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  1. Trump vs. Bloomberg: How They Compare

    If Bloomberg enters the presidential race how will he compare to billionaire brethren Trump?
  2. Global Headwinds Hit the 6 Biggest Economies

    As of Friday, initial estimates for fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 growth in gross domestic product (GDP) are available ...
  3. 4 Ways China Influences Global Economics

    Learn the four ways China's economy can influence the global economy. The recent decline in Chinese stock markets should ...
  4. Global Economy: Three Reasons 2016 Could Be A Better Year

    The diminishing commodities market and China's slowing growth hurt a lot of companies and economies worldwide. However, there ...
  5. Why the Chinese Economy Matters So Much to the U.S.

    Here's how the Chinese economy, the second-largest in the world, impacts the United States.
  6. What is the American Dream in 2016?

    The American Dream is still alive and well, but it looks very different than it used to.
  7. 3 Economic Challenges India Faces in 2016

    Learn why India's economy is held back by ingrained core problems that will take a generation to change despite recent favorable ...
  8. 3 Economic Challenges France Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three most significant economic challenges facing France in 2016. How will France implement reforms to improve ...
  9. 3 Economic Challenges Russia Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three largest challenges facing the Russian economy in 2016. How will low oil prices and high inflation impact ...
  10. How Will Rate Hikes Impact The Banking Sector?

    Banks traditionally rally in a rising rate environment but it may be different this time around.
  11. How IKEA Makes Money

    An IKEA executive made a comment that would have rankled investors (were IKEA not privately held). Here's what he (probably) ...
  12. Is It the Right Time to Invest in China?

    A crash in August and a partial recovery thereafter. What's driving China's markets, and are Chinese investments still a ...
  13. The Russian Economy Since the Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Russia's economy has had its ups and downs since the fall of the USSR, but it is clear that it needs to be weaned off its ...
  14. A Brief History of International Trade Agreements

    Since the mercantilist era, world trade has become increasingly multilateral, but since WW2 there has been a definite rise ...
  15. The Profits of Paradise: The Top 4 Economies of the Caribbean

    A look at some of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region.
  16. The Efficient Market Hypothesis: Settling the Great Debate

    An understanding of neuroscience and the decision-making process provides a resolution to the decades-old debate between ...
  17. A Brief History of U.S. Banking Regulation

    From the establishment of the First Bank of the United States to Dodd-Frank, American banking regulation has followed the ...
  18. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): 2015 Recap

    A look at Costco's highs and lows in 2015.
  19. New York's Economy: The 6 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn about the six most influential industries in New York, the most economically productive city in the country, and home ...
  20. 4 Economic Challenges South Korea Faces in 2016

    Learn about the economic challenges South Korea faces in 2016. Discover the impacts of currency fluctuations, the Chinese ...
  21. The Marshall Plan and the Revitalization of Post War Europe

    The Marshall Plan helped revive the economies of Western Europe after WWII largely by reforms that created greater economic ...
  22. Export-Led Growth Strategies Through History

    Export-led growth has been a dominant paradigm for industrial development over the last 40 years, but the future may need ...
  23. 4 Economic Challenges Mexico Faces in 2016

    Learn how the Mexican economy improved in 2015 and why 2016 looks like a repeat. Find out why the biggest drag on the economy ...
  24. California's Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Find out which nine industries are driving California's economic growth. Learn about California's largest and fastest-growing ...
  25. 3 Economic Challenges Poland Faces in 2016

    Learn how Poland's economy faces many challenges entering 2016, mainly due to uncertainties surrounding the European Union ...
  26. Pinterest:  Bringing the Ca-Ching to the Retail Register

    Pinterest is more than just an online scrapbooking platform. It's a unique form of social media that spreads product awareness ...
  27. New Jersey's Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn which eight industries are driving New Jersey's economy. See which sectors employ the most people and which industries ...
  28. Florida's Economy: The 6 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn how tourism, agriculture, international trade, aerospace and aviation, and the life sciences industries drive Florida's ...
  29. New Mexico's Economy: The 6 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Discover the four primary industries that are considered to be the most important drivers in the well-being of the economy ...
  30. Four Factors Supporting the Global Economy in 2016

    The global economy enters 2016 on a promising note, with the growth pace forecast to be the fastest since 2011, thanks to ...
  31. Texas' Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Find out which industries are driving the Texas economy. Learn about the largest and fastest growing employers and producers ...
  32. 3 Economic Challenges Argentina Faces in 2016

    Learn about three challenges that the Argentine economy faces. How will President Macri manage capital controls, investor ...
  33. 5 States with the Lowest GDPs Per Capita

    Learn about the top five states that have the lowest real gross domestic products (GDPs): Mississippi, Idaho, South Carolina, ...
  34. 4 Economic Challenges China Faces in 2016

    Learn about the four economic challenges China faces in 2016 and what China's leaders plan on doing to tackle a slowing economy ...
  35. Shareholders Shouldn't Abandon Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart's share price is in a temporary lull. Shareholders should hold the stock until it recovers.
  36. 3 Financial Crises in the 21st Century

    Take a look at several of the most prominent financial crises of the 21st century, and understand why the Great Recession ...
  37. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  38. Grading Janet Yellen

    Read a review of how Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen performed in her tenure as head of the Federal Reserve, and why it is more ...
  39. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT): 2015 Recap

    A recap of Wal-Mart's 2015 year, including expansions, new services, big changes and a 30% decline in the stock price.
  40. Growth Investing: Are Railroad Investments Right For Me?

