coy wells presenting next to a gold coin in its protective case about quantitative easing

Enduring Quantitative Easing | USMR Market Insights

For financial markets, 2018 was one of the most volatile years on record and the worst-performing year in recent memory. As consumers, the effect of this leaves potential for decline and threatens the integrity of our IRA’s and 401(k) plans. Now, with the potential for quantitative easing to take effect in 2019, many are looking…

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The Golden Key to Your IRA | USMR Market Insights

Rising financial uncertainty, along with a slew of geopolitical and economic threats, is fueling fears that a market correction may be closer than we realize. Looking at past corrections when stocks go down, gold has proven to go up—making it an ideal portfolio diversifier. With the tax deadline right around the corner, discover the benefits…

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Are You in the Retirement Risk Zone? | USMR Market Insights

A study reported by the American College of Financial Services analyzed the timing of investment shocks in the “Risk Zone,” which they identify as the final ten years of working life and the first 10 years of retirement.  Are You in the Retirement Risk Zone?- Video Transcription Coy Wells :                          00:00 A warning for…

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Is This Gold’s Big Breakout? USMR Market Insights

The price of gold topped $1,300/oz last Friday, hitting its highest level since June 2018. As confidence in the dollar continues to fall amidst geopolitical uncertainty, individuals and countries are flocking to the proven safe haven of physical gold. Is This Gold’s Big Breakout?- Video Transcription So over the last week, we’ve actually seen gold…

palladium element with a red arrow next to it signaling that Palladium is rising

Palladium at Record High USMR Market Insights

Gold, silver, and platinum are well-known assets for protecting your hard-earned dollars, but one metal has taken the precious metals market by storm. Palladium recently broke through $1,400 for the first time, making it the top-performing commodity of the last several years.  Palladium at Record High- Video Transcription Over the last several weeks, we’ve…

Green 401k and IRA street sign, pointing in two different directions

Self-Directed IRA vs. 401(k): What’s the Difference?

“I already have a 401(k). Why would I want a Self-Directed IRA?” Sound familiar? You may feel like you’re doing great if you’re already contributing to a retirement account, especially given that half of all Americans have nothing at all put away for retirement, per CNBC. But, is one retirement account enough? Can one account…