Kira Brecht


Kira Brecht has been writing and analyzing the financial markets for 20 years. She is a contributor to the Dow Jones commodity newswire and Kitco News. She's also written for Active Trader magazine, Currency Trader magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. You can follow her on Twitter @KiraBrecht

In the Search For Yield, S&P 500 Dividend Futures Emerge

In the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008, policymakers and central banks around the globe turned to historic…

Robert Wilson Applied Game Theory to Economics and Won

Robert Wilson’s work applying game theory to economic problems likely impacts your life every day. It affects everything from the…

Eurodollar Futures: A Key Barometer of Global Money Flows

A critical cog in the global finance system turns 35.

The Data Dump in Options Trading

An increase in analysis tools has helped democratize the process for options trading.

Could This Be the Return of Commodities?

As an asset class the commodity sector chalked up historically significant losses in 2015. In November, 21 out of the…

Douglas Diamond: The Father of Modern Banking Theory

In the finance world, Douglas Diamond’s pioneering work on banking laid the groundwork for almost all modern financial economics research…

How U.S. and EU Capital Markets Are Different

At the end of September, the EU Commission released its action plan for establishing a Capital Markets Union. The release marked phase…

Europe’s Search For Capital

Early in 2015, the EU Commission published a green paper on the idea of a Capital Markets Union (CMU) for all 28 member states of the European Union. Seven months on, has this long-term project gotten off to a good start?

José Scheinkman: A Curious Economist Who Keeps Asking Questions

With a voracious appetite for current events and social phenomenon, Scheinkman is a renaissance man in the economics world roving from one curious question to the next.

What would a return to the gold standard mean?

  This is an edited version of an article originally published at TraderPlanet The debt clock keeps on ticking. The…