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What Research Tells Us About Gold During Downturns

Investment | August 20, 2018

Don’t worry about a financial doomsday, if it comes you’ll be sipping iced tea on the beach. Science proves it. A chain of record-breaking gains in the equity market has made investors nervous. They’re asking “how much longer will this last?” In 2017 the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw 70 record closings. Meanwhile, the S&P […]

When a Gold Giant Throws in the Towel

Gold | August 13, 2018

Barrick Gold Corp is the world’s largest gold producer and they haven’t had a CEO in nearly four years. That’s their second largest problem. The company’s gold production has dropped more than 25 percent since 2013. Production is expected to fall even further. Part of the reason for the drop: Barrick’s Executive Chairman John Thornton […]

The Enduring History of The Clark Gruber Coin

Market News | August 9, 2018

It’s been said that the way to make money during a gold rush is to sell shovels. However, a few clever men decided instead to earn their riches building a mint. In the late 1850s a few lonely gold prospectors discovered 20 troy ounces of gold in the small town of Little Dry Creek. Today […]

The Scary Secret Behind 4.1% Economic Growth

Gold | August 7, 2018

Did you hear? The U.S. economy grew by 4.1% in the second quarter. Should you cheer? Not so fast. The scary secret that few are talking about is the hidden cost of the goosed up economic growth. The massive corporate tax cuts passed in late 2017 are indeed having a short-term impact. Stocks are climbing. […]

Feeling a Bit “Flat”? Here’s Why

Investment | July 30, 2018

Despite surging GDP growth and a strong employment picture, some analysts are starting to feel a little “flat.”   The yield curve is the yield spread between long-term and short-term U.S. Treasury bonds. This graphed line has long been a popular economic indicator. Today, the curve is starting to flatten, and that has some worried. […]