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Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #1

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Alexco: is in the process of divesting its profitable and fast-growing remediation business (AEG) to the AEG management group. On closing of the transaction AEG will be pay Alexco $12.1m in cash, with the balance of $1.25m payable pursuant to a promissory note maturing on February 14th, 2021. This will go a long way to reducing the required capital investment to bring several Keno Hill mines back into production, feeding a central mill. Construction will start in 2020 and the because the company has already built the mill and started mine development, the buildout period is estimated at 8 or so months... Companies covered in this weekly report: $AXU $USAS $KOR.to $AG $FSM $KNT.v $GSV $KL $OR $SILV $PAAS $TXG.to $WGO.v

David Jensen: As Palladium Continues To Soar, Is Platinum Next...

So I was fortunate to have David join me on the show and explain what’s happening. Explain how the imbalance is going to have to be resolved. And share what he’s now seeing in the platinum market, where the lease rate indicates a similar pattern might soon be underway. Of course this does have the potential to filter over to the other precious metals markets like gold and silver. So to find out what’s happening from the man who forecast it over a year in advance, click to watch the interview now!

Interview with Peter Spina: Is It Time To Give Up On Silver and Gold?

With stocks like Tesla setting new astronomical highs, almost by the day, while gold and silver continue to get pounded by the bullion banks, is it time to finally give up on the precious metals? If you’ve been invested in gold and silver over the past few years, there’s a good chance that question has entered your mind. Although perhaps that’s why I was so fortunate to have Peter Spina (who runs GoldSeek and SilverSeek) join me on the show to share his always insightful perspective.

Why silver prices may climb to their highest yearly average since 2014

Silver has fared better than some of its metal peers against the backdrop of a disease-threatened global economy, in part because of its dual role as both a precious and industrial metal.

The Dow Points To Higher Silver Prices For Years To Come

I have done a type of cycle analysis to show how major Silver rallies interact with the Dow. Historically there is an established pattern of credit extension, during which the Dow benefits proportionally more than Silver prices do. Once the Dow’s rally has run its course, Silver prices catch up while the Dow corrects or goes sideways.

Silver Prices Likely To Go “Exponential” – Guggenheim Co-Founder

Silver is “the number one conviction trade in 2020” Minerd, who is also the Guggenheim Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) told Bloomberg whose conviction trade was greeted with surprise by Bloomberg’s Tom Keene and Jonathan Ferro

Silver Technical Update (video): Not keeping up with gold

Dr. Copper down hard, silver following too. Gold to Silver ratio showing that silver is not keeping up with gold prices. Ratio nearing 90 ounces of silver to 1 ounce of gold. Lower highs, lower lows, silver not trending. Copper prices could get a bounce, highly oversold. Platinum fighting 18 day moving averages of closes but trending lower, with bias down. Palladium lost its bullish embedded reading, it often leads to a pullback to its 18-d.m.a. Momentum lost, has to rebuild.

Silver Could Be Close To An Important Resolution

If this USD/ZAR continues its fall, then we could see a massive silver rally soon. We are still in a very positive period for Silver, and my opinion a very good period to accumulate for the long haul.

There Is Still Time To Get Silver

Silver appears to be very close to an even bigger move higher. Most of the hard work of the double-bottom since 2015 is done. The coming leg higher is the one that will likely take prices to all-time highs. Below, is a long-term Silver chart..

Discovery Drill Hole Intercepts 72.4 Metre Mineralization Grading 279 Grams per Tonne Silver, Including 33 Metre Mineralization Grading 517 Grams per Tonne Silver at the Snake Hole Prospect

New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V: NUAG) (OTCQX: NUPMF) (“New Pacific” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the assay results of the first 19 holes of the initial 24 hole, 6,000 metres, exploration drill program at the Snake Hole prospect, Silver Sand Project, Bolivia. Snake Hole is one of nine high priority silver targets identified by the Company and is located approximately 600 metres east of the core area of the Silver Sand Project. Fifteen of the nineteen drillholes returned significant results defining structurally controlled, sandstone-hosted, silver mineralization similar to the main Silver Sand area. Drill highlights are as follows..

