Financialization



Next video:
Loading the player...

Financialization is an increase in the size and importance of a country’s financial sector relative to its overall economy. Financialization has occurred as countries have shifted away from industrial capitalism. This impacts both the macroeconomy and the microeconomy by changing financial marketsm and by influencing corporate behavior and economic policy.

 

Related Articles
  1. Investing

    Understanding the Financial Sector

    The financial sector is a category of stocks comprised of firms that provide financial services to commercial and retail customers.
  2. ETFs & Mutual Funds

    Financial Funds Provide Diversity ... And Risk

    Sector funds can provide maximum exposure to financial industry stocks, but this benefit is a double-edged sword.
  3. Markets

    Understanding Capital And Financial Accounts In The Balance Of Payments

    The current, capital and financial accounts compose a nation's balance of payments.
  4. Markets

    The Balance Of Trade

    The balance of trade is the difference between a country’s imports and exports. A trade deficit occurs when a country buys or imports more goods from other countries than it sells or exports. ...
  5. Trading

    Main Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    The exchange rate is one of the most important determinants of a country's relative level of economic health, and can impact your returns.
  6. Managing Wealth

    Tech Stocks Vs. Financial Stocks in 2016

    Consider the arguments for allocating more of your investment portfolio to either the technology sector or the financial sector for 2016.
  7. Trading

    6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    An in depth look at out how a currency's relative value reflects a country's economic health and impacts your investment returns.
  8. Markets

    5 Economic Effects Of Country Liberalization

    Liberalization provides new opportunities for diversification and profit.
  9. Financial Advisor

    Do Financial Analysts Need Financial Advisors?

    Financial analysts are very knowledgable about investments, but that doesn't mean they couldn't use advice on how to manage their own finances.
  10. Markets

    Evaluating Country Risk For International Investing

    Investing overseas begins with determining the risk of the country's investment climate.
Hot Definitions
  1. Duration

    A measure of the sensitivity of the price (the value of principal) of a fixed-income investment to a change in interest rates. ...
  2. Dove

    An economic policy advisor who promotes monetary policies that involve the maintenance of low interest rates, believing that ...
  3. Cyclical Stock

    An equity security whose price is affected by ups and downs in the overall economy. Cyclical stocks typically relate to companies ...
  4. Front Running

    The unethical practice of a broker trading an equity based on information from the analyst department before his or her clients ...
  5. After-Hours Trading - AHT

    Trading after regular trading hours on the major exchanges. The increasing popularity of electronic communication networks ...
  6. Omnibus Account

    An account between two futures merchants (brokers). It involves the transaction of individual accounts which are combined ...
Trading Center