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22 March 2013

Weekend Reading for Equity Investors: Fundamental Matters and Market Outlooks

As we come upon the close of the first quarter of 2013, most major equity indices around the globe are showing impressive gains, buoyed by continued monetary easing by central banks and hopeful signs of economic resurgence. While investors will likely look for confirmation in upcoming earnings reports, the recent disappointing earnings news and forecast from economic bellwether FedEx (FDX) should serve as a reminder that profit margins are near all-time highs and could represent a significant hurdle for stocks.

Below are some stories to add to your weekend reading list:

Model Behavior

Fundamental Matters


Value Investing

Activist Investing Takes Center Stage

Low Growth? Not So Fast

Market Outlooks

Bad Actors

On “Investulating”

Getting Technical


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About the Author(s)
David Larrabee, CFA

David Larrabee, CFA, is director of Member and Corporate Products at CFA Institute and serves as the subject matter expert in portfolio management and equity investments. Previously, he spent two decades in the asset management industry as a portfolio manager and analyst. He holds a BA in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in finance from Fordham University. Topical Expertise: Equity Investments · Portfolio Management

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