Practical analysis for investment professionals

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 and a co-author (with Jason Voss, CFA) of CFA Institute's Investment Idea Generation Guide.

Author's Posts
Three Charts That Will Rekindle Your Interest in Financial Market History

So what are you missing if — like many people — you've been ignoring financial history? Here are three things that may awaken your interest.

An Insider’s View of the Scottish Secession Vote (Podcast)

The Scottish succession vote seems to be emotionally driven, not fact driven.

The Apple Watch: Towards a New Era in Human-Computer Interaction

The Apple Watch might signal more than you think — the rise of human technology.

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.

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