Until the late 1800s, moments of widespread high-risk financial gambling weren’t considered manias but the results of individual actors, who bore responsibility for the disastrous results.
A transcript of episode 10 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including a story on a new technique to prevent predators eating the eggs of endangered birds.
Market prices are supposed to reflect a company's fundamental value. When they no longer do, bad things can happen.
WallStreetBets is now reshaping financial markets: Non-professional market participants, or retail investors, are doing the work traditionally performed by financial advisers and analysts.
Some markets suggest a swift economic recovery from coronavirus. Others are less optimistic.
The contrast between the real economy and the stock market is striking. How long will it last?
Shutting down the stock market would be like closing our eyes and shooting the messenger.
Regulators, in their attempts to level the playing field for all investors, should not exclusively view high-frequency traders as market destabilizers.
With a global recession looking increasingly likely, a finance scholar offers guidance on how to ride it out.
An economist explains how a virus like COVID-19 could disrupt the US economy – and why it’s too soon to freak out just yet.
A growing number of investors, policymakers and others say the US economy may be at risk of spiraling downward. A finance professor explains how to ride it out.
Rating agencies continue to be found wanting, primarily because of their business model where the institution being rated pays. This brings about a conflict of interest which is not easy to resolve.
With the launch of the Libra cryptocurrency, Mark Zuckerberg reveals his dreams of building a new virtual country, perhaps inspired by the Roman Empire.
There is no need for Canadians to play catch-up on sustainable finance. We can lead.
Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and other ratings agencies have a long and storied history, but today they face significant criticism and the future of ratings themselves are under challenge.
Investors are increasingly concerned about climate change, but for the markets to deploy their full capacities, the dominant principles that guide them need to be revised.
The Fed abruptly ended two years of aggressive interest rate hikes, signaling the longest economic expansion on record may be coming to a close.
The index fund revolutionized investing for millions. Its founder died on Jan. 16.
Donald Trump is eroding trust in the US – but the dollar’s preeminence in global finance will easily withstand this.
Bitcoin has been on a downward ride over the last year, steadily trading below US$4,000. It could get worse.