Tag: Gold

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 […]

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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 […]

The Coin Analyst: Groundwork for Gold-Backed Reserve Currency is Being Laid

The Coin Analyst: Groundwork for Gold-Backed Reserve Currency is Being Laid

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Traditionally the notion of some new kind of gold standard is an idea that has appealed mainly to conservatives concerned about having a sound currency that does not lose its value over time to inflation. It was not long ago that any discussion of a new gold standard was considered […]

Gold “Alternating Between Up and Down Weeks”, More QE “Appropriate” for US Economy

Gold “Alternating Between Up and Down Weeks”, More QE “Appropriate” for US Economy

By Ben Traynor – BullionVault U.S. DOLLAR gold prices held above $1580 an ounce Monday morning in London – broadly in line with last week’s close – while major European stock markets were broadly flat on the day, with the exception of Spain’s Ibex.   Gold prices ended down last week, falling back below $1600 on Friday, following the […]

Scary Stories And Financial Statistics Indicate Coming Weakness In Paper Assets, Strength In Gold And Silver

Scary Stories And Financial Statistics Indicate Coming Weakness In Paper Assets, Strength In Gold And Silver

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com There are some scary stories and financial statistics that are warning about developing weakness in paper assets and pointing to major strength in gold and silver markets in the near future. For instance, Bloomberg recently reported the latest recommendations of professional Wall Street strategists.  […]

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

The Perth Mint is one of the first three gold refiners in the world to be certified under the internationally recognised Conflict-Free Smelter Program.   Developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the voluntary Conflict-Free Smelter Program provides credible third-party valuation of a smelter’s procurement activities.   Operating one of the largest gold refineries in […]

US Government’s Financial Bluff Is Called

US Government’s Financial Bluff Is Called

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com There was a tremendous amount of news last week that will have long lasting impact on the lives of Americans and people around the world.  Both major US Supreme Court decisions affecting illegal aliens and the 2010 health care law got tremendous press coverage […]

Liquidation Could Send Silver Down to $18

Liquidation Could Send Silver Down to $18

By Ben Traynor – BullionVault  Euro Weakness “Contributing to Gold’s Fall”, Lagarde “Throws the Gauntlet Down” to Merkel WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices traded as low as $1560 an ounce Friday morning, before recovering some ground by lunchtime in London, while European stock markets were also down and commodities were broadly flat. Silver prices meantime sank to a […]

Can Global Financial System Avoid Crashing Before November US Elections?

Can Global Financial System Avoid Crashing Before November US Elections?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com As more people come to realize that “quantitative easing” (which is the current disguise to avoid stating “inflation of the money supply”) is simply a tax increase on everybody, support for this tactic will decline. But this growing opposition to depreciating the value 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, […]

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 […]

Dillon Gage Opens Precious Metals Storage Center in Toronto

Dillon Gage Opens Precious Metals Storage Center in Toronto

New state-of-the-art depository will fill a need in the Canadian market Today, Dallas-based Dillon Gage Metals opened its newest subsidiary, International Depository Services of Canada (IDS) in Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. IDS is Canada’s first, full-service metals depository designed to meet the diverse needs of all precious metal market participants, from commercial entities […]

Mike Fuljenz, Universal Coin & Bullion Win Press Club Awards for Gold Advisories

Mike Fuljenz, Universal Coin & Bullion Win Press Club Awards for Gold Advisories

(Beaumont, Texas) – Michael Fuljenz (www.MikeFuljenz.com), President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas, again has been honored by journalism professionals for his consumer education writings about gold and other precious metals. The Press Club of Southeast Texas presented Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion with a first place Excellence in the Media […]

By June 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100 Years of “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100 Years of “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted collector coins which continue to capture the spirit and excitement of the many milestones and anniversaries Canadians are celebrating in 2012. IT’S A COIN STAMPEDE AS THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF “THE GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH”, THE 25TH […]

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60 Year Reign

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60 Year Reign

As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Struck from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure gold and 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver, these latest releases complete The Perth Mint’s extensive […]

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 […]

London Gold Market Report

London Gold Market Report

Gold Falls Through $1550, “Bulls Misjudged the Dollar” as Euro Crisis Sparks EU Wrangling The U.S. DOLLAR gold price fell further on Wednesday morning, trading at 1-week lows beneath $1550 per ounce as world stock markets dropped and the Euro hit a fresh two-year low amid fresh debt woes in the 17-nation currency union. The […]

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 […]

Potential Tax-Free Profits In Tangible Assets

Potential Tax-Free Profits In Tangible Assets

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com If you invest in paper assets like stocks, bonds, CDs, and currencies and earn income or a profit from them, the Internal Revenue Service wants a cut for the federal government.  Many states and municipalities also want a piece of the proceeds. It doesn’t matter […]

Gold “Testing $1550″ as Stocks Sink, Bund Yields Vanish, Investors Flee Risk for Cash

Gold “Testing $1550″ as Stocks Sink, Bund Yields Vanish, Investors Flee Risk for Cash

The WHOLESALE gold price bounced from a 4-session low at $1552 per ounce Wednesday morning in London, rallying with the Euro currency as world stock markets slumped. The Athens stock market hit a fresh 22-year low, and Wall Street futures pointed 0.7% down, while US Treasuries rose sharply together with Japanese, German and UK bonds. […]

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, […]

QE3 Not Off the Table as Euro Crisis Gives Gold Significant Upside

QE3 Not Off the Table as Euro Crisis Gives Gold Significant Upside

WHOLESALE MARKET spot gold prices hit a 7-session high just below $1600 per ounce in London trade early Monday, before dropping back through last week’s finish at $1593 as European stock markets rose for the first time in two weeks. Spanish and Portuguese bond prices both fell, as did “safe haven” German and US debt. […]

The Jim Kingsland Show with an expert on Gold and Silver

The Jim Kingsland Show with an expert on Gold and Silver

The Jim Kingsland Show with an expert on Gold and Silver Author: Jim Kingsland I chat with co-president Bob Higgins of Certified Assets Management about gold and silver and storing your metals. Interesting Stuff.

Jump in Gold as France Refutes EU Pact

Jump in Gold as France Refutes EU Pact

THE WHOLESALE MARKET gold price jumped at the start of New York trade on Thursday, cutting the week’s previous 3.3% dive to 5-month lows in half as the Euro fell and Eurozone stock markets slumped once again. The gold price touched $1558 per ounce before easing $3 lower. Silver did not follow, failing to break […]

Brazilian Rarities realize respective $138,000 prices to lead Heritage Auctions $8.8+ million World Coin event

Brazilian Rarities realize respective $138,000 prices to lead Heritage Auctions $8.8+ million World Coin event

Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1822-R and Joao VI (as King) gold 6400 Reis 1822-R top the offerings from Heritage at Chicago International Coin Fair event; strength seen across many international offerings DALLAS – Two Brazilian coins – a Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1822-R Coronation Piece and a Joao VI (as King) gold 6400 Reis 1822-R […]

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