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  1. Quantitative Easing is Now a Fixture, Not a Temporary Patch

    Rather than being a temporary patch, QE is now a fixture in global economic policy, for good or for bad.
  2. Why Financial Advisors Love and Hate Donald Trump

    Based on personality, tax and economic policies, financial advisors are understandably split on Donald Trump. Here's what ...
  3. Alan Howard's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Read about the enigmatic and publicly shy Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management and one of the wealthiest ...
  4. Fidelity Fixed-Income Index Funds Overview

    Get an overview of the Fidelity fixed-income index funds, known as Spartan Index funds, with a summary and performance data ...
  5. What Is the Quantity Theory of Money?

    Take a look at the tenets, assumptions and challenges of monetarism's principal theory.
  6. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  7. Macroeconomic Forces That Will Control Markets in 2016

    Learn why several basic macroeconomic factors will control the direction of stock and bond markets in 2016.
  8. Gold ETFs Vs. Bull Markets (GLD, IAU)

    Explore the relationships between gold ETFs and bullish equity markets. Learn how prices have correlated historically and ...
  9. Consumer Confidence Down From Last Year

    Economic readings point to good times ahead. Consumer sentiment says something else. What is correct?
  10. Can Frackers Survive Cheap Oil?

    Frackers are currently facing a supply glut and depressed demand. How will they weather the storm?
  11. 3 Financial Changes That Will Impact Your Everyday in 2016

    Learn about the financial trends in 2016 that may impact everyday life. Understand what driving factors may affect the financial ...
  12. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Watch for utilities sector laggard NRG Energy, Inc. and its yieldco NRG Yield, Inc. to improve their performances during ...
  13. Just How Vulnerable is the Global Economy?

    Is the global economy recovering or faltering? Perhaps the IMF knows the answer.
  14. Which Way Will Fed Chief Yellen Move Next?

    Nothing has more impact on investments than Federal Reserve language and policy. So what’s likely to be Janet Yellen's next ...
  15. Tips to Help Retirees Combat Low Interest Rates

    Planning for retirement in a zero interest rate environment can be tricky. Here are some ways to make it work and generate ...
  16. 4 Reasons Low Interest Rates Hurt Retirees

    Low interest rates make it easier to purchase a home or car, but for retirees it hasn't been great. After all, they're not ...
  17. The Negatives of Negative Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates are taking over the world. Are they a cure or a disease, and will the Fed Chair follow suit?
  18. How Will the Presidential Election Impact Markets?

    Is there a correlation between an election year and the performance of the financial markets?
  19. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  20. What's Ahead for U.S. Commercial Banks (WFC, JPM)

    U.S. commercial banks should benefit from higher interest rates, but anxiety about worldwide economic growth has generated ...
  21. Global Markets Slide as G20 Disappoints

    Global markets are reversing two weeks of gains Monday morning, following the G20 summit of world economic leaders, which ...
  22. The Problems with Negative Interest Rates

    Learn why there’s a view in some policy circles that easy monetary policy is good for an economy, and the more stimulus you ...
  23. Is LG's Newspaper TV Concept a Glimpse into the Future? (LG)

    Learn about LG's new newspaper TV concept and how it may change the future. Understand the current competition as well as ...
  24. 3 Reasons Canada's Economy Matters in 2016

    Discover why Canada's 2015 recession matters and why the United States is particularly dependent on a healthy Canadian economy.
  25. Economist Guide: 5 Lessons John Maynard Keynes Teaches Us

    Read about the paradoxical and confusing world of John Maynard Keynes, including the lessons modern economists can still ...
  26. 3 PIMCO Thoughts on Central Banks in 2016

    Learn about PIMCO's outlook for central banks in Europe and the United Kingdom in 2016. Find out how inflation and GDP growth ...
  27. European Banks: Growth in 2016?

    Understand the potential growth drivers of the European banking sector and whether 2016 will be a year of growth or continued ...
  28. Negative Interest Rates: 4 Unintended Consequences

    If negative interest rates do, in fact, persist and become commonplace for both firms and individuals alike, there are a ...
  29. The Real Estate Market's Supply and Demand Dilemma

    Should investors seek safety in real estate? Perhaps not. Here's why.
  30. 7 States with the Healthiest Labor Markets in 2016

    Find out which states are will have the healthiest labor markets in 2016. The oil states are falling, while states in the ...
  31. Unlimited Vacation Policies: How Much Do You Take?

    A look at what "discretionary time off" policy means and understanding the vacation patterns of U.S. employees.
  32. South American Economies Reel from Low Chinese Demand

    Move over America, the tides have changed. China now has the greatest impact on Latin American economies.
  33. How Negative Rates Could Hammer Your Retirement

    Negative interest rates could wreak havoc on savings, bonds, the stock market and more. Here's what to be aware of if the ...
  34. Why Investors Have Reason to Be Optimistic

    A broad measure of global equities (the MSCI ACWI Index) entered a bear market recently. And fears over the banking sector ...
  35. Economic Conditions That Helped Cause World War II

    Dire economic conditions following the First World War intensified antagonisms between nations that would eventually lead ...
  36. Could 2016 Be the Year the EU Collapses?

