John Mason

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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Low World Economic Growth Is the Reality Even as Analysts Continue to Look for 'Green Shoots'

Low World Economic Growth Is the Reality Even as Analysts Continue to Look for 'Green Shoots'

The world economy is not growing rapidly and the US economy is not growing very rapidly. Politicians and policymakers have brought about this condition and working together is needed

How the Federal Reserve and Congress Have Failed the Banking System

How the Federal Reserve and Congress Have Failed the Banking System

The efforts of the Federal Reserve to keep the banking system afloat with liquidity and the Congress' Dodd-Frank law has created unintended consequences that they are failing to deal with.

Markets Want Fed to Raise Rates, Which Is Why Dollar Declines When Rates Hold Steady

Markets Want Fed to Raise Rates, Which Is Why Dollar Declines When Rates Hold Steady

Foreign exchange traders seem to want a stronger dollar. When it looks as if the Fed will raise rates the dollar rises. When it doesn't, the dollar falls.

Microsoft's Financial Engineering Confirms Fed Stimulus Lives On

Microsoft's Financial Engineering Confirms Fed Stimulus Lives On

Microsoft has delivered a new round of stock buybacks and dividend increases, and this continues to show that the Federal Reserve's effort to raise stock prices isn't dead.

Despite Trump, Globalization Will Continue to Move Forward but Needs Pragmatic Leadership

Despite Trump, Globalization Will Continue to Move Forward but Needs Pragmatic Leadership

Globalization is going to continue to happen, but leaders need to change their approach; so say noted economists Robert Shiller and Dani Rodrik.