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John Mason

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Entrepreneur, businessman, investor, and educator, John Mason is a former president and CEO of two publicly-traded financial institutions and the chief finance officer of a third. Mason is a former economist in the Federal Reserve System and a special assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, George Romney in the Nixon administration. He previously taught in the finance department at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and ran, at the time, the largest graduate program at Penn State. In recent years, Mason has worked with start-up companies through private equity and the angel investment community. He continues to write about the economy, finance and stocks in books and blog posts.

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Why Stock Investors Can Now Relax for a 'Considerable Time'

By John Mason

The fact that the central bank will keep interest rates low for a 'considerable time' means that investors will be in a favorable market environment well into 2015.

06:00AM 09/18/14

What's Keeping the Fed From Raising Short-Term Interest Rates

By John Mason

Quantitative easing may be ending, but the world economy isn't strong enough to allow the Fed to start tightening credit.

06:00AM 09/17/14

Obama Should Make Corporate Tax Inversion a Campaign Issue

By John Mason

A more deliberative treatment of tax reform may be put off further into the future unless it becomes a campaign issue now.

01:14PM 09/15/14

Mario Draghi to Decide If Eurozone Economy Is Ready for Euro Cut

By John Mason

ECB president Mario Draghi wants the euro value to go lower, but how low should it go to help Italy, France and Germany, among others?

04:56PM 09/08/14

ECB President Mario Draghi Achieves Short-Term Goal for the Euro

By John Mason

The value of the euro has dropped below $1.30, something analysts thought wouldn't happen until the end of the year.

04:41PM 09/05/14

Mario Draghi Takes European Central Bank on Unexpected Easing Path

By John Mason

Investors hit the euro when the European Central Bank lowered interest rates today. Economists say a program to buy 500 billion euros asset-backed securities falls short.

06:14PM 09/04/14

What Thursday's European Central Bank Meeting Means for Investors

By John Mason

The economic data are not good and pressure is building on Mario Draghi and the ECB to loosen up and even add some quantitative easing.

01:26PM 09/02/14

Lending Club Is First of Many Disruptive Bank-Techs to Go Public

By John Mason

Silicon Valley is re-inventing an industry, this time banking, one component at a time and is creating more value through new IPOs.

04:34PM 08/29/14

Federal Deficit Is Down Now but Debt Is About to Explode

By John Mason

The real news is that the federal debt outstanding will grow by large amounts. As we've seen over the past 50 years, this will create investment opportunities too.

12:44PM 08/28/14

Weaker Euro May Be Good News for Draghi, European Central Bank

By John Mason

Europe hasn't had much good news lately. But now that the euro has dropped below $1.32, Matteo Renzi is getting Italy going and France's Hollande is forming a new government.

11:30AM 08/26/14

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