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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

If you're a gold investor, then you've likely read of the NSFR of Basel III, which are due to be implemented by the EU-based Banks at the end of this month. Well, here's something else to consider.
Much has been made about The Fed's extensive use of the word "transitory" when describing the current inflationary environment. If you understood why they keep using that word, you'll soon appreciate why all price dips in COMEX gold are...
Five weeks ago, we wrote that sharply negative real interest rates were going to drive prices higher in the weeks ahead, and so far that forecast is playing out as expected. So what happens next? That's the subject this week.
Though we've seen this trick countless times over the years, it never gets less frustrating. However, with a summer rally pending, this latest Bank effort might be instructive.
As we've been reporting for over a year, something radically snapped and changed at the COMEX in March of 2020. To that end, it's time for another update.
Many of us are fed up. We've dealt with the overt Bank price manipulation of the COMEX precious metals for years, if not decades, and we're all ready for it to end. Individually we are powerless to stop it, as The Banks and their captured...
Since August, we've been waiting for a bottom and end of this current consolidation in COMEX gold prices. With the most recent U.S. inflation data, that day may finally be here.
For the past ten years, we've railed against the Bullion Bank fractional reserve and digital derivative pricing scheme. The solution has always been the removal of physical metal from the hands of the Banks and the Mints. Are we finally...
After a tumultuous 2020 for the Bullion Banks, the delivery demand at COMEX has continued unabated in 2021. Are we getting close to "breaking the COMEX"? No, not yet. However, global physical demand is clearly placing a strain on The Banks...
There are many signals we can use in our search for THE bottom in COMEX gold's seven-month consolidation. Let's explore a few of those today.

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