Center for Financial Policy Research
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The coronavirus pandemic has changed so much about the way we live and work. And some of those changes are here to stay. Maryland Smith experts explore a few of them.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Bitcoin was on something of a hot streak recently, touching an all-time high above $50,600. And the move had debate about the cryptocurrency heating up as well.
Is Bitcoin a viable currency for trade? Or is merely it an overheated asset, poised to cool way down?
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – As the GameStop trading frenzy died down, new questions were being asked about the Robinhood trading app, Reddit forum r/WallStreetBets and the future of short selling. Among them: “What does all this mean for retail and institutional investors?”
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – A month ago, few people would have guessed that shares of GameStop, a struggling video-game retailer founded a year before Blockbuster Video, would be Wall Street’s most eye-popping stock to watch.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Stocks surged on Wall Street last week, even as a violent siege at the U.S. Capitol left many Americans feeling unsettled. The Dow Jones ended the week above 31,000, near its all-time high. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ, meanwhile, also showed gains on the day and for the week.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Seven years in the making, the recently completed Comprehensive Agreement on Investment aims to rebalance trade between the European Union and China.