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What is “Tail Risk” and Why Does It Matter?

Gold | November 19, 2018

Recently, you’ve probably heard people utter that we are living in “strange times.” They’re right. Last year there were only 8 days in which the S&P 500 experienced a movement of more than 1%. This year the picture is different. The S&P 500 has seen 48 days in which the index moved more than 1%. […]

When the Next Recession Hits, Where Will You Be?

Investment | November 12, 2018

The party is over. After October’s stock market bloodbath, the 6-month win streak for the S&P 500 has officially ended. While you may have already added up the damage to your retirement account after last month’s stock market collapse, here are a few things to keep in mind. October marked the worst month for the […]

As Good As Gold (And 9 Other Gold Quotes We Think You’ll Like)

Gold | November 7, 2018

As Good As Gold (And 9 Other Gold Quotes We Think You’ll Like) Have you ever thought about how much the word gold permeates our everyday language? Charles Dickens wrote the famous phrase “as good as gold” in The Christmas Carol published in 1843. Here’s a few more examples: Silence is golden Pot of gold […]

You Already Own Gold, Now How Do You Get to It?

Gold | November 5, 2018

Thinking of buying gold? You already do and it’s sitting in your pocket. On average, a cell phone consists of approximately .001 troy ounces of gold in its hardware. At today’s prices this amount totals about $1.23. Not much, but we’re only getting started. Your desktop computer has .0025 troy ounces of gold inside totaling […]

Could Palladium Become Worth More Than Gold?

Market News | October 31, 2018

Palladium hit an all-time record high last week, as supply driven concerns propelled the price above the $1,100 an ounce level for the first time. Palladium is used widely in pollution control devices for gasoline powered cars and trucks. Used to manufacture catalytic converters in cars, global demand for palladium has soared amid growing auto […]