Center for Financial Policy Research

Faculty Insights & Research

Thursday, October 8, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Recent COVID-prompted Federal Reserve actions, fiscal policy responses, forbearances and foreclosures moratoriums have affected the reliability and stability of mortgage finance data models -- and the industry more broadly.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  Two years ago, David Kass, clinical professor of finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, participated in a debate hosted by the CFA Society of Washington, D.C. The topic: Stock Market Bull vs. Bear.

Monday, August 31, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – What makes Warren Buffett a super investor? AARP Magazine recently posed this question to Maryland Smith’s David Kass for a piece commemorating the 90th birthday of the iconic investor and philanthropist with an estimated $80.5 billion fortune.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  The question of when to refinance is often a slightly complicated one, but with mortgage rates at years-long lows, you might think that everyone would be gathering up their documents and getting a new loan that will let them draw money out of their homes or pay them off faster.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  Maryland Smith’s David Kass, a finance professor and longtime follower of investment oracle Warren Buffett, tells 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  It’s always a useful reminder: The stock market is not the economy.

To look at the major indices on the New York Stock Exchange, you might think – depending on the day – that the economy is holding up fairly well. You’d be wrong, says Maryland Smith’s Albert “Pete” Kyle.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  The price of gold has risen by more than 30% in the past 12 months, and has outperformed all other commodities traded this year under the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. David Kass, clinical professor of finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, explains the economic implications.

Monday, July 13, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be among the worst. And that has Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi taking a close look at the potential financial risks.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  If you follow David Kass’ stocks to watch, it’s time to update your holdings.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – It’s challenging when you graduate in a pandemic era. Employment prospects have altered and many new hires will begin their jobs not in a shiny new office, but remote from their kitchen tables. Some things haven’t changed, however, like the personal finance advice that young professionals should follow.


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