Craig Hemke

Editor & Publisher @ TF Metals Report

Craig Hemke

Our Ask The Expert interviewer Craig Hemke began his career in financial services in 1990 but retired in 2008 to focus on family and entrepreneurial opportunities. Since 2010, he has been the editor and publisher of the TF Metals Report found at TFMetalsReport.com, an online community for precious metal investors.

Craig Hemke Articles

With mines, mints, and refineries closed around the world due to coronavirus, the demand for physical gold has blown through the roof. This has led to some drastic measures by the CME Group, which in turn may have unwittingly sealed the...
If you're a regular reader of these pages, you may recall that we've been documenting the ongoing fraud of "Exchanges For Physical" for the past several years. With trading volumes surging during these turbulent times, EFP use is surging...
Back in 2019, we often wrote of how Fed Chairman Powell was being painted into a policy corner by the bond market. We knew this would force fed fund rate cuts, and it did. And now here we are again in 2020.
As you know, we've been following the palladium story for over two years now. It is very important to understand that this is NOT a speculative, COMEX story. Instead, this is a physical supply story that emanates from London. To that end,...
We've been monitoring and writing about palladium since the price first broke to new all-time highs in 2018. With the chart now seeming to go parabolic—and with misunderstanding and misinformation also at all-time highs—it seemed a great...
The battle continued in 2019, and rarely has the disparity been this sharp. And what do we mean? Well, on one hand, you have real physical gold. This is gold that you store yourself or at a trusted vaulting company. This is gold that you...
The year 2019 unfolded just about as we predicted in our annual look-ahead post entitled "2010+9". And that's nice. But it's all for naught if we fail to correctly forecast where we go from here. With that in mind, here's a first look at...
With just one, holiday-shortened day to go, it appears that Comex gold and silver will actually finish 2019 with "the best annual gains since 2010". That was a bold forecast when we made it back in January. That it has turned out correct...
With the expected price pullback underway, what can we expect for the remainder of the month and into year-end? Will the price action continue to resemble 2010, or will it play out more like 2016 instead?
Wednesday afternoon brings the conclusion of The Fed's latest FOMC meeting, and the remainder of this week brings all sorts of U.S. economic data. All of this will impact gold and silver prices...but in which direction?
Due primarily to the California Gold Rush, San Francisco’s population exploded from 1,000 to 100,000 in only two years.

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