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Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 12, 2020

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Will we get an October surprise? News events are moving at breakneck speed. In the span of one week: President Trump was hospitalized for COVID-19, released and is now back at home in the White House giving re-election rally speeches. The second presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden was cancelled as Trump declined to participate in a virtual debate. The FBI charged six men with a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If…Trump Wins on Election Night but Biden Prevails After Mail-in Ballot Count”

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The Red Mirage…and Blue Shift  It's Election Day 2020. Tensions are high. Alarm bells have been sounding for weeks with President Trump's repeated statements that mail-in ballots are rigged. Polls in recent weeks have shown that Democrats planned to vote by mail at a much higher rate than Republicans. Indeed, in key swing state Wisconsin, a Marquette University poll revealed that 47% of Democrats plan to vote by mail, while just 18% of Republicans do ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If….Biden Wins in a Landslide

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Between now and Election Day, we present to you an in-depth Blanchard exclusive Presidential Election series. Please join us each week as we cover six hypothetical scenarios and detail potential outcomes for the economy, geopolitics, the stock market and precious metals if these scenarios unfold. We invite your comments, questions and insights below in this interactive event. Read Part 1 here: “What happens if….” Trump Wins in a Landslide The Blue Sweep Election Day 2020 ... >> Read More        
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“What happens if….” Trump Wins in a Landslide

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Over the next six weeks, we present to you an in-depth Blanchard exclusive Presidential Election series. Please join us each week as we cover six hypothetical scenarios and detail potential outcomes for the economy, geopolitics, the stock market and precious metals if these scenarios unfold. We invite your comments, questions and insights below in this interactive event. Trump Sweeps! It's election night November 3, 2020. Millions of Americans are anxiously glued to their television sets ... >> Read More        
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When San Francisco Welcomed the World

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In 1915, San Francisco welcomed the world to host the Panama Pacific International Exposition – a mere nine years after the city had been devastated by a deadly 7.9 magnitude earthquake. The exposition celebrated the successful completion of the Panama Canal (linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans), a major American achievement of that time – and underscored the United States prominent new leadership role on the world stage. The ability of San Francisco to recover ... >> Read More        
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Gold and The Monte Carlo Simulation

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How do you plan for uncertainty? This question has plagued investors since the beginning of time. Moreover, it is an inherent challenge for most people attempting to build their long-term wealth because outpacing inflation means making your money grow with equities, bonds, or commodities, all of which represent levels of uncertainty. The problem, however, is more specific than mere uncertainty. After all, investors expect occasional drops in the value of their assets. The serious problem ... >> Read More        
David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Weekly Wrap Up – September 8, 2020

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The origins of Labor Day may surprise you. For many Americans, Labor Day marks a day off from work –  a traditional end of summer rite of passage marked by backyard barbecues, street parades (pre-pandemic of course), parties and fireworks. As we witness history in 2020 unfold, with new protests this weekend at the Kentucky Derby and elsewhere, we offer perspective to reflect back on what was occurring in our nation just over 125 years ... >> Read More        
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What’s Next for Silver’s Meteoric Rally in 2020

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Silver defied gravity in 2020 – outperforming even gold – during this historic rush into precious metals. Getting a late start to the precious metals rally is not unusual historically, according to well-respected independent commodities research firm – CPM Group, founded in 1986 via a management acquisition of the Commodities Research Group at Goldman Sachs. After trading as low as $12.13 an ounce in March, the silver rally gained tremendous steam in the summer months, ... >> Read More        
David Beahm Blanchard CEO

Monday Morning Wrap Up – August 10, 2020

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That didn't take long. As the historic precious metals rally in 2020 continues, gold hit a major milestone last week at the $2,000 per ounce level – and kept on going! Spot gold traded as high as $2,059.90 last week as the coronavirus pandemic created the perfect playbook for gold and silver to perform strongly. Global central banks and governments continue to flood the economy with stimulus and cash which has lifted demand for tangible ... >> Read More        
Could Covid Kill the Penny?

Could Covid Kill the Penny?

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See a penny pick it up –and all day you'll have good luck! Remember that old rhyme? It could become a relic – along with the penny if some cost cutters get their way. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a nationwide coin shortage. Shoppers are relying on debit and credit cards to avoid touching cash, which can carry germs, but that's left parts of the nation short on spare change. Here's what the Federal Reserve ... >> Read More        
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