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Capital Markets Information, Definition, News, Research, Articles, Journal - Accountability Central

Capital Markets – a formal definition -- 

The capital markets are the markets for long-term loans and equity capital. Companies and the government can raise funds for long-term investments via the capital markets. The capital markets include the stock market, the bond market, and the primary market. Securities trading on organized capital markets is monitored by the government; new issues are approved by authorities of financial supervision and monitored by participating banks. ...

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July 25, 2014 Brent holds above $107 as supplies outweigh political tensions

Source: Ruters

Brent crude edged higher above $107 a barrel on Friday, on track to end the week flat as plentiful supplies held down any run-up in prices from geopolitical tensions in oil producing regions.

July 25, 2014 UK economy back at pre-crisis level

Source: BBC News

The UK economy grew by 0.8% in second quarter of 2014, official figures show The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show the economy is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak, which was reached in the first...

July 25, 2014 Obama urges Congress to tackle tax loopholes

Source: CBS News

Most of President Obama's West Coast fundraising trip has been spent raising money behind closed doors, but appeared publicly to the Los Angeles Technical College Thursday to push Congress to close loopholes for U.S. businesses...

Research & Insights

July 24, 2014 Market Structure Map - Take and Make

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

What if exchanges stopped paying fast traders to set prices? Oh, you didn’t know? Read on. Off Salt Island in the British Virgins is the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a steamer that sank in an 1867 hurricane. Even if you’re a...[more]

July 22, 2014 The Market Has a Message for the Bulls

Investor Place - And îthe Conference Boardîâs index of leading economic indicators rose 0.3 ... Chair Janet Yellenâs view that âequity valuations of smaller firms as well as îsocialî...

July 17, 2014 Market Structure Map - CYNK Me

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Movie tip: Karen and I took our visiting teenaged nephew to see Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise. Hysterically entertaining. Appropriate for teens (scary monsters but no gore), and gripping for adults! There was a 1982...[more]

Commentary & Opinion

July 17, 2014 Bubble Paranoia Setting in as S&P 500 Surge Stirs Angst

Source: Bloomberg

Two years of uninterrupted gains in U.S. stocks are sowing anxiety among financial professionals, with three in five saying the market is on the verge of a bubble or already in one, the Bloomberg Global Poll found.

July 16, 2014 New report makes case for impact investing

FTSE Global Markets - US investment firm Sonen Capital has published a new report which suggests that impact investment can outperform traditional asset class strategies. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, launched the...

July 3, 2014 Obama: more reforms needed to wring risk from banks - report

Source: Reuters

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he wants additional financial reforms to make sure banks are not tempted to make risky bets that can pay off handsomely for a few if they succeed but can cause widely felt disruptions if...


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Tim Quast is a fifteen-year Investor Relations veteran and founder and managing director of ModernIR.com, which parses and categorizes over a half-billion shares per week with its trading intelligence system, Equity Analysis. Click here for Tim's Columns.

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