Gold Maple Leaf Coin: History & Evolution

Watch and listen to learn more about the Gold Maple Leaf Coin’s History & Evolution  Gold Maple Leaf Coin: History & Evolution Narrator (00:11): The Royal Canadian Mint introduced the one ounce gold maple leaf coin in 1979. At the time, the purity of the coins gold was 99.9%. Four years after the coins…

How Could Brexit Affect the Global Economy? USMR Market Insights

How Could Brexit Affect the Global Economy?

Uncertainty could be a persistent element in the global economy for a post-Brexit world. Until a new status quo is set in stone, the nature of the U.K.’s new trade relationships with the European Union, the United States, and more are in question. Learn more in this episode of USMR Market Insights with Patrick Brunson.…

Did You Know? 198 LBS World's Largest Gold Nugget Ever

Largest Gold Nuggets Found

Striking a colossal payload is every gold miner’s dream. Watch and listen to learn about a miner who found the largest gold nugget ever discovered in  2018.  Largest Gold Nuggets Found: Did You Know? Narrator (00:05): Australia is home to the first and second-largest gold nuggets recorded in history. The first one was named…

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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…

Gold in Olympic Medals – Did You Know?

One of the highest honors in athletics is receiving a gold medal at an Olympic event. This proud tradition has origins in ancient Greek art, but didn’t become an official part of the event until the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis. Gold in Olympic Medals – Did You Know? Narrator (00:04): The ancient Olympics…

When Will the Fed's Repo Operations End? USMR Market Insights

When Will the Fed’s Repo Operations End?

Reports by the Wall Street Journal show that the Federal Reserve has continued to inject billions of dollars into what is called the “repo market” and have even begun adding something called a “reverse repo” into the mix. Reuters has noted that these operations have no clear ending in the immediate future. Learn more in…

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Why Is Gold Au: Did You Know?

Watch and listen to learn about the origin of the symbol for gold “Au,” why the atomic number for gold is 79, and where the word gold comes from. Where the Chemical Symbol AU Comes From: Did You Know? – Video Transcription 00:15 [inaudible]. Narrator: 00:16 Gold is a chemical element with the atomic number…

Why Does Rhodium's Price Matter? USMR Market Insights

Why Does Rhodium’s Price Matter?

The precious metal rhodium is seeing a meteoric rise, as MarketWatch reports that prices are rising over 40% in 2020 so far. While Bloomberg has documented that most rhodium is mostly bought by industrial consumers, it has been speculated that the factors leading this rally could have major implications for holders of other precious metals,…

Market Insights - Are Millenials Worse Off Than Previous Generations

Are Millennials Worse off Than Previous Generations?

Millennials are underperforming in comparison to older generations such as baby boomers. They face rising housing costs, are burdened with excessive student loan debt, and in general have been struggling in the workforce. Learn more in this episode of USMR Market Insights with Patrick Brunson.  Are Millennials Worse off Than Previous Generations? – Video…

Did You Know - The First Gold Coins

The First Gold Coins: Did You Know?

Watch and listen to find out which kingdom is attributed to being the first recorded civilization to use gold coinage as currency.  The First Gold Coins: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator: 00:09 Gold coins have been used as currency since before the common era. The Romans, Persians, and Greeks all utilized gold…

Discovery of Palladium - Did You Know?

The Discovery of Palladium: Did You Know?

Palladium has gained attention in recent times due to high demand for the metal to be used in catalytic convertors. However, the history of the metal stretches back further. From the secretive nature of its discovery and original billing as “the new silver”, to its early applications, the story of palladium is as rich as…

Is This the Start of Gold's Best Year Yet? - Market Insights

Is This the Start of Gold’s Best Year Yet?

2020 has just begun and it is already looking like a bright year for gold. On January 6, gold notched a ninth straight day of gains and surged towards a 7-year high. The factors fueling this rise could easily drive the rally even higher. Learn more in this episode of USMR Market Insights with Coy…