Economics

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  1. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

    Positive economics is objective and fact based, while normative economics is subjective and value based.
  2. Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

    A Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is a document stating that a product meets the standards to which it must legally adhere ...
  3. Better Alternative Trading System (BATS)

    Better Alternative Trading System (BATS) is a U.S.-based stock exchange offering investors equities, options, and foreign ...
  4. Article 50

    Article 50 is the clause of the European Union treaty that outlines how to leave the EU. Britain became the first country ...
  5. BlackRock Replacing Asset Managers with Robots (BLK)

    Under pressure to save on fees charged by traditional asset managers, BlackRock is moving toward automation.
  6. Brexit

    Brexit refers to Britain's leaving the European Union, which could happen in as few as two years.
  7. Unicameral System

    Unicameral system is a government with one legislative house or chamber.
  8. What is the difference between Communism and Socialism?

    Learn how some countries are incorporating socialist methods into capitalism.
  9. Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

    If you'd like to save more money, first you'll need to conquer the first step: coming up with the cash.
  10. What is GDP and why is it so important to economists and investors?

    The gross domestic product (GDP) is one the primary indicators used to gauge the health of a country's economy.
  11. Silk Route

    The Silk Route is a historic trade route used from the second century BC through 14th century AD that went from China to ...
  12. Cash-And-Carry Trade

    A trading strategy in which an investor buys a long position in a security or commodity while simultaneously selling a short ...
  13. Tracking Volatility: How the VIX is Calculated

    When market volatility spikes or stalls, newspapers, websites, bloggers and television commentators all refer to the VIX®. ...
  14. Reimbursement

    Reimbursement is compensation paid by an organization for out-of-pocket expenses incurred or overpayment made by an employee, ...
  15. Manufacturing

    Manufacturing is the processing of raw materials into finished goods through the use of tools and processes.
  16. Fee

    A fee is a fixed price charged for a specific service and is paid in lieu of a wage or salary.
  17. Tony Robbins: Unshakeable

    NYT Best-selling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Robbins discusses his latest book, UNSHAKEABLE.
  18. Jon Stein on Building Betterment

    As the CEO and founder of Betterment, Jon Stein has a vision for the future of digital financial advice.
  19. Group Of Twenty - G-20

    A group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 19 of the world's largest economies, and the European Union. ...
  20. Animal Spirits

    A term used by John Maynard Keynes in one of his economics books to describe human emotion that drives consumer confidence.
  21. Enterprise Risk Management

    Enterprise Risk Management is a business strategy that identifies and prepares for hazards that may interfere with a company's ...
  22. The 5 Most Feared Figures in Finance

    Gates, Soros, Icahn, Rockefeller and Morgan didn't make their names on Wall Street because of their kind-heartedness.
  23. Benjamin Graham

    Benjamin Graham was an influential investor and pioneer in the investments field who is regarded as the father of value investing.
  24. Mass Payment

    Mass Payment is a method of paying multiple recipients online simultaneously.
  25. Crime of 1873

    The Crime of 1873 was the notable omission of the standard silver dollar from the coinage law passed in 1873.
  26. FINTRAC

    FINTRAC - Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada - monitors transactions to identify and prevent illegal ...
  27. The Economic Effects of the New Deal

    While the New Deal failed to revive the U.S. economy during the Great Depression, its legacy lives on today as increasing ...
  28. Digital Transaction Management (DTM)

    DTM is the use of computer systems rather than paper to manage business agreements in a way that is fast, accurate and secure.
  29. Debt Ceiling

    The maximum amount of monies the United States can borrow. The debt ceiling was created under the Second Liberty Bond Act ...
  30. Nonfarm Payroll

    Nonfarm payroll refers to any job outside of farms, private households and the nonprofit sector. The U.S. Bureau of Labor ...
  31. Unemployment

    Unemployment occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. Unemployment is often ...
  32. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

    FATCA is a tax law that compels US citizens at home and abroad to file annual reports on any foreign account holdings.
  33. Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a devastating economic recession beginning on October 29, 1929, after the crash of the U.S. stock ...
  34. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  35. What is the difference between a capital good and a consumer good?

    Learn to differentiate between capital goods and consumer goods, and see why capital goods require savings and investment ...
  36. Loan Commitment

    A loan commitment is a loan that may be drawn down or is due to be contractually funded in the future.
  37. Discount Broker

    A stockbroker who carries out buy and sell orders at a reduced commission compared to a full-service broker, but provides ...
  38. How The Federal Reserve Manages Money Supply

    Find out how the Fed manages bank reserves and this contributes to a stable economy.
  39. What Is Money?

    It's a part of everyone's life, and we all want it, but do you know how it gains value and how it is created?
  40. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  41. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  42. What is an economic moat?

    The term economic moat, coined and popularized by Warren Buffett, refers to a business' ability to maintain competitive advantages ...
  43. What is the history of the S&P 500?

    Discover the history of the S&P 500, which sophisticated market participants consider to be the best index to understand ...
  44. Save Money the Scottish Way

    Take a trip through history to learn from some (in)famously frugal Scots.
  45. Study: Investing and Cocaine Look Same to Brain

    Here's some investing advice: don't blow it.
  46. Which countries have the highest tariffs?

    Find out which countries have the most restrictive import tariffs on international products, based on data collected by the ...
  47. Underwriting Risk

    Underwriting risk is the risk of loss borne by an underwriter and generally refers to the risk of loss on underwriting activity ...
  48. Data-Directed Decision Making

    Data directed decision making refers to using scientifically valid information to inform executive decisions.
  49. Block Policy

    A Block policy is an all risk insurance policy providing coverage against risks faced by goods that are being transported ...
  50. Variable Interest Rate

    A variable interest rate is an interest rate on a loan or security that fluctuates over time, because it is based on an underlying ...
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