Sunday , 19 February 2017


Lorimer Wilson

Upcoming Market Possibilities & How Gold May Figure In Them

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In a conversation posted at You Tube, GoldMoney's brain trust -- founder James Turk, CEO Roy Sebag, research chief Alasdair Macleod, and Vice President John Butler -- discuss the market possibilities for the new year and how gold may figure in them. They seem to agree that big changes are in the air.

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The Financial Impact Of Living Longer

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People are living longer. The double-edged sword version is that people have a much longer time horizon to plan for financially, which could make things tricky for those who aren’t thoughtful about the potential ramifications.

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Inflation: What Is It? What Isn’t? Who’s Responsible For It?

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Inflation is the debasement of money by the government. PERIOD. It is NOT a general increase in the level of prices for goods and services. These statements are critical to an understanding and correct interpretation of events which are happening today - or expected to happen - that are casually attributable to inflation. Let's go one step further as to what inflation is, what it isn't and who's responsible for it.

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Consider Diversifying Your Portfolio By Investing In Japan – Here’s Why

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Most investors do not have sufficient exposure to equities outside the United States in their portfolios (a phenomenon known as home country bias), even though investing internationally is another way of introducing diversification in a portfolio. Investors interested in looking abroad may wish to look to the Far East – specifically, Japan.

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History Strongly Suggests Tax Cuts Would Revive GDP & Fuel Market Gains

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...According to Bloomberg ("White House: Cohn-Led Tax Plan is Real and it's Phenomenal," February 10, 2017), Trump's tax plan, to be released in two or three weeks, will be "the most comprehensive business and individual tax overhaul since 1986." That's saying something, since the landmark 1986 tax bill cut many deductions and reduced the top rate to 28% for the rich, 15% for the middle class, and 0% for the poor.

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Bots, Chips, and Selfies: How Safe Are the New Ways to Pay?

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From selfie-payments to Facebook Messenger bots, there is now a long list of unusual ways that you can pay the water bill or complete your grocery run for the week. But how safe are these new ways to pay? Let's take a closer look at how some of these new payment methods work, and what you can do to make them even safer.

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