Why the Swiss Want a 1,000-Franc Note

Switzerland’s newest banknote begins circulating this week, and it’s an attention-grabber. It’s not because the new bills are loaded with futuristic security features, however. It’s because they are controversially large.

Mar 13, 2019
Why Do a Corporate Spinoff?

Why would a company with a portfolio of brands seek to do a corporate spinoff? And what does the move mean for shareholders?

Mar 13, 2019
How Do Banks Finance the Unproven Startup?

Banks are the largest source of external financing for startups. Yet banks lack the expertise to monitor startups the way venture capital firms and angel investors do.

Mar 08, 2019
Do Public Firms Get a Bad Rap?

Pressure to deliver quarterly returns can drive managerial myopia. Recent studies link the short-termism to Wall Street culture and dynamics. But a deeper analysis tells a different story.

Mar 04, 2019
Stock Buybacks Are Not the Enemy

Stock buybacks have found themselves in various crosshairs of late, and it’s got Maryland Smith’s David Kass shaking his head. Buybacks, he says, are not the problem.

Feb 18, 2019
Echoes of the Financial Crisis, in Drug Manufacturing

The crisis over tainted heart drugs made in China and sold in the U.S. had an oddly familiar ring to it for Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi. But it wasn’t a previous medical drug crisis that crept to mind for him.

Feb 04, 2019
The Widening Effects of the Federal Shutdown

As the federal shutdown continues, now well past 30 days, its effects are spreading ever wider, Maryland Smith's Elinda F. Kiss writes. Here is what it looks like now.

Jan 24, 2019
Why There's Now One Less Worry for Markets

There was a key development on Capitol Hill last week you might have missed. The decades-old Gephardt Rule, which seeks to avoid having the U.S. run afoul of the debt limit, was given new life.

Jan 08, 2019
Make – and Keep – Your Financial Resolution

“A New Year’s Resolution is a promise to yourself,” Maryland Smith’s Elinda F. Kiss says. Here's how to make a financial resolution and make it stick.

Dec 19, 2018
Stocks To Watch in the Year Ahead

Like the big man in the North Pole, Maryland Smith’s David Kass spends the waning weeks of the year making a list and checking it twice.

Dec 10, 2018