Bullion & Metals

South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands Were Underweight

South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands Were Underweight

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek On Tuesday, April 24 a spokesman for the South African Reserve Bank, Hlengani Mathebula, e-mailed a statement to the Associated Press about a controversy regarding gold Krugerrand coins that first came to light last week. Mathebula stated that an internal investigation of proof Krugerrands produced last April and May had […]

WHERE BULLION INVESTING AND COIN COLLECTING MERGE – PART 1

WHERE BULLION INVESTING AND COIN COLLECTING MERGE – PART 1

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek Are you a collector or investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what about the […]

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Platinum Prices Should Rebound This Year, Dillon Gage Says

Platinum Prices Should Rebound This Year, Dillon Gage Says

Demand continues to grow in Asian jewelry markets Platinum prices fell to 2 1/2-months lows in mid-April because of concerns about global economic growth but physical buying in Asia and bargain hunting slowed losses. Buying on dips by investors reflects the market’s favorable supply and demand factors, Dillon Gage Metals says. “Spot platinum prices briefly traded above gold in […]

Gold “Needs to Reclaim $1700″ for Renewed Buying

Gold “Needs to Reclaim $1700″ for Renewed Buying

Gold “Needs to Reclaim $1700″ for Renewed Buying, with Breach of $1600 “Expected to Cause Liquidation” SPOT MARKET gold prices traded as low as $1640 an ounce – less than 1% off the previous day’s high – during Friday morning’s relatively flat London session. European stock markets were also broadly flat, as were commodities, while […]

Bullish and Bearish Developments in Gold

Bullish and Bearish Developments in Gold

by Ben Traynor BullionVault Friday 13 April 2012   Highlights from this week’s GFMS Gold Survey 2012 launch…   EARLIER this week, Thomson Reuters GFMS, the world’s foremost research firm focusing on precious metals, launched its Gold Survey 2012.   For those weighing up the pros and cons of making a gold investment this year there […]

Useless Gold Overtakes Platinum

Useless Gold Overtakes Platinum

It’s more than “interesting” that platinum prices are lagging gold… Indeed, a trader “could have made a lot of money buying platinum and selling gold since Lehman Brothers,” as Philip Klapwijk, executive chairman of GFMS said Wednesday, taking analyst questions after launching the precious-metals consultancy’s new Gold Survey 2012 at Thomson Reuters’ HQ in London. […]

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 […]

South Carolina State Treasurer And Others Agree That Gold Price Is Suppressed

South Carolina State Treasurer And Others Agree That Gold Price Is Suppressed

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Some who read my columns object to my statements that a growing number of analysts, investment and hedge fund managers, precious metals commentators, and others in related financial markets have come to the conclusion that the gold and silver market prices are being suppressed […]

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. […]

The Coin Analyst: The U.S. Mint’s Spring 2012 Coin Program

The Coin Analyst: The U.S. Mint’s Spring 2012 Coin Program

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek In the past couple of weeks the U.S. Mint has finally started to put some bones on its upcoming product release schedule after a couple of months of leaving collectors largely in the dark about its plans for this year’s coins, as discussed recently in this column . The Mint […]

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 […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Proper Value of Generic U.S. gold coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Proper Value of Generic U.S. gold coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #99 Although I very much prefer to write about scarce or rare coins, rather than common coins, generic U.S. gold coins continue to be a frequent topic of conversation, not because these are ‘hot,’ but […]

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 […]

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