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

With the news now behind us regarding U.S. tariffs and Chinese retaliation, the prices of many commodities were soaring on Tuesday. Many, but not all—with the exception being COMEX gold and COMEX silver. Why?
Even this basic question has been made deliberately opaque by the co-conspirators at the CFTC. Much has been made recently—and rightfully so—of the ongoing extremes being reported within the weekly, CFTC-generated Commitment of Traders...
As the U.S. increases its use of the dollar reserve system as a weapon in its trade wars, the rest of the world responds by accelerating its movement away from dollar hegemony.
Much is being made of the current makeup of the Commitment of Traders report for Comex gold. However, similar historical irregularities are appearing in other assets, too. Thus the question, are The Banks setting the stage for a wildly...
CFTC-generated data for COMEX gold has reached levels normally considered extreme and bullish... but nothing about precious metals trading in the summer of 2018 is "normal". Well, another week has passed and even more important milestones...
Commitment of Traders reports for COMEX gold and silver are back to levels that often precede price bottoms. Could they also be telling us something about the current yuan-gold correlation?
Two weeks ago, we demonstrated that the yuan-dollar exchange rate is now the primary driver of global gold prices. Today, we attempt to decipher some of the important implications of this phenomenon.
It has been a painful start to the summer for gold traders and investors, particularly for yours truly. Though we anticipated the correction that began back in April, we never fully expected it to extend for as long and as deep as it has...
For the reasons we've discussed over the past several years, the U.S. yield curve continues to flatten, with Wednesday seeing new, 11-year low spreads. As you know by now, this has significant long-term implications.
Last week, we updated the incredible surging amount of total COMEX "Exchanges For Physical". Much has changed in the past few days, so with some additional data in hand we thought we should re-visit the topic this week.

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Small amounts of natural gold were found in Spanish caves used by the Paleolithic Man about 40,000 B.C.