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Why the Spectre of Bad Money is Pushing Gold Higher

Gold | July 22, 2019

Gold is up higher than 12% year-to-date. In fact, gold is up 35% since the fourth quarter of 2015. In recent weeks, analysts at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group, and CitiGroup have all upgraded their forecast for gold. Moreover, Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, made headlines in the past few days […]

The Coins Honoring Our Founding Father

Investor Resources | July 18, 2019

“Before there was a nation, before there was a symbol of this young nation — a flag, a constitution, a national seal — there was Washington. Even when in the course of revolutionary events a flag did appear and a Constitution, they did not have a long tradition behind them. But Washington was there, steadying […]

A Man, A Plan, A Coin: The Oregon Trail Commemorative Coin

Market News | July 15, 2019

For many, the Oregon Trail evokes thoughts of untouched terrain, the untamed wild, and new beginnings. The reality was much different. Many lost their lives traveling the 2,170 miles spanning the distance of Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. It is estimated that 20,000 people lie in unmarked graves. The journey was long, and the […]

This is a strange coin

Investor Resources | July 9, 2019

It seems rather conventional at first glance, but then you look at it: is that Lady Liberty wearing a Native American headdress? This coin is as unique as its design. First, it’s an unusual denomination: $3. Second, the reason it was made is more than a little odd. In 1851, the postage rate of a […]

What Are Gold “Macro Factors” And Why Do They Matter?

Gold | July 8, 2019

Year-to-date gold has risen approximately 11% and much of this performance traces back to macro factors. Macro-economic factors are characteristics of the economy that have widespread impact. Put simply, macro factors are the big numbers that we all care about like unemployment, inflation, and national income. Recently, three specific macro factors have driven the value […]