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Gold News: Japan Cracks Down on Smuggling

Gold News: Japan Cracks Down on Smuggling

Mike Hammer February 23, 2018 Comments Off on Gold News: Japan Cracks Down on Smuggling

Today in gold news, Japan is apparently serious about cracking down on smuggled gold. According to this report, Japanese customs authorities seized 6.200 kg of gold in 2017.  That translates to a hair over

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Gold Demand: Russia Buys Most Gold In January

Gold Demand: Russia Buys Most Gold In January

Mike Hammer February 22, 2018 Comments Off on Gold Demand: Russia Buys Most Gold In January

Once again Russia topped the list for national gold demand in January,  to their reserves.  That’s not exactly news to gold followers, as Russia has often topped the monthly list in the past few years,

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Gold Prices: Why Isn’t Gold Going Up? Part III

Gold Prices: Why Isn’t Gold Going Up? Part III

Mike Hammer February 21, 2018 Comments Off on Gold Prices: Why Isn’t Gold Going Up? Part III

Anyone following gold prices lately knows it’s been an up-and-down battle.  Gold initially fell with the stock market during the recent dip, looking a lot like people just wanting to get out of everything.

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Gold Prices: Why Isn’t Gold Going Up? Part III

Gold Prices: Why Isn’t Gold Going Up? Part III

Mike Hammer February 21, 2018 Comments Off on Gold Prices: Why Isn’t Gold Going Up? Part III

Anyone following gold prices lately knows it’s been an up-and-down battle.  Gold initially fell with the stock market during the recent dip, looking a lot like people just wanting to get out of everything.

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Stock Sell Off: Is The Fed Responsible?

Stock Sell Off: Is The Fed Responsible?

Mike Hammer February 20, 2018 Comments Off on Stock Sell Off: Is The Fed Responsible?

Speculation and analysis continues to pour in surrounding the question of why the stock market suddenly tanked a few weeks ago. The latest on the stock sell off comes from noted economist John Williams

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The Secret Forces Driving Inflation Higher, in One Chart

The Secret Forces Driving Inflation Higher, in One Chart

Mike Hammer February 19, 2018 Comments Off on The Secret Forces Driving Inflation Higher, in One Chart

The very goods that have kept inflation low since the late 90’s are about to become a whole lot more expensive. As you can see, although critical services like healthcare, college, and childcare have all dramatically

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Gold News: Chinese New Year Raises Sales

Gold News: Chinese New Year Raises Sales

Mike Hammer February 16, 2018 Comments Off on Gold News: Chinese New Year Raises Sales

Yes indeed – Xin Nian Kuai Le!  Today is Chinese New Year which marks the start of Spring Festival.  This is a BIG holiday time in China, when many families take one or two

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Gold Prices: Rising Against a Weak Dollar

Gold Prices: Rising Against a Weak Dollar

Mike Hammer February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Gold Prices: Rising Against a Weak Dollar

The US Dollar dropped big time on Valentine’s Day, continuing recent weakness. Gold prices, which had been overreacting to the downside during the dollar’s recent rise, snapped back.  The dollar, measured by UUP, lost

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Gold Prices: Dipping Due to US Inflation Data

Gold Prices: Dipping Due to US Inflation Data

Mike Hammer February 14, 2018 Comments Off on Gold Prices: Dipping Due to US Inflation Data

Even the great Dennis Gartman was looking for gold prices to rise on the release of US inflation data. It looked like that was the common view; traders drove gold higher Monday and Tuesday. But

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Gold Prices: Shoring Up Ahead Of US Inflation Data

Gold Prices: Shoring Up Ahead Of US Inflation Data

Mike Hammer February 13, 2018 Comments Off on Gold Prices: Shoring Up Ahead Of US Inflation Data

Gold rose and the US Dollar fell ahead of the US consumer data report coming out Wednesday. Some market watchers believe the rise in gold prices is due to short covering ahead of the news.

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