Category Archives: Financial news

Alternative to market-capitalization weighting strategies

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents the different alternatives developed to the market-capitalization weighting strategy (buy-and-hold strategy). The structure of this post is as follows: we begin by introducing alternatives to … Continue reading

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Markowitz Modern Portfolio Theory

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents Markowitz’s Modern Portfolio Theory, a pioneering framework for understanding the impact of the number of stocks in a portfolio and their covariance relationships on portfolio … Continue reading

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The NFTs, a new gold rush?

The NFTs, a new gold rush? In this article, Alexandre VERLET (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2017-2021) explores the latest tech trend, which could revolutionize the art market and so much more. These three letters are on everyone’s lips right … Continue reading

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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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