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April 25, 2019

Gamblers Predicted Brexit Before Financial Traders, Study Finds

Jan. 11, 2019 — Research shows how financial markets should have predicted Brexit hours before they eventually did, and that betting markets beat currency markets to the result by an hour -- producing a 'close ... read more

Disruption Makes Startup Investors Balance Caution Against Fear of Missing out

Oct. 10, 2018 — A new study finds that fear of missing out motivates investors to give money early to startups with a disruptive vision. However, those backers are reluctant to invest too much in unproven ideas that ... read more

Innovation and Speculation Drive Stock Market Bubble Activity, According to New Study

Aug. 1, 2018 — A group of data scientists conducted an in-depth analysis of major innovations and stock market bubbles from 1825 through 2000 and came away with novel takeaways of their own as they found some very ... read more

Mergers Are Good News for Investors

June 5, 2018 — Shareholder value and market share improve when companies merge, confirms a new ... read more

A Decade After Housing Bust, Mortgage Industry on Shaky Ground, Experts Warn

Mar. 29, 2018 — New regulations on banks fueled a boom in nonbank mortgage companies, a category of independent lenders that are more lightly regulated and more financially fragile than banks. These lenders now ... read more

Bitcoin Crash Could Derail Other Cryptocurrencies

Feb. 8, 2018 — A sharp fall in the value of Bitcoin may cause other cryptocurrencies to crash, but is unlikely to have a significant impact on traditional assets, according to new ... read more

Jan. 17, 2018 — Researchers used the Wrangler supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to uncover the root cause of the 'beta anomaly' -- a discrepancy between the expected return on high-risk ... read more

Why Digital Strategies Matter in Bond Markets

Dec. 21, 2017 — Information technology investments are often valued favorably by the stock market because of their strategic nature and important role in influencing revenue and profit growth of firms. New research ... read more

Study Connects Stocks, Democracy, and the Arab Spring

Dec. 20, 2017 — Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Away from the square, the protests had another effect, ... read more

Stock Market Microstructures: Modeling Could Help Evaluate Financial Crises

Nov. 22, 2017 — Researchers have analyzed the statistical regularities and irregularities in the recent order flow of 96 different NASDAQ stocks. Since prices are strongly correlated during financial crises, they ... read more

The Value of a Dollar? New Research Finds Dollar Appreciation Hurts Emerging Markets

Oct. 31, 2017 — New research suggests a strong dollar may hamper investment in emerging ... read more

June 22, 2017 — A proposed tax on systemically risky financial transactions could reduce the risk of financial system crashes by spurring financial networks to reshape in more resilient ways, suggests a new ... read more

Economists Examined US Legal Cannabis Sector to Gauge Value of Banking Services

Dec. 1, 2016 — Despite the many innovative services in the digital age, conventional banking remains important to newly-established businesses; banking cannot yet be replaced by online financial services such as ... read more

New Approach Predicts Price Trends in the Stock Options Market

Nov. 9, 2016 — A novel method to identify how options traders exploit mutual fund non-fundamental price pressure on aggregate stock prices is outlined in a new ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Anyone who has lost out on an investment in recent weeks -- from pension funds and stocks to the housing rental market and currency exchange -- may have lost more than they realize, according to new ... read more

Study Uses Text-Mining to Improve Market Intelligence on Startups

July 13, 2016 — A researcher has created a new method that uses big data analytics and text-mining techniques to improve market intelligence and explain potential mergers and acquisitions of startup companies in the ... read more

Stocks Overvalued Longer and More Often Than Previously Thought, Says Study

May 4, 2016 — A study of the most commonly-traded US stocks over the last 13-years finds 13,000 'bubbles,' or periods when the stocks were ... read more

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