Tag: Bullion Markets

Philip Diehl Talks About the US Gold & Silver Bullion Program During His Term. VIDEO: 3:27

Philip Diehl Talks About the US Gold & Silver Bullion Program During His Term. VIDEO: 3:27

Philip N. Diehl, Former US Mint Director Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com……. In this six part interview, Coinweek Content Manager Charles Morgan talks with Philip N. Diehl , who was the Director of the United States Mint from 1993 until 2000. In this part ONE of the  interview, Mr. Diehl talks about the state of the […]

By September 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Independent Precious Metals Market Analysts Running Conservative

Independent Precious Metals Market Analysts Running Conservative

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. When you see gold and silver future price projections put out by the likes of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Bank of America, Citigroup, and other trading partners of the US government, keep in mind that they are almost certainly being told what to […]

Gold Falls to 3-Week Low with Talk of Slowing QE

Gold Falls to 3-Week Low with Talk of Slowing QE

SPOT GOLD fell to three week lows below $1370 an ounce Tuesday, as stocks and commodities also fell amid ongoing speculation over when the US Federal Reserve might begin reducing the size of its quantitative easing program. “Gold remains bearish while trading below the $1424 current June high,” reckons Commerzbank senior technical analyst Axel Rudolph. […]

Five Big Lies About Gold And Silver

Five Big Lies About Gold And Silver

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. As I have said before, the price of gold represents a report card on the US government, economy, and dollar.  If the price of gold is stable, that is probably a positive sign for all three.  If, instead, the price of gold is continuously […]

Precious Metals Fall as US Dollar Holds Gains, India’s New Import Restrictions Could Cut Gold Imports by 50%

Precious Metals Fall as US Dollar Holds Gains, India’s New Import Restrictions Could Cut Gold Imports by 50%

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices fell to $1430 an ounce Monday, 1.2% down on where they ended last week, as stock markets also fell and the US Dollar held onto most of its gains from last week. Silver fell to $23.70 an ounce – 0.8% down on last week’s close – as other commodities also […]

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 […]

More Bad Economic News For The US Government

More Bad Economic News For The US Government

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The poor economic news is starting to come out in droves, but you wouldn’t know it if you only looked at the headlines of the US mainstream media. Buried in the stream of reports, the US Commerce Department last week revealed that the US […]

The Coin Analyst: What to Expect from the 2013 Coin Market

The Coin Analyst: What to Expect from the 2013 Coin Market

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… As I did last year , I am providing CoinWeek readers with what I see as the main broad trends we can expect to see in the coin market and numismatics in the coming year. There is always a degree of hazard in making predictions or forecasting trends, and […]

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Euro Holding Gains Despite France Downgrade, Indian Banks Banned from Lending for Gold Purchases

Euro Holding Gains Despite France Downgrade, Indian Banks Banned from Lending for Gold Purchases

SPOT MARKET prices for buying gold traded above $1730 an ounce throughout Tuesday morning in London, up 1% for the week so far, while the Euro also held onto gains made yesterday despite news that a second ratings agency this year has downgraded France. Gold rose by more than $20 during Monday’s trading, following reports that a deal […]

By November 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
“Experts” Shy Away From Short-Term Gold And Silver Price Forecasts

“Experts” Shy Away From Short-Term Gold And Silver Price Forecasts

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com This past week there were two investment conferences held simultaneously—the decades-old New Orleans Investment Conference and the 10th Annual Silver Summit.  I flew to Spokane, Washington to make a presentation to the attendees at the Silver Summit. There were a number of speakers at the […]

The Coin Analyst: QE3 and the Outlook for Precious Metals

The Coin Analyst: QE3 and the Outlook for Precious Metals

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced a third major round of quantitative easing, or QE3. This follows last year’s Operation Twist program in which short-term bonds were sold and used to […]

By September 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The More Gold And Silver Prices Are Suppressed, The Higher They Will Rebound

The More Gold And Silver Prices Are Suppressed, The Higher They Will Rebound

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com As I explained in my last column, the German Constitutional Court on Wednesday concurred with the legality of the European Central Bank’s plan to engage in quantitative easing of the Euro. The reason I expected this result was that the ECB’s governing documents had a […]

