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Has the Mighty U.S. Dollar Peaked?

Gold, Investment, Market News |
In the world of professional sports, after years of stellar performance commentators might say a talented athletic star has peaked. From there, it's a slow gradual decline. Sure, the professional athlete might show a few flashes of the previous greatness – but overall the trend points down. The previous raw talent, incredible moves and confident success of the aging athlete is diminishing – right before your eyes. Perhaps the athlete will retire from sports gracefully ... >> Read More        
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Special Report Part 2: What the Biden Tax Plan Means for You

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Say Goodbye to Retirement Account Deductions There are potentially sweeping tax law reforms coming. These adjustments will primarily impact high-income Americans. There is a short window of time where you can prepare for the coming changes. Notably, you can use increased allocations in gold bullion and rare coins to protect and preserve your family's wealth. A significant change will be the elimination of the retirement account deduction. If you currently enjoy deducting up to $26,000 ... >> Read More        
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Forecasting a Commodity Super Cycle

Gold, Investment, Market News |
In recent months speculative investments have commanded the headlines. Bitcoin, GameStop, EV manufacturers, and SPACs have all garnered interest from investors. Many of these investments present the opportunity for high returns, but with considerable risk and volatility. As the fervor surrounding these investments has grown, investors seem to have forgotten older, more traditional investments like commodities. Today, they are starting to remember. Some are beginning to forecast a commodities super cycle which is a long-term ... >> Read More        
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1807 Draped Bust Quarter Eagle

Market News, Rare Coins |
In many ways, the first dollar coin issued by the U.S. – the Flowing Hair Dollar - was a failure. The uninspired design was criticized by many and, as a result, the coin was only minted in 1794 and 1795. When the U.S. Mint prepared to replace the design with something new they were determined to get it right. What followed was the creation of the Draped Bust coin. The designers had certain parameters when ... >> Read More        
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Special Report: What the Biden Tax Plan Means for You

[Editor's note: It's hard to know what to believe in today's environment. From cable news networks, to talk radio show to internet news sites – where do you get the facts? That's why we did the research. And that's why we are delivering tax facts in this special report – about what President Biden's proposed tax changes could mean for you. Using sources like the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Foundation, the nation's leading ... >> Read More        
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What Does it Cost to Win in the Market Today?

Gold, Investment, Market News |
In recent months retail investors have learned that the cost of winning is higher than it has ever been. The battle between hedge funds and retail investors has taken a toll on both sides costing billions and leaving many exhausted. By the end of the week each group was left distraught. The fervor around GameStop offers many lessons. The most important of these lessons is this: things are not what they seem. Savvy investors who ... >> Read More        
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Blanchard Senior Portfolio Manager Separates Silver Facts from Fiction

The investing world spotlight shifted to silver this week. The same group of Internet day traders that drove GameStop dramatically higher in January turned their focus to silver. While the online message boards touted silver ETFs at first, the news triggered a rush into the physical silver market. The U.S. Mint’s silver coin sales jumped 24% to 4.775 million ounces last month – that was the highest for a January since 2017. Several U.S. major ... >> Read More        
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The Odd Couple – Monroe Half Dollar

Market News, Rare Coins |
What do Hollywood movie studios and the foreign policy declaration by President James Monroe, known as the Monroe Doctrine, have in common? No doubt it's an odd pairing. The answer is – a 1923 commemorative silver half dollar. In the early 1920s, scandals were tarnishing the reputation of the motion picture industry.  Within a span of a few months, actor Wallace Reid died from a drug overdose, director William Desmond Taylor was murdered under mysterious ... >> Read More        
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Regulators Are Paying Attention to Bitcoin

Featured, Gold, Investment, Market News |
You bought Bitcoin because it was private. Now you have to check a box on page one of your IRS tax forms and show the government you have holdings. What’s next from regulators? Well, it turns out that central banks are going to create their own digital currencies! And not use Bitcoin. Yes it's true. In recent months central banks have become increasingly engaged in digital currencies. They know they run the risk of becoming ... >> Read More        
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4 Lessons from 2020

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Looking back on 2020 – it was an unprecedented year in so many ways. Yet, in other ways, we saw recurring themes that we've seen throughout history. Black Swan Events Can Happen Anytime Rewind 12 month ago – back to early 2020 – the economy was strong and the stock market was climbing. Sure we'd heard about this virus in China – but we had no idea what kind of health, economic and financial carnage ... >> Read More