Too Many Funds in too Few Hands? The Index Cartel Lurking in Your Portfolio

Index funds are a form of passive investing that track a broader index, like the S&P 500 which houses the stocks of 500 large-cap U.S. companies including Apple, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Amazon and Facebook. They’re low-cost and relatively uncomplicated investments that can take the form of a mutual fund or an…

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Global Gold News – January 10, 2020

KITCO NEWS/Anna Golubova Gold jumps as U.S. economy disappoints with 145,000 rise in nonfarm payrolls January 10, 2020 “Gold prices rose following weaker-than-expected U.S. employment data from December. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 145,000 in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The monthly figure came below market consensus projecting 164,000 new positions. The…

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Global Gold News – January 7, 2020

REUTERS/K. Sathya Narayanan Gold slips from near seven-year highs on lull in U.S.-Iran tensions January 7, 2020 “Gold prices retreated on Tuesday from near seven-year highs reached in the previous session as investors took profits in the absence of new developments in the tense situation between the United States and Iran. Deficit-hit palladium meanwhile hit…

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The Musical Chair Markets. Where will you be Sitting When the Music Stops?

As we think about resolutions and goals for the new year – many of us gravitate to the traditional aspirations of losing weight, eating better, exercising regularly, and the perennial favorite — being better about money. With respect to the latter, that can take the form of spending less, saving more, or investing smarter. 2019…

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Global Gold News – December 12, 2019

KITCO NEWS/Neils Christensen Gold sees short term boost as ECB’s Lagarde reiterates ‘highly accommodative’ monetary policy December 12, 2019 “The gold market found some short-term momentum, hitting a five-week high after the European Central Bank (ECB) maintains its ‘highly accommodative’ monetary policy in a continued attempt to push inflation higher. The latest ECB meeting and…

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Global Gold News – December 2, 2019

REUTERS/Diptendu Lahiri Gold slips on strong Chinese data, palladium soars to new record December 2, 2019 “Gold prices fell on Monday after better-than-expected manufacturing data from China assuaged fears of a slowdown in global growth while deficit-ridden. Auto-catalyst metal palladium soared to an all-time high. Spot gold slipped 0.4% to $1,457.96 per ounce by 1310…

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Global Gold News – November 12, 2019

REUTERS/Karthika Suresh Namboothiri Gold eases as hopes of U.S.-China trade progress lift risk appetite November 12, 2019 “Gold prices eased on Tuesday as expectations of positive trade talks between the United States and China bolstered risk appetite, while investors booked profits.  Spot gold slipped 0.2% to $1,453.46 per ounce as of 1211 GMT, extending declines…

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Too Much Money in Too Few Hands?

Wealth inequality is at historic levels throughout the world and some consider it the greatest threat to the global economy. The disparity between the very rich and the very poor seems as old as society itself, but it’s a bit more complicated than Marie Antoinette’s reported, “Let them eat cake” pronouncement upon hearing that her…

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The Death of the Shopping Mall. An American Tragedy or an Economic Harbinger?

Who can forget the interminable parking lots, crowded escalators, holiday window displays, and jam-packed food courts? The shopping mall is where many of us grew up. From hiding under dress racks, to reluctantly trying on school clothes, and momentarily losing sight of our mothers — all of us have a mall memory. These shopping meccas…

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The Politics of Impeachment: High Crimes, Misdemeanors, and Gold

When we think of Presidential impeachment, we recall Bill Clinton waving his finger in denial on national television or Richard Nixon’s emphatic claim that he is “not a crook.” It brings to mind endless gavel committees, subpoenas, contentious Capitol Hill hearings, and a host of dark moments from the archives of American political history. Removing…

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A Manufacturing Recession —What it Means for your Money

The Institute for Supply Management is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. With some 50,000 personnel in more than 100 countries, their membership includes the agents, managers,and mediators engaged in sourcing, procuring, and purchasing goods and services across the globe. While the organization provides vital training, networking, and certifications for…

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Platinum’s Price is on the Rise

Gold and silver aren’t the only investment options worth looking into. If you follow gold and silver prices closely, you’ve probably noticed an emerging trend with platinum price. The lesser-recognized of the precious metals is on the rise in value. It’s a verifiable investment option for your consideration. If you’ve been searching for ways to…

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Diversification Investment Choices for Federal TSP Participants Using Gold & Silver

A brighter future for you exists with precious metals. The Thrift Savings Plan or TSP for Federal employees was created to give members of the United States armed forces and government workers the opportunity to experience a brighter future upon retirement. The tax-deferred savings and investment option is one that many people view as their…

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Good Time to Invest in Gold

There’s never been a better time to buy precious metals for retirement. Retirement-minded people have a lot of questions about investing. One, in particular, gets asked a lot. People want to know if it’s a good time to invest in gold (GLD). To avoid sounding cliché because of the nature of our business, we wanted…

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Gold Prices Continue to Rise as Detailed Analysis Reports Have Proven in the Past

Looking back two quarters ago and you will see why precious metals remain a mainstay for investors. If the past two quarters has taught us anything, it’s that gold continues to rise in value. Political and economic affairs have done little to tarnish its reputation as a valuable source of currency around the world. In…

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What is Bitcoin and Why is it Safer to Invest in Gold Silver Precious Metals?

What is Bitcoin Make profits off your investments and live off the money you saved and earned after retiring. So, what’s all the buzz about Bitcoin? Is it good, bad or somewhere in-between? How does its value withstand the volatile marketplace where inflation and recession are real possibilities for people reaching retirement age? If you…

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Self Directed IRA

Self Directed IRA What you need to know to make an informed investment decision in your financial future. As you get closer and closer to retirement age, it’s important that you know which opportunities await you financially. After all, you’re going to need a great sum of money to see you through the rest of…

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