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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, an online community for precious metal investors.

Craig Hemke Articles

The month of March has been a wild one for the COMEX digital metals, and despite the war in Ukraine, this is not unusual. But soon we'll turn our attention to April, and we'll wait to see if a renewed rally toward $2000 gold is forthcoming.
Back in November, we noticed a new trick being employed to manage and manipulate the COMEX gold price into month-end expirations. Here's an update and explanation of why and how this is occurring.
As anyone who has watched the precious metals for any amount of time will tell you, price rallies on geopolitical concerns rarely hold. The same might be true today. However, do not make the mistake of thinking that the current rally in...
There's a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation floating regarding rising interest rates and gold prices. Let's take some time today to try to clear things up.
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 melting point of gold is 1337.33 K (1064.18 °C, 1947.52 °F).

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