The World Gold Council, a trade group for the gold industry, published in early May its report on trends in gold demand for the first quarter of 2017. The report is well worth reading, as it contains numerous insights that could help gold investors. Investment Demand for Gold The highlight of the report was that inflows of gold into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) decreased significantly compared to the first quarter of 2016. By itself, this isn’t terribly meaningful, as the first quarter [...]
One of the major issues facing the United States country is the national debt. It’s currently at nearly $20 trillion and growing every day. And while politicians have railed against the debt for decades, it continues to increase. You may think, this isn’t my debt, it’s the government’s debt and it doesn’t affect me. But is that true?
“A large number of parents and grandparents are putting themselves into debt to finance college educations, and this means they have less money available to look after themselves for retirement…”
Gold prices surged this week amidst ongoing turmoil in the stock markets. The political drama in Washington surrounding President Trump has markets on edge and investors jittery. But while stocks saw large daily losses, gold cemented its status as a safe haven, at one point seeing a $50 increase over last week’s prices.
Stock markets have been on pins and needles the past several days as more and more bad news continues to leak out of the White House. From allegations of passing intelligence to the Russian Foreign Minister, to the ongoing search for a new FBI director, to reports of a major shakeup of senior White House staff, news reports coming out of Washington nowadays almost read more like soap operas than news.
“Planning for a retirement that’s 10, 20, or 30 years in the future is difficult enough, but it’s even more difficult when you can’t anticipate how severe or how frequent market corrections will be. Wouldn’t it be nice to be to able to plan for your retirement and know that your assets will be protected in any eventuality?”