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Don’t Short This Dog, Report 20 Feb, 2017

This week, the prices of the metals mostly moved sideways. There was a rise on Thursday but it corrected back to basically unchanged on Friday. This will again be a brief Report, as yesterday was a holiday in the US. Below, we will show the only true picture of the gold and silver supply and […]

Silver Futures Market Assistance, Report 12 Feb, 2017

This week, the prices of the metals moved up on Monday. Then the gold price went sideways for the rest of the week, but the silver price jumped on Friday. Is this the rocket ship to $50? Will Trump’s stimulus plan push up the price of silver? Or just push silver speculators to push up […]

Gold and Silver Divergence, Report 5 Feb, 2017

This week, the prices of the metals went up, with the gold price rising every day and the silver price stalling out after rising 42 cents on Tuesday. The gold-silver ratio went up a bit this week, an unusual occurrence when the prices are rising. Everyone knows that the price of silver is supposed to […]

LBMA 2017 Forecasts (for the US dollar)

Every year the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) surveys the top precious metals analysts of bullion banks and consultancy firms for their forecasts for precious metal prices for the year ahead. We look at things a little differently, and would say that the analysts are forecasting the value of the US Dollar, priced in gold […]

Silver Speculators Gone Wild, Report 29 Jan, 2017

This week, the prices of the metals had been up Sunday night but were slowly sliding all week—until Friday at 7:00am Arizona time (14:00 in London). Then the price of silver took off like a silver-speculator-fueled-rocket. It went from $16.68 to $17.25, or 3.4% in two hours. What does it mean? We don’t know. We […]

The Trump Weak Dollar Report, 22 Jan, 2017

The action favored bettors this holiday-shortened week (Monday was Martin Luther King day in the US), with the price of gold up 13 bucks and silver up 26 cents. We noticed a worrisome remark by newly inaugurated President Trump. The strong dollar of the past 20 years, he said, is not good for American competitiveness. […]

A Hint of Gold Backwardation, Report 15 Jan, 2017

Last month, we noted that there could be a trend change in progress. Not only are the prices of the metals rising (which is just a mirror-image of the dollar falling, from 27.6 milligrams of gold just before Christmas to currently under 26mg). But the scarcity of gold as we measure it, using the spread […]

Silver’s Got Fundamentals, Gold and Silver Report 8 Jan, 2017

This week was another short week, due to the New Year holiday. We look forward to getting back to our regularly scheduled market action. The prices of both metals moved up again this week. Something very noticeable is occurring in the supply and demand fundamentals. We will give an update on that, but first, here’s […]

Happy New Year, Gold and Silver Report 2 January, 2017

This weeks is also a short Report, and also a day later than normal, due to the New Year’s holiday. We hope everyone has a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2017! The prices of the metals moved up last week, except for Friday which was a bump in the road, especially for silver. Below, we will […]

Merry Christmas, Gold and Silver Report 26 December, 2016

This will be a short Report, due to the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays (which is also why it is coming out on Monday evening Arizona time, a day later than our usual). We wish everyone a Merry Christmas! The price of gold moved sideways, whereas that of silver had a plunge on Friday. Below, […]