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  1. How Does China Manage Its Money Supply?

    Here's how the Central Bank of China manages its currency rates and the money supply.
  2. Three Currencies Benefiting From Low Oil Prices

    The Indian rupee is clearly the biggest beneficiary of the slide in oil prices, followed by the Indonesian rupiah and British ...
  3. Global Impact of China's Geopolitical Strategy

    China's geopolitical strategy is shifting the status quo from the Pacific to the Pentagon. Can the U.S. keep pace with Chinese ...
  4. What Happens to the Economy If China Deleverages

    Attempts to deleverage and institute reforms that will foster more sustainable growth could exacerbate an already slowing ...
  5. 10 Jobs to Avoid Right Now

    These jobs may never recover to pre-recession highs, can easily be outsourced overseas or may disappear altogether as technology ...
  6. As Fed Prepares To Move, Gold Is Losing Its Luster

    Last week’s Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress returned investors’ focus back to the fundamentals, and a general ...
  7. Do Transport Stocks Signal a U.S. Selloff?

    The Dow Jones Transportation Average index has underperformed the broader DJ Industrials Average, leading some market watchers ...
  8. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  9. Will Consumer Spending Save 2015?

    Consumer spending is considered an important number (and it is), but a savvy investor will always look at "why" rather than ...
  10. Worldwide Trend that Will Forever Alter Retirement

    Because longetivity is driving change in global and U.S. economies, we bring you a series of interviews with leading experts ...
  11. Why U.S. Consumers Aren’t Spending

    Despite continued improvement in the labor market and lower gasoline prices, consumers' activity remains soft: retail sales ...
  12. Examples Of Negative Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates seem like an abstract notion. But, they have practical consequences for an economy and are present ...
  13. Why The Yuan (RMB) Is Russia's Favorite Currency

    Russia has agreed to a currency swap worth $24 billion with China. What is Russia's thinking behind promoting the Yuan in ...
  14. Are Markets Ready For An Interest Rate Hike?

    Despite financial market fears over the uncertainty of Greece’s debt crisis and the recent drop in China’s stock-market, ...
  15. How the Fed Affects Reverse Mortgages

    An in depth look at how the Federal Reserve affects reverse mortgages.
  16. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  17. A Quick Guide On Behavioral Funds

    Investopedia explores the working of behavioral funds, their benefits and risks, and an analysis of their past returns.
  18. Will Higher Interest Rates Hurt Trading Activities?

    Do higher interest rates lead to less trading and lower interest rates lead to more trading? Investopedia debunks common ...
  19. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep them informed of where real estate and its ...
  20. Top 3 Safest Peer-to-Peer Lending Websites

    Add safety and reputation to your checklist when you consider borrowing from an online lender.
  21. 4 Challenges Uber Will Face In The Next Years

    Uber is growing but also facing tough challenges both in America and abroad.
  22. How Undervalued Is The Yuan?

    Some argue that the large U.S. trade deficits over the past 15 years are primarily due to currency management by U.S. trading ...
  23. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  24. Should You Borrow From a P2P Site?

    It's a hot trend, but is it safe? Here's how to tell.
  25. Will the Selloff in China Hurt the Global Economy?

    Though China is the world’s second largest economy, its volatility in the stock market is unlikely to have an impact on the ...
  26. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  27. The Risks of Chasing High Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks offer enticing yields, but a lot can go wrong on the way to collecting that dividend payout.
  28. Putting The Greece Deal In Context

    After a number of surprising twists, the recent Greek drama finally took an expected turn with news that Greece and its creditors ...
  29. A P2P Mortgage: Is This Loan Right For You?

    Read all about the the pros and cons of this trend in of peer-to-peer lending.
  30. Is Now the Time for Chinese Stocks?

    The recent panic in Chinese stocks could be seen as a buying opportunity for longer-term investors. Here are some ETFs to ...
  31. How & Why Companies Become Monopolies

    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit ...
  32. Leading Economic Indicators for Oil Prices

    The factors that determine the price of oil are supply and demand. Their leading indicators can help investors and traders ...
  33. Outsource This!: The Top 10 Jobs for Millennials

    Millennials should consider careers in these areas for better initial opportunity, job security and even solid wages.
  34. Signs The U.S. Recovery Is Solid

    Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the U.S. economy, declaring that it’s ...
  35. Junk Bonds: Does High Yield Equal Extreme Risk?

