Economics Articles

  1. Understanding How the Federal Reserve Creates Money

    Read about how the Federal Reserve actually targets and creates new money in the economy, and find out why the savings and ...
  2. Understanding the Oil & Gas Price Correlation

    Learn how the correlation between the commodity prices for natural gas and oil changed from 2004 to 2015 due to increased ...
  3. 5 Companies That Are Changing the World We Live In (F, GOOG)

    Learn about the different types of companies that are changing the world; discover five specific companies that represent ...
  4. What Makes Oil Prices Go Up Or Down

    A look at the top factors and reports that affect the price of oil.
  5. 3 High-Yield Investment Grade Stocks You Should Consider (BX, T)

    Discover three high-yield investment-grade stocks for income and appreciation. Interest rate risk is the largest source of ...
  6. You Know Debt & Deficit Are Not The Same, Right?

    An educational article explaining in detail how deficit differs from debt and how are they related.
  7. Looking to Invest in Coca-Cola? Here's What to Expect (KO, PEP)

    Learn about the Coca-Cola company as well as the industry in which it operates. Understand what its investors should expect ...
  8. Mark Zuckerberg Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (NASDAQ: FB)

    Learn about Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook. Understand where he came from and what in his life helped him ...
  9. Charlie Munger Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (BRK.A)

    Learn about Charlie Munger. Understand what drives him, how his early life shaped his later success, how he found that success ...
  10. How the Chinese Stock Market Heavily Affects the US

    Learn about the ways in which the Chinese stock market affects the U.S. economy, the dollar, the interest rate and imports ...
  11. Netflix Will Soon Be Worth More Than Direct TV (NFLX, T)

    Understand the similarities and differences between Netflix and DirectTV. Learn about four key reasons why Netflix will be ...
  12. 3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio From Inflation (CLX, GILD)

    Discover three stocks to protect portfolios against inflation. The best companies to protect against inflation are those ...
  13. What Is So Hot About Salesforce? (CRM)

    Learn about Salesforce and the suite of customer relationship management software it offers. Understand what exactly makes ...
  14. Picking Apart a Winning New Bond Fund Alternative

    Schooner's Hedged Alternative Income Fund offers a unique strategy, but does its upside potential outweigh its downside risk ...
  15. Deflate Inflation with These 9 Assets

    Now might not be the right time, but investing in these assets may eventually prove to be good hedges against inflation.
  16. 3 Social Media Networks Before Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)

    Understand the social media environment and the types of companies that found past success in the space. Learn why they eventually ...
  17. Janet Yellen Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Look into the life and academic career of Janet Yellen, the first female chair of the Federal Reserve and a noted Keynesian ...
  18. The 3 Reasons Why Chinese Invest in Africa

    Learn about the increasing level of foreign direct investment by China in Africa, and understand the major reasons for China's ...
  19. Jim Yong Kim Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn information about the life and success story of Jim Yong Kim, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of ...
  20. Long on Oil? Hedge Falling Oil Prices with Options

    With no end to the oil slump in sight, here are some risk management strategies using options to protect your oil positions.
  21. Why Minimum Wage Is a Kingmaking Issue in Elections

    Minimum wage is an essential issue for presidential candidates in the lead-up to the 2016 election. We look at the reasons ...
  22. Top 4 Central Banks Dominating the World Economy

    Central banks play an integral role in market economies by maintaining the stability and credibility of national currencies ...
  23. 3 ETFs to Protect Your Retirement From Inflation (WIP, TIP)

    Learn more about three of the best inflation-protected exchange traded funds for investors who are retired or who are approaching ...
  24. What China Devaluing its Currency Means to You

    The Chinese government is showing its craftiness in managing its money supply, but will it make a difference? And what does ...
  25. Should You Be Bearish or Bullish on Gold?

    Will gold move higher or lower over the next year?
  26. Norway, the Safest Oil Economy?

    Norway is one of the most stable oil-producing countries in the world. But for how much longer?
  27. ETF Analysis: iPath S&P 500 VIX Futures

    Learn more about the iPath S&P 500 Short-Term Futures Exchange Traded Note, the characteristics of VXX and the suitability ...
  28. Should You Be a Bull or a Bear Right Now?

    Ask a bull: If the economy is truly improving, where's all the consumer spending?
  29. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful After 40 (WMT, YUM)

    Read about four influential entrepreneurs who didn't achieve fame and success until after their 40th birthdays, including ...
  30. China Owns US Debt, but How Much?

