OWNx Newsletter – Issue #1: September 2017


It is an increasingly interesting world out there, and we believe it’s important to be in regular communication with our clients. That’s why, beginning this month, we’re sending you our bi-monthly online newsletter. Only this newsletter may not be like those you are used to.

To The Point

It’s frustrating when you are bombarded with too much information. That’s why we’ve designed our newsletter to present topics that are relevant and to the point. Skim the headlines and bullet points. Follow links to what is important to you. Skip the rest. Get on with your day. Smart and simple doesn’t just apply to buying gold and silver – it also applies to how you process information.

The focus of the newsletter, of course, will include gold and silver. However, we also have a keen eye on the world of FinTech and the role that gold, silver, and cryptocurrencies will play in the emerging financial system. As we step into this new financial world together, we will work to provide you with information that will help you navigate these changes.

All the best,
The OWNx Team

Gold, Silver, Cryptos & FinTech

China Readies Yuan-Priced Crude Oil Benchmark Backed By Gold

The world’s top oil importer, China, is preparing to launch a crude oil futures contract denominated in Chinese yuan and convertible into gold, potentially creating the most important Asian oil benchmark and allowing oil exporters to bypass U.S.-dollar denominated benchmarks by trading in yuan, Nikkei Asian Review reports

Gold near 1-year high, buoyed by Korea tensions, lower dollar

“Rising geopolitical tensions, the hurricane hitting the U.S. and the looming debt ceiling are increasing demand for safe assets,” said Danske Bank analyst Jens Pederson.

Ben Bernanke to Give Keynote Speech at Cryptocurrency Conference

Bernanke wrote that virtual currencies could have “long-term promise” in a 2013 letter to Congress. However, in a 2015 interview with Quartz, he said bitcoin has “some serious problems,” including its anonymity and lack of stability. Bernanke was not immediately available to comment.

What Banks Will Want To Become: A Living Business

Leaders at many retail and commercial banks are having similar conversations as they figure out how to win in a digital economy that is beginning to make their old business models look somewhat caterpillar-like. The big banks that succeed in the decade to come will be those willing to transform themselves by shedding the old versions of themselves in favour of something quite different.

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Featured Question

Does the OWNx platform offer any cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, or TBC) at this time? And if so, could I include them in my self-directed IRA?


We have been hearing this question a lot lately as cryptocurrencies gain more popularity as an investment. While the OWNx platform does not currently support cryptos, we are looking at various options for incorporating them in the future. If and when they are a part of our platform, you’ll certainly be able to hold them inside your self-directed IRA.

Since we’re still looking at options for implementing this, we would like to know your feedback. What would you like to see involving cryptocurrencies integrated with the OWNx platform?

We’d Like to Hear From You

There is a great deal happening in the world today and it is our intent to create an ongoing dialogue with our clients. If you have some thoughts you would like to share with us, please do so!

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Until next time, here’s wishing you health, safety, and prosperity.