Economics

  1. Can Japanese Stocks Rise Again?

    This week’s chart shows how Japanese companies’ inflation expectations have been ...
  2. A Handy Tool for Comparing Sovereign Credit Risk

    Sovereign debt is not “risk free.” In reality, sovereigns never were devoid of credit ...
  3. Did We Reach a Ceiling to Fuel Growth by Borrowing?

    Find out how years of low interest rates and high borrowing have left the world economy ...
  4. Diversification Pays While Low Inflation Stays

    Find out why neither rising rates nor rising defaults would spell the end of opportunistic, ...
  5. The Current Probability of President Donald Trump

    The success of Donald Trump's outsider candidacy has shaken the Republican party ...
  6. How the Weapons Trade is Killing It in the U.S. ...

    Find out the reasons why the weapons trade is expanding abroad and in the United ...
  1. How the Weapons Trade is Killing It in the U.S. ...

    Find out the reasons why the weapons trade is expanding abroad and in the United ...
  2. Boeing Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (BA)

    Take a closer look at several important Boeing Corporation customers, and learn more ...
  3. (ATI) Who are Allegheny Technologies' Main Competitors?

    Read about the specialty metals and components producer Allegheny Technologies, and ...
  4. The Debt Report: The Industrials Sector

    Discover how industrial companies in the United States have added more debt since ...
  5. Goldman Sachs Expects Three Rate Hikes in 2016 ...

    Explore the factors surrounding the Fed's recent decision to forgo raising interest ...
  6. AQR Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment strategies and secrets of hedge fund powerhouse AQR Capital ...
  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 an economic moat?

    The term economic moat, coined and popularized by Warren Buffett, refers to a business' ability to maintain competitive advantages ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. What is comparative advantage?

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

    Learn about the general outline of an economic cycle to determine which sector to ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Law Of Demand

    A microeconomic law that states that, all other factors being equal, as the price of a good or service increases, consumer ...
  2. Cost Of Debt

    The effective rate that a company pays on its current debt. This can be measured in either before- or after-tax returns; ...
  3. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  4. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  5. Keynesian Economics

    An economic theory of total spending in the economy and its effects on output and inflation. Keynesian economics was developed ...
  6. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications ...

    A member-owned cooperative that provides safe and secure financial transactions for its members. Established in 1973, the ...
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