Foreigners buy CAD 19.56B of Canadian Securities Foreigners buy CAD Foreign investors bought CAD 19.6 billion of Canadian securities in November of 2017, following a downwardly revised CAD 20.76 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors acquired debt securities but reduced their holdings of equities in November. Acquisitions were led by purchases of Canadian bonds […]
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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 Consumer Sentiment at 6-Month Low US Consumer Sentiment The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 94.4 in January of 2018 from 95.9 in December and below expectations of 97, according to preliminary figures. It was the lowest reading in six months, as consumers evaluated current economic conditions less favorably […]
Future Farm Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Blockchain Cryptocurrency Application for Cannabis Payment Platform Vancouver, British Columbia, Jan. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE:FFT) (OTCQB:FFRMF) is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement with New England CCS to acquire a 51% stake in […]
BTCUSD forecast & analysis Bitcoin bearish trend jan 20 is it possible BTCUSD Could Be Stuck in a Temporary Correction some Beleive so INSIGHT Bitcoin bearish trend BTCUSD This morning at 10:40 EST, the BTC is trading at $ 11,874.80 against the USD, 1.99% higher from the New York close. BTCUSD outlook bitcoin will Move up and Test […]
United States Initial Jobless Claim Lowest since 1979 United States Initial Jobless The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 41 thousand to 220 thousand in the second week of 2018, well below market expectations of 250 thousand. It is the lowest number since February 1973. Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted […]