Bullion & Metals

Gold Could Retest $1322 Low

Gold Could Retest $1322 Low

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices fell to two-week lows Friday, drifting lower towards $1440 an ounce during this morning’s London session before dropping sharply through that level, as stocks gained and most commodities fell as the Dollar strengthened against major currencies. Silver fell to $23.34 an ounce, while copper prices ticked higher. “The risk [for gold] […]

Safe Haven Demand Lower for Gold as Stock Markets Hit New Highs

Safe Haven Demand Lower for Gold as Stock Markets Hit New Highs

WHOLESALE market prices for buying gold climbed back above $1460 an ounce during Wednesday morning’s London trading, in line with its range over the last week, as stocks gained and longer-dated US Treasuries dipped ahead of an auction of 10-year bonds later today. Silver climbed back above $23.90 an ounce, while copper also gained and oil prices […]

Did the Drop in Gold Price Affect Trading in Coins and Precious Metals? VIDEO

Did the Drop in Gold Price Affect Trading in Coins and Precious Metals? VIDEO

Interviewer: David Lisot Video Runtime: 2:35 ………… The precious metals took a major correction recently with prices moving to the downward dramatically. Gold dropped more than $200 in a drop in futures prices attributed to a major electronic sell by ETF and other trading funds along with less than expected economic news from China. Did […]

Gold Speculation and the Comex

Gold Speculation and the Comex

By Ben Traynor – BullionVault ………….. What exactly does ‘speculative net long’ mean…? EVERY FRIDAY, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission publishes data that enable analysts to ‘take the pulse’ of various commodity markets. The Commitments of Traders (CoT) report gives the aggregate positions held by traders from the previous Tuesday, including the number of long contracts (that […]

Gold Gets Support from Retail Demand, But Investor Confidence Dealt Severe Blow

Gold Gets Support from Retail Demand, But Investor Confidence Dealt Severe Blow

GOLD started the week by edging higher Monday, trading around $1475 per ounce by lunchtime in London, as stocks also gained, US Treasuries were broadly flat and the Euro edged higher against the Dollar following news that Italy’s borrowing costs have fallen. Strong demand for physical gold from private households meantime continues to cause bottlenecks and […]

Chains of Fiscal Discipline  (The Failure of the Federal Reserve and the Gold Standard)

Chains of Fiscal Discipline (The Failure of the Federal Reserve and the Gold Standard)

By Richard (Rick) Mills – Ahead of the Herd ………… As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information Alan Greenspan was chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to early 2006. Greenspan used monetary policy to ignite one of the longest economic booms in history. […]

By April 27, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
ModernCoinMart’s “MCM Star Bullion” Silver and Gold Products Make Debut

ModernCoinMart’s “MCM Star Bullion” Silver and Gold Products Make Debut

ModernCoinMart (MCM), a division of John Maben Rare Coins, Inc., of Sarasota, Florida, has entered the branded bullion market with their “MCM STAR Bullion” line of gold and silver products. Designed by numismatic artist Charles D. Daughtrey and custom minted by the renowned Sunshine Minting Company of Idaho, the entire line of MCM Star Bullion […]

By April 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Shortage Seen in Asia with Physical Market Still Tight

Gold Shortage Seen in Asia with Physical Market Still Tight

GOLD drifted lower towards $1460 an ounce Friday morning in London, having climbed to its highest level since last week’s price drop at $1485 during Asian trading. “The next resistance level is $1487,” says a note from technical analysts at Scotia Mocatta published late Thursday. “Should we trade through that, we believe it will open […]

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In the week since precious metal prices suffered their biggest decline since the 1980’s, buyers of silver and gold coins and bars have been taking advantage of the lower prices at a frenzied pace.  That bodes well for those looking for higher prices. There are all kinds of factors that show there is a […]

Gold Being Lifted by Physical Bar Demand But Silver Relatively Weak

Gold Being Lifted by Physical Bar Demand But Silver Relatively Weak

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price drifted back down towards $1420 per ounce Wednesday morning in London, around 1.3% up on the week so far, amid ongoing reports of strong demand for physical gold bullion. “The bounce in price-sensitive physical demand, especially in the emerging world, is impressive and has lifted prices,” says HSBC Securities analyst Howard Wen. […]

