Tag: Precious Metals

Be Honest—Why Do You Read My Commentaries?

Be Honest—Why Do You Read My Commentaries?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com What do you do with my commentaries? I have been writing them since 1995, gaining a wider audience as time goes on. Do you merely read them for entertainment? If that’s enough for you, I accept that. Or possibly do you read them to […]

Physical Bullion Demand Giving “No Support”, S&P Downgrades Spanish Banks

Physical Bullion Demand Giving “No Support”, S&P Downgrades Spanish Banks

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices held above $1660 an ounce during Monday’s morning trading London – holding on to gains from last week of 1.1% – while stock markets ticked lower, commodities were broadly flat and US and German government bonds gained as Spain continued to generate headlines. “On the physical front [however] things were […]

The Coin Analyst: There’s More to Gold’s Future Than Quantitative Easing

The Coin Analyst: There’s More to Gold’s Future Than Quantitative Easing

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There is no question that the policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, specifically its role in shaping monetary policy, have a big impact on precious metal markets. The Fed sets short-term interest rates, whereas long-term rates are pegged to the 10-year Treasury bond, which is a function of how […]

Huge “New” Financial Problems Across Europe

Huge “New” Financial Problems Across Europe

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com If you ask the average politician, the financial problems of Europe have supposedly been cured. Oh yeah? If that is true, how come the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the G-20 Group of Nations had to have more emergency meetings in the last few […]

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 […]

Bringing You “The Rest Of The Story”

Bringing You “The Rest Of The Story”

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com I get teased a lot as I present information that is overwhelming of the “doom and gloom” kind. I don’t really mean to come across that way. However, I think it is important that people make decisions for their own financial well-being on the […]

What Is The US Government Trying To Accomplish?

What Is The US Government Trying To Accomplish?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Five years ago, the M2 definition of the US money supply (including coins, currency, checking and savings accounts, CDs and money market funds) was about $7 trillion. At the beginning of 2011, it was near $9 trillion.Today it is approaching $10 trillion. This inflation […]

CPM Group Releases its Gold Yearbook 2012

CPM Group Releases its Gold Yearbook 2012

The much anticipated CPM Group Gold Yearbook 2012 has arrived and once again promises to be a standard reference for both academics and investors as to what is really happening in the precious metals business. Highly recommended : Gold prices continued to rise for the tenth consecutive year, on an annual average basis, during 2011. […]

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 […]

London Gold Market Report – Asian Gold Demand Still Lacking

London Gold Market Report – Asian Gold Demand Still Lacking

Asian Gold Demand “Still Lacking” as Vietnam Bans Monetary Use, India Tightens Import Oversight GOLD and SILVER ticked higher from Wednesday evening’s 3-month lows in London on Thursday, going into the long Easter weekend with gold trading 0.7% higher against the US Dollar. Silver bullion rallied 2.2% from last night’s low, but held one-third below […]

Gold Sinks to 3-Month Low as Fed “Distances Itself” from Further QE Stimulus

Gold Sinks to 3-Month Low as Fed “Distances Itself” from Further QE Stimulus

from Ben Traynor – BullionVault THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price hit its lowest level since early January on Wednesday morning,when it sank to $1622 an ounce ahead of US markets open. Silver prices dropped to $31.76 an ounce – a fall of 1.7% for the week so far, but still just above lastweek’s low. Stocks […]

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 […]

Gold Climbs Above 200-day Average, Bernanke “Dovish Again” while Eurozone “Still Insolvent”

Gold Climbs Above 200-day Average, Bernanke “Dovish Again” while Eurozone “Still Insolvent”

THE SPOT MARKET gold price traded just below $1700 an ounce for most of Tuesday morning in London – over 4% up on its low last week – before heading lower just ahead of the US markets open as the US Dollar regained some of the ground it lost on Monday following comments by Federal […]

Will The March 28 Meeting In New Delhi Torpedo The US Dollar?

Will The March 28 Meeting In New Delhi Torpedo The US Dollar?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com In recent years, when gold and silver prices were knocked down hard, this development was almost always followed by the occurrence or at least the disclosure of events that were horrible news for the US government, economy, or dollar. With the extreme blatant suppression […]

Why Are Bullion Bankers Lying To The Media And Public?

Why Are Bullion Bankers Lying To The Media And Public?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com On February 29, shortly after the massive inflation of the money supply in Europe, the prices of gold and silver were subject to severe price suppression tactics. The best reports I have seen are that at least 225 million ounces of paper silver contracts […]

Will Fed Chair Bernanke Answer These Questions?

Will Fed Chair Bernanke Answer These Questions?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com On March 13, The Federal Reserve issued a statement in conjunction with its periodic meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.  The first sentence reads, “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately.” […]

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 Looking Vulnerable to the Downside as Fed Takes Surprisingly Dovish Stance

Gold Looking Vulnerable to the Downside as Fed Takes Surprisingly Dovish Stance

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices dropped to their lowest level in 8-weeks, hitting $1641 an ounce shortly after US markets opened on Wednesday – 4.4% down on the week so far. Stock markets gained while US Treasury bonds fell, following yesterday’s news that US Federal Reserve policy will remain unchanged this month. The Dollar meantime added […]

CFTC Inaction Harms Farmers And Precious Metals Investors

CFTC Inaction Harms Farmers And Precious Metals Investors

Agriculture is the second largest industry in Michigan. March 14 is Ag Day at the Capitol here in Lansing. In theory, it is a day when politicians learn more about the importance of agriculture to the state and national economy, so that they can make wise public policy. Agriculture is a commodity business as is […]

A Top US Government Priority: Make People Afraid To Own Gold And Silver

A Top US Government Priority: Make People Afraid To Own Gold And Silver

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com As I have said many times, the number one reason to own some physical gold and silver is for insurance against declines in the value of paper assets such as currencies, stocks, and bonds. The price of gold is effectively a report card on […]

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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 →
ALL CHARGES DISMISSED, GOLDLINE ANNOUNCES

ALL CHARGES DISMISSED, GOLDLINE ANNOUNCES

Precious Metals Company Will Continue to Set Standard For Customer Disclosures SANTA MONICA, CA (PRESS RELEASE) – Goldline International Inc., the precious metals leader in customer service and disclosures, today announced an agreement with the Santa Monica City Attorney which dismissed all charges against the company and its employees. Under the agreement, the company agreed […]

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Will Greek Sovereign Debt Default On March 23?

Will Greek Sovereign Debt Default On March 23?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com A standard prudent business practice is to plan for contingencies. Contingencies are future events that might come to pass, but will not necessarily occur. For instance, companies don’t expect physical disasters, but developing recovery plans for such events could pay off tremendously should such […]

Blatant Suppression Of Silver Prices

Blatant Suppression Of Silver Prices

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com One tactic used by the US government, its trading partners, and allies in its effort to hold down the price of gold is to also manipulate the price of silver. Most of the time, gold and silver prices move in […]

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 […]

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