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Book Review: Money

Book Review: Money

In this provocative book that sheds light on the recurring — and potentially worsening — financial crises since the beginning of the floating-exchange-rate era in 1973, the authors propose a solution that calls for a return to stable currencies through a new version of the gold standard embodied in a bill currently pending in the US Congress. Read more

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Book Review: The Value Proposition

The Value Proposition: Sionna’s Common Sense Path to Investment Success

The book is an informative guide for those striving to gain a deeper understanding of and improve their skills in value investing. Its themes include adapting to changing market conditions, defining and calculating intrinsic value, and constructing and rebalancing portfolios. Read more

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Book Review: Investor Behavior

Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing

This collection of articles by scholars in the field of behavioral finance encompasses a wide range of topics in the psychology of investing, focusing on academic work on financial planning. The book addresses a number of topics not usually covered in mainstream behavioral finance research. Read more

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Book Review: The Battle of Bretton Woods

The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

This thorough, fascinating account of the international conference that culminated in the 1944 agreement to maintain stable exchange rates skillfully places it in its economic and geopolitical context. Although the author presents no boldly original interpretation of Bretton Woods, he offers excellent insight into the tribulations of the key players. Read more

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