Category Archives: Actualités boursières

Could the 2008 financial crisis been foreseen?

Could the 2008 financial crisis been foreseen? In September 2008, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers broke the news and disclosed to the public what would become the biggest financial crisis since 1929. This crisis, fuelled by the speculation around ill-rated … Continue reading

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The rise in corporate debt

The rise in corporate debt In this article, Rodolphe Chollat-Namy (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2019-2023) analyzes the rise in corporate debt. Since the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the level of debt in the world has increased significantly. Global debt, which … Continue reading

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WallStreetBets

WallStreetBets In this article, Shruti Chand (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2020-2022) elaborates on the concept of WallStreetBets. This read will help you get started with understanding WallStreetBets and understand its impact in the stock market. Meaning of WallStreet Bets On the social … Continue reading

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The 2007-2008 subprime crisis

The 2007-2008 subprime crisis In this article, Mark RAHME (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) explores the 2007-2008 subprime crisis. Finance in 2021 was unlike anything imagined: cryptocurrencies going up and down, vaccines, trading restrictions, … all … Continue reading

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Why was 2020 a record year in terms of financial market returns?

Why was 2020 a record year in terms of financial market returns? 2020: a year of all records The year 2020 has been the scene of the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression and the fastest market collapse on … Continue reading

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Who will become London’s heir as Europe’s main financial center in the wake of Brexit?

Who will become London’s heir as Europe’s main financial center in the wake of Brexit? In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explores the Brexit’s consequences on the City’s monopoly over European finance, and which … Continue reading

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Gamestop: how a group of nostalgic nerds overturned a short-selling strategy

Gamestop: how a group of nostalgic nerds overturned a short-selling strategy In this article, Raphaël ROERO DE CORTANZE (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2018-2022) talks about the Gamestop case which has shaken up Wall Street last january. Gamestop: an … Continue reading

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How do “animal spirits” shape the evolution of financial markets?

How do “animal spirits” shape the evolution of financial markets? In this article, Raphaël ROERO DE CORTANZE (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2018-2022) explores the concepts of rationality of economic agents and animal spirits to explain the behavior of … Continue reading

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Could the COVID-19 debt be wiped out?

Could the COVID-19 debt be wiped out? In this article, Raphaël ROERO DE CORTANZE (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2018-2022) discusses the current debate surrounding the cancellation of the covid debt. In March 2020, the French President Emmanuel Macron … Continue reading

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The GameStop saga

The GameStop saga In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2019-2022) explains the GameStop saga. Why does the app “Robinhood” bears its name so well? Did hedge funds actually kneeled down before a bunch of Reddit … Continue reading

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