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Public Perception Fuels Economic Trends

Economic analysts use a number of metrics to determine the health of financial markets. Depending upon the area investigated, the data includes spending trends, outstanding debt, import/export balance and a host of variables specific to various economic sectors. While each of the measurements furnishes insight into financial health, consumer confidence is one of the most accessible indicators, providing a broad understanding of public perception. The way people feel about money and their financial ...

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Why People Need Tax Professionals

Every year millions of Americans race to fill out their tax forms and get them mailed to the IRS by April 15. One of the challenges that they face is tax code complexity. It is made up of 4 million words and a new provision is added, on average, every day. This is why the experts believe its best that trained professionals are the ones to handle people’s taxes.You can be one of these professionals by taking the online course; the Online Master of Science of Taxation, offered byD’Amore-McKim School ...

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How Government Monetary Policy Works

The monetary policy is controlled by government managed Central Banks. In the U.S., it is called the Federal Reserve or Feds. In Europe, it is called the ECB (European Central Bank). Australians call theirs the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and in most countries it is referred to as the Central Bank. Monetary policy is used to influence the level of interest rates. This in turn influences the investment behavior of firms and individuals, the consumption level of households, and the supply of credit ...

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Four Key Dividend Metrics You Need to Know

This article was published in the May 2014 edition of the Canadian MoneySaver, and is posted here with permission. For more information visit www.canadianmoneysaver.ca Although dividend investing can seem overwhelming and complicated, it really doesn’t need to be. Nor do you need to be a financial professional or CPA to make sense of it all. A few red-flags to watch out for, as well as specific ratios to look at, will help you buy a dividend titan instead of a dividend dud. Here are four key dividend ...

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