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The Best Way to Buy Gold

Buying gold isn’t rocket science, but there are things investors need to know before taking the plunge.<p>The fact is, how you buy gold, where you get …

The Best Place to Buy Silver: A Must-Read Guide for New Investors

Gold has been the traditional go-to for investors seeking the financial safe haven of hard assets, but silver is gaining ground due to its rising …

How to Buy Gold Coins Online and Avoid Fraud

Gold coins are a smart buy for any investor. They’re highly liquid, portable, and an unbeatable long-term store of value.<p>But if you’re just getting …

GLD vs. Physical Gold: Which Is the Better Investment Now?

Gold ETFs, such as the GLD ETF, are rising in popularity due to their convenience. They’re easy to trade, there’s no need to store anything, and no …

The Best Place to Buy Gold: 5 Options with Pros and Cons - HAA

It’s easy to see the value of owning a little gold.<p>The metal is a value-dense asset you can hold in the palm of your hand, there’s no counterparty …

How to Buy Precious Metals Like a Pro

Looking to diversify your portfolio? Choose investments with a low correlation to stocks and bonds. Hard assets like oil, real estate, natural gas, …

A Gold IRA Explained: 10 Steps to Add Precious Metals to Your IRA

A gold IRA is a great way to add the security of precious metals to your retirement nest egg while enjoying certain tax benefits.<p>This guide is …

Silver Eagle Coins vs. Silver Maple Leaf Coins vs. Silver Bullion Bars - HAA

People invest in precious metals for a variety of different reasons. Not only do precious metals offer important portfolio diversification benefits, …

Buying Gold? All of Your Questions Are Answered Here

As CEO of the Hard Assets Alliance, I regularly receive questions from people looking to buy gold as an investment—and for a good reason.<p>Buying gold …

Gold American Eagle vs. Canadian Maple Leaf vs. Other Gold Coins

Precious metals such as gold and silver have many attractions from an investment point of view.<p>Both metals are viewed as a long-term store of value. …

Silver Price Today | Silver Price Per Ounce | Silver Price Charts – HAA

Today's Silver Price Per Ounce<p>In US Dollars (USD)<p>Intra-day and Historic Price Charts:<p>Silver Price per Ounce: Why Is the Silver Spot Price Different …

Gold Price Today | Gold Price Per Ounce | Gold Price in USA – HAA

Today's Gold Price Per Ounce<p>In US Dollars (USD)<p>Intra-day and Historic Price Charts:<p>Gold Price per Ounce: What is the Spot Price and How Much You Will …

Why Shady Banksters May Be a Great Investment

Bankers divide the population into two categories: “banked” and “unbanked.” They seek to bank all humanity, because these days, to be unbanked is …

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Five Maps and Charts That Tell the Story of 2018

Almost a year ago to the day, we wrote an article titled "The Geopolitics of 2017 in Four Maps." The premise was simple: We picked out four of the …

Stock-Picking Contests

This is a story I have never told before and will never tell again.<p>I actually got my start in investing in a stock-picking competition in middle …

Year of the Octopus, Part 2

Only two weeks in and 2018 is already breaking records – mostly in a good way. But that leaves 50 potentially less enjoyable weeks to go. So rather …

Wages Are the Key to 2018

Nine days into 2018, I’ve read 793 economic and market forecasts.<p>Okay, that’s an exaggeration… but it certainly feels like it. In any case, I’ve read …

Year of the Octopus, Part 1

Greetings from Hong Kong, where the locals are preparing to welcome the new year on February 16. While 2018 is the Year of the Dog on the traditional …

The Beginning Of Your Investing Career

I got a call from my former assistant a few weeks ago—she’s off working at an accounting firm, after successfully completing a year of service at The …

The Prospectus Will Tell You Nothing—and Everything

Welcome to 2018. Now is the time for New Year’s resolutions, so you might have important financial decisions to make.<p>If so, here’s a suggestion: <i>pay</i> …

If You Hold VT Or Any Other Global ETF, You’ve Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

The growth of ETFs since the Global Financial Crisis has been staggering.<p>Total ETF assets under management is now approaching US $5 trillion, a 400% …

Economy on a Roll

In addition to popping champagne corks and black-eyed peas (at least in the South) on New Year’s Day, year-end brings something else for economists …

2018’s Number One Risk

To find the market’s biggest weakness, a good place to look is at the most crowded movie theater with the smallest exit.<p>European bonds.<p>This $5 …

4 Reasons You Should Run Away from SPY, IVV, VOO, and Other S&P 500 ETFs

A decade after the Global Financial Crisis, investors seem to have forgotten about risk.<p>The amount of money that has flowed into S&P 500 ETFs in …

FAANG Executives Selling Their Stock Is a Warning Signal

Nobody has a better insight into the future prospects of a company than its top-tier employees.<p>Executives will always boast about their businesses, …