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November 21: Gold and Silver Gain With Stocks

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Gold gained $4 to $1281.30 in Asia before it dropped back to $1276.30 in London, but it then jumped up to $1284.70 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.2%. Silver rose to as high as $17.051 and ended with a gain of 0.12%.

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Gold And Silver Seasonal Trends

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July 12: Gold and Silver Gain For The Third Day In A Row

Gold edged above $1220 in Asia and fell back to $1214.20 by a little after 8AM EST before it popped up to $1225.40 in the next hour of trade and then drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.32%. Silver rose to as high as $16.023 ended with a gain of 0.51%.

July 13: Gold and Silver Edge Lower

Gold edged up to $1224.40 in Asia before it fell back to $1216.70 in midmorning New York trade, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a loss of just 0.17%. Silver slipped to as low as $15.695 and ended with a loss of 1.19%.

July 14: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold dipped to $1215.00 in Asia, but it then shot to as high as $1232.60 in early New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.84%. Silver rose to as high as $16.081 and ended with a gain of 1.4%.

July 17: Gold and Silver Add Onto Recent Gains

Gold gained $7.50 to $1235.90 $16.196 by a little after 10AM EST before it chopped back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.46%. Silver rose to as high as $16.196 and ended with a gain of 1.07%.

July 18: Gold and Silver Rise A Third Day

Gold gained $10.40 to $1244.40 in midafternoon New York trade before it edged back lower in the last hour of trade, but it still ended with a gain of 0.66%. Silver rose to as high as $16.31 and ended with a gain of 0.93%.

July 19: Gold and Silver End Mixed

Gold fell $5.10 to $1237.00 in Asia before it climbed back to $1243.80 in midmorning New York trade and then chopped back lower at times, but it ended with a loss of just 0.04%. Silver slipped to $16.166 before it jumped back to $16.359 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 0.12%.

July 20: Gold and Silver Edge Higher

Gold fell $6.30 to $1235.30 in London before it climbed back to $1242.00 by a little after 9AM EST and then dropped back to $1237.60 in the next hour of trade, but it then jumped to a new session high of $1247.50 in late morning action and ended with a gain of 0.17%. Silver rose to as high as $16.414 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.

Silver Market Morning: July 21 2017 - Gold and silver markets continue to climb stronger than we expected!

New York closed only $0.80 lower than Shanghai yesterday and has been trying to follow Shanghai all the way up, with London opening today at a discount to Shanghai’s trading today of $5.06 an narrower discount than we have seen this week. Both London and New York are being pulled up by Shanghai. With this strong Chinese demand the chances of both London and New York breaking through $1,250 are greatly increased.

July 21: Gold and Silver Gain Over 2% and 3% on the Week

Gold rose throughout most of world trade and ended near its midafternoon high of $1255.70 with a gain of 0.85%. Silver rose to as high as $16.522 and ended with a gain of 1.1%.

Zinc One Enters into Surface Access Agreement with Comunidad Campesina de Yambrasbamba on the Bongará Zinc-Oxide Project and Announces Results of AGM

“Reaching an agreement with the Yambrasbamba community is a major milestone for Zinc One and the Bongará Zinc-Oxide Mine Project. The Yambrasbamba community has previously seen the full gamut of mining – from exploration to construction to operations to remediation – which is extremely rare. They are very knowledgeable and not only understand the economic opportunities it will afford the CCY stakeholders, but have seen the overall minimal impact of mining and the benefits of remediation. We are grateful to have such a supportive community and, if the project moves ahead as we expect, then we see the building of the Bongará Zinc Oxide Mine Project as a win for the community, government and company shareholders,” commented James Walchuck, CEO of Zinc One.

Silver Morning: July-25-2017

In addition Chinese demand and the new London based LME precious arbitrage market with Hong Kong is letting London feel Chinese demand directly, in addition to the big banks in China doing the same in London. So we are watching to see where the gold price will go today.

Silver Market Morning: July-28-2017

With all the chatter about the timing of rate hikes or trimming the Fed’s Balance Sheet, one very, very important factor is being overlooked in the U.S. If inflation continues at lower or lowering levels and the recovery stalls followed by a downturn, the Fed has almost no more tools with which to combat the falls. As it is rates continue to be so low that any lowering will have little to no impact [unless they go negative] on stimulating the U.S. economy. Likewise, trimming the Fed’s Balance Sheet, we feel, will have little to no impact on the U.S. financial world. If they go that road and there is a downturn in the U.S. further stimulation is likely to crack confidence in the dollar, something that the Fed cannot afford! Certainly little could be more positive for the gold price. Despite their positive demeanor, Fed officials must be very disturbed by the downturn in inflation.

