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August 30, 2021
The ‘Still-Weird’ Market for Meme Stocks
Before COVID-19 disrupted business at brick-and-mortar stores, GameStop already was struggling. A shift was under way. Gamers were downloading games directly to their consoles instead of purchasing, in-store, new and used video game software and hardware.
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August 4, 2021
In Robinhood’s Debut, Echoes of Facebook
Robinhood’s Nasdaq debut was concerning and lackluster. And to Maryland Smith’s David Kass, it was also familiar.
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July 6, 2021
America Has an Oligopoly Problem
There’s a growing bipartisan push on Capitol Hill to strengthen antitrust agencies and weaken the dominance a few big companies have over entire industries in the United States, namely the big tech companies. In June, House lawmakers took their first votes on a series of bills that would, for one…
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July 1, 2021
Is It Time for Financial Climate Risk Regulation?

Financial institutions should be accounting for climate change, but risk models currently are insufficient for regulators to mandate climate stress testing or capital requirements, Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi said this week, speaking to the Subcommittee

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June 29, 2021
The End of the Antitrust Case Against Facebook?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Facebook isn’t going to be broken up just now. In a stunning ruling this week, a federal judge dismissed antitrust lawsuits brought against the social media behemoth by the Federal Trade Commission and some 46 states.

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June 22, 2021
What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates?

What’s ahead for mortgage rates? There will be movement, says Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi, the question is: How much?

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June 16, 2021
Buying and Selling a House in a Hot Market
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – In the housing market, 2021 is shaping up to be the year of the bidding war. In the United States, prospective home buyers are facing fierce competition for limited inventory, as low mortgage rates and pent-up demand drives a seller’s market. Homes for sale are seeing multiple…
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May 20, 2021
Why Italy’s Economy Stopped Growing
For the past quarter-century, Italy’s economy has been nearly stagnant – not because of trade shocks, bad government, labor market problems, or lack of technology advancements, but because of a management style that is holding the country back, finds research from Maryland Smith’s Bruno Pellegrino.
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May 20, 2021
Once Wall Street’s Darling, SPACs Fall From Favor
How the Special Purpose Acquisition Companies went from so hot to, recently, so not.
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May 6, 2021
Buffett’s Designated Successor: Less Charisma but Extreme Competence
And 23 other takeaways from the Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting.
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