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Lessons from the Japanese Stock Market Crash

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On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1.72%, marking its biggest one-day drop since October. While the market bounced back Tuesday, stock market breadth has been declining, which is a warning signal that a correction may be near. Wall Street defines a stock market "pullback" as a retreat of 5-10% and is a short-term dip. A "correction" phase is more serious and is defined as a 10-20% retreat from the recent high and can ... >> Read More        
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Why Do Central Banks Intend to Increase Gold Reserves in the Next 12 Months?

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A 2021 Central Bank Gold Reserves survey concluded that 21% of central banks plan to increase their gold reserves over the next 12 months. The question is why. The one-word answer: uncertainty. The same body of research found that 84% of the respondents cited uncertainty arising from the post-COVID recovery as a major influence over their decision to bolster their gold holdings. Interestingly, 52% of the survey participants indicated that they think global central banks ... >> Read More        
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Private Equity Firm Purchase Unleashes New Chapter in Rare Coin Market

Breaking news. Just a few days ago, Blackstone, one of the world's largest investment firms, acquired a majority stake in the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG). No small potatoes, this deal was valued at more than $500 million. Who is CCG, you might ask? And, what does this mean for rare coin investors? Let us explain. Founded in 1987, CCG provides independent certification on the value of collectibles such as rare coins, comic books, trading cards, ... >> Read More        
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The Gold – U.S. Dollar Connection

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Investing in gold may have felt like a roller coaster ride this year. Gold began 2021 just above the $1,900 an ounce level. Then, gold retreated to around $1,680 in late March. By late May, gold prices surged back above $1,900 an ounce. Recently, gold dipped to about $1,800 an ounce. The price of gold is influenced by many factors. Key drivers of gold include interest rates, inflation, the amount of U.S. dollars in circulation ... >> Read More        
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What Investors Can Learn from the 1970’s Runaway Inflation

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Every time you flip on the TV, read an article or listen to a radio show – there's more news about inflation. What is inflation exactly? The simple definition is – inflation occurs when demand exceeds supply in an economy. Are we seeing that now? Yes, indeed. Easy Federal Reserve monetary policies, exploding money supply growth and massive government spending are helping to push consumer prices higher. That leaves consumers chasing after fewer goods and ... >> Read More        
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Estate Planning Part Two: Leaving your Legacy and Liquidation with Rare Coins and Bullion

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There are four major benefits to including rare coins and bullion in your estate plan: Private transfer with little to no paperwork. Diversification with steadily appreciating assets. It's personal – your legacy. Simple liquidation process. Yesterday,  we explored the first two benefits in this article on estate planning. Today, we'll explore the impact and memories you can leave to your loved ones when numismatics are part of your estate plan and the tangible assets liquidation ... >> Read More        
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Gold retreats on Fed news

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Don't Expect Lower Gold Prices to Last Long Gold prices tumbled $50 an ounce this afternoon (at the time of writing) after the Federal Reserve announced earlier than expected interest rate hikes. In March, no Fed officials expected interest rate hikes in 2023. Today? The new Fed projections point to two interest rate hikes in 2023. The Fed pointed to hotter inflation and faster economic growth as the reason for the change. The Fed slashed ... >> Read More        
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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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Silver Steals Spotlight

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Gold isn't the only precious metal on a tear lately. Silver surged 19% from its March low into its mid-May high at $28.57 an ounce. What's behind the big move in silver? Concerns over inflation, a declining U.S. dollar and rising industrial demand as the global economy rebounds are sending silver prices higher. In fact, the booming investment demand for physical silver is causing supply disruptions at the U.S. Mint. Here's what the U.S. Mint ... >> Read More        
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Inflation Is Back

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Inflation sped up in April. The stock market is rattled. Gold is climbing. Investors are turning to gold as a hedge against the ever-rising inflation risk. Buyers drove gold to its highest level since early February this week. Gold now trades above $1,880 an ounce. Consumer prices jumped 4.2% last month. That marks the fastest pace since 2008. The recipe for classic inflation exists: too many dollars chasing too few goods. People have money to ... >> Read More