Economics

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  1. What is the Difference Between International Monetary Fund and the World Bank?

    Learn about the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and how they are differentiated by their respective functions ...
  2. Where Did the Bull and Bear Market Get Their Names?

    The terms bull and bear are used to describe general actions and attitudes, or sentiment, either of an individual (bear and ...
  3. What is the difference between comparative advantage and absolute advantage?

    Whereas absolute advantage refers to the superior production capabilities of one nation versus another, comparative advantage ...
  4. What Factors Cause Shifts in Aggregate Demand?

    Find out how aggregate demand is calculated in macroeconomic models. See what kinds of factors can cause the aggregate demand ...
  5. Sarepta's Most Famous Drugs and Medications (SRPT)

    Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics has developed two other medications with encouraging prospects.
  6. Influence: Kenneth Rogoff

    Harvard economist, chess champion and former IMF Chief Economist Kenneth Rogoff shares his greatest influence.
  7. Plunge Protection Team - PPT

    A colloquial name given to the Working Group on Financial Markets. The Plunge Protection Team was created to make financial ...
  8. What are the Differences Between Affiliate, Associate and Subsidiary Companies?

    The terms affiliate and associate are used synonymously to describe a company whose parent only possesses a minority stake ...
  9. What is the difference between upstream and downstream oil and gas operations?

    The closer to the end user a function or firm is, the further downstream it is said to be. Raw material extraction or production ...
  10. How a Chess Champion Became a Renowned Economist

    Harvard economist and former Chief Economist for the IMF, Kenneth Rogoff, shares his journey from high school chess champion ...
  11. How can my stock's price change after hours, and what effect does this have on investors? Can I sell the stock at the after-hours price?

    When the regular market opens for the next day's trading, stocks may not necessarily open at the same price at which it traded ...
  12. What is a CUSIP Number?

    The Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures developed a system that identifies securities.
  13. What is the Difference Between Variable Cost and Fixed Cost in Economics?

    Learn what total costs are comprised of, what variable costs and fixed costs are and what the main difference between fixed ...
  14. Brexit

    Brexit refers to Britain's leaving the European Union, which could happen in as few as two years.
  15. What are the Major Differences Between a Monopoly and an Oligopoly?

    The major differences between a monopoly and an oligopoly include the number of firms in the market, type of barriers to ...
  16. The Great Millennial Wealth Shift

    Dr. Mohamed El-Erian shares his advice for the financial industry and younger generations poised to inherit trillions from ...
  17. How Do Fiscal and Monetary Policies Affect Aggregate Demand?

    Learn about the impact fiscal and monetary policy have on aggregate demand, and discover how the government influences economic ...
  18. What are the Main Differences Between the Republican and Democratic Approaches to Regulating the Economy?

    Here is an overview of the Democratic and Republican approaches to economic issues.
  19. Inflation's Impact on Stock Returns

    When stocks are divided into growth and value categories, the evidence is clear that value stocks perform better in periods ...
  20. What are the differences between capitalism and socialism?

    The capitalist economy allows free market conditions to drive innovation and wealth creation. The socialist economy incorporates ...
  21. How do I buy an over-the-counter stock?

    All orders of OTC securities must be made through market makers who, instead of just matching orders, actually carry an inventory ...
  22. Standard Deviation

    A measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean, calculated as the square root of the variance. The more spread ...
  23. Security

    A security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that represents some type of financial value, usually in the form ...
  24. How do changes in national interest rates affect a currency's value and exchange rate?

    Generally, higher interest rates increase the value of a given country's currency, but Interest rates alone do not determine ...
  25. Bear Market

    A financial market with declining asset prices fueled by investors’ pessimism, lack of confidence and negative expectations. ...
  26. What's a Bear Market? InvestoTrivia

    Can you define "bear market"?
  27. How do you calculate the percentage gain or loss on an investment?

    To calculate the gain, take the price for which you sold the investment and subtract from it the price that you initially ...
  28. Economic Moat

    The competitive advantage that one company has over other companies in the same industry. This term was coined by renowned ...
  29. Gross Domestic Product - GDP

    GDP is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, ...
  30. What is the Difference Between a Capitalist System and a Free Market System?

    Learn about capitalist and free market systems, how these economic systems function and the main difference between capitalism ...
  31. What is the difference between a Ponzi and a pyramid scheme?

    Pyramid schemes and Ponzi schemes share many similar characteristics in which unsuspecting individuals are fooled by unscrupulous ...
  32. 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: ...
  33. What is the Difference Between Economies of Scope and Economies of Scale?

    Learn about economies of scope and economies of scale, the difference between the two economic concepts and how they offer ...
  34. What Is the World Trade Organization?

    The WTO sets the global rules of trade. But what exactly does it do and why do so many oppose it?
  35. How Can You Calculate Correlation Using Excel?

    Find out how to calculate the Pearson correlation coefficient between two data arrays in Microsoft Excel through the CORREL ...
  36. What Does it Mean When Someone Says That a Stock Went Up X Points? Does This Refer to a Percentage or Numerical Value?

    For stocks, one point equals one dollar. So when you hear that a stock has lost or gained X number of "points", this is the ...
  37. Exponential: My Favorite Term

    John Mauldin shares why "exponential" is his favorite financial term.
  38. What are the Best Measurements of Economic Growth

    Learn how economists and statisticians track economic growth and why GDP might not be the best measurement of real economic ...
  39. What Does it Mean if the Correlation Coefficient is Positive, Negative, or Zero?

    When a coefficient is greater than zero, it is a positive relationship; when the value is less than zero, it is a negative ...
  40. How do you calculate GDP with the Income Approach?

    To calculate GDP, the income approach method starts with the income earned (wages, rents, interest, profits) from the production ...
  41. What are some examples of free market economies?

    In a free market economy, the law of supply and demand, rather than a central government, regulates production and labor. ...
  42. What caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929 that preceded the Great Depression?

    Find out what led to the stock market crash of 1929, which in turn led to the Great Depression. It sparked a nearly 90% loss ...
  43. Tony Robbins: Unshakeable

    Tony Robbins discusses the danger of letting fear guide your investment decisions.
  44. Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?

    Interest on variable interest rate loans vary as market interest rates change. Interest on fixed interest rate loans will ...
  45. What methods can the government use to control inflation?

    There are many methods used by the government to control inflation. One popular method of controlling inflation is through ...
  46. Is the United States considered a Market Economy or a Mixed Economy?

    Find out why the United States is considered a mixed economy and how nearly every economic transaction is influenced by public ...
  47. What is the Difference Between Real and Nominal Interest Rates?

    Learn what nominal interest rates and real interest rates are, how real interest rate takes into account the inflation rate, ...
  48. Okun's Law: Economic Growth And Unemployment

    Unemployment and economic growth? Okun has a law for that.
  49. Green Tech

    Green tech is: technology that is considered environmentally friendly based on its production process or supply chain; a ...
  50. Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

    A global index consisting of the top 10% of the largest stocks in the Dow Jones Global Indexes (which cover more than 2,5 ...
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