Wealth Inequality May Be a Bigger Problem in the U.S. Than Income Inequality

income inequalityWhile income inequality in the U.S. is high, a more significant problem for America may be wealth inequality—the growing disparity in net worth between those at the top and everyone else.

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The Cost of Chasing Returns

Stock MarketMarket mistiming reduces profits.

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Obstacles and Potential Opportunities for Economic Growth in India

indiaThe “Ask an Economist” section in the most recent issue of The Regional Economist discusses two main obstacles and several opportunities for economic growth in India.

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St. Louis Fed’s GeoFRED Receives Several Enhancements

geofredGeoFRED, part of the St. Louis Fed’s FRED family, now features a new homepage and user interface. In addition, users can now map international data series that are available in FRED.

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Mutual Fund Flows and Investor Behavior

mutual fund flowsThe movement of investors into and out of mutual funds, and the type of funds they are buying and selling, is important for several reasons. These mutual fund flows show that investors have been taking more risk with their portfolios in the first half of 2014.

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