February 23: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

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Gold fell $5.70 to $1325.80 in Asia before it bounced back to $1331.60 in London and then chopped back lower in New York, but it ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.499 and ended with a loss of 0.54%.

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Safety in banking

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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 26 2017 - Gold knocked back to $1,240 early after London’s opening!

Shanghai is leading the way up again as New York closed $2.60 lower than Shanghai’s close on Friday. This morning Shanghai started the week nearly $4 higher than New York’s Friday close as the Yuan weakened against a weakening dollar. We note that the P.B. of C. has stated it wants to trade against a basket of currencies not just the dollar but today while other currencies are stronger against the dollar the Yuan is weaker.

June 26: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 1%

Gold fell $19 to $1236.90 in London before it bounced back higher in New York, but it still ended with a loss of 0.92%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.437 and ended with a loss of 0.78%.

June 27: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks, Dollar, and Bonds Fall

Gold gained $8.60 to $1252.90 in Asia before it fell back towards unchanged in early afternoon New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.39%. Silver climbed up to $16.70 before it fell back to $16.563, but it then jumped to a new session high of $17.747 in the last hour of trade and ended with a gain of 0.66%.

Silver Market Morning: June 28 2017 - Gold continues to recover from the massive [mistaken?] sale!

The three global gold markets are moving back into line today with London and New York rising to almost Shanghai’s level. New York rose to within $7.32 of Shanghai’s prices down from $16 lower than Shanghai, and London opened $7.42 lifting the discount to Shanghai, from $13.42. This is again, confirming Shanghai dominating pricing power.

June 28: Gold and Silver Gain Again

Gold gained $5.50 to $1254.60 in London before it fell back to $1247.90 in midmorning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.09%. Silver rose to as high as $16.859 and ended with a gain of 0.84%.

June 29: Gold and Silver Fall With Stocks and Bonds

Gold edged up to $1252.90 in Asia before it fell back to $1239.90 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.47%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.609 and ended with a loss of 1.19%.

Market Report: Half-year blues

Gold and silver prices were hit on Monday by a $2bn sale of Comex gold futures at about 0400 hrs EST, when US traders were not around to challenge it. Rumours of a “fat finger” appear wide of the mark. More likely it was a too-big-to-fail bank taking out all the stops to window-dress its books ahead of the half-year accounting deadline.

June 30: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold fell $4.70 to $1239.60 at about 8:45AM EST before it chopped back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.23%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.541 and ended with a loss of 0.06%.

July 3: Gold and Silver Fall Almost 2% and 3%

Gold fell throughout most of world trade and ended near its last minute low of $1220.20 with a loss of 1.7%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.109 and ended with a loss of 2.83%.

July 5: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold edged up to $1228.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1217.60 in London, but it then bounced back higher in New York and ended with a gain of 0.41% from Monday. Silver rose to as high as $16.219 before it fell back to $15.881 and then also edged back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.68%.

July 6: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower

Gold saw slight gains in Asia before it drifted back to $1222.70 in London and then popped back higher in early New York trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.937 and ended with a loss of 0.12%.

Silver Prices Bounce Higher After Futures Manipulated 7% Lower In Minute

– Silver prices ‘flash crash’ before rebound – Silver hammered 7% lower in less than minute in Asian trading – Silver fell from $16 to $14.82, before recovering to $15.89 – Silver plunge blamed on another ‘trading error’ – Gold similar ‘flash crash’ last week and similar recovery

Silver Market Morning: July 7 2017 - Gold and silver marking time!

Shanghai is stabilizing again today, but not by much. New York traded at $6 lower than Shanghai following Shanghai’s close yesterday. Today London opened $11 lower than Shanghai. Until gold makes a firm break one way or another we consider it directionless as it has been for most of the second quarter. Today, once again, remains a critical day for the gold price in all three global centers as the direction forward is still to be established.

July 7: Gold and Silver Fall Over 2% and 6% on the Week

Gold dipped $5.60 to $1219.10 in Asia before it bounced back to $1227.00 just after this morning’s jobs data was released, but it then fell to a new session low of $1207.30 in late morning New York trade and ended with a loss of 1%. Silver flash crashed to $14.402 in Asia before it rebounded to $15.981 in early New York trade, but it then fell back to $15.362 by late morning and ended with a loss of 2.81%.

Silver Market Morning: July 10 2017 - Gold and silver consolidating at lower levels!

As you can see Shanghai has not dropped as far as New York or London. The price differential is very wide now on today’s price of $15.94 between Shanghai and London. We have no doubt that today, gold, from the SPDR [GLD} is flowing across to Shanghai via HSBC the Custodian of the gold ETF. The big question is will Shanghai pull up London and New York prices or will Shanghai be pulled down to a much narrower differential? At the moment it is New York and London that are pulling prices down, but at the cost of gold flowing eastwards.

