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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

August 22, 2014 Need for Global Energy Security

Source: World Policy Blog

The development of a sustainable, long-term solution to meeting the world’s energy needs is one of the defining issues of our time. The risks of getting our energy policies wrong are considerable and the consequences large, as...

August 22, 2014 Five top-performing global funds that have justified their fees

FE Trustnet - The fundâs îMSCIî AC World benchmark has gained 71.1 per cent over the ... Rhodes prioritises dividend growth above all else, believing finding companies with îsustainableî policies is...

August 22, 2014 S&P 500 sets record close on signs of healthier economy

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.

Research & Insights

August 22, 2014 Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line?

Source: Entrepreneur

Cold-blooded? Unfeeling? Exploitive? In a way, that's Sullivan's stock in trade. The Vice Fund is one of the few remaining "sin" funds that advertise their investment in alcohol, tobacco, gaming and defense stocks. Proponents are...

August 21, 2014 Market Structure Map - Tray Dat

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

So here’s what’s happening. The SEC in June directed exchanges and Finra, the regulatory body for brokerages, to develop a plan for testing wider spreads in stocks. The SEC wants three test groups for a year-long pilot program. ...[more]

August 14, 2014 Market Structure Map - Buy The Rights

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

The market-structure mashup recently took a somewhat bizarre turn. InterContinental Exchange, owner of the NYSE, bought the rights to high-speed trading patents.[more]

Commentary & Opinion

August 8, 2014 The Federal Reserve Is Telling Us The Economy Is Pitiful

Source: Huff Post

Fewer than one-third of Americans report being better off financially than they were five years ago, with weak household savings and hefty debt burdens holding back large segments of the economy, according to a new Federal...

July 17, 2014 Bubble Paranoia Setting in as S&P 500 Surge Stirs Angst

Source: 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...


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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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