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In Practice Summary: Reassessing the Drivers of Commodity Futures Returns

What is the effect on portfolio returns when the commodity futures market as a whole is in backwardation or contango during recessions and during unexpected inflation?

Cryptocurrencies: What Is Blockchain?

What is blockchain technology? How does it work? And how does it generate economic value?

Manager Selection and Due Diligence in Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies (ALIS)

How are artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and big data transforming manager selection and due diligence processes? Michael Oliver Weinberg, CFA, shares his take in an interview with Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM.

Growing Trends in Private Equity: Secondary Market Investing

What does the private equity secondary market look like these days? Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, interviews Brett Hickey of Star Mountain Capital for his take.

Top Five Articles from April: Portfolio Concentration, Cryptocurrencies, Quantamental

An analysis of portfolio concentration and a primer on cryptocurrencies are among the leading posts from Enterprising Investor last month.

Cryptocurrencies: The Rise of Decentralized Money

As financial technology, cryptocurrencies have the capacity to fundamentally change the global economic landscape, writes Umed Saidov, CFA.

It’s Getting Hot Out There: Investors Need to Pay Attention

As someone who worked directly with climate change data, Joachim Klement, CFA, can assure you: Climate change is real, and investors need to take it into account.

In Practice Summary: Optimizing Exposure to Precious Metals through a Fund

What is the best way to hold more traditional stores of value, such as gold? Mark Harrison, CFA, and Keyur Patel explore the question in the latest edition of the In Practice series.

Where Are Fees and Expenses Not Costs?

In the often-alternative world of alternative investing, says Preston McSwain.

All Roads Lead to China and Emerging Markets

"We are in a land of pure imagination," when it comes to US equities, says Mark Yusko. “We have been on an escalator up and will be taking an elevator down.” Investors need to look to China and other emerging markets for returns.



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