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The 1936 Columbia Silver Half Dollar Commemorative

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An Early Southern Gem After the end of the American Revolution, the state capital of South Carolina – Charleston at the time, was considered vulnerable to attack by sea, and also too far from the magnificent plantations and agricultural lands that were being developed throughout the state. The South Carolina legislature took action. In 1786, they named Columbia, alongside the Congaree River, the new state capital of South Carolina. This made Columbia one of the ... >> Read More        
David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Monday Morning Wrap Up – November 2, 2020

Countdown to Election Day. In a watershed event, Americans will conclude their voting in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election this Tuesday evening. A record number of early voters have already voted. And, the clock is ticking before polls will close on Tuesday evening for good.              What's at stake? The White House, 35 Senate seats and 435 House of Representative seats are on the line. Election officials have widely broadcast that final tallies won't likely ... >> Read More        
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How ESG Initiatives Will Drive the Future of Gold Investing

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The importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues to investors is playing an out-sized role in decision-making today. More individuals and businesses are trying to understand how their actions will impact others. An example of this phenomenon can be found in one of the least expected places: a colony of 25 rare chinchillas. The short-haired chinchilla is an endangered species after being hunted to the brink of extinction. However, what makes this particular colony ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If…” New Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett Rules on Election Challenges

Will Supreme Court Rescue Trump Presidency? A global pandemic, wrenching unemployment and political polarization have created one of the most uncertain presidential election environments in modern history.  In late October, polls show the presidential race tightening between President Trump and Democratic nominee Biden. The president has been casting doubt over mail-in ballots for weeks and the Republicans have been busily filing hundreds of lawsuits across the country designed to limit how mail-in ballots can be ... >> Read More        
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Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 26, 2020

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Trick or treat? Halloween is fast approaching. What spooky surprise might be just around the corner? The nation is on edge. Early voting numbers are through the roof. A record number of 52 million Americans have already cast their ballot in this year's U.S. Presidential Election – and we still have another week to go before Election Day. As Americans stream to the polls, there is another looming threat overhanging credit markets. Two of the ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If…” States are not ready to declare a winner

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It's December: The Nation Is Still Waiting for a Winner Dozens of lawsuits are underway to decide whether or not uncounted mail-in ballots in key battleground states should be counted. It was a rigged election, the Republicans say! So…here we are in early December – and the nation still doesn't know who won the Presidential election in November. Joe Biden won the popular vote easily on Election Day – as the polls predicted he would ... >> Read More        
David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 19, 2020

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Goldman Sachs says sell U.S. dollar, buy silver. Heading into the U.S. election, Goldman Sachs issued new reports over the past week advising its clients to sell the U.S. dollar and to buy silver. “The risks are skewed toward dollar weakness, and we see relatively low odds of the most dollar-positive outcome -- a win by Mr. Trump combined with a meaningful vaccine delay,” Goldman analysts said. A weaker U.S. dollar is a positive signal ... >> Read More        
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Americans Are Socking Away More Than Ever…But Are Their Savings Safe?

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Americans historically have been terrible at saving. The COVID-19 crisis changed that. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis has changed our lives in so many ways, including how much we save. Back in 2013, the American personal savings rate stood at a paltry 3%. That compares to Germany (10%), Australia (11%) and France (15%), according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data. Americans who are still employed in 2020 are saving more during the COVID-19 ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If…” Biden Wins on Election Night…But Trump Prevails After Mail-in Ballot Count

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Rejected Ballots Deliver Win to Trump. It's Election Night 2020. Democratic contender Joe Biden is ahead in the popular vote as of 9 pm ET. Traditional "Blue" states like Washington, Oregon, California, New York and Illinois have been called for Biden. Key battleground states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania with their rich number of Electoral votes are still undecided. Will those states go to Trump or Biden? Americans across the country are glued to ... >> Read More        
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Understanding the Early Ideals of the Nation with the Fugio Cent

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The Fugio cent offers insight into the psychology of the nation in its earliest days. The design was the work of Benjamin Franklin and represents two key ideas that seem to be ever-present is his work and life: dedication to one’s business affairs and an unwavering desire to remain productive. The coin was minted from copper and was developed when the Congress of the Confederation authorized the design. Production lasted for only one year in ... >> Read More