Economics Articles

  1. Why America's Taxes Are Too Low

    The solution to America's economic woes may not be in lowering taxes further, but may, in fact, lie in increasing them.
  2. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  3. How Education And Training Affect The Economy

    Education and training benefit not only the worker, but also the employer and the country as a whole.
  4. What Is International Trade?

    Everyone's talking about globalization, so we explain what is it and why some oppose it.
  5. Highest-Paid CEOs

    John Hammergren of McKesson topped the list of the best-earning CEOs for 2011. Find out how much he made and who else was on the list.
  6. Investing In Sovereign Bonds

    Investing in sovereign credit can be a dicey affair. Learn if you should take the risk.
  7. The Hidden Truth Behind The U.S. Economic Recovery

    Learn how the economy is being artificially propped up by unsustainable monetary and fiscal policies.
  8. If The U.S. Was A Real Household

    Discover what the fiscal state of the U.S. looks like in numbers that are more relatable to everyday experience.
  9. 7 Ways The U.S. Government Wastes Money

    Inane studies and gifts to China are just some of the ways that the U.S. government wasted tax-payers' money in 2011.
  10. States With Demand For Workers

    If you can brave the cold weather, we'll tell you why these places are great for employment.
  11. Globalization: Progress Or Profiteering?

    Proponents of globalization argue that it helps the economies of developing nations and makes goods cheaper, while critics say that globalization reduces domestic jobs and exploits foreign workers.
  12. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  13. The Pros And Cons Of Sports Investing

    Consider these advantages and disadvantages before investing in businesses related to your favorite teams.
  14. 3 Tips For Using Payday Loans

    With payday loans now operating across 41 states, we tell you how to use them wisely and responsibly.
  15. How Much It Costs To Become President

    Using real figures from 2008, we tell you what the price is to have Pennsylvania Ave. as your address.
  16. An Introduction To The PIIGS

    Learn which countries are included in the PIIGS and why they are grouped together.
  17. 5 States Where You Can Stretch Your Dollar The Furthest

    If you're thinking of moving to save a few dollars here and there, we've got a list of states for you to consider.
  18. Minimum Wage: Good Cause Or Economic Pariah?

    Here are some positives and negatives to help you decide where you stand on the minimum wage debate.
  19. A Bullish Start To 2012

    2012 kicked off with a great first day, but does that mean the rest of the year will follow that trend?
  20. An Evaluation Of Emerging Markets

    Get the full story on this asset class before you write it off as too risky.
  21. Trading Around Key Options Indicators

    Learn the key economic indicators to help predict market movement.
  22. Effects Of The New Canada-U.S. Border Deal

    Find out how a new deal concerning the longest unprotected border in the world may affect trade.
  23. How The U.S. Government Formulates Monetary Policy

    Learn about the tools the Fed uses to influence interest rates and general economic conditions.
  24. The Basics Of Business Forecasting

    Discover the methods behind financial forecasts and the risks inherent when we seek to predict the future.
  25. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  26. A Look At The Eurozone In 2012

    As the sovereign debt problems of Europe stretch on into another year, will they ever go away?
  27. Rational Ignorance And Your Money

    It's impossible to know everything about the markets. Find out how ignorance affects your investments.
  28. The Worst Bets You Can Make At The Casino

    We break down the odds associated with casino games. Which game do you think offers the best chance at winning?
  29. Is The Santa Claus Rally For Real?

    Will Santa Claus bring the gift that investors are looking for this year? What are the chances of a Santa Claus rally?
  30. Early Monopolies: Conquest And Corruption

    This structure can be very effective, but it is also known for its abuse of power.
  31. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  32. What The Failure Of The Super Committee Means

    The legislators appointed to start resolving the budget deficit have admitted defeat.
  33. How To Lie With Financial Statistics

    Can you really trust what the financial services industry puts out? We tell about some tricks that hide the truth.
  34. An Introduction To Complementary Currencies

    There are alternatives to national currencies. Discover complementary currencies and how they work.
  35. How Gold Performed In 2011

