Monthly Archives - June 2019

The EU’s Internal Strife Sets the Stage for Gold

As much as authorities in Brussels would like to pretend that the EU is as united as ever, major fissures have erupted over the past several years as EU authorities continue their quest to unify the continent. While previous discontent was largely confined to smaller and more peripheral members, the latest feuds are starting to involve disputes between and among core members of the European project. Italy has become a flash point for conflict, both as a result of its [...]

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Is a Hybrid Plan for Social Security a Good Idea?

Anyone who has been paying attention to Social Security’s fiscal problems knows that the system is woefully underfunded. Years of surpluses and interest income have lulled everyone into a false sense of security. But now total Social Security tax receipts plus interest income on the trust fund are not enough to pay the total amount of Social Security payments due to retirees. The current estimate is that Social Security’s trust fund will be exhausted by 2035. At that point total [...]

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Finding the Right Fit: 401(k) vs. Gold IRA

Every American worker dreams at some point of retirement. The thought of living according to your own schedule, doing what you want to do, and not having to answer to anyone else is incredibly tempting. But too many workers put off thinking about retirement until it’s far too late. Thinking about retirement isn’t something that happens when you’re in your 40s or 50s and your children are growing up and going off to school. It isn’t something you start thinking [...]

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Chinese Government Accelerating Its Rate of Gold Purchases

By now most people are aware that one of the major factors behind increasing gold demand around the world is increased demand from governments and central banks. Rather than being net sellers of gold like they were 10-20 years ago, central banks have become net buyers of gold, with demand from central banks increasing to near-record levels over the past couple of years. That trend is showing no signs of decreasing this year, as central banks continue to add [...]

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Is Gold a Good Investment for You? 6 Indicators to Help You Choose

The only way to guarantee a sound financial future for yourself and your loved ones is to save and invest. Only through disciplined saving and smart investment choices can you put your money to work for you to build your wealth and ensure financial security. But with thousands of possible investment choices out there, how can anyone determine what to invest in? One of the keys to sound investment is a properly diversified portfolio. The exact makeup of that portfolio [...]

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CNBC: Wall Street’s “Bond King” Is Getting Bullish on Gold

There are many reasons for people to invest in gold, and those with the money to treat Wall Street like their personal casino certainly have different reasons than most of us ordinary investors. But just because their reasoning may be a little different than ours doesn’t mean their conclusions aren’t the same or that their reasoning is incorrect. Take the case of “bond king” Jeffrey Gundlach, for instance. The billionaire bond trader has stated that he will be long on [...]

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Why Now Is the Right Time to Buy Gold

If you’re saving and investing, it’s probably for a reason. For most people that means saving for retirement. And that requires a long time horizon and a great deal of discipline. It also leads to a great deal of uncertainty, as the 30-40 years or more of saving and investing will almost necessarily mean that investors will have to face at least two or more recessions. While it can be tempting to think that you can just put your money [...]

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