Tag: Gold markets

End of an Era for Gold as S&P 500 Records Best January Since 1997

End of an Era for Gold as S&P 500 Records Best January Since 1997

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price recovered some of its losses from the previous day Friday, edging higher to $1666 an ounce by the end of the morning in London, while most stock markets also edged higher ahead of US nonfarm payrolls data due out 08.30 Washington, DC time. A day earlier, gold dropped 1% during Thursday’s […]

By February 1, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
US Dollar Experiencing A Terrible Ten Days

US Dollar Experiencing A Terrible Ten Days

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The US Dollar (and, therefore, the US government) has experienced a terrible ten days: On January 23, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives temporarily suspended the current limit for raising the Federal debt ceiling until May 19.  This action was taken after the US government […]

Safe Haven Assets Under Pressure: Gold & Silver Fall as Stock Markets Hit 5-Year Highs

Safe Haven Assets Under Pressure: Gold & Silver Fall as Stock Markets Hit 5-Year Highs

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price extended its losses from last week Monday, dipping to a near-three-week low below $1655 per ounce during London’s morning trading, as stock markets ticked higher, with the FTSE 100 hitting its highest level since May 2008. The S&P 500 meantime climbed above 1500 last week for the first time since December 2007. […]

By January 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
David Lisot on Fox Business News with Stuart Varney on the state of the Gold Market and the 1794 Dollar

David Lisot on Fox Business News with Stuart Varney on the state of the Gold Market and the 1794 Dollar

CoinWeek President David Lisot was a guest on the award winning Fox Business News show Varney & Company. David spoke with the shows Peabody Award winning host Stuart Varney about the state of gold investing, and tonight’s (Jan 24, 2013) Stacks Bowers sale of the multi million 1794 silver dollar. The 1794 Dollar is a […]

By January 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Holding Steady as Chinese Demand Slows, Stronger Rupee

Gold Holding Steady as Chinese Demand Slows, Stronger Rupee

GOLD continued to hover near one-month highs above $1690 an ounce Wednesday morning, where it has spent most of this week, with dealers in India and China citing a slowdown in physical bullion demand. Silver climbed above $32.30 an ounce, a one-month high, as stocks and commodities were broadly flat and US Treasuries gained. “A […]

By January 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Cycle Could Turn This Year Says Goldman, Washington Politicians Will Keep Markets Nervous

Gold Cycle Could Turn This Year Says Goldman, Washington Politicians Will Keep Markets Nervous

THE DOLLAR gold price eased back below $1680 an ounce Wednesday morning, though it remained well within its trading range for the past month, while stock markets extended their losses for this week and US Treasuries gained. Silver hovered around $31.30 an ounce for most of this morning, also in line with its recent trading range, while […]

By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Dealers Report Very Strong Gold Demand from China and India

Dealers Report Very Strong Gold Demand from China and India

WHOLESALE gold bullion prices ended Tuesday morning in London at $1655 per ounce, regaining ground lost yesterday to climb back to where it started the week, with dealers reporting signs of strong demand from India and China, the world’s two biggest gold buying nations. Silver climbed to $30.40 an ounce, slightly up on the week so […]

Despite Strong Track Record, Gold And Silver Are Not “Investments”

Despite Strong Track Record, Gold And Silver Are Not “Investments”

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Many people consider the ownership of precious metals to be an investment.  They are not.  Still, compared to many investments, gold and silver have outstanding track records for the past thirteen years. In my mind, the major purpose of owning physical gold and silver […]

Gold and Silver Gain Along with Stocks in Chaotic and Unsatisfactory Fiscal Deal

Gold and Silver Gain Along with Stocks in Chaotic and Unsatisfactory Fiscal Deal

SPOT MARKET gold prices started the year by touching a two-week high above $1680 per ounce Wednesday morning, as European stock markets also gained following news of a deal in Washington to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Gold in Euros and Sterling by contrast were little changed on the day by late morning in London, recovering […]

