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343 words • advanced • 2 years, 6 months ago
business
"Jeff Snider wrote a fascinating post yesterday on the yield curve and its usefulness as an economic indicator. Many have suggested recently that we wont see a recession without first seeing the yield curve invert. Jeff contracts this idea by suggesti..."
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348 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"Economists look at the US Treasury yield curve as an indication of the health of theeconomy. Treasury bonds are considered the safest non-cash asset investors can investtheirmoney in and so serve as the place many economists and strategists look to g..."

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666 words • intermediate • 4 years, 3 months ago
"One of the most popular and unusual charts in labor market economics is the Beveridge Curve,  which tracks the relationship between job openings and the unemployment rate. The curve shows that, in general, as the unemployment rate rises the number of..."
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170 words • advanced • 2 years, 10 months ago
finance, business
Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy talking glossary of financial terms and events. Our word of the day is “Laffer Curve” Laffer Curve is a curved graph ...

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347 words • advanced • 4 years, 5 months ago
"There are very few market indicators that can predict recessions without sending out false positives. The yield curve is one of them. At a breakfast earlier today, LPL Financial's Jeffrey Kleintop noted that the yield curve inverted just prior to eve..."
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289 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Vincent / Flickr, CCIn terms of recession indicators, you can't do much better than the yield curve. The difference inyield between long-term and short-term bonds has presaged every US recession in the past 50 years and is considered one of the best ..."

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549 words • advanced • 2 years, 10 months ago
business
"WikimediaEconomists have long sought to find the magical indicators that foretell an economic recession. After crunching through all the data, some have argued that there two indicators that stand above the rest: the yield curveand abroad index of e..."
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504 words • intermediate • 5 years, 10 months ago
What Is Perfectly Competitive? [6/29] by openlectures Now that you know how to analyse the structure of a market, let's move on to the first kind of market y...
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538 words • advanced • 5 years, 10 months ago
Equilibrium Price And Output [14/29] by openlectures Now let's look at how equilibrium price and output is determined in a monopoly. It is significantly diff...
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"Here's a word no one wants to hear: "recession." Headline payroll gains were strong in 2014 and GDP growth has been above 3% in four of the last five quarters. So everything is good, right? Well, one indicator that has a perfect record of predicting ..."

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504 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
business
"The noise surrounding the U.S. Interest Rate Market has been all Fed all the time. For headlines and theory, thats great. For market participants who live in the real world, we like to focus on what the market is actually doing, not what a group of e..."
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346 words • advanced • 3 years, 8 months ago
"The New York Times has an article in The Upshot today, which shows the yield curve over time in a nifty map. They also show the topography for yields in Germany and Japan. One conclusion they come to for the US: The yield curve is fairly flat, whic..."
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349 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"It's the 28th anniversary of Black Monday, when in 1987, the Dow had its worst day ever and plunged 22.6%. Surprisingly, for at least another four years from Black Monday, there was no recession or bear market. One thing that could have signaled impe..."
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178 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
sales, business
"The US Treasury market is under pressure following this morning's trio of better than expected economic data. First, Markit's manufacturingpurchasing manager's index(PMI) edged out the 51.2 printed expected by the Bloomberg consensus,coming in at 51...."
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418 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"Larry Summers has a very good piece today in the FT on the irrationality of raising rates and the limits of monetary policy in the current environment. I largely agree with his views as I hashed out in September. But the Summers piecegot me thinking ..."
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168 words • intermediate • 5 years, 10 months ago
Behaviour Of The Firm - Non Price Competition [20/29] by openlectures The structure of the MPC firm gives it certain conducts. They engage in non-price compe.

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514 words • advanced • 2 years, 10 months ago
business
"WikimediaEconomists have long sought to find the magical indicators that foretellan economic recession. Nowadays, it's prettyeasy to crunch a bunch of data on a computer to see which data points might be the most useful. And having dug through the nu..."
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467 words • advanced • 4 years, 5 months ago
"Homebuilders have had a difficult time finding labor. This might sound odd considering that 1.5 million construction workers lost their jobs during the recession and only about 80,000 construction jobs have been added back since the recovery began, s..."
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463 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"From mid-2012 until the beginning of 2014, US treasuries were in a steep decline (yield rising) in expectations of Fed rate hikes that never came. 2014 was a great year for treasury bulls, undoing the carnage of the previous year and then some. 30-ye..."
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1647 words • intermediate • 3 years ago
business
"THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS: 1. INTRODUCTION: Milk products are generally purchased by all households, however liquid milk accounts for the largest share of this market. On the other hand cheese faces strong competition from other complime..."
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