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Click on a state to see its national ranking on overall economic health, as well as key economic issues facing the electorate. Drag either end of the slider to see how the states performed over a specific time period. Data compiled by Bloomberg. Methodology All line charts except Mortgage Delinquency display percent change since 1995
Fiat Currency Failure Means: ‘In Gold We Trust’ (NYSEArca:UUP, NYSEArca:UDN, NYSEArca:GDXJ, NYSEArca:GLD, NYSEArca:SLV, NYSEArca:GDX, NYSEArca:SGOL, NYSEArca:IAU2 share Kevin Kerr: No matter where you live or travel — America, Europe, Asia, South America, China, etc. — you use fiat currency, at least in one form or another. Paper money (whose value is dependent on governments and not tied to any fixed standard such as gold) is just a fact of life. Our wealth and financial health are determined by the amount of money in our investments, bank accounts and other holdings. But the influence goes beyond a government’s regulations, laws or other decrees. The Euro’s Demise Has Been Set in Motion: Are you protected?
Would anyone recognise the world banking system of a year ago? Well, this is how it looks now. Writing today , banking correspondent Jill Treanor points out that At a meeting in Downing Street, executives from 13 major African, Asian, European and US banks discussed regulatory reform and the need to avoid protectionism. The meeting came amid warnings that until confidence was restored in the world's banks, the economic crisis would deepen and be prolonged. It doesn't help that in the topsy-turvy world of banking, an asset is something that you owe the bank, like a mortgage.
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28-Mar (USAGOLD) — Gold remains choppy around the $1600 level ahead of the long holiday weekend. The yellow metal eased along with the dollar as the euro rebounded back above the 1.28 level. The reopening of Cypriot banks after a nearly two-week “bank holiday” went fairly smoothly, but tensions remain high.