Retail Buying Dominates Gold Action But Bullion Not Trading as Safe Haven

Retail Buying Dominates Gold Action But Bullion Not Trading as Safe Haven

WHOLESALE gold prices rose back above $1430 per ounce Monday morning for the first time since last Monday’s price drop, amid reports of strong buying in Asia, while stocks gained and US Treasuries fell. Silver meantime ticked higher above $23.60 an ounce, though remained below Friday’s high, while other commodities also gained with the exception […]

A Film For Gold and Silver Enthusiasts on Hard Money

A Film For Gold and Silver Enthusiasts on Hard Money

Is it possible to combine doom and gloom, sound money, good versus evil, shootouts, a creative plot and animation? That’s a summary of Silver Circle, the new film from Two Lanterns Media. The Federal Reserve celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and America’s central banker has gone from an under the radar entity to a […]

By April 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Prices: THE BATTLE OF THEORY AND REALITY

Precious Metals Prices: THE BATTLE OF THEORY AND REALITY

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Anyone with even a marginal interest in precious metals is aware of the brutal beatdown in gold and silver spot prices over the past four days. From its April 12 London close of $1535.50, gold fell off the cliff to $1395, with an even lower close of $1352.60 in […]

By April 16, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Gold Loses $1 Trillion of Total Global Value, “Could Fall to $1050″

Gold Loses $1 Trillion of Total Global Value, “Could Fall to $1050″

SPOT MARKET gold prices fell to a fresh two-year low in Tuesday’s Asian trading, dropping to $1322 per ounce, before rallying back above $1386, as stock markets extended yesterday’s losses. Silver dropped to its lowest level since September 2010 at $22.10 an ounce before it too recovered some ground. Oil was down on the day by […]

The Coin Analyst: Electronic Trading Smashes Gold and Other Precious Metals Despite Strong Physical Demand

The Coin Analyst: Electronic Trading Smashes Gold and Other Precious Metals Despite Strong Physical Demand

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the course of the last two trading days, April 12 and 15, gold has suffered its worst decline in dollar and percentage terms since 1983, going from almost $1600 to about $1350 in the past week . A drop of 10% and $250 definitely gets the attention not […]

Gold’s Demise Still in Early Stages as Price Drops Below $1400

Gold’s Demise Still in Early Stages as Price Drops Below $1400

SPOT MARKET gold prices fell to a two-year low below $1400 an ounce Monday morning, extending Friday’s drop that took gold into bear market territory under the definition of a 20% fall from its peak. Silver fell as low as $23.11 an ounce, its lowest level since October 2010, as stocks and commodities also fell […]

By April 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Price Manipulation Being Probed. VIDEO: 6:48

Gold Price Manipulation Being Probed. VIDEO: 6:48

Interviewer: David Lisot. A recent front-page article in the Wall Street Journal stated that the CFTC was launching a probe into the price of gold and whether it was being manipulated. Many coin dealers are involved in buying and selling gold coins. CoinWeek asked some of the traders at the Whitman Baltimore Expo about their […]

By April 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Soros Says Gold’s Safe-Haven Status Is Destroyed

Soros Says Gold’s Safe-Haven Status Is Destroyed

Small Speculators Slash Bullish Bets on Futures Market The GOLD PRICE ticked lower against the US Dollar early Monday, but held onto the bulk of Friday’s sharp rally at $1577 per ounce as world stock markets rose alongside commodities. Silver bullion traded at $27.30 per ounce, some 2.5% above last week’s 9-month low, while both […]

Interest in Gold Disappears and Silver Acting More Like Base Metal

Interest in Gold Disappears and Silver Acting More Like Base Metal

U.S. DOLLAR prices to buy gold dipped back below $1600 an ounce Tuesday morning, though they remained close to that level by lunchtime in London, as the physical bullion market re-opened following the Easter break. Stock markets edged higher in Europe despite news of record high unemployment and contracting manufacturing sectors, while major government bond […]

Canada’s 2013 Budget Promises To Confiscate Part Of Customer Bank Accounts Of Any Major Troubled Canadian Bank

