You may have heard a spirited debate about the gold standard, fiat currency, and free-floating currency. If you’re familiar with Ron Paul or other free market advocates, the gold standard is likely to come up. So what is the gold standard, why are so many Americans up in arms about it, and how likely is […]
You’ve probably heard the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Its meaning is simple but universally true: Putting all of your resources into one place can be disastrous. This advice is especially true for retirement, where your post-career livelihood depends on what you stow away today. In 2008, the nation lost […]
Gold has a supply and demand, and to get the most profit from your gold investment, timing is crucial. Here are the best times to buy and sell gold.
The Great Recession (late 2007 to mid-2009) devastated American families, with some lingering financial woes a decade later. Foreclosures rose by 81% from 2007 to 2008, amounting to 3.2 million total foreclosure filings. Those who managed to keep their homes that year lost almost $2 trillion in total property value, with the Federal Reserve estimating […]
Lions and bears and bulls, oh my. Forget a visit to the zoo – what do these animals have to do with your financial future? Let’s break down what bear markets are, what bull markets are, and what each means for precious metal investors. What Is a Bear Market? Bears mess up campsites. They can […]
The United States of America has a complicated, often turbulent history with gold. For thousands of years, North America has produced a prolific amount of ore, jewelry, coins, and bullion. From Mesoamericans to colonial Europeans, to the modern American economy, gold has always been a profound part of the American story. Hundreds of ships crossed […]