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Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #7 – Another Round of Suspended Mining Operations

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The Mexican federal government has mandated that all non-essential businesses, including mining, temporarily suspend operations until April 30 due to the COVID-19 virus. This will impact a number of operations (especially silver), although those with heap leach operations will continue, albeit at lower production rates. This could have material impacts (should the shutdown extend beyond end of April) on those companies without weaker balance sheets. As a result of this, a large number of companies will be coming out with announcements regarding this mandated suspension. Companies not discussed further below but have put out a news release regarding suspensions of mining activities include: Gold Resource Corp (Oaxaca mining unit), Endeavour Silver (all operations), Pan-American Silver (Dolores and La Colorada), Newmont (Penasquito), Torex (ELG complex), Great Panther (Guanajuato mine complex, Topia), First Majestic (La Encantada, Santa Elena, San Dimas), Americas Gold and Silver (Cosala operations), and Excellon (La Platosa).

April 20: Gold Dips on the Week While Silver Rises Almost 3%

Gold fell $11 to $1335.00 in late morning New York trade before it bounced back higher at times, but it still ended with a loss of 0.77%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.044 and ended with a loss of 0.7%.

April 19: Gold Edges Lower While Silver Gains

Gold gained $6 to $1354.60 in Asia before it dropped back to $1341.10 in late morning New York trade and then bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.19%. Silver climbed up to $17.349 before it fell down to $17.074, but it quickly rebounded and ended with a gain of 0.41%.

Is This The Long-Awaited Silver Short Squeeze, The Beginning Of The Next Bull Market, Or Both? Or, Sigh, Neither?

Longer term, this is the kind of attention-getting action that puts an asset back on the radar screens of non-true-believers. As hard as it is for us gold-bugs to imagine, the vast majority of people aren’t watching precious metals and have no idea why silver matters. They do, however, notice when the price of something jumps. So if this short squeeze has legs and generates some headlines, it could pull in enough momentum chasing money to create a positive feedback loop in which rising prices beget more rising prices.

April 18: Gold Gains and Silver Surges Over 2%

Gold fell $5 to $1342.30 in Asia before it climbed up to $1355.60 in late morning New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver rose to as high as $17.256 before it also fell back off, but it still ended with a gain of 2.44%.

Silver Bullion Remains Good Value On Positive Supply And Demand Factors

– Industrial demand set to continue to climb from 2017, into 2018 and beyond – Speculators are bearish on silver as net short positions in silver futures reach record – Investment demand sees silver ETF holdings at eight-month high of 665.4 million ozs – 2017 saw fifth consecutive annual physical deficit in scrap silver, of 26 moz – Global silver mine production fell 4% last year, 2nd consecutive year of decline – Fundamentals and speculative positions suggest silver may soon see strong gains

April 17: Gold and Silver Reverse Morning Losses To End Higher

Gold gained $2.80 to $1348.80 in Asia before it fell back to $1337.70 at about 9AM EST, but it then rallied back higher for most of the rest of trade and ended with a gain of 0.1%. Silver chopped between $16.584 and $16.799 and ended with a gain of 0.6%.

April 16: Gold and Silver End Higher in Mixed Trade

Gold chopped between $1348.60 and $1341.20 in Asia before it climbed up to $1350.50 in midmorning New York trade and then drifted back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.12%. Silver edged down to $16.55 before it rose to as high as $16.77 and then also fell back off, but it still ended with gain of 0.18%.

April 13: Gold and Silver Gain Almost 1% and 2% on the Week

Gold gained $6.40 to $1341.60 in Asia before it dropped back to almost unchanged at $1335.60 in London, but it then rose to as high as $1347.10 in early afternoon New York trade and ended with a gain of 0.69%. Silver rose to as high as $16.683 and ended with a gain of 0.97%.

Market Report: Break-Out Hopes Dashed

After inching better on Monday and Tuesday, gold and silver finally made a break for it on Wednesday in good volume on Comex, with gold peaking at $1365 intraday, and silver at $16.87. Those of us watching gold’s established trading range, and silver’s extreme oversold position thought this could be the start of a major breakout to the upside. Those hopes were dashed on Thursday, when both metals retreated, giving up most of their gains on the week.

April 12: Gold and Silver Fall Over 1%

Gold saw slight gains in Asia, but it then fell throughout most of trade in London and New York and ended near its late session low of $1333.90 with a loss of 1.18%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.451 and ended with a loss of 1.08%.

April 11: Gold and Silver Gain with Oil While Stocks Fall

Gold gained $24.40 to as high as $1365.10 in late morning New York trade before it fell back under $1350 by a little after 2PM EST, but it then bounced back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.78%. Silver rose to as high as $16.866 and ended with a gain of 0.48%.

