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How to Incorporate Tangible Assets into Your Estate Plan

As the saying goes, nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. While no one likes to think about their own mortality, developing your estate plan is a loving way to care for your family even after you are gone. If you don't develop your estate plan, state law will decide for you and the results may be very different than you intended. As you develop your estate plan, there are many benefits to ... >> 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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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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Inflation and “Good” Money

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In early societies items like shells, beads and even clay tokens were used as money. Ancient societies then advanced to using precious metals including bronze, gold and silver as the basis for their monetary systems. What defines "good" money? The key element that is essential to good money is something that maintains its purchasing power over time. Whether it’s a shell or a dollar bill, good currencies retain their value against a basket of consumer ... >> Read More        
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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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“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        
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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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“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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