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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs): Wall Street’s Latest Trend | Posted on Apr 12, 2021

lthough special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have been on the scene for more than two decades, in recent years they’ve become one of the hottest trends on Wall Street.

Heads or Tails: How Human Behavior Influences Risky Economic Decisions | Posted on Mar 18, 2021

In a recent Gabelli School Centennial Virtual Speaker Series presentation sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, the Museum of American Finance, and the CFA Society, Szpiro investigated how rationality and human behavior shape individual economic decisions.

Online Gaming, Art, and Collectibles: Unique Opportunities to Diversify an Investment Portfolio | Posted on Mar 05, 2021

Four out of five of the most-watched sporting events in the last five years have been e-sports games, and they continue to rise in popularity. While online gaming might seem like an unconventional investment, Clinical Associate Professor Kevin Mirabile, D.P.S., sees the potential returns.

Professors Weigh In on the ‘Comedy and Tragedy’ of GameStop Wall Street Saga | Posted on Feb 08, 2021

On Jan. 27, the world woke up to discover that a social media site, a video game store, and a somewhat arcane Wall Street trading technique had collided so spectacularly, the result was possibly the single largest involuntary transfer of wealth in the history of free markets.

Villain or Victor? Revisiting Jay Gould and the Union Pacific Railroad | Posted on Feb 04, 2021

Late 19th-century American railroad magnate Jason “Jay” Gould has been called the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street,” despised for his unscrupulous investing and trading tactics.

Bruce Greenwald Discusses the Evolution of Value Investing | Posted on Nov 24, 2020

When the first edition of Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond, was published in 1999, many believed that value investing was dead.

Serving Customers Faithfully and Adding Value to Society | Posted on Nov 19, 2020

The perception of the finance industry has been tainted by mistrust and notorious stories of corruption. But in his book Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry, author JC de Swaan looks at the industry through a different lens.

Lawrence Cunningham on Attracting and Retaining Quality Shareholders | Posted on Nov 16, 2020

In a letter to shareholders in 1983, Warren Buffett described the type of investors he sought to attract to Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the company he built into the multi-billion-dollar holding company and conglomerate it is today.

Michael Gatto: Opportunities in the Credit Markets Emerge at Times of Crises | Posted on Nov 04, 2020

Like other financial crises over the past quarter-century, the COVID-19 pandemic created tremendous opportunities, according to Michael Gatto, partner of Silver Point Capital, a credit-focused hedge fund, and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the Gabelli School.

Consultant & Author Joseph Calandro Jr. on the Six Principles of Value Investing | Posted on Oct 22, 2020

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse were two of the most influential inventors in American history. Yet, both eventually lost control of the companies they founded for financial reasons.

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