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  • Quartz | 08/29/16
    House flippers triggered the US housing market crash, not poor subprime borrowers
    In This Story: Antoinette Schoar

    "Recent research—particularly that by MIT Sloan Prof. Antoinette Schoar—has been helping rewrite the received wisdom of the “subprime crisis” that has blamed the crisis on poor, reckless borrowers for the better part of a decade. Schoar's work reveals that borrowing and defaults had risen proportionally across income levels and credit score, but that those with sounder credit ratings drove the rise in delinquencies."

    CNBC | 08/29/2017
    What are your insurance options in this market?
    In This Story: Robert C. Merton

    “Investors would be wise to review prospects for diversification, hedging or insurance in today's markets, says Robert Merton, distinguished professor of Finance at MIT Sloan.”

    Seeking Alpha | 07/12/2017
    Adaptive Markets, Passive Indexing, And Systemic Shocks
    In This Story: Andrew Lo

    “A longstanding academic theory for describing how markets work has finally died. Its impact on investment theory and practice was enormous, but has also led to some risks.”

    MarketWatch | 07/11/2017
    Here's one reason why expensive stocks can continue to climb
    In This Story: Andrew Lo

    “Having a large number of passive investors buying and holding index funds for the next 20 years will cause the market's value to continue to rise”

    Bloomberg | 07/10/17
    Passive Investing Might Not Be Great for Growth
    In This Story: Antoinette Schoar

    "There's disturbing evidence that index and exchange-traded funds reduce competition. That's bad news for the economy."

    The Conversation | 04/12/2017
    How speeding up payments to small businesses creates jobs
    In This Story: Jean Noel Barrot

    "[T]here’s a fairly straightforward way to support small businesses, make them more profitable and hire more: pay them faster."