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Yearly Archives: 2018

China: another reason to buy gold

China’s economy has been in decline most of this decade, and President Trump’s tariffs on China’s exports of goods to the US worsens China’s woes.  It’s stock market is down some 30% this year. China’s leaders are embracing standard Keynesian moves to ameliorate the situation, starting first with easier credit and expanded tax cuts.  Basically,

A Game of Chicken

With Wednesday’s increase in the fed funds rate to the 2.25% – 2.5% level, Jay Powell, Fed chairman, challenged President Trump to a game of chicken.  Already Powell looks weak. In his press conference after announcing the rate increase, Powell backed off three rate increases forecast for 2019 to two and included in his statement

New Year’s Promotions – be wary

As 2019 rolls around, advertisements will abound with promotions of 2019-dated gold and silver coins.  Many ads will promote First Release or Early Release gold coins at prices hundreds of dollars above the price of bullion coins.  In truth, First Release and Early Release coins are only bullion coins that have been “slabbed” (put in

What You Need to Know Before Investing in Gold

New investors contend with plenty of hype about precious metals such as gold and silver. While adding precious metals to your portfolio mix can pay off, you should take the time to understand the basic market dynamics for you to maximize your investment. Investing in gold offers several advantages. At a time of global financial

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