Celebrating 1000 Comments!

DiscussEconomics is celebrating our 1000th comment! We wanted to spend special attention to this occasion because part of ‘DiscussEconomics’ is the ‘discussion’ and that includes you the reader! Thanks for being a participant and cheers towards...

Are Speculators to Blame for Oil Prices? Resources to Inform

*Updated June 9th, 2011* Here is a list of resources online that are in the midst of the discussion regarding the role of speculators in driving the price of oil sky high. Let us know if we’ve forgotten some important / useful articles. We’ll be...

Economic Definitions of Inflation Topics

Here are core definitions when discussing the topic of inflation (courtesy of the Bank of Canada) CPI inflation A measure of price movements, produced by Statistics Canada and obtained by comparing the retail prices of a representative “shopping basket” of...

Five Major Categories of Capital Markets

Here is a list of five major categories of capital markets and some corresponding investment instruments. Capital markets include the likes of the stock and bond markets and consists of companies or the government raising money for themselves. (List of Typical...

Two Types of Monetary Standards Explained

There are two types of monetary standards, one far more prevalent in developed economies than other. Monetary standards refer to the ‘system’ or ‘framework’ that controls or facilitates the movement of money. The two monetary standards are: 1....

Project Evaluation – Sensitivity Analysis (Cash Flow)

This post continues a discussion about cash flow, net present value, interest rates and NPV, and IRR, which you can read by clicking on the specific links. This post deals with the topic of project evaluation. The main methods used for project evaluation are the NPV...