Economics

  1. Why Earnings Results Have Not Mattered to the ...

    Discover why the U.S. stock market is probably in an asset bubble, how stock prices ...
  2. How the Bank of Japan Now Owns 90% of the Top ...

    Discover how the Bank of Japan ended up as a top 10 shareholder in 200 of the 225 ...
  3. France Economics: 4 Troubling Similarities to ...

    Learn about the similarities and differences between the economic woes of France ...
  4. Japan's Case Study: Diminished Effects on QE

    Examine more than 25 years of Japanese expansionary policy, both fiscal and monetary, ...
  5. Chart of the Week: Is Deflation Dead?

    U.S. deflation is no longer an imminent risk. This week’s chart helps illustrate ...
  6. The Best 2 ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest ...
  1. How the Bank of Japan Now Owns 90% of the Top ...

    Discover how the Bank of Japan ended up as a top 10 shareholder in 200 of the 225 ...
  2. The Best 2 ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest ...
  3. Why $15 Minimum Wage Might Not Be Good News for ...

    Discover why the minimum wage isn't the panacea it is made out to be, and how artificial ...
  4. Minimum Wage Increase: Will Technology Help Margins ...

    Discover why the $15 per hour minimum wage movement may unintentionally be sowing ...
  5. Why Inflation Feels Higher Than the Fed's Target ...

    Follow the monthly readings on core PCE inflation in the Personal Income and Outlays ...
  6. 2 ETFs That Could Benefit from a Dovish Fed (XLU)

    With odds of a Fed rate hike in 2016 seeming to move lower every week, these two ...
  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 the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

    Inflation and interest rates are linked, and frequently referenced in macroeconomics. Inflation refers to the rate at which ...
  2. What is an economic moat?

    The term economic moat, coined and popularized by Warren Buffett, refers to a business' ability to maintain competitive advantages ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. What is comparative advantage?

    Comparative advantage is an economic law that demonstrates the ways in which protectionism (mercantilism, at the time it ...
  1. 4 Stages Of The Economic Cycle

    Learn about the general outline of an economic cycle to determine which sector to ...
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