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Sloane Ortel

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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.

Author's Posts
Have You Made a Profit on Your Life?

A reminder that there are certain "laws of gravity" that apply to all investors, regardless of their sophistication or the strategy they're pursuing.

What Makes a Great Trader? An Interview with Jack Schwager

Jack Schwager discusses some of the traders featured in his book, The Little Book of Market Wizards.

This 209 Year Old Graph Will Teach You A Lot About Global Growth

It's easy to forget that people have been studying global growth for a long time. This 209 year old chart will help you develop intuition about the path it's taken.

Special Report: How Doing What Is Right Helped Build the Indian Financial System

Part two of the interview with Pradip Shah, regarding the creation of CRISIL.

Special Report: Building an India Resistant to Currency Shocks and Inflation

In part one of a two-part interview with Pradip Shah, the founding managing director of Crisil, Chairman at IndAsia Fund Advisors, and a board member at several India-based companies, we discuss how India has recovered from currency shocks, how it might recover further, and the progress of various initiatives that have been undertaken to mitigate the impact of those factors on India's vast population living in poverty.

Special Report: Is Corporate India Healthy?

As we continue our special coverage of India, it becomes important to ask the obvious: How are Indian companies doing?

India’s Importance Abroad: The Rise of the Indian Diaspora

Anita Raghavan discusses her book The Billionaire's Apprentice.

Special Report: What is India, and what is its Future?

Sunil Singhania, CFA, speaks on India's importance.

Meet The Hedge Fund Manager Who Asks: Why Are You Not Indexing?

Do you really think that you are good enough to beat the market? If not, Lars Kroijer explains how you can invest simply in low-cost alternatives. It's easier, cheaper, and for many investors, likely to produce better results.

What is Good Research? Our Interview With Tom Brakke, CFA

Tom Brakke, CFA, states that good research, good due diligence in general, means looking for differential information and approaching the problem in different ways.

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