Markets FAQs

  1. Is it possible for a country to have a comparative advantage in everything?

  2. What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

  3. What are leading, lagging and coincident indicators?

  4. What caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929 that lead to the Great Depression?

  5. What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500?

  6. Why does unemployment tend to rise during a recession?

  7. What is the difference between a dominant strategy solution and a Nash equilibrium solution?

  8. What factors influence a change in demand elasticity?

  9. How does the stock market affect gross domestic product (GDP)?

  10. Which countries have the highest tariffs?

  11. What are some examples of expansionary monetary policy?

  12. How is a company's stock price and market cap determined?

  13. What are some roles of an investment bank?

  14. Why are there no profits in a perfectly competitive market?

  15. What is the difference between the consumer price index (CPI) and the producer price index (PPI)

  16. How do open market operations affect the money supply of an economy?

  17. Is demand or supply more important to the economy?

  18. What is demand-side economics?

  19. What is the difference between structural unemployment and cyclical unemployment?

  20. What are the different types of price discrimination and how are they used?

  21. How is profit maximized in a monopolistic market?

  22. How True Is 'What's Good for Wall St. Is Bad for Main St.'?

  23. How Can Inflation Be Good for the Economy?

  24. What is the broken window fallacy?

  25. What is the Difference Between a Capitalist System and a Free Market System?

  26. How Does the Law of Supply and Demand Affect Prices?

  27. What are some real-life examples of the 80-20 rule (Pareto Principle) in practice?

  28. How do tariffs protect domestic industries?

  29. How do you calculate GDP with the expenditures approach?

  30. What are specialization and comparative advantage in international trade?

  31. What is the difference between barter and currency systems?

  32. Why is the assumption of ceteris paribus important in determining causation?

  33. What effect has globalization had on international investments?

  34. What impact does economics have on government policy?

  35. What is the difference between the Dow and the Nasdaq?

  36. What is the Difference Between Variable Cost and Fixed Cost in Economics?

  37. What is the Difference Between Real and Nominal Interest Rates?

  38. How do you calculate GDP with the Income Approach?

  39. Which factors can influence a country's balance of trade?

  40. What are some common features of a mixed economic system?

  41. How can marginal utility explain the 'diamond/water paradox'?

  42. Why do economists build assumptions into their economic models?

  43. What is the difference between horizontal integration and vertical integration?

  44. What are some examples of free market economies?

  45. How does inflation affect the exchange rate between two nations?

  46. What are the Four Types of Economic Utility?

  47. What is the Difference Between an Industry and a Sector?

  48. What is the difference between a capital good and a consumer good?

  49. What is the difference between frictional unemployment and structural unemployment?

  50. How Can You Calculate Correlation Using Excel?

  51. What are Common Examples of Monopolistic Markets?

  52. What are some current examples of oligopolies?

  53. What methods can the government use to control inflation?

  54. Where was the Dow Jones when Obama took office?

  55. How did mercantilism affect the colonies of Great Britain?

  56. Is the United States a Market Economy or a Mixed Economy?

  57. What strategies do companies employ to increase market share?

  58. What's the Difference Between a Market Economy and a Command Economy?

  59. What is the difference between upstream and downstream oil and gas operations?

  60. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

  61. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a command economy?

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

  63. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

  64. What's the difference between primary and secondary capital markets?

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

  66. What is the functional difference between GDP and GNP?

  67. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

  68. Consumer Confidence Vs. Consumer Sentiment

  69. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

  70. Halloween's Effect on the Economy

  71. Did the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing add to M1?

  72. What is GDP and why is it so important to economists and investors?

  73. What major laws regulating financial institutions were created in response to the 2008 financial crisis?

  74. How did the Great Recession affect structural unemployment?

  75. Did the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act contribute to the 2008 financial crisis?

  76. How did moral hazard contribute to the 2008 financial crisis?

  77. Who are Whole Foods' (WFM) main competitors?

  78. What does the Dow Jones Industrial Average measure?

  79. What's the difference between the current account and the capital account?

  80. How Do Fiscal and Monetary Policies Affect Aggregate Demand?

  81. What are the Best Measurements of Economic Growth

  82. What is the Difference Between International Monetary Fund and the World Bank?

  83. What is the difference between Inelasticity and Elasticity of Demand?

  84. What are the main arguments in favor of the privatization of public goods?

  85. How Do Fixed and Variable Costs Each Affect the Marginal Cost of Production?

  86. What are the Characteristics of a Monopolistic Market?

  87. Where Did the Bull and Bear Market Get Their Names?

  88. What Factors Cause Shifts in Aggregate Demand?

  89. What is a CUSIP Number?

  90. What are the Major Differences Between a Monopoly and an Oligopoly?

  91. What is the Difference Between Economies of Scope and Economies of Scale?

  92. What Does it Mean When Someone Says That a Stock Went Up X Points? Does This Refer to a Percentage or Numerical Value?

  93. How Does Money Supply Affect Interest Rates?

  94. What is the Utility Function and How is it Calculated?

  95. Who Decides When to Print money in India?

  96. Who or what is Dow Jones?

  97. What were the objectives of the Glass-Steagall Act?

  98. Which United States Presidents have run the largest budget deficits?

  99. How do property rights affect externalities and market failure?

  100. What do economists believe causes economic growth?

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