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Capital Markets Information, Definition, News, Research, Articles, Journal - Accountability Central

Capital Markets – a formal definition -- 

The capital markets are the markets for long-term loans and equity capital. Companies and the government can raise funds for long-term investments via the capital markets. The capital markets include the stock market, the bond market, and the primary market. Securities trading on organized capital markets is monitored by the government; new issues are approved by authorities of financial supervision and monitored by participating banks. ...

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News & Updates

March 3, 2021 The Node: SEC Worried About Default Bitcoin ETFs

Source: Coin Desk

Gary Gensler, a former head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is due before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Tuesday to discuss his nomination to head to the SEC.

March 3, 2021 Corporate sustainability initiatives may open doors for carbon offset startups

Source: Tech Crunch

Commitments to carbon neutrality keep coming from all corners of the business world — over the past few weeks, companies ranging from the fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen to the security-focused networking IT company Palo...

March 3, 2021 Georgia Power issues sustainability bond

Source: Daily Energy Insider

The proceeds from the bond – expected to be $742 million — will be allocated to fund the company’s environmental, renewable, and social (ESG) initiatives. The bond carries a 3.25% coupon – the lowest 30-year coupon for a...

Research & Insights

February 17, 2021 Opinion - Why waning business confidence raises red flags over global economic recovery

Source: South China Morning Post

t’s a worry now because the latest batch of world business confidence indicators seems to be showing signs of global economic activity starting to flag. Maybe it is a feature of the latest wave of lockdowns, or it could be...

February 4, 2021 This metric suggests there’s an economic boom ahead — and possibly inflation

Source: CNBC

As Washington squabbles over stimulus, the bond market is already counting on lots of fiscal spending and an economic bounce back. In an extreme case, inflation might be a risk.

January 19, 2021 Stimulus is nice. But here's what Biden really needs to fix the economy

Source: CNN Business

At best, the combination of the $900 billion plan passed in December, and this plan from the president-elect, can only help the economy to continue to tread water until the pandemic is under control.

Commentary & Opinion

February 26, 2021 Electric Grid of the Future Should Prioritize Sustainability, Resiliency, Equity, Reliability, and Security, Says New Report

Source: National Academies

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides comprehensive recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system so that it can adequately provide...

February 16, 2021 New Global “Wind Atlas” Propels Sustainable Energy for All Parts of the World

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Wind energy scientists at Cornell University have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world – to help engineers select the turbines in any given...

February 5, 2021 Renewables expected to replace coal by 2033, says Morgan Stanley

Source: The Hill

A new report from global wealth management company Morgan Stanley projects coal-fired power generation is likely to disappear from the U.S. power grid by 2033 and will largely be replaced by renewable energy resources.


Featured Capital Markets Columnist

Tim Quast is a fifteen-year Investor Relations veteran and founder and managing director of ModernIR.com, which parses and categorizes over a half-billion shares per week with its trading intelligence system, Equity Analysis. Click here for Tim's Columns.

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