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Has the Fed Lost Its Mojo?

For over a year, the U.S.-China trade war has been daily water cooler talk at every big bank and investment firm from Wall Street to Main Street. And with good reason. It has created uncertainty and volatility—and by many accounts, it has reduced global growth to a crawl. Each new round of tariffs unnerves the…

Why Is the Bald Eagle on So Many Coins?

Why Is the Bald Eagle on So Many Coins?

You already know that majestic imagery of the bald eagle graces many of our coins and that it’s also our national emblem. But did you know that the U.S. nearly missed out on incorporating the powerful bird into our nation’s official seal, the one and only “Great Seal”? It’s true. Many people toiled away at…

The Most Popular Gold Bar Questions, Answered

Answers to All Your Gold Bar Questions

For buyers of precious metals, few things compare to a gold bar—holding it is like gripping the weight of wealth and centuries of global fascination. It’s heavy stuff, in more ways than one. If you’re considering joining the “gold bar club,” you likely have a few questions. You’re not alone. These are the most common…

Can a president alone start or stop a recession? USMR Market Insights

Can a President Alone Start or Stop a Recession?

As the election starts to heat up, candidates will begin to discuss their plan for the economy. Discover how the president’s relationship with foreign trading powers can affect the start or stop of a recession. Can a President Alone Start or Stop a Recession? – Video Transcription Patrick Brunson: 00:00 Everyone should be expecting to…

Are We Headed for an All-Out Currency War?

Last week, China pushed down the value of its yuan to its lowest level in 11 years, and the U.S. Treasury designated China a “currency manipulator” in response. Meanwhile, gold soared to fresh six-year highs after breaking through the key $1,500/oz. level. Many worry this could spark an all-out currency war between the two powerhouses…