Finance

Insights

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell arrives at his news conference after the two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on interest rate policy in Washington. Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas
January 10, 2019
Written

Why the Fed Won’t Cave to Trump

The president is browbeating the Federal Reserve, but a Stanford finance professor says it’s a bad idea that won’t work.
Insights Series

In this five-part series, Stanford Business explores the latest findings from a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners and asks four to share their stories firsthand.

Insights

Elizabeth Holmes. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid
December 17, 2018
Written

What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.

Latest Stories in Finance

January 15, 2019
Written

How Politicians Hurt Your Public Pension Plan

A Stanford study indicates they make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations.
January 10, 2019
Written

Why the Fed Won’t Cave to Trump

The president is browbeating the Federal Reserve, but a Stanford finance professor says it’s a bad idea that won’t work.
December 17, 2018
Written

What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.
December 3, 2018
Written

Seven Most-Read Stories of 2018

From tips for career satisfaction to an economist’s stint as an Uber driver, here are the stories that caught our readers’ attention.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Mitt Romney: Why You Should Have More in Your Life Than Just Work

On this podcast episode, the politician and businessman argues why self-knowledge makes for a more effective leader.
November 2, 2018
Written

Risks and Rewards of the Mysterious Private Stock World

Private marketplaces are thriving as companies leverage a valuable recruitment tool.
October 31, 2018
Written

Investing in China: It’s Still “the Wild, Wild West”

How an uncle’s battle with cancer helped Nisa Leung become one of Asia’s most successful VCs.
October 19, 2018
Written

Big Data Is Giving an Edge to Big Companies

The growth gap is widening between large and small companies. A new study offers a surprising explanation.
October 15, 2018
Written

How CEOs-In-Waiting Buy the Companies They Want to Run

A little-known investment vehicle skyrockets young entrepreneurs into top roles.
October 5, 2018
Written

Ten Years after the Financial Meltdown: What Have We Learned?

We aren’t nearly as safe as we could be, two Stanford GSB finance experts find.