When the press refers to the world’s emerging market economies, they could mean a vast array of disparate countries.
The Global Economic Outlook
Through three charts that together illustrate the global economic outlook, we can use the wisdom of the crowd to predict the future.
How Bowie Bonds Connected Music and Finance
Using securitization as an upfront payment to musicians for future royalties, Bowie Bonds were a Wall Street innovation.
Why Your Stock Ticker Symbol Matters
Much more than a name for trading stock, clever stock ticker symbols can affect how investors feel about companies.
How Stock Markets Have Changed
Celebrating its 125th birthday, we can use the Dow Jones Industrial Average to see how the U.S. economy has changed
How Free Stock Trades Can Be Expensive
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely demonstrated the impact of “free” in an experiment that he described in Predictably Irrational. At first, participants could choose a Hershey’s Kiss for a penny or a Lindt Truffle for 15 cents. Selected by 73%, the…
Why GameStop Stock Is Like a Beanie Baby
GameStop describes itself as a chain of 5,000+ stores that sells video games and entertainment products at malls and online. Rather than a retailer, though, GameStop will probably be remembered as a financial bubble. During 2020 when the stock was…
How to Rescue a Rhinoceros and a Coral Reef
New financial products might be able to boost sustainability projects for the black rhino and a Mexican coral reef.