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Your Precious Metals "Checking Account"

It is smart to diversify your precious metals into two categories. The first category is your "checking account," which is bullion that hasn't been certified to have any unique numismatic value. This part of your portfolio can be accessed more quickly than your savings account items by selling it for a value linked to the current spot price. The value of this portion of your portfolio will rise and fall with the current market price of the metal, and offers you diversification from your Dollar-based investments.

Your precious metals "checking account" works like an insurance policy. Should the stock market or the Dollar face a crash, the value of your precious metals will increase to help compensate you for your losses in your Dollar-based investments. Because gold and silver have been accepted as having value for thousands of years, this is an "insurance policy" that you can cash out of at any time.

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Your Precious Metals "Savings Account"

Your precious metals "savings account" consists of investment-grade rare coins that have been certified to have numismatic value above and beyond their metal melt value. Because they have value as rare coins, they are not affected by changes in the spot price of gold and silver to the extent that bullion (your precious metals "checking account") is. This offers you further diversification both from the ups and downs of the traditional markets and from the ups and downs of the precious metals markets.

While investment-grade coins are more stable than bullion, they can take longer to liquidate. As a result, they should be considered part of a long-term buy-and-hold strategy.

Contact us now so that we can advise you on which coins are most likely to increase in numismatic value. Don't be taken advantage of by unscrupulous coin dealers. Go with a dealer you can trust -- one with an A+ BBB rating. Call now 800-257-3253.

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The Cycle of U.S. Economic Crashes

For several decades the U.S. business cycle has crashed around every eight years:
  • Stagflation of the 70's
  • Black Monday Stock market Crash (19 Oct 1987)
  • Savings and Loan Crisis of the late 80's, early 90's
  • .com Crash (10 Mar 2000)
  • Housing Crash (2007-2008)

It is naive to assume that our society has become so knowledgable that we have eliminated this cycle of boom and bust. It is now about time for the next crash, but the problem is that our economy has not yet recovered from the last crash. The Federal Reserve is still holding over $4 trillion in securities to stimulate the market and has held interest rates near zero since 2008. The Fed is still stimulating to try to create a recovery, so what could they do when the next crash occurs?

A look at what the experts tell us about the 2008 crash can help us see how the next crash can happen. The factors that caused the last crash are still in place, and in many cases are worse now than before the last crash. People with good track records on predicting future economic events are the best sources of economic forecasting. A super majority of these experts state that the government was the primary case of the 2008 crash, and state that another crash is coming.

How to Evaluate Economics

Economics is not a hard science. The economy is such a complex system with so many inputs into any one event that it is easy, after a financial event, to come up with a reason why the event fits in with your pre-existing views. Explanations of an event after the fact are not nearly as worthwhile as the explanations of those people that predicted the event before it happened. Those people who made accurate predictions of major economic events before they happen have shown that they understand what is happening.

Using this philosophy, let's look at the housing crash of 2008 and try to answer this question:

Was the 2008 crash a result of free market capitalism, or was it the result of government interference in the market?

After the crash there were many analysts that called out for increased government regulation, and many who cried out for austerity. It has been a fierce debate, with those calling for increased government spending and involvement largely winning the discussion. Nearly all of these people, however, were blindsided by the crash. Some even denied that the crash could ever happen.

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