Author Archive: Patrick A Heller

Patrick A. Heller was honored with the American Numismatic Association’s 2012 Harry J. Forman Numismatic Dealer of the Year Award. He owns Liberty Coin Service in Lansing, Michigan and writes Liberty’s Outlook, a monthly newsletter on rare coins and precious metals subjects. His award-winning radio show “Things You ‘Know’ That Just Aren’t So, And Important News You Need To Know” can be heard at 8:45 AM Wednesday and Friday mornings on 1320-AM WILS in Lansing (which streams live and becomes part of the audio and text archives posted at http://www.1320wils.com). He is also the financier and executive producer of the movie “Alongside Night”.

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Precious Metals Prices Will Be More Volatile Beginning October 1

Precious Metals Prices Will Be More Volatile Beginning October 1

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A. Heller Precious Metals Prices are going to get more volatile starting October 1. The CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), which owns the COMEX, NYMEX, GLOBEX, and other commodity exchanges, has announced new margin rules on leveraged accounts to take effect that date in order to comply with […]

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CFTC Confirms Its Reported Gold And Silver Market Data Is Erroneous

CFTC Confirms Its Reported Gold And Silver Market Data Is Erroneous

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A. Heller Over the past few years, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has paid more than $25 billion in fines and penalties for a variety of infractions. However, the July 29 announcement by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) of filing and settling charges against JPMorgan Securities […]

When Buying Precious Metals — Premiums Matter or: All that Glitters is Sold

When Buying Precious Metals — Premiums Matter or: All that Glitters is Sold

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com by Patrick A. Heller…. At a non-financial conference over the weekend, another attendee asked me what my company’s formula was to sell the 1-Ounce Gold American Eagles. After I told him, he responded that the company he had been buying precious metals from was pricing them about $3 lower […]

Economic World War 3 Declared On US Dollar!

Economic World War 3 Declared On US Dollar!

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com by Patrick A. Heller The 30-year $400 billion agreement for Russia to supply natural gas to China without using US dollars for payment is just one of the opening salvos by these two nations to destroy the US dollar. There are a number of other attacks on the US […]

A Fresh Example Of Gold Price Manipulation!

A Fresh Example Of Gold Price Manipulation!

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service A major trade last week has all the tell-tale signs of institutional gold price manipulation… The suppression of gold and silver prices is virtually an all-day everyday experience. It is so flagrant and blatant that analysts like me actually grow weary of exposing the obvious manipulation of precious metals […]

Gold & Silver: The Case For Separation Of Government And Money!

Gold & Silver: The Case For Separation Of Government And Money!

By Patrick Heller – Liberty Coin Service If you asked the average person on the street if government should be responsible for establishing monetary standards and the issuance of circulating money, I suspect that a very high percentage would agree. In my judgment, those who think that way would be wrong. The invention of money was […]

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. By now, I suspect that many of you have heard about the 60 Minutes program two Sundays ago. It exposed the impact of high frequency trading at 1) increasing the profits of brokerage firms, and 2) resulting in individual investors selling their holdings for a […]

What Can You Do When The US Government Stops Supporting The US Dollar?

What Can You Do When The US Government Stops Supporting The US Dollar?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. In the previous two weeks, the US Treasury has been forced to pay out a net of $65 billion to cover US dollars and US Treasury Debt being repatriated.  Some amount of this is almost certainly 1) in retaliation by the Russian and […]

Massive Discrepancy In 2013 China Gold Demand!

Massive Discrepancy In 2013 China Gold Demand!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The World Gold Council today released its “Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2013” report.  This latest report alleges that China’s jewelry demand for 2013 (on page 19 of the report) was 150.7 tons (about 4.85 million troy ounces), that the Chinese bar and coin […]

Obama’s MyRA Accounts—The Next Step Towards Government Seizure Of Precious Metals IRA Assets!

Obama’s MyRA Accounts—The Next Step Towards Government Seizure Of Precious Metals IRA Assets!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. During last week’s State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama announced plans to create new myRA retirement accounts.  The next day, he signed paperwork directing the Department of Treasury to create these government-backed accounts. MyRA accounts are available only to Americans who […]

Fallout Already Starting From Investigations Into London Gold And Silver Market Price Manipulations

Fallout Already Starting From Investigations Into London Gold And Silver Market Price Manipulations

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. With all the investigations into market rigging in the mortgage markets, LIBOR interest rate market, and foreign currency exchange trading, it should come as no surprise that official investigations have started into the manipulation of the London market gold and silver price fixes.  Even […]

Is China Dictating US Government Policy On Gold?

Is China Dictating US Government Policy On Gold?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. In my previous column, I had speculated that the Chinese government had ordered the US government to suppress gold and silver prices so as to allow the Chinese to acquire more precious metals at bargain prices. Since then, an important revelation has come to […]

Did The Market For Gold Change In 2013?

Did The Market For Gold Change In 2013?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. At the start of each year, I review the 10 predictions that I made a year earlier.  If you are making predictions that you hope people consider, you need to be held accountable for what you say. I never hit it perfect, or even […]

Is The Obamacare Fiasco Affecting Gold And Silver Prices?

