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Inflation Battle Isn’t Over Yet. Fed Hikes Rates Ahead of Holiday

Gold, Investment, Market News |
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the seventh time in 2022 on Wednesday, increasing its benchmark rate to 4.25-4.50%, a 15-year high. The Fed's rate increase of 0.5 percentage points was smaller than the last four rate increases. The gold market traded above the $1,800 level after the Fed news and the current environment for gold is positive. Over the past two months, gold has soared 10% higher, trading from a low at $1,638 in ... >> Read More        
The First Early Gold Coin to Feature a Native American

The First Early Gold Coin to Feature a Native American

Gold, Market News, Rare Coins |
A new Quarter Eagle gold coin, worth $2.50 in face value was issued in 1908 – known as the Indian Head. This is the first coin to feature a real Native American. Earlier coins that featured Native Americans were stylized portraits and did not represent real people. Also notable to collectors, the Indian Head gold pieces that survive today remain the only U.S. circulating gold coins with a recessed design – or one that is ... >> Read More        
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Four Reasons Why Gold Has a Place in Your 2023 Portfolio

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Gold Offers Diversification that is Disappearing Diversification is what prevents catastrophic loss. The problem is that many investors are not as diversified as they think they are. In recent decades, assets have begun to exhibit similar movements which means that one of the most important strategies an investor has is beginning to falter. In fact, between the periods of 1990 to 2000 and 2006 to 2016 cross-asset correlation increased by 33%. This trend puts investors ... >> Read More        
Why The Next 20 Years Won’t Look Like The Last 40

Why The Next 20 Years Won’t Look Like The Last 40

Gold, Market News |
When a man like Russell Napier speaks, people listen. And they should. In the summer of 2020, he forecast the inflation of today long before anyone saw it. There were many who didn’t agree with his assessment. After all, we had not seen any meaningful inflation in about 40 years. For nearly 30 years Professor Russell Napier has advised global institutional investors on their asset allocation strategies. He is also the author of Anatomy of ... >> Read More        
The State of the Economy and Gold: Tipping Toward Recession

The State of the Economy and Gold: Tipping Toward Recession

Gold, Market News |
You may not have noticed, but gold has been up 10% since early November. Indeed, gold jumped again this week scaling the $1,800 mark to hit a new three-and-a-half-month high. Comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggesting the central bank will pull back the pace of its interest rate hikes boosted gold and depressed the dollar. Let's take a look at the state of the U.S. economy and what it means for gold. Recession ... >> Read More        
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A Gold Investor’s Playbook to Survive and Thrive During Market Manias and Bubbles

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It's human nature to want more. It's also human nature to not want to miss out. Students of financial markets history are well aware that, going back hundreds of years, market manias or bubbles, occur time and time again. What is a bubble? A bubble is an increase in asset prices based more on emotion than fundamentals. Bubbles form because of human psychology. But, it's important to point out that bubbles also form because of ... >> Read More        
Inflation in 2022

Lessons from History: High Inflation Can Last a Decade

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Is the inflation crisis over? When the government reported the October consumer price index (CPI) rose by 7.7%, slightly less than expected – the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 1000 points on the news. Despite the stock market's jubilant reaction, the inflation fight is far from over, according to a new research paper. Consider this. Before the October CPI reading, that inflation measure registered 8% or higher for seven consecutive months. The annual CPI hit ... >> Read More        
5 Very Valuable Key Date Coins

5 Very Valuable Key Date Coins

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Do you own any key date coins? If you do, you understand the feeling of triumph, pride and excitement of adding a key date coin to your collection. Key date coins are those with a low mintage or with mintages with few survivors and they are prized in the world of numismatics. The performance returns of key date coins have historically outpaced gold bullion and other rare coin markets. It comes down to supply and ... >> Read More        
Silver Jumps As Metal Held in London Vaults Sinks to Record Low

Silver Jumps As Metal Held in London Vaults Sinks to Record Low

The price of silver jumped to a 4-month high this week fueled by massive investor demand for the metal. This investor demand for silver is now draining the London vaults of their silver holdings – which fell to a record low in October, according to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). In a year where Americans have faced shortages from items like baby formula to certain prescription drugs to gasoline, silver supplies are now running ... >> Read More        
Cashing In On Controversy: The Strange History of the 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent

Cashing In On Controversy: The Strange History of the 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent

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Never before have three little letters meant so much. The 1909 Lincoln cent - designed to replace the Indian Head penny - was welcomed by Americans with enthusiasm, before quickly being discontinued due to one small detail. Then President Theodore Roosevelt believed that US coins needed new imagery that would inspire Americans. At this same time, he found himself intrigued with the work of Lithuanian-born artist, Victor David Brenner. While meeting with the artist to ... >> Read More