Sadly, due to rapid modernization and an increase in more convenient shopping facilities over the past few decades, traditional markets have continuously lost patronage and are quickly diminishing in size and number.
The Christmas Market sprouted up centuries ago in Austria, Germany, northern Italy and northern France. From one of the oldest markets in Germany to some lesser-known gems, this hotel search website has compiled a list of top spots in Europe to sip on that mulled wine in the winter air.
As rates begin to rise in anticipation of Fed "tapering," we would expect an eventual reversal as economic indicators begin to deteriorate. In other words, there is a ceiling on the pace of this economic recovery until deleveraging runs its course (which could be a long while).
The Times piece raises three distinct questions for those concerned about energy policy and renewable fuels. First, can markets be a fair and efficient way to achieve the goals we want in this program -- more low carbon fuels, less imported oil and reasonable energy prices?
One of the most deceptive ideas continuously sounded by the Right is that the "free market" is natural and inevitable, existing outside and beyond government. So whatever inequality or insecurity it generates is beyond our control.
Whether I speak the language, or have the opportunity to use anything I might find at the market, I just love to go and wander, see what's available, watch the locals bargaining and commenting on the day's offerings.
The normal exchanges tend to be more volatile and more prone to market crashes than their inverted and pro-rata brethren. As such, investors concerned about market manipulation may be best advised to execute their orders at inverted or pro-rata exchanges.
Our feelings about the stock market are heavily influenced by the investments we already own, a phenomenon known as "anchoring." Many of us also suffer from "recency" bias, the tendency to read too much into short-term market performance.
The Fed persists in sophomoric fashion to scold the market for misinterpreting its mixed messages about tapering the amount of asset purchases. But the big surprise for Mr. Bernanke and co. will be the realization that they have much less control of long term rates than they now believe.
As one of the most diverse and culturally wealthy countries in the whole of South America, Peru is one of those destinations that offers so much to visitors. But where, what and how do you get the very best of it?
Earlier this month, a horrifying story of human rights abuse and exploitation broke when Mexican authorities rescued nearly 300 workers from brutal forced labor conditions on a tomato farm in the state of Jalisco.