Craig Hemke

Editor & Publisher @ TF Metals Report

Craig HemkeCraig 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

Back in November, we noticed a surge in COMEX gold "Trade at Settlement" volume. This occurred at a time when total contract open interest and price were also rising, and it all preceded a sharp reversal in price two weeks later. This same...
After a disappointing 2021, the new year for precious metals likely holds a return to the bull market gains seen in 2019 and 2020. So welcome to 2022. Yes, 2021 was a lousy year for both COMEX gold and COMEX silver. Both positive negative...
In another incident of deja vu, gold investors everywhere have seen their spirits crushed this week in the same old tired manner The Bullion Banks have employed for decades.
In what has become a steady stream of fines, settlements, and convictions, there was more news this week on the gold price manipulation front as multiple bullion banks reached a settlement regarding their manipulation efforts around the...
By now, it's a fait accompli that the FOMC will announce a QE taper schedule on Wednesday at the conclusion of its November meeting. How the COMEX precious metals react to this news will likely set the course for the remainder of 2021.
Inflation-adjusted interest rates remain sharply negative, yet the COMEX gold price remains down on the year. On a historical basis, this is a very odd divergence, and it sets up an interesting trade as we move toward 2022.
The next update on the U.S. jobs market is due this Friday, and much will be made about whether or not it provides enough evidence for The Fed to begin tapering its current QE program. Of course, our concern is: how will the precious...
As the FOMC meets over the next two days, the markets look to Fed Chairman Powell and ask: "What's it gonna be boy? Yes or no?" And whichever answer Powell provides on Wednesday via his fedlines and press conference will likely determine...
So what did Powell say? Perhaps more importantly, what did he not say? And what happens next? Let's discuss that today and begin to look ahead.
All eyes this week will be on Fed Chairman Powell when he addresses The Fed's annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as whatever Powell says (or doesn't say) about monetary policy will set the tone for the COMEX...
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

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