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Is there an “Optimal” Gold Allocation?

Gold, Investment, Market News |
It is common for investors to ask, “what is the right amount” when considering how to portion their investible cash across numerous assets. This question is especially common among gold investors because there has been an ongoing debate about what percentage of the total should be held in gold to generate the strongest possible return. The problem with this question is that it ignores the possibility that there can, in fact, be several “optimal” allocations ... >> Read More        
Should You Worry About The Future of the U.S. Dollar?

Should You Worry About The Future of the U.S. Dollar?

The U.S. dollar is under fire from multiple fronts – and that increases the importance of investing in tangible assets like gold bullion more than ever before. The U.S. dollar is being devalued at home – by our own government that is printing new money and expanding the money supply at a historic pace. And, it is under threat on the world stage. It's no secret for years China and Russia have been making moves ... >> Read More        
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Gold Jumps to 7-Week High as Inflation Rears its Ugly Head

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Gold climbed to a seven-week high this week – boosted by weakness in the stock market, signs that inflation is emerging in the U.S. and amid strong demand from India and China for physical bullion. The short-term trend turned positive for gold last week as the yellow metal climbed above its 50-day moving average – a bullish investing signal that confirms the end of the recent pullback in gold prices. Short-term gold target Looking higher, ... >> Read More        
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1937-D Buffalo Nickel – 3 Legs

Market News, Rare Coins |
In early 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt made it a priority to update and improve the look of U.S. coinage. However, there were constraints that prevented even the president from getting what he wanted. An earlier 1890 act of Congress made it a requirement that all U.S coins remain in circulation for a minimum of 25 years before they became eligible for a redesign. However, within the verbiage of that act was a path forward for ... >> Read More        
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World’s Largest Memorial to Confederate Leaders

Market News, Rare Coins |
Since the days of the ancient Greeks and the Romans, commemorative coins have been popular as they honored important historical events. The 1925 Stone Mountain Silver Half Dollar is a prime example. America's largest Confederate Memorial is carved 42 feet deep and 400 feet above the ground on the side of a huge granite mountain in Georgia. It features three great Civil War generals: President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J ... >> Read More        
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Maximize Your Finances Ahead of the May 17th IRS Deadline

Investment, Market News |
For two years running now, the IRS gifted taxpayers with extra time to file their income tax returns. You now have until May 17, 2021 to compile your financial documents, complete your tax return and make contributions to 2020 IRA accounts. This extra time offers you a valuable opportunity to review your portfolio and diversification strategy. You probably are familiar with (and most likely already have) a traditional IRA account. This is a useful strategy ... >> Read More        
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How To “Fragilize” an Economy

Gold, Investment, Market News |
The pandemic appears to be in its third, and final act. It is true that the disease will still be in our lives for some time to come. We will face variants, and the possibility of ongoing annual vaccinations. However, the darkest days of contagion are likely behind us. What remains is an economy on the rebound. Many economists are anticipating a strong, and prosperous second half to 2021. As recently as mid-March the Federal ... >> Read More        
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Sports Trading Cards, Whisky, Vintage Cars – Is there a Bubble in the Collectibles Market?

Gold, Investment, Market News, Rare Coins |
Frenzy. Hysteria. Mania. These are some of the words being used to describe the exponential surge in the collectibles market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just this month alone, a football trading card featuring Tom Brady sold for a record $1.3 million. And, Christie's set a record for digital artwork – a breathtaking $69.3 million after bids began at $100. Online auctions for vintage cars, watches and even limited-edition Nike gym shoes and Pokémon climbed to ... >> Read More        
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What “Money-In-Hand” Numbers Mean for Gold

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Americans have accelerated the accumulating of liquid cash more than ever. The M2 money supply, sometimes called the “M2 money stock” is at its highest point in recorded history. Moreover, the figure has risen at a near vertical ascent since the start of 2020. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the M2 “has increased by an astonishing $4 trillion. That’s a one-year increase of 26%—the largest annual percentage increase since 1943.” The M2 money supply ... >> Read More        
The Peculiar Appeal of the Three-Cent Piece

The Peculiar Appeal of the Three-Cent Piece

Market News, Rare Coins |
By 1851, postage rates in the United States dropped from five cents to just three. This decrease complicated issues for most citizens, because payment for mailing a letter could not be made with a single coin. As a result the United States Mint made a decision to issue a new coin with a three-cent denomination, making it easier to pay for postage. The U.S. Mint decided to mint two coins for this purpose. The first ... >> Read More