Why Gold or Silver Are So Important During Market Corrections

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Why Gold or Silver Are So Important During Market Corrections

Gold and silver have traditionally been a safe-haven against all forms of market conditions. In just the past week, the stock market in the United States has lost over ten percent of its value. For people that are about to retire, this drop can have a huge negative effect on their net worth. Gold, silver, and precious metals are a safe-haven in times of market turmoil. The prices of these precious metals tend to increase when there is an increase in market volatility. This means that anyone looking to hedge their risk in their portfolio should consider adding gold and silver to their investments. If an investor has twenty percent of their portfolio in precious metals, they would have been much better off today than the person that had a portfolio that was one hundred percent in stocks. Here are several more reasons why investing in gold and silver makes sense. Continue reading our market analysis

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The Key Benefits Of Silver As An Investment

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The Key Benefits Of Silver As An Investment

Silver is one of the oldest forms of investment known to man. From the ancient Romans to modern day Wall Street traders, silver has always been highly desired for both its investment value and practical utility. In recent years, concerns over increased liquidity, government debt and the long-term viability of the U.S. Dollar has caused the price of silver to increase sharply. Since 2001, the price of silver has risen from $4.37 US$/oz to $19.64 US$/oz in 2014. Here we will look at some of the key benefits of silver and why a silver investment makes sense as part of any balanced portfolio. Continue reading our market analysis

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The Strength of “In God We Trust”

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The phrase “In God We Trust”, which appears on United States coins and paper currency, was inspired from a line in Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner”. The poem eventually became the United States national anthem. Francis was inspired by the sight of the U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry on the morning of 14th September 1814 after a night of heavy British bombardment. Continue reading our market analysis

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Early Coins from 1700, 1800

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During the 1700’s and 1800’s, gold coins and silver coins became very popular in nearly all parts of the world as trading grew. Coins were used as “commodity money”. This means that the value of a coin was dependent on the amount of silver or gold it contained. Below is a list of brief descriptions of various gold coins and silver coins that were used in the 1700’s and 1800’s. Continue reading our market analysis

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Running Out of Gold?

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It is just plain hard to imagine the world without the presence of gold, or at least new mineable gold. After All, it has been the ultimate measure of wealth for over 4,000 years. Even though it has seen it’s up’s, and it’s down’s, it has always remained the forbearer and the heartbeat of our society as we know it. Continue reading our market analysis

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A Closer Look at the California Gold Rush

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James Marshall was a foreman at Sutter’s Mill, which operated along the banks of the American River in Coloma, California. One morning on January 24, 1848, as James was going about his typical duties for the day, he found a shiny object in a stream, which happened to be a gold nugget. When he told his boss, John Sutter about his discovery, John tried to keep it quiet. Nevertheless, word spread quickly and before long a San Francisco newspaper confirmed the reports of gold findings in the area. What was once a relatively quiet outpost had become a center of activity as miners flocked to the West seeking the precious metal. Continue reading our market analysis

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Buying the Dips

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Cost dollar averaging down is a strategy that involves the buying of a stock after it drops below the purchase price, anticipating a rebound in prices. One buys into a weakness with the hope of a recovery in an uncertain market environment. You make purchases of your intended total position at several descending prices. In this case buying gold using this strategy involves buying the dips. You buy gold during its bearish tendencies as is currently happening now. Continue reading our market analysis

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Rare Coins Throughout History

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Since ancient Roman times, coin collecting has been a hobby that is still practiced nowadays. Due to this, some rare coins have survived throughout time. People are fascinated by the history and the stories that rare coins carry. Some rare coins this article will touch on are the  Pan-Pac 50 Round, 1841 Liberty Head, 1879 Flowing Hair Stella and 1912 Motto St. Gaudens. Continue reading our market analysis

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Process Of Mining Gold or Silver

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Process Of Mining Gold or Silver 

Precious metal deposits are found in varying quantities all around the world. In the last century, new technologies have contributed to a large rise in the overall production of precious metals. Major breakthroughs include digital imaging, mining, mine dewatering, improved haulage and steam assisted drilling. Additionally, advances in mining and processing methods have made it possible to handle larger ore volumes and enhanced the ability to separate precious metals from their ores Continue reading our market analysis

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Panic in the Greek Stock Market

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The Greek stock exchange took a nosedive at 7:30 am GMT on August 3, 2015. In the first 40 minutes alone, stocks fell 22%, meaning 10 billion euros were wiped off the board. The total loss for the day was to the tune of 30%. The market re-opened after being closed for five consecutive weeks, and Greece had not experienced such a lengthy stock market shut-down since 1974. The stock market was closed from June 26 to August 2nd, opening again on August 3rd and the downward plunge this morning was almost instantaneous. This drastic fall is a reflection of the current financial and political instability that Greece is facing, along with a lack of trust in the Greek government. Greece has been experiencing financial difficulties for quite some time, but it’s currently reached a breaking point. Continue reading our market analysis

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