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3 Reasons the Silver Price Will Explode

The stage has been set for 2020 to be the year for precious metals to make a big bull run. With the potential for conflict in the Middle East, jittery stock markets, and a Federal Reserve that’s engaging in more monetary easing, this year should see increased demand for gold and silver. Many investors remember the great precious metals bull run that ensued after the financial crisis, with gold pushing to $1,900 and silver pushing to nearly $50 an ounce. [...]

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Corporate Executives Think Stock Markets Are Overvalued… As They Continue Buying Back Stock

It’s no secret that corporate stock buybacks are one of the primary drivers behind high-flying stock markets in recent years. Over the past decade, corporations have been the largest net buyers of stock, continuing to buy back more and more stock and driving prices through the roof. And even though most corporate CFOs now think that stock markets are completely overvalued, they’re expected to continue the trend this year too. There are a number of reasons behind the corporate stock [...]

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Global Debt Continues to Soar: Is the End in Sight?

With interest rates having been held at near-zero for nearly a decade, and in Europe and Japan actually being forced into negative territory, it shouldn’t be any surprise that debt issuance around the world has exploded. Total global debt levels are set to hit an all-time high of over $257 trillion. That’s more than triple the world’s entire economic output, and more than $33,000 for every person on the planet. How long can this last? Debt in and of itself [...]

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The S&P 500 Is Overvalued in More Ways Than One

By now even the most fervent stock market bulls realize that the current valuations of stock markets are way out of whack with underlying market fundamentals. By just about every measure, stocks are trading at ratios that are far higher than their historical averages. Most people look to the price to earnings (P/E) ratio when analyzing stocks. The S&P 500 is currently trading at a P/E ratio of 18.6, well above its 10-year average of 14.9. But that’s still below [...]

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New Danger Sign Flashes Warning that Stock Market Collapse Is on the Way

With so much competing financial news out there, investors may have a hard time deciding for themselves whether markets are going to continue to grow, or whether they’re going to completely collapse. Certainly the economy is slowing, industrial production is down, and tariffs continue to hurt American farmers and industry. But stock markets continue to set record highs, oblivious to all of that and acting as though the sky is the limit. So which is it: will we face [...]

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Germans Rushed to Buy Gold as Window Closed

At the end of 2019, Germans lined up outside gold stores to buy gold. The reason? The German government was lowering the limit on anonymous purchases of gold from €10,000 to €2,000. The way gold prices are going, pretty soon even purchasing a single one-ounce gold coin will require buyers to provide identification. It’s no wonder that Germans went to buy gold in droves. Gold has always served as the ultimate final form of money. When stocks and bonds lose [...]

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Prominent Financial Media Commentators Coming Around to Gold

It isn’t every day that you hear someone in the mainstream financial media talk about gold. When they do, it’s often in a pejorative manner. So to hear someone in the financial media talking about gold reaching $1,700 or $1,800 an ounce is quite uncommon. And the fact that the person making those statements is none other than Jim Cramer is even more astounding. Cramer is well known as a former hedge fund manager and current TV personality. His TV [...]

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How Geopolitical Conflict Will Affect Your Retirement Savings

When judging how their investment portfolios will perform, most investors look at economic factors to estimate future performance. They’ll look at price to earnings ratios, balance sheets, Federal Reserve monetary policy, and a whole host of other measures to assess the likelihood that their investments will gain or lose money. But what they often fail to take into account is the effect that geopolitical conflict will have on their investments, and that can come back to haunt them. We’ve been [...]

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The 5 Top Issues Facing Investors in 2020

Investors always have a lot on their minds, particularly when it comes to saving for retirement. They’re always trying to figure out which way markets will move, when they’ll move, and what assets they should invest in to maximize their retirement savings. The more uncertainty faces them, the more difficult their investment decision making becomes. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, it wasn’t at all obvious that stock markets were a good place to invest. Millions of investors were [...]

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How to Invest in Gold for Retirement

Next to stocks, bonds, and cash, gold is probably the top investment asset when it comes both to investor interest and common curiosity. Cultures across the world and throughout history have valued gold for its scarcity, durability, and use in jewelry and money. Now that gold is no longer used as money, its primary use in society today is as an investment asset. But while millions of investors would like to invest in gold, far fewer know how to invest [...]

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