    It was a wild ride for gold in 2011; we look at what caused gold's price movements, and where it's headed next.
  36. 4 Misconceptions About Free Markets

    These fallacies have hounded free market economists since the days of Adam Smith.
  37. 5 Upcoming Market-Moving Events

    If you can anticipate the news that these reports contain, your portfolio will be in for some huge gains.
  38. How Economic Reality Influences The Market

    The market is confusing enough. But when you consider how economic reality can influence market prices, it's downright baffling.
  39. 5 Reasons The U.S. May See Another Debt Downgrade

    Bank of America says a downgrade could take place before the end of the year. Find out why.
  40. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  41. How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  42. How Productivity And Globalization Affect The Economy

    The systems designed to track the national economy is flawed. Discover the impacts of globalization.
  43. Countries That Still Have The Golden AAA Credit Rating

    The U.S., Italy, Greece and others have lost the coveted AAA rating, but some countries have managed to hold onto it.
  44. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  45. The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  46. 10 Risks That Every Stock Faces

    As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in. Find out about 10 common stock risks you should look out for.
  47. 10 Most Indebted Nations

    There are many different ways to measure debt. See how the top 10 indebted nations change, depending on how you look at it.
  48. The Huge Benefits Of High School Economics

    Teaching economics in high school as a core subject would benefit students, and help ease the cycles of boom and bust for future generations.
  49. The Evolution Of Banking

    Banks are a part of ancient history. Find out how this system of money management developed into what we know today.
  50. The History Of Economic Thought

    Economics is a vital part of every day life. Discover the major players who shaped its development.
  51. 8 Biggest Global Trade Offenders

    Countries launch protectionist policies to keep domestic producers safe. We list the top eight offenders.
  52. Standard Of Living Vs. Quality Of Life

    What is the difference between a standard of living and quality of life? Find out in this breakdown.
  53. How Saving Too Much Can Sap Economic Growth

    Many emerging Asian economies have high savings and low consumption rates. We look at how this impacts their economic development.
  54. The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  55. Why Is The Euro Falling?

    We look at the reasoning behind the selling pressure on the euro, and see how this can impact the average consumer.
  56. Business Leaders Weigh In On Global Economies

    The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Competitiveness Report. We look at how advanced and developing nations are faring.
  57. Top 10 Asian Cities For Real Estate Investment

    Emerging Asian markets are on a building tear. Countries in the region have focused on providing the housing, infrastructure and commercial buildings needed for the millions of new urbanites that flock to the cities from the countryside each year.
  58. Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

    Your investments suffer when general price levels rise. Learn how you can control the damage with IPSs.
  59. The History Of Capitalism: From Feudalism To Wall Street

    Find out how the economic system we now use was created.
  60. Why Are Consumers Paying The Same For Smaller Portions?

    Food portions of some products are getting smaller, but we are paying the same price. Find out why.
  61. Why Today's "Recession" Tops The Great Depression

    The financial, labor and economic statistics show the current recession is worse than most people think.
  62. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sovereign Debt Defaults

    Sovereign debt defaults are scary, but should they be? They are actually more common than you think.
  63. The History Of Greek Sovereign Debt Defaults

    This isn't the first time Greece has been in financial trouble. Here's a brief history of the country's money woes.
  64. Why Britain Withdrew From The ERM

    Britain may have dodged a bullet, but it certainly was not an innocent bystander and still managed to become collateral damage.
  65. The Baltic Dry Index: Evaluating An Economic Recovery

    This index can provide insight into economic growth and production, but it has its critics.
  66. Why Consumer Confidence Matters

    As consumer spending is a dominant component of the U.S. economy, how consumers feel about the economy can become self-fulfilling.
  67. Countries With The Highest Taxes

    If you thought your taxes as an American were high, think again. Here's a list of the top five countries with the highest tax revenues as a percentage of GDP.
  68. Competitive Advantage Counts

    What's the best indicator of a company's future success? Its ability to succeed when others fail.
  69. Why These 3 Countries Could Be Too Risky To Invest In

