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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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News & Updates

April 24, 2014 Stock Exchanges to Study Sustainability Reporting Standards

Social Funds - SocialFunds.com -- A report issued late last year by îEIRISî documented some reasons why stock exchanges have been reluctant to mandate corporate sustainability reporting on their own. According to...

April 24, 2014 Op-Ed: Tri-College Divestment Campaigns: Growing Stronger Together

The Daily Gazette - And â as if to drive home the depths of the industryâs disregard for the health and sustainability of future generations â the report was released on the same day that the...

April 24, 2014 Facebook Q1 revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads

Source: Reuters

Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets. Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at...

Research & Insights

April 24, 2014 Market Structure Map - Monoliths and Microseconds

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

People are getting screwed because they can’t imagine a microsecond.” Well, how about $1 trillion? Can we imagine that? If you want context for the quote, read Michael Lewis’s book, Flash Boys (No. 1 now in NY Times nonfiction)....[more]

April 22, 2014 What to look for in earnings

Source: CNBC

Earnings, earnings, earnings. This week, we will hear from some 150+ S&P 500 companies, so prepare yourself. Expect to hear the same song. For the most part, earnings will beat the expectations. Analysts will sing about the...

April 21, 2014 The Most Important Book Ever Is All Wrong

Source: Bloomberg

It's hard to think of another book on economics published in the past several decades that's been praised as lavishly as Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." The adulation tells you something, though not mainly...

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...


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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