The October Effect

Near the beginning of September, equity markets were riding high at new peaks, and March’s crash seemed like a distant memory. Then fortunes changed, and the stock market experienced a harsh series of corrections. Both The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch report that the NASDAQ’s three-day 10% drop, which began on September 3, 2020, was…

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Which Is Better in the Long Term: Gold or Cryptocurrency?

If you’re a fan of gold, you’re familiar with its long-term appeal and performance potential. You also might be familiar with a relatively new asset, Bitcoin, which is a cryptocurrency that’s been dubbed “digital gold.” But how do cryptocurrency and—more specifically—Bitcoin and gold compare? Are we looking at a new form of gold? The History…

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Retiring in a Recession

Retirement. For many, it is the final prize after a life of hard work. People get a retirement date in mind a few years in advance. They draw up plans as to what hobbies they’ll finally indulge in with their newfound time and where they’ll live. They monitor their nest egg cautiously, watching with a…

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What Is a Piedfort Coin?

It’s a coin that prompts a double-take in more ways than one. First, there’s the name: Piedfort. Then, there’s the size: Piedfort coins are typically the same diameter as traditional coins but twice as thick. So what exactly is a piedfort coin? Let’s begin with the name. The word piedfort is French and means “heavy…

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