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China Takes the Long View on Gold-Silver… and So Should You

China Takes the Long View on Gold-Silver… and So Should You

A cursory look at Chinese history can convince you that China should not be underestimated when it sets its sights on a particular goal. Even before Mao Zedong took over the reins in 1949, and the first Five Year Plan began in 1953, centuries of history demonstrated that long-term planning, while not always meeting expectations, is a core behavioral trait of the Chinese psyche. And more often than not, it has enabled them to hit the mark. Expect eventual success for the One Belt, One Road Initiative – the world’s largest construction project, estimated to cost $80 trillion dollars – linking the Asian mainland, (including Central Asia) with Europe via […]

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A Short Course on Fear and Greed: Successful Investors Wrote the Book

A Short Course on Fear and Greed: Successful Investors Wrote the Book

Are you a millionaire yet? Me neither. We might have been by now, had we better understood the finer points of “fear” and “greed” during our investing lives. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” said fictional corporate raider Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in 1987’s “Wall Street.” The quote became a rally cry for the 13-year stock market surge following the October ’87 crash. Fear, on the other hand, can be just as influential in charting investments. “I have only two positions right now – cash and fetal,” wailed investor Jeff Mackey, staring wide-eyed into CNBC’s cameras on October 2, 2008. The subprime mortgage crisis was […]

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There Is Only One Right Way to Do a Precious Metals IRA

| September 13, 2016 | Category: Investing
There Is Only One Right Way to Do a Precious Metals IRA

A small handful of outfits in our industry recently sprang up and started heavily promoting a so-called “self-storage” or “LLC” IRA. The pitch is for you to establish an LLC company to store the metals on behalf of your IRA in your home (or nearby). At first glance, it sounds like an attractive option. Investors buy metals to increase privacy and control. Some do not want to rely on third-party vaults and would prefer having personal access to their metals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We totally agree with this sentiment when it comes to precious metals that you personally and directly own. But anyone considering this […]

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Investing In Gold With Spread Betting

Investing In Gold With Spread Betting

Many investors turn to gold when the world economy shows signs of weakening. Gold is an asset that preserves its value and when the price of stocks, currencies, and even real estate falls, gold still retains its financial strength. Why is Gold Becoming Attractive for Investors? Data from the U.S. economy hasn’t been positive in 2016. Companies have been hit by weak earnings reports and jobs created have fallen short of expectations in recent months. China has also shown signs of slowing its growth while it’s immersing itself in more and more debt as time goes by. The euro-zone doesn’t have a healthy outlook either. Thus, investing in gold isn’t […]

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