    Why is being trade-dependent a problem for these countries, and how does that affect investors?
  70. The British Pound: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    As a strong alternative to the dollar it is likely that the pound will remain a preeminent global currency for some time to come.
  71. Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
  72. Countries With The Highest Government Spending To GDP Ratio

    Does it make sense to invest in these countries with high government spending levels as a percentage of GDP?
  73. The Correlation Between Education And The Economy

    Is there a correlation between education level and a state's economic output?
  74. The Swiss Franc: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Find out what you need to know before you start trading the Swiss franc.
  75. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

    The Misery Index measures a combination of unemployment and inflation, but what does it mean for your finances?
  76. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  77. Combating Retirement's Silent Killer: Inflation

    Inflation can devour a once secure nest egg. Learn how to protect yours.
  78. 3 Groups of Companies that are almost a Monopoly

    A look at companies that have a monopolistic place in the marketplace, and whether or not it's a good idea to invest in them.
  79. The Next AAA Countries Headed For A Downgrade

    The next two years will continue to be volatile for many countries as they try to reign in their debt and avoid recession in the process.
  80. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  81. Introduction To Counterparty Risk

    Unlike a funded loan, the exposure from a credit derivative is complicated. Find out everything you need to know about counterparty risk.
  82. 5 Economic Effects Of Country Liberalization

    Liberalization provides new opportunities for diversification and profit.
  83. What Drives Employment?

    While numerous states, including Michigan, Florida, California, Nevada and others struggle with double-digit unemployment, we'll look at four states with above average employment.
  84. Can The U.S. Super Committee Solve The Debt Crisis?

    Find out about this committee's tactics and members, and see whether you think they can solve America's financial problems.
  85. Is It Eurobonds Or Bust For The Eurozone?

    Europe's central bank has its work cut out for it in the coming months, especially as it works for long term solutions.
  86. Can The U.S. Regain Its AAA Rating?

    We look at countries that have regained a AAA rating in the past, and whether the U.S. is on track to having its debt rating restored.
  87. Can Investors Trust Official Statistics?

    The official statistics in some countries need to be taken with a grain of salt. Find out why you should be skeptical.
  88. Why S&P Downgraded The U.S. And Others Did Not

    We look at the U.S. debt and see whether the recent downgrade was justified.
  89. Forex Trading The U.S. Trade Balance Figures

    Those that are able to capitalize on this rather obscure report will benefit immensely from it.
  90. Trading With VWAP And MVWAP

    Volume weighted average price (VWAP) and moving volume weighted average price (MVWAP) are trading tools that can be used by all traders to make sure they are getting the best price.
  91. When Your Money Is Worth The Most

    What factors can affect the value of your money?
  92. The Italian Crisis

    Unlike some of its troubled sister countries, Italy's financial problems are being felt globally, especially in the U.S.
  93. The Cost Of Unemployment To The Economy

    Unemployment carries many costs, both obvious and hidden, for an economy.
  94. The European Central Bank’s Bond Buying Program

    Assisting countries like Greece and Portugal through bond purchase may be a good idea in the short term, but what happens to the ECB in the long term?
  95. How The Credit Rating Downgrade Affects the U.S. Economy

    With the S&P downgrade, investors liquidate and global perception is that the U.S. is in financial trouble, but there are still those who remain cautiously optimistic.
  96. Get To Know The Major Central Banks

    The policies of these banks affect the currency market like nothing else. See what makes them tick.
  97. What You Should Know About Inflation

    Find out how this figure relates to your investment portfolio.
  98. Can The U.S. Remain Risk-Free?

    Without reform, the U.S.'s lauded social safety net could be the undoing of the world's largest economy.
  99. Potential Consequences Had The U.S. Defaulted

    Americans, and indeed the world, held their collective breath as the House and Senate battled over the debt ceiling, but what might have happened had they not reached an agreement?
  100. 7 Countries' Surprising Top Exports

    Many of us have ideas about what certain countries are "known" for such as chocolates from Belgium, but many countries export other foods or products that might surprise you.
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