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The End of Quantitative Easing

The End of Quantitative Easing

By Laya Mallela ’17 On Wednesday, October 29th, the Federal Reserve announced the end to its long running bond purchase program, otherwise known as quantitative easing. After assessing the current… Read more »

The Economic Impact of Ebola in Africa

The Economic Impact of Ebola in Africa

Earlier this month, the World Bank issued a warning to West Africa outlining the economic damages faced by the region if it fails to contain the spread of Ebola. While… Read more »

Homebuilders’ Gains and the Housing Market’s Growth Potential

Homebuilders’ Gains and the Housing Market’s Growth Potential

By Abraham Mendelson ‘17 In a week when the stock market slid on concerns of faltering economic growth in Europe and Asia as well as greater fear of Ebola’s spread,… Read more »

Low Crude Oil Prices and the Global Economy

Low Crude Oil Prices and the Global Economy

By Alex Mui ’17 After three months of steady decline, the price per barrel of crude oil rebounded from a low of $79.78 to $83.03. However, even with this brief… Read more »

Abenomics and Tax Hikes Hurting Japan’s Economy

Abenomics and Tax Hikes Hurting Japan’s Economy

By Jeffrey Fung As Japan’s GDP shrank at the rate of 7.1% in the second quarter of 2014, there have been numerous discussions and debates regarding the effectiveness of the… Read more »

The Decline of the Russian Ruble

The Decline of the Russian Ruble

Laya Mallela ’17 On Wednesday, October 9, the Russian ruble hit all-time lows of 44.74 against the euro-dollar basket and 40.13 against the dollar (USD). The ruble began sliding at… Read more »

U.S. Inflation: The Barrier to Interest Rate Hikes

U.S. Inflation: The Barrier to Interest Rate Hikes

Evan Lefkovitz ’16 After the 2008 recession, the Federal Reserve Board, in an effort to combat disinflation, instituted a series of quantitative easing measures through the purchase of mortgage-backed and… Read more »

The Persistence of Financial Investigations and Their Impacts

The Persistence of Financial Investigations and Their Impacts

By Abraham Mendelson ‘17  With the announcement of Eric Holder’s resignation at the end of September behind it, the Justice Department is back at work with a familiar target in… Read more »

Piketty’s Take on Wealth Inequality

Piketty’s Take on Wealth Inequality

By Brian Endo ’16 There has been a lot of media attention focused on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The book attempts to tackle the issue of wealth… Read more »

The Death of the Commodities Trading Business

The Death of the Commodities Trading Business

By Robert “RJ” Raglin In the early 2000s, many of the largest investment banks in the United States rushed into the new territory of physical commodities trading. Now they are… Read more »

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