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Dissecting the U.S. Deficit USMR Market Insights

The Congressional Budget Office reportedly projected the 2019 deficit to reach $897 billion, up 15% from 2018. Last year’s deficit of $779 billion was the country’s highest since 2012. Patrick Brunson explains what this means and why you should care in today’s edition of USMR Market Insights.  Dissecting the U.S. Deficit- Video Transcription Patrick…

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Do You Know These 3 Tax Benefits of Gold IRAs?

Whether you already have a Gold IRA or are seeking last-minute, tax-friendly moves to make with your money, there might be some benefits to Gold IRAs that you don’t know. Keep in mind that in a given year, contributions to Traditional and Roth IRAs must be made by that year’s April tax deadline. For 2019,…

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Why Bad Things Happen on Mondays: A Short History of Market Crashes

Americans have a long tradition of dreading Mondays. Many of us are jolted back to reality at the start of each week by an alarm clock that signals the end of leisure, relaxation, and time with family and friends. It also marks the beginning of five days of work packed with new projects, deadlines, and expectations.   On Mondays, responsibility and accountability return, and we feel miles from Friday—the coveted moment at the end of each week when we…

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Gold Prices Jump as Brexit Approaches

Global economic uncertainty—especially nagging questions about whether Brexit will actually happen—is helping to drive up the price of gold, underscoring the precious metal’s status as a safe haven. On March 25, gold prices reached a three-week high amid continuing worries over the global economic outlook, such as the turmoil swirling around Brexit. The surge in…

Brexit: Extension & Apprehension | USMR Market Insights

Brexit’s extension means a lot of uncertainty for everyone. In this episode of Market Insights Coy Wells and Patrick Brunson discuss what this issue means to the average American. Brexit: Extension & Apprehension – Video Transcription Coy Wells:               00:00 Today, we’re here with Mr. Patrick Brunson and we’re going to continue our discussion in regards…

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A Low Chance of Risk and a High Chance of Ruin

The Cambridge Dictionary defines volatility as “the quality or state of being likely to change suddenly, especially by becoming worse.” This definition can be applied in many areas. In chemistry, volatility is the tendency for a substance to vaporize. In computer science, it’s the risk of catastrophic memory loss. In meteorology, it’s the probability of…