April 10: Gold and Silver Gain with Stocks and Oil

Gold dipped $6 to $1331.30 in Asia before it bounced up to $1342.40 in early afternoon New York trade and then drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.25%. Silver chopped between $16.435 and $16.645 and ended with a gain of 0.48%.

The 4 Biggest Signs For Silver - Mike Maloney Insider's Preview

There are some unprecedented events occurring in the precious metals markets right now - find out about the four biggest signs for silver in this delayed preview of Mike Maloney's Insiders Report (made available to customers on April 3, 2018).

April 9: Gold Rises and Silver Gains Nearly 1%

Gold fell $6.10 to $1326.90 in London, but it then rallied back higher in New York and ended near its late session high of $1337.90 with a gain of 0.32%. Silver rose to as high as $16.552 and ended with a gain of 0.86%.

Is The Silver COT Bullish?

There’s been an abundance of commentary on the net long position of the “Swap Dealers” in Comex silver futures per the COT report. As of the latest COT report, the Swap Dealers are net long almost 22k silver contracts. This is unprecedented. At the same time, the “Large Speculators,” the majority of which is comprised of the “managed money” (hedge funds) sub-component, are net short nearly 17k silver contracts. The data my business partner tracks goes back to April 2004. In that period of time, the Large Speculator category has never been short until February 2018.

Silver May Be Getting Ready to Shine Again

The bullion banks (Commercials) are almost certainly now betting for higher silver prices and have relinquished their concentrated short position. Meanwhile, the large speculators are positioned increasingly short. The good news for silver bulls is the bullion banks dominate the futures markets, by hook or by crook, and they generally win versus the speculators.

The Beautiful Chartology of SLV

SLV along with the PM stocks have been under performing gold in a pretty significant way. Normally you would like to see the PM stocks outperforming gold on the front end of a bull market similar to what we saw back in the beginning of the 2000 bull market in the PM complex. So far that hasn’t been the case.

April 6: Gold and Silver Find Slight Gains on the Week

Gold fell $6 to $1320.30 in Asia before it climbed up to $1335.20 in early New York trade and then drifted back lower at times, but it still ended with a gain of 0.51%. Silver chopped between $16.258 and $16.489 and ended with a loss of 0.18%.

Discussing Comex Silver

With the open interest in Comex silver blowing out to a new alltime high yesterday, we thought it best to discuss again what this indicates and what it doesn't. As of yesterday's Comex close, the total open interest in Comex silver is at an alltime high of 241,135 contracts. This blows away the previous alltime high seen on April 20 of last year at 234,787 contracts. Let's first hit the basics...

April 5: Gold and Silver End Mixed Before Jobs Day

Gold fell $10.60 to $1322.80 at about 9:30AM EST before it bounced back higher into the close, but it still ended with a loss of 0.53%. Silver dropped down to $16.181 in Asia, but it then rose to as high as $16.417 in New York and ended with a gain of 0.49%.

Silver Finally Starts To Catch Up With Gold

Based on the gold/silver ratio one would expect silver to do better than gold even if both are rising. And based on the COT report, gold should fall while silver rises. Today the metals finally started to behave this way, with silver rising and gold falling.

Silver Bullion: Should We Be Worried About Silver?

– LBMA report: volume of silver ounces transferred in February fell by 24% – Standard Chartered: gold-silver ratio and supply/demand fundamentals favour silver – Gold/silver ratio at near two-year high on silver’s underperformance – Silver COT reports remain more bullish than at any time in history – Silver expected to outperform gold as macro and industrial factors begin to drive price

April 4: Gold and Silver Erase Early Gains To End Mixed

Gold gained $16.40 to $1348.10 at about 9AM EST before it slid back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 0.13%. Silver chopped between $16.528 and $16.248 and ended with a loss of 0.67%.

April 3: Gold and Silver Cut Into Yesterday’s Gains

Gold fell $13 to $1328.90 in late morning New York trade before it nearly halved its drop by early afternoon, but it then drifted back lower into the close and ended with a loss of 0.76%. Silver slipped to as low as $16.358 and ended with a loss of 1.08%.

April 2: Gold and Silver Gain Over 1% While Stocks Drop 2%

Gold gained $18.80 to $1344.70 in early afternoon New York trade before it edged back lower into the close, but it still ended with a gain of 1.21%. Silver rose to as high as $16.673 and ended with a gain of 1.59%.

Silver Price Fix – “Future Of The Fix Is Fraught”

The silver price fix debacle from last week and the new London silver price fix has received a litany of severe criticism in recent days.

