Tag: Gold

The US Government’s Plans To Stick It To The American People In 2013

The US Government’s Plans To Stick It To The American People In 2013

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com As we come to the end of the calendar year, it is good to do an overall synopsis of what the US government will unleash on the American people in the coming year. No matter the temporary wrangling in Washington over the “fiscal cliff,” the […]

Gold Confiscation: Lessons from the 20th Century

Gold Confiscation: Lessons from the 20th Century

Three nasty examples of how people lost the gold they owned… TODAY’S chatter in the trading rooms says some gold owners fear a punitive US tax hike in New Year 2013, with the Obama government targeting precious-metal investors. Hence this month’s sell-off (or so the tittle-tattle says) – akin to the move by Japanese households […]

By December 10, 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 →
Euro Holding Gains Despite France Downgrade, Indian Banks Banned from Lending for Gold Purchases

Euro Holding Gains Despite France Downgrade, Indian Banks Banned from Lending for Gold Purchases

SPOT MARKET prices for buying gold traded above $1730 an ounce throughout Tuesday morning in London, up 1% for the week so far, while the Euro also held onto gains made yesterday despite news that a second ratings agency this year has downgraded France. Gold rose by more than $20 during Monday’s trading, following reports that a deal […]

By November 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Consider “Gifting” Your Precious Metals Investments To Heirs Says Dillon Gage Metals

Consider “Gifting” Your Precious Metals Investments To Heirs Says Dillon Gage Metals

Gifts are a way to avoid inheritance and estate taxes legally Estate taxes can eat up the value of everything you’ve worked hard to accumulate, leaving your heirs with less than you anticipated. This is particularly true in the case of precious metal because taxes on the exchange of precious metals are higher than on […]

Goldline Offers Uncirculated Gold Coin Commemorating American-Australian Alliance During WWII

Goldline Offers Uncirculated Gold Coin Commemorating American-Australian Alliance During WWII

1/10th Ounce Gold Coin From The Perth Mint Available Exclusively From Goldline  Santa Monica, CA – November 5, 2012 – Goldline International is the exclusive dealer for the Perth Mint’s limited production tenth-ounce gold bullion coin commemorating the American-Australian alliance during World War II. Over 1 million American service personnel passed through Australia as the […]

By November 6, 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 →
ROYAL CANADIAN MINT DELIVERS A BOUNTY OF NEW COLLECTOR COINS

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT DELIVERS A BOUNTY OF NEW COLLECTOR COINS

Ottawa, Ontario, As its reputation for expanding the variety and creativity of coin manufacturing keeps growing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to present its customers with a bountiful array of new collector coins. Its latest product release includes fine silver tributes to Canadian historical figures such as War of 1812 hero Major-General Sir Isaac […]

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 →
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 →
The Coin Analyst: GOP Platform Calls for New Gold Standard Commission

The Coin Analyst: GOP Platform Calls for New Gold Standard Commission

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Republicans, or at least many of their political leaders, just can’t seem to get enough of the gold standard. Marsha Blackburn, a GOP representative from Tennessee, told the Financial Times recently that Republicans agree on the idea, and that the House recently passed a bill on it.  She believes it “is something we think needs […]

By September 6, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Talks about Precious Metals, Depositories, Refining, and IRA Accounts

Dillon Gage Talks about Precious Metals, Depositories, Refining, and IRA Accounts

Terry Hanlon, President, Dillon Gage, Interviewer: David Lisot Some of the larger companies in the numismatic trade are involved in many different levels of the market. Dillon Gage president Terry Hanlon talks about his companies integration of the sale and storage of precious metals as well as their inclusion in IRA investment accounts. Video Runtime: […]

By September 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Gold And Silver—I Told You So!

Gold And Silver—I Told You So!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com In my radio program six days ago, I warned listeners to expect the prices of gold and silver to be clobbered late last Thursday and early Friday morning up to the time that Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke made his remarks at the Federal […]

Jackson Hole Puts Gold on Hold, But New US Money-Printing “Not Yet Priced In”

Jackson Hole Puts Gold on Hold, But New US Money-Printing “Not Yet Priced In”

WHOLESALE-MARKET prices to buy gold retreated Thursday morning in London, ticking back towards yesterday’s 1-week low at $1653 per ounce as world stock markets also fell. Prices for silver bullion held steadier, trading just 10¢ below Monday’s start at $30.70 per ounce. The US Dollar ticked lower against the Euro and Sterling on the currency […]

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 […]

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 FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) believe further monetary easing is warranted soon unless the economy improves substantially. This suggests that the Fed is likely to launch […]

Gold Prices Tend to Rise after a U.S. Presidential Election

Gold Prices Tend to Rise after a U.S. Presidential Election

This may be a good time to invest in American Eagles and other coins Addison, TX — Aug 22, 2012 /– Gold prices generally languish in a year leading up to a U.S. presidential election. For one thing, the incumbent tries to keep the public focused on any positive economic news, and that isn’t good […]

