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If You’re Not Worried About Your Retirement, It May Be Time to Start

If you are like most Americans, you have probably worked very hard for a long time. Hopefully, you have been putting money away in the hopes of one day retiring and enjoying your life without having to concern yourself with money. If you have saved diligently you should be proud. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. While having a nice nest egg put away may provide a great deal of comfort, it’s not enough. The question then becomes how to protect that nest egg.... Continue Reading

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The Coming Bear Market in Stocks

In general, a bear market is a market that has declined twenty percent from its high. This drop becomes especially significant when multiple stock indexes are down twenty percent or more and when these declines have lasted for at least several weeks. Are U.S. stocks currently in a bear market? No. Are global equity markets in bear market statuses? Yes. Could U.S. stocks be headed for a bear market? Absolutely. While no one can see the future, the domestic stock market could potentially be at... Continue Reading

Sleep Well at Night With a Gold IRA

Let’s face it…Investors today are inundated with choices. You can invest in stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, real estate, collector cars and more. While some of these investment choices can potentially offer high returns, they all come with their own sets of risks as well. Stocks can drop 10, 20, even 50 percent or more in the blink of an eye. Missed earnings, corporate theft, regulatory troubles… You name it… Stocks come with some considerable risks. Bonds can lose significant value with changes in interest... 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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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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First Quarter Demand for Gold Remains Robust

The most recent World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends Report has shown that demand for gold is picking up right where it left off in 2013. Q1 demand for gold was 1074 tons, which was nearly unchanged on a year-over-year basis. According to the report, quarterly average demand trends remain intact according to data established over the last five years. Let’s take a closer look at some specific segments of this demand to see what is driving gold: JEWELRY DEMAND Jewelry is the most significant... Continue Reading

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Buying Gold and Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

The gold market has certainly seen some ups and downs in recent years. After topping out near $2000 per ounce back in 2011, the metal has worked lower the last few years and has bounced off of the $1200 area several times. In fact, gold has been trading in a sideways range for some time now-about the last year. We feel that it is extremely important for one to look at the bigger picture when looking at precious metals investments, and we want to try... Continue Reading

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Why Add Gold To An IRA?

Five simple reasons to consider: There are many reasons one could consider adding gold or precious metals to their IRA account or retirement portfolio. Here we will outline what we feel are some of the biggest reasons one should consider an allocation into gold or precious metals, and why we feel such an allocation can potentially play a vital role in safeguarding one’s savings and wealth. 1. Portfolio Diversification-Gold and precious metals can allow an investor to further diversify their portfolio. By adding precious metals... Continue Reading

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