Finance

Should the World’s Central Banks Think Green?

In various corners of the world, central bankers increasingly are paying attention to weather events, carbon emissions and environmentally driven finance efforts.

Sep 11, 2019
Fixing the Vague, Complex Volcker Rule

Tweaks to the Volcker Rule will help fix a regulation that is too vague, complex and burdensome, Maryland Smith finance professor Clifford Rossi says.

Aug 21, 2019
Why It’s Not Enough That Africa Grows

Growth across sub-Saharan Africa is expected to outpace global growth this year and next, and the reasons why accentuate the importance of economic diversification, says Maryland Smith’s Lemma Senbet.

Aug 15, 2019
Equifax’s Big Little Fine

“It’s a lot of money,” says Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi, of the nearly $700 million that credit reporting giant Equifax has agreed to pay over its massive data breach. But far more needs to be done.

Jul 24, 2019
The Gold Standard Idea Will Not Die

Some 86 years since it was effectively abandoned, the gold standard still comes up from time to time. And each time, Maryland Smith’s David Kass finds himself shaking his head.

Jul 22, 2019
A New Worry for Earnings Season?

Some analysts this earnings season are focusing less on earnings per share and are fixating on something else: Profit margins.

 

Jul 16, 2019
Beyond Now: How Europe Wins the U.S.-China Trade War

The typical economics refrain about trade wars is that there are no winners. But that’s not altogether true in the case of U.S.-China posturing. Maryland Smith's Albert “Pete” Kyle sees an unexpected winner emerging from the conflict – Europe.

Jul 10, 2019
Will You Friend Facebook's Cryptocurrency?

Who will “friend” the new Facebook cryptocurrency? Maryland Smith experts weigh in, after the social media giant’s announcement that it would launch a new blockchain-based payment service, called Libra.

Jun 20, 2019
2019’s (Midyear) Stocks To Watch

David Kass’s six stocks to watch in 2019 have been on a hot streak. Now, he recommends keeping your eye on four others, as well.

Jun 17, 2019
Why Active Investors Matter in an ETF Era

With passively managed funds and ETFs surging in popularity in recent years, it might seem like active investment managers would soon be a relic of the past. Here's why they won't be sidelined.

Jun 10, 2019

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