    Read about how the railroads sector might perform for growth investors, and why the cyclical nature of railroads makes room ...
  41. 2016's Most Promising Countries To Invest In

    Learn about four promising countries to consider for investment in 2016 and key statistics indicating growth and expansion ...
  42. Wal-Mart’s New Advertising Plan (WMT)

    Wal-Mart is moving away from expensive traditional advertising and using social media, word of mouth and its popular app ...
  43. 3 Economic Challenges Japan Faces in 2016

    Understand the important challenges for Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan to help Japan's economy escape deflation in the ...
  44. 3 Economic Challenges Brazil Faces in 2016

    Learn why Brazil's economy is in a perfect storm of trouble, and understand why the storm will continue through 2016 or longer ...
  45. 3 Economic Challenges Italy Faces in 2016

    Learn how Italy's economic problems are ingrained and systemic. Unless Italy implements drastic economic fixes, 2016 will ...
  46. When Will Interest Rates Rise?

    Find out if -- and why -- the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates and what that might mean for savers, investors ...
  47. 3 Reasons Wal-Mart's Doing Better Than it Seems (WMT)

    Wal-Mart's stock is down by over 30% this year, but its underlying business may be in better shape than you'd think.
  48. 3 Economic Challenges Germany Faces in 2016

    Learn about significant economic challenges that Germany will face in 2016. Read about how much it will cost the country ...
  49. Chinese Yuan Devaluation Can Impact India

    Learn why China's unexpected devaluation in August 2015 of its national currency, the yuan renminbi, could impact India’s ...
  50. 3 Economic Challenges the US Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three biggest challenges facing the U.S. economy heading into 2016, and discover why there are fears of another ...
  51. Is Russia’s Economy Really Healing? (RBL)

    Is Russia’s Economy Really Healing?
  52. Tracking Money Flow In The DJ Industrial Average (AAPL, MSFT)

    Tracking Dow money flow allows market players to identify the index components most likely to produce reliable profits.
  53. What Is International Trade?

    Everyone's talking about globalization, so we explain what is it and why some oppose it.
  54. An Introduction to Government Loans

    Government loans further policymakers' efforts to create positive social outcomes by offering timely access to capital for ...
  55. Adjusting Holding Periods To Market Cycles (AAPL, GLD)

    Holding periods should be established after analysis of market cycles, to determine the most advantageous timing for entries ...
  56. The Economics of Mining in Space

    Here's a look at whether it makes sense economically to try to mine for metals in outer space.
  57. Does Thanksgiving Shopping Really Benefit Retailers?

    Do retailers really benefit by opening their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving day?
  58. Why Walmart's $10/Hr Wage Is Selfish (WMT)

    Walmart's widely publicized move to $10/hr wages is not a selfless act. Instead, it's a move to make the company money and ...
  59. Three Things to Know About the Remittance Economy

    Up until the turn of this century, remittances were ignored by most economists in development economics. But, the remittance ...
  60. Will Argentina Default Again?  

    Does a Manhattan judge's recent ruling putting Argentina on the hook for $6.1 billion in payments for its sovereign bonds ...
  61. Is Infinite Economic Growth on a Finite Planet Possible?

    While the finite nature of Earth's resources limits the direction of economic growth, it does not mean that infinite economic ...
  62. Blue Collar Vs. White Collar: Different Social Classes?

    Learn about the implications of the words "blue collar" and "white collar" and the connotation each carries for social class ...
  63. Target Finally Escapes Failed Canadian Experiment

    After years of cash infusions into a failing Canadian operation, has Target financially recovered? What are the long-term ...
  64. Wal-Mart Plans To Increase Sales 3 to 4% Annually

    Wal-Mart plans to increase sales by 3 to 4% each year with an expensive new investing plan. What is this plan and how will ...
  65. Virtual Joint Venture: A New Model For US Businesses to Enter China?

    Learn about virtual joint ventures and how these agreements may promote the entrance of American companies into China's vast ...
  66. Cyclical Versus Non-Cyclical Stocks

    Investing during an economic downturn simply means changing your focus. Discover the benefits of defensive stocks.
  67. 5 States with the Highest GDP Per Capita

    Learn about the top five states ranked by their real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita as of 2014: Alaska, North Dakota, ...
  68. Understanding Donald Trump's Stance on China

    Find out why China bothers Donald Trump so much, and why the 2016 Republican presidential candidate argues for a return to ...
  69. Will Putin Ever Leave Office?

