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Is the Yield Curve Contradicting the Fed?

While Fed Chairman Jerome Powell forecasted an optimistic view of the economy in the first FOMC meeting of the year, a dark shadow formed in the background. MarketWatch reported that the inverted yield curve, an infamous recession indicator, has once again reared its ugly head. Learn why this has worried analysts and more in this…

Up, Up and Away: A Review of 2019 Gold Prices

Up, Up & Away: A Review of 2019 Gold Prices

Slowing global growth. Tit for tat tariff trouble between the U.S. and China. Frightful fires in the Amazon. The price of gold rose by more than 18 percent! A lot happened in 2019. Here we revisit key gold price increases during the year and explain what may have spurred the most significant bumps. Looking Back…

Gold Hits 7-Year High

Gold Hits 7-Year High

2020 has just begun and gold is already seeing one of the most tremendous rallies in years. Geopolitical tensions have left consumers looking for a safe haven, and gold’s proven durability in times of trouble are making it an ideal choice. To learn more, click the link below for a free Gold Information Kit. This…

Why Are Analysts Forecasting A Gold Rush in 2020?

Why Are Analysts Forecasting a Gold Rush in 2020?

Word is spreading around Wall Street that gold is “set to join the all-time-highs club.” When multiple major players in the financial world think the precious metal is poised to move to incredible heights, it’s worth paying attention to. Learn more in this episode of USMR Market Insights with Patrick Brunson.  Why Are Analysts…

Did You Know - How Much Gold Is in the World?

How Much Gold Is In The World: Did You Know?

Gold has a complex history dating back hundreds of millions of years. Since the California Gold Rush, over 90% of the world’s gold has been mined. In this episode we cover: How much gold has been mined, how much is left to be mined, and applied uses of the world’s already mined gold.  How…

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Gold in Another Stock Market Bubble

For weeks, I’ve intended to write a post on the current stock market bubble, and now, the New York Times‘ David Leonhardt has beaten me to it, but I’ll make some additional points. Robert Shiller, a Noble prize-winning economist, is among the market analysts and economists whose work I follow and admire. I discovered Shiller several years…

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FOMC Fallout: Here We Go Again

As I write this morning, gold has given up two-thirds of its gains following the Fed’s decision last Wednesday to continue its $85 billion-a-month in bond purchases under QE3. One reason for this retreat is that markets overreacted to the news, just as they did back in June when Ben Bernanke’s statement about QE3 was misinterpreted as a signal the Fed would cut back QE3 in September. Buckle your seat belts; we’re in for many more days like Wednesday in the year ahead…