Economics

  1. Deleveraging: What It Means to Corporate America

    How companies can use deleveraging—reducing debt—to be more profitable.
  2. Speed-Read SEC Filings for Hot Stock Picks

    SEC filings can be a headache. Read out how to speed-read through your stock research.
  3. How is a company's share price determined?

    Understand the concept behind the Gordon growth model and what it is used to measure. Learn how a company's share price is ...
  4. How Dividends Affect Stockholders' Equity

    Find out how dividends affect a company's stockholders' equity and how the accounting process changes based on the type of ...
  5. What Is Beta and How to Calculate Beta in Excel

    We compare the Beta values obtained from financial sources. Also, how to compute Beta using Excel.
  6. Consumer Confidence Vs. Consumer Sentiment

    Is there any real difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment?
  7. How Dividends Affect Stock Prices

    Find out how dividends affect the price of the underlying stock, the role of market psychology and how to predict price changes ...
  8. Case Study: The Collapse of Lehman Brothers

    Lehman Brothers survived many financial crises in its long history. Find out what finally drove it to bankruptcy.
  9. Commodity Price Risk

    Commodity price risk is uncertainty from changing prices that adversely impacts the financial results of those who both use ...
  10. Farmers Home Administration - FmHA

    The Farmers Home Administration - FmHA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist farmers with financing ...
  11. Capitalization Rate

    The capitalization rate is the rate of return on a real estate investment property based on the income that the property ...
  12. Short and Distort: Bear Market Stock Manipulation

    Here's how to avoid getting caught by short and distort scams.
  13. What is the Difference Between Liquidity and Liquid Assets?

    Liquid assets can easily be converted into cash. Liquidity is the ability of a business to pay its debts using its liquid ...
  14. What are the types of share capital?

    Companies obtain share capital by selling ownership shares to the public. The two types of share capital are common stock and preferred ...
  15. Quantitative Easing 2 – QE2

    QE2 was the second round of the Federal Reserve's bond buying program that began in November, 2010.
  16. MCF - Thousand Cubic Feet

    MCF is an abbreviation derived from the Roman numeral 'M' for a thousand. It is put together with cubic feet (CF) to measure ...
  17. How Interest Rates Affect Property Values

    When interest rates fall, real estate prices tend to increase. Why? Find out here.
  18. Crop Yield

    A crop yield is a measurement of the amount of agricultural production harvested per unit of land area.
  19. Brexit

    Brexit refers to Britain's leaving the European Union, which is slated to happen at the end of March 2019.
  20. Fast Fashion

    "Fast fashion” is used by fashion retailers to describe inexpensive designs that move quickly from the catwalk to stores ...
  21. Funding Currency

    A funding currency is exchanged in a currency carry trade. Typically it under performs during times of economic optimism ...
  22. Forward Guidance

    Forward guidance are verbal assurances from a country’s central bank to the public about its intended monetary policies. ...
  23. Introduction to Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To 'find your game' in technical analysis, you need to recognize price patterns as they form.
  24. Four Misconceptions About Free Markets

    These free market fallacies have hounded economists since the days of Adam Smith.
  25. What are the Components of Shareholders' Equity?

    Understanding company valuation figures, such as shareholders' equity, is crucial in assessing a business.
  26. Federal Reserve Note

    A Federal Reserve Note is the physical bills that are held in banks, stores, and peoples wallet.
  27. Bureau of Labor Statistics – BLS

    A government agency that produces a range of economic data which reflect the state of the U.S. economy.
  28. Haircut

    A haircut is the difference between prices at which a market maker can buy and sell a security or the percentage by which ...
  29. Swap Curve

    A swap curve identifies the relationship between swap rates at varying maturities.
  30. National Securities Markets Improvement Act - NSMIA

    The National Securities Markets Improvement Act is a law passed in 1996 to simplify securities regulation in the U.S. by ...
  31. Beige Book

    The Beige Book is a qualitative review of economic conditions published eight times per year by the Federal Reserve.
  32. Base Metals

    Base metals such as aluminum, copper and zinc are widely used in commercial and industrial applications such as construction ...
  33. Equity Participation

    Equity participation is the ownership of shares in a company or property.
  34. FTSE NASDAQ 500 Index

    The FTSE NASDAQ 500 is one of four indexes in the FTSE NASDAQ Index series first introduced in July of 2005 and discontinued ...
  35. London Interbank Bid Rate - Libid

    Libid is the average interest rate which major London banks bid for eurocurrency deposits from other banks.
  36. Government Shutdown

    Government shutdown is the closure of nonessential government offices due to lack of approval on the budget for the upcoming ...
  37. Collateralized Borrowing and Lending Obligation - CBLO

    A collateralized borrowing and lending obligation (CBLO) is a money market instrument that represents an obligation between ...
  38. Bank Bill Swap Bid Rate - BBSY

    Bank Bill Swap Bid Rate (BBSY) is the interest rate used in the financial markets for the pricing of Australian dollar securities, ...
  39. Helicopter Drop (Helicopter Money)

    A helicopter drop is a hypothetical, unconventional monetary policy tool aimed at injecting cash directly to the public. ...
  40. Price Inflation

    Price inflation is the increase in a collection of goods and services over a certain time period.
  41. Overheated Economy

    An overheated economy is one that is expanding at an unsustainable pace.
  42. 5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    Find out how to stop chasing the market and start leading it.
  43. Barriers To Exit

    Barriers to exit are obstacles or impediments that prevent a company from exiting a market.
  44. Hard Landing

    A hard landing refers to a marked economic slowdown or downturn following a period of rapid growth.
  45. Blue Chip Indicator

    Blue chip indicators seek to track the performance of the most widely owned stocks through indexes like the Dow Jones Industrial ...
  46. Tap Issue

    A tap issue is a procedure that allows borrowers to sell bonds or other short-term debt instruments from past issues.
  47. Civilian Labor Force

    Civilian labor force is a term used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to refer to Americans whom it considers either employed ...
  48. Blue-Chip Index

    A blue-chip index seeks to track the performance of financially stable, well-established companies that provide investors ...
  49. ADP National Employment Report

    ADP National Employment Report is a monthly economic data release tracking levels of nonfarm private employment in the U.S.
  50. Autonomous Investment

    Autonomous investment is an investment in a country that made without regard to the level of economic growth.
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