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Global Debt Has Reached a New High

According to the IMF, global debt has reached a new peak. Not only that, but according to the fund, there are three countries responsible: The U.S., China and Japan. These nations account for over 50% of total global debt, and China alone is responsible for about 75% of new private debt since the financial crisis. The numbers are nothing short of staggering: The IMF’s fiscal monitor reportedly stated that total debt reached $164 trillion in 2016. That figure, incidentally, represents 225% of global gross domestic... Continue Reading

Forget Price for a Moment

Although the potential for higher prices is certainly a reason to buy and hold gold, there are several other reasons, perhaps even more important reasons, to buy and keep the metal. While most investors have been fixated on the stock market for the last decade, the gold market potentially represents an excellent value at current price levels. Not only that, but the current state of the economy and geopolitical landscape may also warrant a significant allocation in gold. Below are three primary issues that should... Continue Reading