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Finance Faculty in the News

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s distinguished faculty members regularly provide thought leadership through various media outlets. They share research insights and commentary on business news.

  • When is Joining a Bull Market Asking for Trouble?

    Wouldn’t it be great if the stock market was just more straightforward? When individual investors wait out an iffy market until stocks seem strong enough to buy, a decline could be imminent. Or, says James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, "since there are still plenty of people still on the sidelines, it could be a sign that the great bull market is going to get even stronger.”

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  • Is the Economy Returning to an ‘Old Normal’?

    “James Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, offers cautious short-term optimism and long-term concern. "The economy is improving at a glacially slow pace, and the auto industry is humming, and things may not be recovering as fast as we would like. But we’re getting closer to normal economic growth," Angel says. "In the long term, we are in a demographic transition, people are living longer and there is an entitlement crisis."”

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  • Chinese Business Like Alibaba Face Trust Gap

    “China is such an important economy in the world and its companies are playing such important roles, they will have to mend their ways a little bit to gain acceptance in the global economy,” says Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance and business administration at Georgetown University. “Both the West and the East will have to adapt as things change in the next 10 years."

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  • Marijuana Stock Fans Fuming Mad at Feds for Trading Shutdown

    “If the SEC says something, it could jeopardize an investigation," says Professor Jim Angel of Georgetown University. " But it's extraordinarily frustrating as an investor." The SEC says it does this to protect the public and is "mindful of the seriousness of suspensions" according to its Investor Bulletin on Trading Suspensions. The SEC declined to comment beyond a series of press releases and orders.”

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  • 6 Bond-Fund Building Blocks for Retirement Savers

    An article by William Droms: “A diversified portfolio of bond funds that differ in their objectives provides a portfolio that seeks to minimize the overall risk of fixed-income securities. Using mutual funds offers a simple and low-cost way to own a portfolio of U.S., international and global bonds that provide diversification across and within fixed-income asset categories.”

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  • SEC Head Advocates Bond Market Reforms

    “James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University, called the reforms “long overdue.” He predicted, however, that the proposals could prompt some pushback from municipal bond dealers who could recoil at changes they may think could make it harder for them to make money.”

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  • Gotham’s Batman of Short Sellers Takes Down Spain’s Gowex

    “Short sellers are our first line of defense against the pump-and-dump artists,” said James J. Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University whose research focuses on equity markets and regulation. “We need to have negative information incorporated into the stock prices to make sure they’re properly priced. And most of the time they’ve done their homework. They’re not right all the time, but they’re usually right.”

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  • Nobody Would Design Market We Have Now, Witness to Tell Senate Hearing

    Georgetown University finance professor James Angel bluntly says the U.S.’s national regulatory structure needs to be massively overhauled and there is a risk of another 2008-style meltdown from not acting. “Nobody with a clean sheet of paper would design what we have now,” Angel told MarketWatch in a phone interview.

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  • For Crumbs, Growth May Have Come Too Fast

    Reena Aggarwal is quoted in this feature: Word went out swiftly through Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers, downtown coffee shops and clusters of snack-craving children heading home from day camp. Crumbs was going out of business.

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