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  1. Regional Banks Give The Fed A National Perspective

    We all know that the Federal Reserve utilizes monetary policy to control the economy, but what do the 12 regional Federal ...
  2. How Interest Rates Affect Private Equity

    With an impending increase in US interest rates and lower - even negative rates - elsewhere in Europe and Japan, we assess ...
  3. Is 2016 The Year For An Interest Rate Hike?

    The debate ultimately centers on the strength of the economy.
  4. Costco's Future Is Abroad

    Costco is a hot topic and stock market darling. Despite its slight loss since the beginning of the year, the stock is still ...
  5. Insights On Creative Destruction and Technology

    Creative Destruction has a way of phasing out old technologies and inviting the new when applied to business models and economics.
  6. The NBA’s Business Model

    Drawing interest domestically and abroad, the NBA has seen its popularity and revenue streams rapidly increase over the past ...
  7. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  8. Greek Debt Crisis: What Everyone Should Know

    We weigh in on the top four things everyone should know about Greece's debt.
  9. Creative Destruction in the Real World

    In his seminal work, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), Joseph Schumpeter proclaimed “the essential fact about capitalism” ...
  10. Is Texas The Future Of America?

    The top three fastest-growing cities are located in Texas and 20% of jobs created between 2009 and 2014 were in the Lone ...
  11. Understanding the Downfall of Greece's Economy

    Greece has defaulted on its debt. Such an unprecedented event has left many wondering how Greece’s situation ever got so ...
  12. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  13. Why Professional Sports Hasn't Worked in Las Vegas

    Learn why a unique labor force, competition for entertainment dollars and the stigma of gambling have kept professional sports ...
  14. Top European MBA Programs

    The London Business School is currently ranked second best in the world right after Harvard Business School. These European ...
  15. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  16. Is There Still Social Mobility In America?

    There’s a welfare program for everyone and they all have the goal of closing the inequality gap. That being said, is there ...
  17. Business Model Analysis: Costco Vs. Sam's Club (WMT, TGT)

    Costco and Sam’s Club have very similar business models, but which one is faring better?
  18. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  19. Will You See Higher Wages In 2015?

    It's been a few years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession, and the employment picture has been rocky.
  20. How Currency Enforcement Helped Sink The TTP

    One particular barrier to trade that has received much attention of late and caused delays in negotiations of the TPP is ...
  21. What Do the Federal Reserve Banks Do?

    These 12 regional banks are involved with four general tasks: formulate monetary policy, supervise financial institutions, ...
  22. How Airlines & Hotels Will Benefit From Cuban Tourism (WMT, SBUX)

    The U.S. Treasury department just gave Carnival Cruise Lines an OK to sail to Cuba. Is this the start of a travel gold rush?
  23. Eurozone Gains Momentum--But Can It Last?

    Eurozone economic growth has picked up, most notably in France and Italy, but can it last, particularly as Greece continues ...
  24. The Origins Of Greece's Debt Crisis

    The Greek debt crisis has its origins in the fiscal profligacy of previous governments, proving that nations cannot afford ...
  25. Google's Revenue Beats The GDP Of Several Major Countries

    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  26. The Economics Of Solar Power

    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  27. How U.S. Election News Affects The Dow

    We explain the relationship between US politics, election news, and the performance of the Dow.
  28. Which is the Best Bet: Walmart, CVS or Costco? (WMT, CVS, COST)

    Do the country's top three retailers in terms of traffic present good investments?
  29. Is David Cameron's Austerity Working for Britain?

    Although growth picked up in 2013 and 2014, contrary to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s claims, austerity is ...
  30. How Tornadoes Impact The Economy

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

    Your choice is simple: You can pay lots – or lots more.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. How Central Banks Control The Supply Of Money

    A look at the ways central banks pump or drain money from the economy to keep it healthy.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. Healthiest And Safest European Economies

    Economic indicators are to economists what symptoms are to doctors: signs of the relative well-being of the patient.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. What The UK Election Results Mean For The Economy

    The decisive Conservative victory in the UK's recent general election removes some of the near-term political uncertainty ...
  43. 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?
  44. Can Socialism Work In America?

    Capitalism has its shortcomings, but pure socialism is not the answer. The American system of capitalism with socialistic ...
  45. 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. ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Fiscal Vs. Monetary Policy Pros & Cons

    When it comes to influencing macroeconomic outcomes, governments have typically relied on one of two primary courses of action: ...
  49. How Nasdaq Makes Money

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

    We examine how the New York Stock Exchange, the leading US stock exchange, makes money.
  51. 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 ...
  52. How Is The GDP Of India Calculated?

    India is a front-runner among developing economies. Investopedia explains how India calculates its GDP, an indicator of economic ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. Who Produces The World's Food

    We look at the top producers of the world's food basket.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. Lack Of Leadership Contributes To Eurozone Crisis

    Lack of effective leadership is impeding the resolution of economic crisis in Europe.
  60. 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?
  61. 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.
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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.
  64. How The GDP Of The US Is Calculated

    The US GDP may not be a perfect economic measure, but the ability to compare it to prior periods and other countries makes ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. China And The Maritime Silk Road

    We provide an overview of China's planned Maritime Silk Road.
  69. 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 ...
  70. Top 10 Cities For Grads To Get Jobs

    A look at latest employment stats.
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. Why Is The Federal Reserve Independent?

    An overview of the independent status of the Federal Reserve and arguments for and against it.
  74. 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.
  75. U.S Potential Presidential Candidates For 2016

    Over the past several months, there has been a lot of speculation as to who will make a run at the Republican and Democratic ...
  76. 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.
  77. Top 5 Recession Stocks

    What makes these stocks so resilient? And how did they perform during the last crisis?
  78. 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.
  79. 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, ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. Will North Korea Collapse Under Kim Jong-un?

    Will the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, be able to to keep North Korea afloat? The next few years are crucial to his regime. ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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?
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. Currency Crises In 2015

    Ongoing financial and geopolitical issues have led several countries to the verge of a currency crisis in 2015.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. Effects of OIS Discounting for Derivative Traders

    The use of OIS discounting has important implications for derivative valuations and could positively or negatively impact ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. The Top 6 Ways Governments Fight Deflation

    Here are six monetary and fiscal policy tools that governments use to fight deflation.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. Smart Resumes For The Fashion Industry

    Here's what your need to know to tailor your resume to the fashion job you want.
  97. 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, ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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