Trading and Regulation

Article Posted on: 30 Oct 2019

We investigated whether academics add value to firms? The answer is yes!

Independent directors add value to a firm through their collected diverse experiences and knowledge; together advancing a firm’s performance. Academic expertise is a relevant category that contributes to the character of a director.

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Firm Expectations

Article Posted on: 18 Oct 2019

We investigated whether academics add value to firms? The answer is yes!

Independent directors add value to a firm through their collected diverse experiences and knowledge; together advancing a firm’s performance. Academic expertise is a relevant category that contributes to the character of a director.

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Short Selling

Article Posted on: 25 Sep 2019

Short selling is the financial marketplace practice of betting that a share’s price will decline. It sends signals to the market that the firm’s performance has weakened. Due to the impact to financial markets, recent literature observed that short sellers can play a role monitoring managerial behaviours and firms' decision making.

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The Politics of Liquidity

Article Posted on: 11 Sep 2019

The President’s Party and its Power – Research has found that when a Democrat president is in power, there is rapid economic growth, lower unemployment rate, and business profits are more significant compared to when a Republican president is in control. We investigate the link between politics and activity in the U.S. stock market to find that markets become more liquid under a Democratic presidency.

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Uncertainty of trade relationships

Article Posted on: 27 Aug 2019

New Zealand’s top two trading partners, US and China, are not acting like partners at all. How does the uncertainty of the trade relationship between the US and China impact a smaller economy like New Zealand?

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Do Academics Add Value to Firms?

Article Posted on: 20 Aug 2019

We investigated whether academics add value to firms? The answer is yes!

Independent directors add value to a firm through their collected diverse experiences and knowledge; together advancing a firm’s performance. Academic expertise is a relevant category that contributes to the character of a director.

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NYSE affects on Global markets

Article Posted on: 30 May 2019

On March 31, 2019, the NYSE had 507 non-US companies from 46 countries listed on it. Trading in the US and the home market is beneficial because of competition for order flow, more investors, and more price information. For investors, cross-listed stocks are a good way to invest in foreign stocks and present cross-market arbitrage opportunities. However, there are downsides as well.

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Informational Impact of Announcements

Article Posted on: 17 May 2019

When important information is released into financial markets, prices respond to reflect the information from the announcement. This reaction keeps markets efficient and ensures that prices are correct. However, some investors are more informed than others, and at times of announcements, these more informed traders can exploit their informational advantage to make financial gain.

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Are there bubbles in wine?

Article Posted on: 10 May 2019

Collectibles, as an asset class have received considerable attention in recent years. On average, high net-worth individuals hold nearly 6% of their assets in collectibles. Being a significant asset class, many studies have looked at the financial aspects of collectibles and assessed the benefits of adding collectibles to a portfolio of financial assets.

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