Own Gold? Here’s Why You Should Keep an Eye on the European Parliamentary Elections

With the European Union already wracked by instability amid continued hand-wringing over Brexit, the upcoming European Parliament elections could shake up things even more—and could prompt more people to explore gold as a safe-haven asset. As America’s Gold Authority®, U.S. Money Reserve is here to provide the insight you need to prepare yourself as a…

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“Push Button, Get Mortgage”—The Digital Lending Crisis

“You got this!” a current Quicken Loans TV commercial declares as a bewildered couple walks through a real estate open house. “It can be as simple as push button, get mortgage,” the announcer continues. Quicken Loans is now America’s largest residential mortgage lender, but they’re not a bank, and they don’t take deposits—nor do they…

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Why China’s Secret Gold Binge Is an Overt Buy Signal

China has been buying a lot of gold lately. As a matter of fact, they’re acquiring the yellow metal at a record pace.   In March, the People’s Bank of China added 11.2 metric tons to their gold reserves. They added 9.95 metric tons in February, 11.8 in January, and 9.95 in December of last year. The latest figures put their gold holdings at more than 60 million ounces—earning them a place alongside the U.S., Germany, Italy, France, and Russia as having some of the largest…

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Too Low for Too Long: The Curious Case of the Federal Funds Rate

Low interest rates are a good thing, right? Anyone with a car loan or mortgage payment understands the benefits of living in a low–interest rate environment—particularly if you’re old enough to remember the double-digit days of the 1980s when the Federal Reserve ramped up rates in an effort to stave off inflation. In October 1981,…

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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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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…

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Are You Making Any of Today’s Worst Financial Mistakes?

Unused gym memberships, lottery tickets, and cheaply made clothes are just three of the top money wasters among American consumers. But when it comes to retirement, those money mistakes are greatly outweighed by some much bigger financial blunders. A new special report from U.S. Money Reserve outlines five things you should avoid doing with your…

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Fed Patience Is not a Virtue—It’s a Dire Warning

After a decade of Quantitative Easing (QE) and massive asset purchases designed to rouse the economy out of crisis, America’s central bank began Quantitative Tightening (QT) in 2014. QT is essentially the reversal of QE: the process of not only ending federal bond buying but also unwinding the national balance sheet, which expanded dramatically after…

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