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  1. Why GDP Is Not an Accurate Measure of the Economy

    Is gross domestic product (GDP) an accurate measure of the strength or weakness of the U.S. economy?
  2. NAFTA's Winners And Losers

    Who benefited from NAFTA, and who lost out? Do we even know?
  3. What Should Investors Expect From Markets in 2017?

    A Q&A with Mark Okada, CIO and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management, on his investment outlook.
  4. Tarullo Departure Gives Trump a Huge Opening at the Fed

    With three seats to fill on the Fed's board, President Trump a huge opportunity to put his stamp on Fed policy.
  5. Economic Anxiety and the Crisis of Masculinity

    Underlying Trump's jobs message is an important gender dynamic.
  6. Fashion Week: A Snapshot

    New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and provides and economic windfall for the city.
  7. New York Fashion Week: A Snapshot (KORS)

    New York Fashion Week brings a whirlwind of economic activity to New York City.
  8. The Dow at 20,000: Where Does It Go from Here?

    The Dow recently topped 20,000, setting a new record. Will the momentum continue?
  9. The Trump Financial Euphoria: Fantasy vs. Reality

    It remains to be seen how Trump's election will ultimately affect the global and financial markets.
  10. Scottish Independence Talk Regains Momentum

    Another Scottish independence referendum looks likely and could send shockwaves throughout global financial markets.
  11. The World's Top 10 Economies

    The United States has been the world's largest economy since 1871, but China's growth may soon position it as the leader ...
  12. Opinion: How Precarious Is China’s Economy? (FXI)

    Beijing has the critical tools necessary to engineer a “soft landing” and slow the country’s economic growth. While a soft ...
  13. Crude Market Tug of War (BP, RDS.A)

    Oil traders are feeling the strain of a flat oil price futures curve, but renewed volatility could provide some relief.
  14. What is the Quantity Theory of Money?

    Take a look at the tenets, assumptions and challenges of monetarism's principal theory.
  15. Cost-Push Inflation Versus Demand-Pull Inflation

    Gain a deeper understanding of aggregate supply and demand, forces which raise the price of goods and services.
  16. Donald McGahn

    White House Counsel
  17. How the Federal Reserve Impacts Investors Like You

    The Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates affects the whole economy.
  18. Who Will Disrupt the Insurance Industry in 2017?

    Fintech startups are training their sights on the insurance industry this year. Here are top players in the field.
  19. What Does the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Do?

    The Commerce Secretary overseas a vast business and commerce engine that drives the U.S. economy.
  20. Portfolio Mismanagement: 7 Common Stock Errors

    Don't lose your shirt over these seven simple - and preventable - investment follies.
  21. What if Trump Starts a Trade War With China?

    If Trump follows through with his campaign trade promises, he may start a trade war with China.
  22. What to Expect from Markets Under a New President

    The U.S. market started low and ended high in 2016, but what happens next remains to be seen.
  23. The Truth About Stock Market Highs and Lows

    Although it appears to follow certain patterns at times, remember the market is unpredictable.
  24. Industries That Thrive On Recession

    Find out where to turn when looking to invest in a tumultuous market.
  25. Top 3 Banking Platforms Taking Off in Fintech (FISV, QTWO)

    Fintech companies are shaking up the financial industry, and these banking platforms are poised for growth in 2017.
  26. How High Levels of Debt Could Impact the Economy

    Here's how a large accumulation of private debt could impact the economy and investments.
  27. Yellen: Fed to Tighten “A Few Times Per Year” Through 2019

    Fed Chair Yellen sees a "few hikes a year" to rates through 2019; FOMC minutes suggest December rate hike was in part reaction ...
  28. Could Fintech Be in a Bubble?

    Although there are signs of a fintech bubble that could burst, that hasn't kept venture capital from investing billions in ...
  29. Investors Are Unprepared for Inflation

    Inflation has remained so quiescent for so long that many investors have forgotten even how to cope with it.
  30. How to Make Sense of the Trump Stock Market Rally

    What was stock market rally after Trump's election based on?
  31. Best and Worst Performing Sectors of 2016

    Energy and basic materials stocks outperformed in 2016, while healthcare stocks lagged.
  32. A Guide To Returning Christmas Gifts

    The Christmas season can be stressful, but returning unwanted gifts can be even more stressful. Here are some tips to help ...
  33. The European Banking Crisis Explained (DB)

    Could this be another Lehman?
  34. The Frosty, Festive World Of Investing

    From Santa Claus rallies to evergreen loans, Wall Street can be a veritable winter wonderland for investors.
  35. 9 Common Effects of Inflation

    Is inflation ever good? Maybe if you like your job it is.
  36. Why Has the Stock Market Gone Up Since the Election?

