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What Is Driving De-Dollarization?

What Is Driving De-Dollarization?

According to recent data compiled by Bloomberg, China sold a record $53.3 billion worth of U.S. Treasury and agency bonds in the first quarter of 2024. On May 21, 2024, Business Insider reported that “China seems to be accelerating its step back” from dollar-denominated assets because of tense trade relations between China and the...

Dirty Jobs’s Mike Rowe Shares Journey to Gold Ownership

Dirty Jobs’s Mike Rowe Shares Journey to Gold Ownership

AUSTIN, Texas, June 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Television personality Mike Rowe, best known as the creator and host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, is exploring the world of gold and how gold ownership works for everyday Americans. In partnership with U.S. Money Reserve, one of the nation's leading precious...

The $38 Billion Problem Facing U.S. Banks

The $38 Billion Problem Facing U.S. Banks

As the head of a company with over 400 employees working from multiple office buildings across two states, I probably take a keener interest in banking and commercial real estate matters than your average citizen. That said, I think it’s important for Americans to know that we may be teetering on the brink of a crisis which threatens to...

Remember the Real Reason We Observe Memorial Day

Remember the Real Reason We Observe Memorial Day

On Monday, our nation will observe one of its most significant holidays: Memorial Day. While many will spend the day relaxing or taking part in recreational activities, this holiday is really all about honoring sacrifice—specifically, the ultimate sacrifice made by the men and women while serving in our nation’s armed forces. Without...

Protecting Your Wealth From Social Security Insolvency

Protecting Your Wealth From Social Security Insolvency

I recall first hearing concerns about the financial viability of Social Security when I was in my 20s. At the time, the prospect of that problem affecting me personally seemed pretty remote. 45 years later, I’m now receiving Social Security benefits—and this prospect no longer seems so remote. The loss of benefits would pose a very real...

ETFs vs. Physical Gold: What are you really buying?

ETFs vs. Physical Gold: What are you really buying?

When you invest in a gold ETF, what exactly are you acquiring, and how does it differ from possessing physical gold? First and foremost, investing in a gold ETF does not grant you actual ownership of any physical gold nor a direct claim over any physical gold. This is a common misconception many customers have: that owning shares of a...

My Experience Selling Gold to China

My Experience Selling Gold to China

One of my first challenges as U.S. Mint Director was developing a marketing plan for a commemorative coin program that would help fund the staging of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games. There is a long history of Congress mandating the minting and sale of commemorative coins for public or private purposes like this. In this case,...

Silver Rounds vs. Coins: Understanding the Difference

Silver Rounds vs. Coins: Understanding the Difference

No matter how the financial industry changes or what new digital currencies are developed, precious metals are still considered a powerful and oftentimes preferred vehicle for wealth protection. That reputation goes back thousands of years, and there’s no sign that precious metals like silver and gold are going to lose their allure any...

When Digital Assets Are Increasingly at Risk, Look to Gold

When Digital Assets Are Increasingly at Risk, Look to Gold

We live in a digital world—one where seemingly every aspect of our lives is in some way controlled or affected by electronic networks. Communication, travel, entertainment, and finance are all areas in which we’re now forced to rely almost entirely on our smartphones, computers, and the internet. It makes sense, then, that when so many...