Favourable Conditions Are Likely To Propel Silver Much Higher

These are setting up really favourable conditions for Silver prices and the position it has in the international monetary system. The expectation for much higher Silver prices are certainly reflected in the charts. I have previously presented this chart (now updated) to show how the current bottoming process (2015 to 2018) is similar to that of 2001 to 2003:

Michael Pento: The Right Time To Invest In Silver and Silver Mining Stocks

While there’s a great investment case to be made for silver bullion and silver mining stocks, the timing remains the key issue. Although fortunately in a recent interview, Michael Pento of Pento Portfolio Strategies shared what he's looking for. And when he thinks it's time to invest in silver and the silver mining stocks.

"The Great Silver Debate" Part 2: Chris Marcus vs. Mickey Fulp

The Great Silver Debate Part 2: Chris Marcus vs. Mickey Fulp One of the things that's really interesting about silver is that it might be one of the most divisive asset classes in today's financial markets. Some (like myself) think silver might be even better than multiple loaves of sliced bread! While others think I'm off my rocker and don't see the value. So who's correct?

Mining Stocks Are Historically Cheap

While the micro-cap junior exploration stocks are by far the cheapest segment of the mining stock sector in terms of potential risk/reward, investor distaste and market inefficiency occasionally feeds prospecting mining stock investors an expected “golden nugget,” if you will. Fortuna Silver is a current example. Chris Marcus invited me onto his Arcadia Economics podcast to discuss why I put a strong buy on FSM in July when the rest of the market was dumping the shares:

Hi-yo Silver Away!

Silver is expected to begin the next decade newly burnished, through a combination of higher industrial and investment demand, and tightened supply owing to mine production issues and output cuts. As December winds down and precious metals trade volumes dwindle, market analysts including us at Ahead of the Herd are crunching the numbers from 2019 and looking ahead to what the New Year might bring. A banner year..

Santa's Stockings Have Silver

Massive upside breakouts are taking place across the precious metals sector. Many mining stocks, especially silver-oriented, are skyrocketing. How is it possible that silver stocks are ripping to one fresh new high after another, leaving bullion behind? Well, there is commercial trader bullion shorting activity on the COMEX. Money managers are buying silver stocks, not COMEX contracts, and it doesn’t take much money flowing into these stocks to push them dramatically higher. A COMEX silver price surge is coming though, because there are two big inflationary forces at play. First, the easing of trade tensions is opening the door for global growth in the late stage of the business cycle. That’s incredibly inflationary. Wage growth and consumer spending growth in China (Consumer spending growth is above 20% in some major Chinese cities now) is going to push prices higher in both China and the West. This growth-oriented inflation can be called “good inflation”.

New Pacific Acquires the Silverstrike Project, Bolivia

The Silverstrike Project, at an elevation of 4,000 to 4,500 metres (“m”), is located approximately 140 kilometres (“km”) southwest of La Paz, Bolivia or approximately 450 km northwest of New Pacific’s Silver Sand Project. The Silverstrike Project consists of nine (9) Special Temporary Authorizations (“ATEs”) with an area of approximately 13km2 currently in the process of conversion to ‘Mining Administrative Contracts’ before AJAM. The Vendor has also applied for exploration rights over areas surrounding the Silverstrike Project as part of the transaction.

Silver and the Deep State

The “Deep State” has been a high-profile topic for several years. Opinions are divided and strong. Those who benefit from the Deep State power and influence support the Deep State and fight against its opposition. Others think it’s the cause of much that is wrong in the world. Rather than wade into the debate, consider the wit and wisdom of Bill Bonner regarding the Deep State..

New Pacific Continues to Intersect Multiple Broad Interval of Silver Mineralization at Silver Sand Project, Bolivia

Vancouver, British Columbia – December 2, 2019 – New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V: NUAG) (OTCQX: NUPMF) (“New Pacific” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from 75 drill holes from its resource definition drilling program at its wholly-owned Silver Sand Project, Department of Potosí, Bolivia. In summary, drilling continues to intersect broad intervals of vein and fracture controlled, near surface, silver mineralization with results from this program ranging from approximately 50 to 200 metres (“m”) thick and returning average silver values from 33 to 289g/t. Within these broad intervals, narrower zones of higher grade silver occurs commonly from 2.5 to +10m wide with average values over those widths of up to 1,035g/t.

New Pacific Announces the Appointment of Dr. Mark Cruise as Chief Operating Officer

“On behalf of New Pacific, we welcome Mark to our team,” said Dr. Rui Feng, Chief Executive Officer and Director of New Pacific. “We’re excited to secure the services of someone with his level of experience and calibre. Mark will be an incredible addition and his involvement should be very beneficial to our shareholders.”

