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

Manufacturing Jobs Will Continue to Decline, and There's No Quick Solution

Manufacturing Jobs Will Continue to Decline, and There's No Quick Solution

Technology and innovation have led to layoffs of workers who were once needed to operate manufacturing facilities.

Amid Rising Stock Market Uncertainty, Equities Must Price in Risk

Amid Rising Stock Market Uncertainty, Equities Must Price in Risk

Investors should proceed cautiously, particularly given the fact that stocks have been trading at historic highs. President Donald Trump's unpredictability doesn't add value to over-valued prices.

European Union Must Get Its Act Together, as Time Is Running Out

European Union Must Get Its Act Together, as Time Is Running Out

The changing political picture is putting more pressure on the EU, and if it doesn't take action, it might have to disband.

Quantitative Easing Is Not the Long-Term Answer for Europe's Economy

Quantitative Easing Is Not the Long-Term Answer for Europe's Economy

To achieve solid, long-term growth, national governments need to adopt significant, structural reforms.

Morgan Stanley Continues to Approach Its Return on Equity Target

Morgan Stanley Continues to Approach Its Return on Equity Target

John Gorman, the investment bank's chief executive, has changed the business focus, setting a ROE goal of 10%, which is in sight.