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What Is The US Government Trying To Accomplish?

What Is The US Government Trying To Accomplish?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Five years ago, the M2 definition of the US money supply (including coins, currency, checking and savings accounts, CDs and money market funds) was about $7 trillion. At the beginning of 2011, it was near $9 trillion.Today it is approaching $10 trillion. This inflation […]

CPM Group Releases its Gold Yearbook 2012

CPM Group Releases its Gold Yearbook 2012

The much anticipated CPM Group Gold Yearbook 2012 has arrived and once again promises to be a standard reference for both academics and investors as to what is really happening in the precious metals business. Highly recommended : Gold prices continued to rise for the tenth consecutive year, on an annual average basis, during 2011. […]

Demand for Physical Gold Grows as Strike Ends in India

Demand for Physical Gold Grows as Strike Ends in India

Gold “Needs Bigger and Better News” for Support as Stocks Tumble U.S. DOLLAR gold bullion prices fell as low as $1642 an ounce during Tuesday morning’s London trading – though still slightly up on last week’s close following Asian session gains – while stock markets fell and commodities were flat as markets digested last Friday’s […]

The Coin Analyst: Is the Bull Market in Precious Metals Over?

The Coin Analyst: Is the Bull Market in Precious Metals Over?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 2012, as I predicted in January , has been an especially volatile one for gold and other precious metals. Earlier in the year gold and silver prices saw healthy gains, especially following pronouncements by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that interest rates would be held to close to zero through […]

London Gold Market Report – Asian Gold Demand Still Lacking

London Gold Market Report – Asian Gold Demand Still Lacking

Asian Gold Demand “Still Lacking” as Vietnam Bans Monetary Use, India Tightens Import Oversight GOLD and SILVER ticked higher from Wednesday evening’s 3-month lows in London on Thursday, going into the long Easter weekend with gold trading 0.7% higher against the US Dollar. Silver bullion rallied 2.2% from last night’s low, but held one-third below […]

Gold Sinks to 3-Month Low as Fed “Distances Itself” from Further QE Stimulus

Gold Sinks to 3-Month Low as Fed “Distances Itself” from Further QE Stimulus

from Ben Traynor – BullionVault THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price hit its lowest level since early January on Wednesday morning,when it sank to $1622 an ounce ahead of US markets open. Silver prices dropped to $31.76 an ounce – a fall of 1.7% for the week so far, but still just above lastweek’s low. Stocks […]

Gold Market “To See Little Business” This Week with India Striking and China Closed

Gold Market “To See Little Business” This Week with India Striking and China Closed

London Gold Market Report By Ben Traynor – BullionVault WHOLESALE MARKET prices to buy gold dropped to $1672 an ounce Tuesday lunchtime in London – a 0.7% fall from the previous day’s high – while stocks and commodities traded lower and US Treasury bond prices rose ahead of the release of the latest Federal Reserve policy […]

Persistent Investment Needed to Support Gold as Indian Duty Hike “Kills Imports”

Persistent Investment Needed to Support Gold as Indian Duty Hike “Kills Imports”

The WHOLESALE-MARKET gold price fell beneath last week’s finish on Thursday in London, nearing its second consecutive monthly fall against all major currencies bar the Japanese Yen as US Treasuries rose with the Dollar. Italian and Spanish debt prices fell, pushing interest rates higher. Frankfurt’s stock market fell for the seventh time in 9 sessions. […]

Gold Climbs Above 200-day Average, Bernanke “Dovish Again” while Eurozone “Still Insolvent”

Gold Climbs Above 200-day Average, Bernanke “Dovish Again” while Eurozone “Still Insolvent”

THE SPOT MARKET gold price traded just below $1700 an ounce for most of Tuesday morning in London – over 4% up on its low last week – before heading lower just ahead of the US markets open as the US Dollar regained some of the ground it lost on Monday following comments by Federal […]

Report of 1 Kilo Gold Bar Filled with Tungsten Found in UK

Report of 1 Kilo Gold Bar Filled with Tungsten Found in UK

The following Story appeared on GoldSeek “What appears to be a tungsten filled gold bar has been found – this time in the UK. It is believed that a scrap dealer bought the Metalor 1 kilo gold bar of 99.98% purity from a member of the public. Tungsten Filled Gold Bar Metalor are a leading […]

