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

At Eric Sprott's urging, we've been monitoring the daily abuse of the Exchange For Physical process since late 2017. However, since late March, the daily totals have fallen off dramatically. Why?
While not the only consideration in forecasting price, it's always important to note the current COMEX contract balance. As the FOMC meets again this week, let's look under the hood to see whether or not positions are at extremes versus...
Back in March and April, a chasm opened between the dollar price of spot gold (XAU) and the front month COMEX futures contract. So-called experts reassured us that this was simply due to "logistics" and "gold being in the wrong place". Was...
One might think that the current madness combined with QE∞ from the global central banks would lead to surging speculator interest in owning and trading COMEX precious metals futures. But the opposite is true. How weird is that?
In the annual forecast that we issued back in January, we wrote that "out-sized gains" would likely be coming for the mining shares in 2020. Well...so far, so good.
After watching front month NYMEX crude oil futures collapse into negative pricing on Monday, you should be sure to consider the possibility of an exact opposite scenario playing out one day soon in COMEX gold futures.
These are dark times for The Bullion Banks. Their Fractional Reserve and Digital Derivative Pricing Scheme is in great peril as refineries, miners, and mints all shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Will these Banks be able...
Just like two weeks ago, premiums are expanding again between the spot price for gold and the front month futures price. It was generally accepted two weeks ago that this was a signal of physical tightness that was soon to be resolved,...
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...
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