Tag: Economics

The U.S. dollar is soaring. What gives?

Hello My name is Terri Spath and I am the Chief Investment Officer. Thank you for joining us again, this week for the Market Minute. Where we’re going to talk about what is up with the dollar. The U.S. dollar is up about 6% year-to-date. And there’s really three key factors that drive the dollar

What Causes a Recession or Depression

What causes a Recession or Depression? Well, first we have a government and its central bank. For various political reasons, these decide to ‘stimulate the economy’. And they do this in two ways. First, they set interest rates. Interest rates are simple to understand. Here we have a triangle. The bottom line is time, and