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Nathaniel Popper on Bitcoin and Digital Gold

Nathaniel Popper of the <i>New York Times</i> and the author of <i>Digital Gold</i> talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Bitcoin. Can Bitcoin make it? What …


As China Bubble Bursts, Push To Kill U.S. Export-Import Bank Looks Crazy

On August 15, only days before global equity markets suffered their worst declines in years, European plane-maker Airbus disclosed the biggest order in its history. IndiGo, a fast-growing economy carrier based in India, ordered 250 A320neo’s, the latest version of an aircraft that competes directly …

Tea Party

Basic Economics of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

PublicationAuthorization for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) recently lapsed for the first time in more than 80 years, …


China cuts interest rates in latest bid to spur economy

China has cut interest rates for a fifth time in nine months in a new bid to shore up slowing economic growth, amid a further sharp drop of its stock market.<p>The central bank announced on Tuesday that the benchmark rate for a one-year loan will be cut by 0.25 percentage point to 4.6 percent, and the …


The world has a bigger problem than China’s currency devaluation

The value of the Chinese currency dropped by 4.4 percent this week, the biggest devaluation in decades. The move spooked global markets and sparked an angry reaction on Capitol Hill, with politicians on both the left and right accusing China of returning to its old currency-manipulating ways in …


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Exponential Smoothing in Excel

This example teaches you how to apply <b>exponential smoothing</b> to a time series in <b>Excel</b>. Exponential smoothing is used to smooth out irregularities …

Data Science

Creating a Simple Moving Average in 3 Steps in Excel

Creating a Simple Moving<p>Average in 3 Steps in Excel<p><i>(Click On Image To See a Larger Version)</i><p>This is one of the following three articles on Time Series …

Devalued Yuan May Complicate Fed Tightening

An unexpected road bump emerged overnight in the Federal Reserve’s long, choppy road to tighter policy when China’s central bank decided to allow its currency to weaken.

Dow Jones

Russia's economy shrinks by 4.6% on low oil prices, sanctions

Russia's economy shrank by 4.6% in the second quarter of this year, posting the worst performance since the crippling recession of 2009, the state statistics agency reported Monday.<p>Russian consumers have also been hit by the eroding value of the ruble. The currency has dropped to 64 to the U.S. …


China Cut Its Currency — And Touched Your Life. Here's How

When China suddenly cut the value of its currency Tuesday, investors everywhere were caught off guard.<p>And they didn't like it. They sent both stock and commodity prices much lower. Even interest rates fell.<p>Now maybe you are wondering: Huh? What does this China move mean for me?<p><b>Before we get to</b> …


The largest sector of the world's largest economy is back in business — and that's a great thing for global growth

In July the JPMorgan-Markit global services PMI gauge rose to 53.9 from 53.6 in June.<p>In PMI surveys, a reading above 50 indicates that activity within the sector is expanding.<p>Activity in the sector has now expanded for 34 consecutive months — not bad, all things considered.<p>In what is an encouraging …

Brazil Needs to Reverse Course to Revive Economy

Luíz Inácio “Lula” da Silva won the presidency of Brazil on his fourth attempt, in an overwhelming victory in October 2002. His Workers’ Party (PT) ushered in a new era for the country’s previously disenfranchised majority, with the economy from 2004 to 2010 more than doubling its rate of growth of …


Watch out: Strong U.S. dollar could trigger a currency crisis

The U.S. dollar is getting too strong for some countries. Early warning signs suggest another emerging markets currency crisis.<p>Brazil's currency, the real, hit a 12-year low Monday. Currencies in Southeast Asia are at their worst points since the region's last financial crisis in the late 1990s. …

Stock Markets

What a Debt-Limit Showdown in Congress Could Cost the U.S. Economy

As of today, the Treasury Department expects to use special accounting measures to keep borrowing and pay the U.S. government's bills without …