Practical analysis for investment professionals
19 June 2013

Bullion, Bond Buying, and Bloodbaths: The Difference a Year Makes

Twelve months ago, the price of gold was still carving out new highs, the full scope of Abenomics had yet to be defined by the Bank of Japan, and a nascent banking crisis in Cyprus was getting ready to metastasize into a full-blown panic.

Last summer, investment professionals were also gathering in Chicago to attend the 57th Financial Analysts Seminar. Sessions at the week-long event addressed a number of investment themes that would be repeated in the months ahead:

Next month in Chicago, the 58th Financial Analysts Seminar will convene, bringing together another roster of expert speakers, including and Richard L. Sandor, to discuss the investment ideas and tools that will be useful in the coming year. Anne Korin will discuss global security, Kent Osband will share his insights on building effective models, and Amir Sufi will return to discuss the global macroeconomic outlook.

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About the Author(s)
Peter M.J. Gross

Peter M.J. Gross was an online content specialist for CFA Institute, where he managed blogs for the CFA Institute Annual Conference, European Investment Conference, and Middle East Investment Conference. Previously, he worked at Hampton Roads Publishing Company and at MFS Investment Management. Mr. Gross' articles have been published by Enterprising Investor, City A.M., Seeking Alpha, and The Hook, and his work has been highlighted by Real Clear Markets. He holds a BA degree from Connecticut College.

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