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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
December 11, 2013 European stocks restore stability broadly
aastocks.com - îSTOXXî Europe 600 Index opened flat at 315. CAC 40 rebounded 0.4% to 4108, ending its downtrend yesterday. FTSE 100 added 4 pts to 6527. DAX reached its early peak at 9122, and is now trading 1 pt...
December 11, 2013 2 Years and 900 Pages Later, the Volcker Rule Gets the Green LightSource: Time
Five regulatory agencies signed off on the Volcker rule on Tuesday, bringing their two-year struggle to define the regulations to a close, sort of. In theory it will stop big banks from making risky trades that pose a threat to...
December 10, 2013 U.S. household wealth reaches record highSource: USA Today
A surging stock market and a steady recovery in home prices drove Americans' wealth to a record last summer. The nation's wealth rose 2.6% from July through September to $77.3 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Household...
Research & Insights
December 4, 2013 Keeping Shareholders in the Dark - EditorialSource: NY Times
Protecting investors and ensuring proper corporate governance are the essence of the mission of the Securities and Exchange Commission. But you wouldn’t know that from the recent actions of the agency and its chairwoman, Mary Jo...
December 1, 2013 Is Every Day Black Friday' How Climate Inaction And Hypermaterialism Betray Our Children
Think Progress - It is perhaps the inevitable outcome of a country whose citizens are commonly referred to as âconsumers.â So what better time to think about how the global economic system is a Ponzi ... scheme is...
November 23, 2013 The New Normalcy: Lawrence Summers & Paul Krugman’s Pall on ParadeSource: Peter D. Kinder
No administration was more tumultuous than Woodrow Wilson’s second (1917-21): World War I entered and won; the fight over the League of Nations; Prohibition’s start; the influenza pandemic; the Red Scare and dragnet; women got...
Commentary & Opinion
Reuters - NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Only 22 percent of Americans trust the financial system. Despite a broad stock market rally since the financial crisis officially ended, public distrust of banks and investment...
A new report shows the rate of progress on decarbonising the global economy is too slow to meet carbon reduction targets, as CEOs continue to focus on growth, resilience and reputation
October 18, 2013 Summary of Economic Reports by Federal Reserve District BanksSource: Bloomberg
Following is a summary of U.S. economic conditions as reported by the 12 Federal Reserve district banks in the central bank’s latest regional survey, also known as the Beige Book. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago prepared 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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