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Precious Metals Prices and the Numismatic Market. VIDEO: 3:06

Precious Metals Prices and the Numismatic Market. VIDEO: 3:06

Brian Cushing, Dick Osburn Rare Coin, Daniel Kedem, Gainesville Coin, Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve, & Daniel Frank Sedwick, Treasure Coins. Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Precious metals prices have been very erratic lately. Gold dropped more than $200 an ounce in April 2013 and silver has been equally as volatile. How do these price swings […]

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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 […]

Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Alternative Currency to Gold?

Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Alternative Currency to Gold?

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Matthew Lynn from Market Watch published an article today entitled  “What is the biggest long-term threat to the price of gold?” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-real-threat-to-gold-is-digital-2013-07-17  In it, he attempts to make the case that Bitcoins are a legitimate threat to overtake gold as the favored alternative currency.  While […]

Three Reasons Why The Bottom of Silver Is Likely In

Three Reasons Why The Bottom of Silver Is Likely In

Guest Article by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. The recent turbulence in the silver futures market has many silver coin and bullion investors concerned.  In a matter of only two months, the price of silver has dropped approximately 18%, leading many pundits to announce that the silver bull market that began […]

Industry Insider: IRS Reporting Rules for Cash Transactions and Precious Metals

Industry Insider: IRS Reporting Rules for Cash Transactions and Precious Metals

By Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments The question of what is reportable when buying or selling precious metals is the most popular of all investor questions today at California Numismatic Investments (www.golddealer.com). And as you can tell by the title this commentary is our third revision at understanding what the government had in mind […]

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, […]

Changes in Silver, Part 2: Photovoltaic Demand

Changes in Silver, Part 2: Photovoltaic Demand

by Miguel Perez-Santalla BullionVault …….. The Photovoltaic industry didn’t start to show on charts of silver demand until the year 2000, when it consumed approximately one million ounces. Those 31 tonnes were barely a blip on the silver consumption chart. In fact, in comparison to the smallest of the large consumers at the time – […]

CoinWeek’s David Lisot on Fox Business News: Has Gold Found a Bottom?

CoinWeek’s David Lisot on Fox Business News: Has Gold Found a Bottom?

CoinWeek President David Lisot was a Guest on Fox Business News’‘ popular Varney & Company this morning (7-1-13)…….. David spoke about the dramatic pullback in gold over the last month and whether gold has found a bottom around $1,200. Varney and Company is one of the premier financial news programs on television and is viewed […]

The Coin Analyst:  What Should Gold Investors Do Now?

The Coin Analyst: What Should Gold Investors Do Now?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Ever since last Wednesday, June 19, when gold began its second major drop of the year, market pundits and analysts have been weighing in on why gold has declined so much and what the prospects are for the future. The decline was set off by a widely-anticipated Federal Reserve Bank […]

“Sour” Investment Sentiment Sees Gold Head for Biggest Quarterly Drop on Record

“Sour” Investment Sentiment Sees Gold Head for Biggest Quarterly Drop on Record

London Gold Market Report from Ben Traynor BullionVault Thursday 27 June 2013, 08:00 EDT “Sour” Investment Sentiment Sees Gold Head for Biggest Quarterly Drop on Record WHOLESALE gold bullion prices fell back towards $1230 an ounce Thursday morning in London, having ticked higher in earlier Asian trading, as stocks and commodities were little changed on the day […]

Changes in the Silver Market, Part 1

Changes in the Silver Market, Part 1

by Miguel Perez-Santalla, Bullionvault ……… Photographic demand for silver has fallen 70% from its peak. What could possibly fill that gap…? BACK in the good old days, a physical silver trader’s dream would be to land a photographic company as a customer. Polaroid, Kodak, Fuji and many more were on this list of prospects. This […]

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 […]

Gold & Silver Fall to 2010 Levels on Bernanke Comments

Gold & Silver Fall to 2010 Levels on Bernanke Comments

  SPOT MARKET gold and silver prices fell to their lowest levels since September 2010 Thursday, with gold dropping through $1300 an ounce during London trading and silver falling below $20 an ounce. Stocks and commodities also fell and the US Dollar strengthened after US Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke told a press conference that […]

Gold Market Has Seen Paradigm Shift in Investor Attitudes

Gold Market Has Seen Paradigm Shift in Investor Attitudes

GOLD drifted to a one-week low below $1380 an ounce Tuesday morning, as silver dipped below $21.80 an ounce, with stocks and commodities broadly flat on the day ahead of tomorrow’s US Federal Reserve decision, with analysts speculating on whether the Fed will give details of when and how it might slow down its quantitative […]

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 […]

The Big Driver for Precious metals this Week”, Wall Street Betting Against Silver Price

The Big Driver for Precious metals this Week”, Wall Street Betting Against Silver Price

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price drifted back below $1390 an ounce Monday morning in London, but remained well within its trading range of the last few weeks, as European stock markets edged higher, with analysts citing Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee decision on US monetary policy as “the big driver” for this week. “On the whole, the […]

