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Weekend Reads from India: Behavioral SIPs, Black Swans, Plagiarism

Weekend Reads from India: Dollar-Cost Averaging, Black Swans, Plagiarism

What we think we know can be deceptive. For example, try to remember the exact contents of one of your bookshelves, or draw a picture of a bicycle and include the details: the seat, the chain, and the pedals. Unless you’ve practiced or have good reason to remember, these seemingly simple requests can be anything but easy. So it is understandable if you don’t grasp the touch points behind dollar-cost averaging (DCA) in investing. Read more

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Generating Alpha in China: The Missing Ingredient

With a combined market capitalization of $10 trillion, the Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges are the second largest in the world, writes Tony Tan, DBA, CFA, and recent research demonstrates that, contrary to popular perception, they don’t move in lockstep or mostly in response to macro factors. Investors searching for alpha cannot ignore them. Read more

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Top Five Articles from March: Cover Letters, Hedge Funds, Active Equity

Top Five Articles from March: Cover Letters, Hedge Funds, Active Equity

Julia VanDeren shares some insights on giving presentations and writing cover letters; Ben Carlson, CFA, discusses how to determine which hedge funds to invest in; Mark Harrison, CFA, curates the best content on smart beta and factor investing; and C. Thomas Howard and Jason Voss, CFA, offer some advice on how to revive active equity, in the top Enterprising Investor Posts from March. Read more

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Financial Literacy Resources: Where Should They Go?

April is National Financial Literacy Month in the United States and a time to reflect on the state of financial literacy today and what can be done to improve it. In particular, where should the financial services industry direct its resources in strengthening financial literacy in the United States and throughout the world? We asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief what they thought. Read more

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