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
The U.S. Dollar Is Likely to Remain Strong, but That Won't Boost Productivity
The dollar has strengthened over the past few months, largely because of Brexit.
The Rate of Growth Has Been Slower for Years and That's Likely to Continue
Growth depends more on underlying fundamentals than economic stimulus packages.
The World Will Have to Get Used to a Different Rate of Economic Growth
Economic growth has become less robust, partly because governmental stimulus policies are not as effective as some observers would believe.
With the Right Thinking, Current Economic Environment Offers New Opportunities
It's important for government not to try to return to a world that doesn't exist or to policies that can no work.
Earnings Season: Do Earnings or the Federal Reserve Matter More for the Stock Market?
The stock market has been dominated by Federal Reserve actions since the beginning of this economic recovery. Here's what you need to know this earnings season.