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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a command economy?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a command economy?

A:A command economy is one in which a centralized government controls the means of production. The government determines what is produced, how it is produced and how it is distributed. Private enterprise does not exist in a command economy. The government employs all workers and unilaterally determines their wages and job duties. There are advantages […]

The Cheapest Times To Fly To Hawaii

The Cheapest Times To Fly To Hawaii

Floating all by itself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is the island state of Hawaii. It’s easy to understand why Hawaii has come to be known as a paradise. The islands’ spectacular scenery – from sunny beaches and colorful coral reefs, to lush river valleys and steep volcanoes – would impress nearly anyone. […]

ChartAdvisor for March 13 2015

The U.S. markets were mixed over the past week, as of Thursday’s close. With the U.S. dollar’s rising valuation, some economists are concerned that the economy could take a hit due to less competitive exports. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index was negative for the week ended March 8th, although the – 3 figure is still […]

How IPG Photonics Is Tapping Into The Auto Boom

Behind every product you buy, there are a host of companies that contribute toward the process of manufacturing that product. When it comes to big industrial companies like automakers, the manufacturing process increasingly involves sophisticated, state-of-the-art laser technology to ensure precision crafting and optimal efficiency in production. IPG Photonics is a major player in the […]

What are the nations with the highest PPP (purchasing power parity) with respect to the US?

A:Gross domestic product (GDP) is the total dollar value of all goods and services produced by a country in a given year. It is one of the best indicators in valuing a country’s economy. GDP can be calculated in market exchange terms and in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. A country’s GDP at PPP takes […]

What is the difference between GDP and GDP accounting for PPP (purchasing power parity)?

A:The standard measure of gross domestic product, or GDP, is absolute. In contrast, some accounts of GDP are adjusted for relative purchasing power parity, or PPP. This adjustment is based on an attempt to convert nominal GDP into a number more easily comparable between countries with different currencies. Gross Domestic Product In contemporary macroeconomics, GDP […]

Dividend-Paying ETFs: Here Are 5 Worth a Look

Dividend-Paying ETFs: Here Are 5 Worth a Look

If you are considering dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) the five outlined below are worth taking a look at for three reasons. They offer a generous yield (four of five), average over one million shares traded daily, which limits extreme volatility, and are trending in the right direction although this not likely to be sustainable in […]

What is Deflation?

What is Deflation?

Loading the player… Deflation is an economic term used to describe a period of declining prices for goods and services. Decreases in the money supply, government spending, consumer demand and business investment have all been cited as causes of deflation. Deflation usually happens during an economic depression when there is lower demand for goods and […]

An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUB

An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUB

It shocked some people that the U.S. dollar has showed so much strength as of late. But if you were using logic and ignoring all the chatter, you would have seen it coming. That said, all that matters now is the future. Currently, many investors and pundits are calling the dollar a crowded trade. But its rise […]

ChartAdvisor for February 13 2015

The U.S. markets moved higher over the past week, as of Thursday’s close, driven by momentum from last week’s bullish jobs report and an improving overall economy. While rising interest rates, lackluster corporate earnings, and slower consumer spending all point to potential roadblocks for growth, many investors believe that these risks have already been priced […]

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