    High-yield bonds present a lot of risks but do they outweigh the rewards? Here are some ETFs to consider, with caution.
  36. How Negative Interest Rates Work

    Policymakers in Europe go for the unconventional: negative interest. What could happen?
  37. How An Aging World Can Impact Your Portfolio

    It can be easy for investors to lose sight of longer-term, structural developments in favor of more ephemeral trends and ...
  38. All About The Gun Business In America

    A look at the controversial US gun industry, producers, and market share.
  39. The Casino Mentality In Trading

    Many new traders treat the market like a casino, placing unwise bets and hoping for the big win.
  40. Does Greece Pose A Threat To Global Markets?

    In latest news from Greece: voters delivered a resounding “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, strongly rejecting the previous ...
  41. Who Are The Biggest Losers Of The Greek 'No'?

    In the event of a Grexit, there is little question that the near-term hit to its tourists, banks, and creditors would be ...
  42. Who Are The Biggest Winners From The Greek 'No'?

    Greece’s non-acceptance of the bailout plan has created some winners for European and other global investors to put their ...
  43. Insurance Companies Vs. Banks: Separate And Not Equal

    Insurance companies and banks are both financial intermediaries. However, they don't always face the same risks and are regulated ...
  44. Confused How The IMF, World Bank, & WTO differ?

    From loans to Athens and trade deals in Asia to economic reports on the world’s most successful and most troubled economies, ...
  45. Regional Banks Give The Fed A National Perspective

    We all know that the Federal Reserve utilizes monetary policy to control the economy, but what do the 12 regional Federal ...
  46. How Interest Rates Affect Private Equity

    With an impending increase in US interest rates and lower - even negative rates - elsewhere in Europe and Japan, we assess ...
  47. How to Battle Inflation During Retirement

    If inflation is imminent, here's how to prepare.
  48. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  49. Is 2016 The Year For An Interest Rate Hike?

    The debate ultimately centers on the strength of the economy.
  50. Insights On Creative Destruction and Technology

    Creative Destruction has a way of phasing out old technologies and inviting the new when applied to business models and economics.
  51. What Should Everyone Know About Greece’s Debt

    We weigh in on the top four things everyone should know about Greece's debt.
  52. Playing Rising Rates with Ultra-Short Term Bonds

    With rising rates likely, investors may want to consider adding a dose of ultra-short bonds to their portfolios. Here are ...
  53. How Creative Destruction Happens in Real Life

    In his seminal work, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), Joseph Schumpeter proclaimed “the essential fact about capitalism” ...
  54. Is Texas The Future Of America?

    The top three fastest-growing cities are located in Texas and 20% of jobs created between 2009 and 2014 were in the Lone ...
  55. Rising Interest Rates: Who it Helps, Who it Hurts

    When interest rates rise, the impact hits some of us differently. Here's why.
  56. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  57. Greece Isn’t The Only Problem U.S. Stocks Face

    Both stocks and bonds fell last week, due to several factors dampening investor sentiment. The most obvious one is the evolving ...
  58. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  59. The Most Likely Outcome For Greece

    After more than five years of a Greek drama, most of us have become fatigued with hearing about Greece’s debt problems, the ...
  60. How To Talk To Headhunters

    8 tips on forging a fruitful relationship with an executive recruiter.
  61. How Retirees Should Approach Interest Rate Hikes

    Here's what retirees can do if interest rates rise.
  62. Good Economic News The Cynics May Be Missing

    Headline data about the U.S. economy hasn’t been great, but the economy is actually stronger than it’s getting credit for. ...
  63. What’s Driving Markets Today

    While U.S. stocks managed to eke out modest gains last week, it wasn’t without some violent swings along the way.
  64. Why Higher Rates Could Be Good News For Consumers

    While rates remain extraordinarily low by historical standards, in the last few months we have witnessed a modest change ...
  65. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  66. How Interest Rates Work on Savings Accounts

    Here's what you need to know to grow your rainy-day fund.
  67. The Best and Worst Countries to Find a Job

    Which countries have the lowest and highest unemployment rates? The answers might surprise you.
  68. 8 Ways To Seriously Blow It With A Headhunter

