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Sports Trading Cards, Whisky, Vintage Cars – Is there a Bubble in the Collectibles Market?

Gold, Investment, Market News, Rare Coins |
Frenzy. Hysteria. Mania. These are some of the words being used to describe the exponential surge in the collectibles market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just this month alone, a football trading card featuring Tom Brady sold for a record $1.3 million. And, Christie's set a record for digital artwork – a breathtaking $69.3 million after bids began at $100. Online auctions for vintage cars, watches and even limited-edition Nike gym shoes and Pokémon climbed to ... >> Read More        
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What “Money-In-Hand” Numbers Mean for Gold

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Americans have accelerated the accumulating of liquid cash more than ever. The M2 money supply, sometimes called the “M2 money stock” is at its highest point in recorded history. Moreover, the figure has risen at a near vertical ascent since the start of 2020. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the M2 “has increased by an astonishing $4 trillion. That’s a one-year increase of 26%—the largest annual percentage increase since 1943.” The M2 money supply ... >> Read More        
The Peculiar Appeal of the Three-Cent Piece

The Peculiar Appeal of the Three-Cent Piece

Market News, Rare Coins |
By 1851, postage rates in the United States dropped from five cents to just three. This decrease complicated issues for most citizens, because payment for mailing a letter could not be made with a single coin. As a result the United States Mint made a decision to issue a new coin with a three-cent denomination, making it easier to pay for postage. The U.S. Mint decided to mint two coins for this purpose. The first ... >> Read More        
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An Often Overlooked Benefit of Precious Metals Investing

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Privacy. It's a fashionable buzzword today – and almost a quaint concept. The breathtaking advances in technology continue to chip away and erode privacy. Yet some Americans – especially younger people, have less concerns about the digital footprint that we leave behind with every internet search, text or even your exact geographical location every minute of the day (which is tracked by the location services feature on your cell phone). Baby Boomers are very concerned ... >> Read More        
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Mining for Bitcoin vs. Mining for Gold

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Bitcoin and gold are wildly different currencies that both present one interesting question: what happens when we mine all of it? Many people are surprised when they learn that there is a finite amount of Bitcoin. Given that it is entirely digital, it seems more coins could always be generated. In truth, there are exactly 21 million Bitcoins available. Today, approximately 18,647,356 Bitcoins have been mined with about 2,352,643 waiting to be “unearthed.” A Bitcoin ... >> Read More        
Move Over Sea Otter Pelts and Beaver Furs

Move Over Sea Otter Pelts and Beaver Furs

Market News, Rare Coins |
In the Oregon Territory during the California Gold Rush years – one important thing was missing – there was no official currency. Instead, settlers, trappers, farmers, sailors and merchants relied upon barter to conduct their business in the Pacific Northwest. Those with a zest for risk-taking chose to trade their lumber, food, tools, furs and other goods to Californians in exchange for gold dust. It is estimated that over $400,000 worth of gold dust moved ... >> Read More        
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Assessing The Four Concepts of A Gold Investment Strategy

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Too often gold’s value is relegated to a simplistic analysis of supply and demand. This approach to understanding the strategic value of a gold investment ignores several other important aspects of the precious metal. For this reason, the World Gold Council recently released a comprehensive report exploring the four factors that together represent the unique strategy of investing in gold. Here, we offer a summary of those four concepts and an explanation of why they ... >> Read More        
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Has the Mighty U.S. Dollar Peaked?

Gold, Investment, Market News |
In the world of professional sports, after years of stellar performance commentators might say a talented athletic star has peaked. From there, it's a slow gradual decline. Sure, the professional athlete might show a few flashes of the previous greatness – but overall the trend points down. The previous raw talent, incredible moves and confident success of the aging athlete is diminishing – right before your eyes. Perhaps the athlete will retire from sports gracefully ... >> Read More        
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Special Report Part 2: What the Biden Tax Plan Means for You

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Say Goodbye to Retirement Account Deductions There are potentially sweeping tax law reforms coming. These adjustments will primarily impact high-income Americans. There is a short window of time where you can prepare for the coming changes. Notably, you can use increased allocations in gold bullion and rare coins to protect and preserve your family's wealth. A significant change will be the elimination of the retirement account deduction. If you currently enjoy deducting up to $26,000 ... >> Read More        
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Forecasting a Commodity Super Cycle

Gold, Investment, Market News |
In recent months speculative investments have commanded the headlines. Bitcoin, GameStop, EV manufacturers, and SPACs have all garnered interest from investors. Many of these investments present the opportunity for high returns, but with considerable risk and volatility. As the fervor surrounding these investments has grown, investors seem to have forgotten older, more traditional investments like commodities. Today, they are starting to remember. Some are beginning to forecast a commodities super cycle which is a long-term ... >> Read More