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Global Economy: My Top Five Articles from 2012

Ron Rimkus, CFA, rounds up his favorite articles on the global economy from 2012.

Top Five Articles from November: The Fiscal Cliff, Another Lost Decade for Stocks, OTC Derivatives

Top posts from last month included an assessment of the impact of the fiscal cliff, an analysis of what the Shiller P/E for the S&P 500 augurs for US stocks, and an overview of how Dodd-Frank will affect OTC derivatives in foreign markets.

Top Five Articles from October: Elections and Equities, Alternatives to the Risk-Free Rate

Top posts from last month included a roundup of research on how US presidential elections affect the markets, some suggestions for alternatives to the risk-free rate, and a look at the future of bond markets.

Top 5 Articles from September: Buffett’s Alpha, Damodaran on Growth Investing

Top posts from last month included an analysis of Warren Buffett's winning strategy, an explanation of the relationship between the current account deficit and QE3, and an overview of Aswath Damodaran's recent examination of value investing.

Just Released: CFA Institute Magazine (September/October 2012)

Has the world entered an era in which the rules governing financial accounts and capital movement will be routinely changed with the stroke of a pen? The international consensus against capital controls appears to be crumbling.

Top 5 Articles from August

Topping the list of the most popular articles from the past month is another entry in our series on lie detection for investment professionals. Other top performers include articles on counterfactual thinking and the Manchester United IPO.

Top 5 Articles from July

Top posts from last month included articles on lie detection skills, the Libor scandal, and the economics of Obamacare.

Top Five Articles from June

Top posts from last month included articles on negative nominal yields, why managers “talk their book,” and lessons that prestige brands can teach private wealth managers.

Top Five Articles from May

Top posts from last month included articles on JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss, recent 13F filings, and the opportunities in frontier markets.

Just Released: CFA Magazine (May/June 2012)

Will a currency war lead to a collapse of investor confidence? This issue's cover story examines the possible outcomes.

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