Top Five Articles from February: Buffett, Bernanke, and the Trials of Decision Making

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Top Five Articles from February: Buffett, Bernanke, and the Trials of Decision Making

1. Decision Making amid Uncertainty: Six Steps to Improve Your Process

Uncertainty is everywhere. So how do you navigate it? Lauren Foster provides some helpful tips courtesy of Ben Carlson, CFA.

2. Gauging Market Sentiment: Selling Greed Is Harder Than Buying Fear

Where do we stand today from a market sentiment perspective? And how does one assimilate sentiment and crowd psychology and use it to make informed, intelligent investment decisions? Greg Blotnick, CFA, explains.

3. Book Review: Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett

In four parts, author Yefei Lu covers specific cases from Warren Buffett’s career, writes reviewer Todd Wenning, CFA. Lu digs through old annual reports, Moody’s Investors Service manuals, and partnership letters to provide the reader with the key data points and metrics that Buffett would have seen when he first researched the 20 businesses.

4. Ben Bernanke: An Insider’s Take on the Economy

It was just shy of two weeks since President Donald Trump’s inauguration when former US Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke took to the podium at the CFA Society Boston’s 31st Annual Market Dinner. John Bowman, CFA, shares a few key takeaways from his speech and the subsequent question-and-answer session.

5. What’s the Difference between Emerging and Frontier Markets?

Applied by the FTSE and MSCI on behalf of global investors, labels like “emerging” and “frontier” market concern only the investability of a market. How can we break down such broad terms? To find out, we polled readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief to see what they thought most distinguishes an emerging from a frontier market.

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