Craig Hemke

Craig Hemke

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.

Articles by Craig Hemke

Oh, boy. Here we go again. It’s the start of a new year, and that means it’s time for another adventure in long term price forecasting. Around here we call it a “macrocast” because we figured out long ago that, in a world dominated by...
So far in 2021, we must have already used that Hemingway-inspired phrase at least a dozen times in these weekly columns. But now, as the investment world is finally beginning to realize that inflation is definitely not "transitory", it's...
Many of the base/industrial metals have been surging of late, and copper appears to be next. What impact, if any, can we eventually expect this to have on the price of COMEX silver?Let's start by recognizing that the ongoing bull market in...
The Fed apologists like to cling to falling lumber prices as proof that the current spate of price inflation is, in fact, "transitory". OK, fine. Lumber prices are back down due to a rush of supply. But what about all the other industrial...
On Twitter earlier this week, someone sent me a note asking if this weekend's events represented "Peak America". I responded that "Peak America" actually came a long time ago. The fall of Afghanistan is just the latest milepost on the way...
Two weeks ago in this space, we brought to your attention a looming and growing problem within the fractional reserve bullion industry. The situation has seemingly gotten more dire in the past few days, so we thought we should write about...
It has been a long ten years, but it seems that the investing world is finally beginning to realize that the globally-recognized prices of gold and silver are managed and manipulated by the Bullion Banks, which operate as market makers...
It has been a long year. Excruciatingly long. But it's nearly over, so we should take stock of the gains we've seen and begin to look ahead to 2021.

As 2020 began, no one outside of the Chinese Communist Party had heard of a novel new...
Next week brings the long-awaited September FOMC meeting. What is said and what is unsaid will have significant impacts on the short-term direction of COMEX gold and silver prices, so let's take some time today to speculate upon what may...
With COMEX gold getting very near new 2020 highs, concern is growing that COMEX silver is not coming along for the ride. Let's give it a few days and then check back.

Let's start with COMEX Digital Gold. Recall that prices surged with...

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