Economics

  1. How Retirees Should Think About Market Corrections

    Stock market corrections can be scary for retirees living off their investment income. ...
  2. Bye Bye Austerity, Hello Fiscal Easing

    Policymakers are changing their tone on fiscal policy. We assess the potential for ...
  3. Are Investors Underestimating the Risk of a Recession?

    We discuss why investors should pay more attention to the signs that the probability ...
  4. Vanguard Economist: 1% Fed Rate is New Normal

    Here's why Vanguard's global chief economist predicts a federal funds rate of 1% ...
  5. Effective Date of Alcoa Business Split Revealed ...

    Alcoa announced that its board of directors has green-lighted the separation into ...
  6. Number of Banks That Charge Clients for Cash ...

    In August 2016, two years after the ECB's decision to cut rates below zero, a few ...
  1. How Retirees Should Think About Market Corrections

    Stock market corrections can be scary for retirees living off their investment income. ...
  2. Effective Date of Alcoa Business Split Revealed ...

    Alcoa announced that its board of directors has green-lighted the separation into ...
  3. Number of Banks That Charge Clients for Cash ...

    In August 2016, two years after the ECB's decision to cut rates below zero, a few ...
  4. Markets Slump Despite GDP Upgrade (SPY, VTI)

    America’s economy grew more than expected, but investors aren’t rejoicing.
  5. How Bad Is China from the Perspectives of U.S. ...

    Many U.S. companies espoused a positive view of China's economic outlook, even though ...
  6. How Sustainable Is Whole Foods' Competitive Advantage? ...

    Whole Foods Market has built an economic moat on strong brand identity, but it could ...
  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. How do property rights affect externalities and market failure?

    Most economic externalities can be efficiently solved through a system of private property rights, where costs and benefits ...
  2. What happens to the US dollar during a trade deficit?

    Learn what happens to the U.S. dollar during trade deficits. Trade deficits happen when imports exceed exports leading foreigners ...
  3. Can real interest rates be negative?

    Discover the circumstances that can cause real interest rates to be negative and learn how to calculate the values of real ...
  4. Which countries have the highest tariffs?

    Find out which countries have the most restrictive import tariffs on international products as ranked from data collected ...
  1. 4 Stages Of The Economic Cycle

    Learn about the general outline of an economic cycle to determine which sector to ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Applicable Federal Rate - AFR

    Rates published monthly by the IRS for federal income tax purposes. These rates are used to calculate assigned interest charges. ...
  2. Foreign Exchange Reserves

    Foreign exchange reserves are reserve assets held by a central bank in foreign currencies, used to back liabilities on their ...
  3. North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA

    A regulation implemented on Jan. 1, 1994, that decreased and eventually eliminated tariffs to encourage economic activity ...
  4. Trickle-Down Theory

    An economic idea which states that decreasing marginal and capital gains tax rates - especially for corporations, investors ...
  5. Derivative

    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  6. Fiduciary

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or persons to manage assets.
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