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The New World: A Bustling and Exciting Global Epicenter

Market News | December 26, 2018

Imagine you are an early settler in the New World. How would you transact daily business? The answer is most likely the New York Lion dollar. Long before the U.S. ever coined dollars, the Dutch Lion Daalder, affectionately known by collectors as the “Lion Dollar” reigned king. The New York Lion dollar is America’s first […]

The Fall of Cryptocurrency Shows the Value of What’s Real

Investment | December 24, 2018

The party has ended. The promise that cryptocurrency will change finance and perhaps even the structure of our economy has faded. Within 2018 alone, Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency, has lost more than 70% of its value. This dramatic drop has encouraged many to ask if the very concept of cryptocurrency is doomed. Other cryptocurrencies […]

Fed signals fewer rate hikes in 2019

Investment | December 20, 2018

The winds are changing. The big news out of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting? Fewer interest rate hikes are expected in 2019. Yes. That’s right. The Fed is almost done raising interest rates. And, that is positive for gold prices. On Wednesday, the Fed did nudge interest rates higher by 25 basis points to 2.25-2.50%, a […]

3 Investing Tips for the New Year

Investment | December 19, 2018

The recent stock market collapse has shaken investor confidence. Looking at your retirement portfolio isn’t fun anymore. It’s downright nerve wracking to see how much your 401k balance has eroded just over the past month. Heading into 2019, we outline three investing tips for your consideration. It’s Time To Play Defense After 114 months of […]

1973/74 Aluminum Lincoln Penny

Investor Resources | December 17, 2018

How do you run a successful business? You make sure that costs don’t exceed revenues. However, in a 2014 biennial report to Congress, the U.S. Mint explained that it takes 8.04 cents to make a nickel and 1.66 cents to make a penny. This imbalance between manufacturing costs and face value is a problem. This […]