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How will the coronavirus epidemic affect global markets? How should investment managers respond to the fast-shifting landscape? These and other related questions are explored in depth by Enterprising Investor contributors.

For more coronavirus-related content, visit the Coronavirus and Market Volatility hub at CFA Institute.

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The Weakening US Consumer

The United States is a consumption-driven economy. But over the last half century, the US consumer has been weakening in the face of social and economic pressures.

Markets in Chaos: A Return to the Gold Standard?

The grand monetary experiment of the last decade and a half has undermined the global financial system and necessitates a radical solution.

Global Supply Chain Transformation: Uncertainty and Opportunity

Nearly two years into the global supply chain restructuring process, the economic data are revealing the consequences.

Beyond Duration and Convexity: Eight Ways to Bond with Clients

Successful adviser-client relationships are built on more than just investment advice.

Will They, or Won’t They? The Risk of Betting on the Fed

Recent market volatility has been driven by speculation about what the Fed will do next.

Have Central Bank Interventions Repriced Corporate Credit? Part 1

Have the Fed's and ECB's purchases of corporate bonds permanently altered the pricing of corporate credit risk?

Strong or Volcker? The Fed and Global Financial Stability

The impact of Fed policy on the global financial system is yet another feature of the COVID-19 pandemic that caught investors off guard.

How to Talk to Clients about Inflation

Clients have concerns about inflation. Here are a few tips to approach these conversations.