Economics FAQs

  1. Is the consumer price index (CPI) the best measure of inflation?

  2. What are the most common issues with Serial Correlation in stocks?

  3. Can state and local governments in the US run fiscal deficits?

  4. How far back in a stock's history should you go when gauging its volatility?

  5. How do central bank decisions affect volatility?

  6. What does the term 'invisible hand' refer to in the economy?

  7. At what level is the current account deficit considered excessive, in terms of percent?

  8. How is the consumer price index (CPI) used in market escalation contracts?

  9. What is the difference between the consumer price index (CPI) and the producer price ...

  10. What country is the world's largest exporter of goods?

  11. What are common examples of Serial Correlation in finance?

  12. Is the airline industry in an oligopoly state?

  13. Why is the Put-Call Ratio important for investors and economists for tracking market ...

  14. Why do developed countries run current account deficits?

  15. What is the difference between a nation's current account deficit and its currency ...

  16. How should you plan for scarcity when investing?

  17. Who thinks fiscal deficits are a good idea?

  18. What precise measures are implemented in most monetary policies?

  19. How do you the calculate Sharpe ratio in Excel?

  20. What is the difference between a current account deficit and a trade deficit?

  21. What are the differences between patterns and trends?

  22. How can particular scarcities benefit specific stocks?

  23. How does scarcity affect global agriculture stocks?

  24. Is a current account deficit good or bad for the economy?

  25. What is the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy?

  26. What are the main differences and similitudes between Money Flow & Real Flow?

  27. What are the main differences and similarities between Money Flow and Real Flow?

  28. How does monetary policy influence inflation?

  29. Under what circumstances will a government change its monetary policy?

  30. What are the major differences between a monopoly and an oligopoly?

  31. Why is the Breadth Indicator useful for tracking the overall economy?

  32. What is the difference between loan syndication and a consortium?

  33. How does a cost of living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

  34. Why does inflation increase with GDP growth?

  35. How does the Circular Flow Of Income model work?

  36. How did World War II impact European GDP?

  37. What's the highest year-over-year inflation rate in the history of the U.S.?

  38. Where can I find the balance sheet of a country?

  39. What's the lowest year-over-year inflation rate in the history of the U.S.?

  40. How does a bond's coupon interest rate affect its price?

  41. What causes negative inflation or deflation?

  42. What is the difference between inflation and deflation?

  43. Does inflation favor lenders or borrowers?

  44. How can inflation be good for the economy?

  45. What methods can the government use to control inflation?

  46. What causes inflation, and does anyone gain from it?

  47. What's the difference between hyperinflation and inflation?

  48. What are the different types of letters of credit?

  49. What are the differences between APR in Europe and the U.S.?

  50. What are some examples of times when I would need a letter of credit?

  51. Why is APR used to compare long-term loans?

  52. What is the average salary for an accountant?

  53. How is interest charged on most lines of credit?

  54. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

  55. How does Halloween affect the economy?

  56. Where is cost of living lowest in the world?

  57. What does the current cost of living compare to 20 years ago?

  58. What is the difference between cost and price?

  59. Is the Bureau of Labor Statistics accurate?

  60. What are the main reasons for why there could be a negative gross profit margin and ...

  61. Where is the Bureau of Labor Statistics located?

  62. Who runs the Bureau of Labor Statistics?

  63. What economic indicators do oil and gas investors need to watch?

  64. What are the key factors that cause the market to go up and down?

  65. What economic indicators do agriculture investors need to watch?

  66. What's the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy?

  67. What's the difference between a market economy and a command economy?

  68. How does the Bureau of Labor Statistics define contingent workers?

  69. What is the difference between the cost of living and the cost of inflation?

  70. How does the Bureau of Labor Statistics determine the Consumer Price Index (CPI)?

  71. How is the cost of living index calculated?

  72. Is the cost of living adjustment (COLA) mandatory?

  73. How does the Bureau of Labor Statistics determine the unemployment rate?

  74. What does the Bureau of Labor Statistics do?

  75. When was the Bureau of Indian Affairs created?

  76. What data does the Bureau of Labor Statistics collect?

  77. What is the cost of living difference between Boston and New York City?

  78. What is the difference between communism and socialism?

  79. Why do companies decide to unbundle their lines of business?

  80. Are oil prices and interest rates correlated?

  81. Who determines interest rates?

  82. What is the Mont Pelerin Society?

  83. Does perfect competition exist in the real world?

  84. What is the difference between stated annual return and effective annual return?

  85. How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?

  86. What are the odds of getting a perfect bracket in Warren Buffett's $1 billion March ...

  87. What's the difference between housing starts and building permits?

  88. What's the difference between Bollinger Bands® and Keltner Channels?

  89. What is QE3 (quantitative easing)?

  90. How is Libor determined?

  91. What is the difference between weighted average shares outstanding and basic weighted ...

  92. Why do interest rates change?

  93. What are austerity measures?

  94. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

  95. What does deflation mean to investors?

  96. What is a trade deficit and what effect will it have on the stock market?

  97. What impact does a higher non-farm payroll have on the forex market?

  98. What is an antitrust law?

  99. How do open market operations affect the U.S. money supply?

  100. What is the difference between LIBOR, LIBID and LIMEAN?

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