Precious Metal & Rare Coin Market News

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Fed On Collision Course With Recession

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Americans face rising prices, shortages of everyday goods, falling stock and bond prices and rising interest rates. Today, the Federal Reserve moved with it's fifth super-sized interest rate hike of the year to try to tamp down the scorching hot 40-year high inflation that is eroding your wealth. The Fed hiked its benchmark rate by 0.75 basis points to 3 - 3.25%. Gold moved slightly higher with the news, which was largely expected and priced ... >> Read More        
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The U.S. Dollar Is Only 51 Years Old: Could It Go to Zero?

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Earlier this year, legendary billionaire investor Charlie Munger – Warren Buffet's right hand man – predicted the value of the fiat U.S. dollar would crash to zero within a century. Could this happen? Consider this. President Nixon severed the U.S. dollar's convertibility to gold in 1971. That means the U.S. dollar in its current fiat form is only 51 years old. It was around 550 BC that societies around the globe first used gold as ... >> Read More        
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5 Coin Hoards You Should Know About

Market News, Rare Coins |
For thousands of years humans buried, hid, and hoarded coins for a variety of reasons. In ancient times, people buried coin hoards during wartime to preserve and protect their wealth from enemy invaders. Today, there are still ancient coin hoards being found in the Mediterranean region dating back to the Greek and Roman eras. In early American life, people who distrusted banks or paper money hid their coins, preferring to store their life savings at ... >> Read More        
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How California Fractional Gold Built the West

Market News, Rare Coins |
The California gold rush became an industry of its own soon after the discovery of gold in the American west. Like any industry, the gold rush needed a system of trade. Developing such a system required the creation of California fractional gold. Some believe that before the creation of California fractional gold people would make daily purchases with a pinch of gold dust. It wasn’t long before those traveling west realized that a better system ... >> Read More        
Gold and The Golden Years

Gold and The Golden Years

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Retirement, like a mirage on the horizon, is an oasis many will never drink from. More Americans are learning that retirement is less feasible than they thought. There are many causes of this evaporating dream. Consider that wages have stagnated for over thirty years. This is likely due, in part, to the fact that almost half of Americans of working age (18-64) earn a median annual wage of less than $20,000 according to research compiled ... >> Read More        
How Gold Ownership Helps You Control Risk

How Gold Ownership Helps You Control Risk

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Being a Navy SEAL and sniper taught me all about risk management. Take away all the risk variables under your control and reduce it to an acceptable level. – Brandon Webb There are many things you can't control in your life – the weather, the traffic, the economy, government policies to name a few. When it comes to investing there is a simple strategy you can control – one that can ultimately protect and grow ... >> Read More        
Gold and the Inflation Reduction Act

Gold and the Inflation Reduction Act

Gold, Market News |
Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act aims to promote clean energy solutions in the coming years. While the package is considerably smaller than the original $2.2 trillion Build Back Better Act it does represent the largest ever U.S. financial commitment to slowing global warming. The bill calls for a $400 billion investment over a period of 10 years. The spending consists of tax credits that incentivize consumers to purchase electric vehicles while encouraging electric utility companies to ... >> Read More        
The Bold Women Behind the Isabella Quarter

The Bold Women Behind the Isabella Quarter

Market News, Rare Coins |
The Isabella quarter is a rare instance of a commemorative coin that celebrates woman’s industry in a world that gave most recognition to men. The quarter, struck in 1893, was requested by the Board of Lady Managers of the World’s Columbian Exposition. The Exposition was a world’s fair hosted by Chicago in 1893. The event was a celebration of Columbus’ arrival in the new world in 1492. From the beginning, the coin was intended to ... >> Read More        
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Economic Q&A with Peter Boockvar

By David Zanca, Senior Portfolio Manager In speaking with many of my clients over the last few months, I've been asked several questions about the state of the economy, the current and future prices of gold, and how you can best protect your wealth. As we all can see, there is a great deal of volatility and instability in the current market environment. Inflation is at a 40-year high, significantly impacting everything from mortgage rates ... >> Read More        
Central Bank Gold Purchases Climbs Third Month in a Row

Central Bank Gold Purchases Climbs Third Month in a Row

Gold, Market News |
In June, central banks around the globe bought a total of 59 tonnes of gold to add to their vaults. In June, there were no central bank sales as governments hung onto the gold they already own. June marked the third consecutive month in which central banks bought ever larger amounts of gold to add to their coffers. Why do central banks buy gold? The same reason that you do. Central banks buy gold for ... >> Read More