Silver workup

Silver finally managed to push through its upside resistance just above the $14.50 level this week and attracted some additional upside follow through as the US Dollar weakness brought on the macro trade ( Dollar down – BUY commodities). For that matter copper also rallied, as did platinum. Clearly the latter two metals are not moving higher based on signs of increasing demand but rather because of those macro trades just referenced. It is purely a matter of money flows related to the movements in the foreign exchange markets, especially considering that fact that the preference in the markets at the moment is generally RISK AVOIDANCE.

Possible Silver U-Turn Report

Gold and silver bugs of course are excited, as they look at it as the prices of the metals going up $55 and 72 cents respectively. The collapse of what most think of as money—including especially said gold and silver bugs—is great fun and profitable. At least if you’re short the dollar.

Top Silver Mining CEO: Don't Laugh, We Could See $100+ Silver

Coming up we'll hear from Keith Neumeyer, CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp. Keith updates us on the state of the mining industry, how ridiculous and ultimately damaging the futures market has become, and why he believes the possibility of triple digit silver is NOT ridiculous. Don't miss a fantastic interview with Keith Neumeyer, perhaps the most outspoken leader in the entire precious metals mining industry. But first, this week's market update.

Ronan Manly: January smash in London silver fix arose from broken promises

Gold researcher Ronan Manly shows today that last month's strange smash in the new London silver price fix, which disagreed so sharply with simultaneous spot and futures prices, resulted from the failure of the fix's managers to keep a promise made 18 months earlier to arrange wider participation in the fix and central clearing of trades based on the fix. Manly's analysis is headlined "The LBMA Silver Price -- Broken Promises on Wider Participation and Central Clearing"

Gold outlook improves

The change in the outlook for US interest rates has probably put an end to the dollar's four-year bull run, it is clear that there is a growing likelihood of negative interest rates in the future, and the global banking system is no fit state to manage the potential challenges of 2016. This article walks the reader through the likely economic effects relevant to the future purchasing power of the dollar, and therefore prospects for the gold price.

Mines Management Receives Approval for Development of the Montanore Silver-Copper Project

"We have crossed the goal line. The Record of Decision is the major approval to complete the final evaluation and development of the project contingent upon compliance with its conditions. We are excited to have completed the eleven year permitting process that included two draft Environmental Impact Statements and at least three rounds of public comment," Glenn M. Dobbs, the Company's Chairman and CEO, stated in response to the announcement. "It has been a long journey. Many naysayers said it couldn't be done, but we did it. This monumental undertaking couldn't have been accomplished without the support, hard work and dedication of many people in the communities of Libby and Lincoln County, Company staff, government agency personnel, elected officials, and our team of consultants including Klepfer Mining Services who oversaw the permitting process from beginning to end. Once fully developed and operating, the Montanore Mine will make a major contribution to the vitality of the local community and the state of Montana for many years to come."

Silver, Gold, the Argentina Peso, and Exponentially Increasing Prices

The exchange rate between the Argentina Peso and the US dollar in January 1945 was 4.17 pesos to one dollar. Like the United States, Argentina created substantial price inflation – devaluation of their currency – in the 1950s – 1990s. According to Wikipedia Argentina devalued their currency by a factor of 100 in 1970, by another 10,000 in 1983, by another 1,000 in 1985, and by another 10,000 in 1992.

Bill Murphy: The Gold/Silver Manipulators Are At The End Of Their Rope

When silver breaks $18.50…it will then take out $50 and hit Eric Sprott’s number of $100-plus because since the last time it hit $50 they’ve gone through all that physical supply…this time they won’t be able to go to the physical supply well. – Bill Murphy

Two Top Reasons Why Silver Is A Must-Have

Silver is probably the best insurance against consequences of the coming debt market collapse Today’s debt levels are massive compared to any previous era. These debt-levels are unsustainable, and we are headed for an inevitable debt collapse. The US, for example, owes holders of US dollars (world-wide) about 114 771 tonnes of gold as at August 2015 (US monetary base/price of gold per ounce – read more). That is about 67% to 74% of world gold reserves, depending on which estimate one goes by.

Silver Market Morning: Bears fighting a losing battle! | Feb-25-2016

While global growth continues to slow, we note that the Services sector in China is still growing fast. This is directly helping to create more middle class Chinese citizens. These continue to love gold as a fundamental investment. The performance of the Shanghai Composite index remains uninspiring, so solid, safe gold that the older people promote, holds a fundamental position in middle class wealth. The slowing GDP numbers from China belie such growth, but this is and will be a fundamental driver for gold for many years ahead.

