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What's Next From Central Banks?

Although the Federal Reserve has recently abandoned its policy of zero interest rates and has put an end to (at least for now) its quantitative easing program, the era of QE and ultralow interest rates around the globe may be far from over. This past week, the Fed announced it would hold interest rates at current levels although a hike or two still remains on the table for June and possibly December. In a surprising move, the Bank of Japan elected this week to do... Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Start Buying Precious Metals Today

Perhaps you have heard of precious metals investments. Maybe you even thought about buying gold once or twice in the past but never got around to doing it. Or perhaps you are fully invested in equities and have never even looked beyond stocks at alternative investments. If this is you, it’s time to start thinking a little “outside the box.” In fact, in our view, right now represents one of the best opportunities to begin investing in gold, silver and other precious metals. In fact,... Continue Reading

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Gold as a World Currency

It’s no secret that gold, silver, and other precious metals are viewed as the embodiment of wealth. After all, these precious metals have been used by man for thousands of years to facilitate exchange, back paper currency, and protect assets. Not too long ago, the United States and other parts of the world were on the gold standard in which every unit of currency had to be “backed up” by gold. Could a return to a gold standard be seen? Could gold simply become a... Continue Reading

Why Are Nations Adding to Gold Reserves?

Governments and their central banks represent the largest players in modern financial markets. If these financial superpowers are acquiring and stockpiling more gold, maybe you should consider an allocation in gold as well. Gold’s importance to the global economy cannot be understated. The reality is that if gold were simply a relic of the past without true purpose or value, central banks would not buy and hoard the yellow metal. What do these central banks know that you don’t? Central banks began adding to gold... Continue Reading