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.
The number of community banks has declined since the 2008 financial crisis, while big banks have grown more powerful.
Amazon's changes to its original share repurchase program after six years should be very good news for shareholders.
A high price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio does not necessarily mean that a stock is overvalued. There are many factors to consider.
Community banks are disappearing and larger ones are getting larger, despite regulations designed to prevent greed.
Behavioral Finance Theory holds that investors follow their impulses and don't necessarily heed in-depth analysis when making decisions.
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.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervisions revised rules could hurt the bottom lines of banks, but they're also likely to reduce market risk.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa all face significant challenges in the months ahead.
China has suspended trading to limit market sell-offs, but it has not eliminated deep-rooted concerns about its economy.
The recent market volatility highlights tech's vulnerability in 2016. Expect valuations to decline steeply.
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