Sloane Ortel serves CFA Institute's members globally as a curator and commentator. Based in New York City, she is a regular contributor to the Enterprising Investor and a co-author (with Jason Voss, CFA) of CFA Institute's Investment Idea Generation Guide.
In Bangladesh, analysts contend with interest ranges instead of interest rates because of a well-intentioned savings program gone wrong. Sloane Ortel and Asif Khan, CFA, take a look at what's happened and what can change.
The top 10% of firms account for 80% of all profits, Sloane Ortel observes. This leaves us with two seemingly conflicting truths: Winners win bigger than ever, but Amazon, one of the world’s biggest winners, is not making much in the way of profits.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton told the House Financial Services Committee that the agency may extend the deadline for submitting comments on its proposed standard for financial advice beyond the customary 90 days. Clayton said he would decide about extending the Aug. 7 deadline "in August." ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (21 Jun.)
The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 7-2 decision the way the Securities and Exchange Commission appoints administrative law judges is unconstitutional. The SEC employs five administrative law judges, but the ruling might have ramifications for almost 2,000 fellow judges, who consider issues such as patent disputes and trade matters. Reuters (21 Jun.)
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