How Retail Investors Are Changing the Stock Market

August 30, 2021

Retail investors are non-professional investors who, instead of keeping their money in the bank or investing it in mutual funds, invest directly in the stock market for higher returns. Often, retail investors don't have in-depth or professional knowledge of the stock market. Can an...

France Leads the Way in Public-Private Partnerships
August 17, 2021

France Leads the Way in Public-Private Partnerships

India Is Slowly Evolving Into a Market Economy
May 26, 2021

India Is Slowly Evolving Into a Market Economy

Expect an Uneven Rebound in MENA and Central Asia
May 20, 2021

Expect an Uneven Rebound in MENA and Central Asia

Fintech’s Problem With Race

Fintech’s Problem With Race

May 11, 2021

It’s been a turbulent year for the fintech industry. The pandemic had its effect on the sector, just as it did on many others, in strange and contradictory ways. Experts are predicting that COVID-19 will drive more people into the fintech market while simultaneously slowing down the...

Corruption, an Unnecessary Evil

Corruption, an Unnecessary Evil

May 06, 2021

Since the United Nations Convention Against Corruption was adopted in October 2003, International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on December 9. In the context of the ongoing pandemic, António Guterres, the UN secretary general, had a clear message: “Corruption is...

Is Bitcoin the New Coal?

Is Bitcoin the New Coal?

April 22, 2021

In February, Tesla announced it had purchased $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and would soon accept the cryptocurrency for car purchases. While bolstering Elon Musk’s crypto cred on Twitter, the move has a serious climate impact. Tesla prides itself on being the green car company,...

Peter Thiel’s Bitcoin Paranoia

Peter Thiel’s Bitcoin Paranoia

April 13, 2021

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel finds himself in a confusing moral quandary as he struggles to weigh the merits of his nerdish belief in cryptocurrency against his patriotic paranoia focused on China’s economic rivalry with the United States. Participating in “a virtual event held for...

A New European Financial Landscape Is Emerging

A New European Financial Landscape Is Emerging

April 01, 2021

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European single market on January 1 has sent trade in goods plummeting amid much confusion. By contrast, Brexit was carried out in an orderly manner in the financial sector, despite significant movement of trading...

Lebanon Hits a New Milestone

Lebanon Hits a New Milestone

March 05, 2021

On March 2, the Lebanese lira (or pound) eroded even further into becoming a failed currency, if there is such a thing. From an official exchange rate of 3,900 pounds per US dollar for importers and manufacturers of essential food items, the “cost of scarce dollars hit 10,000 Lebanese pounds on...

The Losers of the GameStop Saga

The Losers of the GameStop Saga

February 04, 2021

Slate’s Aaron Mak took the trouble to interview a group of people otherwise neglected by the media who happen to be the most directly concerned by the future of GameStop. As the pundits across the media landscape focused on the raging battle between a horde of Redditors and Melvin Capital,...

GameStop: Putting Skin Back in the Game

GameStop: Putting Skin Back in the Game

February 02, 2021

Unless you live completely off the grid, you have most likely heard something about the GameStop boom last week. For those unaware, a hedge fund, Melvin Capital, held very large short positions against GameStop, a brick-and-mortar gaming store whose stock has been falling steadily over the...

Is Wall Street a Wave or a Particle?

Is Wall Street a Wave or a Particle?

February 01, 2021

There have been enough commentaries in the past week on the great GameStop affair to fill several editions of Encylopaedia Britannica and possibly Wikipedia as well. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary particularly appreciates an article penned by Alex Hern, the UK technology editor for The Guardian,...

Will American Democracy Perish Like Rome’s?

Will American Democracy Perish Like Rome's?

January 28, 2021

A recent The Economist cover pictured the 46th US President Joe Biden in front of the White House with a cleaning mop. The lead, “Morning after in America,” projects that “The outlook for America looks grim, but that could quickly change.” The venerable publication proclaimed from its...

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