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20 Top Analysts Forecast Gold above $1,400 in 2019

Gold | February 25, 2019

How high could gold climb in 2019? Twenty of the world’s most esteemed precious metals analysts projected a high above $1,400 an ounce for gold in the Forecast 2019 survey published by the London Bullion Market Association. The LBMA, which is a standards setting body for the precious metals industry, polled 30 analysts for its […]

This One Simple Tip Can Make You a Better Investor

Investing | February 20, 2019

In real estate, the mantra for successful investing is “location, location, location.” In financial markets, the mantra is “diversify, diversify, diversify.” What is portfolio diversification exactly? It’s as simple as not putting all your eggs in one basket. Diversification is a proven strategy During the 2008–2009 bear market, many investments lost value at the same […]

How the Flying Eagle Cent Reinvented the Coin

Investor Resources | February 18, 2019

For more than 60 years, the United States minted the large cent. These coins, about the size of a half dollar, consisted of nearly pure copper. They were heavy, cumbersome and falling out of favor for commerce. By the early 1850s the time had come to issue something more practical, the Flying Eagle cent.   […]

Why Collectors Dream of Owning an 1894-S Barber Dime

Investor Resources | February 13, 2019

Barber dimes were minted from 1892 through 1916 and struck at four different mints. In 1894, however, the San Francisco mint struck only 24 Barber dimes, which have become one of the most sought-after, mysterious and prized rarities in U.S. history. Serious collectors can only dream of owning an 1894-S Barber dime. They rarely surface […]

Gold, and Risk-Adjusted Returns

Gold | February 11, 2019

Imagine two investments. After holding both for a period of one year they independently deliver the exact same return. For all intents and purposes, these two investments are the same right? Wrong. They could in fact be very different despite the identical returns. This difference is the risk-adjusted return. A risk-adjusted return is a measurement […]