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.

Craig Hemke Articles

As global interest plummets to historically negative levels—and as the U.S. bond market reveals a deeply inverted yield curve—it's time again to assess what all of this means for the precious metals investor.
Last week we wrote about how The Bullion Banks manage price through COMEX contract issuance. This week, let's take that one step further to see if recent history provides any context for where we are at present in this current bull market...
A few years ago, we wrote the salient article on the subject of derivative supply and demand on Comex. Given the recent price breakout and sentiment change, it's likely a good idea to re-visit this topic today. 
While it may seem repetitive to do so, it's time to remind you again of where we are and where we're headed. For your part, you can either continue to whine and complain about the central bank delusions of 2013-2018 or you can climb aboard...
With 2019 progressing along the path of our 2010+9 thesis, and with the next FOMC meeting slated for next week, we thought this week would be an excellent time to update the charts and begin to look ahead to the back half of the year.
That this is even a question reveals the intellectual laziness of those who ask. However, since this is coming up with regularity again, here's another post on the subject. First, a summary of recent admissions and convictions against The...
On several occasions since late 2018, we've written about the current similarities to 2010. This "2010 9" theory became our theme for 2019, and we wrote about it here:
Six years ago this week, COMEX gold and silver prices were deliberately smashed in order to take out critical support levels that had held since 2011. Ergo, the parallels to present day circumstances are obvious and must be fully...
It's hard to believe, but the year 2019 is already about 15% in the books. So, with two months behind us, perhaps it's a good time to check in, assess what we've accomplished thus far in COMEX gold and silver, and then look ahead to what's...
Over the past few months, we've written frequently about palladium and the threat it poses to The Banks' Fractional Reserve and Digital Derivative Pricing Scheme. As palladium prices are continuing to rise, we thought it best to explain...

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