Admission of Conspiracy, Guilt and Collusion

Having long been a researcher of the gold and silver markets I have become familiar with the labels, “conspiracy theorist”, “gold bug”, “tin foil hat” and a host of others – less flattering. Over the years I have listened to a host mainstream economic commentators incredulously lament, “gold bugs actually believe that people meet – in rooms - and conspire to suppress the price of precious metals”. These same mainstream economic commentators frequently scoff, “if such activities were actually being undertaken, surely someone from “officialdom” would go rogue and out the perpetrators. They frequently cite the lack of such “outings” as concrete evidence that market manipulations on the part of or complicity with regulators as being “hearsay” or the product of delusionals. Well ladies and gentlemen; conspiracy theorists are deluded no more.

2020: Year Of The Silver Metal Rat

I don’t expect a major rise in inflation in 2020, but I think institutional money managers will show enough concern about it to make silver and the miners of this awesome metal the world’s top performing asset in 2020, the year of the metal rat!

Silver Eyes Fourth Quarter Rebound

We will be watching the gold:silver ratio closely during days when precious metals markets rally for confirmation that silver is leading. In a healthy bull market for the metals, silver leads on both the upside and the downside – both rallying and declining more sharply than gold.

Kootenay Announces $2 Million Investment from Sprott Asset Management

James McDonald President and CEO stated, “We are happy to have initially secured the personal support of Eric Sprott and now separately, Sprott Asset Management LP(1). With this additional investment we are in a strong position to continue to aggressively move both our high-grade projects, Columba and Copalito ahead over the coming months.”

Ted Butler: JP Morgan Precious Metals Traders Charged By DOJ, Losses To Shorts Mount

Last week the Department of Justice not only charged several JP Morgan traders with manipulating the market, but even invoked the RICO act, which is traditionally reserved for organized crime cases. Of course for those who have been following Ted Butler’s research in recent years, the news hardly comes as a surprise. Although it does certainly add a new volatile element into the equation, which Ted was kind enough to join me on the show and discuss.

New EW Silver Discovery

The Silver Reverse Bubble of 2012

In late 2008, when silver was massacred in the futures pit and saw its price fall from over $20 to under $10, I told my readers at that time that silver entered into a “reverse bubble”. I know it sounds odd, but let me re-visit the concept.

Will Silver and Platinum Outperform Gold in the Near Future?

Summing up, the long-term picture in the USD market continues to appear a bit more bearish than not and the implications for the precious metals are generally positive. The silver-to-gold ratio chart suggests that silver is likely to outperform gold in the months to come, yet it should be kept in mind that this may require some time to happen. Additional short-term volatility has been seen in the platinum market, but this is not unusual.

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Silver Market Update

Is silver becoming a bearmarket, or is a bottom pattern completing that will lead to a major new uptrend soon? That is the big conundrum facing investors and speculators in the sector and in this update it will become apparent that the situation must resolve itself with a decisive move soon, one way or the other.

Will Silver and Platinum Outperform Gold in the Near Future?

Summing up, the long-term picture in the USD market continues to appear a bit more bearish than not and the implications for the precious metals are generally positive. The silver-to-gold ratio chart suggests that silver is likely to outperform gold in the months to come, yet it should be kept in mind that this may require some time to happen. Additional short-term volatility has been seen in the platinum market, but this is not unusual.

New EW Silver Discovery

Extorre Reacts to Current Market Conditions and Announces Further High Grade Drilling Results at Cerro Moro

"One drill rig remains on the infill drilling program on our principal prospects, namely Zoe, Escondida, Loma Escondida and Gabriela. Our aim is to ensure that the drilling density is sufficient in areas that would fall within the first two years of a potential mining scenario (at 1300 tonnes per day) to estimate "indicated mineral resources". This program is nearing completion, with the drilling at Zoe, Loma Escondida and Gabriela essentially complete."

Target 2 reached in Silver (Copper target reached)

The second target for the bearish "Head and Shoulders" pattern on silver was reached for greater than $25,000 per contract. The target was using "Measured Rule", which takes the distance from the top of the head to the neckline, and adding it onto the breakdown point.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,622.80, the day before the holiday in the States yesterday. A quiet London pulled it back to $1,613.50 at the p.m. Fixing. The morning Fix today the 5th July was set at $1,616.75 and higher in the euro at €1,292.986, up €8 on yesterday’s p.m. Fixing, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2504 down 80 cents. The euro stood at €1: $1.2502 after the Fix. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,618.00 in the middle.

