Economy Policy

Intro to Modern Monetary Theory

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In the mid-to-late 20th century, economists predicted that nascent economic theories would mean the death of major recessions and depressions. Governments could preemptively adjust their fiscal and monetary policy to soften or largely prevent the effects of the business cycle, which before was so capricious and severe.  This prediction has proven false. Decade after decade, […]

Economy Education

Intro to Deflation

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Inflation (the increase in prices and decrease in purchasing power; how much a dollar is worth) is widely known to be the scourge of savers, retirees, and workers, notorious for obliterating savings and piling up debt. But inflation’s lesser-known cousin poses an even greater risk to economies: deflation. Today, we’ll take a look at deflation […]

Economy Education

Intro to Keynesian Economics

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Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. In macroeconomics, a set of economic principles known as Keynesian economics is highly influential. Since its conception in the 1930s, Keynesian economics has influenced the policy of governments around the world. Often immediately following a recession, a period of decline in economic activity, governments utilize […]

Education Stocks

Alternatives to Stocks

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With the stock market reaching record highs, many investors have good reason to be worried about a potential correction. With an unstable political climate and an unceasing US-China Trade War, the Dow’s continued ascent towards 30,000 appears to be part of a growing bubble. Yet, inflation numbers continue to hover around 1.8% annually. If investors […]

Economy Stocks

What’s Next For Investors

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Year to date the S&P 500, a standard benchmark for growth in the investment community, has hit record highs by reaching an 18.67% return (as of 7/9/19), signaling strong economic growth at the heart of the United States economy. The impressive growth exemplified by the S&P 500 is just one indicator of a robust US […]

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The Status of Government Bonds

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When the stock market gets more volatile, investors often turn to bonds, particularly government bonds. Since governments are typically reliable debtors, people can expect an almost guaranteed, while smaller, sum to be returned to them eventually. Bonds often serve as an appropriate indicator of how stable the economy is. In a cyclical way, when people […]