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  1. How Tornadoes Impact The Economy

    Although most would agree that tornadoes and natural disasters are a very undesirable form of economic stimulus many economists ...
  2. Top Financing Options For Cosmetic Surgery

    Your choice is simple: You can pay lots – or lots more.
  3. Japanese Agricultural Reform Is A Key Challenge

    If you live in Tokyo, Japan's biggest city, then your vote is cheap. If you want your voice to count, move out to the countryside ...
  4. Why Israel Is Attracting Chinese Investors (BIDU)

    Chinese investment in Israel has taken off since 2011. What opportunities do Chinese investors see in the country, and what ...
  5. How Embargoes Affect International Business (XOM, BP)

    One nations may impose an embargo against another as a tool of diplomacy. But it's businesses on both sides of the border ...
  6. Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy

    While solar energy technology has some disadvantages that make it somewhat expensive in certain markets, it is becoming an ...
  7. Is The Chinese Yuan A Good Investment?

    The Chinese economy is growing and so are expectations for its currency. Investopedia explains why the Chinese yuan is a ...
  8. West Coast Vs. East Coast Economy

    The East’s focus on finance and banking contrasts the West’s drive toward technological innovation. But one thing is clear--each ...
  9. Healthiest And Safest European Economies

    Economic indicators are to economists what symptoms are to doctors: signs of the relative well-being of the patient.
  10. The 10 Best Cities for Financial Advisors

    If you're an advisor looking for a promising location to practice, consider the combination of high wealth and low market ...
  11. The Worst Cities for Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors may want to avoid low income areas or those with lofty wealth but high numbers of advisors.
  12. The Pros & Cons of a Trade Deficit

    Is a trade deficit, also known as a current account deficit, beneficial or detrimental to a country's economy?
  13. Can Socialism Work In America?

    Capitalism has its shortcomings, but pure socialism is not the answer. The American system of capitalism with socialistic ...
  14. The 5 Countries With The Lowest Interest Rates

    Interest rates in many nations are at record low levels as of May 2015. We look at the five nations with the lowest rates. ...
  15. Understanding Japan's Heavy Exposure To Rising Rates

    While Japan has seen falling interest rates for over two decades, quantitative easing could mean this is about change. Just ...
  16. Fundamentals Of How Brazil Makes Its Money

    While it has an abundance of resources, including people, Brazil needs to begin to refocus its management and development ...
  17. How Nasdaq Makes Money

    NASDAQ provides a marketplace which offers money-making opportunities to investors. Investopedia explains how NASDAQ makes ...
  18. How The NYSE Makes Money

    We examine how the New York Stock Exchange, the leading US stock exchange, makes money.
  19. Interest Rate Arbitrage Strategy: How It Works

    Changes in interest rates can give rise to arbitrage opportunities that, while short-lived, can be very lucrative for traders ...
  20. Could An Antitrust Investigation Destroy Google?

    The European Commission is investigating Google's practices to see if the company is not playing fair. Investors should watch ...
  21. What Happens When A Stock Broker Goes Bust?

    While there is nothing much that can be done against the market volatility, there is a protection mechanism in place in case ...
  22. Who Produces The World's Food

    We look at the top producers of the world's food basket.
  23. The Pros & Cons Of Immigration Reform

    Many of the arguments for and against immigration reform focus on the economic impact of the legislation, including its effect ...
  24. What Are The Advantages Of Not Adopting The Euro?

    European Union countries that do not use the euro have a few advantages over eurozone countries. Investopedia explores how.
  25. Why Lobbying Is Legal And Important In the U.S.

    Political lobbying is again at a heightened spend level, and again being criticized; making it important to remember lobbying's ...
  26. Putin Says Russian Economy Healing - Is He Right? (RSX, RBL)

    Putin claims the Russian economy has turned the corner. Is he right or is it just the oil price?
  27. The 5 Industries Driving the U.S Economy

    Jobs are being created by the millions, wage growth is picking up and foreign trade is only 30% of the nation’s GDP.
  28. How the UK Makes Money

    The United Kingdom has one of the strongest economies in the world thanks to the strength of its services, manufacturing ...
  29. Current Countries Under A Western Embargo

    We look at which countries the United States and European Union have imposed an imposed embargoes on and why.
  30. How China's GDP Is Calculated

    China is the world’s second-largest economy based on its GDP figures. Investopedia explains the methodology behind China’s ...
  31. Is Organic Really Worth The Extra Money?

