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Friday, November 16 2018

GFMS Releases 2018 Interim Silver Market Review

The silver market is expected to experience a physical surplus of 35.3 Moz which is substantially higher than the previous year. Net holdings of ETPs have contracted 0.5 Moz to-date, following seven annual increases in the last decade. On the other hand, exchange inventories have increased for the third consecutive year in 2018, particularly on COMEX which represents approximately 76% of total, rising by 52.5 Moz. As such, the net balance is expected to post a shortfall of 16.7 Moz.

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Thursday, September 13 2018

China to Continue Driving Global Silver Market Forward

China will continue to be a major driver in the global silver market for years to come, fueled by continued industrial demand and silver mining activity. China is by far the largest consumer of silver globally, accounting for 18% of global fabrication demand in recent years.

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Wednesday, September 5 2018

Over 1.5 Billion Ounces of Silver Forecast to be Consumed in Crucial Green Technologies Through 2030

The ongoing revolution in green technologies, driven by strong growth of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and continued investment in solar photovoltaic energy, should further boost global industrial demand for silver over the next decade and beyond. These sectors, along with silver demand in nuclear power, are explored in a new report, The Role of Silver in the Green Revolution, released by the Silver Institute.

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Wednesday, August 29 2018

360 video: Take a look around the London Silver Vaults

Deep beneath Chancery Lane in central London are the London Silver Vaults, containing the largest retail collection of antique silver in the world.

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Thursday, June 7 2018

Sharps Pixley Reduces SILVER Coverage

We regret to advise that we shall be significantly reducing our coverage of the SILVER markets this Friday - June 8th 2018.

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Friday, April 13 2018

Silver Industrial Demand Rebounded in 2017; Mine Supply Recorded Second Consecutive Loss

Industrial demand for silver, fueled by record photovoltaic growth, rose in 2017 for the first time since 2013. A stronger global economy led to healthy demand from the semi-conductor market, resulting in greater silver offtake in electrical and electronics applications as well as brazing alloys and solders. The jewelry and silverware sectors also experienced noteworthy gains in 2017. On the supply side, global mine supply fell for the second consecutive year, following an uninterrupted streak of 13 annual increases prior to 2016. Silver scrap supply, which has been in retreat since 2012, again registered a loss. These factors led to a tightening of the supply/demand balance, contributing to a physical deficit of 26 million ounces (Moz) in 2017, the fifth consecutive annual deficit.

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Friday, February 16 2018

Performance Bond Requirements: Metals

CME drops Silver Bond by 10%

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Thursday, January 18 2018

2018 Silver Market Trends

Silver Market Balance

The silver market balance (total supply less total demand) is expected swing into a slight market deficit again this year with both supply and demand reaching above 1 billion ounces. Silver from above ground stocks will have to be drawn down in order to serve the shortfall. That will be a welcome development as above ground stocks rose 9% last year in the face of weak physical demand from the United States and Asia.

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Wednesday, November 29 2017

Get Ready For It, Silver Will Rally to $130, Gold To $8,000

Is 2018 the year of the silver rally? Keith Neumeyer, CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp., thinks so and expects the metal to climb eightfold over the next 3-5 years.

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Thursday, November 16 2017

SI Interim Report Press Release

Release of Thomson Reuters Interim Silver Market Review

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Friday, September 29 2017

LBMA Silver Price Benchmark - Changes, but no Wider Participation

Therefore, yet again, with the LBMA acting as gatekeeper on who is allowed to be a direct participant in the LBMA Silver Price auction, ICE has its hands tied on meeting IOSCO’s requirement that the should be a reliable representation of interest, and there is zero chance that this silver auction will ever see the many 100s of silver trading entities taking part and zero chance that the auction will ever reflect the silver price discovery that these 100s of silver trading entities would bring to the table.

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Friday, September 8 2017

Silver Margins - CME Group

CME raises silver margins by 9.3%

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Wednesday, August 30 2017

ICE to begin LBMA Silver Price administration from September 25

ICE Benchmark Administration expects to begin administering the benchmark and operating the auction underlying the London Bullion Market Association Silver Price from September 25, subject to regulatory approval, parent company Intercontinental Exchange said Tuesday.

The company announced in July that it had been selected as the new administrator for the LBMA Silver Price, replacing a joint effort by CME Group and Thomson Reuters which stepped down in March, less than three years after taking over.

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Wednesday, July 26 2017

China H1 2017 Silver imports climb to highest level in nearly seven years

he figures show that 1,984 tons of silver were imported in the first half year – 37% more than in the same period last year and the highest first-half-year silver imports in seven years

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Wednesday, July 19 2017

Silver Extreme Pits Big Investors Versus Small as ETFs Surge

Silver, known for being a market of extremes, is living up to its reputation this year.

Prices rallied 17 percent in the first four months of the year, only to reverse and wipe out those gains. Despite the selloff, investors are pouring money into exchange-traded funds, and assets have reached a record 21,211 metric tons, valuing the holdings at $11 billion.

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Monday, July 3 2017

How many Silver Bars are in the LBMA Vaults in London?

Sometime in the coming days, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) plans to begin publishing gold and silver vault holding totals covering the network of commercial precious vault operators in London that fall under its remit. This follows an announcement made by the LBMA on 8 May.

The forthcoming LBMA vault data will represent actual physical gold and silver holdings, i.e. real tangible precious metals, as opposed to the intangible and gargantuan paper gold and paper silver trading volumes generated each day in the London precious metals markets.

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Tuesday, June 27 2017

Sprott Precious Metals Watch

To investors sympathetic to the portfolio-diversification potential of precious metals, yet desirous of an asset with practical “real world” applications, we offer for consideration the unique fundamentals of silver. In this report, we explore the compelling investment utility of a portfolio commitment to silver.

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Thursday, May 18 2017

World Silver Survey 2017

World Silver Survey 2017

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Was Noble The Silver Seller?

I could be whistling in the wind, but I wonder if silver’s decline over the past month has been a desperate attempt to shore up some liquidity at Noble. Although we probably will never know for sure, I take solace in the fact that if I am correct, then most likely Noble will have no more silver to sell.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

A Silver Mining Stocks List as Resources Become More Valuable

The disappearance of mining and natural resources is something that people living in the 21st century will have to accept. Resources that seem unlimited could become exhausted, either because of actual depletion or because environmental regulations will simply make the resources too costly to extract. Silver is one of these resources. Thus, a silver mining stocks list (see further below) could prove to be useful.

Mansoor Barati, a precious and rare metals specialist at the University of Toronto, worries that known stocks of silver could be depleted around 2029, at the current rate of production. Even if professor Barati’s estimates err on the pessimistic side, his research still raises concerns. Silver resources are on the mineralogical equivalent of life support.

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