10 Signs it's Summer
TECHNICALLY, SUMMER WON’T START FOR ANOTHER WEEK. ON THE summer solstice, Friday, June 21, the sun will be at the highest point in the sky, marking the longest day of the year and providing a convenient tool for amateur cartographers and physicists to determine their latitude from any position on Earth without the aid of a smartphone app.
BMO Private Bank director reflects on results of wealth survey
A bank that offers wealth management services to high net worth individuals has released the results of an online survey of 482 millionaires around the country.
The results paint a diverse picture of the rich across the United States and in South Florida, highlighting a growing group of young people, women and immigrants who create their own wealth rather than inherit it. Full Story
All that shimmers...
Cash for gold fever loses some luster
IMAGINE THE WORLD’S ENTIRE SUPPLY of gold (roughly 170,000 metric tons) melded into a cube with 68-foot-tall walls and sitting “comfortably within a baseball infield.” Full Story
Japan cannot solve its many troubles
MONEY & INVESTING
Though small in area, Japan is very important and powerful in the world’s economic scene. It’s the world’s third largest economy, boasting the second largest equity and government bond markets. The yen is one of the top three traded currencies. Full Story
Third annual ‘Camera USA’ photography competition draws entries from across the country
IF YOU’VE HAD YOUR FILL OF ARTISTS TRYING TO CAPture the beauty of beaches, we feel your pain.
Sometimes it seems that almost every person who retires to Florida at one time or another purchases paint and canvas and tries to replicate the beauty they see. They rarely succeed.
Maybe they’ve just been using the wrong medium. Full Story
Celebrate summer solstice at Corkscrew sanctuary
Summer solstice is the theme for “Corkscrew After Hours” on Friday, June 21, at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. As the northern hemisphere tilts closer to the sun than any other day of the year, Corkscrew’s ancient forest will be bathed in the pastel colors of longer sunset hours. Full Story