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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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August 31, 2015 Fed, ECB, BOE Officials All Say They See Inflation Rising

Source: Bloomberg

Stronger growth will pull inflation higher in the U.S. and Europe, according to three top central bankers who voiced confidence that their regions will escape from headwinds that are keeping inflation too low.

August 31, 2015 Challenged on Left and Right, the Fed Faces a Decision on Rates

Source: NY Times

Sometime soon — possibly as early as mid-September and probably no later than the end of the year — the Fed plans to raise its benchmark interest rate one-quarter of one percentage point, a mathematically minor move that has...

August 30, 2015 U.S. Stocks Finish Turbulent Week With Modest Gains

Source: Forbes

U.S. stocks had a rather mild finish to what has been an extremely turbulent week on Wall Street.Yet, for the week, all three major indices ended with modest gains.

Research & Insights

August 31, 2015 Central banks can’t save the markets from a crash. They shouldn’t even try

Source: The Guardian

Like children clinging to their parents, stock market traders turned to their central banks last week as they sought protection from the frightening economic figures coming out of China. Surely, they asked, the central banks...

August 31, 2015 Why I Wouldn't Short Berkshire Hathaway

Source: Fox Business

In times like these,with the markets swinging wildly and lower, it's tempting to bet against large companies with broad exposure to the economy at home and abroad. Collapsing oil prices are having a trickle-down effect through...

August 31, 2015 3 reasons markets lost faith in China’s economy, at a glance

Source: Washington Post

For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors...

Commentary & Opinion

August 31, 2015 Corporate Governance And Hedge Fund Activism

Source: ValueWalk

Over the past 25 years, hedge fund activism has emerged as new form of corporate governance mechanism that brings about operational, financial and governance reforms to a corporation. Many prominent business executives and legal...

August 26, 2015 Three big U.S. consumer companies have highest CEO pay gaps - study

Source: Reuters

Popular consumer brands Discovery Communications, Chipotle Mexican Grill and CVS Health Corp pay their chief executive officers more than a thousand times what they pay their typical worker, giving them the biggest internal pay...

August 26, 2015 Farm income seen falling 36% in 2015

Source: CNBC

U.S. farm income is forecast to decline 36 percent in 2015, worse than originally projected—and representing the lowest farm income since 2006, according to the government.


Featured Capital Markets Columnist

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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