Deena Zaidi

Deena Zaidi is a contributor to various financial websites and academic journals and is based in Seattle. She holds a degree in MBA-Finance from ICFAI Business School and MSc. in International Banking & Finance from University of Durham.

Her areas of interest cover the banking industry (with special focus on reforms and trends) and repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis across various economies including the Eurozone and emerging markets. 

Recent Articles By The Author

Bernie Sanders Would Help Community Banks, If He Can Win the Election

Bernie Sanders Would Help Community Banks, If He Can Win the Election

The number of community banks has declined since the 2008 financial crisis, while big banks have grown more powerful.

Here's How Amazon's Buyback Program Should Drive the Stock Higher

Here's How Amazon's Buyback Program Should Drive the Stock Higher

Amazon's changes to its original share repurchase program after six years should be very good news for shareholders.

The Price-to-Earnings Ratio Is Only One Piece of Information Investors Should Consider

The Price-to-Earnings Ratio Is Only One Piece of Information Investors Should Consider

A high price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio does not necessarily mean that a stock is overvalued. There are many factors to consider.

Too Big to Fail Banks Return to the Spotlight as the Presidential Election Heats Up

Too Big to Fail Banks Return to the Spotlight as the Presidential Election Heats Up

Community banks are disappearing and larger ones are getting larger, despite regulations designed to prevent greed.

Herd Mentality Rumbling Behind Rocky Global Markets

Herd Mentality Rumbling Behind Rocky Global Markets

Behavioral Finance Theory holds that investors follow their impulses and don't necessarily heed in-depth analysis when making decisions.

Big Banks and Tiny Fin-Tech Start-ups

Big Banks and Tiny Fin-Tech Start-ups

Big banks are partnering with tech startups and moving away from traditional banking. But the combination of the two raises serious concerns for the financial system.

Revised Basel Rules May Hurt Bank Profits, but They Should Reduce Market Risk

Revised Basel Rules May Hurt Bank Profits, but They Should Reduce Market Risk

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervisions revised rules could hurt the bottom lines of banks, but they're also likely to reduce market risk.

How Are Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) Doing Amidst Global Economic Turmoil?

How Are Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) Doing Amidst Global Economic Turmoil?

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa all face significant challenges in the months ahead.

China Circuit Breakers Are Not Calming Global Economic Concerns

China Circuit Breakers Are Not Calming Global Economic Concerns

China has suspended trading to limit market sell-offs, but it has not eliminated deep-rooted concerns about its economy.

5 Reasons Why We Are in a Tech Bubble

5 Reasons Why We Are in a Tech Bubble

The recent market volatility highlights tech's vulnerability in 2016. Expect valuations to decline steeply.