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The Price Movement of Gold will be Hard to Pin Down in Near Term

The increase in gold prices for 2017 of about 12 percent, disappointed many investors in the asset class. Many were surprised the price didn’t outperform stock market returns. Consequently, a number of professionals think the price of gold will be subdued in 2018, and possibly further out. For the negative outlook for 2017, it didn’t play out primarily because rising short-term interest rates didn’t lead to a huge increase in longer-term bond yields. What that did was keep financing costs low for the gold sector, helping to […]

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U.S. Debt Should Double Within 7 Years – Gold Could Soar

The editor of Gold Newsletter, President and CEO of Jefferson Financial, Brien Lundin, said at the New Orleans Investment Conference in 2017 that historically, over the period of an eight-year term by a President, the Federal debt doubles. If that’s how it ends up this time around, it suggests the existing $20 trillion U.S. debt load will jump to $40 trillion in approximately seven years. The reality is raising taxes and cutting government spending has no chance of dealing with growing unfunded liabilities, even if there were […]

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Bitcoin: Why Those in Power Hate it!

Bitcoin has generated a lot of euphoria and distain across a variety of walks of life, as the rapid increase in its value, along with taking a lot of the other cryptocurrencies on a ride with it, has forced the media to cover it. It has also forced some of the entrenched powers – especially political and financial – to issue a seemingly endless number of warnings and caveats against bitcoin, although it is interestingly tempered by the fact the blockchain, which girds up the asset class, […]

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Gold Against Cryptocurrencies: Why You Don’t Have to Choose

Gold has been taking a back seat for some investors who have gravitated toward acquiring cryptocurrencies. Goldman Sachs doesn’t believe investors should abandon gold as a store of value, as it’s proven for thousands of years it’s the best at protecting assets. Proponents of cryptocurrencies on the other hand, note that the coins have acted in similar ways as gold in regard to scarcity, and Bitcoin and others have responded to geopolitical events in a similar way as gold has. Having said that, it’s not really accurate […]

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Dangers of Fed Launching Quantitative Tightening – How to Survive and Thrive

For the first time in its history, the Federal Reserve announced it is going to enter into a prolonged period of quantitative tightening. That’s the opposite of quantitative easing, which adds money to the economy; QT takes it out of the economy. Below is a video explaining what the potential implications are, and how it may have an impact on us. Some of the transcript from the video on the Federal Reserve and its announced quantitative tightening plan, with my insights on how to defend, prepare yourselves, […]

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