Is Manipulation Partly to Blame for Silver’s Plunges?

It is my privilege now to welcome in Chris Powell, Secretary-Treasurer at the Gold Antitrust Action Committee, also known as GATA. Chris is a long-time journalist and hard money advocate, and through his tireless efforts at GATA he is working to expose the manipulation of the gold and silver markets. Through GATA's work over the years. Some important revelations have come to light, which quite honestly should concern everyone.

July 10: Gold and Silver Edge Higher While Miners Gain 3%

Gold dipped $7.40 to $1205.00 in Asia before it jumped up to $1214.70 in London and then fell back under $1210 in early New York trade, but it then climbed to a new session high of $1215.00 by late morning and ended with a gain of 0.14%. Silver slipped to $15.197 before it climbed to as high as $15.737 and then drifted back lower, but it still ended with a gain of 0.64%.

“Silver’s Plunge Is Nearing Completion”

– Silver’s plunge is nearing completion – Bloomberg analyst – Silver’s 10% sharp fall in seconds remains “mystery” – Plunge despite anemic global supply and strong demand – Total silver supply declined in ’16 – lowest level since ’13 – Silver mine production down in ’16, first time in 14 years – Total silver supply decreased by 32.6 Mln Ozs in 2016 – Supply deficit in 2016- fourth consecutive year (see table) – “Falling knife” caution but opportunity presenting itself

The fiscal benefits of free trade

Western governments have an overriding problem, and that is they have reached or exceeded the bounds of taxation, at a time when legally mandated welfare costs are accelerating. Treasury departments in all the welfare nations are acutely aware of this problem, to which there’s no apparent solution. The economic recovery, so consistently forecast since the great financial crisis, has hardly materialised and has added to the problem.

August 18: Gold and Silver End Slightly Lower on the Week

Gold gained $8.80 to $1297.50 in London and climbed to as high as $1300.00 in early New York trade before it fell all of the way back $1284.80 just after midday, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.18%. Silver rose to as high as $17.296 and ended with a loss of 0.12%.

Silver Market Morning: August-21-2017: Gold and silver building strength below $1,300 as currencies calm!

With Shanghai leading the way today, we see gold prices persistently attacking the $1,300 overhead resistance this week. Please note that the way the gold price keeps rising in Shanghai is quietly steady with no spiking activities. The U.S. is more volatile, but comes into line with Shanghai. London always tries to lower the gold price from the trading level seen in Shanghai, but does not resist the overall rise in Shanghai’s price.

August 21: Gold Gains While Stocks Hold Near Unchanged

Gold saw slight losses in Asia before it climbed to as high as $1293.30 in midmorning New York trade and then chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.41%. Silver rose to as high as $17.121 before it also fell back off into the close, but it ended with a loss of just 0.18%.

August 22: Gold Chops Lower While Stocks Rebound

Gold fell $8.60 to $1283.10 in Asia before it rebounded to $1290.30 at about 9:30AM EST and then dropped back to $1282.10 in the next half hour of trade, but it then bounced back higher into midday and ended with a loss of just 0.47%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.877 and ended unchanged on the day.

Silver Market Morning: August-23-2017: Gold and silver prices still marking time!

The currency and precious metal prices are remarkably quiet today. With no purchases and only very small sales the SPDR gold ETF and the Gold Trust are giving no input to prices. While we do recognize that the Shanghai market has reduced volatility in the west, currency and precious metal prices are in calm waters. While the Jackson Hole meeting of central bankers on Friday is being touted as the next event to impact precious metal prices, we see this as having a positive, if any, effect on precious metal prices.

August 23: Gold and Silver Gain While Stocks Slip

Gold gained $5.50 to $1291.10 by a little after 8AM EST before it drifted back towards unchanged into midday, but it still ended with a gain of 0.36%. Silver rose to as high as $17.086 and ended with a gain of 0.47%.

Silver Market Morning: August-24-2017: Gold and silver prices still marking time!

The currency and precious metal prices are remarkably quiet again, today. Once again there are no purchases or sales into or from the SPDR gold ETF and the Gold Trust. While we do recognize that the Shanghai market has reduced volatility in the London and New York, currency and precious metal prices remain in calm waters. The Jackson’s Hole meeting of central bankers on Friday is headline news with Draghi, of the E.C.B. may now give a speech.

August 24: Gold and Silver Edge Lower Before Jackson Hole

Gold ticked up to $1291.10 in Asia before it fell back to $1284.70 in London and then bounced back higher in morning New York trade, but it still ended with a loss of 0.31%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.828 and with a loss of 0.76%.

Silver Market Morning: August-25-2017: Gold and silver prices waiting for Jackson Hole today!

