Macroeconomics

  1. Bye Bye Austerity, Hello Fiscal Easing

    Policymakers are changing their tone on fiscal policy. We assess the potential for ...
  2. The Complicated Relationship Between Negative ...

    We examine the multiple factors behind the lackluster stock market performance in ...
  3. Is GDP Really an Accurate Measure of Economic ...

    What does GDP tell us about real economic growth or well-being? It turns out that ...
  4. Why the Correlation Between the Dollar and Equities ...

    The correlation between U.S. dollars and equities can change based on macroeconomic ...
  5. Chart of the Week: The Good News About Global ...

    This week's chart shows the new BlackRock Macro GPS economic indicator and the good ...
  6. 3 Books the CEO of Itaú Unibanco is Reading (ITUB)

    The summer reading list of Roberto Setubal, the CEO of Itaú Unibanco, includes novels ...
  1. Is GDP Really an Accurate Measure of Economic ...

    What does GDP tell us about real economic growth or well-being? It turns out that ...
  2. Why the Correlation Between the Dollar and Equities ...

    The correlation between U.S. dollars and equities can change based on macroeconomic ...
  3. 3 Books the CEO of Itaú Unibanco is Reading (ITUB)

    The summer reading list of Roberto Setubal, the CEO of Itaú Unibanco, includes novels ...
  4. The 6 Most Common Explanations for Economic Stagnation

    Professional economists disagree about why the global economy has stagnated since ...
  5. Top 3 Books to Learn About Blockchain

    Here are reviews of three of the best available books on blockchain, a relatively ...
  6. VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN: 6 ...

    The VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN fell by over 80% between January and ...
  1. Economics Basics

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

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

    Find out everything you need to know about macroeconomics.
  4. All About Inflation

    What causes inflation? How does it affect your investments and standard of living? ...
  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  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. 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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