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Each week, Your News to Know brings you newsworthy stories and critical reads on the gold market and the economy. Stories this week include: Jim Rickards says buy gold now before it’s too late, factors point to a strong 2015 for gold and silver, and should gold be in every portfolio?

At Birch Gold Group, we spend a lot of time writing about – and educating our readers on – the numerous advantages of gold-backed IRAs. As the Precious Metal IRA Specialists, we’ve seen first-hand how gold can benefit people’s retirement portfolios. While the dollar’s value continues to erode, and the stock market dips at the […]

Seeking to follow up on his spectacular efforts to fix your healthcare, Obama now wants to fix your retirement. Last Tuesday’s announcement during the State of the Union address should worry any American who cares about the Constitution, about checks and balances, about the free market… and about financial freedom. Why is this new plan […]

The year ends on a high note for equities after a year (years, actually) of being bolstered by Federal Reserve giveaways, a.k.a. Quantitative Easing. This unprecedented level of market interference by the Fed is supposedly being stepped down, or “tapered”, beginning next month as the market tries to figure out what a new normal might […]

It has become a beating drum; the Federal Reserve holds its meetings and inevitably someone exits with a proclamation that Quantitative Easing is going to be phased out. As the sole engine backing the stock market’s growth over the past five years, an end to QE could be catastrophic for your stock portfolio. Fortunately for stock holders, it has been one empty promise after another: Quantitative Easing rages on, and the liquidity it has created continues to push stocks higher.

Despite a fourth week beneath $1700, physical gold continues to inspire confidence, remaining a safe haven during this rather frantic close of the year. Gold closed up Friday at $1657.50 while silver closed up at $30.15. With the country now coming ever so close to going over the fiscal cliff, many analysts believe that the U.S. will end up doing just that. Meanwhile, forecasters are calling for the European Union to remain intact, but with significant shocks for 2013. Renewed unrest in the Congo throws Chinese mining interests in the region into flux. Ongoing tensions in Sudan, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Palestine and Syria complicates the future of oil, rare earth and precious metal prices creating a fiscal time bomb in the region. In Asia, Japan’s growth has come to an almost complete halt, but South Korea is seeing surpluses. The Chinese business sector is chomping at the bit for a stabilized stock market, looking to initiate a backlog of IPOs. Brazil’s economy is on fire, but they are importing gold. Bolivia has made good on nationalizing a few mines and Peru may finally make that move in early 2013. The world continues to spin, and precious metals and rare earths continue to be its axis. Have a prosperous New Year.