    See how much U.S. debt is actually owned by the Chinese, what it means to the economy, and why China is willing to lend so ...
  31. Should You Worry About the U.S Inflation rate?

    Understand how inflation is measured, how U.S. inflation compares to other countries, and if investors should be concerned ...
  32. Best 5 Small Business Ideas You Can Start From Home (EBAY)

    Understand what a small business is and how small businesses are classified. Learn about five small business ideas that you ...
  33. The Top 4 ETFs For Investing in US Government Bonds (SHY, ITE)

    Discover the top four ETFs that invest in U.S. government bonds with maturities ranging from zero to 25 years, including ...
  34. Minimum Wages Can Raise Unemployment

    Learn why many economists feel that minimum wages, while intended to benefit low-wage workers, actually hurt them by increasing ...
  35. Inflation Protected Securities: How They Work

    Learn how the U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) work, which considerations investors should keep in mind ...
  36. The Top 5 US Cities with Highest Minimum Wage

    Learn how awareness campaigns have led to huge minimum wage hikes in several large cities, and discover which U.S. cities ...
  37. The True Unemployment Rate: U6 Vs. U3

    Learn how to distinguish between the U-3 and U-6 unemployment rates, and explore which rate provides a truer picture of unemployment.
  38. REITs Could be Affected by Higher Interest Rates

    Learn how REITs may be impacted by an increase in interest rates, and understand why certain types of REITs could benefit ...
  39. Will Your Job Get Eaten by Automation?

    With the rapid growth of technology, it has been widely contested whether automation will start to replace jobs.
  40. The Top Performing Airlines Right Now

    Learn about the airline industry and its top-performing companies. Understand these top-emerging airlines and why they have ...
  41. 4 Utility Stocks that May Stay Bright

    With interest rates likely rising in the next year or so, there are a few utility stocks with potential to outperform their ...
  42. Interest Rates and Your 401(k): How They Tango

    Here's how a rise in interest rates will likely impact your 401(k).
  43. Short-Term Funds or Fixed Deposits: Is One Better?

    Choosing between short-term funds and fixed deposits? Here's what you need to know.
  44. How to Protect IRAs from Higher Interest Rates

    Rising interest rates don’t have to translate into investment losses in an IRA. Here's how you can protect your investments. ...
  45. A Comparison Between a Default and a Collapse

    Is the Greek default similar to the Lehman Brothers collapse?
  46. Inflation for Dummies

    Inflation may seem like a straightforward concept, but it is more complex than it appears. We examine its varieties and causes.
  47. Whole Foods 365: The Economics of Discount Organic

    Whole Foods Market is expanding its brand to create a chain of discount natural food stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market. ...
  48. What to Expect from Russia's Oil-Dependent Economy

    The fate of Russia's economy is for the most part determined by the price of oil. Here's how it's likely to play out.
  49. How a Higher Minimum Wage Would Impact the Economy

    Doubling pay for hourly workers could have several knock-on effects to the economy. Here's a brief look at a big issue.
  50. Smartphone "Flagship Killers" Coming After Apple And Samsung (AAPL, 005930)

    Learn why flagship killers such as OnePlus and Xiaomi have the potential to become the first legitimate competition faced ...
  51. China: Why Big Investors are Turning Into Bears

    More hedge fund managers and economists are beginning to transition from bull to bear when it comes to China. Here's why. ...
  52. Impact of the Chinese Economy on the U.S. Economy

    The economic growth of China has been decreasing since 2010. What impact does this have on the US and the world economy?
  53. How Does China Manage Its Money Supply?

    Here's how the Central Bank of China manages its currency rates and the money supply.
  54. Three Currencies Benefiting From Low Oil Prices

    The Indian rupee is clearly the biggest beneficiary of the slide in oil prices, followed by the Indonesian rupiah and British ...
  55. Global Impact of China's Geopolitical Strategy

    China's geopolitical strategy is shifting the status quo from the Pacific to the Pentagon. Can the U.S. keep pace with Chinese ...
  56. What Happens to the Economy If China Deleverages

    Attempts to deleverage and institute reforms that will foster more sustainable growth could exacerbate an already slowing ...
  57. 10 Jobs to Avoid Right Now

    These jobs may never recover to pre-recession highs, can easily be outsourced overseas or may disappear altogether as technology ...
  58. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  59. Will Consumer Spending Save 2015?

