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  1. Brexit: Winners and Losers

    As post-Brexit discussions between the U.K. and Europe heat up, we analyze the ongoing winners and losers from these negotiations. ...
  2. How to Achieve Real Diversification in Your Portfolio

    Sometimes traditional asset allocation and diversification aren't enough to grow your investments.
  3. The Corporate Sector Has Suddenly Come Alive

    The behavior of corporate America has changed profoundly during the last nine months or so.
  4. Financial Regulators: Who They Are and What They Do

    Find out how these financial regulators govern the financial markets.
  5. 4 Characteristics of Recession-Proof Companies

    Investors can find profitable companies – even in a recession. It's all about knowing where to look.
  6. Quantitative Easing is Now a Fixture, Not a Temporary Patch

    Rather than being a temporary patch, QE (quantitative easing) is now a fixture in global economic policy, for good or for ...
  7. Recession: What Does It Mean To Investors?

    Understanding the business cycle and your own investment style can help you cope with economic downturns.
  8. How Do Asset Bubbles Cause Recessions?

    Understand how asset bubbles often lead to deep, protracted recessions. Read about historical examples of recessions preceded ...
  9. Recessions and Depressions Aren't So Bad

    Downturns are a natural part of the economic cycle and actually provide some benefits.
  10. The Impact of a Fed Interest Rate Hike

    The Federal Reserve recently raised benchmark interest rates. With much attention on the Fed's policy, here's what happens ...
  11. Why You Shouldn't Sweat Short-Term Market Moves

    Investing for the long term is what counts, not timing the market.
  12. How Will the Fed Reduce its Balance Sheet?

    A decade removed from the financial crisis the Federal Reserve has begun the task of unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance ...
  13. This Is One of the Best Books on Markets I’ve Ever Read

    "The Misbehavior of Markets" will force you to think and then rethink your entire approach to understanding markets and economies. ...
  14. How Young Investors Can Benefit from a Down Market

    A market correction provides potential upside for young investors.
  15. What Happens If the Market Crashes?

    There are ways to prepare for bear markets without having to predict when they will happen.
  16. The Financial Effects of a Natural Disaster

    We're all subject to Mother Nature's whims – and the damage can have far-reaching effects.
  17. Explaining The World Through Macroeconomic Analysis

    From unemployment and inflation to government policy, learn what macroeconomics measures and how it affects everyone.
  18. Stagflation, 1970s Style

    Find out how Milton Friedman's monetarist theory helped bring the U.S. out of the economic doldrums.
  19. What Is the World Trade Organization?

    The WTO sets the global rules of trade. But what exactly does it do and why do so many oppose it?
  20. Inflation's Impact on Stock Returns

    When stocks are divided into growth and value categories, the evidence is clear that value stocks perform better in periods ...
  21. What Exactly is a Socialist Economy?

    Socialism's role in the world has changed dramatically in the last several decades.
  22. What Is an Emerging Market Economy?

    Emerging markets provide new investment opportunities, but there are risks to investing in them - both to residents and foreign ...
  23. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac And The Credit Crisis Of 2008

    Is the U.S. Congress' failure to rein in these mortgage giants to blame for the financial fallout?
  24. NAFTA's Winners And Losers

    Trump campaigned on a promise to renegotiate NAFTA. Talks start August 16.
  25. 9 Common Effects of Inflation

    Is inflation ever good? Maybe if you like your job it is.
  26. Why Short-Term Market Results Don't Matter

    The key to successfully investing for the long-term is understanding losses are normal,
  27. Dispelling 3 Myths About the Markets and Economy

    Several myths have taken hold among market watchers lately. Rick seeks to dispel them.
  28. China Owns US Debt, but How Much?

    See how much U.S. debt is actually owned by the Chinese, what it means to the economy, and why China is willing to lend so ...
  29. Trump’s Budget: Unsurprisingly Unrealistic

    History tells us that projections almost always fall short.
  30. The Underlying Forces Affecting Market Indexes

    Stocks are continuing to increase in value. Does that mean it's full-steam ahead? Not necessarily.
  31. Investors: "All We Need Is Just a Little Patience"

    Here's why practicing patience can give you a huge edge over other investors.
  32. Markets Strong in First Half, Time to Rebalance

    The first two quarters of 2017 were good for investors, but it may also mean it's time to rebalance.
  33. The World's Top 10 Economies

