Tag Archives: gold prices

Unicorn futures

It’s almost that time again — 2016 $50 1-ounce US Gold Buffalo coins go on sale on January 20, 2016. Or at least, that’s when most precious metals dealers will start shipping them. The spot price of gold as I … Continue reading

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Gold: How low can it go?

A couple of recent items provide some insights on what’s driving gold prices these days: “What is the Cost of Mining Gold? ” A great info graphic from Virtual Capitalist analyzing the top 50 mining companies in the world. (Then again, just … Continue reading

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Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s an interesting tidbit about curious happenings in the gold and silver markets, from a recent interview of investment analyst Eric Sprott by Toronto’s The Gold Report: Eric Sprott: This will sound like a conspiracy theory, but unusual things are happening … Continue reading

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In business down in the tropics

Last week I saw an article in MineWeb, “The end of gold cash costs as we know them?”, which noted recent calls for an “all-in sustaining cash cost” measure that “…more fully defines the total costs associated with producing gold. … Continue reading

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Twist and Shout

As anticipated, the Fed today announced plans to burn $40 billion a month, with no end in sight: The Fed said it will buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities per month in an attempt to foster a nascent recovery in the … Continue reading

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Got Gold?

Just the hint that the Fed might start a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) after Friday’s release of weak US unemployment numbers sent gold prices up $40 in as many minutes: Commodities rose broadly on Friday as the dollar … Continue reading

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