FTSE 100 Closes at Lowest Level in Over a Year FTSE 100 Closes at Lowest Level The FTSE 100 dropped 86 points, or 1.2%, to 6,953, the lowest closing level since December 2016, after the Bank of England left monetary policy unchanged, but hinted that a May rate hike could be on the table. Other […]
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What is a Market
Market News Gives An outlook of where the Market has Been and where It appears to be Going Attempt to Show a path in the Best Possible Direction A market is a medium that allows buyers and sellers of a specific good or service to interact in order to facilitate an exchange. This type of market may either be a physical marketplace where people come together to exchange goods and services in person, as in a bazaar or shopping center, or a virtual market wherein buyers and sellers do not interact, as in an online market.
Markets may come in the form of physical locations where transactions are made, which may exist as anything from thrift or boutique stores selling individual items to wholesale markets selling goods to other distributors. Yet, markets do not necessarily need to be a physical meeting place. Internet-based stores and auction sites are all markets in which transactions can take place entirely online and where the two parties do not ever need to physically meet. Technically speaking, a market is any medium through which two or more parties can engage in an economic transaction, even those that do not necessarily need to involve money. A market transaction may involve goods, services, information, currency or any combination of these things passing from one party to another in exchange for one of these or another combination.
Because of the reduced position of government in a free market economy, forces within the market often gain power over the economy instead. Without certain regulations, this can lead to monopolies, monopsonies, oligopolies or oligopsonies, which may distort the forces of supply and demand – and thus price as well – within the economy in question. In certain conditions, such situations may result in certain negative externalities, such as pollution and other forms of environmental degradation. Such situations may also have the additional effect of reducing the efficiency and productivity of processes within the market.
US Stocks Tumble Stocks Tumble will spike between the US and China, after the Trump administration announced it will impose restrictions on Chinese investment and tariffs on nearly $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. Stock Report Sponsored by eToro CHART BY TRADINGVIEW.COM Stocks Tumble Technology and bank shares were among the worst performers. The Dow […]
Best Buy cuts ties with China’s Huawei Best Buy cuts ties Best Buy, the largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer, will cut ties with China’s Huawei, according to Reuters’ sources, amid heightened scrutiny on Chinese tech firms in the United States. HART BY GUROFOCUS.COM Best Buy cuts ties Best Buy will stop selling Huawei’s devices over […]
Zuckerberg says Facebook made mistakes on user data Facebook made mistakes vows curbs. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in his first public comments since the scandal erupted at the weekend, said in a post on Facebook that the company “made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.” He did not elaborate on what the […]
Trump set for China tariff announcement on Thursday China tariff announcement trade war fears grow. President Donald Trump will announce tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, a White House official said, in a move aimed at curbing theft of U.S. technology and likely to trigger retaliation from Beijing and stoke fears of a global trade […]