Practical analysis for investment professionals

Matthew Borin

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Biography

Matthew Borin was an intern at CFA Institute. He was pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Author's Posts
The Outlook for Fixed Income: Stagnant Prices, Tighter Money

Interest rates are nearing a lower bound, David Schawel, CFA, tells Will Ortel during a recent Take 15 interview. “Most likely we’re not going to be in a 30-year bull market for interest rates falling again,” he said. So what does this mean for fixed-income investors?

The Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal and “The Nature of the Firm”

Matthew Borin explores the Microsoft-LinkedIn acquisition through the prism of Ronald Coase's "The Nature of the Firm." His conclusion? Neither classical reasoning nor market dominance can explain the deal. If market synergy is the motivation, the odds of success do not look promising.

Dan Ariely on the Power of Irrational Thinking

"Thinking about opportunity cost is necessary to thinking well about money, but it’s just not humanly possible,” states Dan Ariely.

Josh Brown on the Fiduciary Standard and Fintech

"Investors should understand what they’re invested in. There should be zero conflict," says Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management.

The Brexit Results: What Happened, What’s Next?

The United Kingdom’s official exit from the European Union (EU) will be a long and uncertain process. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty governs a departure from the union, but provides few guidelines.

Martyn Davies Is Bullish on (Some) Emerging Markets

The key to success for emerging markets is to reform institutions to compete for talent and capital on a global scale, according to Martyn Davies. Diversification is not a policy, but a “people-driven initiative” about attracting skilled workers and intellectual property.

Aswath Damodaran on How to Invest Internationally

Aswath Damodaran believes investors make two common valuation errors when it comes to country risk exposure: They focus on countries instead of companies and obsess over past mistakes.



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