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A Great Example

When discussing the numerous potential benefits that come with gold ownership, the topic of gold being the only true form of money is always a focal point. The yellow metal has been regarded as such for centuries and does not carry the risks that come with fiat currency. The notion of gold being the only real form of money that exists is evident in the U.K. currently. With a March 29 deadline for a Brexit deal quickly approaching and the potential for a hard Brexit... Continue Reading

Could Another Round of QE be in the Cards?

Markets have been wrestling with numerous issues in recent months. The ongoing war on trade, rising interest rates, Brexit, the continuing government shutdown and other geopolitical concerns to name a few. During that time, stock markets have come under pressure and recently flirted with bear market territory. A sharp rise in volatility didn’t help matters either, and investors have been left wondering if a market top has been reached. Much has been made of the mixed messages from the Fed. Not long ago, Fed chief... Continue Reading

Get Ready for Some Serious Bumps

The markets are ending the year on what can only be called a sour note. Stocks are either in or on the verge of entering bear market territory and the potential downside could be just getting started. Measures of market volatility are also highly elevated and could potentially be indicative of further selling pressure in the months ahead. The potential risks facing the economy and global stock markets are immense. The ongoing war over trade, the potential fallout from a hard “Brexit,” higher interest rates... Continue Reading

Make a Plan

As the year comes to a close, there is no better time to begin thinking about and planning for next year. Significant changes in the global economy and market dynamics necessitate that investors take an objective look at their portfolios to determine how to try to stay a step ahead. Given the current economic and geopolitical backdrop, there as perhaps never been a more important time to have a significant allocation in hard, physical assets like gold. If you are thinking about making some changes... Continue Reading

The Ultimate Safe Haven

The markets have seen increasing volatility in recent weeks as rates move higher and as stocks decline. Recent market volatility could, however, be just a drop in the bucket of what could be seen as the New Year gets underway. Investors have numerous issues to contend with and a great deal of uncertainty about what the Fed may or may not do with monetary policy. The potential for an ongoing trade war with China, the ongoing issues in U.S. politics, Brexit and more could all... Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Late

Stocks are continuing their recent plunge today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down over 600 points in mid-day trade. Market volatility, as measured by the CBOE’s VIX index, is spiking today to the mid-20s and investors appear to be getting panicky as no bottom has yet been found. The recent selling in equities could, however, be just the tip of the iceberg and a far more significant decline could be seen in the weeks and months ahead. Despite some recent positive commentary on the... Continue Reading

It Will Only Get Worse

The recent spike in market volatility seen this past week based on unfolding events in Italy should only serve to underscore the importance of being hedged against increasing volatility and rising yields. Although markets are seeing a sense of calm return the last couple of days, the EU-and global markets-remain vulnerable to geopolitical developments that threaten the status quo. It is also important for investors to understand a critical point: That without global central banks still pumping money into the financial system, things could have... Continue Reading

Does Germany Know Something the Rest of Us Don’t?

In recent months, Germany has reportedly repatriated half of its gold reserves ahead of schedule. Bundesbank confirmed back in February that it had already moved 583 tons of gold out of New York and Paris. Germany’s plan to hold half of its gold in Frankfort is several years ahead of schedule. Many may be wondering why… There are numerous theories behind the rapid repatriation of the country’s gold. Some have suggested that Germany is looking to keep its gold close in case it is needed... Continue Reading

More Gains Ahead?

The gold market has once again started the New Year off on the right foot. Gold is seeing some solid buying interest to start the year as stocks and the dollar appear to be losing upside momentum. Why might gold be trending higher in spite of stocks being near all-time highs, rising interest rates and a dollar at the highest levels seen in many years? In our view there are numerous reasons that the yellow metal is likely to be bought at current levels. Here... Continue Reading

Better Times Ahead For Gold?

In spite of the declines seen in recent weeks following Donald Trump’s Presidential election victory, gold and silver still managed to put together a solid year of gains. Although these key precious metals remain vulnerable to further selling pressure, long-term buyers and bargain hunters may step in at or around current price levels, helping the metals find what may be a long-term bottom. Numerous issues have been cited for gold’s recent weakness, including stronger stocks, rising interest rates, a higher dollar index and economic optimism.... Continue Reading