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United States Mint Press Conference ANA Philadelphia 2012 : Video

United States Mint Press Conference ANA Philadelphia 2012 : Video

Richard A. Peterson, Deputy Director US Mint …….. Richard A. Peterson was named Deputy Director of the United States Mint on January 25, 2011. A member of the Mint team since October 2008, Mr. Peterson served as Associate Director for Manufacturing prior to assuming his current position. Mr. Peterson talks about the status of the […]

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Bullion Market “Marking Time” Until Federal Reserve Symposium, Euro Currency “Does Not Need Saving”

Bullion Market “Marking Time” Until Federal Reserve Symposium, Euro Currency “Does Not Need Saving”

U.S. DOLLAR gold prices traded slightly lower Friday morning in London, hovering around $1610 an ounce for most of the session, as stock markets also edged lower and US Treasuries gained, after trade data from China provided further signs of economic slowdown. China’s trade surplus fell by 20% month-on-month in July, with both import and export growth […]

Aussie Wildlife in Colour on Perth Mint Tribute

Aussie Wildlife in Colour on Perth Mint Tribute

The Perth Mint has captured the endearing qualities of Australia’s much loved kangaroo, koala and kookaburra in its latest 2012 Australian Outback silver coin collection. Displaying the identical artistry as shown on Australia’s 2012 popular bullion series, the stunning designs depict the nation’s instantly recognizable wildlife in their natural habitats. Brought to life using vibrant […]

Gold Seeks “Foothold Above $1600″, China Stimulus “Likely to be Positive for Gold”

Gold Seeks “Foothold Above $1600″, China Stimulus “Likely to be Positive for Gold”

London Gold Market Report from Ben Traynor BullionVault Thursday 9 August 2012 WHOLESALE MARKET prices to buy gold bullion hovered in a tight range around $1615 an ounce for much of Thursday morning in London – marginally above where they started the week – before dipping slightly around lunchtime, while stock markets also edged lower following gains earlier […]

Gold Investors Waiting for Signal

Gold Investors Waiting for Signal

WHOLESALE quoted prices for gold bullion fell below $1620 an ounce during Monday morning’s London session – slightly below last week’s close – while stocks gained and US Treasuries fell, with markets focused on key monetary policy decisions due later in the week. Silver bullion hovered around $27.70 an ounce – in line with Friday’s close – while […]

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

As prices rose, gold use gave way to silver years ago Olympic medals use a lot of metal but these days the gold medal is mostly silver. The silver medal is sterling silver while the bronze is largely copper. The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago […]

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 […]

Gold “Alternating Between Up and Down Weeks”, More QE “Appropriate” for US Economy

Gold “Alternating Between Up and Down Weeks”, More QE “Appropriate” for US Economy

By Ben Traynor – BullionVault U.S. DOLLAR gold prices held above $1580 an ounce Monday morning in London – broadly in line with last week’s close – while major European stock markets were broadly flat on the day, with the exception of Spain’s Ibex.   Gold prices ended down last week, falling back below $1600 on Friday, following the […]

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

The Perth Mint is one of the first three gold refiners in the world to be certified under the internationally recognised Conflict-Free Smelter Program.   Developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the voluntary Conflict-Free Smelter Program provides credible third-party valuation of a smelter’s procurement activities.   Operating one of the largest gold refineries in […]

US Government’s Financial Bluff Is Called

US Government’s Financial Bluff Is Called

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com There was a tremendous amount of news last week that will have long lasting impact on the lives of Americans and people around the world.  Both major US Supreme Court decisions affecting illegal aliens and the 2010 health care law got tremendous press coverage […]

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 […]

Liquidation Could Send Silver Down to $18

Liquidation Could Send Silver Down to $18

By Ben Traynor – BullionVault  Euro Weakness “Contributing to Gold’s Fall”, Lagarde “Throws the Gauntlet Down” to Merkel WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices traded as low as $1560 an ounce Friday morning, before recovering some ground by lunchtime in London, while European stock markets were also down and commodities were broadly flat. Silver prices meantime sank to a […]

The Coin Analyst: Gold’s New Role in the Global Monetary System and the Euro Zone Crisis

The Coin Analyst: Gold’s New Role in the Global Monetary System and the Euro Zone Crisis

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Knowledge is power when it comes to any kind of investing.  There is probably no area where that is more true than precious metals, where being savvy can make all the difference between success and failure. But being knowledgeable about the precious metal markets is not simply a matter of […]

Gold Jumps Again But Rangebound Below $1640

Gold Jumps Again But Rangebound Below $1640

The WHOLESALE MARKET gold price rose again as New York trading began on Wednesday, extending yesterday’s 1.8% jump to reach $1620 per ounce as new data showed US retail sales falling faster-than-expected in May. Silver bullion recovered an earlier slip to trade just shy of $29.00 per ounce. The Euro currency held flat but European […]

SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola Silver Cargo Recovery Expedition Underway

SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola Silver Cargo Recovery Expedition Underway

**Recovery Vessel Seabed Worker En Route to Begin Operations** Odyssey Marine Exploration (NasdaqCM: OMEX), pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, today announced that the M/V Seabed Worker has departed port and is on its way to begin operations to recover the anticipated silver cargoes from the SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola shipwrecks. Historical records […]

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Even with premiums of $2.50 to $4 an ounce above spot, government-issued bullion coins such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic and Mexican Libertad are extremely popular among modern silver investors. Cost-conscious shoppers tend to go for circulated pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters and half dollars at […]

Potential Tax-Free Profits In Tangible Assets

Potential Tax-Free Profits In Tangible Assets

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com If you invest in paper assets like stocks, bonds, CDs, and currencies and earn income or a profit from them, the Internal Revenue Service wants a cut for the federal government.  Many states and municipalities also want a piece of the proceeds. It doesn’t matter […]

Gold “Testing $1550″ as Stocks Sink, Bund Yields Vanish, Investors Flee Risk for Cash

Gold “Testing $1550″ as Stocks Sink, Bund Yields Vanish, Investors Flee Risk for Cash

The WHOLESALE gold price bounced from a 4-session low at $1552 per ounce Wednesday morning in London, rallying with the Euro currency as world stock markets slumped. The Athens stock market hit a fresh 22-year low, and Wall Street futures pointed 0.7% down, while US Treasuries rose sharply together with Japanese, German and UK bonds. […]

APMEX Physical – 1 oz. Gold Redeemable Trust Files Registration Statement and Preliminary Prospectus

APMEX Physical – 1 oz. Gold Redeemable Trust Files Registration Statement and Preliminary Prospectus

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. – May 22, 2012 – APMEX Precious Metals Management Services, Inc. today announced that APMEX Physical – 1 oz. Gold Redeemable Trust (the “Trust”) has filed a registration statement in the United States and a preliminary prospectus in Canada. The Trust will be managed by APMEX Precious Metals Management Services, Inc., a […]

China, central banks and ETFs underpin demand for gold

China, central banks and ETFs underpin demand for gold

Global gold demand in Q1 2012 was 1,097.6 tonnes (t), down 5% from the high demand levels seen in Q1 2011 (1,150.7t), according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report. This decrease was largely to be expected given the introduction of import taxes in India and high gold prices. Gold demand value however, […]

Jump in Gold as France Refutes EU Pact

Jump in Gold as France Refutes EU Pact

THE WHOLESALE MARKET gold price jumped at the start of New York trade on Thursday, cutting the week’s previous 3.3% dive to 5-month lows in half as the Euro fell and Eurozone stock markets slumped once again. The gold price touched $1558 per ounce before easing $3 lower. Silver did not follow, failing to break […]

Rare Coin Market Report – May 2012 – PICKY is Good

Rare Coin Market Report – May 2012 – PICKY is Good

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, The U.S. Rare Coin Market is vibrant and active.  Collectors, dealers, and investors continue to buy rare coins, bullion, and numismatic collectibles with enthusiasm.  We are constantly amazed at how actively our customers are searching for coins!  Yet, while we are experiencing strong demand on both our website and in our […]

Fallout From French Elections Just One Of Multiple Financial Shocks Coming In 2012

Fallout From French Elections Just One Of Multiple Financial Shocks Coming In 2012

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Over the weekend, France and Greece held national elections.  While the media has almost totally ignored the Greek elections, a lot of focus has been put on the election of Francois Hollande as France’s new president.  Hollande, the candidate of the Socialist Party, defeated […]

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: There’s More to Gold’s Future Than Quantitative Easing

The Coin Analyst: There’s More to Gold’s Future Than Quantitative Easing

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There is no question that the policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, specifically its role in shaping monetary policy, have a big impact on precious metal markets. The Fed sets short-term interest rates, whereas long-term rates are pegged to the 10-year Treasury bond, which is a function of how […]

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

Many investors who acquire precious metals as an asset and as a way to diversify their investment portfolios are storing them in insured depositories rather than taking personal possession. In fact, more individuals are storing gold and silver than at any time in recent history, and for good reasons, according to Diamond State Depository, a […]

Huge “New” Financial Problems Across Europe

Huge “New” Financial Problems Across Europe

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com If you ask the average politician, the financial problems of Europe have supposedly been cured. Oh yeah? If that is true, how come the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the G-20 Group of Nations had to have more emergency meetings in the last few […]

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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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 […]

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