Aggressive Silver Capping Continues

At some point, the question becomes "why". With gold now up 17% year-to-date, silver is up just half that amount at 9.5%. And yet, the latest CoT report shows the highest silver Commercial net short position since 2008. Again, why? Why now? That's truly the $64MM question. Why are The Silver Banks shorting so aggressively here? What's the difference in holding price below $16 versus $18 or $20?

SilverCrest Announces Historic Las Chispas Mine Rehabilitation and Drilling; Huasabas Project Update

N. Eric Fier , CPG, P.Eng, President & CEO stated, "Las Chispas is a very exciting brownfields exploration story. The project area consists of a district size target with multiple historic surface and underground mines that reportedly produced an estimated 100 million ounces of silver and 200 thousand ounces of gold between 1880 and 1930. Reported average production grades from limited public information were approximately 15 grams per tonne (gpt) gold and 1,700 grams per tonne (gpt) silver over widths of 1 to 5 metres. Our initial underground channel sampling of exposed mineralization has shown grades up to 15.1 gpt Au and 1,340 gpt Ag over 1.3 metres. To our knowledge, all mineralized zones in the district, which include multiple epithermal veins, have not been previously drilled. The underground rehabilitation program will help further assess the potential for near surface deposits and deeper extensions of mineralization. A majority of the underground workings have been inaccessible for over 80 years, and historic records suggest several previously developed areas were not mined due to closure around 1930. The Company is well financed with over $6.5 million and the 2016 exploration expenditures are expected to be in the range of $1 to $1.2 million ."

Steve St. Angelo: Continued Increase in Silver Eagle Buying

The U.S. Mint has been rationing the volume of silver eagles released to the public since July 2015. The Royal Canadian Mint has followed suit. The Australian Perth Mint, has increased their monthly production of silver coins more than two fold. - See more at: http://thedailycoin.org/?p=65039#sthash.33JQ6pWO.dpuf

Silver Buy Signal - 2016

Using the above simple analysis, silver hit a multi-year low in December 2015 and has confirmed that low by closing above its 5 week moving average AND registering a gold to silver ratio slightly above 80, the highest in about 20 years and the most extreme peak since the 2008 crash lows in gold and silver prices.

Gold-Silver Ratio Reversal Report

So the price of silver rocketed up 80 cents, while the price of gold jumped $37. Silver is now more expensive than it was two weeks ago; the price decline of last week was more than overcompensated.

On The Brink of Complete Meltdown

We live in a time when the rule of law has been suspended for the ruling class and banking class. When the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, made the following statement he turned the “too big to fail” banks into “too big to jail”. Criminal in every way imaginable.

Hillary’s Scary New Cash Tax

The largest underground currency market in history...how to make huge investment gains from negative interest rates...none dare call it a tax.

US Mint Experiences Strongest Silver Eagles Sales Ever in February

The US Mint recorded their best ever sales for their American Silver Eagles. These coins are a staple in the world silver market for those looking to protect their wealth in precious metals. The stunning performance throughout the month of February saw the mint sell a record-breaking 4,782,000 coins. This marks the 11 th-highest month of sales for this coin since its inception in 1986.

Silver leads weekly gains for metals

Gold and silver are on track for solid weekly gains as the dollar trades at its lowest level in five months due to reduced expectations for a string of U.S. interest-rate hikes. Silver has been the bigger mover this week. The metal rose more than 1% at one point Friday to its highest level since late October, before pulling back to trade little changed. Silver prices are up almost 4% this week after ending marginally lower last week. At last check, May silver SIK6, -0.42% traded at $16.04 an ounce, after hitting an intraday high of $16.17.

Silver Fundamentals: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Many readers are familiar with this cliché, but few understand its real significance . Numbers don’t lie, meaning the raw data which we collect on a nearly infinite number of subjects. Statistics, on the other hand, are rarely just raw data. Instead, they are numbers that have been massaged (i.e. manipulated) with various adjustments.

Silver – A Long-Term Perspective

The price of silver, as indicated by the ratio to the DJIA, is near a multi-decade low. Expect the price of silver to rally substantially in 2016 – 2020. $50 silver is coming, probably fairly soon. $100 silver will take longer.

Whither Peak Silver?

The United States Geological Survey recently published its silver summary and it turned out to be yet another record year of global mine production for silver. The 2015 estimate will be revised, but in the last twenty years, only four years (2000, 2003, 2005, and 2011) have been revised downwards in the subsequent summary.

Pre-1965 Silver Pocket Change Provides Investors With an Economic Future

Among all the choices you have for gold and silver bullion, genuinely historic metal is still around at reasonable prices. The runaway classic is ninety-percent U.S. silver coinage.

GoldSeek Weekly Radio: John Williams and Jim Rogers

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