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The History of Money Revolves Around Gold

Gold | August 12, 2019

Money makes the world go round. But, what is money? That $20 bill in your wallet is money. Throughout history, cowrie shells, barley, even peppercorns have been used as money. Do any of these things actually have intrinsic or real value? One could argue no. What gives things like paper money, the $5, $10, and […]

One of the Boldest Campaigns in History

Investor Resources | August 7, 2019

It was one of the boldest campaigns in history: the conquering of the mighty Inca Empire. And who led it? An illiterate man born in poverty, the illegitimate son of a soldier and a servant. What drove him and his men was an insatiable desire for gold. The Incas called gold “the tears wept by […]

The Three Factors Influencing Gold Now

Gold | August 5, 2019

As we make our way through the second half of 2019 several factors are influencing gold. The World Gold Council has reported on these characteristics and in this post,  we break down each one. We will examine why they are important and what they might mean for investors. Global Monetary Policy and Interest Rates Until […]

Four Factors That Can Drive Gold Higher In the Second Half

Gold | July 30, 2019

Four Factors That Can Drive Gold Higher In the Second Half Gold is on a tear, up 13% already in 2019. Many believe this rally is just getting started. Here are 4 reasons gold is expected to continue climbing in the second half of the year. Don’t Fight the Fed There is an old saying […]

The Second Life of the 1904-05 Lewis & Clark Exposition Gold Dollar

Market News | July 29, 2019

The United States expanded its reach in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. For $15 million the U.S. acquired 828,000 square miles from France. The additional land doubled the size of the country. Soon after, President Thomas Jefferson took the initiative to find out what awaited in that great wilderness. There were stories of mammoths, and […]