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Thomas Rampulla is principal and head of U.S. Financial Intermediaries at Vanguard. He is responsible for business unit strategy and oversees business development, relationship management and daily operations for more than 1,000 financial advisor firms that entrust over $1 trillion in assets to Vanguard. ETF.com recently spoke with Rampulla about the new Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, how it could impact advisors and the way they serve clients. More ››
2016/05/26 at 2:15pm
Via: Hard Assets Investor
[This article originally appeared in our June 2016 issue of ETF Report] More ››
2016/05/26 at 11:45am
Via: Hard Assets Investor
A very enthusiastic Goldseek Radio listener applauds the show for having The Forecaster, Martin Armstrong as a guest. Long time listener and regular caller, George is increasingly concerned by Keynesian and Monetarist policies. The host agrees, finding parallels with current policymakers and the myth of King Canute, who was purportedly confounded by his own hubris, convinced he could command the tides. In similar fashion, economic policies cannot command the economic waves. In principal the methods are useful only for short-term, emergencies as first proposed. More ››
2016/05/26 at 10:13am
Via: GoldSeek
The Royal Canadian Mint just published its Q1 2016 Report, and the silver bullion coin sales figures were stunning to say the least. Not only did sales of Canadian Silver Maple Leafs surpass its previous record during the third quarter last year, it did so by a wide margin. More ››
2016/05/26 at 10:09am
Via: GoldSeek
Our bottom line is not to point fingers or accuse, but to issue a challenge to everyone – ourselves included. The challenge is not to pin your personal financial situation or the earning of your daily bread on advertisers, clicks, or sales. The challenge is that we all stay true to the courage of our convictions and speak them – loudly. It might sound old and cliché, but as events progress, we are living in more and more dangerous times. More ››
2016/05/26 at 10:05am
Via: GoldSeek
GDX recouped all of Wednesday's early-morning losses to close up on the day, but not before doing some damage to the daily chart. The 21.94 intraday bottom exceeded an important ‘external' low at 22.37 (see inset) recorded on April 25, generating the first bearish impulse leg of daily-chart degree since mid-January. The effect would be compounded if the decline surpasses yet another key low at 21.30 without an intervening upward correction. More ››
2016/05/26 at 10:01am
Via: GoldSeek
Regulations are nearly always introduced with the best intentions. In financial services, they aim to stop unscrupulous brokers and banks from ripping off the public through bad practices. Manufacturers are banned from making products which are dangerous to children, the environment, or which might fail through shoddy workmanship. However, state intervention in commercial matters is based on shaky grounds, consistent with denial of the role and workings of markets, and an overriding desire to interfere.This contrasts with a true understanding of why free markets work, and the control the consumer exercises over prices and choice, subordinating them to his subjective decisions. More ››
2016/05/26 at 4:37am
Via: Gold Money
Jim Sinclair's Commentary Where gold is concerned as it travels it path to the physical market, China and Russia will set the price. China wants to set prices for the world's commodities China has put the world's traditional financial centers on notice that it wants to develop its raw material markets as hubs for setting... The post In The News Today appeared first on Jim Sinclair's Mineset. More ››
2016/05/25 at 9:20pm
Via: Jim Sinclair’s MineSet
Dear CIGAs, Have you ever wondered “who” would be blamed this time around? To this point, we speak about the “Lehman moment” when we look back at 2008. Of course it was not Lehman's fault as they were forced, sacrificed or purposely destroyed, however you'd like to describe it. The way I saw it, the... The post Scapegoat! appeared first on Jim Sinclair's Mineset. More ››
2016/05/25 at 9:19pm
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Dear Readers, We are NOT proposing a Class Action suit for individuals at this time. The reasons are stated in our original JSM posting. We are litigating for harm to business entities only. For this new type of legal action we are not litigating on behalf of individuals. Please refer to the original posting to... The post Litigation for Manipulation of Precious Metals appeared first on Jim Sinclair's Mineset. More ››
2016/05/25 at 9:11pm
Via: Jim Sinclair’s MineSet
Passive investments have a dirty little secret: Their gross returns are materially depressed by implicit implementation costs. You don't see these costs in performance attributions, unbundled management fees, or even standard trading cost analyses. More ››
2016/05/25 at 7:00pm
Via: Hard Assets Investor
Gold futures dropped on Wednesday for a sixth session in a row and settled at their lowest point in more than seven weeks. Gold for June delivery declined $5.40, or 0.4%, to close at $1,223.80 an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] More ››
2016/05/25 at 5:42pm
Via: Coin News