Economics

Learn how economics impacts the markets and what to look for on the economic front when it comes time to invest.

Economics and investing go hand in hand. This tutorial will give you an overview of how economics impacts the markets and what to look for on the economic front when deciding on an investment.
In the history of economic thought, no single thinker has been more influential than Adam Smith. Learn why this overachiever is widely considered to be the father of capitalism.
Continue reading to learn more about one of the most influential economists in history, John Maynard Keynes.

"Reaganomics" -- is still cited and championed by many policy makers today. So what exactly is meant when referring to "Reaganomics"?
In the U.S., a group of about a dozen individuals has the power to chart our country’s economic course for months, years, even decades. As you can imagine, when these people speak, the markets listen.
Employment reports are released every week and they can be surprisingly misleading. We break down the numbers so you can have a clearer understanding of where the economy is headed.

Understanding what moves the market and being conversant in the most important  economic indicators can give investors an edge -- and help you make money.
Quantitative easing is a hot issue: the challenges the Fed is facing, the actions it's likely to take and what an investor should do to prepare.
Many economists believe these leading economic indicators can predict the future direction of the economy, making it important that you know them, too.

Best execution refers to the imperative that a broker, market maker, or other agent acting on behalf of an investor is obligated to execute the investor's order in a way that is most advantageous to the investor rather than the agent.