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September 3, 2015

Aug. 24, 2015 — Like the Rubik's Cube, a three-dimensional combination puzzle where every twist also scrambles the face opposite of it, economics puzzles are similarly interlinked -- a change in policy may lead ... read more

How Stock Market's 'Spare Tire' Keeps Economy Churning During Banking Crises

Aug. 5, 2015 — In countries with strong legislation to prevent fraudulent corporate behavior, banking crises have a less severe impact on firms and the economy in general, a new study ... read more

Bitcoin Virtual Currency Users and Motivations: A Haven for Criminals?

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study uses Google Trends data in an attempt to understand who uses the anonymous crypto-currency Bitcoin, and for what ... read more

Study Delves Into Regulators' Decision-Making in Bank Closures

July 17, 2015 — Commercial bank regulators consider much more than monetary cost when determining whether to close a troubled bank, a new report states. According to the study, regulators show a desire to defer ... read more

Commodity Market Volatility More Perception Than Reality

June 23, 2015 — When grain and other commodity prices experienced explosive episodes between 2004 and 2013, the finger pointed toward index traders as the cause. Researchers identified and date-stamped both upward ... read more

Inexperienced Investors Should Take Advantage of 'Auto-Pilot Investing'

June 1, 2015 — Use of target-date is a positive trend that will help inexperienced investors invest safely without risking significant losses based on their lack of knowledge, an expert writes. Target-date funds, ... read more

Study Connects Credit Default Swaps to Mortgage Delinquencies

May 26, 2015 — The first empirical investigation has been released by investigators connecting credit default swaps to mortgage defaults that helped lead to the 2007-2008 financial ... read more

Tax-Efficient Mutual Fund Managers Savvier Than Their Peers, Study Shows

Apr. 21, 2015 — Tax-efficient mutual funds perform better before and after taxes, according to new ... read more

Outside CEOs Could Rejuvenate Struggling Businesses

Apr. 1, 2015 — CEOs hired from outside a company tend to spend more money on research and development, while CEOs hired from within are likely to make large, strategic acquisitions, new research has found. ... read more

Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit

Mar. 23, 2015 — With mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers ... read more

Winter Months SAD for US Treasury Securities

Mar. 16, 2015 — The best time to invest in US Treasury securities may be spring, thanks to seasonal variations in investor risk tolerance linked to depression. A team of finance researchers found that the monthly ... read more

When Shareholders Exacerbate Their Own Banks' Crisis

Nov. 21, 2014 — Banks are increasingly issuing 'CoCo' bonds to boost the levels of equity they hold. In a crisis situation, bondholders are forced to convert these bonds into a bank's equity. To date, ... read more

Do Financial Experts Make Better Investments?

Oct. 28, 2014 — Financial experts do not make higher returns on their own investments than untrained investors, according to new research. The first-of-its-kind study analyzed the private portfolios of mutual fund ... read more

Study Identifies Upside to Financial Innovations

Aug. 27, 2014 — A new study of financial innovations before and during the last financial crisis indicates that financial innovations are not all bad. Many provide positive ... read more

Stock Prices of Companies That Use the Same Underwriter Tend to Move Together

Aug. 7, 2014 — The stock prices of companies that use the same lead underwriter during their equity offerings tend to move together, according to a new study by financial economics ... read more

Aug. 7, 2014 — The massive spread of the cryptocurrency or digital currency, Bitcoin, opens up new pathways for researchers to study social action on markets. This reveals interesting feedback between the exchange ... read more

Short Sellers Not to Blame for 2008 Financial Crisis

July 29, 2014 — Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new ... read more

Early Detection of Extreme Financial Events: Market Crashes Are Anomalous Features in Financial Data Fractal Landscape

June 16, 2014 — Due to their previously discovered fractal nature, financial data patterns are self-similar when scaling up. New research shows that the most extreme events in financial data dynamics-reflected in ... read more

Stock Prognosticators: Finance Message Board Users May Be Able to Predict Stock Price Movements

June 11, 2014 — A new study suggests Yahoo’s finance message boards can predict stock price movements. It also found more than two-thirds of the comments had nothing to do with finance. The researchers analyzed ... read more

May 28, 2014 — Scientists have develop an innovative new model to aid the analysis of financial markets uses the laws of molecular fluid dynamics to describe order-book ... read more

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