Thought Leadership

January 20, 2022
Microsoft Aims to Level up With Activision-blizzard. It’s Not That Easy.
Its proposed $75 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard would make Microsoft the world’s third-largest publisher of video games and, more significantly, would solidify its position in the development of the "metaverse” – widely considered the next evolution of the internet by which users in the…
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December 14, 2021
16 Stocks to Watch in 2022

Six months ago, Maryland Smith’s David Kass updated his semi-annual “stocks to watch” list, expanding the lineup of watch-worthy shares to 21.

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November 29, 2021
How a New Life Cycle Variable Reveals the Big Picture
Analysis of product life cycles has been underutilized by the likes of research economists and financial analysts in examining firm investment policies.
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November 17, 2021
Sub-Saharan Africa’s Debt Problem, the Pandemic, And What Must Happen Next
Maryland Smith’s Lemma Senbet, along with Brookings co-authors, explores how the pandemic and the swift and preemptive lockdowns implemented around the world in March of 2020, “left significant scars on the fiscal position of sub-Saharan Africa and the market condition it faces.”
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November 10, 2021
How the Pandemic Shaped Economics

Traditional data sources couldn’t capture the whole economic picture during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading some to look to less-analyzed data sources – OpenTable reservations, TSA screenings, weekly credit-card transactions.

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October 27, 2021
What to Make of WeWork’s Second Market Entry Attempt
When WeWork saw its IPO bid come to an abrupt halt in 2019, the company was forced to take a hard look in the mirror. Now it’s made a second attempt to go public – this time via a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
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October 20, 2021
Finance Themes to Watch for During COP26
As global leaders and business leaders convene in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi will be watching the headlines.
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September 30, 2021
Overconfident Investors Are Creating Momentum. Here’s How To Capitalize On It.

Every investor is chasing the answer to one question: When should I buy stocks and when should I sell them? It’s the elusive formula for timing the market. Now new research from Maryland Smith’s Albert S.

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September 29, 2021
New Study Shows Path to Uninterrupted Supply of Safe, Effective Drugs for US Consumers
A combination of factors including the current corporate tax rate makes pharmaceutical production in the United States more attractive now than investing in either China or India. And adopting advanced technologies such as Continuous Manufacturing (CM) further positions the United States to…
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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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