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World Gold Council Releases 2021 Outlook

This week the World Gold Council published its Gold Outlook 2021. The World Gold Council is the leading authority and market development organization for the gold industry. The World Gold Council is an association whose members comprise the world’s leading gold mining companies. In this week’s article, we take a look at some of the […]

What Does the Democratic Blue Wave Mean for Gold?

In a surprising event on Wednesday, the Democrats managed to turn both Georgia Senate seats blue giving them a slim majority in both houses of government. Given the Democrats’ control of the Congress, the Senate, and White House, markets finally got the so-called blue wave scenario, however narrow. Democrats controlled the Presidency and both chambers […]

World Reserve Currencies Since 1450

The US supplied the Allies in WWII and got paid in gold. After the war, countries linked their currencies to the US dollar, which was linked to gold. The Gold Standard ended completely in 1971, but the US dollar’s reserve status remained. Today more than 61% of all foreign bank reserves are denominated in US […]

Three Financial Trends from 2020 Will Continue in 2021

For most of us, 2020 has been a year that we never could have imagined at the end of 2019. The idea that governments would choose what businesses could be open which ones could close would have seemed impossible in this country. Who could have imagined that 2020 would see the stock market reach record […]

The Recovery Unfortunately Will Not Be Smooth and Easy

US economists continue to upgrade their financial forecast for 2021 recovery. The US media continues to count on stimulus to get us through the next stage of the pandemic. A $600 or $1,200 check is not a long-term solution at all. More dependence on the government for free money and handouts will not create jobs. […]

2021 Will Be a Rough Year for the US Dollar

The US dollar is down nearly 12% since the March 2020 peak. Gold is up 23% from the March price swoon. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has increased the money supply by more than 25% n 2020 alone, a number that should be shocking to anyone who has worked had to accumulate savings in US dollars.

Junk Silver Coinage Is Practical Silver Investment

Many investors have not heard the term junk silver. Junk silver is a term frequently used by coin investors looking for different ways to purchase a store of value without paying collectible coin costs. Junk silver is not scrap silver and typically is nowhere near brilliant uncirculated condition.

Gold is the Only Currency with a 5,000-year Track Record

Gold has been used as money for thousands of years. Egyptian pharaohs were buried with their gold; the Roman Empire used gold as money during its reign as a world power; Spanish conquistadors pillaged the New World for gold; the California Gold Rush attracted people from all over the world. During times of chaos, many […]

New Senate Bill Could Be the End of Financial Privacy

Since the financial crisis of 2008, many banking reforms have addressed the notion of “too big to fail.” Unfortunately, the laws and reforms touted as being to “protect” consumers, only infringe on our rights freedoms. These large entities such as banks and insurance companies are likely to draw up rules and regulations that will benefit […]

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