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Sloane Ortel

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Biography

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.

Author's Posts
Eight Charts: India Ascendant

India’s economy will experience the ordinary progress of a century over the next decade.

18 Chart Crimes and Misdemeanors

Truth is relative, falsehoods are seductive, and shortcuts are commonplace. Chart crimes are a clear manifestation of this, writes Sloane Ortel. 

Weekend Reads: Billions of Reasons to Be Yourself

Showtime’s Billions is one of the best shows on television, says Sloane Ortel, and one of its best features is Asia Kate Dillon’s portrayal of Taylor Mason.

Bangladeshi Banks Need Bonds Back

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.

Weekend Reads: 14 Charts and No Foolin‘

If the world feels a little crazy, it's because you are paying attention, writes Sloane Ortel. But stick around. We'll try to turn it into fun.

Nine Charts: Dangerous Curves

With rising rates and a flattening yield curve, can there be opportunity in fixed-income markets? Sloane Ortel examines what's happened and what to do next.

Weekend Reads: Ski Fast, Have Fun, Don’t Fall Down

Sloane Ortel culls some organizational lessons from the Norwegian ski team and her own experience as a competitive ski racer in the latest Weekend Reads.

How to See the Hidden Risks of ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to fulfill client objectives, but they also create a handful of opportunities to miss the mark. So advisers need to be vigilant. 

Active vs. Passive vs. Amazon et al.

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.

Weekend Reads: Study the Exceptions

'Pataphysics is the hard-to-describe study of exceptions, and investment professionals are well served spending some time with it. Sloane Ortel explains.



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