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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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A bird of prey| Reuters/Baz Ratner
June 7, 2016
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Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds

Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets. Here’s why.

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Stock market graph | iStock/Teradat Santivivut
May 25, 2016
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In Financial Disclosures, Not All Information Is Equal

An accounting professor looks to game theory to understand the subtleties of financial reporting.

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A customer conducts a mobile money transfer, known as M-Pesa, inside the Safaricom mobile phone care centre in the central business district of Kenya's capital Nairobi | Reuters/Thomas
March 28, 2016
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Mbwana Alliy: “Africa is About to Peak”

A fund helps startups in sub-Saharan Africa rise from obscurity.

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An illustration of a "for sale" sign in front of a house. | Tricia Seibold (source: iStock/FrankRamspott)
May 3, 2016
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Alex Lofton: “There is a Chance You Will Fail”

Can a community model help first-time homebuyers?

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Professors Paul Pfleiderer, Anat R. Admati, and Peter M. DeMarzo | Drew Kelly
June 17, 2016
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Why Corporations Get Hooked on Debt

Banks are not alone when it comes to being overleveraged.

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December 6, 2011
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Rupert Scofield: Social Enterprises are Key to Meaningful Change

Creator of "the World Bank for the Poor" explains how social enterprise can create systems that work for everyone in society.
November 30, 2011
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Arrillaga Book Offers Map for Successful Philanthropy

Don't just feel good about philanthropic gifts, says Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen in her book Giving 2.0. Put your mind to work as well as your heart.
October 4, 2011
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Richard Fairbank: Capital One Is Poised to Be the Biggest Virtual Bank

The CEO explains how his company revolutionized the credit card world, and is still cooking up ways to disrupt the banking industry.
September 15, 2011
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Investor Flows Were Behind the 2008 Oil Price Wild Ride

Research says there was an "economically and statistically significant effect of investor flows on futures prices."
September 15, 2011
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When They Are Wrong, Analysts May Dig in Their Heels

Analysts sometimes stick to their erroneous views, a tendency that might contribute to market bubbles and busts.
September 1, 2011
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Jack Ma: China's Alibaba Wants to Acquire Yahoo

The Chinese internet giant chairman shows how, in many ways, China's internet has eclipsed that of the United States.
June 1, 2011
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Stanford Finance Forum Debates Bank Capital and Equity Levels

Boston Fed CEO Eric Rosengren says money market mutual funds are vulnerable to the European debt crisis.
April 1, 2011
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Exploring Auction Models for Peer-to-Peer Lending

A study says in the emerging market for peer-to-peer loans, the auction method that's used can make an important difference to the borrower.
March 1, 2011
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European High-Tech Startups Thrive, Says Skype Founder

Now head of his own venture capital firm, Niklas Zennström says the markets outside of the United States are big, and growing rapidly.
February 1, 2011
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Stefan Nagel: How Personal Experience Affects Investment Behavior

Researchers show that living through an event, like the Great Depression, has a significant impact on how we invest our money.