Economics

  1. Euler's Constant

    Euler's constant is a mathematical constant recurring in analysis and number theory, usually denoted by the lowercase Greek ...
  2. Legend

    A legend is a statement on a stock certificate noting restrictions on the transfer of the stock, often due to SEC requirements ...
  3. London Stock Exchange - LSE

    The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is the primary stock exchange in the U.K. and the largest in Europe. The FTSE is the main ...
  4. SEC Form DFAN14A

    SEC Form DFAN14A is a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission for non-management proxy solicitations not ...
  5. SEC Form PX14A6G

    SEC Form PX14A6G is a Notice of Exempt Solicitation filed with the SEC that notifies shareholders it is exempt from conventional ...
  6. SEC Form U-3A-2

    SEC Form U-3A-2 was a form required to be filed with the SEC for exemption from the Public Utilities Company Holding Act ...
  7. Who were the original Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) companies?

    Discover how the 12 original companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average reflected broad market trends and how the present ...
  8. What is the difference between macroeconomics and finance?

    Dive into the world of economics by learning the key differences between macroeconomics and finance. These ideas help investors ...
  9. Downside

    Downside is the negative movement in the price of a security, sector or market.
  10. What are some examples of risks associated with financial markets?

    Find out about the different types of risks for different classes of assets including volatility, counterparty risk and default ...
  11. What does market segmentation theory assume about interest rates?

    Learn how the market segmentation theory for different maturities of interest rates seeks to describe the shape of the yield ...
  12. How does the price of oil affect Venezuela's economy?

    Learn how the price of oil has a direct relationship with Venezuela's economy.
  13. How Dividends Affect Stock Prices

    Find out how dividends affect the underlying stock's price, the role of market psychology, and how to predict price changes ...
  14. Volume of Trade

    Volume of trade is the total quantity of shares or contracts traded for a specified security.
  15. How To Calculate Return On Investment (ROI)

    Return on investment allows an investor to evaluate the performance of an investment and compare it to others in his or her ...
  16. Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG)

    The Intermarket Surveillance Group monitors for manipulative and fraudulent market practices, and shares information between ...
  17. Regional Asset Liquidation Agreement (RALA)

    A Regional Asset Liquidation Agreement is between an asset manager and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for the ...
  18. What is the Federal Reserve Board's market risk capital rule?

    Learn about the market risk capital rule enacted by the Federal Reserve, and understand how this it reflects Basel III international ...
  19. G.19 Report

    The G.19 report is a monthly statistical report from the U.S. Federal Reserve that shows outstanding credit extended to individuals.
  20. Is the banking sector a good choice for value investing?

    Find out why the banking sector is attractive to value investors who typically look to buy discounted stocks during times ...
  21. How do you calculate the income effect distinctly from the price effect?

    Learn more about how the income and substitution effects operate in economics and how to separate either of these while calculating ...
  22. National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO)

    The National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO) is an SEC regulation requiring brokers to trade at the best available ask or bid price ...
  23. Net Interest Income

    Net interest income is the difference between the revenue that is generated from a bank's assets and the expenses associated ...
  24. Participation Rate

    The labor force participation rate measures an economy's active labor force and is the sum of all employed workers divided ...
  25. Human Development Index - HDI

    The Human Development Index (HDI) is a tool developed by the United Nations to measure and rank countries' levels of social ...
  26. What's included in a country's balance of payments?

    Learn about the many types of transactions that are recorded in a country's balance of payments, including the current, capital ...
  27. How asset-price inflation and economic growth differ

    Read about the difference between asset-price inflation and real economic growth, and why a rising stock market or housing ...
  28. How does regulation impact the electronics sector?

    Learn more about production regulation in the electronics industry and how these regulations may contribute to lesser productivity ...
  29. How do economists measure externalities?

    Learn the definition of positive and negative externalities and which methods economists use to measure externalities in ...
  30. What are some of the limitations and drawbacks of economics as a field?

    Find out why the field of economics is full of controversy. Policy decisions, political campaigns and personal finances are ...
  31. What is 'marginalism' in microeconomics, and why is it important?

    Find out why marginalism is such an important concept in microeconomic theory, and what economists mean by marginal utility ...
  32. What is the concept of utility in microeconomics?

    Read about the concept of utility in microeconomics, and learn why economists disagree about its usefulness in the analysis ...
  33. How do you compare the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)?

    See how the Dow Jones Industrial Average and TSX Composite move according to factors in their respective countries and global ...
  34. How does quantitative easing in the U.S. affect the stock market?

    Read about the impacts of quantitative easing, or QE, on prices in the stock market, and learn some of the possible implications ...
  35. Why doesn't Warren Buffett split Berkshire Hathaway stock?

    Warren Buffet's fundamental approach to investing explains his no-split policy on Berkshire Hathaway stock.
  36. Which consumer goods do Americans buy the most of?

    Learn about the consumer goods sector, which accounts for nearly one-third of consumer spending, as well as which goods account ...
  37. What's the difference between return on sales (ROS) and operating margin?

    Read about the differences between return on sales and operating margin, two accounting ratios used to compare profitability.
  38. Brunei Investment Agency

    The Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) holds and manages the country of Brunei’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF) and its external ...
  39. When can you trade the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)?

    Find out when you can trade shares linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average during NYSE and Nasdaq trading sessions.
  40. How are interest rates related to open market operations?

    Learn about open market operations and how this monetary policy tool impacts interest rates. Find out how the Fed combats ...
  41. Measuring economic conditions of countries with substantial foreign investment: Gross national income or gross domestic product?

    Discover why gross national income may be a better metric of an economy than gross domestic product when an economy has substantial ...
  42. How is the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) represented in the security market line (SML)?

    Learn the definition of the capital asset pricing model and how CAPM is used in the calculation and graph of the security ...
  43. How are capitalism and private property related?

    Capitalism is built on the free exchange of goods and services between different parties; private property is a crucial part ...
  44. How much do changes in interest rates affect the profitability of the insurance sector?

    Learn about the relationship between interest rates and insurance company profitability, and how interest rates can affect ...
  45. How do the risks of large cap stocks differ from the risks of small-cap stocks?

    Understand the important differences between large- and small-cap companies, as well as what makes small-cap firms a more ...
  46. How do leverage ratios help to regulate how much banks lend or invest?

    Learn what leverage ratios mean for banks, how regulators restrict leverage, and what impact ratios have on a bank's ability ...
  47. In what situations does it benefit a company to buy back outstanding shares?

    Learn about the reasons a company may choose to buy back its outstanding shares, such as reducing the cost of capital and ...
  48. Which investments have the highest historical returns?

    Stocks are historically considered the best investment in terms of rate of return, outperforming other instruments, including ...
  49. Were there any periods of major deflation in U.S. history?

    Learn about major periods of price deflation in the United States, particularly in the 19th century, when falling prices ...
  50. What is considered a good interest rate for a certificate of deposit (CD)?

    Explore the various options available with certificates of deposit and discover how to find the most lucrative rates.
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