    There are several reasons why the market has gone up since the presidential election.
  37. A Look at the Shifts in Globalization in Markets

    The shift towards populist-driven nationalistic trends has helped put the global economy in flux.
  38. Star Wars: The Economics Of The Galactic Empire

    The Galactic Empire in Star Wars wasn't always so powerful. Intergalactic businesses were always at loggerheads with intergalactiic ...
  39. What M&A May Look Like Under President Trump

    A Trump administration may be more inclined to let M&A deals go through.
  40. What Will a Trump Economy Look Like?

    Why are so many investors optimistic now that the U.S. election is over?
  41. What Does It Mean To Be Green?

    Green investing is the new buzz word for companies and investors. Find out what it means.
  42. Fundamentals Of How China Makes Its Money (BABA, PFE)

    China has the first or second largest GDP in the world but is not nearly as developed as others in the top 10.
  43. The Impact Of Ending The US Embargo On Cuba

    Many argue that ending the US embargo on Cuba will not only make US consumers happy, but also help the US economy and bring ...
  44. The National Debt Explained

    We know it's growing, but we don't know exactly how. An in-depth look why the U.S. Government's debt continues to balloon ...
  45. The Importance of Black Friday Sales Figures

    Retailers are eager to cash in on the all-important holiday shopping season. But what exactly should investors make of the ...
  46. Will Trump's Win Change Low Return Assumptions?

    A prolonged bull market has many lowering their return expectations going forward. Should they under a Trump presidency?
  47. Black Friday: How the Shopping Day Got Its Name

    No, it has nothing to do with accounting. Here's the real story.
  48. 5 Best States for Black Friday Shopping

    These states have great deals on your day-after-Thanksgiving purchases. The secret? No – or lower – sales taxes.
  49. Best Ways to Prepare for Black Friday Deals

    You can actually save money on Black Friday by devising a plan and prioritizing your shopping list.
  50. Is Trump The Next Reagan? Investors Better Brace Themselves

    Will President-elect Donald Trump unleash a new era of big fiscal spending?
  51. Some Like it Hot (The Economy, That is)

    We look at past market reactions as the Federal Reserve contemplates higher interest rates, and what the yield curve may ...
  52. How the Housing Market Reacts to a New President

    As the markets move, so do mortgage rates. Both will be watched closely as we move into 2017.
  53. Chart of the Week: Trump’s Win Reinforces a New Market Regime

    We see Donald Trump’s surprise win reinforcing the reflationary theme that has shaped global markets in recent months. We ...
  54. How Should Investors React to a President Trump?

    Donald Trump has been declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election. What should investors make of the result?
  55. The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed

    As more states vote in favor of legalizing weed, here's a look at the economic benefits to state economies.
  56. Should You Worry About Your Money As Election Day Nears?

    The election is almost over - but should you be worried about the markets, and your money?
  57. Zero Rate Policy: History’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme

    The central planning belief system is breaking down. Economic reality is setting in.
  58. What Is Purchasing Power Parity? (PPP)

    Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is an economic theory that compares different countries' currencies through a market "basket ...
  59. The Birth Of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  60. Good News: Long-Awaited Wage Growth is Finally Happening

    American wages reached record levels last year--and not just for the wealthy.
  61. What is Fiscal Policy?

    Learn how governments adjust taxes and spending to moderate the economy.
  62. As Fed Rate Hike Looms, Hawks and Doves Remain Divided

    Investors highly anticipate a second rate hike this year as the Fed's hawks gain influence, following a period of no increases ...
  63. America’s Economy Is Slowing (Despite What Some Are Saying)

    The economic data is showing that we've entered the slower-growth phase of the business cycle.
  64. Trump vs. Clinton's Economic Policies: What Wall Street Thinks

    In terms of spending, regulation, trade, healthcare and immigration, this election offers an uneven mix of hopes, threats, ...
  65. Comparing Cost of Living: 5 Cities Where $50K Goes Furthest

    If you are comparing cost of living to see where a $50,000 salary will stretch the furthest, these 5 cities are at the top ...
  66. Are Big Banks Becoming More Corrupt? (JPM, C)

    Big banking scandals have been a prominent feature in 2016, but news of corrupt banks is not a new or surprising phenomenon ...
  67. Did OPEC Blink in the U.S. Shale Standoff? (KSA)

    Did OPEC just blink in its standoff with U.S. shale oil producers?
  68. Top 10 Recession-Proof Jobs

    Certain professions are recession-proof, such as health care and law enforcement. People with these jobs can expect to stay ...
  69. Number of Banks That Charge Clients for Cash Deposits Is Growing (IREBY, RBS)

    In August 2016, two years after the ECB's decision to cut rates below zero, a few banks have started charging clients and ...
  70. How Bad Is China from the Perspectives of U.S. Companies?

