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Who are "the markets"?

Jan 6, 2023
Financial experts love to toss-around this catch-all term. What does it actually mean?
Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.
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Global markets are tanking because they see signs that the global economy is tanking

Sep 26, 2022
Inflation, declining demand and uncertainty are bumming out investors.
It's been a rough couple of weeks for financial markets in the U.S. and abroad. For a decade before 2022, conditions were mostly favorable to risk takers.
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Can Britain's power lunch power back this summer?

May 24, 2021
The City of London, the U.K. equivalent of Wall Street, is preparing for tens of thousands of executives to filter back in.
Workers line up for a restaurant in the City of London after lockdown rules  eased, and with many companies welcoming limited numbers of their staff back to the office
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Companies also suffer when the stock market goes crazy

Dec 28, 2018
Volatility impacts a company’s stock price, which has big consequences for the company itself, not just for the investors.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

The global economy a decade after the financial crisis

Sep 5, 2018
A McKinsey Global Institute report looks at what we learned and the risks we can expect moving forward.
A video board shows the Dow Jones closing above 20,000 for the first time at the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 25, 2017.

How the rule of law can affect the stock market

Jan 31, 2017
A look at the connection between a country's political environment and stocks.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Markets pointed to a Clinton win. What happened?

Nov 22, 2016
The betting-markets got the election wrong. Should we still trust them?
Former Secretary of State and former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks while being honored during the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. 
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The year of the shrinking bond yield

Jan 20, 2016
Thanks to a roiled stock market, Treasury notes are yielding less for investors

China's luxury buyers are an endangered species

Aug 26, 2015
Market turmoil could hit makers of high-end products particularly hard.