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Bitcoin at All Time Highs – What’s Next?

Featured | January 20, 2021
Bitcoin climbed nearly 40% since the start of 2021 – breaking through the $40,000 mark. That was followed by a quick 10% slip the last two days, falling below the $32,000 level. This highlights the wild volatility of cryptocurrencies. The escalating, hyperbolic, surge in Bitcoin has all the markings of a FOMO rally. That’s a…

Third Time’s a Charm

Market News | January 19, 2021
It took Congress three separate attempts – over a span of nearly 60 years – to approve the striking of a 2-cent coin. The First Attempt In the spring of 1806, Senator Uriah Tracy from Connecticut first introduced legislation to authorize the U.S. Mint to strike a two-cent coin. Not everyone liked the idea. Concerned…

Meet Me in St. Louis: The 1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar

Market News | January 18, 2021
Many people forget how much of history is governed by chance. There is no better example of this than the circumstances leading up to the Louisiana Purchase. This enormous part of the U.S. passed through several owners before finally becoming a part of the nation’s identity. Originally, the 530-million-acre section of land was owned by…

Bitcoin Captures Imagination of Future Space Tourists

Featured | January 13, 2021
What do an NFL player’s salary and paying for a hotel on Mars have in common? The unlikely answer is Bitcoin. Tech billionaire Elon Musk recently said any future economy on Mars could run on cryptocurrency. But wait…will that cryptocurrency be Bitcoin? No sir. In fact, Musk suggested it could be the cryptocurrencies Dogecoin or…

How Gold Boosts Liquidity

Gold | January 12, 2021
In the U.S.,  gold is a often a means of storing, and growing wealth. In 2020 gold served this purpose well as its value climbed more than 24%. However, many gold investors in the U.S. are unaware of the unique ways that gold boosts liquidity for consumers abroad. Gold ownership is common in Indian culture…
Formal name (“nickname”): Michael “Mike” Hegwood
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
College: Loyola University / Tulane University
Years of work experience: 40+
Years with Blanchard: 17
Biggest coin ever placed: $50 Humbert 1851 RE .887
Customer service philosophy: Always be forward thinking with a robust long-term strategy for my clients.
Personal information: Married with 2 children
Hobbies: Music and playing piano, bike riding, exercise, reading and my children.
Favorite sports team: New Orleans Saints

Danilo Rouquette

 

Danilo Rouquette

Senior Portfolio Manager

dmrouquette@blanchardgold.com

800-880-4653 x449

 

 

With interest rates near zero, uncontrolled money printing by the Federal Reserve and an uncertain political climate… now, more than ever, physical gold and precious metals should be a part of your family’s investment holdings. 

I began my career with Blanchard and Company twenty-two years ago. I have assisted all types of clients and will be happy to use my knowledge and many years of experience to assist you in building and preserving you and your family’s wealth by developing a personalized investment strategy using gold and rare coins.

I’ve included some links below that will provide you with some basic information as well as some sample portfolios.  Take a look and give me a call (800-880-4653 x449) or email me (dmrouquette@blanchardgold.com) with any questions. 

I look forward to and appreciate the opportunity to assist you. 

 

Helpful Links:

Why own gold?

Most popular bulk gold investment

Sample portfolios

How to buy gold and silver

 

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Nestor C. Vindel

Senior Portfolio Manager

ncvindel@blanchardgold.com | 888-272-3944

With interest rates near zero, uncontrolled money printing by the Federal Reserve and an uncertain political climate… now, more than ever, physical gold and precious metals should be a part of your family’s investment holdings. 

I have been a Portfolio Manager with Blanchard and Company, Inc. since 2000.  In my career at Blanchard, I have been consistent in putting above average returns on precious metals and rare coin portfolios for my clients.  With 20 years of experience at Blanchard, I am well versed in the keys to success in building precious metals and rare coin portfolios. 

I’ve included some links below that will provide you with some basic information as well as some sample portfolios.  Take a look and give me a call (888-272-3944) or email me (ncvindel@blanchardgold.com) with any questions. 

I look forward to and appreciate the opportunity to assist you. 