    It's the shopping decision that seems to pit thrift against family health. Find out when buying "organic" matters most.
  32. The 2016 Presidential Candidates and Student Loan Debt

    Early 2016 Presidential candidates are already making clear their intended strategies for solving the country's growing student ...
  33. China And The Maritime Silk Road

    We provide an overview of China's planned Maritime Silk Road.
  34. Will “Internet-Only” Banks Change Chinese Banking? (TCTZF, BABA)

    Private players offering internet-only banking services to a large section of China's population must overcome some challenges ...
  35. Is Germany Carrying The European Economy?

    Germany has been widely viewed as the economic catalyst and stabilizer for the European Union and for good reason.
  36. The Sustainability of the Falling U.S Trade Deficit

    The stronger dollar could have increased the U.S. trade deficit. Instead, economic growth issues abroad and falling oil prices ...
  37. Why Is The Federal Reserve Independent?

    An overview of the independent status of the Federal Reserve and arguments for and against it.
  38. An Analysis Of The US Trade Deficit

    The United States' trade deficit is historically large, the biggest in the world. With luck, it'll get even larger.
  39. How NDAs Work and Why They're Important

    A non-disclosure agreement, or NDA, is a legal document that keeps the lid on sensitive information.
  40. Top 5 Recession Stocks

    What makes these stocks so resilient? And how did they perform during the last crisis?
  41. Does The US Fear The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

    The AIIB has the U.S. fearful of their decreasing influence in both developing economies and the world economy.
  42. Japan's Strategy To Fix Its Deflation Problem

    Japan's government and the Bank of Japan are buying large amounts of government bonds in an effort to spark economic activity, ...
  43. North Korean Vs. South Korean Economies

    North Korea's economy is defined by its military ambitions and the humanitarian aid it receives, while South Korea is a world ...
  44. Expanding Vietnam Tech Market Attracts Investors

    Vietnam now has a rapidly expanding tech sector that's attracting investors from around the globe due to low business costs ...
  45. The 3 Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations

    A brief look at the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram. What are they? What do they want? Where did they come from?
  46. Energy Investments Boost Egypt's Recovering Economy

    Major foreign oil companies have provided a big boost to the Egyptian economy by agreeing to invest around US$17 billion ...
  47. Israeli Startups Are Attracting Investors To Its Tech Boom

    Due to its government's policies, and an innovative defense sector that offers high-level training, Israel has become fertile ...
  48. Analyzing Prices For Asian LNG Markets

    Asian LNG prices could stay low for an extended period of time, due to low oil prices, less demand and new LNG-producing ...
  49. What is Zero Interest-Rate Policy (ZIRP)?

    In the years following the financial crisis, several central banks have turned to zero interest-rate policy to aid economic ...
  50. Analyzing The Current Bulk Shipping Market

    The "soft" dry bulk shipping market that confronts shipping companies is a result of lower demand from China, and an excessive ...
  51. Effects of OIS Discounting for Derivative Traders

    The use of OIS discounting has important implications for derivative valuations and could positively or negatively impact ...
  52. Understanding The Basics Of Mitigation Banking

    Mitigation banking is a system by means of which the liability of ecological damage is transferred from the permittee to ...
  53. How Ukraine's Debt Crisis Affects The European Union

    A financial crisis in Ukraine could be a bigger threat to European security than the current financial crisis in Greece.
  54. The Top 6 Ways Governments Fight Deflation

    Here are six monetary and fiscal policy tools that governments use to fight deflation.
  55. Vladimir Putin: Rise to Power and Fortune

    An article about Vladimir Putin, where he studied, how he came into power, his net worth, and the current leverage he has ...
  56. Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Ties

    Hillary Clinton is one of the most high profile potential 2016 presidential candidates, and her Wall Street ties are a source ...
  57. Smart Resumes For The Fashion Industry

    Here's what your need to know to tailor your resume to the fashion job you want.
  58. Why Is Ukraine At War? A Russian Rivalry With West

    Huge power games which are being played behind the Ukrainian conflict are rooted in a previous revolution, a past Cold War, ...
  59. Russia's Credit Worthiness & Investment Risks

    Moody’s, like other credit rating agencies, has downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to non-investment grade, but does ...
  60. Main Drivers of Trinidad and Tobago’s Economy

    Trinidad and Tobago's increased revenue and economic success have been primarily generated by its energy sector, but it still ...
  61. Janet Yellen Vs. Alan Greenspan: Who Is The Better Fed Head?

