The Hidden Cost of Economic Growth and Rising Stocks

Investment | June 18, 2018

Economic growth is good and stocks are rising.  Everything’s rosy, right? Once you dig beneath the surface and look at what’s fueling the growth, it’s easy to see the high cost Americans are paying for this growth. This story started about 10 years ago… Since the 2008 global financial crisis, the Federal Reserve fueled a […]

Don’t fight the Fed: What it means for gold investors

Gold | June 14, 2018

You may be familiar with an old market saying: “Don’t Fight the Fed.” Since the Federal Reserve bumped interest rates higher at its meeting today – tugging the fed funds rate to 1.75-2.00% – it’s valuable to consider the true meaning of that statement.     Warning! Dial Back on Stock Exposure “Don’t fight the […]

A Stir in China: Rising Demand for Gold

Gold | June 11, 2018

In recent months something has reinvigorated China’s demand for gold. In fact, 2017 was the first year since 2013 in which China experienced a growth in jewelry demand. This increase marks a reversal of a worrisome trend that began just a few years ago.     Recently, the World Gold Council reported that demand for […]

What the Emerging Global Middle Class Means for Gold

Gold | June 7, 2018

To understand the future of gold you need to look at where the action is, and experts agree, the action is in emerging economies. Emerging markets are important when forecasting gold demand because these are the regions positioned to see the greatest population growth over the next decades. Research from Brookings projects that within the […]

U.S. Mint Gold Coin Sales Surge By 433% In May

Gold | June 5, 2018

Gold coin buying turned frenzied in May, as sales of American gold coins skyrocketed by a stunning 433% in May from April, according to U.S. Mint data. May gold coin sales marked the highest level since 2015, as investors used the lower price levels as an opportunity to increase physical gold ownership, amid a time […]