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  1. Afraid Of A New Financial Crisis?

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  2. Axis and Allies: US And EU Sanctions Against North Korea

    A look at the sanctions imposed by United States and the European Union on North Korea, along with their effectiveness.
  3. How To Trade Jobless Claims with Binary Options

    Binary options on events typically have economic data such as nonfarm payrolls or jobless claims as the underlying. We explain.
  4. What Drives Consumer Demand for Tesla?

    Tesla did not invent the electric vehicle market, but it has brought to it elements of luxury and elite status. But what ...
  5. The Canadian Economy, At A Glance

    The 12 economic indicators described here together provide a comprehensive picture of the state of the Canadian economy. ...
  6. Canadian Dollar Continues To Drop, But Why?

    The Canadian dollar-US dollar exchange rate is positively related to oil prices partly due to crude oil's big share of Canada's ...
  7. How Quantitative Easing Affects the Labor Market

    The Federal Reserve used quantitative easing to aid economic growth. QE has impacted many areas, including the labor market, ...
  8. The Best ETFs to Play 2015's Housing Rebound

    Housing starts will likely rise about 20% this year, reviving the recovery. Stocks and ETFs have already begun to move.
  9. TIPS ETFs: No Inflation, No Reason to Buy

    No inflation means there's no reason to buy TIPS ETFs.
  10. China: North Korea's One-Stop Economic Shop

    China is essentially North Korea's only trading partner, a one-stop solution for North Korea's economic needs.
  11. How To Pick The Right Lender When Refinancing A Mortgage

    Refinancing your mortgage has never been easier with the range of lenders and access to information that are available to ...
  12. Are You A Business Owner Suffering From Stress?

    Don't run yourself down. It's OK to take a vacation. We give you some tips on how to let go.
  13. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to Greece's economy than to the EU, of which ...
  14. Top Ten US Economic Indicators

    We explain the most important economic indicators for the US economy.
  15. How To Find A Job With Poor Credit?

    It's not legal for an employer to refuse to hire you for having bad credit, but he doesn't have to say that you weren't hired ...
  16. What to Expect After the Swiss Currency Shock

    What to expect for the world economy after the Swiss currency shock.
  17. The Constant Crisis Of The North Korea Economy

    A peek into the secretive and totalitarian economy of North Korea
  18. No Exit: What Could Happen If the Eurozone Breaks Up?

    There is no exit strategy for nations in the eurozone or the EU because most members acknowledge that they are far better ...
  19. What Are The Latest News On The Beer Industry?

    Beer isn’t a traditional commodity, as there are no futures markets associated with it, but it is considered an alternative ...
  20. Reassessing Your Approach To Bond Investing

    Rethinking your fixed-income portfolio may not resonate in quite the same way as dropping 10 pounds or finally giving up ...
  21. How Demographics Drive The Economy

    Demographics can have a profound effect on the economy. An aging population coupled with a declining birthrate points to ...
  22. The Economic and Social Effects of Corruption

    Corruption results in inefficiencies in the operations of emerging economies, and prevents such economies from reaching the ...
  23. Five Successful Investing Strategies

    The secret to investing is that there is no secret. Success is all about knowing yourself, getting the basics and using both ...
  24. The Economic Fundamentals Of The Sharing Economy

    The sharing economy is reshaping how businesses and consumers interact with each other by lowering costs and increasing operational ...
  25. Will 2015 Finally Be The Year For Rising Rates?

    Interest rates continued declining in 2014, but as we enter 2015 many investors are asking the same question: Will 2015 be ...
  26. Sanctions & Falling Oil Prices Hit Ruble Hard

    Russia, through its aggressive actions, has brought upon itself sanctions which, coupled with falling oil prices, have adversely ...
  27. How Mukesh Ambani Has Expanded Reliance Industry

    Mukesh Ambani has expanded Reliance Industries and increased its revenues, but his public image, and that of his company, ...
  28. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations

    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  29. Arbitrage Opportunities in Spread Betting

    While the opportunities are few and far between, investors may use arbitrage to take advantage of price differences in financial ...
  30. How US & European Union Sanctions Are Crippling Russia

    Economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU on Russia are having a crippling effect; the Russian economy shrank for the first ...
  31. The Exciting World Of The Top Spread Betting Brokers

    Spread betting can be fun, but it's risky and you will want a reliable broker. Here are the top spread betting brokers.
  32. Evaluate Your Investment Portfolio For 2015

    The beginning of a year is a good time to evaluate your investment portfolio and think about how to position it going forward. ...
  33. Where To Find Economic Indicator Data For Brazil

    Brazil is known as an emerging economic powerhouse. Here is the list of primary economic indicators and sources to get Brazil's ...
  34. How To Use Technical Indicators To Master Financial Spread Betting

    As a popular tool of investing in the United Kingdom, spread betting encompasses the buying or selling of an underlying asset ...
  35. Why Is The Price Of Oil In A Free Fall?