    The EU is facing its strongest test since the potential "Grexit." Are pressures now severe enough to break it up?
  37. 3 Times Negative Yields Were Instituted This Century

    Discover why several major global banks decided to test the radical economic policy of negative interest rates and the implications ...
  38. 6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    An in depth look at out how a currency's relative value reflects a country's economic health and impacts your investment ...
  39. HUD vs. FHA Loans: What’s the Difference?

    Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably to refer to "government loans" for would-be home buyers. But here's the distinction.
  40. How Millennials are Changing The Global Economy

    Millennials, "the unluckiest generation", that came out during the Great Recession, facing student debt burdens, anemic wage ...
  41. 5 Myths About the Recent Market Dip

    The media portends market doom and gloom based on a few indicators, but they're using facts selectively and making investors ...
  42. The 2016 Presidential Election: 1% Vs. 99%

    Learn how the economy has become the key factor in the 2016 election, and which candidates are favored by the top 1% and ...
  43. Elizabeth Warren for President! 5 Financial Changes She Would Implement

    Find out how as president, Elizabeth Warren might change the financial and economic landscape of the United States, including ...
  44. How To Buy Long-Term Care Insurance Cheaply

    Consumers looking for long-term care insurance shouldn't have to pay full price. Despite the sometimes-hefty costs, there ...
  45. Capital Markets: Where They Matter Most

    See which countries and regions dominate the world's capital markets and why American entrepreneurial spirit and risk-taking ...
  46. Is a Recession Coming? Check These Indicators

    These economic indicators may be pointing toward a recession.
  47. Is Taking Time Off from Work a Good Idea? 

    While taking a break from work has great appeal, you'll need to be prepared. Here are some financial realities to consider ...
  48. Global Economics: Is Italy the Next Greece?

    Find out whether or not the Italian economy is poised to become the next Greece, and why much depends on the political will ...
  49. The Economics of an iPhone (AAPL)

    Discover the economics of the iPhone 6, and why Apple's leading handheld device is one of the most influential products in ...
  50. Why Gold May No Longer Be a Safe Haven

    Gold is widely seen as a safe haven investment. Is that still the case?
  51. Sepp Blatter: Good Guy or Bad?

    Understand who Sepp Blatter is and what position he held within FIFA. Learn about his positives and negatives as the organization's ...
  52. Will Consumer Spending Save the Economy? (FIT, CZR)

    This week will hold incredibly important clues to the state of the American consumer. Be prepared.
  53. 3 Thoughts on QE from Ray Dalio

    Learn what Ray Dalio, chairman of Bridgewater Associates, thinks about quantitative easing based on his 2016 article in the ...
  54. Analyzing GE's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (GE)

    Learn about General Electric and its financial metrics that help investors analyze the company's relative valuation and profitability.
  55. Do Declining Corporate Margins Point To Recession in 2016?

    Learn how declining profit margins have foretold nearly every recession of the past 50 years, and analyze whether they may ...
  56. Why the War on Cash?

    Recently, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it intends to stop minting €500 notes, in a move that they say is ...
  57. Why Should You Own Bonds?

    We take a deeper dive into ways to ballast your portfolio with bonds to balance out equity risk.
  58. Savings Bonds Vs. CDs: Which Is Better in 2016?

    Understand what a savings bond is, what a CD is and what sets them apart from each other. Learn why a savings bond is the ...
  59. Globalization and the Butterfly Effect

    Discover how the butterfly effect applies to global capital markets and witness how chaos theory can describe market volatility.
  60. 3 Best ETFs in a Rising Rate Environment (KIE, KRE)

    Get information on a list of recommended exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors can use in a rising interest rate environment.
  61. Where in the World Should You Put Your Money Now?

    The U.S. stock market is reeling and interest rates remain skimpy. Nevertheless, even now there are still a few ways to get ...
  62. Latest Labor Numbers: Good News for the Market?

    Some economic numbers are indicating that the labor market is outperforming the stock market. Should investors be bullish? ...
  63. Negative Interest Rates and QE: 3 Economic Risks

    Along with quantitative easing (QE), unconventional monetary tools are meant to stimulate economic activity, growth, and ...
  64. Is the White House too Optimistic on the Economy?

    Are the White House's economic growth projections for 2016 and 2017 realistic or too optimistic?
  65. Can the Market Predict a Recession?