Under ATTACK

Do we want the TRUTH or LIES? Gold was ATTACKED by the Cartel today to prevent it from repeating last month’s violation of its “Rule #1” – i.e., “Thou shalt not let PMs soar when the Dow plunges.” Last month, they temporarily lost control when gold had a rare 4% surge with the Dow down 274 points, directly after a similarly horrible NFP report.

A Momentous Day

A momentous day, as the Spanish and Italian stock and bond markets are literally CRASHING. On the day the “Spanish Bank Bailout” was “approved” by the EU – Spanish 10-year yields have EXPLODED to 7.3%, and the IBEX stock index fell a whopping 5.7%. Of course, the “bailout” requires constitution of the ESM, which has not yet been ratified or funded, and won’t be for some time – if at all. Throw in the bankruptcy of Valencia – one of Spain’s largest “autonomous regions” – and you can see why few believe a bailout will ever be received, or that it will MATTER even if it does.

March Silver in Backwardation

Silver Market Morning

New York bounced back to $1,573.70 and Asia continued to take it higher, with London running it up to Fix at $1,590.25. The euro was stronger at €1: $12770, where it was when the morning Fixing took place. In the euro it Fixed at €1,245.204. Ahead of New York’s opening gold looked a little better at $1,592.15 and in the euro, €1,246.69 while the euro was at €1: $1.2771.

Managed money positions hint at bullish turns for gold and silver

I have recently written about the breakdown of disaggregated data from the futures markets into producers and swap dealers for gold and silver futures, as reported in the Commitment of Traders reports issued by the US government’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). There is a further category of trader to consider, and that is Managed Money.

The Silver Megathrust

Between 1970 and 1979, the silver price was increasing steadily from $1.50 to $6, before taking off in September 1979 from $10 to $50 within 5 months. During that bull cycle, demand for silver did not increase but actually declined (sharply in 1979). It was as late as 1983 when demand increased confidently from 12,000 to 27,000 tons per year until 2000 – yet the silver price was in a 20 year bear market during that time. In 2003, when silver started its new bull market, the demand actually dropped to 23,000 tons until 2005 – during which 2 years silver almost doubled from $4.50 to $8. Since 2005, demand is rising stronger than ever, having reached 33,000 tons in 2010, whereas the silver price is rising strongly as well.

What a surprise: FT says CFTC to drop silver investigation

But such an outcome would be completely consistent with a finding that the really big player in the silver market is not JPMorgan at all but the U.S. government acting through intermediary brokerage houses. After all, as he signed the legislation demonetizing silver in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson pledged that the U.S. government would rig the silver market if necessary to prevent the price from rising...

Silver Market Update

The outcome of the Greek vote at the weekend was not favorable for the markets, or for Precious Metals in particular. This is because it did not precipitate an immediate worsening of the acute crisis in Europe, and thus did not create the pressure needed to bring forward the major QE that must eventually come in order to delay Europe's eventual complete collapse. Why then have markets not caved in already? - because investors are "smoking the hopium pipe" and waiting for the Fed to pull a rabbit out of the hat at Wednesday's FOMC meeting, by making positive noises to the effect that QE3 is ready to be rolled out. What is likely to happen instead is that they will come out with the same old line about "being ready to act when the SHTF" but other than that remain vague and non-commital. If this is what they do then markets are likely to throw a tantrum and sell off, and the charts are indicating that it could be hard.

Silver, Gold and The Coming Deflation

Historically gold has made its significant gains, relative to other assets (as well as nominally), not during inflation, but during deflation (Note: I am using the terms inflation and deflation very loosely in this case). These significant gold rallies historically occur when value flees instruments such as stocks and certain commodities.

David Morgan: Seems the bottom for (gold & silver) mining equities is in...

I was recently interview by Jim Puplava and stated what we have been sending to our members. It seems the bottom for mining equities is in and may be tested one more time. The precious metals themselves also could be in a bottom formation currently, but the $26 level on silver and the $1550 level on gold MUST hold. David Morgan www.Silver-Investor.com

The Noose Is Tightening

The noose is tightening on the Powers that Be, as all attempts at MONEY PRINTING, MARKET MANIPULATION, and PROPAGANDA are failing. The GLOBAL economy – and BANKING SYSTEM – is failing, as have been the result of ALL fiat currency systems throughout history. And given that this is the ONLY time EVER when ALL global currencies are fiat –amidst a global population of seven billion people - the crash will dwarf all others in history.

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