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6 Reasons a Gold IRA is For You

If you think you can rely on your 401(k) or other savings accounts, real estate, Social Security, or the government, think again. Owning diversified stocks and bonds may not be sufficient to protect your investment assets from downside risk. Research shows that adding physical gold to an investment portfolio consisting of stocks and bonds can increase protection and security against dangerous market risks. We’ve outlined six reasons why owning physical gold in your IRA, 401(K) or other retirement investment vehicles is still the best way... Continue Reading

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30 Things You Didn't Know About Gold

  Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in a single hour than all of the gold that has ever been poured during recorded history. Gold melts at 1064.43 degrees Centigrade. The metal can conduct both heat and electricity. It is estimated that 80 percent of the planet’s gold is still in the ground. A cubic foot of gold weighs 1000 pounds. Gold never rusts and does not easily become affected by chemicals. This is why gold can remain in the ground... Continue Reading

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Billionaire Investor John Paulson Loves Gold-Here's Why:

For those of you who have not heard of investor and hedge fund manager John Paulson, he is a man that forecast the sub-prime mortgage crises and made large, bearish bets on the housing market. Paulson was right. The U.S. housing market went into a tail spin as property values collapsed and mortgage defaults became rampant. The haul on the trade was so large that Mr. Paulson is believed to have made a cool three or four billion for himself-which is believed to be the... Continue Reading

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Are Stocks Getting Ready To Sell-off?

We have been discussing the five year old rally in stocks for a while now, and the rally is beginning to look a little tired. Markets have seen a bit more volatility in recent weeks due to several issues, and that increase in volatility could potentially indicate that we are nearing a top. Although no one can see the future, one cannot argue the fact that stocks have gone higher without looking back for years now, and that the current state of euphoria likely won’t... Continue Reading

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WHAT IS COUNTERPARTY RISK AND WHY DOES IT MATTER TO ME?

Counterparty risk is a term often used in financial circles but is also a term that many investors do not understand. Here we will examine just what counter-party risk is, and how it may affect you and your investments. COUNTERPARTY RISK: According to Investopedia, counterparty risk is defined as “The risk to each party of a contract that the counterparty will not live up to its contractual obligations. Counterparty risk is a risk to both parties and should be considered when evaluating a contract.” According... Continue Reading

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Billionaires Dumping Stocks- What Does It Mean For Your Portfolio?

Let’s face it. Markets are driven not by the small retail investor, but rather by the big fish-the large banks, financial institutions and people or groups with enough capital to make a dent. These larger market players often attempt to hide or mask their intentions, as retail investors will often try to catch a ride on their coattails. That being said, there have been some interesting developments as of late. Several big market players, guys with names like Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway, John Paulson... Continue Reading

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Gold Hits Two Week High As Geopolitical Landscape Deteriorates

Gold prices hit a two week high yesterday as a mixture of fresh buying along with short-covering drove prices back above the psychologically key $1300 level. Although gold has breached this level to the downside on a few occasions in recent weeks, each and every time buyers have stepped in to scoop up the yellow metal. This is not surprising to us, as we feel the likelihood of gold prices seeing any significant drops given the current state of global affairs is unlikely. So-what exactly... Continue Reading

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The Gold/Silver Ratio

When it comes to investing in gold, silver or other precious metals, we believe that such purchases should be looked at as long-term investments. We believe that precious metals may be beneficial for their potential to hedge inflation, protect purchasing power and also potentially offer a degree of protection from geopolitical risks and economic concerns. That being said, we believe that gold and precious metals should be accumulated over time, and not “traded” in an attempt to time the market. There is, however, a tool... Continue Reading

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Is Now The Time to Buy Gold

Is now the time to buy gold? It seems that everywhere we look these days there is conflict. The world is currently seeing strained U.S. /Russian ties, North Korean tensions, Israel and Hamas at war, and civil war in Iraq to name a few. We are living in very uncertain times, and one has to wonder just how much investors are willing to tolerate before running for the hills. Stocks have been trending higher for years now-years…. Stocks also appear to be very overbought at... Continue Reading

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