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Finance & Accounting

Can Investors Create Profitable Trading Strategies Based on Academic Findings?

It hasn’t been clear if information from the ivory tower translates to the trading-room floor. A new study tackles the question by looking at research on earnings announcements.

Finance & Accounting

Apple’s Inflation Problem

The company faces a “double whammy” due to its cash hoarding.

Economics

Why Are U.S. Companies Hoarding So Much Cash?

More than anything else, it comes down to taxes.

Finance & Accounting

What Can We Learn from Amazon’s Stock Split?

We may have to wait and see what this move signals for the tech sector.

Finance & Accounting

Meme Trading Is Not Dead—It Will Continue to Rile Markets

Investors are going to continue using social media to gain a trading edge.

Finance & Accounting

Would Housing Cost Less If It Were Easier to Build New Homes? Surprisingly, Not Much.

A new study suggests that supply and demand are only part of a complex problem.

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Economics

When a Bunch of Economists Look at the Same Data, Do They All See It the Same Way?

Not at all, according to a recent study, which showed just how much noise can be introduced by researchers’ unique analytical approaches.

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Finance & Accounting

Take 5: What Good Does It Do a Company to Do Good?

Kellogg faculty look at how ESG initiatives are received by investors, customers, and employees.

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Economics

Can Larger Loans Help Small Firms Grow?

Sometimes. But it turns out that lenders are bad at figuring out which businesses will benefit.

Finance & Accounting

Does Positive ESG News Help a Company’s Stock Price?

A comprehensive new study finds that investors reward some—but not all—efforts.

Finance & Accounting

Employers Are Struggling to Hire Workers. Here Are 4 Things They Can Do about It.

Companies will need to address employees’ needs differently going forward.

Entrepreneurship

Private-Equity Firms Are Back at the Deal Table. Here’s What to Expect.

Funds are flush with cash and ready to buy. But they’ll have competition.

Finance & Accounting

How Green Are Green Bonds?

Large companies issuing green bonds may have more to do with interest rates than altruism.

Finance & Accounting

Bonds. Corporate Bonds.

Corporate bond markets have proven remarkably resilient during the pandemic—and companies with strong credit are poised to benefit.

Finance & Accounting

It’s Time for Central Banks to Start Issuing Their Own Digital Currencies. Yes, Even the Fed.

The case for why central banks and policymakers must jump in the race now or risk getting left behind.

Finance & Accounting

How Useful Are ESG Ratings for Sustainable Investors?

These ratings are proliferating. Now there may be a better way to assess them.

Finance & Accounting

How Useful Are ESG Ratings for Sustainable Investors?

These ratings are proliferating. Now there may be a better way to assess them.

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Finance & Accounting

Understanding the Rapidly Evolving World of Sustainable Finance

It’s no longer a niche investment strategy—and it has the potential to deliver strong returns.

Finance & Accounting

Rules to Limit Short-Term Trading Can Have Unintended Consequences

New research suggests that regulators should instead focus on broader investor access to information.

Finance & Accounting

Does GameStop Signal the End of Short Selling as We Know It?

A conversation with a prominent short seller about the possible consequences of a wild week on Wall Street.

Finance & Accounting

Employment Plunged to Great Depression Levels in 2020. What’s Ahead in 2021?

Even with vaccine rollouts and a new stimulus bill, the U.S. economy faces a daunting challenge.

Finance & Accounting

How an Advice Hotline Is Making Farmers in India More Productive

Previous efforts to provide farmers with guidance fell short. But this venture went further.

Finance & Accounting

Should Local Governments Be Offering Tax Credits to Angel Investors?

New research casts doubt on whether these incentives actually spur innovation and economic growth.

Finance & Accounting

Airlines and COVID-19: The Turbulence Ahead

With demand still down and debts mounting, the industry looks ahead.

Finance & Accounting

What’s Next for Real Estate Markets?

As the pandemic continues to upend how we live, work, and play, the future of residential and commercial markets remains very much in flux.

Finance & Accounting

How Credit Ratings Are Shaping Governments’ Responses to Covid-19

To fund pandemic-related spending, governments around the world will need to take on more debt. If they can.

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Social Impact

Black-Owned Businesses Often Struggle to Access Capital. Here’s How Financial Institutions Can Change That.

Banks and investors need to redefine creditworthiness, diversify their boards, and think more about social returns.

Finance & Accounting

How to Secure Credit During a Financial Crisis

The key? Don’t tap your best collateral in good times.

Finance & Accounting

Taking on Debt Can Help a Company Grow—Until a Crisis Hits

A new study shows how highly leveraged companies have less flexibility to innovate in a downturn.

Economics

Here’s How Americans Are Spending Their Stimulus Checks

Real-time data pinpoints what we’re buying, and who’s spending the fastest.

Finance & Accounting

What Happens When Private-Equity Firms Start Making Deals Again?

There will be more buyout opportunities, but fewer on-site visits will make due diligence more difficult.

Finance & Accounting

What the Current Crisis Means for Private Equity

Access to capital will likely buoy some PE firms and the companies they back. Others will be less lucky.

Finance & Accounting

The COVID-19 Crisis Reveals How Short-Term, Shareholder-First Thinking Still Rules the Day

From questionable buybacks to overly restrictive M&A clauses, a recent pledge to consider other stakeholders is ringing hollow.

Economics

The Unprecedented Stock-Market Reaction to COVID-19

A new analysis explains why this pandemic really is different.