    We examine how these two histories Fed chairpeople differ and the impact of their views and actions on the world economy.
  62. 5 Countries Where U.S Citizens Need Visas

    A U.S. passport will get you into many countries, but not everywhere. Here's how to visit five of the most popular destinations ...
  63. Sanctions On SWIFT Could Hit Russia Where It Hurts Most (MA, V)

    A SWIFT ban on Russia could have a crippling effect on its debt-servicing ability and overall economy, and just might force ...
  64. The Energy Drinks Industry

    We present a full analysis of the energy drink industry, including main players and emerging challengers.
  65. The Healthiest Emerging Markets in 2015

    2014 was a rough year for several well-known emerging market economies. This year is likely to be better for a select few.
  66. Are You the Victim of Unfair Labor Practices?

    If you are a union member, a union leader, or a manager at a company with an established union, you should understand unfair ...
  67. 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.
  68. 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 ...
  69. Internet.org: What It Is and How It Works

    Basic Internet access remains out of reach for many in developing nations. Internet.org aims to bring basic Internet access ...
  70. The Economics Of Organic Labeling

    Organic food is becoming more commonplace in supermarkets, and there are several hidden costs and financial benefits associated ...
  71. European Union Breakup: Greek Euro Exit

    The Eurozone crisis involving Greece has been a nagging thorn in the side of the European Union ever since the financial ...
  72. Decoding David Bowie's iTunes Reign

    Sales of all Bowie's albums surged after his death. The reason? Death revives a music/art icon's brand, while increasing ...
  73. Will Your Net Worth Be Affected By A Recession?

    Here's a look at how a potential recession could impact your net worth in a negative way.
  74. Will The ECB's Quantitative Easing Sink The Euro?

    The European Central Bank is embarking on a trillion-euro QE program to revive the eurozone economy, and the euro currency ...
  75. How the North Korea Economy Works

    A peek into the secretive and totalitarian economy of North Korea
  76. 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 ...
  77. How Demographics Drive The Economy

    Demographics can have a profound effect on the economy. An aging population coupled with a declining birthrate points to ...
  78. Dilip Shanghvi's Net Worth: How Did He Get So Rich?

    Dilip Shanghvi made Sun Pharma a huge global business through smart acquisitions and strategic entry into the right market ...
  79. How Corruption Affects Emerging Economies?

    Corruption results in inefficiencies in the operations of emerging economies, and prevents such economies from reaching the ...
  80. Fundamentals Of Fractal Markets Theory

    Fractal Market Hypothesis has emerged as an alternative to longstanding economic theories due to its ability to explain investor ...
  81. Laws & Regulation vs Internet Technology: Who Will Win

    Tech companies that are leaders in the sharing economy, like Airbnb and Uber, face legal issues.
  82. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations (DAL, AAL)

    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  83. How US & European Union Sanctions Impact Russia

    Economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU on Russia are having a crippling effect; the Russian economy shrank for the first ...
  84. Top Medical & Healthcare Software Companies

    These are the top medical software companies--a growing and dynamic market ripe for investing.
  85. Economic Indicators for Germany

    Here is a list of the top macro-economic indicator data sources for Germany.
  86. The Economic Indicators Of France Economy

    Which are the top macro-economic data sources for France? Here is the list to track economic indicators of France.
  87. ShopRite Business Model: An Edge Over Superstores Strategy?

    ShopRite is a supermarket model that stands out amid the everyday, widespread, corporate-controlled supermarket chains. But ...
  88. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies

    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  89. Top Brazilian Stocks For U.S Investors

    American investors looking to add Brazilian stocks to their portfolios can do so by purchasing shares of American Depository ...
  90. Winners And Losers In The Sharing Economy

    Social media and emerging technologies are reshaping industries and the economy in potentially disruptive ways. Who will ...
  91. New Rules To Protect The World's Banking System

    These are the types of policies that are being developed to minimize the risks posed to the global financial system by banks ...
  92. The Regulations That Govern Banking In India

    Through these regulations, the Reserve Bank of India steers India's banking sector away from risk and toward its goals for ...
  93. China’s Economic Indicators, Impact On Markets

    With the second-largest economy in the world, China has significant (and growing) influence on the global economy. But how ...
  94. The Top Sites for the Latest Stock Market News

    News drives the markets for short term price movements. Which websites offer timely, accurate and reliable access to news ...
  95. Airbnb vs The Hotel Industry, Who Will Win

    As Airbnb, the largest peer-to-peer exchange service for hospitality around the world, continues to grow, government and ...
  96. How To Trade International Stocks

    Tips and strategies for users to trade in different exchanges around the world.
  97. Who Uses Libor Data And Why?

    LIBOR is a crucial benchmark reference rate with global economic impact.
  98. China’s 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.
  99. What The Department of Housing and Urban Development Does

    The HUD runs programs intended to support homeownership, increase safe and affordable rental housing, reduce homelessness ...
  100. 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 ...
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