morning: June-8-2017: U.K. elections and Draghi

Growth in the Eurozone is now clearly evident, but inflation is falling. As we said yesterday, Draghi, who has repeatedly said that policy makers must be convinced that inflation can rise toward 2% on its own, before removing monetary stimulus, may well make a point of this, but will, it seems only change his language in the statement slightly confirming this. This is positive for gold.

Silver Market Morning: June-9-2017

British Elections have turned out to be disaster for Prime Minister May as we see a hung Parliament. As a result we expect to see more easing and perhaps a rate cut in the near future as uncertainty kicks into the way forward for Brexit. Most believed that the only issue was the size of the conservative majority. But this result changes things. Already the gold price is rising in the pound sterling, as the pound falls heavily.

Silver Morning: June-12-2017: reacting to currency moves now!

We also doubt that the gold mining companies would ever again embark on an exercise to raise production at the request of and with the support of bullion banks with the backing of central banks as they did at the end of the last century. This leaves global central banks on balance being buyers not sellers, in the future.

Silver Morning: June-13-2017: waiting for the Fed tomorrow!

While the markets continue towards the expectation that there will be a rate hike by the Fed tomorrow, more and more people are saying what we said yesterday, “With Janet Yellen such a cautious person she may well have been disturbed by the poor data of late. While 94% of the market believes a rate hike must come this week, there is room, we believe, for a delay in the rate hike until the data is more positive. If she does, you will see the dollar weaken and perhaps equity indices move too high. We see gold benefitting if this does happen.”

Silver Market Morning: June-14-2017 -- waiting for the Fed!

While there is no evidence of Chinese gold price manipulation we have seen gold’s pricing power shift to Shanghai. But with Shanghai trading gold lower than New York and London, that pricing power evaporated yesterday and today, because of demand for gold in western markets. Shanghai’s figures tomorrow will expand that story. It certainly does not seem that lower Shanghai gold prices can pull London and New York down. What is very true is that China has bought as much gold as they can when the bears did drive prices down and will continue to do so whenever they can. Will higher prices make them stop buying? We think not as the Chinese middle classes continue to burgeon.

Silver Market Morning: June-15-2017 -- Silver on the back foot after the Fed!

In essence, Janet Yellen’s statement showed that the Fed sees a moderately growing U.S. economy that will continue to grow at a moderate pace. No accommodation of President Trumps intended policies was made. The Fed Funds rate after the rise is lower than inflation levels and look like remaining there as the Fed Funds rate, if the economy remains on the path they expect it will. If the economy remains on this path, then by the end of the year, the Fed will begin to reduce its Balance Sheet. It will be a very slow process intended to give markets no stress. As a result equity markets may rise more ignoring institutional worries that they are already too high. It is clear that hopes of a robust economy in the near future are unrealistic. For gold this was overall positive because of low inflation levels.

Silver Morning: June-16-2017

Gold pulled back after the Fed’s announcement yesterday, but appears to have been factored in to the gold price now. What influences will now be brought to bear on the gold price. First and foremost the trend will dominate, alongside the path forward for the dollar. Shanghai will more than likely increasingly dominate the gold price.

Silver Market Morning: June 19 2017 - Gold stabilizing around $1,250!

Hong Kong’s central bank has stated that it prefers a stable exchange rate against the dollar. It is not independent of Shanghai and, judging by today’s exchange rate the People’s Bank of China agrees as we see the Yuan virtually unchanged today. This will allow us to see more clearly the differences between the Shanghai gold Exchange prices and London and New York.

Silver Morning: June-21-2017

The oil price will affect global markets as it struggles to stay close to $50. Today it continues to fail to hold onto that price area. With U.S. production growing alongside that of Iraq and Libya growing supplies are countering the production cuts of others in OPEC and Russia. There is a distinct danger that the continued increase in overall oil production globally will take the oil price down further and into an area from where it is unlikely to recover for a long time.

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Abraplata begins 2,000 m drill program at Diablillos

Abraplata Resource Corp. has started a 2,000-metre diamond drilling program on its Diablillos silver-gold project in southern Salta province of northwestern Argentina. The objective of the planned diamond drill program is to establish a resource within Fantasma Mineralized Zone with a view to further expanding the existing resources outlined at the Oculto Deposit, some 800m to the east of Fantasma. This will allow the Company to establish the parameters necessary for completing a Preliminary Economic Assessment study. Diablillos lies at an elevation of 4100m above sea level, and covers an area of some 79km 2 . The property hosts Ag-Au epithermal mineralization within a north-trending graben which traverses most of the property. This mineralization includes the Oculto deposit for which an indicated resource has been estimated consisting of 27.7m tonnes at 91.2g/t Ag and 0.85g/t Au and containing 81.3m oz Ag and 755k oz Au (135m oz AgEq or 1.9m oz AuEq). Reference is made to the Technical Report dated November 2, 2016 prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., a copy of which is filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR.

Silvercrest drills 7.6 m of 502 g/t AgEq at Las Chispas

Silvercrest Metals Inc. has released additional drill results for the Babicanora vein within the Las Chispas property located in Sonora, Mexico. These further drilling results, combined with results announced on March 2, 2017, show an increased high grade footprint within the Babicanora Vein (see attached Figures). The Babicanora Vein is one of 19 epithermal veins that have been identified to date on the Property, which historically was one of the largest silver-gold producers in Sonora. As part of the Company's ongoing Phase II exploration program, four drills are currently working at the Las Chispas, William Tell, Varela, Giovanni and Babicanora veins, with further results anticipated over the next several months.

Silver Market Morning: June 23 2017 - Gold rising above $1,250!

Shanghai is leading the way up again, albeit the rises are not that significant except to give the next direction. The gold price appears to have bottomed in all three global gold markets. We therefore must adjust our assessment of the gold price’s direction accordingly. While the Technical picture still remains a guide, the gold price is showing it must wait for Shanghai to lead the way.

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June 23: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold gained $8.70 to $1258.80 in early New York trade before it drifted back lower into midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.788 and ended with a gain of 0.78%.