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It’s All a Big Bubble

Although stocks are down in early action Monday to kick off the new trading week, the market has shown great resiliency in recent months. In fact, there has been little to put a stop to the market’s upward trajectory, and investors appear to be quite comfortable buying stocks even at current levels. Tech stocks are flying high while more defensive equities such as telecommunications, healthcare and pharmaceuticals are seemingly being left behind. Some analysts have suggested that this points to a massive bubble in assets,... Continue Reading

Gold and Bitcoin?

The current Bitcoin and cryptocurrency craze has taken markets by storm. While gold remained relatively range-bound, Bitcoin was moving higher-a lot higher-until hitting the $20,000 market this week. The currency has since pulled back a bit, but it is likely not the end of the run higher. Without offering a guess as to just how high Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies could potentially go, perhaps the bigger question and issue at hand is why these instruments are garnering so much interest. The monetary system has been run... Continue Reading

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The Bubble is Getting Bigger

According to Investopedia, a bubble is “an economic cycle characterized by rapid escalation of asset prices followed by a contraction. It is created by a surge in asset prices unwarranted by the fundamentals of the asset and driven by exuberant market behavior. When no more investors are willing to buy at the elevated price, a massive selloff occurs, causing the bubble to deflate.” According to Wikipedia, a bubble is defined as “trade in an asset at a price or price range that strongly exceeds the... Continue Reading

Is Bitcoin About to Crash?

The last several months have seen a lot of price movement-and hype-surrounding Bitcoin. Some have hailed the cryptocurrency as the wave of the future, while others have called the market a fluke that won’t last. Bitcoin has seen some selling in recent days, and that selling could be indicative of a significant exodus from the digital currency. Bitcoin recently traded for over $7500, but has since lost some steam and is trading for under $7000. Could the recent sell-off be the beginning of the end... Continue Reading

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

Stocks remain not far from recent all-time highs, and you have to wonder if equity investors will keep pushing stock prices further into bubble (we mean new all-time highs) territory. The desire for yield can be a powerful thing, and that thirst for returns has driven equities higher for several years now. In reality, however, it is zero or negative interest rates and a lot of quantitative easing that has driven equity markets to current levels. Investors have essentially been forced to go out and... Continue Reading

Three Reasons to Buy Gold Right Now

Although the U.S. economy has seen a comeback from the clutches of the recent Great Recession, world economies are currently faced with a number of key issues that could potentially shape monetary policy and global growth for years to come. While we believe there are numerous reasons to buy and hold physical gold bullion (as well as other physical precious metals), there are three significant reasons that we feel are simply too important right now to ignore right now: The upcoming Presidential election: The current... Continue Reading

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