iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV) - NYSEARCA
  • Jun. 28, 2013, 10:48 AM

    Precious metals see a bout of major buying, with gold (GLD +1.5%) jumping about $25/ounce in the past few minutes, and silver (SLV +4.8%) soaring nearly a $1. Bearish for some time, Mark Dow reminds gold has been going down for 2 years, but the decline has only recently made the headlines. Gold's post-QE run was built on a number of misconceptions which have all cracked. The longs (silver too) are trapped and the bear market isn't close to over.
     

    | Jun. 28, 2013, 10:48 AM | 39 Comments
  • Jun. 26, 2013, 2:12 AM

    Gold isn't the only precious metal to experience big losses lately, with silver (SLV) losing a third of its value this quarter, while it is the worst performer in 2013 on the Standard & Poor GSCI Spot Index of raw materials. Spot silver is now -4.1% at $18.86 an ounce. Platinum is -2.08% at $1,321 while palladium is -1.2% at $657 an ounce.

    | Jun. 26, 2013, 2:12 AM
  • Jun. 25, 2013, 7:22 AM

    More on gold (previous): The sell side is bailing fast. Deutsche Bank cuts metals forecasts across the board, including gold and silver (SLV), citing the slowdown in China and the turn in the U.S. interest rate cycle. Reading the same newspapers, Credit Suisse follows suit. Having already slashed gold, Goldman moves on to copper (JJC), lowering both its near-term and longer-term outlooks on China growth worries.

    | Jun. 25, 2013, 7:22 AM | 18 Comments
  • Jun. 24, 2013, 7:49 AM

    Silver gets downgraded by UBS which slashes its one-month outlook by about a third to $17.50/ounce and the 3-month forecast 27% to $20.50. For the year, the price is expected to average $24, off 17% from previous. Silver lacks its own drivers, says UBS, and will thus take cues from gold where GLD is off 1% premarket. SLV -2%, AGQ -4%, ZSL +4% premarket.

    | Jun. 24, 2013, 7:49 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 21, 2013, 5:27 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: VXX +3.8%. EWJ +2.7%. UUP +2.1%. UNG +1.3%. GAZ +0.4%.
    ETF Losers: GDXJ -15.8%. GDX -11.5%. BRF -9.3%. SLV -9.8%. PSLV -8.9%.
    | Jun. 21, 2013, 5:27 PM | 7 Comments
  • Jun. 20, 2013, 7:03 AM

    Gold continues to tumble, the price off 5.5% and taking out $1,300 for the first time since the fall of 2010. Silver falls 7.6%, the price below $20 for the first time since that period as well. GLD -3.7%, SLV -5.9% premarket. Gold miners: GDX -4.6%, GDXJ -5.3% premarket. A popular miner short play, DUST +14.8%.

    | Jun. 20, 2013, 7:03 AM | 52 Comments
  • Jun. 20, 2013, 3:17 AM

    While the dollar rises following the FOMC's various statements and comments yesterday, commodities (DBC) sell off, with gold -3.3% (GLD) to 1,328.85 per ounce, well below the key support level of $1,349. Silver (SLV) -4.3%, Oil -1.8% (USO), copper -1.6% - also dragged down by the poor Chinese PMI print - palladium -1.6% and natural gas (GAZ) -0.8%.

    | Jun. 20, 2013, 3:17 AM | 8 Comments
  • Jun. 19, 2013, 4:18 PM

    Not escaping the post-FOMC, post-Bernanke selloff is gold (GLD -1.2%) which falls to $1,349 per ounce - key support as the technicians like to say as this is the level at which the metal's fast spring slide bounced from in both April and May. Underneath that, there's nothing but air going all the way back to 2009 and $800 per ounce. Ditto for silver (SLV -1.3%) and maybe even worse as that metal has cracked the April and May support.

    | Jun. 19, 2013, 4:18 PM | 17 Comments
  • Jun. 14, 2013, 4:35 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: VXX +9.2%. FXY +3.2%. SLV +2.3%. SIVR +2.0%. OIL +1.8%.
    ETF Losers: KOL -5.8%. VNM -5.7%. FXI -4.7%. GDXJ -4.2%. EWZ -4.2JI%.
    | Jun. 14, 2013, 4:35 PM
  • Jun. 7, 2013, 4:28 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: OIL +5.1%. USO +4.7%. BNO +4.6%. FXY +3.1%. DBC +1.7%.
    ETF Losers: GAZ -4.7%. UNG -4.1%. PSLV -2.9%. SLV -2.7%. SIVR -2.6%.
    | Jun. 7, 2013, 4:28 PM
  • Jun. 7, 2013, 2:09 PM
    Gold miners large (GDX -4.1%) and small (GDXJ -5.3%) alike are suffering a beat-down after jobs data from both the U.S. and Canada beat estimates; gold's gains for the week are entirely erased, and the metal "could melt even faster" if the global recovery continues. ABX -4.2%, AEM -6.7%, NEM -2.8%, GG -4.5%, AU -5.5%, EGO -5%, KGC -5.3%. SLW -2.8%, SSRI -7.3%, EXK -5.9%. GLD -2%, SLV -4.1%.
    | Jun. 7, 2013, 2:09 PM | 39 Comments
  • Jun. 7, 2013, 12:18 PM

    The kind of thing that never occurs at tops: Not pleased the poor performance of his gold fund (-47% YTD) is detracting from the good work at his other products, John Paulson will be mailing the gold fund's monthly figures separately and holding separate monthly conference calls. His firm will also stop broadly reporting the performance of the gold share class in its various funds (investors are allowed to own their stakes with gold instead of dollars). GLD -2.1%, SLV -3.8%.

    | Jun. 7, 2013, 12:18 PM | 12 Comments
  • May 28, 2013, 6:58 AM

    JPMorgan's commodities team slashes its price forecasts for most metals, lowering the 2013 estimate for gold to $1,595 from $1,745. The 2015 estimate is cut 5% to $1,650. Silver's 2013 outlook is cut to $27.89 from $30.01. Copper (JJC) to $3.50 to $3.64. GLD -0.1%, SLV -0.3% premarket.

    | May 28, 2013, 6:58 AM | 7 Comments
  • May 22, 2013, 10:09 AM

    Stocks pop higher (SPY +0.6%) as Bernanke's prepared remarks for Congress suggest an increase in QE is as likely as a "tapering." Gold (GLD +2.6%) and Silver (SLV +3.8%) get a charge, and bonds (TLT +0.5%) move higher. It's green across the board, but not participating is crude oil (USO -0.4%). Watch live here.

    | May 22, 2013, 10:09 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 20, 2013, 12:40 PM

    This just in. Precious metals (GLD +2.2%), (SLV +2.6%) are sharply higher on the session after a panicky Sunday evening plunge brought both to multi-year lows. Other than dollar weakness (UUP -0.5%) across the board, there's no news in particular - perhaps some satiated bears decided to cover and a trend took hold.

    | May 20, 2013, 12:40 PM | 39 Comments
  • May 20, 2013, 11:27 AM
    Silver's (SLV -0.6%) 9% plunge in the first minutes of trading overnight is being linked to hawkish talk from Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari who warned the yen's (FXY +0.7%) fast decline may be hurting the economy. One fails to see the connection but dollar/yen did dive along with silver and Andrew Wilkinson suggests hedge funds short the yen were forced to raise cash by bailing on stale silver longs. 
    | May 20, 2013, 11:27 AM | 11 Comments
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