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Why is it that very few of us actually take the time to sit down and actually assess our savings, spending and banking options until we want to buy a home or we begin to think about our retirement savings? Are companies profiting from our ignorance? Are they "banking" on it?
Businesses of all sizes are adjusting their business models to find success. As cost-competition and accessibility are forcing prices down, margins are decreasing. The result of this is that businesses must now sell to larger markets to see the returns they had historically experienced.
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I left my home in Manitoba on a Greyhound bus for Victoria to start afresh. For the past 20 years, I've moved around, working here and there. I've been a cook, construction worker, stable hand and done a variety of odd jobs. But I'm always drawn back to the wilderness, where I feel most at home.
When the US went off the gold standard in 1971, all currencies essentially became fiat monies, with their value derived from the governments that issue them rather than from commodities. This was the birth of instability of floating currencies. This is why gold is powerful.Gold isn't about getting you rich, gold is about preserving value and purchasing power -- avoiding what makes you poor.
The global economic recovery is stumbling badly. Even in the U.S., weakening corporate earnings are deflating stock prices. We can all see that, too. Increasingly, the "smart money" is betting on gold. That is because gold bullion has traditionally been prized as a hedge against both economic malaise and political crises.
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Something wicked this way comes! So say many leading stock market forecasters, who worry that a bubbling witches' cauldron of global economic woes is in danger of boiling over. Consequently, the threat of a renewed global recession looms large, they warn.
This is one reason why Canada is probably the worst place for a heist right now.
"It was pretty amazing. It sent goosebumps down my spine."
For Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Ltd., the timing could hardly have been worse: Just as Canada issued its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards for extractive companies in Novembe...
In El Salvador, people have died or lost their drinking water sources because of gold mining, contributing to a rising tide against mining. In 2008, the El Salvador government introduced a de facto moratorium on large-scale mining maintained by President Salvador Sánchez Cerén.
Usually, outdoor ordeal films, at least of the horror genre, involve members of the middle classes suffering for their privileges, and ultimately being forced to defend them violently against poor people with a righteous grudge. Besides having a glaring class dimension, another aspect of the appeal of such films, is that they present cityfolk in the audience a chance to vicariously test our mettle: can we "do what is to be done under such conditions -- eat raw meat, sleep on the bare ground, betray our comrades, kill someone?" Or has city life made us too soft? 2013's VIFF has no shortage of films that ask these questions, with film after film plunging its characters into ordeals in the wilds, from which they may not emerge. Not all of these are horror films -- though even ones that aren't partake of elements of the genre
There may be no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but how about at the end of your Internet cable? As gold prices continue to underwhelm, the emergence of the virtual currency Bitcoin has raised the stakes in the world of commodity investing.
Canada's banks stayed afloat during the Great Recession without a real need for the taxpayer's life jacket, whereas American banks either sank or needed the taxpayer's life boat. But what is less known about our financial system is that its merits go beyond its resolve over the last decade.