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Gold as an Investment in 2020

Gold | December 9, 2019

Investors are starting to think about the start of a new decade. They have reason to question the future. Consider a recent move by Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. The company has placed a $1 billion bet that markets around the world will decline by March of 2020.   The bet comes at […]

A New Century, New Coinage: The 1830 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Market News | December 5, 2019

1807: It was a new century, and it was time for a new coinage. Who better to design our fledgling nation’s new coins than an immigrant to America? John Reich was born in Bavaria and learned engraving from his father, who taught him how to make medals. After Reich moved to the U.S., his work […]

Why Rational Investors Are Buying Gold

Gold | December 3, 2019

Gold is up nearly 20% this year as investors pile into the precious metal for safety amid geopolitical uncertainty and trade war woes. Rational investors are buying gold for good reason. Many stock investors may be tripping over a psychological investing pitfall known as the Endowment Effect. This is a proven cognitive bias in which […]

Gold as an Investment in 2020

Gold | November 25, 2019

Investors are starting to think about the start of a new decade. They have reason to question the future. Consider a recent move by Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. The company has placed a $1 billion bet that markets around the world will decline by March of 2020. The bet comes at a […]

The GVXX Index and What it Means in a “Mad” World

Gold | November 18, 2019

Investment analysts often discuss volatility. They examine the frequency of fluctuations in asset prices to determine how fickle the market is at any given time. To measure this fickleness, analysts use the VIX Volatility Index, also known as the “Fear Index”. The analogous to this for gold is the GVXX. The GVXX gives investors a […]