    The behavior of global financial markets this week could be characterized as “oil, roil, and turmoil,” since the price of ...
  36. What Are Your New Year’s Financial Habits?

    By focusing on habits, you will adopt simple, sustainable behaviors that will put you on the path to achieving bigger and ...
  37. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  38. Making Sense Of The Dow Reaching Record Levels

    When gauging the Dow's shifts in order to assess the U.S. economy and make investment decisions, one must know what the Dow ...
  39. Will Stock Market VOOdo Continue?

    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) offers a relatively safe investment opportunity for people who aren't sure which way the market ...
  40. France's Economy: Wobbly But Still Important

    Which are the top macro-economic data sources for France? Here is the list to track economic indicators of France.
  41. Economic Indicators for Germany

    Here is a list of the top macro-economic indicator data sources for Germany.
  42. Hong Kong Vs. China: Understand The Differences

    The century-long separation between mainland China and Hong Kong created political and economic gaps which cannot be easily ...
  43. A Leveraged Oil ETN For The Future (Just Not Now)

    VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN has the potential for huge returns, but there are several reasons why you might want ...
  44. The Top Indicators for India's Economy

    Here are some of the top sources to get economic indicators and associated datasets for India, the breakout BRIC star.
  45. Tips For Managing Inflation In Retirement

    Even though inflation currently seems tame, it's still the worst enemy of retirees. Here are some tips to reduce its impact.
  46. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  47. China's One-Child Policy Explained

    A look at China's plan to control population growth and how it could change going forward.
  48. A Look At China's Growing Influence On The World

    With the second-largest economy in the world, China has significant (and growing) influence on the global economy. But how ...
  49. Are Oil Prices Helping Or Affecting Global Economy?

    U.S. economy continues to improve, pushing U.S. stocks to another record close and suggesting that the Fed should start normalizing ...
  50. Ever Wanted to Own International Stocks? Here's How

    Tips and strategies for users to trade in different exchanges around the world.
  51. Interested In Latin America? Eye These ETFs

    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  52. Who Uses Libor Data And Why?

    LIBOR is a crucial benchmark reference rate with global economic impact.
  53. Hong Kong And China's Touchy Ties

    Though Hong Kong and China have strong economic ties, Hong Kongers who have lived under the British influence are wary about ...
  54. How Is Europe Affecting The Martkets?

    Quantitative easing in Europe is coming, but too slowly to avert a severe slowdown and perhaps even a hard landing.
  55. Eyeing China? Consider These Economic Indicators

    If you're considering investing in China and want to know when to buy, sell, hold or stay away, consider these economic indicators.
  56. Tips To Beat Inflation For Near-Retireees

    How can investors close to retirement protect the purchasing power of their savings? Here are some tips for near-retirees ...
  57. SIC Vs. NAIC -An Introduction To Industry Classification Codes

    Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes and the more recent NAICS codes are crucial to classifying data to measure ...
  58. Inflation And Your Retirement

    When you're setting financial goals and saving for retirement, don't forget to factor in inflation. Here's how to fight back ...
  59. How A Limited Government Affects A Country's Finances

    Countries with limited governments have fewer laws about what individuals and businesses can and can’t do. What's the net ...
  60. How China and Taiwan Run Their Economies Amidst Historic Tensions

    Taiwan grapples with diplomatic isolation while issues regarding its status remain unresolved and so does the question of ...
  61. The Best 4 Places To Invest In Latin America

    Far from stagnant growth, crushing inflation or political instability, these Latin American nations deserve consideration ...
  62. End of Fed's Bond-Buying Program: 7 Things To Know

    This article helps investors understand the economic and financial effects that result when a central bank (like the Fed) ...
  63. Where NOT To Invest in Latin America

    Venezuela has more oil than anyone, and Brazil and Argentina have lots going for them, too, so why can't they get out of ...
  64. Understanding The Treasury Yield Curve Rates

    Treasury yield curves are a leading indicator for the future state of the economy and interest rates.
  65. Top Tools for ERP Enterprise Resource Planning

    Top tools used in Enterprise Resource Planning with its characteristics - Explaining the main tools companies use when using ...
  66. What You Should Know About Hong Kong SAR

    You might know that Hong Kong is both a bastion of capitalism separate from (but also administered by) socialist China. How ...
  67. Three Reasons Why Interest Rates Could Stay Low

    With long-term rates expectations in the US to modestly climb in the near future, interest rates are likely to remain low ...
  68. China's GDP Examined: A Service-Sector Surge

    China's economy has surged over the last several decades but still has a ways to go to modernize. Here's a look.
  69. Success: Hard Work Or Good Fortune?

