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Ed Meek
CEO/Investment Advisor

Edge Portfolio Management


State: IL

At Edge, a low client to advisor ratio allows for personal and customized service for each individual.  Our goal is to work as a team for each client to provide not only portfolio management but wealth coordination and financial planning.  We make every effort to have frequent communication with our clients and to provide timely response to calls and emails.  I also enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, playing and following basketball, playing golf, and participating as an advisory board member for Breakthrough Urban Ministries.

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Gold Prices Attract Drug Lords

Rising gold prices have caught the attention of factions in poor and war-torn South American countries.

Leftist and right-wing armies engaged in a decades-long war in Colombia are battling over gold mines in efforts to find new sources of money, The New York Times reported in early March.

Illegal mines are flourishing in the Medellin area as guerrillas and their paramilitary adversaries rival for profits from record-high gold prices, the Times said. The operations are releasing an estimated 67 tons of mercury each year.

Higher gold prices also offer hope for new revenue for Ecuador, a country almost entirely dependent on its oil exports. An estimated 11 million ounces of gold lies in deposits in southern Ecuador, reports Copper is also abundant.

“Ecuador’s mineral potential is comparable to its oil resources,” said economist Walter Spurrier on