Phillips curve, the relationship between unemployment and inflation

Phillips curve indicator

The Phillips curve is a principle of economic theory that establishes an inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment in a country. This is one of the many links established between the economic and monetary perspectives of the economy. In this article, we moved virtually to a class on macroeconomics at the University. But, unlike those tedious explanations where the slate … Read more

Quantitative Trading – Definition and Concept

Quantitative trading is a way of trading in financial markets using quantitative metrics that allow analyzing numerical variables. This type of trading uses only that information that can be represented by numbers, in tables or charts, that is, of a quantitative nature. For example, the value of the unemployment rate of a country or the evolution over time of the … Read more

What is the Forex spot market?

The cash market or spot market is one in which both the transaction and the settlement of a transaction coincide on the same date. Although it is considered a spot market when delivery occurs up to a maximum of 2 days later. The most important spot market is the Forex spot. In spot markets, transactions are usually settled within a … Read more

History of The Forex Market

  History of the foreign exchange market Money began to be used during the time of the pharaohs, although the Babylonians were the first to use notes and receipts. Since in the Middle East each town had its own currency, foreign currency transactions arose to facilitate commercial exchange between different individuals, regions, and towns. During the Middle Ages, merchants found … Read more

What are Commodities? – Definition, Types and Examples

What are commodities

A commodity is a word we hear very often, especially in countries with high production of raw materials such as agricultural products and metals for example. We can also say that commodity is a word that has entered the most common and informal language, imported from the economic and financial language. But … what is a commodity? How can it affect us?

A commodity is any good that is mass-produced by man, or of which there are large quantities available in nature, that has value or utility and a very low level of differentiation or specialization. But this definition is very broad and covers many different goods. However, there are many goods that do not meet our definition of a commodity and therefore are not considered as such. Here are some examples.

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Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Oil market OPEP

OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) is an intergovernmental group whose main objective – expressed in resolutions 1 and 2 of Baghdad (09/14/1960) – is to serve as a consultative body for its member countries to coordinate and unify respective oil policies. In other words, OPEC tries to formulate programs that ensure the stability of oil prices in international markets, … Read more

Stagflation – Definition and Effects on the Economy

Stagflation in a country is the combination of inflation and economic stagnation. This phenomenon unites these two concepts, which when they occur at the same time are devastating for the economy. In other words, stagflation arises when a country’s economy is stagnant, that is, it does not grow and, at the same time, the cost of living rises, motivated by … Read more