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Get over this Psychological Hurdle to Save for Retirement

Investing | April 25, 2019

When you are in your 20s, 30s or even 40s, retirement can seem like a distant reality. That makes it hard to save for retirement. But, in reality, experts suggest you should save 10%, 20% or even 30% of your monthly income toward retirement. Behavioral economists say the biggest obstacle for younger people to save […]

The Strange Story of Hard Time Tokens

Investor Resources | April 23, 2019

If you look at a US coin you expect to find a phrase like “E Pluribus Unum.” However, if you’re lucky you might find a coin in your collection with a more ordinary phrase like “I take the responsibility.” Who would put a depressing message like this on a coin? The answer has something to […]

3 Trends That Underpin Silver in 2019

Investing | April 18, 2019

Recent gains in the stock market have been a bit of a downer for the silver market. After climbing above the $16.25 cent an ounce level in February, silver slid just below the $15.00 an ounce level. Blame it on the stock market. For now, investors have adopted a “risk-on” attitude and have pulled back […]

What China, the IMF, and the Global Economy Tell Us About Gold

Investing | April 15, 2019

Something’s afoot in China. Recently, the country has been on a gold buying spree. Data indicates that The People’s Bank of China increased their gold reserves by 60.62 million ounces in March alone. This figure marks the fourth consecutive month of increased purchases. China is not alone in their fervent gold acquisitions.    In 2018 […]

Paying 50 Cents for a Quarter

Investor Resources | April 11, 2019

What do the world’s first Ferris wheel, a quarter that costs 50 cents and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry have in common? Answer: The 1893 World Columbian Exposition, also known as Chicago’s World Fair. It was the site of the world’s first Ferris wheel. Originally known as the “Chicago Wheel,” the Ferris wheel was […]