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The world has an abundance of markets, and they all have independent and dependent relationships with the rest of the world. RateRush.com explores markets around the globe, how they impact one another, and what it means for our future economy. Learn about the finances of specific markets from trade, to production, to profit, to debt, and more.

  • Photo of The Best Savings Opportunities in 2020

    The Best Savings Opportunities in 2020

    When we entered 2019 one year ago, businesses and consumers, alike, were concerned about the economy. During that time, trade relations between the US and China escalated. In addition, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates several times in 2018, with more increases planned for 2019. Just as importantly, the stock market plummeted and reached alarming lows. However, one year later,…

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    The Risks of Investing Your Life Savings

    Common knowledge says that it is smart to invest your life savings in the markets. But is that really a good idea? Learn how Modern Portfolio Theory started.

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  • Photo of How the China Deal Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars

    How the China Deal Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars

    American households saw their living expenses go up over the last two years. The ongoing US-China trade war is one of the main reasons. However, earlier this month, the two countries reached a partial agreement. The Trump Administration agreed to cancel levies on Chinese imports, including laptop computers and smartphone devices. Moreover, American farmers will sell to China soybeans and…

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    Will the Dollar Be Replaced as the World’s Reserve Currency?

    For decades, the US dollar has served as the world’s primary reserve currency.  However, the dollar was not always in the premier spot amongst the world’s currencies, surpassing the pound sterling in the twentieth century.  With today’s changing economic environment and shifting global sentiment, other currencies are also gaining influence in the reserve currency arena. With that in mind, what…

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  • Photo of How Brexit Impacts American Consumers

    How Brexit Impacts American Consumers

    This week, the Conservative Party won the parliamentary and UK prime minister election in a landslide. As a result, the Tory government will almost certainly conclude Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU). Equally as important, if Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson delivered Brexit today, his Conservative government will immediately aim towards reaching a trade deal with the US. Even…

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    Trade and Your Wallet

    During the last few years, international trade took center stage. Today, it is even more important to analysts, media pundits, investors, and other economic players. Above all else, issues related to the China tariffs list, the potential USMCA trade agreement, and Brexit have a direct impact on household budgets. To clarify, volatile trade relations translate to unstable food, energy, and…

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  • Photo of Surprising Facts You May Not Know About the Trade Deficit

    Surprising Facts You May Not Know About the Trade Deficit

    The trade deficit and resulting trade war with China have been the talk of the financial town for the last couple of years, as well as extensively covered in mainstream news.  Most have heard about the fact that we have a deficit, meaning we import more than we export. However, there are some surprising facts about the trade deficit you…

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    Open Market Operations: What are they and how do they affect markets?

    While many of the open market operations of the past decade have been largely experimental, the FOMC’s increased market participation has also increased the impact of these operations substantially.

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  • Photo of Vying for Position: Reserve Currencies

    Vying for Position: Reserve Currencies

    Reserve currencies - the creme de la creme, the best of the best, the apple of the monetary eye. What many monies wish to be and what to so few are afforded the crown. Aspirations aside, it’s no laughing matter to countries vying for position as the next great issuer of a global reserve currency. So why all the fuss?

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  • Photo of The Stock Buyback Hype

    The Stock Buyback Hype

    Stock buybacks have been in the news frequently in the last few years. Some say they are responsible for the markets’ new all-time highs, pointing to the fact that buybacks are increasingly occurring in record numbers. Others cite them as a harbinger of healthy company growth. So what exactly is a stock buyback, how does it work and what are…

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