Weekend Reads for Investors: The Rising Influence of Activists, Africa, and Twitter

Categories: Equity Investments, Portfolio Management, Quantitative Methods, Standards, Ethics & Regulations (SER)
Current Thinking

Accommodative central bank monetary policy trumped mostly sluggish economic news and uninspiring first quarter earnings reports in April, pushing most major global equity markets higher. The MSCI World Index gained 2.9% for the month, highlighted by a 12% surge for Japanese stocks. Without a meaningful upturn in economic activity, the resilience of global stock markets will be challenged in the months ahead, as weak top line growth and profit margins that already stand at record highs are certain to leave companies hard pressed to continue to deliver on the earnings front.

Here are some stories to add to your weekend reading list.

Investing Strategies, Theories, and Missteps

Outlook for Markets and Humanity

Regarding Hedge Funds

Barbarians at the Gate

Bad Behavior on Wall Street



Frontier Markets

The Lighter Side

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