Silver Morning: July-31-2017 -- silver rising in all currencies!

A lifetime of experience in global financial markets has taught us to recognize when a market is over extended either way. It has also taught us that it can stay over-extended for a long time The clear signs are when a market has discounted a very rosy future and expected returns are small relative to the price of assets. But in a climate where prices are very high, fund managers have to decide if the reasons are because they are over-bought, or if the money used to buy them is depreciating in value. Right now equity prices relative to fixed interest rate returns are not excessive. But the prospects of higher rates that will change this have been put off, allowing equities and other assets to remain too high for longer. Indeed the temptation this brings is that prices can go, unjustifiably, quite a bit higher. But this brings into view that when markets eventually do turn down they will fall precipitously. In such a climate ‘stop loss’ protections should be replaced with short positions. Once that happens on a large scale interest rates will become irrelevant and permit markets to fall precipitously simply because markets are falling.

Silver Market Morning: August-4-2017

The dollar is firmly in its bear market, but the media are calling for a rally as it is ‘oversold’. When it comes to a currency we do not see it moving like a share price. This applies to the dollar in particular. Hence we do not give too much weight to the Technical picture of the dollar, right now as we are seeing structural changes in the currency world.

Silver Morning: August-7-2017

In the euro there was only a small drop in the gold price. So where is the dollar going from now on? We don’t see the gold price falling in other currencies and indeed we are not convinced by the jobs report spurring wage inflation soon. The jobs being created are easily low, but on top of that the impact of technology on quality jobs is heavy. The failure of full employment to spur wages is a structural change that will not reverse.

August 14: Gold and Silver Fall as Dollar Climbs With Stocks

Gold fell $12.60 to $1278.70 in London before it bounced back higher throughout most of the morning in New York, but it then drifted back lower in afternoon trade and ended with a loss of 0.72%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.932 and ended with a loss of 0.23%.

Silver Market Morning: August-15-2017: Gold and silver consolidating as the dollar corrects higher?

New York closed $4.53 higher than Shanghai’s close yesterday. Then today sees Shanghai dropping the gold price just before London opened, which lead to London’s prices being lower as the dollar corrected higher, in its falling pattern. Shanghai is leading the way down, but following a stronger dollar as it adjusts to dollar gold prices.

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Fall Again

Gold fell $14.30 to $1267.70 at about 9AM EST before it chopped back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.74%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.583 and ended with a loss of 2.46%.

Silver Market Morning: August-16-2017: Gold and silver still consolidating as the dollar corrects higher!

New York closed $5.00 higher than Shanghai’s close yesterday. Then today sees Shanghai dropping the gold price once again just before London opened, which lead to London’s prices being lower for the same reason as yesterday, as the dollar continued higher, in its falling pattern.

August 16: Gold and Silver Reverse Morning Losses And End Higher

Gold dipped to $1267.60 by a little after 9AM EST, but it then jumped to as high as $1283.80 in afternoon trade and ended with a gain of 0.72%. Silver slipped to $16.634 in Asia, but it then climbed to as high as $17.112 in late trade and ended with a gain of 2.64%.

August 17: Gold Gains While Stocks Drop Over 1%

Gold gained $8.10 to $1289.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1281.70 in late morning New York trade, but it then rallied back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.55%. Silver rose to $17.159 before it fell back to $16.977 and then also bounced back higher, but it still ended with a loss of 0.23%.

Silver Market Morning: August-18-2017: Gold and silver moved robustly higher again as the dollar weakened!

The dollar is falling once more, but not precipitously. It will lead to higher gold prices if it continues. This is being reflected in today’s prices. There is strength to the rise in gold price that we had not seen before in the previous attacks on $1,300. The causes are solid too. These are; an overvaluation of the dollar, a resuscitation of U.S. demand for physical gold, a dearth of sellers of gold, Shanghai’s demand for gold remains strong as it does in London!

Silver Cycles and War Cycles

Wars are usually financed with debt – borrowed currency. The extra currency in circulation creates price inflation. Silver prices, along with most other commodities, rise due to currency devaluation. Silver is used in war materials and war production, so demand rises, which also causes prices to rise. Conclusion: We expect silver prices to rise at the beginning of new wars or the escalation of major and costly wars. There is little doubt that both World Wars and the Vietnam War were costly and important to the U.S. economy.

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%.

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%.