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“What Happens If…” States are not ready to declare a winner

Ask an Expert | October 21, 2020
It’s December: The Nation Is Still Waiting for a Winner Dozens of lawsuits are underway to decide whether or not uncounted mail-in ballots in key battleground states should be counted. It was a rigged election, the Republicans say! So…here we are in early December – and the nation still doesn’t know who won the Presidential…

Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 19, 2020

Ask an Expert | October 19, 2020
Goldman Sachs says sell U.S. dollar, buy silver. Heading into the U.S. election, Goldman Sachs issued new reports over the past week advising its clients to sell the U.S. dollar and to buy silver. “The risks are skewed toward dollar weakness, and we see relatively low odds of the most dollar-positive outcome — a win…

Americans Are Socking Away More Than Ever…But Are Their Savings Safe?

Featured | October 15, 2020
Americans historically have been terrible at saving. The COVID-19 crisis changed that. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis has changed our lives in so many ways, including how much we save. Back in 2013, the American personal savings rate stood at a paltry 3%. That compares to Germany (10%), Australia (11%) and France (15%), according to Organization…

“What Happens If…” Biden Wins on Election Night…But Trump Prevails After Mail-in Ballot Count

Ask an Expert | October 14, 2020
Rejected Ballots Deliver Win to Trump. It’s Election Night 2020. Democratic contender Joe Biden is ahead in the popular vote as of 9 pm ET. Traditional “Blue” states like Washington, Oregon, California, New York and Illinois have been called for Biden. Key battleground states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania with their rich number of…

Understanding the Early Ideals of the Nation with the Fugio Cent

Market News | October 13, 2020
The Fugio cent offers insight into the psychology of the nation in its earliest days. The design was the work of Benjamin Franklin and represents two key ideas that seem to be ever-present is his work and life: dedication to one’s business affairs and an unwavering desire to remain productive. The coin was minted from…
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:

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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