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Commentary & Opinion
June 28, 2016 Why Brexit Might Not Happen at AllSource: The New Yorker
For the sake of Britain, and also of Europe, I hope that my countrymen and countrywomen rediscover their modest virtues before it’s too late. Watching from afar, it’s clear that a mistake has been made, and that it’s time for a...
Source: Harvard Business Review
News of the United Kingdom’s vote to Leave the European Union shook financial markets Friday, and signaled the start of potentially years of economic uncertainty for Europe. What can policymakers do in response? I asked Adam...
June 27, 2016 The Surprising Evolution of House Republicans on TaxesSource: RollCall
The corporate tax rate of 35 percent would drop to 20 percent and the top individual rate of 39.6 percent would go down to 33 percent under the GOP plan. And small businesses organized as pass-through entities like partnerships,...
June 27, 2016 Is Coca-Cola About To Get Expensive?Source: Seeking Alpha
Philadelphia City Council Committee last week approved a tax of 1.5 cents per ounce on the sugary drinks. In an article, I mentioned some points which help explain why Philadelphia soda tax is not a big deal for PepsiCo...
June 27, 2016 Brexit: Why Most Commentaries Miss The PointSource: Huff Post
What was the narrow British vote to leave the European Union really about? In recent days, you have read commentaries with variations on the following themes, ad nauseam. All of them contain pieces of the truth, but all miss...
June 20, 2016 What Financial Markets Are Saying About InflationSource: Seeking Alpha
The Federal Reserve has scaled back on its interest rate forecast for the next several years. Official projections indicate that FOMC members still believe that the effective federal funds rate will be at 0.9 percent by the end...
Source: Stock Transcript
Throughout the seven-year old U.S. expansion, as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak of 10% in 2009 to a low of 4.7% last month, policy makers have been focused on the slack in the labor market. Yes, slack.
Source: Value Walk
This paper explores the recent idea that a stock’s investors ex ante price the risk that large fire sales by liquidity-shocked blockholders will trigger negative price impacts, also known as “fire sale risk”. Contributing to this...
Source: Market Watch
Wall Street loves its fads. And if you’re looking for hot trends touted by money managers right now, it’s hard to find one more buzzworthy than “socially responsible investing.”
One sector that's taken a serious beating lately is energy. It seems there's big concern from investors each time there's a drop in the price of oil. Many believe they should just stay away from energy companies.
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