Gold’s performance reflects continued challenging economic climate

Gold’s performance reflects continued challenging economic climate

Global gold demand in Q2 2012 was 990.0 tonnes (t), down 7% from the 1,065.8t in Q2 2011 according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report. This dip in demand was partly due to the comparison with exceptional demand last year, and also reflects the challenging global economic climate. In this context, gold […]

Newly Emphasized Gold And Silver Price Suppression Tactic Unleashed

Newly Emphasized Gold And Silver Price Suppression Tactic Unleashed

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com There are a wide variety of tactics whereby gold and silver prices could be suppressed. Perhaps the most frequently used method over the years has been for central banks to dump their physical gold reserves onto the market through the use of leases. By […]

“Hotel Buyer” Scams Bring Federal, State, and Local Criminal Charges

“Hotel Buyer” Scams Bring Federal, State, and Local Criminal Charges

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com On Tuesday morning, CBS News reported on the cessation of operations by THR Associates, which ran perhaps the largest “hotel buyer” operation in the US over the past few years.  To view the story, Click Here. In an earlier report in May about this […]

Bullion Market “Marking Time” Until Federal Reserve Symposium, Euro Currency “Does Not Need Saving”

Bullion Market “Marking Time” Until Federal Reserve Symposium, Euro Currency “Does Not Need Saving”

U.S. DOLLAR gold prices traded slightly lower Friday morning in London, hovering around $1610 an ounce for most of the session, as stock markets also edged lower and US Treasuries gained, after trade data from China provided further signs of economic slowdown. China’s trade surplus fell by 20% month-on-month in July, with both import and export growth […]

Gold Seeks “Foothold Above $1600″, China Stimulus “Likely to be Positive for Gold”

Gold Seeks “Foothold Above $1600″, China Stimulus “Likely to be Positive for Gold”

London Gold Market Report from Ben Traynor BullionVault Thursday 9 August 2012 WHOLESALE MARKET prices to buy gold bullion hovered in a tight range around $1615 an ounce for much of Thursday morning in London – marginally above where they started the week – before dipping slightly around lunchtime, while stock markets also edged lower following gains earlier […]

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 […]

The Overlooked Fractional Gold Option

The Overlooked Fractional Gold Option

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… With gold parked well above $1550 an ounce, the option of buying pre-1933 $20 gold pieces or one-ounce gold Eagles or Maple Leafs is an impossible dream for some precious metals investors. Even if price isn’t an issue, there is another reason for avoiding larger hunks of the yellow […]

By July 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
GATA Files New Freedom Of Information Act Document Requests

GATA Files New Freedom Of Information Act Document Requests

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com In 2007 and again in 2009, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), whose website is http://www.gata.org, filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the US Treasury and Federal Reserve seeking documents related to gold swaps going back to 1990. In response, a modest quantity […]

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

As prices rose, gold use gave way to silver years ago Olympic medals use a lot of metal but these days the gold medal is mostly silver. The silver medal is sterling silver while the bronze is largely copper. The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago […]

Huge Physical Gold Shortage Looms

Huge Physical Gold Shortage Looms

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com A number of so-called experts are proclaiming that gold’s price is in a bubble that has burst.  However, actual market activity signals that demand for physical gold is draining available supplies. In the first five months of 2012, at least 315 tons (10.1 million […]

Dollar Danger Threatens Gold –  Euro Hits 2-Yr Low

Dollar Danger Threatens Gold – Euro Hits 2-Yr Low

WHOLESALE gold bullion prices fell to $1569 an ounce during Monday morning’s London trading – 0.9% off Friday’s close – as stocks, commodities and the Euro also traded lower and US Treasuries gained, following news that two Spanish regions plan to ask for bailouts. Silver bullion fell to $26.88 an ounce – a 1.9% drop on where it […]

Free Coinflation.com iPhone™ App Gives Instant Melt Values of Silver  and Gold Collectibles and Jewelry

Free Coinflation.com iPhone™ App Gives Instant Melt Values of Silver and Gold Collectibles and Jewelry

(Santa Ana, California) — Using any iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod™, you can now instantly find the intrinsic melt values of gold, silver and base metal U.S. coins, jewelry and scrap metal with the new, free Coinflation.com application available from the Apple iTunes™ App Store at itunes.com/apps/Coinflation. “Since its launch in 2004, Coinflation.com has grown into […]

From Robert Bateman to the Group of Seven, Canada Comes Alive on New Royal Canadian Mint Coins

From Robert Bateman to the Group of Seven, Canada Comes Alive on New Royal Canadian Mint Coins

Addition of Canadian Coast Guard 50th anniversary and War of 1812 themes blends history with the celebration of our natural and cultural heritage Ottawa, Ontario, July 16, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce a summer blockbuster of new coins featuring an abundance of themes and designs capturing Canada’s wealth of national […]

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