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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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February 16, 2018 Stocks rise again. They've regained about half their recent losses

Source: LA Times

Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks rose for the fifth day in a row. Major U.S. stock indexes have now recovered about half of what they lost during the market's dramatic plunge this month

February 16, 2018 SEC rejects sale of Chicago Stock Exchange

Source: MarketWatch

The Securities and Exchanges Commission rejected the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange to a group that includes Chinese investors, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.

February 15, 2018 Amazon dethrones Microsoft to become the world’s third most valuable company

Source: Seattle Times

Amazon stock climbed 2.6 percent Wednesday, giving the company a market value of $702.5 billion and topping Microsoft’s market cap for the first time. The online retailer now trails only Apple and Google’s parent, Alphabet, as...

Research & Insights

February 9, 2018 Stocks Plunge as Market Enters ‘Correction’ Territory

Source: NY Times

After watching stocks march higher for nearly nine years, investors are suddenly confronting a new reality: The long, smooth ride is over. And it doesn’t feel good.

February 9, 2018 Goldman Sachs: Today's Cryptocurrencies Will Go to Zero, But Stronger Digital Currencies May Still Emerge

Source: Fortune

Most, if not all cryptocurrencies on the market today will have further to fall, says Goldman Sachs. But on the bright side, the Amazons and Googles of digital assets could spring up in their wake.

February 9, 2018 Like it or not, the future of cryptocurrency will be determined by bureaucrats

Source: MIT Technology Review

Denizens of the cryptocurrency world ought to get used to rubbing shoulders with regulators. The dark underbelly of the bonanza in initial coin offerings, rising concerns about the security of cryptocurrency exchanges, and a...

Commentary & Opinion

January 17, 2018 State of Green Business Report 2018

Source: GreenBiz

Each year, we take a step back from the headlines and conferences to assess how, and how much, companies were integrating sustainability into business strategy and operations.

January 17, 2018 Fracking is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, says new study

Source: Independent

When comparing environmental, economic and social sustainability, scientists find shale gas extraction ranks seventh out of nine different energy sources

December 18, 2017 What The 2018 Tax Brackets, Standard Deductions, And More Look Like Under Tax Reform

Source: Forbes

With tax reform just around the corner (a vote is scheduled on the conference bill this week), many taxpayers are wondering what it means for 2018.


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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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