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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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April 18, 2014 Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

Source: CNBC

US stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.

April 18, 2014 Investors' Love Affair with Europe Draws to an End

Morningstar - European equities have led developed stock market gains over the past 12 months, but global ETF investors started profit-taking in the asset class in March, with ETFs tracking the Euro îStoxxî 50 index...

April 18, 2014 When Janet Yellen Speaks The Market Hears A Dove, But That Isn't Her Message

Source: Forbes

At some point during Chair Yellen’s tenure people will likely begin to see the pragmatic central banker she has been. Wednesday’s luncheon speech to the Economic Club of New York was a step in that direction, once everyone sifts...

Research & Insights

April 17, 2014 Market Structure Map - Fires, Crashes and Kill Switches

Source: Tim Quest, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Suppose the engine of your vehicle was on fire. The logical response would be to shut it off. But what if you were traveling at highway speed and killing the fuel supply meant you had no power breaks or steering? What if your...[more]

April 17, 2014 When Shareholder Activism Goes Too Far

Source: Bloomberg

Has investor activism gone too far? Some shareholder champions are beginning to think so, and they may have a point. To them, a handful of hyperactivists, mostly hedge funds, has hijacked the shareholder-rights movement -- a...

April 10, 2014 Market Structure Map - The Recovery

Source: Tim Quest, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

I think the chief reason for the recent swoon in stocks was not anemia in the job market but a sort of investor outrage. You can’t troll a trading periodical or blog or forum without wading through rants on why Michael Lewis,...[more]

Commentary & Opinion

April 4, 2014 Affluent Investors to Socially Responsible Investing: We're Just Not That into You

Source: Millionaire Corner

Affluent investors consider many factors in selecting investments, but social responsibility is not chiefly among them, according to new wealth level studies conducted by Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner

March 28, 2014 Poll: Which ESG Factors Are You Most Able to Include in Your Investment Decisions

Source: Enterprising Investor

For many investors, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are material considerations in investment decisions. ESG issues include air and water pollution, climate change, employee retention, data protection,...

March 21, 2014 Americans Again Pick Environment Over Economic Growth

Source: Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans are more likely to say protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Since 2009, during the economic downturn, Americans generally prioritized...


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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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