Lauren Foster

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Lauren Foster is a content director at CFA Institute, where she focuses on private wealth and behavioral finance. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Barron’s and the Financial Times. Prior to her freelance work, Foster was an editor and writer for the FT, where she covered wealth management. She holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. Topical Expertise: Behavioral Finance · Private Wealth Management

Effects of Elections: Predicting the Market’s Response to Clinton or Trump

Despite the euphoria in the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump camps, there remains a great deal of uncertainty about the outcome of this election and what it will mean for the United States and the country’s standing on the world stage. This uncertainty extends to the effect of US elections on stock prices, judging by the voluminous and often contradictory research on the topic. Read more

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Weekend Reads: Pulitzers, Papyri, and “Good Enough” Parenting

Weekend Reads: Pulitzers, Papyri, and "Good Enough" Parenting

Over the past few years, scores of remarkable stories have come to light thanks to the dogged efforts of investigative journalists. Lauren Foster highlights several of those in the latest Weekend Reads, among them the unbelievable saga of a “hotly contested, supposed ancient manuscript” and a Pulitzer-winning investigation of slavery and other abuses in the fishing industry of Southeast Asia. Read more

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