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Sneaky COMEX Rule Changes

By Patrick A. Heller The COMEX began trading gold futures contracts shortly after it was again legal for Americans to own gold at the beginning of 1975. An explicit purpose for setting up this gold exchange was to help manage … Continue reading

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Putting Coin Customers First Can Mean Long-Term Profitability

By Patrick A. Heller In my experience as a coin dealer since 1981, putting customers first results in long-term customer patronage. Long-term customers are far more profitable over time than a larger number of one-shot patrons. As I have shared … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: Jan. 10, 2020

From the Dec. 27 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter What is your level of confidence in gold as an investment? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   My level of confidence in gold as an investment is almost … Continue reading

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Gold Hits Third Highest Ever Year-End Price In 2019

By Patrick A. Heller The price of gold closed on the New York COMEX at $1,519.50 on December 31, 2019. That was the highest year-end close since it settled at $1,674.75 at the end of 2012. Here is a list … Continue reading

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Retail Market Survey: Gold is Good

by Patrick A. Heller  Last week, the World Gold Council released a different survey on the retail gold market. A total of 18,000 people were surveyed, 2,000 investors each in Canada, China, Germany, India, Russia, and the United States and … Continue reading

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