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London Gold Market Report

London Gold Market Report

Gold Gains as Fed Chairman Points to “Continued” Stimulus, Euro Leaders To Increase Bailout Firewall, But Spain “Risks Contagion” WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices jumped to $1679 an ounce ahead of Monday’s US trading – up nearly 1% on last week’s close – while stocks, commodities and the Euro also gained and government bond prices dipped, […]

Gunning for Gold: Why emerging market governments are turning their attention on the gold market

Gunning for Gold: Why emerging market governments are turning their attention on the gold market

Q: What links Turkey, India and Vietnam? A: Weak currencies, trade deficits – and a suspicion that gold is to blame… HERE’S the scenario: a falling currency, a widening trade deficit, and a population buying more and more gold. What’s the result?  Well, it tends to be an unhappy government – followed by a policy response. […]

Gold Remains Vulnerable while Silver Support Threatened by Downtrend, UK Deficit Surprises

Gold Remains Vulnerable while Silver Support Threatened by Downtrend, UK Deficit Surprises

By Ben Traynor London Gold Market Report WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices rose to $1660 an ounce Wednesday morning London time – more or less where they ended last week – before easing ahead of US markets open, while stock, commodity and government bond prices held broadly steady following news that the UK government deficit rose […]

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular as American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular as American Silver Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Each year modern world coin collectors eagerly await the release of the latest Panda coins from China, which are made in silver and gold. Even more than is the case with other world releases, one ounce silver Pandas attract the interest of both bullion buyers and numismatists, including those who […]

Wanted! Bearish Gold Bulls

Wanted! Bearish Gold Bulls

Gold’s bull run is exhausted, apparently. Yet it’s due only a shower, not a bath… SO GOLD BULLS are turning bearish. But not really. “A number of things which would have kept people with an eye on the upside for gold prices have now been neutralized,” says RBS’s Nick Moore, who cut the state-owned UK […]

Gold “Vulnerable” as Treasury Bond Sell-Off Worsens, Indian Demand Revives

Gold “Vulnerable” as Treasury Bond Sell-Off Worsens, Indian Demand Revives

The WHOLESALE-MARKET gold price twice rose within a few cents of $1650 per ounce in London Thursday morning, adding 0.9% from yesterday’s fresh 8-week low as industrial commodities ticked lower again. The price of silver bullion rallied 2.3% to $32.40 per ounce, but remained over 5% down for the week so far, being “very much […]

Gold Looking Vulnerable to the Downside as Fed Takes Surprisingly Dovish Stance

Gold Looking Vulnerable to the Downside as Fed Takes Surprisingly Dovish Stance

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices dropped to their lowest level in 8-weeks, hitting $1641 an ounce shortly after US markets opened on Wednesday – 4.4% down on the week so far. Stock markets gained while US Treasury bonds fell, following yesterday’s news that US Federal Reserve policy will remain unchanged this month. The Dollar meantime added […]

Gold Buyers “On the Sidelines” Playing “Wait and See” Ahead of FOMC Announcement

Gold Buyers “On the Sidelines” Playing “Wait and See” Ahead of FOMC Announcement

SPOT MARKET gold prices drifted as low as $1694 per ounce Tuesday morning in London – 1.3% down on the week so far – while stocks and commodities rose slightly and US Treasuries dipped ahead of today’s US Federal Reserve interest rate decision. Silver prices fell to $33.43 per ounce – 2.5% down on last […]

Gold Drops Below $1700, US Speculative Positions Fall After “Severe Blow”

Gold Drops Below $1700, US Speculative Positions Fall After “Severe Blow”

THE DOLLAR gold price fell back through $1700 an ounce as US markets opened on Monday, continuing its slide begun when Asian markets opened several hours earlier. The silver price dropped to $33.63 per ounce – a 2.0% fall on last week’s close – while stocks and commodities edged lower and US Treasury bond prices gained […]

