Craig Hemke

Articles by Craig Hemke

Though we just wrote about this last week, Tuesday's "emergency" fed funds rate cut demands that we write this update. Why? Because the bond market action in the hours since foreshadows even more cuts later this month, and this will have...
At the recently completed World Economic Forum in Davos, many interesting stories and headlines emerged. Here's one you may have missed.

In our 2020 forecast, we wrote that you should expect higher gold and silver prices this year due...
Much of the talk surrounding gold thus far in 2020 has focused upon geo-political and pandemic risks. While all of this is relevant to price in the short-term, the discussions being held by the Fed's FOMC this week will have a much more...
Certain precious metals analysts are once again claiming that, soon, the Banks will be "on your side". This isn't true, it hasn't been true and it won't ever be true so long as the fractional reserve and digital derivative pricing scheme...
For nearly three years, we've contended that the price lows of December 2015 constituted a "bear market low" for COMEX Digital Silver. It now appears that this notion is about to be severely tested.

Let's begin as we often do by asking...
Rather than another discussion of charts and COMEX price projections, this week we thought we should point out a physical fundamental that has gone seemingly unnoticed in 2018.

Before we begin, let's be sure to give credit to Louis...
With the open interest in Comex silver blowing out to a new alltime high yesterday, we thought it best to discuss again what this indicates and what it doesn't.

As of yesterday's Comex close, the total open interest in Comex silver is...
There has been a lot of talk lately about the bullish internals of COMEX silver, and rightfully so! The size of the Speculator net short position is the largest in two decades, and this is a decidedly bullish indicator.

Since all of...
Much has been written lately about the size and scope of JPMorgan's COMEX silver vault. We thought we'd add to that conversation today.

First of all, some background.

JPMorgan didn't even have a COMEX silver vault in early 2011. The...
COMEX silver prices are largely unchanged year-to-date, despite a falling U.S. dollar and historically bullish CoT structure. So today we ask, are you ready for the next rally?

If the title of this post sounds familiar, it should. We...

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US silver mining began on a large scale with the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1858.