Gold Price and the Effect on the Coin Market. VIDEO: 3:42

Gold Price and the Effect on the Coin Market. VIDEO: 3:42

Michael Boyer, Vic Bozarth, Leo Frese, Michael Grant, Carl Schwenker, Richie Self, & Jessie Zhang Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Most coin dealers sell both numismatic and bullion items. When the price of gold rises or falls it can have an effect on the trading of different items. Find out how the current price of gold is […]

By June 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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.  […]

Tug of War in Gold and Silver… Blame Bernanke for Recent Volatility

Tug of War in Gold and Silver… Blame Bernanke for Recent Volatility

GOLD PRICES hovered just below $1380 an ounce Wednesday morning in London, with silver trading around $21.80, after the metals failed to break through $1380 and $22 respectively. European stock markets ticked higher by lunchtime – with the exception of Germany’s DAX – regaining some of yesterday’s losses, which were followed by sell offs in […]

Gold Falls to 3-Week Low with Talk of Slowing QE

Gold Falls to 3-Week Low with Talk of Slowing QE

SPOT GOLD fell to three week lows below $1370 an ounce Tuesday, as stocks and commodities also fell amid ongoing speculation over when the US Federal Reserve might begin reducing the size of its quantitative easing program. “Gold remains bearish while trading below the $1424 current June high,” reckons Commerzbank senior technical analyst Axel Rudolph. […]

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. It’s potentially one of the bigger – but least publicized – issues involving the purchase of precious metals, rare coins and every other item sold by mail order. In the political world’s never-ending quest for more money, Congress is giving serious consideration to forcing merchants to collect sales tax […]

What is Precious Metals Leasing, and Why Is It Done…?

What is Precious Metals Leasing, and Why Is It Done…?

by Miguel Perez-Santalla BullionVault ………. LEASING is an integral part of the precious metals market, writes Miguel Perez-Santalla at BullionVault. Why is it necessary? For a diverse number of reasons, the first is the need for industry to borrow instead of buying outright the metal. This enables them to avoid owning the metal at a […]

Storing Your Precious Metals in a Depository Is Easier Than You Think

Storing Your Precious Metals in a Depository Is Easier Than You Think

Options for Delivery Are Numerous and Paperwork Can Be Done Online The recently volatile precious metals market has seen demand skyrocket as investors have sought opportunities for value investing.  If you are considering buying physical metals and wonder if you should take delivery and store them at your home or in a bank safe deposit […]

Making The Transition from Coin Investor to Coin Collector

Making The Transition from Coin Investor to Coin Collector

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. How does a person move from being a bullion investor to a collector? It’s not an either/or choice, as both options can be pursued simultaneously. Genuine concern about the declining value of the dollar is what normally motivates investors to purchase gold and silver. The beaming luster, various designs […]

Gold Trying to Build Base as Retail Demand Counters More ETF Selling

Gold Trying to Build Base as Retail Demand Counters More ETF Selling

The GOLD PRICE fell $10 per ounce after reaching almost $1400 for the 5th time this week in London trade Friday morning. Silver held tight around $22.50 per ounce, managing only one-third of gold’s 2.0% gain for the week. After yesterday’s 7% plunge Japan’s stock market bounced, but other Asian equities fell, as did European […]

Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Defaults On Gold And Silver Paper Contracts

Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Defaults On Gold And Silver Paper Contracts

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Here’s another story that the US mainstream media seems to have missed. The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange was established in May 2011 as an electronic trading platform for gold futures.  Two months later it added a platform for trading silver futures.  Exchange officials announced […]

EBay sellers—One More Scam To Watch Out For

EBay sellers—One More Scam To Watch Out For

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The advancements in digital photography and the ease of ability to post price lists and auctions on the internet have proved to be a real boon for coin sellers.  However, with the rise of legitimate online transactions comes new ways of trying to separate […]

The Nickel-Hoarding Billionaire

The Nickel-Hoarding Billionaire

by Al Doyle ……… Imagine being very wealthy – possibly a billionaire according to some accounts. If a person had that kind of capital, what coins would they buy? At a minimum, some rolls of $20 Libertys and Saint-Gaudens would make a nice stash for a high roller. If rare coins are sought, anything from […]

Precious Metals Fall as US Dollar Holds Gains, India’s New Import Restrictions Could Cut Gold Imports by 50%

Precious Metals Fall as US Dollar Holds Gains, India’s New Import Restrictions Could Cut Gold Imports by 50%

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices fell to $1430 an ounce Monday, 1.2% down on where they ended last week, as stock markets also fell and the US Dollar held onto most of its gains from last week. Silver fell to $23.70 an ounce – 0.8% down on last week’s close – as other commodities also […]

Gold and Silver: Physical or Paper

Gold and Silver: Physical or Paper

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. With the recent declines of precious metals many are asking the question, “why?” In reality the answer could be attributed to many different factors and influences, but one that kind of stood out this week showed something very interesting. There is a definite contrast in today’s market. […]

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