State Of The Economy And Its Effect On The Stock Market

The State of the Economy and Its Effect on the Stock Market

This paper shall be an active examination of how the economy has an effect on the stock market. Included in this analysis will be factors such as interest rates, inflation, GDP, unemployment, scandals, SEC investigations, and 9/11. Using five up-to-date internet sources the economy shall first be examined, and then the stock market and a comparison between the two will be made in order to arrive at the conclusions of how the economy has affected the stock market.
The primary examination was a search for current interest rates in America. Looking back to shortly after 9/11, the first source is quoted as saying that, "Only ...

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in an industry likely to be affected by the terrorist attacks, you might want to hold off on big purchases. Also, if you already carry a lot of debt, you should likely pass on today's great deals."
As our next research source indicates, the interest rates of today are a reflection of just such caution and market uncertainty. As of August 2002, "The economy grew by only 1.1% in the second quarter after a 5% rebound in the first three months of this year. In other signs of a faltering recovery last month, manufacturing slowed down considerably, consumer confidence sank, and companies added only 6,000 jobs, keeping unemployment stuck at 5.9%." (Tran) The article goes on to state that interest rates are at a 40 year low, and this source states that there was widespread, ". . .public anger at a series of Wall Street scandals from Enron to WorldCom that has helped pushed down shares."
Recent SEC investigations (including Citigroup Inc.) add to stock market woes, making a market ...

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Added: 9/30/2015 04:50:40 PM
Category: Economics
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