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What Is an Emerging Market Economy?

26-05-2017

What Is an Emerging Market Economy?

An emerging market economy (EME) is defined as an economy with low to middle per capita income. The term was coined in 1981 by Antoine W. Van Agtmael of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank . Although the term "emerging market" is loosely defined, countries that fall into this category, varying from very big to very small, are usually considered emerging because of their developments and reforms. Hence, even though China is considered... Read more

How to Calculate an Exchange Rate

26-05-2017

How to Calculate an Exchange Rate

An exchange rate is how much it costs to exchange one currency for another. Exchange rates fluctuate constantly throughout the week as currencies are actively traded. This pushes the price up and down, similar to other assets such as gold or stocks. The market price of a currency - how many U.S. dollars it takes to buy a Canadian dollar for example - is different than the rate you will receive from your bank when... Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Hedging

26-05-2017

A Beginner's Guide to Hedging

Although it sounds like your neighbor's hobby who's obsessed with his topiary garden full of tall bushes shaped like giraffes and dinosaurs, hedging is a practice every investor should know about. There is no arguing that portfolio protection is often just as important as portfolio appreciation. Like your neighbor's obsession, however, hedging is talked about more than it is explained, making it seem as though it belongs only to the most esoteric financial realms. Well,... Read more

Falling Giant: a Case Study of AIG

26-05-2017

Falling Giant: a Case Study of AIG

What was once the unthinkable occurred on September 16, 2008. On that date, the federal government gave the American International Group Inc. — better known as AIG (NYSE: AIG ) — a bailout of $85 billion. In exchange, the U.S. government received nearly 80% of the firm's equity . For decades, AIG was the world's biggest insurer, a company known around the world for providing protection for individuals, companies, and others. But in September, the... Read more

Finding the Right Accounting Certificati…

26-05-2017

Finding the Right Accounting Certification

Getting widely recognized accounting certifications can get you the job, help you to retain that job during layoffs , increase the marketability of your skill sets and provide professional credibility for you and your firm in a highly competitive marketplace. Human resource managers and prospective clients see the time, money and effort employed to acquire certifications as a testament to an individual's commitment to succeed in a particular profession. That demonstration of commitment and a... Read more

Why The Dow Matters

26-05-2017

Why The Dow Matters

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is one of the most, if not the most quoted financial barometer in the world, and has become synonymous with the financial markets in general. When people say the market has gone up or down by a certain number of points, they're usually referring to changes in the Dow . Today — May 26, 2017 — is the 121st anniversary of the index. Brief History Charles Dow, the creator... Read more

Stock Ownership Slips, Inequality Creeps

26-05-2017

Stock Ownership Slips, Inequality Creeps

Wall Street lore has it that Joseph P. Kennedy—father to JFK and RFK—exited the market when the kid who shined his shoes started offering stock tips. When everyone is participating in the stock market, the anecdote suggests, things are probably overheating. But what does it mean when participation slips below accustomed levels? In a Gallup survey of just over 1,000 American adults conducted in early April, 54% responded "yes" to the question, "Do you, personally,... Read more

9 Different Ways to Find a New Job

26-05-2017

9 Different Ways to Find a New Job

The old days of finding a job right out of school and sticking with it until retirement are certainly in the past. In these modern times, people have become more adept at locating new job opportunities. But some of the more traditional tactics have started to fade in popularity; no longer are people looking primarily at the newspaper want-ads to find their dream jobs. Job seekers are becoming more creative and utilizing new strategies in... Read more

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