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David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Weekly Wrap Up – December 3, 2020

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Looking into the Crystal Ball for 2021 It's that time of year again. This is when investment firms begin to roll out their forecasts and projections for 2021. Degussa recently unveiled its 2021 outlook report. Their take on gold? Look for gold to climb to $2,500 an ounce by mid-2021, they say. "It appears that the savvy investor has quite some reason to expect that interest rates will remain very low in the foreseeable future, ... >> Read More        
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The Shipwreck that Triggered an Economic Crisis

Rare Coins |
It was September 1857. A 280-foot, wooden-hulled steamer named the S.S.Central America set sail for New York from San Francisco. Known as the Ship of Gold this steamer carried 578 souls and over two tons of gold and coins from San Francisco. Unwittingly, this legendary ship sailed straight into a Category 2 hurricane off the coast of the Carolinas. She took on water fast and the 105 mph winds shredded her sails. Steam pressure fell ... >> Read More        
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The Gold Standard Could Gain New Momentum

Gold, Investment |
With the presidential election results under investigation, gold investors turn their focus to the Senate this week. Judy Shelton, an economic advisor to President Trump, is most famous for her advocacy for a return to the gold standard. And, her long-standing criticisms of the Federal Reserve. This week – there is a historic opportunity for President Trump – to put his personal stamp on the Federal Reserve with his nomination of Judy Shelton to the ... >> Read More        
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Why Investors Are Turning to Alternative Stores of Value

Featured, Gold, Investment, Rare Coins |
With the U.S. dollar index down 10% this year and inflation stirring, it's a great time to diversify investments with blue chip rare gold. A generation ago, it was common to find rare coins, collectible books, art masterpieces and extensive wine collections only in the homes of the wealthy upper class. Today, investor movement toward alternative stores of value has exploded. In fact, middle class investors want in on these smart money tangible investments too ... >> Read More        
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What a Possible Biden Presidency Means for Silver

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The potential win by Democrat Joe Biden ushers in a new era for government policies from taxes to trade to energy. Indeed, Biden's energy platform and priorities would look very different from Trump's. Silver is up 35% this year. Here's why it could go even higher next year. During his campaign, Biden released an ambitious green energy agenda, which if even partially enacted could unleash a new uptrend in the silver market. In recent months, ... >> Read More        
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How a Potential Biden Win Might Impact Gold Investments

Gold, Investment |
It should first be noted that presidents, on their own, are largely unable to push the stock market in any specific direction. Consider a study from the Federal Reserve Board which determined that "neither risk nor return varies significantly across the presidential cycle." Therefore, investors seeking clues about future investment performance over the next four years should widen their perspective beyond the president. They should consider the entire political sphere. If Biden is declared the ... >> Read More        
David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Monday Morning Wrap Up – November 9, 2020

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Gold Soars after Historic Election It was a long week. No matter what side of the political aisle you sit, the markets have an important message for you. Here it is: Investors want to own gold. Indeed, as the election results became clear, gold soared over $100 an ounce over the past seven trading days. Spot gold recently traded above the $1,950 an ounce. Yes, there could still be many more twists and turns on ... >> Read More        
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How The Gold Dollar Emboldened National Identity

Rare Coins |
As the California gold rush introduced more gold into the economy the U.S. Congress resolved to design and issue a gold dollar. The decision, however, was not without detractors. The Mint director at the time, Robert Patterson, was opposed to the idea. When a bill was introduced to support the initiative, some argued that it would lead to problems like counterfeit currency, and confusion with other coins. Others, in favor of the idea, cited benefits ... >> Read More        
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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