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LaFayette: The Hero of Two Worlds

Investor Resources | June 13, 2019

The man was a national hero in not one country, but two. Born in 1757, Gilbert Lafayette came from an ancient noble family in France. By his teen years, Lafayette was orphaned and inherited an immense fortune. He joined the court of King Louis XVI, but yearned for something more meaningful and exciting. Lafayette wanted […]

Why Central Bank Gold Purchases Are at a Six-Year High

Investing | June 10, 2019

Central banks purchased more gold in the first quarter of 2019 than any other first quarter in the last six years. In fact, purchasing was so strong that reserves increased by 68 percent compared to Q1 of 2018. Moreover, this recent surge is part of a larger trend. Consider that in 2018 central banks purchased […]

Where Precious Metals and Rare Earth Metals Meet

Investing | June 2, 2019

From the outset it should be made clear that rare earth metals do not included gold and silver. Rare earth metals, now a focus of the simmering trade war with China, are in fact a group of 17 elements found on the periodic table. Moreover, they are not particularly rare especially in comparison to more […]

3 Technical Innovations for Silver (That You Probably Didn’t Know)

Gold and Silver Bullion | May 27, 2019

Investors have long been aware of the value that owning silver can add to your portfolio. Silver boasts many of the same diversification benefits as gold, at a much lower price point. In addition to its value as a precious metals, silver is also a widely used industrial metal. New technical innovations are emerging for […]

Why You Should Diversify into Rare Coins Now

Investing | May 20, 2019

“May you live in interesting times.” That old expression is actually a Chinese curse. Over the past decade Federal Reserve officials faced more than their share of interesting times, and they may agree it has indeed been a curse. From the 2008 global financial crisis to last year’s December stock market meltdown to unprecedented political […]