2020 Recession Risks

Despite recent stock market highs, many analysts are still warning about the growing risk of a 2020 recession. With persistently low inflation, trade tensions and overall global growth concerns, the alarm bells of an economic fallout are getting louder. Learn more about these indicators and what you can do to help make your portfolio more…

What Is Bretton Woods? Learn About the Bretton Woods Conference

What Is Bretton Woods? We Recognize & Explain

The year 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference, which created the World Bank and its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Learn how the Bretton Woods system affected gold—and what we can learn from it today. Setting World Monetary Policy In July 1944, shortly after D-Day, delegates from 44 nations…

Central Banks: What Aren’t They Telling Us?

The amount of gold bought by central banks in the first five months of 2019 is up more than 73% than the previous year. With continuing signs of slowing economic growth and rising geopolitical tensions, central banks around the world are looking to diversify away from the U.S. dollar. Could this be a sign you…

Should The American Eagle Coin be Redesigned?

The U.S. Mint is potentially introducing new designs for the gold and silver American Eagle bullion coins. These coins are some of the best selling and most recognized coins in the world. This new design change, will be the first change to the coins since the 1980’s. Learn more in today’s episode of Market Insights…

Celebrating the South African Krugerrand

South African Krugerrand Celebrates 52 Years

Happy birthday to the South African Krugerrand! The first South African Krugerrands were struck on July 3, 1967, when the public was just beginning to gain interest in buying and holding gold coins for personal portfolios. Since then, Krugerrands have been struck every year with occasional small changes in diameter and thickness. Follow along to…

The Secret History of the Gold American Eagle

The Gold American Eagle Coin is one of the most iconic symbols of America’s freedom. Bearing a timeless design, the Gold American Eagle is a perfect combination of our nation’s heritage and bright future. Discover the interesting history about this celebrated gold coin and more in this episode of Market Insights with Coy Wells. The…

10 Fascinating Uses for Silver

What Is Silver Used for? 10 Fascinating Uses for Silver

Silver might not always get the glory and attention that gold does, but it remains one of the most useful precious metals in the world. Solar technology, electronics, soldering and brazing, engine bearings, medicine, cars, water purification, jewelry, tableware, and your precious metals portfolio—silver can be found practically everywhere. In 2018, global demand for silver…

Dealing with U.S. Debt

In the past, United States debt had been front and center in news outlets and the general populations attention, though it seems like not many people are talking about it anymore. Many theorize that we’ve become complacent with our situation, to a point where we’re now used to living in debt. We as a nation…