How the Risks of Investing and Covid Are Similar

Just when we think we have a safe approach to Investing and Covid, our risky behavior increases, thereby making us more vulnerable.

How Stock Markets Create Peace

Looking at voting preferences, researchers uncovered a surprising change in attitudes about Israeli/Palestinian conflict resolution from new investors.

Remembering the 1987 Crash

On Black Monday, 30 years ago, the stock market plunged 508 points. At 22.6%, the dive was the worst ever in exchange history. Today, a 5,100 point drop in the Dow would have been an equivalent decline. So yes, we…

The Results of Warren Buffett’s Million Dollar Bet

With a Vanguard S&P Index fund competing against a group of hedge funds, a decade-long Warren Buffett bet for $1 million has just ended.

Warren Buffett’s Million Dollar Bet

Warren Buffett’s million dollar bet that an index fund would have better market performance than a hedge fund involves financial intermediaries.

David Bowie’s Financial Innovation

A financial innovation, David Bowie Bonds get present payment of future royalties by backing bonds with a guaranteed royalty revenue stream.

Weekly Roundup: From Slow Mommy Tracks to Fast Wall Street Traders

Our weekly economics news summary included the yuan and foreign exchange, Google and branding, parental leave and incentives, and choosing your own price.

Stock Markets: The Karachi Stock Exchange

In Karachi, Pakistan, we have 2 very different tales in one city. On the one hand, in a livability survey, Karachi is near the bottom of a list of 140 world cities. Power outages, kidnapping for ransom, marauding gangs and…

Gender Issues: Lessons From Hetty Green

Perhaps we should remember Hetty Green when trying to erase the gender pay gap. Hetty Green, who died at age 82 in 1916, was a multimillionaire who owned Dewey, a terrier that bit people. Asked why she kept him, she…

A New Kind of Keynesian?

Reading about John Maynard Keynes’s investing acumen in last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, I wondered whether being a Keynesian could involve more than your attitude about the role of government. So, as a teacher, I created this “Am I a Keynesian?” quiz:…