Tag: Gold markets

Counterattack by Bulls Sets Up Gold for Weekly Gain

Counterattack by Bulls Sets Up Gold for Weekly Gain

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices climbed as high as $1594 an ounce during Monday morning’s London trading, jumping 1.5% in the first two hours, while Eurozone stocks looked to have stemmed four days of losses despite Greece and Spain seeing negative ratings decisions. A day earlier, Dollar prices to buy gold jumped 2% in two hours during […]

$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 […]

Bull Market in Gold Not Over But Speculators Turn Bearish

Bull Market in Gold Not Over But Speculators Turn Bearish

THE PRICE OF GOLD and gold futures dropped yet again Monday morning, recording the seventh drop in nine trading days in May so far as industrial commodities, global stock markets and the Euro currency all sank amid Athens’ failure to negotiate a new coalition government. Silver bullion also fell hard, touching $28.44 per ounce and […]

Stronger Dollar Makes Gold Rally Difficult, Chinese Buyers On the Sidelines

Stronger Dollar Makes Gold Rally Difficult, Chinese Buyers On the Sidelines

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices touched their lowest level since the first week of January Friday, hitting $1574 an ounce before recovering some ground, while stocks and commodities fell and US Treasury bonds gained, with dealers in major gold buying countries reporting continued limited demand for precious metals. Silver prices fell to $28.54 an ounce – […]

Gold Hits 4-Month Low as Markets Fear Greece

Gold Hits 4-Month Low as Markets Fear Greece

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices fell to their lowest level in four months during Wednesday morning’s London trading, hitting $1581 an ounce – 3.7% down on the week so far – while European stock markets and commodities also fell and US Treasuries gained, with Greek uncertainty continuing to cast a shadow. A day earlier, gold […]

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 […]

Former Central Banker Confirms US Government Gold Price Suppression Efforts

Former Central Banker Confirms US Government Gold Price Suppression Efforts

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Last Sunday, a new study was released.  Titled “Dr. Zijlstra’s Final Settlement:  Gold as the Monetary Cosmos’ Sun,” it was written by Dutch economist Jaco Schipper who writes at www.MarketUpdate.nl. Jelle Zijlstra served as the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs from 1952 to 1959.  […]

Gold Breaks 3-Month Rule for 1st Time in 11 Years

Gold Breaks 3-Month Rule for 1st Time in 11 Years

Last time gold fell for 3 months running was March 2001. And so…? IT HAD BECOME so rare, you could take its absence for granted to buy gold on the cheap. Between March 2001 and April 2012, the price of gold never fell for 3 months in succession. So expecting “two months max” made for […]

Another Reason To Avoid Precious Metal ETFs—Complex Tax Reporting

Another Reason To Avoid Precious Metal ETFs—Complex Tax Reporting

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com I have previously expressed concerns about owning precious metals exchange traded funds (ETFs) because of the possibility that some of the assets have multiple claims of ownership.  Now that we are past the deadline for filing taxes, precious metals ETF investors have learned the […]

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 […]

Useless Gold Overtakes Platinum

Useless Gold Overtakes Platinum

It’s more than “interesting” that platinum prices are lagging gold… Indeed, a trader “could have made a lot of money buying platinum and selling gold since Lehman Brothers,” as Philip Klapwijk, executive chairman of GFMS said Wednesday, taking analyst questions after launching the precious-metals consultancy’s new Gold Survey 2012 at Thomson Reuters’ HQ in London. […]

Demand for Physical Gold Grows as Strike Ends in India

Demand for Physical Gold Grows as Strike Ends in India

Gold “Needs Bigger and Better News” for Support as Stocks Tumble U.S. DOLLAR gold bullion prices fell as low as $1642 an ounce during Tuesday morning’s London trading – though still slightly up on last week’s close following Asian session gains – while stock markets fell and commodities were flat as markets digested last Friday’s […]

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 […]

South Carolina State Treasurer And Others Agree That Gold Price Is Suppressed

South Carolina State Treasurer And Others Agree That Gold Price Is Suppressed

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Some who read my columns object to my statements that a growing number of analysts, investment and hedge fund managers, precious metals commentators, and others in related financial markets have come to the conclusion that the gold and silver market prices are being suppressed […]

Gold Market “To See Little Business” This Week with India Striking and China Closed

Gold Market “To See Little Business” This Week with India Striking and China Closed

London Gold Market Report By Ben Traynor – BullionVault WHOLESALE MARKET prices to buy gold dropped to $1672 an ounce Tuesday lunchtime in London – a 0.7% fall from the previous day’s high – while stocks and commodities traded lower and US Treasury bond prices rose ahead of the release of the latest Federal Reserve policy […]

Persistent Investment Needed to Support Gold as Indian Duty Hike “Kills Imports”

Persistent Investment Needed to Support Gold as Indian Duty Hike “Kills Imports”

The WHOLESALE-MARKET gold price fell beneath last week’s finish on Thursday in London, nearing its second consecutive monthly fall against all major currencies bar the Japanese Yen as US Treasuries rose with the Dollar. Italian and Spanish debt prices fell, pushing interest rates higher. Frankfurt’s stock market fell for the seventh time in 9 sessions. […]

