Economics

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  1. Skyscraper Effect

    The skyscraper effect is a pattern whereby the construction of the world’s tallest skyscrapers precede the onset of an economic ...
  2. Unemployment Rate

    The percentage of the total labor force that is unemployed but actively seeking employment and willing to work.
  3. How Retirees Should Think About Market Corrections

    Stock market corrections can be scary for retirees living off their investment income. How to cushion the blow.
  4. Case Study: The Collapse of Lehman Brothers

    Lehman Brothers survived many financial crises in its long history. Find out what finally drove it to bankruptcy.
  5. Economic Anxiety and the Crisis of Masculinity

    Underlying Trump's jobs message is an important gender dynamic.
  6. Collaborative Economy

    Collaborative economy is a marketplace where consumers rely on each other instead of large companies to meet their wants ...
  7. Lean Startup

    The lean startup is a teachable and learnable method for creating success when founding a new company or when introducing ...
  8. SWOT Analysis

    A tool that identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization. Specifically, SWOT is a basic, ...
  9. Demonetization

    India's demonetization means that it is stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender, necessary whenever there ...
  10. Brexit

    Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal ...
  11. Border Adjustment Tax

    A tax levied on goods based on where they are sold – exported goods are exempt from tax; those imported and sold in the ...
  12. Maximum Wage

    A maximum wage is a ceiling imposed on how much income a worker can earn in a given period of time.
  13. What is the Quantity Theory of Money?

    Take a look at the tenets, assumptions and challenges of monetarism's principal theory.
  14. Cost-Push Inflation Versus Demand-Pull Inflation

    Gain a deeper understanding of aggregate supply and demand, forces which raise the price of goods and services.
  15. The 5 Most Feared Figures in Finance

    Gates, Soros, Icahn, Rockefeller and Morgan caused chills on Wall Street.
  16. Donald McGahn

    White House Counsel
  17. Keystone XL Pipeline

    A proposed extension of the Keystone pipeline system that is to transport oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries in the United ...
  18. Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG)

    BHAG, short for big hairy audacious goal, refers to a clear and compelling target for an organization to strive for.
  19. Social License (SLO)

    The social license to operate (SLO) refers to ongoing acceptance of a company's standard business practices by its employees ...
  20. Disaster Recovery Site

    A disaster recovery site, also known as a backup site, is a place that a company can temporarily relocate to following a ...
  21. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a proposed free trade agreement linking the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim economies. ...
  22. Compliance Cost

    Compliance cost refers to all the expenses a firm incurs in order to adhere to industry regulations.
  23. Wisdom of Crowds

    Wisdom of Crowds is the idea that large groups of people are collectively smarter than even individual experts when it comes ...
  24. Advertorial

    Advertorial is magazine, newspaper or website content that looks and reads like that publication’s own content but is actually ...
  25. Peter Navarro

    Director of the National Trade Council
  26. Top 7 Most Common Financial Mistakes

    Choose fortune over disaster by avoiding these money traps.
  27. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

    Two-factor authentication is a second layer of security in addition to a password that a user must provide before getting ...
  28. Backdoor

    Backdoor is a software that allows an unauthorized third party to remotely access or monitor a computer-based system.
  29. White Hat

    White hat is an ethical, noncriminal practice used to improve computer and Internet systems such as security and search engine ...
  30. Portfolio Mismanagement: 7 Common Stock Errors

    Don't lose your shirt over these seven simple - and preventable - investment follies.
  31. 6 Months to a Better Budget

    Can you have perfect abs in just six minutes a day? Maybe not, but you can have a rock-solid budget in six months.
  32. Social Engineering

    Social engineering is the act of exploiting human weaknesses to gain access to information and protected systems.
  33. 7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  34. 22 Ways to Fight Rising Food Prices

    As food costs rise it can be difficult to stay on budget. Here are some handy tips to spend less at the till.
  35. Industries That Thrive On Recession

    Find out where to turn when looking to invest in a tumultuous market.
  36. The Singularity

    The singularity is the idea that the creation of artificial superintelligence could result in exponential growth.
  37. 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.
  38. Which United States Presidents have run the largest budget deficits?

    Take a look at which presidents were in office for the largest budget deficits in U.S. history and how the responsibility ...
  39. What is the difference between the rule of 70 and the rule of 72?

    Find out more about the rule of 70 and the rule of 72, what the two rules measure and the main difference between them.
  40. Terri Kallsen: Investopedia Profile

    As Executive Vice President of Charles Schwab's Investor Services, Terri Kallsen oversees Schwab’s branch network, Independent ...
  41. Mobile Wallet

    Mobile wallet is a virtual wallet that stores payment card information on a mobile device.
  42. Paga

    Paga is a mobile payment platform that allows its users to transfer money and make payments through their mobile devices.
  43. Doxing

    Doxing is the intentional means by which a person’s true identity is exposed online.
  44. M-Pesa

    M-Pesa is a mobile banking service that allows users to store and transfer money through their mobile phones.
  45. Smart Home

    A convenient home setup where appliances and devices can be automatically controlled remotely from anywhere in the world ...
  46. 6 Famous Discontinued and Uncommon U.S. Currency Denominations

    While we can choose from a rich array of singles, fins, sawbucks, Jacksons, $50s and Benjamins, there are several other denominations ...
  47. U-6 Rate

    The U-6 rate is the unemployment rate that includes discouraged workers who have quit looking for a job and part-time workers ...
  48. PAGES: The Rational Optimist

    Jared Dillian, editor of "The Daily Dirtnap" shares why Matt Ridley's "The Rational Optimist" is his favorite financial read.
  49. Clarity: My Favorite Term

    Adam Dell shares his favorite financial term.
  50. Marketing Plan

    A marketing plan is a business's operational document for advertising campaigns designed to reach its target market.
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