Silver Update: Global Vampires

global vampiresBrotherJohnF is back with another public silver update, discussing the IMF’s 2014 economic outlook.
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Silver Update: Eagle Rationing

RationingBrotherJohnF returns with a public silver update discussing the US Mint’s authorized dealer rationing of Silver Eagles to begin 2014.
Is the rationing a sign of a silver shortage, or is the US Mint simply incompetent?
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Alasdair Macleod: Something’s Afoot in Gold & Silver…

silver rallyAlmost unnoticed, Open Interest in gold futures has taken off spectacularly, increasing by over 35,000 contracts since the beginning of the month, which is shown in the chart below.
Money Managers have closed some of their silver shorts but are still exposed at three times their average. The squeeze in the market might also have something to do with commercial businesses locking in low prices for physical silver into the fourth quarter of 2013, with no matching increase in hedging by the mines.
So if there is a short-term crisis developing in precious metals, it could well be in silver.
Something is clearly afoot in gold & silver. [Read more...]

Shorts Are Squeezed As Gold & Silver Go Vertical!

Gold & silver have just made a rare vertical (to the upside) move on today’s COMEX open, as the shorts looking for sub $18 silver and $1000 gold appear to be receiving the squeeze treatment. [Read more...]


JP Morgan Dimon MastersBrotherJohn documents and discusses exactly how the price of silver is fixed every day in his latest Silver Update:
Price Fixing
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Silver Update: Silver And Wrath

dollar burningBrotherJohnF’s latest public silver update: Silver & Wrath [Read more...]

Silver Update: Silver Cowards

silver lionBrotherJohnF discusses silver’s technicals, last week’s FOMC smash, and a discussion on hard money advocates who shun silver in his latest public silver update:
Silver Cowards
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Alasdair Macleod’s Gold market report: Gold and silver is little changed

SilverGold and silver are little changed on the week, having survived attempts to push gold lower through the $1300 level and silver through $21.25 on Tuesday. Precious metals are not the only markets to be waiting for a new sense of direction following the Fed’s decision not to taper, though in early trade today gold is showing some improvement.
The general lack of interest is shown in the charts below, where open interest on Comex is now at very low levels. [Read more...]

Shorts in Trouble? Gold & Silver Spiking Again on COMEX Open

beach ballOn this weekend’s Metals & Markets, The Doc & Eric Dubin informed listeners that silver’s strong trading Friday in breaking through the cartel cap at $20.50 in the access market could result in a big move to the upside in silver this week.
Just as predicted, both silver and gold gapped up on the Monday Asian open tonight, with silver blasting nearly $1 higher to $21.30, and gold moving $20 to the upside through $1330.  After a consolidation back under $21 during London trading, gold & silver are again going vertical on the COMEX open.
Is the long anticipated short covering rally in the metals underway?
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Silver Update: Silver Salvage

In his latest Silver Update, BrotherJohnF discusses Odyssey Marine Expedition’s latest haul- 61 tons of silver recovered from the SS Gairsoppa off the coast of Ireland- recovered in a record 3 miles below the surface.
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Silver Update: Chinese Century

ChinaBrotherJohnF discusses the rise of the Chinese Empire in his latest Silver Update:
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Silver Update: LME & LBMA

empty COMEX vaultBrotherJohnF discusses Friday’s BLS metals smash, gold & silver’s technicals, and recent reports of 100 day delivery delays at the LME
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SD Weekly Metals & Markets: Capitulation!


On this week’s SD Weekly Metals & Markets we cover:

*This week’s historic smash in the metals which saw gold complete it’s worse quarter in decades and fall to $1186, and silver drop another $3 to $18.20 in what can only be described as panic driven capitulation
*Doc’s Physical Market Re-cap:  Silver supply issues re-emerge as spot price smashed under $20
*Smart Money:  Asian demand greater than 2-to-1 Western “paper” dishoarding
*1970s Cyclical Bear vs. Current Metals Correction: Is history repeating or is the bull market over?

Picking a bottom is virtually impossible with the cartel gang lurking around.  We never can be certain when their “managed retreat” strategy is flipping over into “retreat” mode.  But there are hints that we might be setting up for a bottom.  Previous strong support levels of $26 and $22 silver obviously didn’t hold, but falling below $18 would have erased nearly 3 years worth of bull market action, leaving silver well below the cost of production.  As with gold, declining prices has boosted physical demand.  Silver’s strong fundamentals remain, and Friday’s leap higher prior to the London PM Fix isn’t just short covering.  It tells the story of the need to source physical silver out of the LBMA, which was only possible going into the fix at a much higher price.
SD Weekly Metals & Markets with The Doc & Eric Dubin is below:
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Silver Update: Undervalued Silver

ZIRPBrotherJohnF discusses the continued smash in the metals in what is turning into total capitulation panic liquidation in his latest Silver Update: Undervalued Silver. [Read more...]

Silver Update: Silver Squeeze

silver updateBrotherJohnF discusses silver’s latest crash that has now seen the metal retrace the entire 2010-2011 bull move and his outlook from here.
Is $12 or $15 in play or is the metal nearing a strong rebound rally? 
Silver Update: Silver Squeeze is below: [Read more...]