• Beginning Market Valuation of Australia's Leading Bank: Macquarie Bank

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    The year ending January 2002 was the worst in the Australian dollar's history. The Aussi became infamously known as the "Pacific Peso." The Aussi's future looked so baleful that he head of the Australian stock exchange, Maurice Newman, suggested that Australia relinquish the Aussi and adopt the US dollar. The value reached in 2001 was the lowest since the currency was floated in 1983. Since its inception it moved from 1.10 A$/US$ to 48 A$ / US $. A local bank predicted the currency would move still lower to 37 cents per USD. The Australian dollar moves with gold - gold went down.

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  • Evolution of AUD

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Four different currencies have graced Australia's history. In the wild days anything went. The government eventually had to step in. They thought imposing a uniform currency on Australians would create economic stability. History proved them wrong. Extreme measures had to be taken to combat the volatility of the Great Depression.

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  • Don't Invest in International Stocks Without Reading This

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Since the year 2000, the amount of money that US investors have put into international stocks has nearly doubled. This is hardly surprising especially since we are seeing double and sometimes even triple digit gains in many emerging market stock indexes while there have been little if any gains in the Dow. Since the beginning of 2006, countries like Russia and China have seen rallies in the range of 20 to 30 percent while stock markets in countries like Peru are up 70 percent.

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  • Top Ten Family Vacation Getaways

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    With a fresh aroma of summer in the air, now is the time to finally indulge in the relaxing atmosphere that you've been constantly searching for in your cubicle. In order to make the search simpler for you, and your family, we've compiled a list of the top ten family vacation destinations that will have your family smiling.

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  • Cruise the Caribbean

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    If you have been trying to find a vacation that pleases everyone in the family, look no further, Cruises are the way to go! Sail the Caribbean seas, traveling from one beautiful island to the next, while enjoying all a cruise ship has to offer. Whether you’re on your honey moon or on a family getaway, a cruise is the perfect way to spend a vacation.

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  • Watches: Buy Real or buy Fake

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Last summer I was walking in downtown Manhattan near Broadway and Fulton Street when I was approached by a gentleman selling watches. I had bought fakes before but these looked real. The stainless steel Rolex looked hefty and it had serial numbers which I later found out were correct. If it means anything, the gentleman said it was a real Rolex. He wanted 5 for it. That was too much. As I said no, he brought the price down to . Wow that was low. I bought it. I believed it was real and I walked into Daffy's to go shopping feeling like a million bucks.

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  • Travelers Tips on Tipping

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    For many travelers, one of the central sources of angst and confusion is how to tip in a manner that is neither miserly, nor extravagant. Travelers run into far more situations where tipping is a concern than they would in their everyday life at home. And it's made more uncomfortable due to the fact that when visiting abroad, the customs are foreign and easily misunderstood. Taxi drivers, porters, valets, waiters, and barbers/hairstylists are just some of the people you will encounter who will provide you with a service, and may or may not expect or require a gratuity.

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  • Les Investissements Globaux

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Avec les marchés globaux devenant de plus en plus liés les uns aux autres, les investisseurs ne sont plus limités à des investissements sur leur marché local. De nos jours les avancées technologiques permettent aux investisseurs Américains de négocier des actions japonaises ou britanniques aussi facilement que des actions locales. Ceci est vrai pour d’autres investisseurs autour du monde qui profitent de l’accès à des marchés étrangers se trouvant à des milliers de kilomètres d’eux.

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  • Top Ten Family Vacation Getaways

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    With a fresh aroma of summer in the air, now is the time to finally indulge in the relaxing atmosphere that you've been constantly searching for in your cubicle. In order to make the search simpler for you, and your family, we've compiled a list of the top ten family vacation destinations that will have your family smiling.

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  • Cisco Stock Information

    Apr 13, 2012 / 9:42am

    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, SEHK: 4333) is an American manufacturer of telecommunications equipment based in California.

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