3 Business Lessons Toys R Us Can Teach Us

Toys R Us store closings is a sad situation for many who remember life before e-commerce. The big box retailer was the premier destination for kids seeking the latest toys and gadgets a few decades ago. Sadly, times change as the retailer continues to struggle post-bankruptcy. Regardless of the outcome, we can take away three [...]

2018-03-29T22:07:41+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

4 Reasons to be a Bond Trader in 2018

Once considered a boring counterpart to equities, bond trading should see renewed interest and profitability in the near future. Here are four reasons it’ll pay to be a bond trader in 2018. 1- Government Bonds are Exciting Again You read that right. United States Treasury bonds are becoming a hot investment as interest rates, and [...]

2018-03-27T10:27:38+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

3 Financial Careers that Benefit from Volatility

Market watchers are well aware of the stock market volatility moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average this year. On an absolute basis, the U.S. markets endured some of the largest point drops in history. In fact, the Dow fell a record 1,600 points on February 5th. There have also been several ‘white-knuckle’ days over [...]

2018-03-24T11:14:10+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Help Wanted: Bankers

Financial Job Bank: Help Wanted Bankers In December, President Trump signed into law the largest tax reform legislation since the Reagan Administration. While the across-the-board tax cuts will help both individuals and corporations, we focus on the corporate side in this article and learn more about the financial job bank. Check out our job bank [...]

2018-02-28T13:44:21+00:00 February 27th, 2018|

3 Crypto Careers in Finance

Many believe cryptocurrencies are the future of money.  We discussed their arcane potential two years ago and today they have become quite mainstream. The media coverage has helped induce a buying frenzy among the public, evident with the hyperbolic price moves in bitcoin, the most popular digital currency. As a refresher, cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin, ripple, [...]

2018-01-30T16:30:24+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

2018 Financial Industry Career Outlook

Good times abound in the financial industry. Continued rising of financial markets is a tide that lifts all boats. We expect 2018 to be another strong year, but there are some areas within finance that should fare better than others. On the Rise Trading While a contrarian pick, we believe trading may see a significant [...]

2018-01-12T16:08:56+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Why Earning a Finance Degree in 2018 is a Good Decision

Why Earning a Finance Degree in 2018 is a Good Decision Are you thinking of continuing your education in finance in 2018? Here's why you should earn a finance degree in 2018. The financial industry is growing. It needs people like you who can solve problems, spot opportunities and create win-win scenarios for all involved. [...]

2018-01-19T13:06:52+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

2017 Bonuses in the Financial Industry: A Mixed Bag

Despite a steadily improving economy, historically low unemployment and record corporate profits, bonuses for year ending 2017 are expected to be rather unimpressive. A nationwide survey of human resource professionals by job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, showed that just 39% of companies plan on implementing either a companywide or performance-based bonus for 2017, [...]

2017-12-17T18:49:37+00:00 December 17th, 2017|

Paradise Lost: Offshore Tax Havens

Brought to you by Utica College - Online MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management Regular readers know we report on fraudulent activity in business and finance regularly, with articles ranging from Ponzi schemes to rogue trading. Another area we’ve highlighted is the use of offshore tax havens in exotic locales, often islands in the [...]

2017-12-12T15:48:33+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Sexual Harassment: A Risk Management Nightmare

The deluge of recent sexual harassment reports is extremely disturbing. Multiple accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have opened up a Pandora’s Box of alleged abuses by actors, athletes, financiers, politicians, comedians and journalists. On a human level, sexual harassment victims are often left traumatized by the incident. From a business standpoint, these scandals are [...]

2017-11-30T22:16:23+00:00 December 1st, 2017|