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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. ...
News & Updates
July 31, 2014 Clean trillion dollars needed for 'green' investment
China - The îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî and the Fridjof Nansent Foundation, together with the Development Research Centre of the State Council, have launched the initiative âGreening...
Standard & Poor’s declared Argentina in default on its foreign-currency obligations after the government missed a deadline for paying interest on $13 billion of restructured bonds.
July 31, 2014 America's Unprecedented Confidence Gap
Minyanville - Yesterday, îthe Conference Boardî reported that its index of consumer confidence ... believing that loose monetary policy can keep the markets afloat no matter the îsocialî or political...
Research & Insights
July 31, 2014 Greenspan Says Stocks to See ‘Significant Correction’Source: Bloomberg
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said equity markets will see a decline at some point after surging for the past several years. “The stock market has recovered so sharply for so long, you have to assume somewhere...
July 31, 2014 Market Structure Map - Missing VolumeSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
Weak volumes would seem cause for concern. It suggests a lack of consuming. It’s happening more on the NYSE than the NASDAQ. In 2009, the NYSE averaged 2.6 billion shares daily, about $82 billion of dollar-flow. In 2014 so far,...
Source: Fuel Fix
Both energy companies and consuming countries who still think appeasing Russian President Vladimir Putin will solve their long term problems need to think again. Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about why we must stand up to energy...
Commentary & Opinion
July 17, 2014 Bubble Paranoia Setting in as S&P 500 Surge Stirs AngstSource: 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...
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...
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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