Banking and Beyond: Reflections on the World of Finance

Carl Tack
An educational blog about finance, for university students and young professionals
Created 16 Jun 2021
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  • Funding the Net-Zero Carbon Economy
    07 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Global leaders are working hard to develop and implement plans for transitioning the global economy to a net-zero carbon emissions environment by the year 2050, or at least some of them are. This will...
  • Tax the Rich, Part 2
    28 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    The Biden Administration today released an outline of its latest tax plan, a previous version of which I referenced in a post titled “Tax the Rich?”. It looks like the Biden administration has now giv...
  • Deal is a 4-Letter Word
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Closing the Deal The Private Equity firm Partners Group Holdings manages over $100bn in assets from its headquarters in the Swiss Alps. And it has just banned employees’ use of the word “deal”, imposi...
  • Tax the Rich?
    20 Oct 2021 • 17 min read • 2 1
    President Biden announced his 2022 budget proposal on May 28th and it has proven to be every bit as controversial as one might have expected. The budget proposal calls for $6tn of spending in fiscal 2...
  • China's Debt Bomb
    12 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 4 1
    We have for some time now been following the China Evergrande story and more broadly the unfolding collapse of the property development industry in China. This is in part a story of contemporary domes...
  • Bond Yields and Stock Prices
    07 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    September was a difficult month for the US stock market, with the S&P down by 5% or so. A number of market pundits have suggested that the fall in the stock market was attributable to the coincident r...
  • Gensler's Agenda
    05 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    SEC Chair Gary Gensler Like all regulatory agencies the SEC has an agenda, which changes with the change in administrations following elections. Under President Trump the SEC’s agenda was oriented tow...
  • A Dangerous Man?
    04 Oct 2021 • 12 min read
    Fed Chair Jay Powell: Will he or won’t he keep his job? At some point in the next few months, President Biden must decide whether to re-appoint Jerome (Jay) Powell as chair of the Fed. Mr. Powell was ...
  • China Evergrande, Part 3
    28 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 4 2
    Is China’s economic bubble about to burst? I spent last weekend in New York at the wedding of the son of some very good friends. At the wedding I met several new people who, when they learned that I t...
  • China Evergrande, Part 2
    22 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Just after hitting “send” on my Evergrande post from earlier today I came across another good summary of the Evergrande news and commentary, some of which goes beyond what was in my post this morning....
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