Tag: Federal Reserve

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 for […]

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 […]

The 7 Biggest Lies Told (and Believed) about Gold

The 7 Biggest Lies Told (and Believed) about Gold

By Guy Christopher – Money Metals Exchange….   It’s hard to say which lie about gold is the biggest whopper. Many widely held beliefs about gold are lies – propaganda hammered home to have us believe the only true measure of wealth is government-issued debt. Big Lie #1: Gold is a barbarous relic Repeated for […]

By October 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Don’t Be Fooled: A Stealth Bull Market in Gold and Silver Is Underway

Don’t Be Fooled: A Stealth Bull Market in Gold and Silver Is Underway

By Stefan Gleason – Money Metals Exchange….   What gold and silver investors want to know above all is when the bull market will resume. In a very real sense, it already has. Futures market prices aside, evidence abounds that a raging bull market in physical precious metals is now underway. In the third quarter […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Lower – the Greek Tragedy – it Giveth and it Taketh Away

The Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Lower – the Greek Tragedy – it Giveth and it Taketh Away

Commentary for Monday, June 22, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $17.80 today on the Comex at $1183.70 giving up the important $1200.00 mark yet again. This latest weakness in gold is because Germany seems to like Greece’s latest story about debt reduction. This […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower Ignoring Dollar Weakness

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower Ignoring Dollar Weakness

Commentary for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $9.40 on the COMEX today at $1184.70. Interestingly the dollar was weaker – the Dollar Index closed yesterday at 95.94 and it is now trading at 95.48. Under normal trading conditions this half […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 22-29, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 22-29, 2015

The volatility of global equities was on the rise this week, with significant sell-offs on the major stock exchanges in the U.S. (Tuesday) and China (Thursday). This coincided with a downward revision of first-quarter GDP amid an array of other disappointing economic data in the States. Funds continued to crowd into the bond markets, though […]

United States Mint Goes to Three-Shift Operations

United States Mint Goes to Three-Shift Operations

The United States Mint announced today that circulating coin production at its Philadelphia and Denver facilities are temporarily converting from two-shift to three-shift operations to accommodate an increase in production requirements. The Mint manufactures new coins to supplement Federal Reserve Bank coin inventories. Each month the Federal Reserve places orders for new coins and provides […]

By May 28, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ….   ABSTRACT: As equities markets pulled back amid mostly soft economic indicators, the precious metals had an early-week rally snuffed out by Friday’s close, as both gold and the Dow Industrials have essentially wiped out all of their gains thus far through the 2015 calendar year. GOVERNMENT & […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: March 23-27

Gainesville Coins Market Update: March 23-27

It was a solid week for the precious metals, which all advanced (excepting palladium) on mounting geopolitical risks and deceptive rhetoric from the Federal Reserve. Equities in the U.S., Europe, and even Asia pulled back this week on uncertainty over the strength and health of the global economy. By Gainesville Coins…. GOVERNMENT & POLICY The […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics

Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ….   ABSTRACT: Increased volatility on the markets continued as this week was full of surprises, reversals, and unpredictable currents. The Swiss National Bank’s abrupt departure in monetary policy that unpegged the Swiss franc from the euro had the greatest immediate effect on the markets, but a disquieting uncertainty […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Financial Market Update

Gainesville Coins Weekly Financial Market Update

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: This week was a bit of a see-saw for commodities, which tracked with the crude oil benchmarks as they alternated between days in the red and the green all week. This left the precious metals largely unchanged before spiking on Friday morning. Meanwhile, U.S. stock indices hurtled […]

Gold Closes Lower then Reverses after Dovish FOMC Comments

Gold Closes Lower then Reverses after Dovish FOMC Comments

Commentary for Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed down $6.40 today at $1205.30 in a market which really cannot make up its mind. It actually traded as high as $1220.00 before reversing itself as oil prices came down – WTI crude oil moved […]

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

The only Fr. 1215d $500 1882 Federal Reserve Gold Certificate known to exist other than a specimen in the public collection at the Smithsonian Institution is expected to bring $2+ million in Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction Jan. 8-10 and Jan. 13 in Orlando, Fla. It comes from the estate of a […]

The Federal Reserve: 100 Years of The Great Experiment

The Federal Reserve: 100 Years of The Great Experiment

by Miguel Perez-Santalla – BullionVault Posted on Coinweek ……. After 100 years of the US central bank, does it deserve another try…? SO IT WILL be 100 years on December 23rd since the Federal Reserve was born. The purpose in 1913 was to form a regulatory body to help stem the tide of bank failures […]

By December 17, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Analysts Split Over Fed’s 2014 Impact on Gold as QE in Spotlight

Analysts Split Over Fed’s 2014 Impact on Gold as QE in Spotlight

The PRICE of gold bounced from a steady drop Monday lunchtime in London, trading back at $1234 per ounce as Asian stockmarkets ended sharply down but Europe ticked up ahead of this week’s US Federal Reserve policy decision, due Wednesday. China’s gold premiums above international prices edged lower again, dropping to $6 per ounce at […]

By December 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Bernanke Claims Not to Understand What Affects Gold Prices

Bernanke Claims Not to Understand What Affects Gold Prices

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve’s Chairman, in testimony before Congress on Thursday made several comments in reference to the price of gold.  While claiming not to understand what affects gold prices, he stated that falling gold prices indicate that investors are less concerned about “extreme” […]

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 →
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 →
Is Germany Ready To Repatriate Its Gold Reserves?  What Gold Reserves?

Is Germany Ready To Repatriate Its Gold Reserves? What Gold Reserves?

By Patrick A. Heller…. Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com   On January 14, the German publication Handelsblatt reported that Germany has become serious about repatriating significant amounts of its gold reserves held outside of the country, primarily at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. According to the Bundesbank, out of 109 million ounces of […]

Massive, Open-Ended Stimulus Expected from Fed

Massive, Open-Ended Stimulus Expected from Fed

THE WHOLESALE gold price rose to $1712 an ounce Tuesday morning in London, a few Dollars above where they started the week, while stocks edged higher and US Treasury bonds fell ahead of tomorrow’s Federal Reserve policy decision. All-but-one of 49 economists polled by news agency Bloomberg predict the Fed will buy US Treasury bonds in addition […]

By December 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bull Run Likely to Continue

The Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bull Run Likely to Continue

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   On August 22, the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its last meeting. The minutes revealed that a majority of members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) believe further monetary easing is warranted soon unless the economy improves substantially. This suggests that the Fed is likely to launch […]

Why Believe Politicians When They Keep Changing Their Story?

Why Believe Politicians When They Keep Changing Their Story?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com There is an old story that the way to tell if a politician was lying was whether his or her mouth was open.  Unfortunately, much of what politicians say is rarely the whole truth.  Instead, the best that might be heard is only part […]

 
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