Business cycle
The term business cycle (or economic cycle or boom–bust cycle) refers to aggregate production, trade and activity over several months or years in a market economy.The business cycle is the downward an...
Did FDR End The Great Depression?
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Japan’s economy out of recession but still in doldrums
Japan emerged from recession last quarter, but the rebound in the world’s third-largest economy was much weaker than economists had forecast. Questions and answers about what’s next and the possible i...
Eight-Point Increase in Monthly Economic Confidence Index
Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged +3 for the month of January, up eight points from December. It is the first positive reading for an entire month since the recession.
Boom and bust
An economic bubble (sometimes referred to as a speculative bubble, a market bubble, a price bubble, a financial bubble, a speculative mania or a balloon) is "trade in high volumes at prices that are c...
Boom and bust - Wikipedia
Financial crisis
The term financial crisis is applied broadly to a variety of situations in which some financial assets suddenly lose a large part of their nominal value. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, many fin...
Financial crisis - Wikipedia
Debt deflation
Debt deflation is a theory of economic cycles, which holds that recessions and depressions are due to the overall level of debt shrinking (deflating): the credit cycle is the cause of the economic cyc...
Debt deflation - Wikipedia
Recession
In economics, a recession is a business cycle contraction. It is a general slowdown in economic activity. Macroeconomic indicators such as GDP (gross domestic product), investment spending, capacity u...
Great Depression
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930s. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the la...
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Grand supercycle
A Grand Supercycle is the longest period, or wave, in the growth of a financial market as described by the Elliott Wave Principle, originally discovered and formulated by Ralph Nelson Elliott. Elliot...
Kondratiev wave
In economics, Kondratiev waves (also called supercycles, great surges, long waves, K-waves or the long economic cycle) are supposedly cycle-like phenomena in the modern world economy.It is claimed tha...
Kitchin cycle
Kitchin cycle is a short business cycle of about 40 months discovered in the 1920s by Joseph Kitchin. This cycle is believed to be accounted for by time lags in information movements affecting the dec...
Juglar cycle
The Juglar cycle is a fixed investment cycle of 7 to 11 years identified in 1862 by Clement Juglar. Within the Juglar cycle one can observe oscillations of investments into fixed capital and not just ...
Kuznets swing
The Kuznets swing is a claimed medium-range economic wave with a period of 15–25 years identified in 1930 by Simon Kuznets. Kuznets connected these waves with demographic processes, in particular with...
Pork cycle
In economics, the term pork cycle, hog cycle, or cattle cycle describes the phenomenon of cyclical fluctuations of supply and prices in livestock markets. It was first observed in 1925 in pig markets ...
Credit cycle
The credit cycle is the expansion and contraction of access to credit over the time. Some economists, including Barry Eichengreen, Hyman Minsky, and other Post-Keynesian economists, and some members o...
Australian property bubble
The Australian property bubble refers to the hypothesis that real estate in Australia is overvalued. The hypothesis has been proposed since at least 2001, yet Australian house prices have continued to...
Australian property bubble - Wikipedia
Japan’s economy out of recession but still in doldrums
Japan emerged from recession last quarter, but the rebound in the world’s third-largest economy was much weaker than economists had forecast. Questions and answers about what’s next and the possible i...