Economics

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    Buying a new car is an important decision, and if you're a savvy auto buyer, you ...
  2. U.S. Recession Without a Yield Curve Warning?

    The inverted yield curve has correctly predicted past recessions in the U.S. economy. ...
  3. The Top 5 Large Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VUG, ...

    Look out for these five ETFs in 2016, and learn why investors should closely watch ...
  4. The 3 Best Investments When Bull Markets Slow ...

    Find out why no bull market lasts forever, and why investors should shift their assets ...
  5. Economist Guide: 3 Lessons Adam Smith Teaches ...

    Learn three critical lessons about economics from 18th century philosopher Adam Smith, ...
  6. Market Outlook: No Bottom Until 2017?

    These investing pros are bearish on the market in 2016. Will there be a bottom in ...
  1. United States Steel to Trade Ex-Dividend (X)

    Absent higher steel demand and improving commodity prices, U.S. Steel, even with ...
  2. The Top 5 Large Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VUG, ...

    Look out for these five ETFs in 2016, and learn why investors should closely watch ...
  3. Will Silver Recover in 2016? (SLV, GLD, JJC)

    The end of the silver downtrend is likely to coincide with similar recoveries in ...
  4. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Delta Airlines ...

    Learn about Porter's Five Forces, a framework used to analyze external threats to ...
  5. AAPL and MCD Earnings Steal the Show

    Analysts weighed in on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) ...
  6. Will the Fed Raise Rates Today?

    Pity the Fed.
  1. Industry Handbook

    In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the various techniques that determine ...
  2. Economics Basics

    Learn economics principles such as the relationship of supply and demand, elasticity, ...
  3. The Federal Reserve

    Few organizations can move the market like the Federal Reserve. As an investor, it's ...
  4. Macroeconomics

    Find out everything you need to know about macroeconomics.
  1. What is comparative advantage?

    Comparative advantage is an economic law that demonstrates the ways in which protectionism (mercantilism, at the time it ...
  2. How does the Wall Street Journal prime rate forecast work?

    Learn about the Wall Street Journal's prime interest rate methodology. Discover trailing financial indicators, and engage ...
  3. What's the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics?

    Microeconomics is generally the study of individuals and business decisions, macroeconomics looks at higher up country and ...
  4. Is Russia a developed country?

    Learn why Russia, despite once reigning alongside the United States as a world superpower, does not qualify as a developed ...
  1. 4 Stages Of The Economic Cycle

    Learn about the general outline of an economic cycle to determine which sector to ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Inverted Yield Curve

    An interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a lower yield than short-term debt instruments of the ...
  2. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    An investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common ...
  3. Presidential Election Cycle (Theory)

    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
  4. Super Bowl Indicator

    An indicator based on the belief that a Super Bowl win for a team from the old AFL (AFC division) foretells a decline in ...
  5. Flight To Quality

    The action of investors moving their capital away from riskier investments to the safest possible investment vehicles. This ...
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