    Many U.S. companies espoused a positive view of China's economic outlook, even though the nation's growth sputtered after ...
  71. Top 25 Developed and Developing Countries

    The difference between developed and developing countries, along with a list of the status of 25 nations around the world.
  72. Comparing Market Returns to Consumer Expectations

    A lot of pundits will tell you there are certain indicators of future market performance. But do those claims hold up?
  73. Target Prices: The Key To Sound Investing

    Learn how to evaluate the legitimacy of target prices and why investors should trust these over ratings.
  74. Is GDP Really an Accurate Measure of Economic Growth?

    What does GDP tell us about real economic growth or well-being? It turns out that the answer is quite different than what ...
  75. What Is the Economic Impact of Hosting the Olympics?

    Because the economic impact of hosting the Olympics tends to be less positive than anticipated, most cities may be better ...
  76. Is the Concept of 'TINA' Helping the Stock Market?

    Here's why the "TINA" (There Is No Alternative) perspective of stock market growth is overblown. There are always alternatives ...
  77. Is Venture Capital Slowing in the U.S.?

    Venture capitalists are more selective in 2016, turning away from U.S. startups in an era of big business and slow growth ...
  78. The Zero Lower Bound Dilemma: Are We Stuck?

    Interest rates may be stuck near the zero lower bound (ZLB), thanks to experimental monetary policy from the Fed and over-spending ...
  79. 3 Countries That Produce the Most Renewable Energy

    China, the United States and Brazil are the top three producers of energy from renewable sources, with hydroelectric power ...
  80. How the Eurozone's Fight Against Deflation Is Hurting Savers

    The European Central Bank is fighting a desperate battle against deflation. Find out what it is doing and how it is going ...
  81. China's Long Road to Urbanization

    China's urbanization rate has a long way to go before the country reaches a level of urbanization on par with that of countries ...
  82. 5 Truths About Consumer Confidence in the U.S.

    U.S. consumer confidence has evolved in the years since the Great Recession, according to a study conducted by McKinsey & ...
  83. The 6 Most Common Explanations for Economic Stagnation

    Professional economists disagree about why the global economy has stagnated since 2001. Find out what some prominent thinkers ...
  84. 10 Countries With the Most McDonald's Locations (MCD)

    Europe may be more important to McDonald's than the United States, and Asia is not too far behind now that the Chinese market ...
  85. Top 5 Fastest-Growing Startups in NYC (GOOGL, FB)

    The top five New York City startups are technology companies in different industries with astronomical track records of revenue ...
  86. Countries Friendly to Russian Business

    Russia's largest trading partners include China and the European Union. Learn about the goods and services that Russia exchanges ...
  87. Top 6 Fastest Growing Startups in San Francisco (GOOG, TWTR)

    The six fastest-growing new startups in San Francisco for 2016 are focusing on making life easier by offering solutions to ...
  88. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks Vulnerable To a Sell Off (GIS, CAG)

    Thinking about investing for dividend yield? Here is a consumer staples stock list of companies that could potentially sell ...
  89. Top 7 Fastest-Growing Startups in Austin

    Austin has become one of the hottest hub for startups. Austin has everything entrepreneurs need to make their visions come ...
  90. 3 Ways Robots Affect the Economy

    Robotics is increasingly shaping the way that many industries operate, and is impacting employment. Its usage has both positive ...
  91. The Real Reason Prescription Drug Prices Are So High

    Expensive drugs that don’t have affordable alternatives or generic equivalents are a serious concern today. So why are prescription ...
  92. 10 Countries With The Most Natural Resources

    Commodities are the raw materials for all products produced worldwide. This article lists the top 10 countries with the most ...
  93. 5 Countries With the Most Money Per Capita

    Some of these countries with high disposable income per capita may surprise you.
  94. Are Negative Rates Really "Far Superior" to Combat Downturns?

    Ever wonder how negative interest rates work? Economist Marvin Goodfriend swears by negative interest rates, touting them ...
  95. The 10 Best Community Colleges in the United States

    The top community colleges in the U.S. are strong on technical education and job placement. The best community colleges provide ...
  96. The Lucrative Business of Summer Camps for Adults

    Due to the increasing need to disconnect from technology and meet new friends, adult summer camps are a booming business ...
  97. Is China's Corporate Debt Flashing Warning Signals?

    China's corporate debt has been quickly rising relative to economic output, prompting investors to identify and watch for ...
  98. Is Fed QE4 More Likely Than Negative Interest Rates?

    Fed QE4 and negative interest rates are two policy options that speculators think the central bank might harness if economic ...
  99. 4 Forces Behind Income Inequality in America

    Two-thirds of U.S. households saw their income decline or stay flat between 2005 and 2014. A McKinsey report has taken an ...
  100. The Rise of Alternative Economics

    Alternative economics has provided businesses, borrowers and lenders with the opportunity to overcome restrictions such as ...
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