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The Four Phases of the Business Cycle
A business cycle is divided into four phases: expansion, peak, contraction, and trough. These phases describe the cyclical nature of business operations, and they are directly influenced by a number of complex factors such as consumer behavior, bank lending, monetary policy, and inflation to name a few. Here are detailed descriptions of each stage.
Introduction to Commodities
In the finance sector, new investors often find the concept of commodities to be a nebulous topic. The trade methods of commodities in the market can be intricate and extremely complex, making it fairly easy for investors to lose large amounts of money on ill-informed commodities trading.
The Role of a Public Administrator in the Health Industry
When President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law in 1965, he radically transformed the American health care system, establishing a firm link between public policy, public administration and medicine. In the intervening decades, the connection has only grown stronger, as Medicare expanded and the public demanded increasing oversight of the industry.
10 Traits of a Successful Public Administrator
Author Victor Lipman made famous the idea that good employees quit managers and leaders, not organizations. The idea is that a single bad manager can have a catastrophic impact on employee morale, turnover, and the overall effectiveness of the organization.
Ten Economic Benefits of International Trade
Recent discussions about the impact of international trade agreements, like NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), CAFTA (the Central America Free Trade Agreement) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, caused many Americans to reconsider the nation’s position.
Top Paid Coaches in Professional Sports in the USA
Most coaches enter the profession to share their passion for a sport and mold a new generation of athletes. For some coaches, there are also significant financial benefits, and professional-level playing experience is not necessarily a requirement for top salaries.
8 Ways Brexit Impacted the Financial World
U.K.’s recent exit from the European Union had a major influence on the country, with its impact ranging from the British music industry to immigration laws. But the impact of Brexit doesn’t end there, as global industries have seen noticeable changes as well. One of the most obvious industries immediately impacted is the global financial market, with the S&P Global Broad Market Index, the U.S. dollar and the Pound Sterling amongst the financial institutions most influenced by the decision.
Five Essential Workouts for the Modern Athlete
When you conjure up an image of the modern athlete, what does that image look like? Is it a runner who’s long, lean and powerful? Is it a crossfitter, built for strength and speed? Or is it a body builder, a triathlete or someone who dabbles in a little bit of everything?
5 Tips to Help Your Athletes Earn College Scholarships
Whether you coach a team full of athletes bound for the collegiate athletic arena or have but one or two players who are determined to compete in college, your role as their coach often involves helping prepare them for the rigorous college search and recruitment process.
Individual baseline for youth athletes important in determining risk, say experts
Researchers who presented findings at this year’s annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine claim that establishing an individualized baseline for youth athletes is important to accurately determine future risk of sports-related concussions.
Scientists doubtful of anti-concussion helmet claims, rules may be best method of preventing injuries
Many helmets now feature new technologies that claim to help to prevent concussions in contact sports, but scientists are not convinced that this type of equipment can reduce the impacts associated with brain trauma, according to the Los Angeles Times.