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Macroeconomics

  1. What is QE3 (quantitative easing)?

  2. How is Libor determined?

  3. What are austerity measures?

  4. Why do interest rates change?

  5. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

  6. What does deflation mean to investors?

  7. What is a trade deficit and what effect will it have on the stock market?

  8. How do open market operations affect the U.S. money supply?

  9. What is the difference between LIBOR, LIBID and LIMEAN?

  10. What is the difference between LIBID and LIBOR?

  11. What was the Marshall Plan?

  12. The real rate of return is the amount of interest earned over and above the:

  13. The interest rate used to define the “risk-free” rate of return is the

  14. Which is not a process the Federal Reserve uses to control the level of business activity?

  15. Out of which international body did the World Trade Organization emerge?

  16. Which is NOT an element of Keynesian expenditure?

  17. What is the Mont Pelerin Society?

  18. What is the Keynesian multiplier?

  19. Why aren't economists rich?

  20. What was the most miserable day for financial markets according to the Misery Index?

  21. What is the gold standard?

  22. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

  23. Is there a correlation between inflation and house prices?

  24. When did the U.S. start using paper money?

  25. What is a "force majeure"?

  26. What currency is affected by the interest rate decisions of the Bank of England (BoE)?

  27. What is the difference between inflation and stagflation?

  28. What is the salad oil scandal?

  29. Which of the following are tools that are employed by the Federal Reserve in its efforts to control the money supply?

  30. Why are P/E ratios generally higher during times of low inflation?

  31. What is the candle maker's petition?

  32. What's the difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics?

  33. How do interest rate changes implemented by the Fed affect the stock market?

  34. How does the government influence the securities market?

  35. What causes a recession?

  36. What is comparative advantage?

  37. Who determines interest rates?

  38. Why do interest rates tend to have an inverse relationship with bond prices?

  39. Do hedge funds and mutual funds invest in commodities in high inflation environments?

  40. How does the marginal tax rate system work?

  41. Who is Mr. Copper?

  42. Why do low interest rates cause investors to shy away from the bond market?

  43. What is the relationship between oil prices and inflation?

  44. Are oil prices and interest rates correlated?

  45. How do central banks acquire currency reserves and how much are they required to hold?

  46. What risks do organizations face when engaging in international finance activities?

  47. What is the relationship between the PPI and the CPI?

  48. What economic indicators are especially important to oil traders?

  49. What is inflation and how should it affect my investing?

  50. How do central banks inject money into the economy?

  51. What does a cut in interest rates mean for the stock market?

  52. What is the broken window fallacy?

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