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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 […]

By March 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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 […]

By February 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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