With a new class and a $300,000 investment, FIU Business students prepare to enter the bond market.

With a new class and a $300,000 investment, FIU Business students prepare to enter the bond market.

FIU Business students who aspire to work as bond traders/analysts – some of Wall Street’s most demanding jobs — will have an opportunity to build their skills using real research and real money, thanks to a new class featuring a $300,000 investment from Florida International University. This spring marks the start of the new Student […]

SEOs increase stock price volatility and reduce profit predictability, Florida International University study reveals.

SEOs increase stock price volatility and reduce profit predictability, Florida International University study reveals.

The lack of post-SEO consensus among investors makes a stock price increasingly volatile and can result in bad news for shareholders, according to a new study from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business). But rather than live with volatility, investors can—and should—demand more disclosure from companies, and companies should proactively provide greater clarity […]

Timing manufacturing stocks delivers for hedge funds, a Florida International University study reveals

Timing manufacturing stocks delivers for hedge funds, a Florida International University study reveals

Hedge funds that time the market ahead of positive and negative news within the manufacturing industry outperform competitors, research from FIU Business finds. The study found that timing the market ahead of positive and negative news within specific industries, versus overall market timing, pays off for skilled hedge fund managers and, ultimately, their investors. The […]

U.S. loses $3.1 trillion of taxable profits through international trade, FIU Business professor Zdanowicz research reveals.

U.S. loses $3.1 trillion of taxable profits through international trade, FIU Business professor Zdanowicz research reveals.

Tax evasion strategies in international trade have cost the U.S. government more than $3.1 trillion in taxable income, reveals updated research from Florida International University College of Business professor John Zdanowicz. A fraud expert, Zdanowicz conducted an in-depth computer analysis of U.S. customs data from 2003 to 2017. In the most current study, figures from […]

FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

Florida homeowners will bear the brunt of the wind-related costs A team of researchers headed by FIU College of Business professor Shahid Hamid, using the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model, estimates that Hurricane Irma caused $19.4 billion in wind-related losses to Florida residents alone. The data doesn’t cover flood losses. Of that total, $6.3 billion […]

Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Understanding the financial and insurance impact of the destructive power of hurricane on buildings and their insurers is the rare specialty of Professor Shahid S. Hamid. He not only chairs the Department of Finance in FIU’s College of Business, but is also director of the Laboratory for Insurance, Financial and Economic Research, located in the […]

College of Business Finance professor Zdanowicz study finds U.S. loses $2.3 trillion in tax revenue due to strategic mispricing of international trade goods.

College of Business Finance professor Zdanowicz study finds U.S. loses $2.3 trillion in tax revenue due to strategic mispricing of international trade goods.

Trillions of dollars may be missing from U.S. government coffers due to widespread corporate tax evasion and criminal money laundering strategies, according to Florida International University College of Business professor John Zdanowicz. The Department of Finance professor conducted an analysis of 12 years’ worth of U.S. Customs data and found that abnormally priced goods imported […]