It is the year of the dollar.
A decade ago, it was the year that people would get excited about buying things, buying houses and buying cars, but not much else.
But 2017 is different, because it will see the first time that people will buy a house or a car or buy a car.
For many, 2017 is the Year of the Dollar.
The US dollar rose about $2.50, or 4.2%, to around 95.89 US cents per pound, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil has risen more than 6% since the beginning of the year, from about $60.50 to $63.80 per barrel.
The price index for crude oil rose about 5.6% in January, from $58.25 to $61.55 per barrel, according the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The annual price of an ounce of gold rose more than 11% in 2017, from an average of $1.13 to $1 of gold.
And bitcoin rose about 10% in the past year, rising from $1 to more than $2,300.
It was up about 8% in 2018, according a Reuters article.
The dollar was up a bit in January 2017, before the economic slowdown began to bite and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced that interest rates would be lowered.
The FOMC raised its key interest rate from 0.25% to 0.5% to stimulate the economy and prevent deflation, as the Fed’s chairwoman Janet Yellen told the US Senate last month.
The price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.3% on January 18, according an index compiled by Bloomberg.
Inflation fell in 2017 as consumer spending slowed and food prices rose.
But the CPI for the US Consumer Price Index rose in January as inflation fell in 2018.
“The dollar rose more in 2017 than it did in 2018 because of inflation, but it was still a bit more than the yen,” said David Rolfe, an economist at JPMorgan in London.
“This has been an ongoing process and we should see the dollar continue to rise as the dollar moves higher.”
The Dow Jones industrial average rose more on January 19 than it has in the last 20 years, according data from FactSet.
It was up 9.3 points in January compared to the year before.
On January 21, the price of gold hit $1k for the first straight day, the first day that the price exceeded $1m, according US Central Bank records.
Gold fell about $20,000 on January 23 to $12,000 an ounce, but recovered more quickly.
For a brief moment, the Dow’s gains turned into losses.
On January 23, the S&P 500 fell 1.4%.
The S&P 500 dropped 1.1% on its worst day in a decade, and the Nasdaq composite lost 4.6%.
“Gold is now down 3% from the lows of January 20 and is now trading below the 30-day average, which is still well below the 10-year average of 10.2,” said James McQuivey, chief investment strategist at Cumberland Advisors in New York, in a note to clients.
“That makes the recent gains in the S/ECN and Dow seem a bit overstated.
However, it is still worth remembering that the S &PE were both near all-time highs at the beginning or end of 2017 and the SICP/TSX were both below their 50-day moving averages in early 2017.”
On December 6, 2017, the US Federal Reserve announced that it would begin to lower interest rates to 0% from 1.25%.
It is a move that has many people worried about the economy.
In January 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that it had lowered mortgage rates by nearly $4.4 trillion in the US and the UK over the past decade.
But in December 2017, a week after the Fed announced that rates would drop to zero, the stock market fell sharply and the Dow fell 5%.
Gold plunged by about 20% on the day the Fed said rates would begin dropping in the year 2019.
Investors were nervous.
In the past month, gold has fallen more than 25% and the value of gold has plunged more than 50% compared to 2017.
A year ago, gold’s value was in the mid-tens of $2 million.
But that all changed in 2018 when a series of factors were happening.
Bitcoin was first used as a store of value in 2009.
It is a digital currency, and it is not backed by any government.
Its value was around $2 billion at the end of 2018.
It had more than tripled