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The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

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The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was one of the most valuable shipwrecks in history. The Spanish galleon was owned by King Philip IV before sinking into the ocean in 1622 during a hurricane. It carried an armament of 20 heavy guns. The cargo was so vast that it took two months to load the gold, silver, copper, tobacco, and gems being transported. As a result, the sinking meant an enormous loss of wealth. Even worse ... >> Read More        
Gold as an Investment in 2020

Gold as an Investment in 2020

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Investors are starting to think about the start of a new decade. They have reason to question the future. Consider a recent move by Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. The company has placed a $1 billion bet that markets around the world will decline by March of 2020. The bet comes at a time of unprecedented prosperity in the S&P 500 which reached 23 highs so far this year. Many, like the leadership ... >> Read More        
A New Century, New Coinage: The 1830 Capped Bust Half Dollar

A New Century, New Coinage: The 1830 Capped Bust Half Dollar

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1807: It was a new century, and it was time for a new coinage. Who better to design our fledgling nation’s new coins than an immigrant to America? John Reich was born in Bavaria and learned engraving from his father, who taught him how to make medals. After Reich moved to the U.S., his work caught the attention of Thomas Jefferson, who recommended him for the position of assistant engraver at the U.S. Mint. Robert ... >> Read More        
Three Factors Influencing Gold Now

Why Rational Investors Are Buying Gold

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Gold is up nearly 20% this year as investors pile into the precious metal for safety amid geopolitical uncertainty and trade war woes. Rational investors are buying gold for good reason. Many stock investors may be tripping over a psychological investing pitfall known as the Endowment Effect. This is a proven cognitive bias in which investors overvalue the worth of stocks that they own, and thus hang onto equity positions perhaps longer than they should ... >> Read More        
Gold as an Investment in 2020

Gold as an Investment in 2020

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Investors are starting to think about the start of a new decade. They have reason to question the future. Consider a recent move by Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. The company has placed a $1 billion bet that markets around the world will decline by March of 2020. The bet comes at a time of unprecedented prosperity in the S&P 500 which reached 23 highs so far this year. Many, like the leadership ... >> Read More        
The GVXX Index and What it Means in a “Mad” World

The GVXX Index and What it Means in a “Mad” World

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Investment analysts often discuss volatility. They examine the frequency of fluctuations in asset prices to determine how fickle the market is at any given time. To measure this fickleness, analysts use the VIX Volatility Index, also known as the “Fear Index”. The analogous to this for gold is the GVXX. The GVXX gives investors a sense of the distance between the peaks and valleys of gold prices across a period of trading. Recently, this index ... >> Read More        
Gold Demand Climbs 3% in Third Quarter

Gold Demand Climbs 3% in Third Quarter

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Gold demand continues to climb as overall global purchases rose 3% in the third quarter, the World Gold Council reported. Global central banks still show an insatiable appetite for physical gold and have already bought 547.5 tonnes (t) in 2019, which is 12% more than last year's record level. A massive surge of investment-related gold purchases for exchange traded funds (ETFs) was the main factor driving gold demand higher last quarter, as funds bought 257t ... >> Read More        
This Coin Owes Its Origins to the 3 Cent Stamp

This Coin Owes Its Origins to the 3 Cent Stamp

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In 1851, a U.S. postage stamp cost 3 cents. America was growing fast at this time and the California Gold Rush prompted the development of new U.S. gold coins. The Mint Act of February 21, 1853 authorized a $3 gold coin. The $3 gold coin matched up with an existing 3 cent silver piece, which was already heralded as a convenient coin for Americans to buy stamps. Numismatics widely assume that the $3 gold piece ... >> Read More        
The Story of Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana Coin

The Story of Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana Coin

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It was October of 1781. US forces had recently defeated the British in Yorktown. The win was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Though it would be nearly two more years until the US claimed victory, many were beginning to see how the war would end bringing a close to more than 8 years of bloody battle. Ben Franklin was in Paris when he learned the news of the US victory in Yorktown. Thrilled ... >> Read More        
9 Tangible Asset Investing Terms Demystified

What the End of Globalization Means for You

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Globalization gets a bad rap. Just like much of economics, globalization is a zero-sum game. There are Winners and Losers American manufacturing workers were losers during the recent wave of globalization. It's blamed for massive job loss here in America as manufacturers chased cheaper labor opportunities in other parts of the globe. To be fair, however, many economists point out that technology also contributed to the loss of manufacturing jobs. American consumers won as our ... >> Read More