    Find out when, or if, Russian President Vladimir Putin will ever relinquish control over the Russian government, and whether ...
  70. Profiting from China Eliminating the One Child Rule

    Now that China has eliminated its one-child policy, how will the new policy impact businesses?
  71. Could Saudi Arabia Really Go Bankrupt?

    The IMF warned that Saudi Arabia may run out of the financial assets needed to support spending within five years. Is Saudi ...
  72. Who Stands To Lose (And Gain) From The Paris Attacks

    For every major world event, there are those who stand to lose and those who stand to gain. A look at the short, medium, ...
  73. Can Deflation Be Good?

    General economic theory consensus rules that deflation is bad for the economy. But the Swiss economy, which is growing despite ...
  74. 10 Ways to Protect Your Investments From an Interest Rate Hike

    Learn investment considerations and wealth-management options that aim to safeguard investor goals while interest rates rise ...
  75. How to Invest in the Philippines' Stock Market (EPHE, PIE)

    The Philippines offers more long-term growth potential than most economies around the world. Here's how to play it.
  76. 4 Countries in Recession and Crisis Since 2008

    See which major world economies haven't recovered from the global recession in the early 21st century, including a long-stagnant ...
  77. What to Expect From Mortgage Rates in 2016

    Understand the factors that influence the direction of mortgage rates, and use this information to project what will happen ...
  78. World Bank Data For Dummies

    Developing countries can't always afford to track the data crucial to setting the right economic policies and programs. That's ...
  79. 5 Ways to Play the Stock Market after an Interest Rate Hike

    When the Fed will raises rates is still the unknown, but if it happens investors can benefit. Financials, consumer and growth ...
  80. How Healthy Are Turkish Banks?

    Turkish banks remain vulnerable to the Federal Reserve’s expected rate hike that could curb capital flows to emerging markets.
  81. Why is Puerto Rico in So Much Debt?

    Learn about the origins and economic factors that led to the downfall of the Puerto Rican economy and what the U.S. government ...
  82. Top 5 Cities with the Highest Inflation in the US

    Find out which American cities are hit hardest by inflation, and why California residents find themselves in a bigger pinch ...
  83. Why Are Companies Taking Longer To Go Public?

    Learn why private companies are waiting longer to have their IPOs. Understand why it may be more advantageous for a company ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 10 Countries With Lower Interest Rates Than the US

    Learn about the 10 countries with lower interest rates than the United States and how interest rates indicate a country's ...
  86. A Review of Bernie Sanders' Economic Policies

    With income and wealth inequality on the rise, Bernie Sanders has made reducing inequality the main focus of his presidential ...
  87. How The Unemployment Rate Affects Everybody

    Depending on how it's measured, the unemployment rate is open to interpretation. Learn how to find the real rate.
  88. Industries Prone To Bubbles

    Investors who want to avoid future bubbles should learn from the past in order to protect their investments.
  89. Bull Or Bear, You Should Know Investment Defense Techniques

    Learn how to protect yourself from the potential risks that can impact a company's share price - and your investments.
  90. Reading the CAPE Ratio for Booms, Busts, and Bubbles

    When the the CAPE ratio is high, as it is now, it can indicate a bubble economy nearing its peak. Are we headed towards another ...
  91. Trudeau Spurs Boon for Marijuana Industry

    Canada's newest leader campaigned on a promise to legalize recreational marijuana and has the political power to do so. This ...
  92. The Pros and Cons of Being a Nonprofit

    Evaluating the tradeoffs organizations face when choosing between becoming a tax-exempt nonprofit or for-profit business ...
  93. A Brief History of Income Inequality in the United States

    Income inequality is plaguing the U.S. economy, but a peek into the past reveals that the current situation is largely a ...
  94. Could Europe's Migrant Crisis Help its Economy?

    Middle class migrants are uniquely positioned to contribute to economic growth in Europe.
  95. Financial Regulations: Glass-Steagall to Dodd-Frank

    Here are some of the most important financial regulations that have been established.
  96. How to Boost Productivity When Working at Home

    Working from home is on the rise. Here are some tips on how to maximize productivity when working from home.
  97. The Future of the Craft Beer Industry

    A few decades ago there were less than 100 craft breweries. Today there are more than 4,000 craft breweries in the U.S.
  98. 16 Hot Industries Experiencing Growth

    Some U.S. industries are experiencing declines while other sectors are projected to experience employment growth rates of ...
  99. What Consumers Want From McDonalds

    McDonald's is struggling to win back customers who have run off to premium hamburger restaurants. What can the fast food ...
  100. Can the Economic Data From China Be Trusted?

    China’s economic data is widely distrusted.
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