Bullion & Metals

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 […]

The Coin Analyst: How the U.S. and World Mints Are Dealing with Increased Precious Metal Price Volatility

The Coin Analyst: How the U.S. and World Mints Are Dealing with Increased Precious Metal Price Volatility

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Spot prices on the futures markets for precious metals have always been volatile, especially for silver. But since last year’s roller coaster ride, in which gold and silver reached previous or new nominal highs then plunged dramatically for months, spot price volatility has reach new heights. To be sure, circumstances […]

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 […]

By February 22, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Bohnams to Offer Morgan Dollars and British Commonwealth Sovereigns

Bohnams to Offer Morgan Dollars and British Commonwealth Sovereigns

LOS ANGELES – Bonhams is pleased to announce two significant collections to be offered during our May 27, 2012 Rare Coins and Medals Auctions in Los Angeles. The auction house is privileged to be offer nearly 600 gold sovereigns of Great Britain and other commonwealth countries such as Australia, South Africa and Canada from the […]

By February 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
The Coin Analyst: 2011 Low Mintage Key Coins Likely to Perform Well

The Coin Analyst: 2011 Low Mintage Key Coins Likely to Perform Well

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Determining which coins will be low mintage keys in their respective series is a significant part of the fun of collecting modern U.S. coins. As one year nears its end, astute collectors study sales figures and compare them with the final mintages for coins in the same series. It is […]

By February 20, 2012 6 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 […]

London Gold Market Report 02/15/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 02/15/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Wednesday 15 February 2012, 09:00 EST Euro Crisis “Still Supporting Gold” as Germany’s Concerns Grow over Greece’s Second Bailout SPOT MARKET gold prices rose to $1732 per ounce Wednesday lunchtime in London, slightly above where they started the week, as European stock markets dipped amid ongoing uncertainty over Greece’s second bailout. […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Blatant Suppression Of Silver Prices

Blatant Suppression Of Silver Prices

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com One tactic used by the US government, its trading partners, and allies in its effort to hold down the price of gold is to also manipulate the price of silver. Most of the time, gold and silver prices move in […]

Coin Market and Precious Metals Predictions for 2012 from Long Beach Expo

Coin Market and Precious Metals Predictions for 2012 from Long Beach Expo

Interviewer: David Lisot, Steve Ivy, CEO Heritage Auctions, Christine Karstedt, Executive Vice President, Stacks Bowers, Ian Russell, President, Great Collections Coin Auctions, Robert Harwell, President, Hancock & Harwell, Kathleen Duncan, CEO, Pinnacle Rarities, Michael Brandow, Sales Director, Certified Coin Exchange, Michael Sherman, Vice President, World Operations, PCGS, Joel Rettew, President, Joel Rettew Rare Coin, Larry […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Some Major Changes to the America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Some Major Changes to the America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The America the Beautiful five-ounce silver bullion and numismatic program has faced problems since before the first coins were even released. And in the one and a half years since then, the Mint’s management of the program has continued to raise questions from collectors, dealers, and analysts. US Mint officials […]

By February 9, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
Two Fresh Examples Of Gold Price Suppression

Two Fresh Examples Of Gold Price Suppression

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com As I discussed in my last column, the US government’s suppression of gold prices in years past was done as secretly as possible.  The manipulation of the price was more effective if the public could be tricked into thinking that […]

Long Beach Expo Coin and Precious Metals Report

Long Beach Expo Coin and Precious Metals Report

Interviewer: David Lisot Kathleen Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, Ian Russell, Great Collections Coin Auctions, Christine Including Christine Karstedt, Stacks Bowers, Robert Harwell, Hancock & Harwell, Michael Brandow, Certified Coin Exchange, Michael Sherman, PCGS, Joel Rettew, Joel Rettew Rare Coin, Larry Shepherd, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd, Raul Seymour, Emerging Market Group, David Hunt, CT Group, Harry Miller, […]

By February 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Various Ways to Invest in Gold, Silver and Other Precious Metals

Various Ways to Invest in Gold, Silver and Other Precious Metals

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Using gold as an example, the first investing decision you need to make is whether you want to invest in “paper gold” or “physical gold.”  Paper gold is one of the investment instruments purchased through the securities market.  Physical gold is the real thing – you can hold […]

By February 6, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
“Someone” Apparently Trying To Conceal US Government Manipulation Of Gold Market

“Someone” Apparently Trying To Conceal US Government Manipulation Of Gold Market

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Over the past ten years, the Feds have admitted to almost every kind of market rigging including stock prices and interest rates on Treasury debt.  It has also openly subsidized and bailed out banks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the […]

Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Let’s begin by looking at what money really is, using the settling of the United States by the European colonists as an example.  When European settlers came to America during the 1600s, they traded useful goods with the Native Americans who had lived here first.  The settlers traded […]

By February 3, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Rush To Buy Physical Gold And Silver Hasn’t Started Yet

Rush To Buy Physical Gold And Silver Hasn’t Started Yet

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Even though gold and silver prices are up significantly since the beginning of 2012, that doesn’t necessarily mean that this trend will continue.  Buyers and sellers modify their decisions as prices change. When you look at who is and who […]

London Gold Market Report 01/31/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 01/31/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Tuesday 31 January 2012, 09:00 EST Gold Set for Biggest Monthly Gain of C21st, But Ends January with “Lackluster” Physical Interest in Asia U.S. DOLLAR gold bullion prices looked set to record their largest calendar month gain this century by Tuesday lunchtime in London. Gold prices hit $1745 per ounce – […]

By January 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: GOP Presidential Candidates and the Gold Standard

The Coin Analyst: GOP Presidential Candidates and the Gold Standard

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek For the first time since the early 1980’s gold and a possible return to the gold standard have emerged as issues in American politics. One GOP presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has made it a centerpiece of his campaign; another, Newt Gingrich is interested in exploring the idea; a third, Mitt […]

By January 31, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
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