Practical analysis for investment professionals
01 September 2016

Top Five Articles from August: James Grant, Bond Market Bubbles

Top Five Articles from August: James Grant, Marc Faber, Bond Market Bubbles

1. How to Read Financial News: Tips from Portfolio Managers

Reading obscure financial information may look and feel like productive work, but most of this content has little chance of leading to better results, advises Robert J. Martorana, CFA. So portfolio managers must learn to read fast and quickly detect nonsense.

2. James Grant: Negative Interest Rates Will End — Badly

“Radical monetary policy begets more radical policy,” says James Grant. “It seems to me at some point markets or voters will put a stop to this.” Matthew Borin shares this and other insights from Grant’s recent talk at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA)’ Annual Benjamin Graham Conference.


4. Is There a Bond Market Bubble?

If the results of this CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief poll are any indication, at least some of the global fixed-income market is in bubble territory, writes Ron Rimkus, CFA.

5. Intelligence Training: From Mind to Supermind

Intelligence is made up of skill sets, explains Nathan Jaye, CFA. Rather than an unfathomable display (or lack) of brilliance, intelligence is ability in specific mental tasks. Once those tasks are defined, it’s a short step to begin training in them.

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About the Author(s)
Susan Hoover, JD

Susan Hoover was the editor of Connexions, the CFA Society Leader newsletter, and the digital editor of Enterprising Investor at CFA Institute. Prior to CFA Institute, Hoover worked for McCallum & Kudravetz, PC, and the US Department of the Navy in real estate and labor law. Hoover earned the CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ Certificate and holds a BA degree from Lehigh University and a JD degree from the Washington College of Law, American University.

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