Financial Markets & the Economy

Do bulls and bears leave you scratching your head? What’s up with the stock market, anyway? We’re taking a spin on that roller coaster called Wall Street as we explain the ups and downs of the economy and how the financial markets affect you!

What They'll Learn:

stock exchanges, economic cycles, financial institutions, global economy, how value of money is created.

The Economics of Economics
Here's a lighter look at the complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use...
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Economic Cycles
Cycles in the economy go up and down.  Learn how cycles can affect a business. Discover how you can protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends. Meet a young man who...
Episode 208 clips
Bulls, Bears and Financial Markets
Kids and bulls and bears, oh my! The Biz Kid$ examine stocks, bonds, commodities, and the markets where each of them are traded. You'll discover various ways young people can get involved with the...
Episode 121 clips
Financial Institutions – All The Same?
Not all financial institutions are created equal -- so which one's right for you?  Learn about the services offered by different institutions including banks, credit unions, investment houses, stock...
Episode 204 clips
The Value of Money
With many currencies around the world, what determines the value of money?  What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the American dollar?  Why is the dollar measured against the...
Episode 408 clips
Whats Up with the Stock Market?
Have you ever tried to read the financial pages in the newspaper or understand the bottom of the TV screen financial ticker? It’s almost like reading the sports page with its own set of stats. Biz...
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What is Money?
The Biz Kids say: “Show me the money!”.  Take a grand tour through the history of money from the days of bartering, through the first coins, all the way to the electronic transfers of today....
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