Gold dropped $5 last week on a temporarily stronger dollar, which is up about 1% so far in 2021. On Friday, January 15, gold fell from about $1,855 to $1,825, then reached a six-week low before rallying by Wednesday morning to $1,868. Currently, gold is caught in a tug-of-war between the bullish pull of an anticipated $1.9 trillion stimulus package and the temporary pressure of the dollar’s strength, but the dollar will likely weaken when the Fed and the Treasury pour trillions more fiat money into multiple relief efforts in the new year.
Chris Whiddon, a Sr. Account Manager at 1st American Reserve, has been with the company for 20 years and has a computer information systems degree from Lamar University, which he earned while also working at Sears Inc. He is married and he and his wife have a son.
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We announced “Project 2020” nearly a year ago as a project to “quietly” assemble an inventory of what we think will be the “cream of the crop” in the numismatic universe. These top rare coin winners are based on several factors, including sheer beauty, historical importance, popularity and low population capitalization - a coin’s value multiplied by the number of coins in a specific grade. We knew it would be difficult to find these rare coins quietly, as these coins are always hard to find in any quantity without attracting attention.
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When it came time for him to die, Dr. King instructed his heirs to ignore all of his life awards and merely say, “I want you to be able to say that day that I tried to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe the naked. I want you to say on that day that I did try in my life to visit those who were in prison. And I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.”
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Gold dropped $75 on Friday, January 8, from $1,910 to $1,835, driven by a dollar recovery and higher U.S. Treasury yields, as the 10-year Treasury bond yield finally climbed above 1%. However, gold had gained a quick $115 in December, so this sudden drop merely took gold back to mid-December prices Gold recovered $10 on Monday morning. If that sounds volatile, it is, but consider that in one week Bitcoin rose from $31,000 to $41,000 and then fell back to $31,000 on Monday.
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As we close the book on the Trump years, it was a good time for both gold and stocks. Gold grew from $1,146 at the end of 2016 to $1,891 at the end of 2020, a 65% gain. Silver grew 63%, from $16.24 to $26.48. Despite New York Times columnist Paul Krugman predicting the stock market would crash after Trump was elected, the Dow gained 70%, from 18,000 on election night to 30,600 at the end of 2020. That was a p silver and r ke for gold, silver and the stock market? etty successful run for all three investments, helping investors’ portfolios grow.
Now, what do the next two to four years look like for gold, silver and the stock market?
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Gold soared $50 (+2.6%) and silver surged $1 (+3.8%) Sunday night and Monday morning to begin the 2021 trading year, after enjoying their best year of the past decade in 2020. Gold hit an 8-week high on a weak dollar, which fell to a 2.5-year low, based on record high deficit spending and printing of yet another round of “stimulus” checks last week. There is also more “safe-haven demand” following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world – which tends to boost precious metals prices.
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The year just completed, 2020, was a year in which most markets rose by double digits, fueled by an unprecedented infusion of cash from the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury. The Federal Reserve added over $3 trillion to its balance sheet in under four months, from mid-March to June 30, increasing liquidity to the investment community through bond purchases, while the U.S. Treasury added a similar amount in stimulus packages to the American people. Since many businesses were closed and travel was restricted, most Americans did not spend this money on goods and services, or on travel and leisure, but on investments. As a result, Bitcoin soared, as did global stock markets, residential real estate and other investments.
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We’re off to a great start in 2021, but we won’t let that sway our previous forecast for 2021, made in the second week of December. We may be too conservative, but here was our forecast back then:
For Gold, I predict a six-month goal of $2,200 and a peak price of $2,350 in the second half of 2021.
Silver often acts like “gold on steroids” during a bull market, so I think it can exceed $30 this year, with a 30% gain to $32 per ounce, based on rising industrial use in solar panels plus rising investment demand.
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Gold rose $55 last week in its third consecutive weekly gain, due in part to the passage of yet another economic stimulus package by the U.S. Congress over last weekend. Gold closed last week at nearly $1,900, its highest level since November 6. This latest $900+ billion stimulus package is bound to spur inflation in 2021 and record-setting budget deficits this year and in 2021, as well as in future years.
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HR6192 passed the Senate last week, meaning that it will become law once the President signs the bill, marking the 100th anniversary of the Morgan dollar/Peace dollar transition year of 1921 with newly-minted editions of both series, sparking widespread new interest in both the new and old series of Morgan and Peace dollars in all their mintage years and Mint marks. Here is their basic history:
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