Tag: Gold markets

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 […]

Gold In Sideways Range Ahead of European Summit

Gold In Sideways Range Ahead of European Summit

WHOLESALE MARKET gold bullion prices dropped below $1570 an ounce during Monday morning’s London session, though they remain broadly in line with where they ended last week, with markets focused on this week’s European leaders’ summit. Gold bullion is now at levels similar to those seen in the second week in May, when gold fell through $1600 […]

This Week’s FOMC Meeting And Associated Market Manipulations Followed The Script

This Week’s FOMC Meeting And Associated Market Manipulations Followed The Script

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Through the long term incompetency of both Republican and Democrat politicians, the US government has backed itself into a financial corner from which there will be no miracle rescue to avoid a catastrophe.  The only uncertainty is how long the politicians will try to […]

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 […]

London Gold Market Report

London Gold Market Report

FOMC “Influencing Gold More Than Eurozone”, Extending Operation Twist “May Not Be Sufficient”, Spanish Borrowing Costs Soar The silver price traded in a tight range just below $29 an ounce – 1.7% up on Monday’s low. Over in India, traditionally the world’s biggest gold buying nation, local press report that the Rupee gold price set a fresh record in Delhi Tuesday, […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The June Doldrums

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The June Doldrums

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics NO DOLDRUMS HERE! We still do not know what happened in May. No one wanted to do anything and there were so few coins around we started to think about other careers. For us, it was the PRE LB purchases of the Large Cents that got people excited and […]

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 […]

Gold: Foreign Central Banks Versus The US Government

Gold: Foreign Central Banks Versus The US Government

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com An important market shift has occurred, as I expected, that now pits a growing number of foreign central banks against the plans of the US government. The US government, including its primary trading partners and a dwindling number of foreign allies, has a strong interest […]

Gold Falls Following “Bernanke Curve Ball”, US “Lacks Credible Fiscal Plan”

Gold Falls Following “Bernanke Curve Ball”, US “Lacks Credible Fiscal Plan”

WHOLESALE MARKET prices for gold bullion hit a low of $1561 an ounce during Friday’s Asian session – 4.8% down on this week’s high – while stocks and commodities also fell this morning and major government bond prices gained. On the currency markets, the Euro dropped back below $1.25 as the Dollar rallied, after Federal […]

More Behind-The-Scenes Positive Prospects For Higher Gold Prices

More Behind-The-Scenes Positive Prospects For Higher Gold Prices

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com While a lot of attention is focused on European debt problems and the US elections, there are a few developments in the works which bode well for higher gold prices in the future. These developments have nothing to do with technical trading signals or […]

The Right Time to Buy Gold

The Right Time to Buy Gold

By Barry Stuppler CoinWeek Content Partner …….. I am proud to say that I have been actively trading Gold since President Ford signed legislation that legalized private Gold coin and bar ownership, which took effect December 31, 1974. During those 37 years the Gold price moved from $103 in August of 1976 to $850 in […]

Toxic Euro Corroding Gold

Toxic Euro Corroding Gold

The Euro has become a very odd, very toxic asset… WHAT’S UP with the gold price? Not a lot. Gold is down, in fact. So is everything else outside the US Dollar and “safe” sovereign debt. “I think what we can expect is a rate cut from the ECB [European Central Bank],” reckons Joachim Fels, […]

The Coin Analyst: Gold and Greece: Latest Developments

The Coin Analyst: Gold and Greece: Latest Developments

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The issue of Greece’s possible exit from the euro and its impact on the European and world economies is weighing heavily on the minds of political leaders and financial experts. As the prospects for that event loom ever larger, markets are in greater turmoil than probably at any time since […]

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. […]

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