Jay Ritter

Trump Eyes $4 Billion Stock Windfall as His Legal Bills Pile Up

On the financial front, the news has appeared dire for former president Donald Trump this year. Within a span of just a month, two judges in two separate cases ordered him to pay about $540 million in total — a sum so great that pundits have speculated it could erode his campaign finances. What’s gotten far less attention, though, is this: A frenetic rally in a stock tied to Trump

  • On the financial front, the news has appeared dire for former president Donald Trump this year. Within a span of just a month, two judges in two separate cases ordered him to pay about $540 million in total. What’s gotten far less attention, though, is this: A frenetic rally in a stock tied to Trump Media & Technology Group — which operates the Truth Social platform he posts on daily — has minted a nearly $4 billion windfall for him. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insight for this story.

    Jay Ritter

    Trump Eyes $4 Billion Stock Windfall as His Legal Bills Pile Up

    Yahoo! Finance
  • Airports are missing out on $35 billion in economic impact because they’re not well run – that’s according to pilot, airport management expert and DBA alumnus Mike Jones (DBA ’23). He explains the cause of this underperformance and why the structure of an airport management team is so important.

    Mike Jones poses for a photo in front of his Cessna plane

    Why most airports are poorly managed, with Mike Jones

    Sporty's
  • View Inc., a smart-glass company once valued at $2B, is facing a potential debt restructuring or asset sale, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission this month. View went public on the Nasdaq Stock Market via a $1.6B merger with a SPAC, but by May 2023, the company faced delisting after accounting errors forced it to audit its previous financial reports. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter explains why View isn’t alone among companies that went public via SPACs in late 2020 and early 2021 that haven’t lived up to its promise.

    Jay Ritter

    Smart-Glass Maker View Under Pressure From Cantor Fitzgerald, May Be Forced To Sell Assets

    Bisnow
  • Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights for this story on the Capital One Financial Corp. deal to buy Discover Financial Services. The $35 billion all-stock deal would create the largest US credit card company by loan volume, giving the combined entity a stronger foothold to compete with Wall Street’s behemoths.

    Jay Ritter

    Capital One to Buy Discover for $35 Billion in Year's Biggest Deal

    Bloomberg
  • If you want to make money in the stock market, change this channel. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights on what investment strategy to avoid.

    Jay Ritter

    Step Away From CNBC

    Slate
Mike Jones poses for a photo in front of his Cessna plane

Why most airports are poorly managed, with Mike Jones

Airports are missing out on $35 billion in economic impact because they’re not well run – that’s according to pilot, airport management expert and DBA alumnus Mike Jones (DBA ’23). He explains the cause of this underperformance and why the structure of an airport management team is so important in this podcast episode from Sporty’s. 

UF student athletes in Miami.

Bergstrom Real Estate Center teams up with GatorMade for career prep opportunities

In February, the Bergstrom Real Estate Center teamed up with GatorMade, an initiative focused on giving leadership opportunities to the University of Florida’s football team, to teach scholar-athletes about real estate opportunities in Miami. The weekend-long trip gave 14 scholar-athletes the chance to learn what a career in real estate might look like and how they can plan ahead. While in Miami, Bergstrom Advisory Board members and residential agents shared

University of Florida No. 3 Online MBA in the Nation for Veterans and No. 7 Online Master's in Business for Veterans. US News & World Report 2024

University of Florida leads rankings of best online MBA and business master’s degrees for veterans, according to US News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An online business degree is an excellent option for veterans seeking to supplement or expand their military careers. At the University of Florida, veterans can earn a top-ranked, accessible and affordable graduate business degree, as noted by U.S. News & World Report, which recently ranked the Warrington College of Business’ Online MBA and online business master’s degrees among the best in the nation. On its list of