Friday, December 24, 2004


Investing & International Finances

For the first time in about three years, my personal investments are up. In fact, if I were to sell off the portfolio and pay the commissions, I'd be ahead about 10%. It was a long slow decline from a profit of about 30% to a loss of 15%, but a fast return.

At the same time that my portfolio starting regaining steam, the U.S. dollar started falling against the Euro. $1.37 for a Euro the last time I looked. And China's economy juggernaut keeps getting bigger and faster.

Is there a connection there? I dunno. On one had I'm glad to see my personal money recovering, but the U.S. position within the international economy, it seems to these uneducated eyes, is faring poorly.

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