Practical analysis for investment professionals
28 December 2017

Top 10 Posts from 2017: Markets during War, Rules for Equity Valuations, LinkedIn Tips

1. What Happens to the Market if America Goes to War?

Mark Armbruster, CFA, reviews historical capital markets performance during times of war.

2. Keep It Simple: 11 Rules for Equity Valuations

James J. Valentine, CFA, shared his 11 rules for equity valuations and setting price targets at the CFA Institute Conference: Equity Research and Valuation 2017. Paul McCaffrey provides a synopsis.

3. Five Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Two of the most common problems with LinkedIn profiles are that they are either skeletal or generic. Julia VanDeren shares some advice from Ross Macpherson, president of the executive resume writing and career marketing company Career Quest, on how to invigorate your LinkedIn presence.

4. The Golden Age of Hedge Funds

How many of the hedge funds out there are actually worth investing in? Ben Carlson, CFA, explores the question.

5. Yes, You Need a Cover Letter: Here’s How to Make It Good

If you don’t take the time to think strategically about your cover letter and make sure it is well written, you are missing an important opportunity, says Julia VanDeren.

6. Three Formulas for Acing Your Next Job Interview

The “CV Queen” Victoria McLean, founder and CEO of City CV, offered some useful tips for acing job interviews in a recent CFA Institute webinar. Julia VanDeren discusses her insights.

7. 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, gives a rundown of the major takeaways.

8. Shortcuts to Factor Investing 101

If investors have the option to cheaply replicate their desired exposures to help solve their portfolio problems, then why shouldn’t they? Mark Harrison, CFA, curates the latest insights on what is meant by smart beta and factor investing and how they differ.

9. 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.

10. Investing in Europe: Where’s the Return?

US investors aren’t too fond of European stocks these days and for good reason. But it may be time to consider investing in European equities, Michael Batnick, CFA, writes.

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All posts are the opinion of the author. As such, they should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute or the author’s employer.

About the Author(s)
Paul McCaffrey

Paul McCaffrey is the editor of Enterprising Investor at CFA Institute. Previously, he served as an editor at the H.W. Wilson Company. His writing has appeared in Financial Planning and DailyFinance, among other publications. He holds a BA in English from Vassar College and an MA in journalism from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism.

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