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David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Monday Morning Wrap Up: April 20, 2020

A message from David Beahm President and CEO Over the past several years of rising stock prices and economic growth, "market risk" was an abstract concept. The coronavirus, that seemingly emerged out of nowhere in the past few months, changed all that. Risk is no longer an abstract concept for any American today. With face masks now the new normal, so many things about daily life are different. While this may be hard to hear, ... >> Read More        
Why "Saints" Are Special

Why “Saints” Are Special

Market News, Rare Coins |
It is often called one of the most beautiful U.S. coins. For serious collectors, the impressive 1907 High Relief Double Eagle designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is often their first major purchase. For others, this prized $20 gold coin represents an aspirational trophy, which is highly coveted in the numismatics world. What makes this unique coin so special? For starters, the story behind the development of these coins is legendary. Affectionately known as "Saints," these awe-inspiring ... >> Read More        
David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Monday Morning Wrap Up: April 13, 2020

A message from David Beahm President and CEO Crisis Reshapes the Future Black Swan. Nassim Taleb, a professor of risk engineering at New York University, popularized the term: Black Swan. It is defined as a highly improbable event with major consequences. Think back just a few months ago. At the beginning of 2020, the stock market was hitting new all-time highs, the unemployment rate was at a 50-year low, the economy continued to grow in ... >> Read More        
Special Report: The Long Bear Market in Silver - Part Two

Special Report: The Long Bear Market in Silver – Part Two

This is part two of our special report on the long silver bear market. You can read part one of this comprehensive article here. Why Should You Act Now? CPM has an impressive track record with recommendations. They don't come often and when they do they are extremely profitable. CPM’s previous intermediate-term investor recommendation on silver was on 2 May 2011, when silver touched $48.19 and CPM advised selling. The theoretical return from following CPM’s ... >> Read More        
Special Report: The Long Bear Market in Silver - Part One

Special Report: The Long Bear Market in Silver – Part One

Investors big and small, domestic and foreign, piled heartily into gold since the start of the COVID-19 bear market in stocks. Gold is one of the best performing assets classes in the first quarter 2020, yet silver remains depressed. Many investors wonder why. The short answer is that 1) silver reacts more to commodity cycles than gold due to its large industrial demand and 2) investment demand for silver weakened since the 2011 price high ... >> Read More        
David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Monday Morning Wrap Up – April 6, 2020

A message from David Beahm President and CEO Gold Shines: Shelter in the Storm Nearly 90% of Americans are now under some sort of lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic halted daily life as we know it. Businesses are closing left and right as the number of COVID-19 cases are exploding in New York City and other parts of the country as well. Job layoffs are skyrocketing at a faster pace than any time in U.S ... >> Read More        
David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Monday Morning Wrap Up

A message from David Beahm President and CEO Coronavirus Tidal Wave Still Gaining Strength Like a massive tidal wave, the coronavirus continues to splash and hit every aspect of our lives. The tsunami that is COVID-19 is still gaining strength out in the ocean. This wave has not yet fully hit the shores of America yet. Yes, we are seeing early impact waves which have now touched all 50 U.S. states. Yet, we still have ... >> Read More        
Every Action Has a Consequence

Every Action Has a Consequence

Unprecedented times lead to extraordinary measures. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc upon the U.S. economy, the stock market and even the integrity of the financial system itself as lending freezes up. The Fed is attacking this crisis in full force. While the Fed's actions may be necessary, they will have consequences. Let us explain. The Federal Reserve stepped in on Monday with new quantitative easing (QE) measures, like those seen during the 2008-2009 ... >> Read More        
MONDAY MORNING WRAP UP

MONDAY MORNING WRAP UP

Investment, Market News, Research |
A message from David Beahm President and CEO Depression Ahead? The streets are eerily quiet. Traffic jams are non-existent. A record 75 million Americans are under lockdown or shelter in place orders this Monday morning as the government goes all out in the fight against the COVID-19 health crisis. Experts agree this is the worst pandemic facing the world since the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918. Yet, the morning paper is still delivered, the sun ... >> Read More        
Nearly all Financial Analysts Today Agree On One Thing

Zero Hour: Three Reasons to Consider Gold During a Federal Reserve Rate Cut

On Sunday the Federal Reserve cut the benchmark interest rate by one percentage point. The result is a near zero rate representing a new economic reality characterized by diminished confidence and near-term fears. This move is just one of several actions designed to buoy financial support and confidence as global health concerns rise. Less than two weeks ago the Federal Reserve cut rates by half of one percent. Additionally, there are no reserve requirements for ... >> Read More