    Is a bear market an indication that a recession is on the horizon?
  66. Economist Guide: 5 Lessons Milton Friedman Teaches Us

    Find out what can still be learned from the late economist Milton Friedman, a Nobel prize winner and champion of free market ...
  67. How Negative Interest Rates Work

    Policymakers in Europe go for the unconventional: negative interest. What could happen?
  68. How to Ballast a Portfolio with Bonds

    If January and early February performance is any guide, there’s a new normal in financial markets today: Heightened volatility. ...
  69. The UAE: An Emerging Economy for Investors

    The learning from UAE on how it succeeded with timely diversification when the BRICS nations and the neighboring oil-rich ...
  70. 3 Times the FOMC Got It Right This Century

    Learn about three times that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and the Federal Reserve took positive steps to help ...
  71. The Truth about Productivity

    Why has labor market productivity slowed sharply around the world in recent years? One of the greatest economic mysteries ...
  72. Quantitative Easing Report Card in 2016

    Find out why quantitative easing has not worked, despite the best efforts of the Federal Reserve, and how it has fueled the ...
  73. The One Thing Your Portfolio Must Always Have

    Portfolio diversification is essential in any situation, but especially so as the market finally returns to fundamentals.
  74. The One Thing Your Portfolio Must Always Have

    Portfolio diversification is essential in any situation, but especially so as the market finally returns to fundamentals.
  75. Economist Guide: 3 Lessons Karl Marx Teaches Us

    Read about three lessons that modern economic thinkers can learn from German philosopher Karl Marx, the founding father of ...
  76. 3 Risks Emerging Markets Debt Faces in 2016

    Learn about the major risks for emerging market debt in 2016. Discover how low interest rate policies by central banks fueled ...
  77. How Interest Rates Can Go Negative

    Central banks from Europe to Japan have implemented a negative interest rate policy (NIRP) in order to stimulate economic ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. U.S. Recession Without a Yield Curve Warning?

    The inverted yield curve has correctly predicted past recessions in the U.S. economy. However, that prediction model may ...
  80. The Top 5 Large Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VUG, SPLV)

    Look out for these five ETFs in 2016, and learn why investors should closely watch how the Federal Reserve moves heading ...
  81. The 3 Best Investments When Bull Markets Slow Down

    Find out why no bull market lasts forever, and why investors should shift their assets away from growth and toward dividends ...
  82. Economist Guide: 3 Lessons Adam Smith Teaches Us

    Learn three critical lessons about economics from 18th century philosopher Adam Smith, considered by many to be the father ...
  83. Market Outlook: No Bottom Until 2017?

    These investing pros are bearish on the market in 2016. Will there be a bottom in early 2017?
  84. Is a U.S. Industrial Recession on the Horizon in 2016?

    Find out why the industrial economy may be teetering on an industrial recession and what could prevent it from going over ...
  85. Tufts Economists: TPP Will Reduce U.S. GDP

    According to economists at Tufts University, the TPP agreement will destroy half a million jobs in the U.S. by 2025.
  86. Will Silver Recover in 2016? (SLV, GLD, JJC)

    The end of the silver downtrend is likely to coincide with similar recoveries in gold, iron and copper.
  87. How China's Economy is Now Like America's

    China's economy could take the global economy down with it; why that might be good news in the grand scheme.
  88. A 2016 Outlook: What January 2009 Can Teach Us

    January 2009 and January 2016 were similar from an investment standpoint, but from a forward-looking perspective, they were ...
  89. The (Expected) Market Impact of the 2016 Election

    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
  90. 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 ...
  91. Economic Indicators: Reading Between the Lines

    On the surface, economic indicators are sending mixed signals, but what's brewing beneath the surface?
  92. Feeling Bearish? If So, You're in Good Company

    These investing practitioners and pundits earned notoriety for their accuracy; they're sending a dire warning about the global ...
  93. Three Reasons 2016 Could Be A Better Year for the Global Economy

    The diminishing commodities market and China's slowing growth hurt a lot of companies and economies worldwide. However, there ...
  94. Is it the Right Time to Raise Interest Rates?

    Warning signs have started to emerge that point to a potentially dismal 2016 for the U.S. economy.
  95. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Delta Airlines (DAL)

    Learn about Porter's Five Forces, a framework used to analyze external threats to companies, and discover which forces pose ...
  96. South Korea - King of Exports

    Read about one the most important and successful exporting countries in the world, and learn more about the types of products ...
  97. Volatility Vexed? See What the Experts Are Saying

    Volatile times lead to a diversity of opinions on where the market is headed. Here are takes from five investing luminaries.
  98. The January Barometer: Is it Still Relevant?

    The January Barometer has been historically accurate. Will that be the case in 2016?
  99. 3 Things That May Happen at FOMC Meeting

    We are keeping a close eye on what the Fed will say about economic outcomes and participants’ viewpoints at the FOMC meeting ...
  100. 5 Anticipated IPOs that Didn't Make it in 2015

    Pay attention to the IPO stock debt levels. Rising interest rates make debt more expensive. As the novelty of such an IPO ...
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