Weekly Market Update: Protect Your Retirement Portfolio from Great Recession Peak Auto Loan Delinquencies

The most recent data out of the New York Fed is ominous. The current auto loans that are in serious delinquency (meaning that they are over 90 days past due) has jumped to a percentage of 4.69 percent for first quarter 2019. In the darkest days of the Great Recession, they only peaked a bit higher at 5.27 percent. These car loan delinquencies have now stretched up to their greatest amount dating back … Continue reading Weekly Market Update: Protect Your Retirement Portfolio from Great Recession Peak Auto Loan Delinquencies

Protect Your Retirement Account From The Bear Market Rally

Over the last few weeks, bond price have spiked even as yields have plunged. Investors are waking up to a coming recession. Their knee-jerk reaction has been to pour their money into safe haven Treasuries, thinking this will save them. The 10 year Treasury yield dropped to 2.26 percent last week on May 29th. This graph reveals the trend: Chart appears courtesy of CNBC.com This has led to a yield … Continue reading Protect Your Retirement Account From The Bear Market Rally

Bitcoin Network Now 8x More Powerful Than At $20k Peak

BTC NETWORK POWER CONTINUES GROWTH, HITS NEW RECORD HIGH New hashrate numbers have shown that the Bitcoin network is now 8 times more powerful than it was at its $20k price peak in late 2017. Data from Bitcoin network monitor Blockchain.com confirmed that the Bitcoin network’s total hash rate reached a peak of 79 trillion terahashes per second (TH/s) earlier this week, passing the previous … Continue reading Bitcoin Network Now 8x More Powerful Than At $20k Peak

“Chart Of The Century” Gives Valuable Insight Into Cost of Living and Inflation

The chart examines the change in prices of various US Consumer goods, services, and wages over the past two decades.  Seen below, it shows how the price of consumer goods with strong foreign competition, such as TVs and toys, have plummeted while the cost of domestic services like healthcare and college tuition skyrocketed. It helps pinpoint the reasons for the recent increase in market volatility, … Continue reading “Chart Of The Century” Gives Valuable Insight Into Cost of Living and Inflation

Welcome to the “Investment Era” of Bitcoin

This is the first part of a continuing series where we will present cutting edge educational materials that prove we have recently entered the “Investment Era” for Bitcoin and have left the realm of pure speculation. Bitcoin is the first scarce digital object the world has ever seen. It is scarce like Silver & Gold, and can be sent over the internet, radio, satellite etc. … Continue reading Welcome to the “Investment Era” of Bitcoin

When is the “perfect time” to buy cryptocurrency?

Spoiler alert: similar to other markets, there’s no crystal ball that can predict the “perfect” time to buy — but dollar-cost averaging can make market volatility work in your favor. Please keep in mind that our discussion here is introductory and merely educational. Coinbase doesn’t provide investment advice, and this article shouldn’t viewed as investment advice. Always make your own independent assessment of whether any … Continue reading When is the “perfect time” to buy cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency Scams: How To Spot Them and Avoid Being Duped

Whether you believe cryptocurrencies are a bubble or not, one thing everyone can agree on is that an investment frenzy attracts unscrupulous individuals looking to prey on trader greed. We describe some of the scams and lay out steps traders should take to be safe when trading cryptocurrencies. Common Cryptocurrency Scams It’s easy to think that everyone is getting rich investing in cryptocurrencies. This mindset … Continue reading Cryptocurrency Scams: How To Spot Them and Avoid Being Duped

What Are Bitcoins – Pros & Cons, Investment Opportunities

Historically, exchanges of value – barter systems – were done face-to-face so that participants could instantly verify the respective physical properties being exchanged. As purchasers and sellers became geographically distant, agents or trusted third-parties acting on behalf of the participants became necessary to verify the quantity or quality of the property being transferred. For example, credit card issuers are examples of a third-party standing in … Continue reading What Are Bitcoins – Pros & Cons, Investment Opportunities

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

There are literally hundreds of different cryptocurrencies available, and all have different values. Think of them as a type of unregulated digital money although most are not particularly easy to spend, and all carry a high level of risk. Here’s an overview of what you need to know. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies What are bitcoins and cryptocurrencies? How are cryptocurrencies made? How to use bitcoins … Continue reading Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Convert Your 401k Account into A Gold IRA

What is a 401k Account? To combat the rising cost of pensions during the 1980’s, the 401k account was born. Named after the subsection of the Internal Revenue Code by the same designation, a 401k account is simply a savings plan that permits workers to invest a portion of their pay before taxes are taken out. In addition to salary and health benefits, these accounts … Continue reading Convert Your 401k Account into A Gold IRA