Canada’s 2013 Budget Promises To Confiscate Part Of Customer Bank Accounts Of Any Major Troubled Canadian Bank

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Are you one of the people who still have funds in a Canadian bank account?  Many Michigan residents, where I live, have such accounts because of the proximity of the Canadian border. Well, if you are unlucky enough to be one of them, make […]

Gold Back Below $1600 after Cyprus Deal, “Could Test Low at $1522″

Gold Back Below $1600 after Cyprus Deal, “Could Test Low at $1522″

U.S. DOLLAR gold prices fell back below $1600 per ounce Monday morning in London, falling back towards where they started last week, as stocks and commodities gained after news that Cyprus has agreed a bailout deal. “We expect gold to move sideways this week with, however, a tendency for lower prices,” says a note from […]

Patrick Heller Talks about Gold Price Investigation Probe. VIDEO: 3:57

Patrick Heller Talks about Gold Price Investigation Probe. VIDEO: 3:57

Interviewer: David Lisot The Wall Street Journal’s front page article about the investigation in the pricing of gold has been a topic of interest for gold and sliver dealers for some time. Patrick Heller writes and comments about precious metals and offers some insight into this continuing story. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March, 2013 Whitman […]

By March 20, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Silver Bullion News: The “New” Liberty Dollar is Back

Silver Bullion News: The “New” Liberty Dollar is Back

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… The Liberty Dollar – a one-ounce silver medallion that attracted the attention and wrath of the federal government and resulted in a pending prison sentence for its creator – is back in a revised form. Although the New Liberty Dollar retains the main design elements of a Liberty head […]

By March 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst:  Could Cyprus Be the Catalyst for Upward Momentum in Gold?

The Coin Analyst: Could Cyprus Be the Catalyst for Upward Momentum in Gold?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the weekend we learned that the EU was giving the small country of Cyprus, with an economy smaller than that of any U.S. state, a bailout of 10 billion euros, or 13 billion dollars. Then we found out that based on an initial plan by European authorities that holders […]

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report to Congress

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report to Congress

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On March 1 the U.S. Mint delivered to the Senate Banking Committee and House Committee on Financial Services a marketing study prepared by the CPM Group on the feasibility of minting American eagle coins made of palladium. The report was completed at the end of August, but additional time […]

Silver Stalls, Gold Gains as CFTC Clarifies London Fix Investigation, US Inflation Rises

Silver Stalls, Gold Gains as CFTC Clarifies London Fix Investigation, US Inflation Rises

GOLD ticked higher but silver prices stalled Friday morning, as a rise in Asian stock markets failed to carry over into European or pre-opening trade in US equities. The Euro currency rose sharply through $1.30, knocking the gold price in Euros back below €1220 per ounce, virtually unchanged for the week. Sterling gold prices slipped […]

Why I Do Not Want Gold And Silver Prices To Soar!

Why I Do Not Want Gold And Silver Prices To Soar!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. By now I think most of you know that I own a company that buys and sells a lot of gold and silver products.  You have probably also heard me predict that gold and silver prices have a strong likelihood of a major increase […]

The Coin Analyst: What’s Going on with Precious Metals?

The Coin Analyst: What’s Going on with Precious Metals?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… So far this year gold and silver have really been underperforming. Both have been stuck in a trading range for most of the past two months, and they have erased last year’s gains, which were already modest compared to their performance in the preceding decade. Precious market bulls keep […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Premiums on Precious Metal Coins as Metal Prices Decline

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Premiums on Precious Metal Coins as Metal Prices Decline

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Last year the U.S. Mint saw its numismatic revenue decline by a third as a result of declining sales of gold and platinum coins due to higher underlying precious metal prices and strained collector budgets because of a still-struggling U.S. economy. Silver coins, on the other hand, continued to be […]

Gold Upside Limited Despite Comex Repositioning

Gold Upside Limited Despite Comex Repositioning

THE SPOT gold price dropped to $1575 per ounce Monday morning in London, broadly in line with where it ended last week, while stocks ticked lower and the Euro held steady near two-month lows against the Dollar ahead of this Thursday’s European Central Bank policy meeting. “For gold, the trending and momentum indicators are pointing lower,” says […]

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