    The United States has been the world's largest economy since 1871, but China's growth may soon position it as the leader ...
  34. Is a Recession Coming? Watch the Yield Curve

    The yield curve can be an indicator of which way the economy is heading.
  35. Stocks Will Go Lower Sometime, So Be Prepared

    While no one can guess when the market will go down, these strategies will help protect you.
  36. 6 Proven Strategies for Volatile Markets

    Volatile markets are inevitable. Here are six ways to navigate them.
  37. Investing During Geopolitcal Crises

    In the last year there has been one unexpected geopolitical crisis after another.
  38. The National Debt Explained

    We know it's growing, but we don't know exactly how. An in-depth look why the U.S. Government's debt continues to balloon ...
  39. Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

    GDP is the typical indicator used to measure a country's economic health. Find out what it fails to reveal and how the Genuine ...
  40. What Does the Federal Reserve Do?

    What is the Federal Reserve System and how does it affect interest rates, inflation and the market?
  41. The SEC: A Brief History Of Regulation

    The SEC has continued to make the market a safer place and to learn from and adapt to new scandals and crises.
  42. Now Is a Great Time to Buy a Car

    Auto dealers have too much inventory right now and are offering buyers great incentives to purchase a new set of wheels.
  43. The Origins of the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

    Learn how heavy bond issuance, economic decline, oppressive social spending and a declining population combined to bring ...
  44. How Is the GDP of India Calculated?

    India is a front-runner among developing economies. Investopedia explains how India calculates its GDP, an indicator of economic ...
  45. Stock Ownership Slips, Inequality Creeps

    Americans were hit hard in 2008, but their skittishness since has fueled inequality.
  46. Star Wars: The Economics Of The Galactic Empire

    The Galactic Empire in Star Wars wasn't always so powerful. Intergalactic businesses were always at loggerheads with intergalactiic ...
  47. Don't Panic When the Market Goes Up and Down

    Investing is not a month-to-month proposition. Here's why you need to consider the long term.
  48. The Real Reason Americans Are Falling Behind Financially

    Rising cost of living – not mindless spending – may be what's preventing many Americans from achieving financial security. ...
  49. The Origins Of Greece's Debt Crisis

    The Greek debt crisis has its origins in the fiscal profligacy of previous governments, proving that nations cannot afford ...
  50. Economic Indicator Sources for Brazil

    Once an emerging economic powerhouse, the Brazilian economy is now struggling. Here is the list of primary economic indicators ...
  51. Fiscal Vs. Monetary Policy Pros & Cons

    When it comes to influencing macroeconomic outcomes, governments have typically relied on one of two primary courses of action: ...
  52. Why is Deflation Bad for the Economy?

    Deflation can adversely affect the economy in significant ways.
  53. Okun's Law: Economic Growth And Unemployment

    Unemployment and economic growth? Okun has a law for that.
  54. Standard of Living Vs. Quality of Life

    What is the difference between a standard of living and quality of life? Find out in this breakdown.
  55. Why These European Countries Don't Use the Euro

    The euro is a common currency of the European Union. Yet, many EU countries don’t use the euro. Investopedia explores why.
  56. Industries That Thrive on Recession

    Find out where to turn when looking to invest in a tumultuous market.
  57. Nasdaq Goes to Bat for Company Founders

    Jeff Thomas, Nasdaq's head of West Coast operations, outlines why the exchange is making a case for startups.
  58. 4 Reasons Why Airlines Are Always Struggling

    Why is the airline industry synonymous with ongoing losses and insolvency? We list four reasons.
  59. The Fall of the Market in the Fall of 2008

    How did America's strong economy tumble so quickly? Find out here.
  60. How Central Banks Control the Supply of Money

    A look at the ways central banks pump or drain money from the economy to keep it healthy.
  61. An Introduction to Dark Pools

    Dark pools are an ominous-sounding term for private exchanges or forums for trading securities; unlike stock exchanges, dark ...
  62. The Cost of Unemployment to the Economy

    Unemployment carries many costs, both obvious and hidden, for an economy.
  63. What Is Market Efficiency?

