Craig Hemke

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.

Articles by Craig Hemke

Very few people understand—or even know of—the opaque COMEX-->LBMA process known as "Exchange Futures For Physical". Even the term is misleading, as there's clearly nothing "physical" about it.
If Comex digital metal prices were back down today solely upon easing war fears, I think we'd all be relieved and fine with it. But when you realize that yesterday's "market" action was simply just the latest act of The Criminal Banks, you...
There has been some revisionist history written lately regarding the gold price smash of September 2011. Since we at TFMR were paying close attention at the time, we are in the unique position of reminding everyone what really happened.
There continue to be all sorts of purported analysts out there who insist that the price of gold is determined through physical supply and demand. These folks cling to the arcane notion that somehow fundamental factors are the key...
After rising together through 2012, the past five years have seen a massive divergence between the total amount of accumulated U.S. government debt and the price of COMEX gold. When, if ever, will we see this correlation reappear?
As we move into 2018, factors pushing gold higher will include political risk in the US, continued geo-political risk and a growing trend toward de-dollarization. We wrote about these themes a few weeks ago and you can find the column here...
Hmmm. I wonder how System Apologists like Moriarty, Christian, Hug and Weiner will try to spin this one? In order to get this information out as quickly as possible, we'll save the price implications for later. But just today I saw this...
Through the first three weeks of 2018, one of the key stories has been the falling US dollar. Expect this trend to continue and even accelerate as we go through the year.
Within this current fractional reserve and derivative pricing system, it’s sometimes easy to anticipate price rallies and slams by observing The Bullion Banks and their practice of increasing and decreasing the total open interest of...
Beginning in late 2016, we began to question what we termed "The Generally Accepted Narrative of 2017". This allowed us to accurately forecast rising precious metal prices last year. For 2018, we will generally rely upon three overriding...

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In 1792 the U.S. Congress adopted a bimetallic standard (gold and silver) for the new nation's currency - with gold valued at $19.30 per troy ounce