A historian explains how the US has used war bonds to both fund its wars and inspire patriotism among Americans.
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is pushing for a ban on active trading by members of Congress following accusations that some of their colleagues may have engaged in insider trading.
Wind and solar developers have to woo investors before they can get the tax credits they’re entitled to.
A surge in stock markets towards year end goes against the idea of rational traders, yet it often happens.
Overconfidence is often a contributing factor to market crashes, like the financial crisis of 2008.
It isn’t just the effects of climate change that could destabilize the financial system, it’s also fossil fuel assets losing value. The good news is that central banks can fix it.
Publicly traded companies must have independent oversight and make regular financial and other disclosures. The Trump Organization has none of these safeguards.
Both Spacs and bitcoin went rocketing up in price only to come crashing back down. And that’s not all they have in common.
The world’s first futures market for water launched in California in December. Two commodities experts explain how it works, what the potential problems are and why there’s no reason to freak out.
Robinhood’s trading app uses features commonly found in video games and casinos to make investing more fun, which also obscures the real risks involved.
A finance scholar explains what an IPO is, how it works and a new way companies are going public that’s winning the hearts of WallStreetBets Redditors.
Geographers are documenting slave-built infrastructure, from railroads to ports, in use today. Such work could influence the reparations debate by showing how slavery still props up the US economy.
It’s up to the courts to draw a line between free speech and illegal market manipulation. And the Supreme Court has never ruled on this specific question.
WallStreetBets is now reshaping financial markets: Non-professional market participants, or retail investors, are doing the work traditionally performed by financial advisers and analysts.
The gleeful manipulation of GameStop’s share price is not the first time amateur investors have created a legitimacy crisis on Wall Street.
The question is if and how the regulators can respond.
The easy answer as to why trading was halted relates to the stock’s ‘volatility’ after its dramatic climb in recent weeks. But it could also mean something fishy is going on.
Much as the South rejected President Lincoln’s election with a massive armed uprising, could President Trump’s many supporters rise up and overthrow a Biden-led government?
Similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ignore, but Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal teaches us that several developments have to coincide to generate a lasting social safety net.
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.