Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. As an investor, I need to be alert to economic factors that influence the price of the FTSE 100 stocks in my portfolio. Sometimes, I might think that it’s only company-specific factors that moves the share price. For example, company earnings. This isn’t the case. In reality, elements such as employment, inflation or GDP figures impact the share price as well. How inflation affects meEarlier this week, the latest inflation numbers came out for May. It showed that inflation shot up to 2.1%, higher than the target level of 2% from the Bank of England. 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This helps to boost revenues, and ultimately profits.Finally, for myself, higher inflation erodes the value of the cash sitting in my bank. If prices are inflating by 2.1% per year and my interest rate is 0%, then I’m losing 2.1% in effective purchasing power. So any excess cash I have, I’d like to invest and put to work.Protecting my FTSE 100 stocksThere are several ways I can be smart when it comes to rising inflation. Firstly, I want to check whether the stocks I own have high levels of debt. If they do, then I’d look to offset this by investing in some companies that have very little debt. In this way, it counterbalances the impact of any potential interest rate hike.Secondly, I’d look to invest in companies that could actually benefit from an interest rate hike. The obvious sector here would be banks. Higher interest rates allow the banks to make a larger margin between lending and borrowing rates. 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Subscribe Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * This is a celebration of modern day masters who handcraft jewelry, textiles, metal, glass, wood, home decor and more. These are one-of-a-kind collectibles to be treasured forever. No wonder they say today’s crafts are tomorrow’s antiques. It’s a term used to describe the many wonders at the Contemporary Crafts Market. Discover unique objects of beauty you wonâ€™t find anywhere else.The Contemporary Crafts Market has been selling handmade crafts for nearly 30 years. The longest running show of its kind in Southern California is a traditional favorite. It only comes to the West Coast twice a year. This November, Pasadena will have its first taste of the famed market. It is the perfect place for history to unfold. After all, the Contemporary Crafts Market takes place in the center of historic Old Town Pasadena and neighboring Bungalow Heaven, where the tradition of handmade craftsmanship is part of the landscape and is a treasured tradition. .Open to the public, The Contemporary Crafts Market will be held from November 1â€“3, at the Pasadena Convention Center. It will feature more than 200 of the nationâ€™s finest artists showcasing their unique approach to design and handcrafted excellence.“Thereâ€™s something for everybody in the show, things that you can admire and wonder about and wish you could own. The best part is so many of these beautiful objects have prices that everyone can affordâ€ says Roy Helms, founder and CEO of the Contemporary Crafts Market,.“We have some wonderful furniture in the show. Also, we have some incredible jewelry makers, one in particular, whose work is in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Sheâ€™s been showing with us for the last 28 years and has grown up with our market,” says Helms, talking about jewelry maker Marianne Hunter, whose work has matured in parallel to the Market.The Contemporary Crafts Market is a wonderland of discovery, a feast for the eyes with something for everyone from jewelry and metalwork to glass, wood, textiles, home furnishings, ceramics and more. Imagine! Not a mass produced product or mall in sight!“History has been very unusual. At one time, of course, everything was handmade and later ‘machine made’ products were something special because they were so unusual,” says Helms. â€œToday, what’s handmade, something you can hold and admire as a legitimate work of art, has become the rare and treasured.â€At the Contemporary Crafts Market, the artists themselves will be in attendance, says Helms, “Thatâ€™s what makes it so educational because with the artist there, they can talk about their work with you.”Thirty years is a long time, and the Market’s longevity can be attributed to the public being “delighted with what they see and what they find at our show,” says Helms. Simply put, “if the crafts werenâ€™t selling, we wouldnâ€™t be there,” he adds.Just as collectors need a place to find handcrafted works, the artists too need a place “to have their work survive and a way to meet the public,” says Helms, “by pulling together a group of artists that are on this quality level, it makes a pretty exciting show.”It’s certainly a wonder how Helms has turned a humble crafts market into an empire, thriving in the competitive business of art. How he survived and flourished though, is a work of art in itself.The Market exclusively sells American crafts and artists who participate, come from all over the country. For the Pasadena show, Helms says there are artists who come from as far as New Hampshire and Ohio, but most are from The Western States including California, New Mexico, Arizona and other nearby areas.Helms has made it his passion and business to seek out and curate the best handcrafts and artists he can find. Promoting the artisans who create these beautiful works is a joy. Suffice to say, he has an eye for beauty and excellence, and it shows. Seeing is believing. All of The Contemporary Craft Market items have been jury-selected for quality, ensuring that only the best are sold.The exhibitors undergo a rigorous screening process to qualify as participants. All of the artwork must be of the finest hand-made designs and quality. Not just anyone can join as an exhibitor at the Contemporary Crafts Market. This gives the show’s exhibits an air of museum-like quality.Open to the public, in time for holiday shopping, â€œeverything will be for sale, says Helms, with prices ranging “from $25.00 to several thousand dollars.”The show itself is priceless.To learn more about The Contemporary Crafts Market, visit:Website: http://craftsource.orgPinterest Site: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=CONTEMPORARY%20CRAFTS%20MARKETVideo Link http://craftsource.org/artist.htmlor call (310) 285-3655.The Pasadena Convention Center is located at 300 E Green St.Admission will be $8 with children aged 12 and under getting in for free. 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A Bozeman, Montana man endured multiple attacks from the same sow grizzly bear over the weekend while scouting for elk near Ennis, Montana. Not only did Todd Orr live to tell the tale of what had to have been a horrifying ordeal, but he also posted the story to Facebook with a short video he filmed himself immediately after the mauling took place.“Life sucks in bear country,” Orr says in the video while recounting the attack. “Just had a grizzly with two cubs come at me from about 80 yards away.”According to Orr, he hit the grizz with a full charge of high powered bear spray, but it didn’t deter her from mauling his head, arms and shoulders as he attempted to feign death while simultaneously protecting the back of his neck with his hands.“I went to my face in the dirt and wrapped my arms around the back of my neck for protection,” he later wrote in a Facebook post. “She was on top of me biting my arms, shoulders and backpack. The force of each bite was like a sledge hammer with teeth. She would stop for a few seconds and then bite again. Over and over. After a couple minutes, but what seemed an eternity, she disappeared.”After the initial attack Orr was able to pull himself up and head for the safety of his vehicle, but before he could get there the sow returned and had another go at him. After braving the storm of another attack, he eventually got up and hiked 3 miles back to his truck before filming this short video and driving himself to the nearest hospital.Todd says that the message here is that bear spray doesn’t always work, but it’s definitely better than nothing. Stay safe out there when recreating in bear country.Related: read more
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