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QE3 Could Push Gold Over $1800, But Disappointment Factor Seen as High

QE3 Could Push Gold Over $1800, But Disappointment Factor Seen as High

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices traded around $1730 an ounce Thursday morning in London, a few Dollars below where they started the week, while stock markets ticked lower ahead of today’s policy announcement by the US Federal Reserve. Silver prices hovered around $33.10 per ounce – 1.8% down on the week – while other commodities were also broadly flat […]

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Gold Climbs to 3-Month High

Gold Climbs to 3-Month High

SPOT MARKET gold prices hit their highest level since early May Wednesday, rising to $1645 an ounce during this morning’s London trading. Silver prices also gained, rising to $29.70 per ounce – their highest level since early June. By contrast, European stock markets ticked lower, while commodities were broadly flat and US Treasuries gained, ahead of the […]

Gold Saddled with Uncertainty Over QE

Gold Saddled with Uncertainty Over QE

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices ticked lower Wednesday morning in London, dropping below $1580 an ounce, while stock markets and commodities were broadly flat and US Treasuries gained, as markets continued to digest yesterday’s testimony to Congress by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. Like gold, silver prices also eased, falling as low as $27.04 an ounce in Wednesday morning’s […]

IS SILVER A GOOD DEAL AT $27 to $29?

IS SILVER A GOOD DEAL AT $27 to $29?

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ….. Summer tends to be a slower-paced time in the bullion market, and 2012 has been no exception to the general rule so far. With everyone from major metals traders to small-scale retail silver buyers spending time outdoors and vacationing, the pause in the action is hardly shocking. Silver has […]

Gold Lacks All Safe Haven Interest

Gold Lacks All Safe Haven Interest

WHOLESALE PRICES to buy gold ticked back above $1570 per ounce in London trade Thursday lunchtime, but held onto a 0.5% loss for the session as stock markets fell ahead of today’s Euro crisis summit in Brussels – the 12th such meeting in 12 months. “Nein! No! Non!” said the front-page of German finance daily […]

The Right Time to Buy Gold

The Right Time to Buy Gold

By Barry Stuppler CoinWeek Content Partner …….. I am proud to say that I have been actively trading Gold since President Ford signed legislation that legalized private Gold coin and bar ownership, which took effect December 31, 1974. During those 37 years the Gold price moved from $103 in August of 1976 to $850 in […]

$1522 Next Target for Gold

$1522 Next Target for Gold

London Gold Market Report from Ben Traynor WHOLESALE MARKET gold bullion prices dipped below $1550 an ounce for the first time since December on Tuesday – a fall of 7% since the start of this month – before regaining some ground by lunchtime in London. “The bear channel support had been at $1581,” say technical […]

Is The Huge JPMorgan Chase “Derivatives” Loss The Opening Of The Floodgates?

Is The Huge JPMorgan Chase “Derivatives” Loss The Opening Of The Floodgates?

Last Thursday, after US markets had closed, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon disclosed that the bank had absorbed losses in excess of $2 billion from derivatives trading.  Dimon blamed the losses on the failure of the bank’s systems to prevent trading activities which could result in losses of that magnitude. On Monday, the bank’s chief […]

Be Honest—Why Do You Read My Commentaries?

Be Honest—Why Do You Read My Commentaries?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com What do you do with my commentaries? I have been writing them since 1995, gaining a wider audience as time goes on. Do you merely read them for entertainment? If that’s enough for you, I accept that. Or possibly do you read them to […]

Physical Bullion Demand Giving “No Support”, S&P Downgrades Spanish Banks

Physical Bullion Demand Giving “No Support”, S&P Downgrades Spanish Banks

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices held above $1660 an ounce during Monday’s morning trading London – holding on to gains from last week of 1.1% – while stock markets ticked lower, commodities were broadly flat and US and German government bonds gained as Spain continued to generate headlines. “On the physical front [however] things were […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 →
Gold And Silver Strong In January—What Now?

Gold And Silver Strong In January—What Now?

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Through the COMEX close on Monday, January 30, the prices of gold and silver had increased more than 10% and 20% over the course of the month.  Had these results been realized by any of the major stock indices, you […]

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