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, a co-author (with Jason Voss, CFA) of CFA Institute's Investment Idea Generation Guide, and a frequent interviewer of leading industry figures.
Across the globe, it has been a summer of storms, both real and figurative. Good luck tuning out the thunder. But Will Ortel has a suggestion for this weekend — a long one in the United States: Spend some time on the slower-moving tempests.
Can luck be multiplied through language? Picking a name for your firm that is both pronounceable and memorable would seem to play some role in the overall success of your effort. After all, you are unlikely to be the only game in town.
Will Ortel provides some insight from India and curates other selections on the importance of words, the slippery slope of non-GAAP earnings numbers, how to determine poverty and unemployment, and much more, in this week's edition of Weekend Reads.
Labels like "emerging" and "frontier" market are not sociological in the least. Applied by the FTSE and MSCI on behalf of global investors, they concern only the investability of a market. But how can we break down such broad terms? To find out, we polled readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief to see what they thought most distinguishes an emerging from a frontier market.
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Invesco has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for fixed-income exchange-traded funds investing in bonds with maturation dates of 2026 and 2028. The Invesco BulletShares 2026 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF and the Invesco BulletShares 2028 Corporate Bond ETF would link to indexes managed by Nasdaq and would trade on NYSE Arca. ETF (24 May.)
Disagreement about what kind of customs arrangement the UK wants after Brexit might leave an extension of the existing customs union with the EU as "the only viable option," a House of Commons committee says. The UK government has suggested two alternatives to a customs union extension, but its taxing authority says there isn't enough time to implement either by the end of the transition period in 2020. Politico (24 May.)
The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose rules authorizing broker-dealers to make public research on exchange-traded funds, mutual funds and closed-end funds. The proposal would implement a law Congress passed last year. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (24 May.)
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