The Coin Analyst: The Year in Precious Metals

The Coin Analyst: The Year in Precious Metals

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… In 2012 gold and silver prices were up for the year, but they failed to retrace the record levels of 2011. Silver outperformed for the year, achieving an increase of 9.4% compared to gold, which was up 6.6%. It has been more challenging than usual to analyze the precious […]

By December 21, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
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 →
Gold Remains in Long Run Uptrend

Gold Remains in Long Run Uptrend

SPOT MARKET gold prices are more-or-less in line with where they were two weeks ago after failing to hold gains made during Asian trading. “Gold is still following its long term uptrend from 2008 lows,” say technical analysts at Scotiabank, “with support from the uptrend at $1632.” Silver fell back to around $33.50 an ounce, […]

By December 8, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Momentum in Gold Unlikely to Come Back Until New Year

Momentum in Gold Unlikely to Come Back Until New Year

FIRDAY morning saw the gold price drop below $1700 an ounce again, while stock markets, commodities and the Euro all fell ahead of the final US nonfarm payrolls release of 2012. Accrding to several sources the consensus forecast among analysts ahead of the report was for 93,000 jobs added in November, with the official unemployment rate expected […]

By December 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Weakness in Gold Not Sustainable: China, Investors and Central Banks Buy on Dips

Weakness in Gold Not Sustainable: China, Investors and Central Banks Buy on Dips

SPOT MARKET prices to buy gold rose back above $1705 an ounce during Tuesday morning’s London session, though it remained below where it started the week following falls overnight, while stock markets also edged higher along with the Euro after European leaders welcomed progress on Greece’s debt buyback program. Silver meantime fell to around $33.30 an ounce, […]

By December 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Exciting Week Ahead for Gold as Silver Hits 6-Week High

Exciting Week Ahead for Gold as Silver Hits 6-Week High

The DOLLAR PRICE of physical gold rose back to $1734 per ounce in London on Friday morning, nearing the top of the last 5 weeks’ trading range as so-called “risk assets” also crept higher. Asian and European stock markets were slightly stronger, while the single Euro currency pushed back above $1.29. Commodity prices added 0.5% […]

By November 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Eurozone Enters Recession, Worldwide Gold Demand Down in Q3

Eurozone Enters Recession, Worldwide Gold Demand Down in Q3

THE DOLLAR gold price drifted lower to $1720 an ounce during Thursday morning’s London session, around ten Dollars down on the week, as stocks and the Euro also drifted lower following the release of weak economic growth data from the Eurozone. The silver price dropped below $32.60 an ounce, more-or-less exactly where it started the week, while other […]

By November 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Importers of Gold Digesting Higher Prices

Importers of Gold Digesting Higher Prices

SPOT MARKET gold prices hovered just below $1738 an ounce Monday morning in London, close to three-week highs, while stocks and commodities were broadly flat and the Euro traded near two-month lows against the Dollar, as the US and Greece both contemplated upcoming fiscal difficulties. Silver prices traded around $32.70 an ounce, also near three-week highs. Bullion […]

By November 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Obama Win Means Loose Monetary Policy Will Stay

Obama Win Means Loose Monetary Policy Will Stay

SPOT PRICES for buying gold fell back to $1720 an ounce Wednesday morning in London, after hitting two-week highs following news of the re-election of Barack Obama as US president. “Gold is making significant gains on the back of a weak US Dollar,” said this morning’s commodities note from Commerzbank. Prices for buying silver fell back below $32 an […]

By November 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Gold  Above Long-Term Uptrend and Any US Election Reaction Likely to be Short-Lived

Gold Above Long-Term Uptrend and Any US Election Reaction Likely to be Short-Lived

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices rallied above $1680 an ounce Monday morning in London, having earlier fallen to a nine-week low, while stock markets edged lower and US Treasury bonds gained, with one day to go before the US presidential election. The US Dollar Index, which measures the Dollar’s strength against other major currencies, rose to […]

By November 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Institutions Losing Enthusiasm for Gold