Is The Obamacare Fiasco Affecting Gold And Silver Prices?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. It has been somewhat widely reported by the media that Thanksgiving weekend retail sales volume fell from 2012 levels.  I can think of two significant probable reasons why this occurred. First, even though the US government and the media are trying to pretend that […]

Independent Precious Metals Market Analysts Running Conservative

Independent Precious Metals Market Analysts Running Conservative

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. When you see gold and silver future price projections put out by the likes of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Bank of America, Citigroup, and other trading partners of the US government, keep in mind that they are almost certainly being told what to […]

US Dollar Accused Of Being A Ponzi Scheme

US Dollar Accused Of Being A Ponzi Scheme

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. A member of Russia’s national legislature, Mikhail Degtyarev has introduced a bill in that nation’s parliament to outlaw the use or possession of US Dollar currency. Degtyarev, a member of the Liberal Democrat Party and a losing candidate for mayor of Moscow in the […]

Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 Effectively Abolishes US Federal Debt Ceiling

Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 Effectively Abolishes US Federal Debt Ceiling

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 enacted this week proves once more that you can count on politicians to think of themselves first, and the people last. Section 1002 of this law has its own title, “Default Prevention Act of 2013.”  This section effectively […]

Precious Metals: Expanding Chinese Yuan International Exchange Hurts US Dollar Demand

Precious Metals: Expanding Chinese Yuan International Exchange Hurts US Dollar Demand

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. On October 10, the People’s Bank of China signed a three-year $60 billion currency swap agreement with the European Central Bank.  This followed the October 1 Chinese swap agreement with Indonesia and the September swap agreements with Hungary and Albania.  With the latest signing, […]

Strange CFTC Announcement About Silver Market Manipulation

Strange CFTC Announcement About Silver Market Manipulation

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Last Wednesday, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a news release titled “CFTC Closes  Investigation Concerning the Silver Market.” The last sentence of the first paragraph states, “Based upon the law and evidence as they exist at this time, there is not […]

The Federal Reserve Is Trapped with  Inflation of the Money Supply

The Federal Reserve Is Trapped with Inflation of the Money Supply

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Let me present two examples that may help you better understand what inflation of the money supply (now called quantitative easing by the US government) does to the economy. First, picture in your mind an economy that has a particular quantity of goods and […]

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Why Did September 18 FOMC Announcement “Surprise” Investors And Markets?

Why Did September 18 FOMC Announcement “Surprise” Investors And Markets?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. After the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting ended September 18 with an announcement that the Federal Reserve would continue inflating the US money supply (masked by calling it “quantitative easing”) by $85 billion per month, initial media reports carried astonishing statements. For instance, […]

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The Free Competition in Currency Act: Member Of Congress Does Not Understand Economics And US Monetary History

The Free Competition in Currency Act: Member Of Congress Does Not Understand Economics And US Monetary History

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Last week, a customer of mine forwarded to me the text of a letter he received from the US House of Representatives member for his district.  The August 28 letter was in response to our customer’s request that this Representative support H.R. 77, the […]

It’s Not “Too Late” To Buy Gold And Silver!

It’s Not “Too Late” To Buy Gold And Silver!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. On August 7 I wrote my company’s latest monthly newsletter (titled Liberty’s Outlook).  The headline read “The Wait Is Almost Over”.  As I write this early Tuesday morning, the price of gold is up more than 10% and silver over 25% in the past […]

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Don’t look now, but the US and world population is getting older.  The average age of members of the American Numismatic Association (coin collectors) is over 50.  The shift will become even more dramatic as the greater number of people born during the Baby […]

Will COMEX Gold Market Fail Within 90 Days?

Will COMEX Gold Market Fail Within 90 Days?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. New York’s COMEX commodity gold market has been one of the two most important venues referenced for determining the price of gold for all other trading purposes.  Yet this market, which largely reflects the trading of paper contracts rather than physical metal, is quickly […]

Foreign Banks And Brokers Are Refusing Overseas Accounts for American Customers

Foreign Banks And Brokers Are Refusing Overseas Accounts for American Customers

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. A number of financial advisors who are concerned about the coming financial crises in America have recommended transferring some assets beyond the borders of the United States.  For prudent wealth management, it is an option worth consideration. Unfortunately, there is bad news for Americans […]

Where’s The Gold?

Where’s The Gold?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. When you examine the growing mountain of direct and indirect evidence, it is obvious that the US government, its trading partners, and allies have been blatantly suppressing gold prices for decades.  All of the tactics used thus far involve deception, misinformation, and misdirection. Yet, […]

Latest FOMC Announcement Scares Investors; Gold And Silver Prices Clobbered

Latest FOMC Announcement Scares Investors; Gold And Silver Prices Clobbered

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The statement issued by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) at the conclusion of their latest meeting last Wednesday was close to a verbatim repeat of the announcement at the end of the May meeting. The contents of this pronouncement pretty much matched what […]

What Will The Federal Open Market Committee Try To Hide This Time?

What Will The Federal Open Market Committee Try To Hide This Time?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. This week, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is holding their regularly scheduled two-day meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.  As usual, at the conclusion of the meeting, a brief statement will be issued.  These statements are among the most highly scrutinized of any government […]

When Is A Dollar Not Worth A Dollar?

When Is A Dollar Not Worth A Dollar?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Question:  When is a dollar not worth a dollar? Answer:  When the US government says so. Money market funds were developed in the 1970s as a way for investors to park short-term money in assets that generally provided higher returns than interest-bearing savings accounts.  […]

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