    Any success that I may have had as a freelancer has been mostly hard work, but auspicious timing and lucky breaks have also ...
  70. The Enduring Importance Of The DJIA

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) continues to be an important indicator of the economy, though some say the DJIA doesn't ...
  71. The Top Reasons Behind The U.S. National Debt

    National debt, as with a business, is basically the difference between receipts and expenses--but in the U.S., the latter ...
  72. Main Characteristics of Capitalist Economies

    Commerce is based on the principles of capitalism, but there are few, if any, examples of pure capitalism except in theory.
  73. Lifestyle Inflation: Decide If It's Ever Okay

    I recently started sorting out my thoughts whether lifestyle inflation is ever okay and, if so, how do you decide when it ...
  74. The World's Lowest Cost of Living for Retirement

    6 countries that offer a high quality of living at a low cost for retirees. Great healthcare, plenty of activities, warm ...
  75. The Fear And Greed Cycle Lives On

    The last few years in the market have been an interesting experiment in psychological conditioning and overall complacency. ...
  76. Where Unemployment Hits Hardest

    A look at the demographics of unemployment, and what that means for workers around the nation.
  77. Why Did ETFs Become So Popular?

    How long should a buy-n-hold investor “hold?” If you held the Dow Jones Industrials Average from 1916 - 1981, would you have ...
  78. Understanding World Bank Data

    Developing countries can't always afford to track the data crucial to setting the right economic policies and programs. That's ...
  79. Understanding Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai

    Most crude oil prices worldwide are pegged to the influential Brent, WTI or Dubai/Oman benchmarks.
  80. 6 Ways To Jump-Start Your Savings Account

    While Americans have succeeded at paying some of their debt over the past years, the median household's savings have declined ...
  81. TIPS Are Unloved And Under-Owned

    Do you use protection? Because based on the recent, wild action in the markets, it seems as though many people have been ...
  82. India Is Eclipsing China's Economy As Brightest BRIC Star

    It seems fitting that on the occasion of Diwali – the Hindu “festival of lights” – India should emerge as the brightest star ...
  83. China Will Continue To Dominate World Production

    Some may think the ubiquity of Chinese products is due to the abundance of cheap Chinese labor that brings down the production ...
  84. Are Countries Leaving The EU?

    During the 20th century, following the United States’ footsteps, Europe made all attempts to replicate our success and economic ...
  85. Decoding “Normal” Interest Rates

    The Fed (and every other Fed commentator) uses the word “normalization” to describe the upcoming next phase of monetary policy. ...
  86. The Six Things Investors Should Do Now

    FOX Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald weighs on The Six Things Investors Should Do Now. Stocks are swinging up and down, ...
  87. A Guide To The Six Sigma Black Belt

    Interested in the Six Sigma Black Belt but unsure whether you need one? Here's a guide to it and how it differs from other ...
  88. A Guide To The Six Sigma Green Belt

    Curious about the Six Sigma Green Belt? Here's what you need to know.
  89. Lognormal and Normal Distribution

    When and why do you use lognormal distribution or normal distribution for analyzing securities? Lognormal for stocks, normal ...
  90. The 5 Things You Never Knew About Auto Loan Rates

    Buying a new car is an important decision, and if you're a savvy auto buyer, you know that getting a good deal involves more ...
  91. Saving Money Or Paying Off Debt?

    When choosing between blasting through debt and establishing precautionary funds in case of an emergency, the right course ...
  92. All Your Questions About Loan Interest Rates

    If you think interest rates don’t really matter -- think again. Interest rates have a huge impact on your finances.
  93. Portfolio Moves To Make Before The End Of 2014

    With three months left to go, it makes sense to review your portfolio to make sure you’re prepared for what’s likely in store ...
  94. Catch The Uranium Rebound

    A strike in the late summer gave the uranium industry a boost. Workers protested for two weeks at the McArthur River and ...
  95. The Importance Of U.S. Treasury Rates

    U.S. Treasury bond interest rates affect more than just bondholders! It impacts the day to day lives of all consumers.
  96. Ebola's Economic Impacts on Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea

    A summary analysis of projections of how the Ebola outbreak will affect the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
  97. Why The 10 Year US Treasury Rates Matter

    You might think of Treasury bonds as boring investments, but their yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  98. 3 Ways To Cheat Government Assistance Programs

    Government assistance programs are designed to give struggling Americans access to basic needs like health care, food and ...
  99. Using Normal Distribution Formula To Optimize Your Portfolio

    Normal or bell curve distribution can be used in portfolio theory to help portfolio managers maximize return and minimize ...
  100. Buffett: High Interest Rates Make Stocks Worthless

    When it comes to deciding where to invest, the stock market is a no-brainer for Warren Buffett.
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