Center for Financial Policy Research

Faculty Insights & Research

Monday, March 22, 2021

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  A recent $500 million “clerical error” at Citigroup exposes an inherent weakness in big banks that provides lessons to be learned, says Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – To understand the most significant risks facing the financial and mortgage industry, says Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi, you need to look at the rise in severe weather events.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – They say that all models are wrong, but some are useful. And that’s true in the finance sector’s climate change scenario analysis, according to Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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?”

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST   Maryland Smith’s David Kass has made his list and checked it twice. And he’s adding a few new stocks to his expanded semi-annual “nice” list of 16 stocks to watch.


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