Gold $1,980.04 -0.62%
Silver $23.96 -1.93%
Platinum $1,009.33 -0.29%
Palladium $1,401.99 -1.96%

James Miller

Author James Miller

James Miller

James Miller is a Senior Content Writer at He has a background in investing and has spent most of his career in the financial industry. He can trace his family tree back to the California Gold Rush when his ancestors risked it all to make it big in the west. He feels like he's following in their footsteps as he strives to make sense of today's gold market.

Gold Gleams as Recession Fears Mount and Debt Ceiling Looms

Posted on May 30, 2023 by James Miller

Key Points: Recession fears are mounting, with economists forecasting a 99% probability by year’s end. The U.S. risks defaulting on its $30 trillion debt by June due to an unresolved debt ceiling crisis. Unprecedented hikes in interest rates by the Federal Reserve are escalating financial pressure on consumers and businesses. As economic uncertainties rise, gold […]

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Economic Slowdown: A Warning Sign Amidst Troubled Times

Posted on May 26, 2023 by James Miller

Key Points The U.S. economy is slowing, with a current 1.1% GDP growth rate in 2023 compared to 2.6% in 2022 and 5.9% in 2021. The GDP is forecasted to rise by an annualized 0.5% in the second quarter, less than half of the first-quarter pace. The U.S. is experiencing significant inflation, rising above 7%. […]

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Gold Ascends as Confidence in Real Estate Investment Wanes

Posted on May 24, 2023 by James Miller

Key Points: A declining number of Americans view real estate as the premier long-term investment compared to gold or stocks. Faith in real estate has significantly dropped in the past year, while confidence in gold investments has dramatically risen. The belief in stocks or mutual funds as the best investment is nearing its lowest point […]

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Ways to Keep and Protect Your Pension in a Divorce

Posted on May 10, 2023 by James Miller

Settling a divorce can be stressful. Not only do people have to deal with an emotional rollercoaster, but also with a lot of paperwork to split finances and assets equally. Like any other asset acquired during the marriage, a pension is also considered joint marital property. Therefore, it is also subject to division when a […]

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Why Not to Invest in a Crypto IRA

Posted on April 27, 2023 by James Miller

You might have come across the growing trend of young investors allocating funds to cryptocurrencies within self-directed IRAs. While this investment strategy has gained traction, it might not be the most suitable choice for everyone. For example, last year, bitcoin prices fell 65% (although they have rebounded), and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Dogecoin displayed […]

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5 Reasons Why Is Platinum So Expensive

Posted on April 20, 2023 by James Miller

Did you know that it takes a staggering 10 tons of raw ore to produce just one ounce of platinum? A metal rarer than gold and silver, platinum has captivated the hearts and minds of people for centuries with its breathtaking luster and unparalleled strength. As an industry expert once said, “Platinum is the ultimate […]

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9 Types of Inflation: Exploring Different Forms and Causes

Posted on April 11, 2023 by James Miller

Navigating the global economy requires investors to understand pivotal concepts like inflation and stagflation. These forces influence financial markets and your investments in various ways. As Sam Ewing humorously observed, “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” This witty remark […]

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How To Protect My 401k From a Stock Market Crash

Posted on March 6, 2023 by James Miller

The stock market is notorious for its volatility, often resulting in severe declines. The most recent stock market crash occurred in 2020, which caused many individuals to lose significantly large sums of their retirement savings. However, extreme drops in the stock market are nothing new, with other notable crashes occurring in 1929, 1987, 1997, 2000, […]

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What Makes Gold Valuable?

Posted on October 11, 2022 by James Miller

Gold has been one of the most widely used trade currencies ever since the practice of bartering was first developed. The ancient kingdom of Lydia, situated in modern-day Turkey, was the first to employ gold as a kind of payment. Around the year 600 BC, the nation created its first gold coin. Despite the many […]

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What Is a Good Monthly Retirement Income?

Posted on July 20, 2022 by James Miller

In the United States, the median retirement income is about $1,200 a month. While that may seem low to some, a good monthly retirement amount varies according to many factors, such as lifestyle, state, and source of income. We’ve provided some factors to consider when determining a good monthly retirement income. Understanding the Difference Between […]

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