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What Will the Timeline for the Market Crash Be?

Millions of investors realize that a market crash is coming, they just don’t know when. The “everything bubble” has been building up for years, with prices of assets throughout the economy losing touch with reality and underlying economic fundamentals. And despite more and more negative news coming out of China regarding the coronavirus, stocks remain near all-time highs. When will the bubble burst? There’s a good chance that the prices we’re seeing now are the peak for stock markets. While [...]

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Fed’s Powell: Low Interest Rates Are Here to Stay

In yet more confirmation that monetary policy normalization will never occur, Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell stated in his recent testimony before Congress that “low rates are not really a choice anymore.” The mountain of debt incentivized by the past decade of abnormally low interest rates has grown so large that if the Fed were to allow rates to return to market levels, the entire economy would collapse into another financial crisis. The economy may still collapse into crisis, as [...]

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Gold Analysts Predict Higher Prices in 2020

With so many headwinds affecting the world economy, 2020 is looking like it could be a very dangerous year for many investors. Stock markets may have gained 30% last year, but that was only due to the collapse of markets in late 2018. A 30% rise this year would have the Dow Jones pushing 40,000 points, and right now it’s having great difficulty even reaching 30,000 points. The Chinese coronavirus is currently the largest issue affecting the economy, with the [...]

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Are You Eligible to File Your Taxes for Free?

Now that we’re into February, tax season is well underway. W-2s and 1099s have been mailed, and many Americans are feverishly getting their paperwork in order so that they can get their tax refund as soon as possible. Millions of Americans pay tax preparers to do their taxes for them, spending in some cases hundreds of dollars for the service. Others pay to buy tax preparation software so that they can do their taxes on their computers. But many [...]

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Do You Know What the “Buffett Indicator” Is and Why It’s Important?

Stock market investors are notorious for using ratios of various types to determine the proper valuation of a stock. The use of ratios extends to analyses of the overall stock market. And one of the ratios that many investors look at is flashing major warning signals that stock markets are incredibly overvalued and headed for a major downturn. The “Buffett Indicator” is the colloquial term for the ratio of total stock market capitalization to GDP. When that ratio rises to [...]

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6 Easy Steps to Keep Your Retirement Accounts Secure

In a world that is growing increasingly digital, the importance of keeping online accounts secure is more important than ever. But while much of the focus on online security focuses on accounts with email providers, online merchants, etc., less focus is placed on security at even more important accounts: savings and investment accounts. Like bank robbers, hackers are attracted to where the money is. And with many more people today accessing their bank accounts and retirement accounts online, the incentive [...]

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Gold ETF Holdings Hit Record Highs as Investors Seek Safety

Holdings of gold in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) hit record highs this week as investors sought to move their assets to safety. Total ETF holdings rose to over 2,570 tonnes, eclipsing the previous high set in 2012. This comes at a time when stock markets are still near their all-time highs, making it unusual that both stocks and gold would be gaining at the same time. The disadvantages of investing in gold ETFs versus other gold investment vehicles such as a [...]

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Silver’s Future Looking Bright as Industrial Demand Set to Pick Up

The silver price, unlike the gold price, can be heavily influenced by industrial demand. For a number of years that weighed on the silver price, as demand from the photography industry waned. It seems hard to remember, in the age of digital photography, that we once used cameras with film in them. Once the switch to digital cameras was underway, thousands of tonnes worth of annual silver demand disappeared. While some bears may have thought that would be a death [...]

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Gold Mine Production Decreased in 2019, First Time Since 2008

Total world gold mine production decreased last year for the first time since 2008. That’s sure to put upward pressure on world gold prices, as increased demand and decreased supply will work together to send gold skyward, perhaps even taking out its all-time high prices in 2020. Production from gold mines has generally increased every year since the 1970s, buoyed by consumer investment demand. With so much pent-up demand in the US finally being released after gold ownership was legalized [...]

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