monetary policy and fiscal policy

Monetary and fiscal policy https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/macroeconomics/aggregate-supply-demand-topic/monetary-fiscal-policy/v/monetary-and-fiscal-policy

What is the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy, and how are they related “Monetary policy is a term used to refer to the actions of central banks to achieve macroeconomic policy objectives such as price stability, full employment, and stable economic growth. In the United States, the Congress […]

building trading models

 

Excel Financial Trading Model Algorithm Program.wmv

How to backtest a MACD Trading Strategy in Excel – Part 1 How to Calculate and use the MACD Indicator in MS Excel How to Become a Better Trader – Backtest Your Own Trading Systems

How to Become a Better Trader – Backtest Your Own Trading Systems

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Arbitrage

Cash and carry arbitrage

Reverse Cash-and-Carry-Arbitrage “A combination of a short position in an asset such as a stock or commodity, and a long position in the futures for that asset. Reverse cash-and-carry arbitrage seeks to exploit pricing inefficiencies for the same asset in the cash (or spot) and futures markets in order […]

peer to peer lending

Peer to peer lending Over the last few years a new area of lending has been increasing in popularity – peer to peer, or social lending. The idea is that people who want to borrow money are put in touch with those who will lend it. Here’s how it works and how it compares to […]

Difference between OTC and ET derivatives

Markets: Exchange or Over-the-Counter http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/basics/markets.htm

Exchange-traded versus Over-the-counter (OTC) Derivatives http://financetrain.com/exchange-traded-versus-over-the-counter-otc-derivatives/

ISDA Home – Listed vs. OTC: Why the NYSE is not the Problem http://www.isda.org/educat/faqs.html

Difference between OTC and ET derivatives http://contrarianinvestorsjournal.com/?p=433

 

other investment instrumetns: indexes, etfs and funds

 

MSCI Emerging Markets Index http://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/emergingmarketsindex.asp

MSCI Emerging Market Index http://markets.ft.com/research/Markets/Tearsheets/Summary?s=MIEF00000PUS:MSI

What Are […]

Happiness Economics

Happiness economics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness_economics

The economics of happiness can make for sad reading http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2015/jan/11/economics-of-happiness-can-make-sad-reading

What makes people happy and why it matters for development http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/sep/03/happiness-economics-wellbeing-mdgs

Above-average happiness: Britain is 11th most content nation in Europe http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/18/britain-11th-happiest-country-europe

Happiness Economics http://www.investopedia.com/terms/h/happiness-economics.asp

 

Relationship between Wealth, Income and Personal Well-being, July 2011 to June 2012 http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/was/wealth-in-great-britain-wave-3/wealth–income-and-personal-well-being/art-wealth–income-and-personal-well-being.html#tab-Main-points

 

The Surprising […]

Economic & Environmental Impact of Traffic Congestion

Here’s Exactly How You Waste $1,700 Every Year “Traffic congestion isn’t just a frustrating part of commuter life; it’s expensive. A new report finds that every household with a car-commuting member loses $1,700 a year in time and gas burned thanks to bumper-to-bumper traffic.” http://time.com/3513456/waste-money-every-year/

The cost of traffic jams http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/11/economist-explains-1

Economic & Environmental Impact […]

Sovereigns’ Ratings

Sovereigns Rating List http://www.standardandpoors.com/ratings/sovereigns/ratings-list/en/us

List of countries by credit rating (comparisons) http://www.wikirating.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating_(comparisons)

List of countries by credit rating – not frequently updated http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating

 

Credit Ratings by country http://www.tradingeconomics.com/country-list/rating http://www.wikirating.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating_(comparisons) http://www.wikirating.org/wiki/Rating_Method_Sovereign_Wikirating_Index_(SWI) World Happiness Report https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Happiness_Report http://worldhappiness.report/

 

 

Gini coefficient, GINI index https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2172rank.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gini_coefficient

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI

 

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mortgage holiday

A guide to mortgage payment holidays: What is a mortgage payment holiday? ref: http://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/mortgage-payment-holidays

Pros of a mortgage holiday

The biggest positive about a payment holiday is that it relieves some pressure for a while. For six months or more you have one less thing to worry about when considering your outgoings.

If you are […]

MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive)

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markets_in_Financial_Instruments_Directive

MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) http://searchstorage.techtarget.co.uk/definition/MiFID

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) “Published: 12/09/2014 MiFID came into force on 1 November 2007, replacing the Investment Services Directive (ISD). MiFID widens the range of core investment services and activities that firms can passport.

What does MiFID aim to do? […]