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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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News & Updates

May 4, 2016 Google, Fiat Chrysler to partner on self-driving minivans

Source: Reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) unit and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) have agreed to work together to build a fleet of 100 self-driving minivans in the most advanced collaboration to date between Silicon Valley...

May 4, 2016 Blair Says U.K. Will ‘Do Sensible Thing’ and Vote Against Brexit

Source: Bloomberg

Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said he believes British voters will “do the sensible thing” and vote to stay in the European Union in next month’s referendum

May 4, 2016 Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: Puerto Rico crisis is 'immediate and real'

Source: LA Times

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew strived to light a fire under congressional leaders Tuesday by calling the fiscal crisis confronting Puerto Rico "immediate and real," with dire consequences for the island commonwealth's 3.5...

Research & Insights

May 3, 2016 How to Become a Socially Responsible Investor

Source: Press Release Rocket

Socially responsible investing became popular in the 1970s, when controversial political issues such as the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa led investors to withdraw their money from companies supporting policies that...

May 3, 2016 How I stopped worrying and learned to love the EU

Source: American Enterprise Institute

My Eurosceptic bona fides run deep. I wrote my first diatribe against the EU in my teenage years. When I was in university, I interned for the office of the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus – yes, the one who...

May 2, 2016 What Chobani’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan Means for the Middle Class?

Source: Huff Business

The reason for all the attention is that this share of capitalism could possibly add up to something significant, by some reports an average of $150,000 per worker or in the neighborhood of a million dollars for workers with long...

Commentary & Opinion

April 25, 2016 IMF and the global economic outlook

Source: Express Tribune

The World Economic Outlook has acknowledged that although global recovery continues, it does so at a slow and increasingly fragile pace

April 11, 2016 SURVEY SAYS: Socially Conscious Investing

Source: Plan Sponsor

Investing in products based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has been called socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, and most recently coined by the Department of Labor (DOL), economically...

March 31, 2016 Clean energy employs 2.5 million in US: Report

Source: CNBC

The clean energy industry in the U.S. employs over 2.5 million people, according to new analysis released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group.

Featured Capital Markets Columnist

Tim Quast is a fifteen-year Investor Relations veteran and founder and managing director of, 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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