    Consumer spending is considered an important number (and it is), but a savvy investor will always look at "why" rather than ...
  60. Examples Of Negative Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates seem like an abstract notion. But, they have practical consequences for an economy and are present ...
  61. Why The Yuan (RMB) Is Russia's Favorite Currency

    Russia has agreed to a currency swap worth $24 billion with China. What is Russia's thinking behind promoting the Yuan in ...
  62. Are Markets Ready For An Interest Rate Hike?

    Despite financial market fears over the uncertainty of Greece’s debt crisis and the recent drop in China’s stock-market, ...
  63. How the Fed Affects Reverse Mortgages

    An in depth look at how the Federal Reserve affects reverse mortgages.
  64. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  65. A Quick Guide On Behavioral Funds

    Investopedia explores the working of behavioral funds, their benefits and risks, and an analysis of their past returns.
  66. Will Higher Interest Rates Hurt Trading Activities?

    Do higher interest rates lead to less trading and lower interest rates lead to more trading? Investopedia debunks common ...
  67. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep them informed of where real estate and its ...
  68. Top 3 Safest Peer-to-Peer Lending Websites

    Add safety and reputation to your checklist when you consider borrowing from an online lender.
  69. 4 Challenges Uber Will Face In The Next Years

    Uber is growing but also facing tough challenges both in America and abroad.
  70. How Undervalued Is The Yuan?

    Some argue that the large U.S. trade deficits over the past 15 years are primarily due to currency management by U.S. trading ...
  71. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  72. Should You Borrow From a P2P Site?

    It's a hot trend, but is it safe? Here's how to tell.
  73. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  74. The Risks of Chasing High Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks offer enticing yields, but a lot can go wrong on the way to collecting that dividend payout.
  75. A P2P Mortgage: Is This Loan Right For You?

    Read all about the the pros and cons of this trend in of peer-to-peer lending.
  76. Is Now the Time for Chinese Stocks?

    The recent panic in Chinese stocks could be seen as a buying opportunity for longer-term investors. Here are some ETFs to ...
  77. How & Why Companies Become Monopolies

    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit ...
  78. Leading Economic Indicators for Oil Prices

    The factors that determine the price of oil are supply and demand. Their leading indicators can help investors and traders ...
  79. Outsource This!: The Top 10 Jobs for Millennials

    Millennials should consider careers in these areas for better initial opportunity, job security and even solid wages.
  80. Junk Bonds: Does High Yield Equal Extreme Risk?

    High-yield bonds present a lot of risks but do they outweigh the rewards? Here are some ETFs to consider, with caution.
  81. All About The Gun Business In America

    A look at the controversial US gun industry, producers, and market share.
  82. The Casino Mentality In Trading

    Many new traders treat the market like a casino, placing unwise bets and hoping for the big win.
  83. Who Are The Biggest Losers Of The Greek 'No'?

    In the event of a Grexit, there is little question that the near-term hit to its tourists, banks, and creditors would be ...
  84. Who Are The Biggest Winners From The Greek 'No'?

    Greece’s non-acceptance of the bailout plan has created some winners for European and other global investors to put their ...
  85. Insurance Companies Vs. Banks: Separate And Not Equal

    Insurance companies and banks are both financial intermediaries. However, they don't always face the same risks and are regulated ...
  86. Confused How The IMF, World Bank, & WTO differ?

    From loans to Athens and trade deals in Asia to economic reports on the world’s most successful and most troubled economies, ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. How to Battle Inflation During Retirement

    If inflation is imminent, here's how to prepare.
  90. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  91. Is 2016 The Year For An Interest Rate Hike?

    The debate ultimately centers on the strength of the economy.
  92. 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.
  93. What Should Everyone Know About Greece’s Debt

    We weigh in on the top four things everyone should know about Greece's debt.
  94. Playing Rising Rates with Ultra-Short Term Bonds

    With rising rates likely, investors may want to consider adding a dose of ultra-short bonds to their portfolios. Here are ...
  95. How Creative Destruction Happens in Real Life

    In his seminal work, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), Joseph Schumpeter proclaimed “the essential fact about capitalism” ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Rising Interest Rates: Who it Helps, Who it Hurts

    When interest rates rise, the impact hits some of us differently. Here's why.
  98. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015 (PRU, MKTX)

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  99. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  100. How To Talk To Headhunters

    8 tips on forging a fruitful relationship with an executive recruiter.
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