Tag: Federal Reserve

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a select column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ….. This series of articles will give readers an insider’s view of how Washington, DC, works (and doesn’t work) from my perspective as director of the U.S. Mint The complete story of how the Sacagawea dollar (aka, the Golden dollar) […]

By September 22, 2016 4 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst –  Should the U.S. Return to the Gold Standard?

The Coin Analyst – Should the U.S. Return to the Gold Standard?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……   August 15 marks the 45th anniversary of the end of the gold standard. In 1971 President Richard M. Nixon ended the convertibility of the dollar with gold, which paved the way for the system of floating, fiat currencies that exists today. Ever since then the U.S. dollar has […]

Tips for Beginners: Coin Collecting by the Roll

Tips for Beginners: Coin Collecting by the Roll

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Collecting coins by the roll has always offered a “hoarding appeal” – if owning a single desirable coin is fun, why not own a whole roll of them! But roll collecting has been popular for another reason in recent years. The U.S. Mint’s heavy workload, including quarters and dollars […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Strong on BOJ News

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Strong on BOJ News

Commentary for Friday, July 29, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …..   Gold closed up $16.50 today on the Comex at US$1,350.30. This is the highest level gold has seen this week – the lowest close being $1,319.30 – the spread being $31.00. The gold markets got […]

Precious Metals Market – Tycoon Reaps $1.3 Billion on Silver

Precious Metals Market – Tycoon Reaps $1.3 Billion on Silver

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Mexico’s second-richest man, Alberto Bailleres, has benefited greatly from his extensive position in precious metals so far this year. Between his majority stake in a pair of Mexican mining companies, Industrias Penoles SAB and Fresnillo Plc, the gold and silver magnate has outpaced his wealthiest counterparts in […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Surges over Disappointing Jobs Number

Gold Markets Report – Gold Surges over Disappointing Jobs Number

Commentary for Friday, June 3, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $30.90 on the Comex today at $1240.70 so it continues to surprise. Of course the reason gold popped to the upside was the dismal jobs’ number. This was not what Janet Yellen […]

Gold Market Report – Gold Blinks in the Face of Higher Interest Rates

Gold Market Report – Gold Blinks in the Face of Higher Interest Rates

Commentary for Friday, May 27, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold market closed down $11.40 at $1207.70 in another round of selling going into the long weekend. Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s public comments today were very hawkish – she is pleased with most aspects of […]

Bullion Shark Analysis: Will the Federal Reserve Raise Rates?

Bullion Shark Analysis: Will the Federal Reserve Raise Rates?

The Federal Reserve spooked gold and silver markets this week once again with talks about a rate hike in June if economic conditions do not deteriorate. Even though multiple economic indicators have pointed to a slowing U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve members did not see this as something of much concern or something that would […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Breaks Lower over Possible Interest Rate Hike

Gold Markets Report – Gold Breaks Lower over Possible Interest Rate Hike

Commentary for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …..   Gold closed down $22.60 at $1228.90 – this was the other shoe falling. The easy answer as to why gold continued to sag this morning… new home sales. The actual number blew past the estimate […]

The Coin Analyst – The 2016 GOP Presidential Race and the Gold Standard

The Coin Analyst – The 2016 GOP Presidential Race and the Gold Standard

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   As happened four years ago when Ron Paul and other GOP presidential candidates came out in support of a new gold standard–it was even included in the 2012 GOP platform–several candidates have expressed support for the idea during the current GOP presidential race. Ted Cruz and the gold […]

Gold and Metals Market Report – Gold Continues to Attract Attention

Gold and Metals Market Report – Gold Continues to Attract Attention

Commentary for Thursday, April 29, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $15.30 on the Comex today $1265.50 – a not unexpected rise after yesterday’s inaction by the FOMC but there are a few more factors to consider. Gold finished the day on an […]

US Paper Money – An Open Letter from Secretary Lew

US Paper Money – An Open Letter from Secretary Lew

By Secretary of the Treasury Jacob “Jack” Lew …..   [The following is the text of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s April 20 announcement concerning the redesign of the $5, $10 and $20 Federal Reserve notes, which confirmed that Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American ever and the first woman to appear on the front […]

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Gold Market Report – Gold Moves Higher as the Dollar Sinks

Gold Market Report – Gold Moves Higher as the Dollar Sinks

Commentary for Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ….. Gold closed up $19.00 today on the Comex at $1,252.60. This is not the “magic” number but it is magic enough if you know what I mean. The reason for this upward pressure was two factors […]

Gold Market Report – Gold Finally Reacts to Dovish Fed Minutes

Gold Market Report – Gold Finally Reacts to Dovish Fed Minutes

Commentary for Thursday, April 7, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …..   Gold closed up $15.00 on the Comex today at $1228.00. This is starting to look like a ping-pong match – even though the dollar was flat. I wish this up-draft was a game-changer but my […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Virtually Unchanged – Ignoring the Panama Papers

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Virtually Unchanged – Ignoring the Panama Papers

Commentary for Monday, April 4, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …….   Gold closed down $1.90 today on the Comex at $1218.30. The overnight markets were very flat – gold traded within a $5.00 range in both Hong Kong and London and the domestic market moved between […]

