What is an 11-letter 4-letter word? USMR Market Insights

What Is an 11-Letter Four-Letter Word?

Watch to learn about financial derivatives and the part they played in causing past recessions  What Is an 11-Letter Four-Letter Word? -Video Transcription Coy Wells: 00:00 If you’re worrying about a repeat of the 2008 recession, you’re not alone. Anxiety about a new recession is on the rise. You may ask, would something so…

Can a president alone start or stop a recession? USMR Market Insights

Can a President Alone Start or Stop a Recession?

As the election starts to heat up, candidates will begin to discuss their plan for the economy. Discover how the president’s relationship with foreign trading powers can affect the start or stop of a recession. Can a President Alone Start or Stop a Recession? – Video Transcription Patrick Brunson: 00:00 Everyone should be expecting to…

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Are We Headed for an All-Out Currency War?

Last week, China pushed down the value of its yuan to its lowest level in 11 years, and the U.S. Treasury designated China a “currency manipulator” in response. Meanwhile, gold soared to fresh six-year highs after breaking through the key $1,500/oz. level. Many worry this could spark an all-out currency war between the two powerhouses…

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What If China Stops Buying Our Debt?

The trade war continues to heat up between the world’s two largest economies, making investors and analysts nervous about its effects on an already fragile global economy. As the largest foreign owner of U.S. Treasuries, China arguably holds the biggest trade weapon of them all: its ability to dump significant amounts of U.S. debt. Learn…

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Unfunded Liabilities: America’s Breaking Point?

The national debt isn’t the only number that should worry you. With over $124 trillion in unfunded liabilities, the U.S. government has a huge problem that shows no signs of slowing down. The combined unfunded liabilities of Social Security and Medicare alone are more than $50 trillion, posing a serious risk to millions of retirees.…

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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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Should The American Eagle Coin be Redesigned?

The U.S. Mint is potentially introducing new designs for the gold and silver American Eagle bullion coins. These coins are some of the best selling and most recognized coins in the world. This new design change, will be the first change to the coins since the 1980’s. Learn more in today’s episode of Market Insights…

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The Secret History of the Gold American Eagle

The Gold American Eagle Coin is one of the most iconic symbols of America’s freedom. Bearing a timeless design, the Gold American Eagle is a perfect combination of our nation’s heritage and bright future. Discover the interesting history about this celebrated gold coin and more in this episode of Market Insights with Coy Wells. The…