Institutions Losing Enthusiasm for Gold

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices fell towards $1740 per ounce Thursday lunchtime in London, 0.8% down on the week so far, while most European stock indexes also ticked lower ahead of today’s European leaders’ summit in Brussels. “While [gold] holds below $1758 the risk is to the downside,” says the latest technical analysis report from […]

By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Political Campaign Lies And Manipulation Of Gold And Silver Prices

Political Campaign Lies And Manipulation Of Gold And Silver Prices

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com According to the US Census Bureau as of 9 AM Eastern on October 2, 2012, the estimated population of the US was 314,544,755.  As of January 1, 2009, the Census Bureau estimated that the US population was 305,529,237.  So, since Barack Obama became president on […]

Gold Hits New High for the Year, Breaching $1790

Gold Hits New High for the Year, Breaching $1790

SPOT MARKET prices to buy gold climbed to $1794 an ounce ahead of Thursday’s US session, a new 2012 high, while stock markets were broadly flat and US Treasury bonds fell ahead of the publication of minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting. “We are watching for a break to the upside through $1790 resistance, which […]

Gold Hovers After Touching New Highs

Gold Hovers After Touching New Highs

WHOLESALE gold prices hovered in a tight range just below $1780 an ounce for most of Tuesday morning in London, just below a new 2012 spot market high touched yesterday following comments from US Federal Reserve policymakers. Silver prices traded just below $35 per ounce, close to seven-month highs, while stocks and the Euro ticked higher despite […]

Why The US Dollar Will Not Soon Lose Its Status As The World Reserve Currency

Why The US Dollar Will Not Soon Lose Its Status As The World Reserve Currency

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com I have written extensively about the different means by which the US dollar is declining in use for international transactions. It wasn’t that long ago that the dollar was the monetary unit used in over 80% of all international commerce. Today that percentage is down […]

By September 27, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Two-Week Low Just What Gold Needed, Long-Term Uptrend Safe

Two-Week Low Just What Gold Needed, Long-Term Uptrend Safe

WHOLESALE-MARKET prices to buy gold eased $5 in London on Thursday after an overnight rally to $1760 per ounce. The Euro currency also eased lower after rallying to $1.29 – some 2¢ below the 5-month high hit a fortnight ago – as Spain was set to unveil its latest government budget cuts and Italy’s economy […]

By September 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion Prices Should Break Higher After Consolidation Period

Bullion Prices Should Break Higher After Consolidation Period

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices traded around $1765 an ounce Tuesday morning in London, 1.8% off last Friday’s seven-month high. “It looks to me like we’ve got a short period of consolidation,” says Standard Chartered analyst Daniel Smith. “[We’ll see] maybe a month of sideways trading possibly and then generally trending higher in the next six months […]

By September 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank Policy Hugely Bullish for Commodities

Central Bank Policy Hugely Bullish for Commodities

THE WHOLESALE cost of buying gold dipped below $1770 an ounce during Monday morning trading in London, but remained less than ten Dollars below their six-month high hit last Friday, the day after the US Federal Reserve announced a third round of quantitative easing. Prices for buying silver fell to around $34.50 an ounce this morning – 1.3% off […]

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 […]

By September 13, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Gold & Silver Slip But Set to Benefit If Fed Begins QE3

Gold & Silver Slip But Set to Benefit If Fed Begins QE3

THE WHOLESALE gold price drifted lower to $1730 per ounce Monday morning in London, some ten Dollars below Friday’s six-month high. Stock markets were broadly flat and US Treasuries fell, meantime. The silver price dipped below $33.50 per ounce – around 20 cents below last week’s close – while other commodities were broadly flat, with the […]

By September 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Bernanke Disappointment Could See Gold Correct

Bernanke Disappointment Could See Gold Correct

WHOLESALE gold prices dipped below $1665 an ounce during Wednesday morning’s London trading, slightly below where they started the week, while stock markets also edged lower, with markets focused on upcoming meetings of central bankers in the US and Europe. Silver prices fell to $30.76 an ounce – in line with last week’s close – as other […]

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