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The Long and Short of Gold

Gold | October 29, 2018

The Long-Term: The China Connection     Few in the US are familiar with China’s “Belt and Road” initiative, but they should be. The reason: It is the largest infrastructure and trade plan on Earth. The Belt and Road initiative is a long-term project to develop infrastructure throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. The words “belt” […]

How Rising Interest Rates Impact Your Wallet

Market News | October 24, 2018

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates three times in 2018. There could be more rate hikes on the way. Wondering how higher interest rates can impact your wallet? Here’s the short answer. Savers win. Borrowers lose. Higher interest rates can affect Americans in a variety of ways, from simple bank savings and CD accounts to […]

How to Find Your Anchor

Investment | October 22, 2018

This month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided it was less optimistic about future global growth. The members reduced their forecasts for economic expansion worldwide from 3.9% to 3.7%. They had two key reasons for the revision.     First, they explained that trade barriers are increasing and slowing international commerce. Second, they cited uncertainty […]

Interesting Facts about the Mercury Dime

Market News | October 18, 2018

You can purchase a Mercury dime for a few dollars. Yet, some of the most coveted key dates and mint marks are worth north of $25,000. Not bad for a dime. Collectors actively pursue this stunning coin for the exceptional design created by Adolph A. Weinman. The metal content is 90% silver and 10% copper. […]

The Most Important Economic Measurement You’re Not Watching

Investment | October 15, 2018

Recent weeks have left equity investors shaken. A selloff resulted in a 5% loss in the S&P 500 for the month. Until now, equity investors have taken global events, good and bad, in stride. Their confidence was only outpaced by the unstoppable market growth, but something has changed. Many have cited interest rate hikes and […]