We cannot remember seeing prices in the precious metals this calm for a few days. As we have said before Shanghai has had a calming effect on global gold markets, but even its calmness is remarkable. It is not that we expect anything dramatic from Jackson Hole but in such a calm market, any news at all, will have an impact.

August 25: Gold and Silver End Slightly Higher on the Week

Gold waffled between $1288.40 and $1285.60 in London before it jumped up to $1293.20 in early New York trade and then spiked down to $1276.50 shortly before 10AM EST, but it quickly rebounded to a new session high at $1294.00 by late morning and ended with a gain of 0.38%. Silver rose to as high as $17.167 and ended with a gain of 0.53%.

The Amount Of Dollars In Existence Relative To The Silver Price Points To Much Higher Prices

Silver is currently trading around $17 an ounce. This is around 34% of its 1980 all-time high of $50. However, this is an incomplete representation of what silver is really trading at, relative to US dollars. When you look at the silver price, relative to US currency (the amount of actual US dollars) in existence, then it is at its lowest value it has ever been.

August 28: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 2%

Gold rose throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session high of $1312.00 with a gain of 1.58%. Silver rose to as high as $17.476 and ended with a gain of 2.47%.

August 29: Gold and Silver Erase Overnight Gains To End Slightly Lower

Gold gained $14.20 to as high as $1325.70 in Asia, but it then drifted back lower in London and New York and ended near its late session low of $1305.60 with a loss of 0.2%. Silver rose to as high as $17.658 and ended with a loss of 0.52%.

August 30: Gold and Silver Chop Near Unchanged

Gold traded mostly higher in Asia before it dropped down to $1305.30 at about 8:30AM EST and then bounced back higher into midday, but it still ended with a loss of 0.05%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.315 and ended with a gain of 0.23%.

August 31: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1%

Gold fell $7.60 to $1300.60 in Asia and saw slight losses for most of trade in London, but it then steadily rose during all of the session in New York and ended at its last-minute high of $1323.40 and ended with a gain of 1.16%. Silver climbed to as high as $17.619 and ended with a gain of 1.15%.

See no evil, speak no evil…

Let us return to the real issue at hand, the questions that went begging about monetary policy. More confident central bankers in control of their brief might have said something about it, if only in passing. But with Ms Yellen we have a problem. If, as she claims, the Fed has cured America of financial crises, why hasn’t the Fed normalised interest rates already? Even on the US Government’s heavily-sedated consumer price index, inflation is at the Fed’s target, as are its highly-questionable unemployment numbers. Interest rates should already be normalised, which means they ought to be considerably higher than they are today.

September 1: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 3% and 4% on the Week

Gold fell $5.60 to $1317.80 in Asia before it popped up to $1328.70 after the release of this morning’s jobs data and then dropped back to $1316.60 in the next 2 hours of trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.17%. Silver rose to as high as $17.74 and ended with a gain of 0.54%.

September 5: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% Again

Gold gained $13.40 to as high as $1339.10 in holiday-thinned trade on Monday before it dropped back to $1326.60 in London today, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended near its late session high of $1344.20 with a gain of 1.15% from last Friday’s close. Silver climbed to as high as $18.001 and ended with a gain of 1.07%.

September 6: Gold and Silver Edge Lower as Dollar Rebounds

Gold chopped near unchanged in Asia and London before it fell back to $1332 in midafternoon New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.53%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.809 and ended with a loss of 0.17%.

September 7: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% Again

Gold gained throughout most of world trade and ended just off its last-minute high of $1349.40 with a gain of 1.08%. Silver surged to as high as $18.124 and ended with a gain of 1.29%.

Silver: The Red-Headed, Freckle-Faced Stepchild

In grade school, I had a classmate named Craig McVeigh who was easily one of the most maligned kids in the school because as a big lad standing a full hand width taller than anyone and weighing thirty pounds more than anyone, he was never allowed to play in any sports that involved physical contact. Craig was fair, with bright, curly red hair with freckles adorning most of his exposed skin. Most of all, this lumbering giant of a boy was decidedly unlucky.

September 8: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 2% on the Week

Gold gained $9.10 to $1357.40 in Asia before it fell back to $1342.90 at about 11AM EST and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.14%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.898 and ended with a loss of 0.5%.

September 11: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1%

Gold fell throughout most of world trade and ended near its late session low of $1326.40 with a loss of 1.4%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.712 and ended with a loss of 1.33%.

September 12: Gold and Silver Turn Higher in Late Trade

Gold dipped $4.90 to $1322.70 in London before it jumped up to $1329.00 at about 8:30AM EST and then chopped back lower in morning New York trade, but it then climbed to a new session high at $1331.80 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.29%. Silver rose to as high as $17.889 and ended with a gain of 0.62%.