• Gold: 1,306.30 -4.84
  • Silver: 17.22 -0.09
  • Euro: 1.194 -0.005
  • USDX: 91.626 -0.167
  • Oil: 50.91 0.64

September 19: Gold and Silver Bump Higher in Late Trade

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Gold edged up to $1310.60 in midmorning New York trade before it fell back to $1305.40 in early afternoon action, but it then shot back higher into the close and ended near its late session high of $1311.70 with a gain of 0.21%. Silver rose to as high as $17.326 and ended with a gain of 0.52%.

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%.

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%.

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%.

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%.

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%.

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%.

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%.