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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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March 27, 2015 Recent Trends In U.S. Land Drilling Market: Re-fracking, Growing Well Inventory, Lower Rig Count

Source: Forbes

The tight oil boom in the United States has been largely responsible for the present turmoil in the global oil markets. Average annual production growth in the U.S. has stood at about 1 million barrels per day over the last four...

March 27, 2015 Gold price runs into profit-taking and firmer dollar

bulliondesk.com - Equities remained easier with the Euro îStoxxî 50 off 0.4 percent the Dow closed down 0.2 percent, but it had earlier been down 0.7 percent. This morning in Asia markets are mixed with the Nikkei off...

March 27, 2015 Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid last-minute anxieties

Source: Reuters

The New York Federal Reserve officials tasked with prying interest rates off the floor have been meeting with bankers and traders to plot how best to do it, amid deep uncertainty over how much control they will really have over...

Research & Insights

March 27, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Only capitalism can save the planet

Source: Reuters

It’s not “sustainable” business when a company takes a long view and targets problems that aren’t going away — it’s smart business.

March 27, 2015 The Only Thing Oil Analysts Can Agree On Is Disagreement

Source: Bloomberg

Standard Chartered Plc’s Paul Horsnell forecasts oil will rise to $90 a barrel in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Francisco Blanch predicts $58. Six months ago, they were just $1 apart.

March 26, 2015 The Four Filters of ESG Performance

Source: Forbes

Michael Muyot, president and founder of CRD Analytics, a leading provider of independent sustainability investment analytics, is an acknowledged leader in sustainable investing. He has developed a unique set of tools that are...

Commentary & Opinion

March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's Future

Source: Michael Shagrin, Fund Fire

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies were hit hard by outflows in 2013 and 2014, and new data suggests that may just be the tip of the iceberg. [more]

March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of Investors

Source: Plan Sponsor

A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.

March 20, 2015 Executive Compensation Disclosures a Wasted Effort?

Source: National Law Review

The 2015 Investor Survey notes that only 38% of institutional investors “believe that information about executive compensation is clear and effectively disclosed” and 65% of them note that the “relation between compensation and...


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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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