U.S. one hundred dollar bill faded into the Russian flag

RUSSIA. RUSSIA. RUSSIA.

Each year we watch various heads of state assemble for a power yearbook photo at prominent locations like Washington, London, Toronto, Seoul, Cannes, Brisbane, Hangzhou and Hamburg. There are global round tables, strategic side meetings and broad announcements of international cooperation. The G20 (Group of 20)…

dollar sign growing out of a pot like a plant with a hand holding the pot against a sunny sky background

The Dog Days of Economic Growth

Each year we watch various heads of state assemble for a power yearbook photo at prominent locations like Washington, London, Toronto, Seoul, Cannes, Brisbane, Hangzhou and Hamburg. There are global round tables, strategic side meetings and broad announcements of international cooperation. The G20 (Group of 20)…

The US dollar, Chinese Yuan, and various gold bars grouped together

The IMF Elevates China’s Yuan: 4 Things to Know

On October 1, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) added the Chinese yuan to its special drawing rights (SDR) basket of currencies. If you’ve read these headlines, you likely have a few questions. What’s the yuan? What does the IMF do? What does this mean for the U.S. economy, if anything at all? Read on to…