    Job hunters, beware. These are the 8 things that blow your chances with headhunters. So pay attention to your behavior when ...
  69. How Interest Rates Work On A Mortgage

    A step-by-step explanation of the interest calculations, mortgage types, and how the loan is eventually "retired" – which ...
  70. What The Fed Needs To Consider Before A Rate Hike

    Everyone, from colleagues to clients, has some interpretation of when and if the Fed should raise short-term rates and start ...
  71. 7 Ways To Make Executive Recruiters Notice You

    Yes, you can go after executive recruiters – but take a sophisticated approach. Here's how.
  72. The Job Hunter's Guide To Headhunters

    Corporations often turn to these outside consultants to fill their executive vacancies. Here's what you need to know about ...
  73. The Advantages of Investing in Art & Collectibles

    Investing in collectibles can be profitable and fun, and can offer tax benefits for some.
  74. 11 Big Stocks Hated by Analysts

    These 11 stocks get the lowest rating from Wall Street, but some are worse than others.
  75. Improving Employment Data And Your Paycheck

    Wages are beginning to grow in earnest, and if you believe the CPI, inflation is nowhere in sight. People who had given up ...
  76. Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t What You Think

    Though U.S. inflation has been firming recently— the core consumer price index rose in April for a 3rd month in a row—prices ...
  77. One Step Closer To Normal

    The global interest rate environment is changing. Last week, bond yields in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Japan, Australia and ...
  78. Stocks and ETFs for a Teetering Stock Market

    Here's what investors should do when the stock market is teetering.
  79. Effects Of Interest Rate Hikes On Private Equity

    Private Equity firms would be wise to lock in current interest rates on their debt payments in anticipation of rate hikes. ...
  80. How Interest Rates Work On Car Loans

    Three big facts to know – and some numbers to crunch to get the best deal.
  81. Why Being Poor Is So Expensive

    The less you earn, the more you're likely to spend for the everyday necessities of life.
  82. Will You See Higher Wages In 2015?

    It's been a few years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession, and the employment picture has been rocky.
  83. Understanding Interest Rates: Nominal, Real And Effective

    Interest rates can be broken down into several subcategories that incorporate various factors such as inflation. Smart investors ...
  84. How Inflation Affects Your Cost of Living

    How will your wallet be impacted by inflation?
  85. What Do the Federal Reserve Banks Do?

    These 12 regional banks are involved with four general tasks: formulate monetary policy, supervise financial institutions, ...
  86. What’s Behind The Sluggish Economic Recovery

    While the economy is improving, the rate of improvement is much lower than economists had expected. Estimates for Q2 GDP ...
  87. 9 Junk Bond ETFs You Should Eye Right Now

    Volatility aside, there’s still some value left in high yield bonds. Pending rate increases shouldn’t effect junk as gravely ...
  88. When and How Can Spread Betting Be Profitable

    Providing tax-free income in some countries, spread betting can be highly profitable. Investopedia provides important points ...
  89. The Importance Of LIBOR In Financial Markets

    What is LIBOR and why are its interest rates so important to the financial markets?
  90. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Mortgages

    Being savvy about the ins and outs of mortgages can mean big savings in the long term.
  91. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  92. Google Is Now Richer Than Over 100 Countries

    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  93. Finding A Discount On Your Next Bond Investment

    Discount rates have nothing to do with buying things on sale. Rather, it helps you figure out how much to pay today for a ...
  94. Comparing Impact Investing & Venture Philanthropy

    Impact investing and venture philanthropy might be similar, but there are differences and one is more popular than the other ...
  95. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  96. How Tornadoes Impact The Economy

    Although most would agree that tornadoes and natural disasters are a very undesirable form of economic stimulus many economists ...
  97. Is The Yuan The New Greenback?

    China is increasingly top of mind for investors. While bulls see an opportunity in a massive equity rally, bears are focused ...
  98. Where To Look For Yield In A Low-Yield World

    While U.S. yields are likely to rise by year’s end, last week’s decline in yields is a reminder that we’re in a “low-for-long” ...
  99. Is Now the Time to Bet on Vacation Spending?

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  100. Why Israel Is Attracting Chinese Investors

    Chinese investment in Israel has taken off since 2011. What opportunities do Chinese investors see in the country, and what ...
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