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The stock market is not the economy

Sep 30, 2019
But, yes, the two are related. And that relationship can get pretty interesting.
The New York Stock Exchange.
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What does the bond market tell us about the economy?

Sep 27, 2019
If you want to know what's going on in this economy, the bond market is a pretty good place to start.
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Why do we care how consumers feel about the economy?

Sep 26, 2019
Consumer spending accounts for about 70% of gross domestic product.
Pedestrians walk through a shopping district in lower Manhattan in New York City.
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Understanding how an IPO gets priced

Sep 25, 2019
Kai Ryssdal breaks down the ins and outs of the initial public offering.
A man looks at a graph representing the 12 month decline on October 7, 2008 in London.
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What you should know about household debt

Sep 24, 2019
Mortgages, auto loans and credit card balances are all on the rise, according to the New York Federal Reserve.
Mortgages make up the majority of household debt for Americans.
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4 ways to measure inflation

Sep 23, 2019
What are we talking about when we talk about inflation?
You don't need a complicated math problem to measure inflation; the CPI and PCE will do.
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