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Are Central Banks Losing Control?

With financial markets exhibiting some serious volatility in recent weeks, many are asking if central bankers are losing control. That’s an important question. But if they are losing control, doesn’t that imply that they have control to lose? Do central bankers actually direct the markets? Or are markets themselves the final arbiter of power? Read more

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Book Review: Brandes on Value

Brandes on Value: The Independent Investor

Well-known value investor Charles H. Brandes, CFA, presents excellent long-term insights into the field of value investing. Examining a broad array of topics that have evolved since his earlier book, Brandes’s basic advice on value investing remains the same: buy cheap with a margin of safety, avoid the herd, and think long term. Read more

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Impact Investing: Five Videos to Watch

Impact investing is punching way above its weight, attracting the attention of the news media and investors as well as politicians, academics, and even the pope. As interest has expanded, the need for curated video content on the subject — content that is suitable for investment professionals — has grown increasingly clear. With this in mind, I have compiled five of the most informative and useful videos on impact investing. Read more

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Liquidity Risks of the H2O Variety

“Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.” In these increasingly water-constrained times, this quote is as relevant as ever. The fact is water — or the lack of it — poses investor risks. Companies and investors can no longer ignore increasing competition over limited water resources. Read more

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