London Gold Market Report 03/09/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 03/09/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Friday 9 March 2012, 09:10 EST Gold and Silver Down on Week, Stocks and Dollar Rally Following Nonfarms Release, Chinese Inflation News “Could See Boost for Gold’s Value” SPOT MARKET gold prices fell by over $20 an ounce within one hour Friday lunchtime in London, while stock markets rallied along with […]

London Gold Market Report 03/08/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 03/08/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Thursday 8 March 2012, 08:45 EST Inflation “Tying Hands” of ECB as Rates Unchanged in Eurozone and UK, Fed Reaction “Key to Precious Metals Case” SPOT MARKET prices to buy gold were hovering around $1700 per ounce Thursday lunchtime in London, following the latest interest rate announcements from the European Central […]

The Coin Analyst: Outlook for Precious Metals Still Strong Despite Big Drop on February 29

The Coin Analyst: Outlook for Precious Metals Still Strong Despite Big Drop on February 29

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There are many different ways to try to explain and understand the precious metals markets. Some people focus on short-term vs. long-term factors, while others stress underlying fundamentals. Profit taking also often explains sudden drops like the one on Feb. 29, when gold plunged $70 in an hour. There are […]

The Coin Analyst: Soros, Paulson, and Buffet: How Three Billionaires View Gold

The Coin Analyst: Soros, Paulson, and Buffet: How Three Billionaires View Gold

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Recent news accounts have revealed some interesting information about the precious metals investment perspectives of three of the world’s richest men. Two of them, George Soros and John Paulson, are very bullish on gold, and have put their money where their mouths are, while a third billionaire, Warren Buffet, remains […]

By February 28, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
London Gold Market Report 02/27/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 02/27/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Monday 27 February 2012, 08:30 EST Precious Metals “Under Pressure” as Investors and Traders “Take Breather” and G20 “Adds to Risk Anxiety” by Putting Onus on Germany to Solve Crisis U.S. DOLLAR prices for buying gold dropped to $1764 an ounce Monday morning London time – a 0.5% fall from Friday’s […]

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How Greek Debt Crisis Could Bankrupt Major US Banks

How Greek Debt Crisis Could Bankrupt Major US Banks

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com In my last column I warned readers that the default of Greek sovereign debt can happen much sooner than the politicians admit. If (I really mean “when”) this crisis hits, what is likely to occur will almost certainly result in the bankruptcy of major […]

Goldline International Placed Under Injunction, Ordered To Change Sales Practices

Goldline International Placed Under Injunction, Ordered To Change Sales Practices

National Coin Dealer Must Also Refund Up To $4.5 Million To Customers, Set Up Fund For Additional Claims The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained a judgment and injunction against Goldline International, Inc., one of the nation’s largest gold coin dealers. The injunction, believed to be the strongest ever levied against a precious metals […]

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Will Greek Sovereign Debt Default On March 23?

Will Greek Sovereign Debt Default On March 23?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com A standard prudent business practice is to plan for contingencies. Contingencies are future events that might come to pass, but will not necessarily occur. For instance, companies don’t expect physical disasters, but developing recovery plans for such events could pay off tremendously should such […]

China’s “Mystery” Gold Buyer

China’s “Mystery” Gold Buyer

by Adrian Ash BullionVault Was the People’s Bank of China really buying gold at the rate of 1 ounce in every 8 sold worldwide last quarter…? SO THOSE MILITANT crazies known to the mainstream media as “gold bugs” – and to the FBI as subversives – got the headline they’ve been longing for, apparently, last […]

By February 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Silver Eagles Soar

Silver Eagles Soar

Here is the latest article from Richard (Rick) Mills – President, Northern Venture Group & host of aheadoftheherd.com As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information In World War I severe material shortages played havoc with production schedules and caused lengthy delays in implementing programs. […]

By February 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
How Could Silver Short Sellers Cover Their Positions?

How Could Silver Short Sellers Cover Their Positions?

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com In my previous column, I discussed how the COMEX Commercial traders in the silver market increased their net short position by more than 71 million ounces from January 17 through February 7.  Let me explain in more depth how the […]

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