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.
“I see something else on the horizon: another economic crash, just around the corner—caused by the Federal Reserve System and its monetary policy. I’m not the only one, either. There are plenty of economists and financial experts who agree with me…” -Ron Paul, Former U.S Presidential Candidate
Gold’s slight tumble from mid-April to mid-May isn’t an alarm bell for investors — historical trends indicate that gold always climbs back to new peaks. In fact, the slight decline in gold is actually good news for patient investors, especially those looking to hold gold assets long term as part of a retirement savings strategy.
Like many other commodities, gold has long been used as a hedge against currency devaluation, particularly against the gradual inflation that is symptomatic of today’s monetary system. A new law passing in Arizona is creating more benefits for gold investment by removing taxation of precious metals — including gold — at the state level.
Traditional retirement is becoming increasingly harder than it was a few decades ago. It used to be that between social security benefits and employer-sponsored pension plans, most people would be able to leave work at 65 and live out the rest of their lives in peace and relative comfort. This is no longer the case.
Hi, I’m Ron Paul, former Presidential candidate and US Congressman. If you follow the news, you’ll know that stock markets are near their all-time highs. The Dow Jones Index surpassed the 20,000 point mark for the first time this year, and even broke 21,000 points in March. That’s over 4,000 points higher than its lowest mark in 2016. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite Index are enjoying similarly fast growth.
Retirement is becoming increasingly difficult in today’s world. Social Security benefits are meager, and the program itself will eventually collapse under its own weight. That’s why it’s important to have your own retirement savings, such as an IRA or a 401(k). But inflation erodes the value of those savings over time. The money you save today won’t be worth nearly as much in a decade or two.