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“What Happens If…” States are not ready to declare a winner

It's December: The Nation Is Still Waiting for a Winner Dozens of lawsuits are underway to decide whether or not uncounted mail-in ballots in key battleground states should be counted. It was a rigged election, the Republicans say! So…here we are in early December – and the nation still doesn't know who won the Presidential election in November. Joe Biden won the popular vote easily on Election Day – as the polls predicted he would ... >> Read More        
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Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 19, 2020

Goldman Sachs says sell U.S. dollar, buy silver. Heading into the U.S. election, Goldman Sachs issued new reports over the past week advising its clients to sell the U.S. dollar and to buy silver. “The risks are skewed toward dollar weakness, and we see relatively low odds of the most dollar-positive outcome -- a win by Mr. Trump combined with a meaningful vaccine delay,” Goldman analysts said. A weaker U.S. dollar is a positive signal ... >> Read More        
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Americans Are Socking Away More Than Ever…But Are Their Savings Safe?

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Americans historically have been terrible at saving. The COVID-19 crisis changed that. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis has changed our lives in so many ways, including how much we save. Back in 2013, the American personal savings rate stood at a paltry 3%. That compares to Germany (10%), Australia (11%) and France (15%), according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data. Americans who are still employed in 2020 are saving more during the COVID-19 ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If…” Biden Wins on Election Night…But Trump Prevails After Mail-in Ballot Count

Rejected Ballots Deliver Win to Trump. It's Election Night 2020. Democratic contender Joe Biden is ahead in the popular vote as of 9 pm ET. Traditional "Blue" states like Washington, Oregon, California, New York and Illinois have been called for Biden. Key battleground states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania with their rich number of Electoral votes are still undecided. Will those states go to Trump or Biden? Americans across the country are glued to ... >> Read More        
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Understanding the Early Ideals of the Nation with the Fugio Cent

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The Fugio cent offers insight into the psychology of the nation in its earliest days. The design was the work of Benjamin Franklin and represents two key ideas that seem to be ever-present is his work and life: dedication to one’s business affairs and an unwavering desire to remain productive. The coin was minted from copper and was developed when the Congress of the Confederation authorized the design. Production lasted for only one year in ... >> Read More        
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Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 12, 2020

Will we get an October surprise? News events are moving at breakneck speed. In the span of one week: President Trump was hospitalized for COVID-19, released and is now back at home in the White House giving re-election rally speeches. The second presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden was cancelled as Trump declined to participate in a virtual debate. The FBI charged six men with a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If…Trump Wins on Election Night but Biden Prevails After Mail-in Ballot Count”

The Red Mirage…and Blue Shift  It's Election Day 2020. Tensions are high. Alarm bells have been sounding for weeks with President Trump's repeated statements that mail-in ballots are rigged. Polls in recent weeks have shown that Democrats planned to vote by mail at a much higher rate than Republicans. Indeed, in key swing state Wisconsin, a Marquette University poll revealed that 47% of Democrats plan to vote by mail, while just 18% of Republicans do ... >> Read More        
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Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 5, 2020

President Trump hospitalized with COVID-19 infection. Last week President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump became infected with COVID-19. On Friday, the president was moved to Walter Reed Medical Center and received an experimental antibody drug treatment through a "compassionate care use" request made by the biotech company Regeneron. A Sunday press conference with White House doctors said the president "feels well" and that he could be discharged as early as Monday. The U.S. stock ... >> Read More        
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The Wreck of the Brother Jonathan Still Keeps Its Secrets

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On a Sunday morning in 1865, a paddle steamer called the Brother Jonathan departed Crescent City Harbor, California. The ship was the idea of Edward Mills from New York. His original aim was to create a route from New York to Chagres, Panama. This was to be the first of a two-leg trip. After reaching Panama travelers could continue, via another ship from Panama to California, which was attracting people from all over the country ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If….Biden Wins in a Landslide

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Between now and Election Day, we present to you an in-depth Blanchard exclusive Presidential Election series. Please join us each week as we cover six hypothetical scenarios and detail potential outcomes for the economy, geopolitics, the stock market and precious metals if these scenarios unfold. We invite your comments, questions and insights below in this interactive event. Read Part 1 here: “What happens if….” Trump Wins in a Landslide The Blue Sweep Election Day 2020 ... >> Read More