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.

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Back in April, we first reported upon the surge in the use of "Exchanges For Physical" on the COMEX. We thought we should provide an update today. As a refresher, here's a link to the first report from eight weeks ago:
As we type this on Tuesday the 15th, the price of COMEX Digital Gold is down nearly 2% on the day. This places it under $1,300 per ounce and below its all-important 200-day moving average.
Last week, we discussed the likelihood of another Large Spec washout in COMEX gold and the impact this would have on price in the short term. Today, let's look at this in greater detail.
Just last week, it appeared that a general rally in commodities was underway. Gold, silver, the base metals and crude oil were all soaring. But now, less than one week later, prices are falling sharply. And why? Blame the HFTs that trade...
Very few people understand—or even know of—the opaque COMEX-->LBMA process known as "Exchange Futures For Physical". Even the term is misleading, as there's clearly nothing "physical" about it.
If Comex digital metal prices were back down today solely upon easing war fears, I think we'd all be relieved and fine with it. But when you realize that yesterday's "market" action was simply just the latest act of The Criminal Banks, you...
There has been some revisionist history written lately regarding the gold price smash of September 2011. Since we at TFMR were paying close attention at the time, we are in the unique position of reminding everyone what really happened.
There continue to be all sorts of purported analysts out there who insist that the price of gold is determined through physical supply and demand. These folks cling to the arcane notion that somehow fundamental factors are the key...
After rising together through 2012, the past five years have seen a massive divergence between the total amount of accumulated U.S. government debt and the price of COMEX gold. When, if ever, will we see this correlation reappear?
As we move into 2018, factors pushing gold higher will include political risk in the US, continued geo-political risk and a growing trend toward de-dollarization. We wrote about these themes a few weeks ago and you can find the column here...

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