    The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) suggests that stock prices fully reflect all available information in the market. Is ...
  64. Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks

    If you don't realize how big small-cap stocks can be, you'll miss some good investment opportunities.
  65. Main Characteristics of Capitalist Economies

    Commerce is based on the principles of capitalism, but there are few, if any, examples of pure capitalism except in theory.
  66. Interesting Facts About Imports and Exports

    Imports and exports exert a profound influence on the consumer and the economy. Learn what affects these figures, and in ...
  67. The Importance Of Inflation And GDP

    Learn the underlying theories behind these concepts and what they can mean for your portfolio.
  68. A History Of U.S. Monopolies

    These monoliths helped develop the economy and infrastructure at the expense of competition.
  69. The NYSE and Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way these exchanges operate and the securities that trade on them.
  70. How Bull Markets Past and Present Stack Up

    Looking back at the history of bull markets can give some context on where we currently stand.
  71. An Introduction to Stock Market Indices

    Investopedia explains the five most talked about indices and what makes them all different.
  72. 4 Stocks For a Stay-At-Home Economy (GRUB, NFLX)

    As consumers spend more time at home, companies like Sherwin-Williams and Netflix benefit.
  73. Exploring the Current Account in the Balance of Payments

    Learn how a country's current account balance reflects the country's economic health.
  74. What is Money?

    Money: It's a part of everyone's life, and we all want it, but do you know how it gains value and how it is created?
  75. The World's Top 10 Banks

    Learn more about the world's largest banks and how more financial power shifts eastward as China is home to four of the world's ...
  76. The Birth of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  77. How to Calculate the GDP of a Country

    We explain how to calculate the GDP of a country using two different approaches.
  78. The Taylor Rule: An Economic Model For Monetary Policy

    This interest rate forecasting model has helped central banks around the world adjust their rates to balance out inflation. ...
  79. The Five Biggest Stock Market Myths

    Stocks that go down must come up, right? Wrong. We bust this myth and four other common market misconceptions.
  80. How Many People Work in the Coal Industry?

    President Trump has promised to save the coal industry from irrelevance. But how many jobs are really at stake?
  81. A Less Volatile Market Is What We Currently Need

    After an extended run-up in stock prices, a steady market would be good right now.
  82. The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed

    As more states vote in favor of legalizing weed, here's a look at the economic benefits to state economies.
  83. What Are Economies Of Scale?

    Is bigger always better? Read up on the important and often misunderstood concept of economies of scale.
  84. Employers Unite to Cut Employee Healthcare Costs

    Industry's turn: 38 large companies have united as the Health Transformation Alliance in an attempt to cut employee healthcare ...
  85. What Is The Balance Of Payments?

    The balance of payments helps countries to track how much money is coming in and how much money is going out. Learn more ...
  86. The Basics of Tariffs And Trade Barriers

    Everything you need to know - from the different types of tariffs to their effects on the local economy.
  87. What is Fiscal Policy?

    Learn how governments adjust taxes and spending to moderate the economy.
  88. Banks May Be Behind the Drop in Car Sales

    March saw a significant drop in car sales in the United States. Automotive analysts are blaming banks.
  89. How Airbnb Makes Money

    Companies like Airbnb have taken advantage of technological innovations to create platforms that connect individuals to exchange ...
  90. How the Stock Market Works

    Learn what it means to own stocks and shares, why shares exist, and how you buy and sell them.
  91. What Happens When the P/E 10 Ratio Is High?

    Some investors think P/E 10 is one of the best predictors of stock market returns in the long run.
  92. 5 Indicators of An Overvalued Stock Market

    These five financial indicators show that the stock market is alarmingly overvalued.
  93. Prepare Your Portfolio for a Difficult Stock Market

    Don't be too optimistic. Make sure your portfolio is prepared for a market downturn.
  94. Countdown to Brexit: What Is Article 50?

    British PM Theresa May has triggered Article 50, and the divorce process has officially begun.
  95. SNP Plans Second Scottish Independence Referendum

    With UK Prime Minister May ready to trigger Article 50, Scottish politicians are calling for a second independence referendum.
  96. Why the 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yield Matters

    10-year treasury bond yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  97. How to Prepare Yourself for a Market Crash

    Being prepared for the next market crash will ensure you survive and perhaps even benefit from it.
  98. Is Your Portfolio Ready for a Market Crash?

    With the right diversification and risk, your investment portfolio will weather any market crash.
  99. The Stock Market Never Really Changes

    Despite what else is going on in the world, the market and investment strategy never truly changes.
  100. Why Your Portfolio Hasn't Rallied With the Market

    Here are four reasons why your portfolio may be lagging behind a rising equity market.
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