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30 June 2017

Top Five Articles from June: Blockchain, Shiller vs. Siegel, and Shooting Par

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1. Blockchain 101 with Campbell R. Harvey

So, what is blockchain? What will it do to our industry? Campbell R. Harvey led an extended presentation on the subject. Larry Cao, CFA, provides a summary.

2. Shiller vs. Siegel: Is the Stock Market Overvalued?

Is the stock market overvalued? That depends on who you ask. Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller says “yes,” while Jeremy Siegel says “no.” Lauren Foster outlines their debate.

3. Beat the Field by Shooting Par

“What if, instead of trying to beat the market, investors focused on outperforming other investors by earning investing’s equivalent to par?” asks Dougal Williams, CFA.

4. Book Review: The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers

Drawing from a comprehensive empirical analysis, The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers, by Baruch Lev and Feng Gu, demonstrates how financial reports have largely lost their relevance and presents an actionable alternative for finance professionals. Martin Fridson, CFA, reviews the work.

5. Investing Lessons from Epictetus: Focus on What You Can Control

The Stoic philosopher Epictetus has something to teach the investment profession, says Mimmi Kheddache Jendeby.

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About the Author(s)
Susan Hoover, JD

Susan Hoover is currently the editor of Connexions, the CFA Society Leader newsletter. Previously, she was the digital editor, Enterprising Investor blog, CFA Institute for two years. Prior to CFA Institute, Hoover worked for McCallum & Kudravetz, PC, and the U.S. 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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