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Plan - Part of retiring without losing your current benefits and standard of living is due to planning for your retirement and starting early. Today the social security people...

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Definition: Alan Greenspan is the chairman of the board of governors for the Federal Reserve.  He's entrusted with controlling the money supply and interest rates in order to keep the economy stable and inflation under control.

Advice: Alan Greenspan holds one of the most important positions in the US Government.  The decisions he makes ultimately control the economy.  This is why investors closely watch what he says.  When he chooses to lower rates, money becomes "cheaper" and the economy heats up with economic activity.  The problem is that this comes with a price: inflation rises as well.  In order to combat inflation, Greenspan raises rates, which unfortunately slows the economy.

 

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Definition of the Day Price Leadership

Price Leadership – Whenever a key market leader takes and set the tone, pace and price, markets are left to catch up, competitors having to lower, adjust, raise their prices accordingly in the name of competition. Then markets (and pricing), will shift, move and respond. Such management, control, direction and...

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