Silver Market Report

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San Francisco (Apr 17)  The U.S. dollar index moved into positive territory midday Thursday, erasing its earlier dip, as traders... Read More
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In observance of Good Friday,  all major U.S. stock markets will be closed on Friday April 18, 2014.
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New York (Apr 17)  Gold prices are trading steady to slightly lower in early U.S. dealings Thursday. The bearish technical posture... Read More

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The stock market has hung in there so far this year in spite of negative economic reports from December through February that indicated the economy was slowing significantly.

Bail-ins are a new way of "rescuing" banks and other financial organizations that have been sweeping around the world, even as they rewrite the rules for investors and depositors.

When the former Soviet Union collapsed almost 25 years ago, most global strategic forecasters assumed that the U.S. would adapt pragmatically to her new status of sole world superpower. Instead she has pursued a variety of misguided nation-building adventures and...

Why has the level of employment in the US been falling? One would think that with a growing population and supposedly an economy that is improving that more of the population would be employed. It is not the case at all. Instead, the level of civilian employment to...

For millions it is already too late. They won't realize the geopolitical winds which are now blowing. Off in their own lala land, the average American will be focused on sports, celebrities, what the right amount of stealing (taxes) in society is, gay rights, which...

The easiest way for investors to become more decisive in the financial markets is for earnings to justify higher stock prices. While after-hours quotes should always be taken with a grain of salt, Google was down 2.48% after releasing some disappointing figures late...

Our market does appear to have bottomed. It may take a while to go into its mania phase, but it's already heating up. No one is going to want to be short when this train leaves the station—and the conductor has blown the whistle.

In 2014, Americans will pay $3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes. Believe it or not, according to the Tax Foundation, that means more of your income is being spent on taxes than on food, clothing and housing combined!

Silver has underperformed gold lately. In the first quarter of 2014, both metals have rallied nicely, but, somehow surprisingly, gold did better than silver. It leaves a lot of investors with the question whether silver is in a bull or in a bear market. David Morgan...

The mixed-bag economy and mixed-bag market continue to call for defensive contingency plans. Given what we know today, a rapid and sustainable push to new highs in stocks appears to be the least likely scenario, behind consolidation/correction. Earnings have been...

There’s been a lot of attention being paid to high frequency trading (HFT) as of late. The question has been raised as to whether or not HFT rigs markets. It is true that HFT adds nothing to GDP and is simply a legalized form of high-tech front running. However, the...

On the US monetary inflation front, the news is that there isn't much in the way of news. As depicted below, the year-over-year rate of TMS (True Money Supply) growth hit a 5-year low of around 7% at the end of last year and has since edged a little higher.

The relationship between the Dow and silver has been very consistent during the last 100 years. After each of the major Dow peaks (real, not necessarily nominal peaks), we eventually had a major bottom in silver. Below, is a 100-year inflation-adjusted Dow chart:

The stock bulls got a nice fundamental trifecta Monday with good news on the economic, central bank, and geopolitical fronts. However, the rally attempt thus far has done little to alter the market’s intermediate-term risk-reward profile.

In other words, money is rotating out of the risk high-flying, growth stocks and going into the safety of bonds and cash rather than the relative "safety" of large cap Dow names. It is for all of these reasons that the Dow is likely to follow the Nasdaq down.

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