Gold & Silver Markets – Gold Dips on the Job Numbers

Gold & Silver Markets – Gold Dips on the Job Numbers

Commentary for Friday, April 1, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $13.80 on the Comex today at $1220.20. This move is a bit on the curious side in that the market initially moved to the $1210.00 range and then recovered half of the […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Firm and Moves Higher in the Aftermarket

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Firm and Moves Higher in the Aftermarket

Commentary for Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …..   Gold closed up $4.70 on the Comex today at $1235.10 – this close was based on a firm gold market, probably reacting to three days of lower prices with some bargain hunting.   The price […]

Gold & Silver Political Action Committee  March 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver Political Action Committee March 2016 e-Newsletter

By Barry Stuppler for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator What began as an English proverb as “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” may become a relic of history. Aside from the weather implications, the markets are experiencing a lion-like robustness that […]

Gold Markets – Gold Closes Stronger

Gold Markets – Gold Closes Stronger

Commentary for Monday, February 29, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $14.10 at $1233.90 on the Comex today. China claimed it would lower bank reserve requirements in an attempt to stimulate – which favors the fear that something is not right. But I […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Markets – Are Gold Coins Driving Buying Momentum ?

Gold Markets – Are Gold Coins Driving Buying Momentum ?

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   Gold is Back on Everyone’s Radar Physical gold (and silver) saw huge crowds “buying the dip” in 2015. The US Mint recorded a 52.8% increase in American Gold Eagle sales for the year, while the American Silver Eagle set a new all-time sales record of 47 million […]

By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion Shark –  Negative Interest Rates and Their Possible Effects on Gold and Silver

Bullion Shark – Negative Interest Rates and Their Possible Effects on Gold and Silver

By Bullion Shark LLC ……… What came as a major shock to markets this week was the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony. Yellen opened the door for the possibility of negative interest rates in the U.S. Yes, negative interest rates! Now besides whether this is actually legal to do, why would Janet Yellen and […]

By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… In PART I of this series I presented background information regarding the unique nine-coin series of Washington Quarters coined at the Philadelphia Mint from 1956-64. They were struck with the historic regular issue obverse Washington artwork, but simultaneously possessed reverse design elements identical with those only found […]

By February 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals – 2016 Forecast – An About-Face for the Fed & Gold

Precious Metals – 2016 Forecast – An About-Face for the Fed & Gold

By SchiffGold – Peter Schiff’s Gold Company ….   Peter Schiff believes the Federal Reserve’s December interest rate hike was actually the end of the Fed’s tightening cycle that began with the first talk of tapering quantitative easing (QE) several years ago. Economic data will continue to be weak, and the US will likely be in […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Guest Commentary – A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

Guest Commentary – A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

By Stefan Gleason – Money Metals Exchange….   Several Republican presidential candidates are floating the idea of returning to some form of a gold standard in the U.S., although none have gone into any great detail. So, how might a modern gold standard work? It’s a question that requires us to do more than just […]

By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Money Metals Exchange: Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Money Metals Exchange: Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   Precious metals investors heading into 2016 worry the dollar will continue marching ahead, right over the top of gold and silver prices. The Federal Reserve is telegraphing additional rate hikes throughout the year, and commodity prices – led by crude oil – are falling. There have been […]

By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Money Metals Exchange Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

Money Metals Exchange Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   Looking Ahead to 2016 Forecasting today’s volatile, high-frequency, machine-driven and manipulated futures markets using fundamental analysis is futile, as a great many precious metals bulls will attest. To complicate matters, an obsession with Fed policy dominates all markets. Officials at the Federal Reserve are often less than […]

By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Silly Myths about Gold During Rising Interest Rates

Silly Myths about Gold During Rising Interest Rates

By Stefan Gleason – Money Metals Exchange….   Fed Hikes; Silly Myths about Interest Rates & Gold Persist The Fed finally acted last week – upping its benchmark Federal Funds rate by 0.25%. Now that the speculation over whether the Fed will hike has been put to rest, analysts are busily speculating about what the […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Extreme Leverage in Gold Futures Market Nearing the Breaking Point

Extreme Leverage in Gold Futures Market Nearing the Breaking Point

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   The precious metals markets rallied strongly in recent days – action that came as a surprise to many. The gains last week snapped a six-week losing streak for gold, silver, and platinum. Prices rose despite a stronger-than-expected November jobs report raising the odds the Fed will hike […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Money Metals Exchange: The Fed, Debt Ceiling, and Physical Silver Premiums

Money Metals Exchange: The Fed, Debt Ceiling, and Physical Silver Premiums

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange ….   Gold and silver spot prices lost ground to a strengthening U.S. dollar last week. The dollar enjoyed its best week in five months, as other major world currencies weakened. European central bankers are once again hinting at more stimulus, and the Chinese government cut interest rates […]

By November 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Closes Higher and Loses its Mojo in the Aftermarket

The Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Closes Higher and Loses its Mojo in the Aftermarket

Commentary for Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $11.10 on the Comex today at $1177.10 and then reverses direction in the “aftermarket” in a wild trading session which left everyone confused.  It’s funny how everyone is fixated on what the Federal Reserve […]

 
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