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Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded positively upbeat and hopeful as she testified and answered questions last Friday before the Senate Banking Committee. She was encouraged about manufacturing numbers, about unemployment figures and the strengthening of the U.S. economy. She seemed confident that October was still the right time to end Quantitative Easing. She also indicated that interest rates would eventually rise. Here’s the question: Should we buy it?

Predicting business trends is dangerous, particularly on the Internet and particularly when you put a time frame on it. So although it doesn’t come as a surprise to us, even we wouldn’t have put such a bearish call on the recent jobs numbers that came out for December last week. Sure, we knew the numbers […]

Business news is awash with optimism about the “encouraging” jobs numbers that were released last Friday, indicating yet again that the recovery is real and the economy is strengthening. But is it? Is it really? The possibility makes the stock market a little nervous because many take seriously the Federal Reserve’s threat to taper Quantitative […]

Our nation’s spirit of independence, first embodied by our forefathers, won’t endure on its own. Today, with politicians and the media alike trying to dictate the narrative that is in their own best interest, we must constantly live up to our independent ways. For us at Birch Gold Group, this is especially true when it comes to protecting your savings. Given all of the investment options available to you, rarely do we see those in the mainstream media give precious metals fair consideration. So for this month, in the spirit of America’s Independence Day, we encourage you to declare your independence from what some would like us to rely on. What can you declare your independence from?

The latest jobs report released last week revealed a net improvement of 88,000 non-farm jobs nationwide and a decline of 0.1% in the jobless rate to 7.6%. To call this a disappointment is understatement. Are these really good indications for the strength of the economy?