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OpenMarkets is an online magazine and blog focused on global markets and economic trends. It combines feature articles, news briefs and videos with contributions from leaders in business, finance, economics and politics in an interactive forum designed to foster conversation around the issues and ideas shaping our industry.

Market Update: Politics & Fed Meetings

Today, Jack Bouroudjian reminds us of the upcoming events that could impact equities markets, the politics playing out in D.C….

Market Update: Bounce Back

Equity indexes bounced back today after a lessening of geopolitical tensions with North Korea.  But is it a real bounce?…

Weekly Outlook: FOMC Minutes and Top Stories

A fairly slow week on the economic calendar is highlighted by Wednesday’s FOMC Minutes, which may provide some insight on…

Market Update: North Korea & World Markets

Jack Bouroudjian explains how the latest geopolitical uncertainty from North Korea has affected world markets, especially in Asia, and why…

Q&A: How A Chicago Teacher Is Finding New Ways to Teach Economics

Economics and business skills are increasingly stressed at the high school level. Sales, business and finance were among the roles…

Market Update: Winding Down the Week, Starting Up the Quarter

Jack Bouroudjian reminds us of the questions that hang over the markets to start the third quarter. He looks ahead…

Market Update: Janet Yellen’s Testimony

Jack Bouroudjian discusses Janet Yellen’s recent testimony and the implications potential Fed actions in the coming months.

Market Update: The Fixed Income, Equities Disconnect

Jack Bouroudjian explains why the Russell rebalance is a key moment for traders going forward.  Also, a disconnect between fixed…

Weekly Outlook: FOMC Week

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce another rate increase this week following their meeting Wednesday. Ninety nine percent…

Market Update: Expiration Phenomenon

The market reacted as expected to James Comey’s Thursday testimony — a rally in stocks, pull back in bonds, says…

Market Update: Headline Risk

The markets are facing headline risk ahead of the U.K. election Thursday. Jack Bouroudjian looks at the signals market watchers…

Market Update: A Weaker Jobs Number

Three months makes a trend, says Jack Bouroudjian. The job numbers released Friday revealed the third straight month of less-than-expected…