Simon Constable

Simon Constable | Author | Broadcaster | Journalist | Commentator | Speaker

He has written for The Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com, the New York Post, the New York Sun, Barron's and the South China Morning Post. He is a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise.

Constable holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He also worked on Wall Street as an adviser to top management and as a consultant to some of America's most prestigious companies.

His first book, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter, which he coauthored with Robert E. Wright, was an economics category winner in the 2012 Small Business Book Awards at Small Business Trends.

Recent Articles By The Author

Did Government Dithering Cause Secular Stagnation?

Did Government Dithering Cause Secular Stagnation?

New research shows that elevated uncertainty about policies crushed growth. Simon Constable explains.

Why Charter Schools Don't Mean Much for Your Child's Earning Power

Why Charter Schools Don't Mean Much for Your Child's Earning Power

Transferring your child from a public school to a private or charter institution typically doesn't change much in terms of long-term earning power, two studies find. But a diploma does.

How America Is Regaining Its Startup Mojo -- and Why It Matters

How America Is Regaining Its Startup Mojo -- and Why It Matters

More entrepreneurs are starting businesses, according to a recent report from the Kaufmann Foundation. It's great news, but there are still long-term concerns.

How Wells Fargo Scam May Shake the Wheels Off the Banking Industry

How Wells Fargo Scam May Shake the Wheels Off the Banking Industry

The unforgivable actions of 5,300 employees at one of the country's largest banks may squeeze the beleaguered financial industry even further, Simon Constable argues.

Below Zero: The Negative Interest Rates Campaign You May Have Missed

Below Zero: The Negative Interest Rates Campaign You May Have Missed

With negative interest rates, must pay interest on their accounts rather than earning it. A $100 bank balance might shrink by $1 over one year instead of growing that much.

Small Investors Are Worried, Which Means You Shouldn't Be

Small Investors Are Worried, Which Means You Shouldn't Be

Don't be scared to buy stocks. HCWE Worldwide Economics has 99% confidence that both large and mid-cap equities will gain over the next year, according to a July report.

Bond Rally Points to Higher Global Growth -- Here's How to Take Advantage

Bond Rally Points to Higher Global Growth -- Here's How to Take Advantage

When credit spreads tighten, growth usually follows. The reason is that the shrinking spread indicates bond investors are deploying capital -- a key ingredient in economic expansion.

Brexit-eers Need To Be 'Swashbuckling' on Trade -- It's Made the U.K. Rich Before

Brexit-eers Need To Be 'Swashbuckling' on Trade -- It's Made the U.K. Rich Before

What's needed after Great Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a bold and daring approach, just like the brave and swashbuckling Brits of yore were famous for.

Gold Rush Fuels 'Best Year Ever' for Precious Metals Funds

Gold Rush Fuels 'Best Year Ever' for Precious Metals Funds

Investors worldwide have poured a total of $51 billion into commodity-focused ETFs and similar investment products, Barclays estimates. The bulk of that total, $28.8 billion, went to precious metals funds.

Obamacare Still Sickly, After All These Years

Obamacare Still Sickly, After All These Years

Two new reports show how the U.S. healthcare system is falling short, despite six years of Obamacare. Simon Constable explains what's happening and what it means for investors.