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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…

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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…

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Gold, Debt, & You

Gold prices hit a 6-year high last Friday, and continued to remain above the key level of $1,400 per ounce on Monday, June 24. Many see gold’s rally as a reaction to uncertainty in our nation’s economic stability, especially given the Fed’s decision last week to keep interest rates on hold and our growing national…

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Gold’s Rise in Geopolitical Tensions

We’ve now seen gold not only move over a hundred dollars since May 6th but an additional $43 just yesterday. Tensions with Iran and looming financial uncertainty threaten possible economic decline for the U.S. economy, meaning that gold could rise even more. Join Coy Wells and Patrick Brunson as they discuss these issues and their…

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Can You Count on Social Security? | USMR Market Insights

Over 60 million Americans receive Social Security benefits, with many relying on it as a primary source of income. Now that there are more people entering retirement and collecting their Social Security benefits than there are new workers entering the work force, many are worried about the fund’s future financial status and whether or not…

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Trade Troubles & China | USMR Market Insights

U.S. trade talks with China have been escalating dramatically and many are worried about the possible economic meltdown that could take place as a result of the trade disagreements.  Trade Troubles & China- Video Transcription coy wells:                            00:01 The US economy could fall into a recession if the country’s trade war keeps escalating. As…

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The Devaluation of the U.S. Dollar & You | USMR Market Insights

There have been a lot of debates surrounding the devaluation of the dollar and its impact at home and abroad. While currency depreciation can help countries improve their trade balances, it can also lead to negative consequences affecting your own pocket book.  The Devaluation of the U.S. Dollar & You- Video Transcription Patrick Brunson:              …

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Standpoints on the Gold Standard | USMR Market Insights

The removal of the gold standard, otherwise known as the “Nixon Shock” has been widely regarded as a political success, but also left Americans with an economic disaster on hand, in which the negative effects still linger to this day.  Standpoints on the Gold Standard- Video Transcription Patrick Brunson:               00:00 The removal of the…