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Gold Demand Climbs 3% in Third Quarter

Gold | November 13, 2019

Gold demand continues to climb as overall global purchases rose 3% in the third quarter, the World Gold Council reported. Global central banks still show an insatiable appetite for physical gold and have already bought 547.5 tonnes (t) in 2019, which is 12% more than last year’s record level. A massive surge of investment-related gold […]

This Coin Owes Its Origins to the 3 Cent Stamp

Market News | November 11, 2019

In 1851, a U.S. postage stamp cost 3 cents. America was growing fast at this time and the California Gold Rush prompted the development of new U.S. gold coins. The Mint Act of February 21, 1853 authorized a $3 gold coin. The $3 gold coin matched up with an existing 3 cent silver piece, which […]

The Story of Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana Coin

Market News | November 4, 2019

It was October of 1781. US forces had recently defeated the British in Yorktown. The win was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Though it would be nearly two more years until the US claimed victory, many were beginning to see how the war would end bringing a close to more than 8 years […]

What the End of Globalization Means for You

Gold | October 28, 2019

Globalization gets a bad rap. Just like much of economics, globalization is a zero-sum game. There are Winners and Losers American manufacturing workers were losers during the recent wave of globalization. It’s blamed for massive job loss here in America as manufacturers chased cheaper labor opportunities in other parts of the globe. To be fair, […]

Three Truths, And a Lie About Gold

Gold | October 23, 2019

Investors sometimes hesitate when contemplating a gold purchase. They are unsure of about taking the next step because they find commodities confusing. This uncertainty is understandable. Gold is nebulous. It doesn’t trace back to a product, service, or a board of directors. In contrast, stocks and bonds are less opaque. They are the life blood […]