Staying the Course and Keeping the Faith

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Brian Cochran, Financial Planner with John Moore Associates, joins us to discuss volatility in the marketplace during the current pandemic, where to look for investment opportunities, and the one thing we can rely on to carry us through it all.

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Investing in commodities is generally considered speculative because of the significant potential for investment loss. Their markets are likely to be volatile and there may be sharp price fluctuations even during periods when prices overall are rising.

Gold is subject to the special risks associated with investing in precious metals, including but not limited to: price may be subject to wide fluctuation; the market is relatively limited; the sources are concentrated in countries that have the potential for instability; and the market is unregulated.

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