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, […]

Wanted! Bearish Gold Bulls

Wanted! Bearish Gold Bulls

Gold’s bull run is exhausted, apparently. Yet it’s due only a shower, not a bath… SO GOLD BULLS are turning bearish. But not really. “A number of things which would have kept people with an eye on the upside for gold prices have now been neutralized,” says RBS’s Nick Moore, who cut the state-owned UK […]

Gold “Vulnerable” as Treasury Bond Sell-Off Worsens, Indian Demand Revives

Gold “Vulnerable” as Treasury Bond Sell-Off Worsens, Indian Demand Revives

The WHOLESALE-MARKET gold price twice rose within a few cents of $1650 per ounce in London Thursday morning, adding 0.9% from yesterday’s fresh 8-week low as industrial commodities ticked lower again. The price of silver bullion rallied 2.3% to $32.40 per ounce, but remained over 5% down for the week so far, being “very much […]

Gold Buyers “On the Sidelines” Playing “Wait and See” Ahead of FOMC Announcement

Gold Buyers “On the Sidelines” Playing “Wait and See” Ahead of FOMC Announcement

SPOT MARKET gold prices drifted as low as $1694 per ounce Tuesday morning in London – 1.3% down on the week so far – while stocks and commodities rose slightly and US Treasuries dipped ahead of today’s US Federal Reserve interest rate decision. Silver prices fell to $33.43 per ounce – 2.5% down on last […]

The Coin Analyst: Outlook for Precious Metals Still Strong Despite Big Drop on February 29

The Coin Analyst: Outlook for Precious Metals Still Strong Despite Big Drop on February 29

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There are many different ways to try to explain and understand the precious metals markets. Some people focus on short-term vs. long-term factors, while others stress underlying fundamentals. Profit taking also often explains sudden drops like the one on Feb. 29, when gold plunged $70 in an hour. There are […]

The Coin Analyst: Soros, Paulson, and Buffet: How Three Billionaires View Gold

The Coin Analyst: Soros, Paulson, and Buffet: How Three Billionaires View Gold

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Recent news accounts have revealed some interesting information about the precious metals investment perspectives of three of the world’s richest men. Two of them, George Soros and John Paulson, are very bullish on gold, and have put their money where their mouths are, while a third billionaire, Warren Buffet, remains […]

By February 28, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Coin Market and Precious Metals Predictions for 2012 from Long Beach Expo

Coin Market and Precious Metals Predictions for 2012 from Long Beach Expo

Interviewer: David Lisot, Steve Ivy, CEO Heritage Auctions, Christine Karstedt, Executive Vice President, Stacks Bowers, Ian Russell, President, Great Collections Coin Auctions, Robert Harwell, President, Hancock & Harwell, Kathleen Duncan, CEO, Pinnacle Rarities, Michael Brandow, Sales Director, Certified Coin Exchange, Michael Sherman, Vice President, World Operations, PCGS, Joel Rettew, President, Joel Rettew Rare Coin, Larry […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Two Fresh Examples Of Gold Price Suppression

Two Fresh Examples Of Gold Price Suppression

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com As I discussed in my last column, the US government’s suppression of gold prices in years past was done as secretly as possible.  The manipulation of the price was more effective if the public could be tricked into thinking that […]

“Someone” Apparently Trying To Conceal US Government Manipulation Of Gold Market

“Someone” Apparently Trying To Conceal US Government Manipulation Of Gold Market

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Over the past ten years, the Feds have admitted to almost every kind of market rigging including stock prices and interest rates on Treasury debt.  It has also openly subsidized and bailed out banks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the […]

Daily Bullion Market Report 01/23/12

Daily Bullion Market Report 01/23/12

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD The gold rally continues on the outlook for a Greek debt settlement that will allow the EU and IMP to provide an additional 130 Billion Euro (US$168 Billion) in loans. Current Greek bondholders will be taking a 60% plus discount and receive new Greek securities. Demand continues to be […]

Daily Bullion Market Report 01/19/12

Daily Bullion Market Report 01/19/12

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD Over the past 24 hours, gold has been trading in a narrow range. Gold’s low/high spread has been $1,648 to $1,663 per ounce in active global trading. I believe this type of base building is healthy for the market and could last till month end.  The fundamental reasons for […]

The Coin Analyst: Many Experts Expect Precious Metals to Perform Well in 2012, But Prices Will Remain Very Volatile

The Coin Analyst: Many Experts Expect Precious Metals to Perform Well in 2012, But Prices Will Remain Very Volatile

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com One of the purposes of this column is to provide readers with coverage and analysis of the constantly evolving markets for precious metals because those dynamics play such a big role in today’s coin market. After a difficult fourth quarter of 2011 when metals declined sharply, prices have been rebounding […]

By January 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why Has Gold Gone Down?

Why Has Gold Gone Down?

Patrick A. Heller Some people believe that gold will continue to climb in value with no end in sight. Yet at the end of 2011 gold dropped more than $200 from its highest value. Gold expert and writer Patrick Heller shares his perspective of why the price of gold has gone down and whether the […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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