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In 1945 all of the industrial nations met in Breton Woods, N.H., to discuss currencies in a global environment. These nations decided that the American dollar should be the international currency, because it was gold backed, America was the leading manufacturing giant, and was a responsible country. All of these nations pledged to peg their currency to the dollar, as it was gold backed, making their currency gold backed. Things changed through the years, as in 1971 Nixon removed the gold backing from the dollar, showing irresponsibility to the rest of the world. America then started to expand its money supply from $800 billion to $2.4 trillion (in 2010). So, we made a conscious decision to inflate the dollar by 200 percent. Forcing all of the countries that were pegged to the dollar to expand their money supply, in order to keep the same currency conversions.
If you’ve been around long-time investors, you’ll probably hear them say, ruefully, “If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of such-and-such computer or social media company, I’d be rich today.” That may be true — but is it really relevant to anyone? Do you have to be an early investor of a spectacular company to achieve investment success?
Festive light displays are never far away in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring order to our world. But in some parts of our life — such as investing — assumptions can prove dangerous.
Readers of this newspaper might like to know how the federal government’s monetary and fiscal policies will affect them.
The 18th Annual Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party is one the public will not want to miss this Saturday, according to organizers.
Amber Wutich has been named the 2013 Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Here we go again. When Allan Greenspan was Fed chief he held the Fed rate to almost 0 percent for two years. This supposedly was to allow liquidity, allowing easy credit for everyone. The problem is that we don’t have a liquidity problem, we have a debt problem.
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
Two events this weekend will make kids in Ahwatukee Foothills a little safer.
There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005.
Jason Skoda puts out his arms as Misty Skoda and Carmen Smith slide down an inflatable slide during the ROC Race at Salt River Fields on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Budget battles never seem to end in Washington, DC. And, like a real battle, there are casualties. Among them are people with diseases and disabilities hoping for new medical breakthroughs.
The obsession began somewhere around the same time I got my first pair of Underoos.
Kids play in an inflatable battle zone at the fall festival at Kyrene de la Sierra on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
Halloween is upon us. Of course, whether you’re navigating the dark corridors of a “haunted house” or just dealing with the “creepy” characters coming to your door demanding candy, you’re probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life, you’ll want to avoid some things that really are scary — such as these investment moves:
Run, walk and crawl your way through a 5k course of colorful foam — all for a good cause — Oct. 26 in Chandler.
It will be of interest to see if Mayor Stanton and the Phoenix City Council “Walk the Talk” on their pension reform statements when they hire the new city manager to replace David Cavazos — as they are in total control on this hiring decision with a new contract and no union involvement. I trust they have learned their lessons from the past two city managers who have retired with inflated pensions due in large measure to “spiking” — not to have a “three-peat” situation happen on their watch.
In its sedulous efforts to accelerate the already rapid dumbing of America, Fox News is intensifying its suppression of economic facts. In John Stossel, Fox evidently has a sincere but stupid dispenser of preposterous misinformation.
As an investor, how much risk can you tolerate? It’s an important question — because the answer can help you make the right investment choices.
Congress has designated the third week in October as National Save for Retirement Week — which means it’s a good time to think about your own retirement savings strategies.
“Tardeada” may be an unfamiliar word, but it’s a concept we can get behind: a social dance traditionally held on Sunday afternoons, this particular event — the Tempe Tardeada Festival — features free live entertainment, dancing, arts and crafts that celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage.
A report conducted by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business indicates the combined direct and indirect impacts from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more than $1 billion to the regional economy in fiscal year 2013. That’s 79 percent more than what was reported in the last study, three years ago.