Formal name (“nickname”): Patrick Nolan
Hometown: Diamondhead, MS
College/year: University of MS (Ole Miss) 1990 Finance
Years of work experience: 27 Financial Industry
Years with Blanchard: 9
Biggest coin ever placed: Pan Pac Set $415k
Customer service philosophy: Diversification
Personal information: Married 20 years with 18 year old son, 13 year old daughter
Hobbies: Deep Sea Fishing & Travel
Favorite sports team: N. O. Saints Season Ticket Holder
Formal name (“nickname”): Rick Gautreaux
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
College/year: LSU and Loyola, ‘74
Years of work experience: 40
Years with Blanchard: 25
Biggest coin ever placed: Proof Ultra High Relief for $1.2M
Customer service philosophy: Treat customers like you would like to be treated. Fair and honest.
Personal information: Married
Favorite sports team: NO Saints
Formal name (“nickname”): Susan Sierra
Hometown: New Orleans
College/year: Mt. Palomar, Marketing
Years of work experience: 40
Years with Blanchard: 25
Biggest coin ever placed: MS67 1915-S Pan Pac Octagonal
Customer service philosophy: My philosophy is to assist clients in well diversified portfolios. As in any other investment, you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Personal information: Divorced, no kids except Gus the dog
Hobbies: Yoga
Favorite sports team: N. O. Saints
Formal name (“nickname”): Marc Jaynes
Hometown: Marietta, GA
College/year: Loyola University of New Orleans, 2008
Years of work experience: 19
Years with Blanchard: 9
Biggest coin ever placed: 1866 $20 Liberty Ultra Cameo PR-65 for $385,000
Customer service philosophy: Every client has a different investing philosophy and Gold and Rare Coins accomplish the goals of any investing philosophy.
Personal information: Married for 3 years with 1 year old daughter, Taylor
Hobbies: Golfing, Tennis, Watching Baseball
Favorite sports team: Georgia Football

 

Gwen Wertz

Senior Portfolio Manager

Blanchard & Company, Inc.

866-662-9356

 

Gwen joined Blanchard and Co., Inc. in January 2006 as a Porfolio Manager. Combining her natural enthusiasm of working with people and her strong background of over 30 years in the retail and hospitality industries including various management positions, she provides her clients with a high level of attention and customer service. Having first been introduced to the metals market with antique sterling silver has led to a passion for the precious metals market.

In her time with Blanchard and Co., Inc., she has developed a further appreciation for the history and investment value of numismatic coins. A graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she has resided in the New Orleans area all her life. She spends time outside of work volunteering, traveling, watching sports (Saints, LSU, Cubs), cooking, and gardening.

Formal name (“nickname”): Charles McCarble
Hometown: Dallas Texas area
Years of work experience: 40
Years with Blanchard: 32
Biggest coin ever placed: Rare J&H Gold Bar from S.S. Central America shipwreck
Customer service philosophy: Based on my 30+ years of “hands on” experience, I have the expertise to match my clients with a well-diversified portfolio based on their needs and long-term goals. “Hard assets” such as silver, gold and rare coins are my specialty. Wether you are a savvy investor, experienced collector looking for a “trophy” coin to pass on to your heirs, or simply wanting to buy bullion for wealth preservation…I am your best source!
Personal information: Married, two kids, girl-25, son 27. 2- dogs
Hobbies: Fishing, golf, gardening
Favorite sports team: New Orleans Saints

David Zanca

 

David Zanca

Senior Portfolio Manager

dczanca@blanchardgold.com

888-443-2843

 

 

With interest rates near zero, uncontrolled money printing by the Federal Reserve and an uncertain political climate… now, more than ever, physical gold and precious metals should be a part of your family’s investment holdings. 

I began my career with Blanchard and Company twenty five years ago. I have assisted all types of clients, from well-known ultra-high wealth individuals to the casual collector/investor.  I will be happy to use my knowledge and many years of experience to assist you in building and preserving you and your family’s wealth by developing a personalized investment strategy using gold and rare coins.

I’ve included some links below that will provide you with some basic information as well as some sample portfolios.  Take a look and give me a call (888-443-2843) or email me (dczanca@blanchardgold.com) with any questions. 

I look forward to and appreciate the opportunity to assist you. 

 

Helpful Links:

Why own gold?

Most popular bulk gold investment

Sample portfolios

How to buy gold and silver

 

Recent Articles:

Are your money market funds safe?

The difference between wealth and money