Finance 101: Cracking the Jargon of Wall Street

Wall Street is infamously indecipherable. Arbitrage, small firm effect, reversion to mean: these terms are thrown around all the time by finance-savvy journalists, bankers, and professors, but it’s easy to gloss over what exactly they mean. Yet, understanding these terms remains crucial to analyzing the current market and predicting future trends of the financial world…. Read more »

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  • Nintendo is Switching Things Up

    The Nintendo Switch, a new innovative home and mobile gaming experience is set to release in March of 2017. The release of this device has the potential to reinvigorate the company of Nintendo, which has been falling short in recent years to other technology powerhouses such as Microsoft and Sony. This is of course pending... Read more »

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  • The Future of China’s Foreign Investment Deals

    In the last few years, China’s corporations have been on a relatively quiet and extremely rapid buying spree, spending more than $106 billion in 2015 to acquire stakes in overseas companies. The actions of Chinese corporations have been relatively uninhibited, but recently, amid growing concerns about national cybersecurity, President Obama’s decision to deny a Chinese... Read more »

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  • The Future of China’s Foreign Investment Deals

    In the last few years, China’s corporations have been on a relatively quiet and extremely rapid buying spree, spending more than $106 billion in 2015 to acquire stakes in overseas companies. The actions of Chinese corporations have been relatively uninhibited, but recently, amid growing concerns about national cybersecurity, President Obama’s decision to deny a Chinese… Read more »

  • AT&T and Time Warner: The Dangers of a Lack of Competition

    On October 22, AT&T announced that it will buy Time Warner for $84.5 billion, for a total transaction value of $108.7 billion when including Time Warner’s net debt. AT&T is the second largest wireless provider in America (the first being Verizon). AT&T is also the largest pay TV–a service that distributes television programs and movies… Read more »

  • Nintendo is Switching Things Up

    The Nintendo Switch, a new innovative home and mobile gaming experience is set to release in March of 2017. The release of this device has the potential to reinvigorate the company of Nintendo, which has been falling short in recent years to other technology powerhouses such as Microsoft and Sony. This is of course pending… Read more »

  • Introduction to Negative Interest Rates: Japan’s Risky Gambit to Jump-Start the Economy

    Following a meeting in November 2016, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has decided to continue its previously established monetary policy of negative interest rates. The BOJ’s Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP) is part of of the larger set of economic policies commonly referred to as “Abenomics,” a mixture of economic strategies put forth by Prime… Read more »

  • Nadeem Javaid Presents Talk on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

    On October 19, Pakistan’s Chief Economist at the Ministry of Planning Dr. Nadeem Javaid presented a talk, hosted by the Julis-Ravinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative. CPEC constitutes a $50 billion investment by China in order to expand trade and commerce between itself and Pakistan and is… Read more »

  • Economic Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Host Nations

    Since the tumultuous series of events known collectively as the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya transpired in 2011, protests in Syria have have resulted in military intervention on behalf of President Assad’s government. As the nation fragmented into a plethora of factions including Assad supporters, rebel groups, ethnic groups, and Islamic extremists, a… Read more »

  • Private Equity 101

    At times it feels like the investing world randomly creates terms like “proprietary transaction,” “broken auction,” and “control leveraged buyout” simply to watch those not so well-versed in the language of finance flounder in a haze of confusion. But never fear! On April 21, Princeton graduates Steve Brownlie ’97 and Greg Ruiz ’05, from the… Read more »

  • OBOR: How China is Redefining its Role for the “New Normal”

    Originating as an idea within China’s commerce ministry intended to decrease overcapacity in China’s steel and manufacturing sectors, China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) program has evolved into a cornerstone of Xi Jiping’s economic strategy and foreign policy. By establishing a modern incarnation of the dynamic trade network that once directed a thriving trade between… Read more »

  • Debating the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

    In December 2015, world leaders, leading scientists, policy makers, and activists convened in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, to draft a plan to combat climate change. In the Paris Agreement drafted at the conference,  several countries agreed to set targets for emissions reduction and increase funding for renewable energy technologies,… Read more »

  • Profile: Julie Silcock

    Since graduating from Princeton, Julie Silcock ’78, has made quite the name for herself in the world of finance. Silcock is currently a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey , an international investment bank and one of the top M&A advisors for US transactions, in the Southwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. Previously, she was the head of Southwest… Read more »